In 2011, LUKOIL became the first Russian company to receive the qualification admission to work on the continental shelf of Norway, in his capacity as operator. In 2012, the company was established in Oslo, and in 2013 a 22-ND license round, conducted by the Ministry of petroleum and energy of Norway, LUKOIL has become party to the joint ventures on two licensed sites in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea-PL and PL 719 708.
Currently LUKOIL participates in round 23 of the offshore areas of South-Eastern part of the Barents Sea. Licenses will be available on 57 blocks in previously unexplored areas, while 3 are block in the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea is 54. Many are open to licensing units are in the so-called former "grey zone" Barents Sea-territory where Norway and Russia had previously led to the dispute. This will be the first since 1994 the new territory, which Norway opened for exploration. LUKOIL as part of this round applied for multiple licenses. In round 23, the company is interested in getting operators in awarded licenses. Announcing the winners of the round will be held until June 2016 onwards.