Talisman Energy has commenced drilling operations in Production License 369 with the semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Winner. The exploration well, located east of the Troll Field, is aiming for hydrocarbons in Jurassic sandstones (Trow prospect).
Det norske estimates that Trow could hold 100 million barrels of oil equivalents, with a discovery probability of 20%.
The drilling operation is expected to take about 28 days.
Det norske holds a 20% interest in PL 369. Operator Talisman Energy holds 40%. Other licensees include Petro Canada Norge and Revus, with a 20% interest each.
About Det norske:
Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with 23 operatorships and interests in a total of 44 licenses. In 2007, the company drilled five exploration wells. Det norske`s scope of activities is limited to the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
Det norske currently employs a staff of more than 100, and the strong growth rate is expected to continue in 2008. The company`s registered office is located in Trondheim. Headquarter functions are divided between Oslo and Trondheim. The company also has offices in Harstad and Stavanger.
Det norske oljeselskap (`DETNOR`) emerged as a result of the combination between Pertra and DNO`s Norwegian operations. At the end of January 2008, the market capitalization of the company amounted to NOK 3.5 billion.