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 licences and application for licences. 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 licence and nine onshore exploration and production licences. As of December 31, 2011, Italy had operations in four onshore permits, 20 offshore applications, 1onshore applications and nine offshore permits. As of December 31, 2011, its United Kingdom�s had nine exploration and production licences and two producing oil fields.