Equinor sells majority stake in US oil field to Shell

Shell acquires a 51% stake in the North Platte oil field from Equinor, which retains the remaining equity.

Photo: Bo B Randulff - Even Kleppa / Equinor ASA

A new name and a new operator. The North Platte field in the US will now be known as the Sparta field, and Shell takes over operatorship from Equinor, the Norwegian oil giant announces in a press release.

The Sparta field stretches over four blocks in the Garden Banks area located 275 km off the coast of Louisiana at a depth of 1,300 meters.

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