Northern Petroleum: French Guiana GM-ES-5 well spudded

8/13/2013

Northern Petroleum: French Guiana GM-ES-5 well spudded

BY IAN WALKER

LONDON -- Northern Petroleum, a full cycle oil and gas company, said GM-ES-5, the final well of the current four well drilling program in the Guyane Maritime Permit offshore French Guiana, has been spudded by Royal Dutch Shell as operator on August 10, 2013.

Northern, through holding 50% of Northpet Investments, owns a net 1.25% interest in the offshore exploration license `Guyane Maritime'.

Northern is in partnership with Shell operator, holding 45%; Total 25%; Tullow Oil 27.5%; and Wessex Exploration also holding 1.25% through owning the remaining 50% interest in Northpet Investment.

Dow Jones Newswires

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