- Oil company Serica Energy confirmed that British authorities had awarded the company a new licence covering four blocks in the UK North Sea.

Serica had been offered a 100% operated interest in all four blocks it applied for, namely 3/25b, 3/30, 4/26 and 9/5a, by the Oil and Gas Authroity.

The blocks are in the vicinity of the Bruce area and there were no drilling commitments associated with the offer.

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