Northern Petroleum said Shell Italia E&P S.p.A has initiated a local engagement programme in relation to the Cascina Alberto permit, onshore northern Italy.
The programme was being undertaken in advance of the submission of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) necessary to conduct a geophysical survey.
The programme included up to 200 meetings with local authorities, communities and stakeholders to gather information and opinion to assist with the EIA submission.
Field work for the seismic survey was expected to begin in 2018 following approval of the EIA.
Northern Petroleum owned a 20% non-operated working interest and was carried for the seismic acquisition up to a gross cost of $4m.
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