Det norske has as operator commenced drilling of the Struten prospect. This is the first of a number of operations in the Norwegian Sea.
The drilling of of exploration well 6507/3-6 in production license 383, started 23 May 2009. The result of the operation can be expected in July.
The main target of the exploration well is to detect hydrocarbons in the so called Fangst and Båt reservoirs. The vertical well will be drilled to the Åre-formation of early Jurassic age.
The drilling operation is carried out with semi submersible drilling rig Bredford Dolphin. The drilling rig is owned by Fred Olsen ASA and is being operated by Dolphin AS.
Det norske is operator holds a 55 percent interest in the license. The result of the drilling will be announced by NPD.
Licesees in production license 383:
Det norske oljeselskap ASA (operatør): 55 percent
VGN AG: 30 percent
Concedo ASA: 15 percent
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.