Statoil Petroleum has received the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s permit to drill an appraisal well on Aldous Major South. The well will be drilled with the drilling facility Transocean Leader, after termination of the exploration well 16/2-9 S, on Aldous North.
The high-impact discovery on Aldous Major South, in the wellbore 16/2-8, was published in August this year. Aldous is located in production license 265, Johan Sverdrup, in the North Sea.
StatoilHydro Petroleum AS is the operator with a 40 percent share. Det norske oljeselskap ASA owns 20 percent and the other stakeholders are Petoro with 30 percent and Lundin Norway AS with 10 percent.
Det norske oljeselskap ASA (DETNOR) specialize in extracting petroleum resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). We are an ambitious company with significant exploration activity. Recently we have taken part in some major discoveries, Aldous being the single most important. We now face several development projects, among them Jette as operator, and Draupne.
Det norske has its headquarter located in Trondheim, and offices in Oslo and Harstad. As of today we are more than 160 employees. Det norske is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker “DETNOR”.