Shell has as operator for production license 392 commenced drilling operations on the Dalsnuten prospect.
Dalsnuten is a large gas prospect, located about 370 kilometers off Norway in the Norwegian Sea. The prospect is being drilled by semi submersible drilling rig Aker Barents at a water depth of about 1450 meters.
Det norske will have a 10% ownership interest in the license when drilling operations has been completed.
See all of Det norskes license portfolio here.
About Det norske:
Det norske oljeselskap ASA has interests in a total of 72 licenses, with 35 operatorships. Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf both considering number of operatotships and exploration activity. I 2009 the company operated nine exploration wells, and the high activity will continue in 2010. Det norske runs its activities in a safe and responsible manner in close cooperation with the authorities.
Det norske currently employs a staff of 190. The company`s registered office is located in Trondheim. The company also has offices in Oslo, Harstad, and Stavanger. Det norske is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (DETNOR).