Tullow has gas production assets, ongoing developments and exploration acreage in the UK and the Netherlands. Tullow’s experience in the Southern North Sea provides a strong platform for expansion in this region. Tullow has qualified as an operator in Norway as a first step in expanding the Group's activities in the North Atlantic which was followed in December 2012 by the acquisition of Norway's Spring Energy. Tullow also has an exploration licence in Greenland where seismic commitments were met during the summer in 2012. In December 2012, Tullow announced that it intends to sell its gas assets in the UK and Netherlands.
In South America, Tullow has significant exploration acreage in French Guiana, Suriname and Uruguay where the Group is attempting to replicate the success of the West African Jubilee play across the Atlantic. The first test of this was the Zaedyus-1 well in French Guiana which successfully discovered oil in September 2011.
The Group also produces from the Bangora field in Bangladesh and has an exploration portfolio in Pakistan. In March 2012, Tullow took the decision to commence a process to sell these Asian assets in order to focus on its core African and Atlantic Margin strategy.