BG Norge AS, operator of production licence 522, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6604/2-1.
The well encountered a water-bearing reservoir interval with properties inside the pre-drill range. This is the first exploration well in production licence 522 which was awarded in the 20th Licencing Round.
Det norske holds 10 percent in the licence after it recently divested 10 percent to Centrica Resources Norge under a cost carry agreement. Semi submersible drilling unit Aker Barents will after completion of drilling operations mobilise to the Tampen area in the Norwegian North Sea.
About Det norske:
Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf both considering number of operatorships, exploration- and drilling activity. The aggressive exploration program is the largest an independent Norwegian company has ever conducted on the NCS. Det norske runs its activities in a safe and responsible manner in close cooperation with the authorities. Det norske will in 2011 participate in over 10 drilling operations as partner or as operator.
Det norske currently employs a staff of around 200. 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).