Confirms discovery at Fulla

This article originates from the news archive of Det norske.

18. May 2009

Det norske confirm a discovery at the Fulla prospect (well 30/11-7A) in licenses 362 and 035B.

Det norske oljeselskap ASA (DETNOR) refers to message from Dana Petroleum to the London Stock Exchange.

Det norske hold identical shares in the two licenses with 15 percent. StatoilHydro is operator for the licenses.

Det norske will give no further comments before the results will be released by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

About Det norske (DETNOR`):
Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with 28 operatorship and interests in a total of 50 licenses. Det norske is the operator of the Frøy Field development and will also operate eight to nine exploration wells in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea during 2009. Det norske’s scope of activities is limited to the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Det norske currently employs a staff of more than 130 and the strong growth rate continues. The company`s registered office is located in Trondheim and the headquarter operations is divided between Oslo and Trondheim. The company also has offices in Harstad, and Stavanger.