Steingeita drilling approved

This article originates from the news archive of Det norske.

10. February 2012

 Det norske has been given the go-ahead by the Norwegian authorities to drill the Steingeita prospect, in production license 460. Det norske was awarded the license in the 2007 Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) round.




Drilling is expected to kick off in the second quarter, with an estimated duration of about 40 days.The well is located in the central part of the North Sea, some 175 kilometers west of Bergen and about 31 kilometers north of Heimdal. The water depth is 102 meters.

Steingeita is located about six kilometers north of Storklakken, in which Det norske has previously made an oil discovery.

Det norske has a 100 percent interest in production license 460.

The illustration shows PL 460’s location in the North Sea. You can see all of Det norskes licenses in our License Map.

Also see: Discovery in the Frøy area, Storklakken prospect.