Northern Petroleum Plc is a United Kingdom-based oil and gas exploration company. It is engaged in exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets. Its activities are mainly in Netherlands, Italy, United Kingdom and Guyane. The Company has over 50 licenses and application for licenses. They cover two producing oil fields, six producing gas fields and a number of exploration projects. As of December 31, 2011, the Company�s Netherlands operations had six gas fields in production, one offshore production license and nine onshore exploration and production licenses. As of December 31, 2011, Italy had operations in four onshore permits, 20 offshore applications, 1onshore applications and nine offshore permits. In October 2013, Vermilion Energy Inc, through its wholly owned subsidiary acquired Northern Petroleum Nederland B.V.