Ardent Oil was founded in April 2013 as a privately financed oil & gas exploration company based in London and we hold exploration licences in the UK and Danish sectors of the North Sea. We are a sub-surface company specialising in geology and geophysics for 'conventional' hydrocarbon exploration. The company has no interests in shale or 'unconventional' exploration licences.

The technical team at Ardent Oil have considerable experience in mapping our own hydrocarbon prospects from 2D and 3D seismic data, farming out blocks, and getting wells drilled. The wide experience of the team enables us to generate and mature initial prospects from less than optimum quality seismic and well data, considered by some as too difficult to work with.

Ardent Oil specialises in mapping oil and gas prospects and preparing them to be drill ready.

In April 2016 the company was awarded all four licences we applied for in the Denmark 7th Offshore Round. Ardent Oil is one of the most active exploration companies in Denmark. We have a comprehensive data set offshore Denmark and have acquired new PGS 3D Geostreamer broadband seismic on Licence 11/16 over our 'Jarnsaxa' prospect (see 'Licence Interests').

In March 2017 we were successful in being offered 11 blocks / part blocks in the UK 29th Offshore Round, supplementing our existing UK 28th Offshore Round awards. This gives us a wide and attractive acreage position in the UK Mid-North Sea High.

Ardent Oil is equipped and capable of taking the lead in joint ventures by acquiring new acreage or by farming-in to existing licences. We are currently focused on exploration in Northern Europe but we have wide international experience and are willing to consider opportunities further afield.


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Overall responsibility and accountability for the HSE Policy and its implementation lies with the Ardent Managing Director. Day-to-day operations will be managed by the Exploration Manager and he has the responsibility and financial authority to ensure the HSE Policy and Management System is implemented and acted on in the event of an incident or emergency during operations. [ read more ]


Ardent Oil Limited brings with it considerable technical knowledge and competence with regard to hydrocarbon exploration activities. The founding directors & senior managers each have in excess of 30 years of experience within the UK Oil industry and brief experience summaries are given below. [ read more ]


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Offshore Denmark

Licence 11/16: Jarnsaxa

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Offshore Denmark - Licence 11/16 Jarnsaxa

UK Southern North Sea

Zechstein Carbonate Licences - P2300, P2329, P2427 & P2486

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UK Southern North Sea – Zechstein Carbonate Licences - P2300, P2329, P2427 & P2486


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