Drilling operations at the Fulla Field started 12 November. The field is operated by StatoilHydro, and Det norske has a 15 percent interest in the license. Fulla is located in licenses 035 and 362, and the drilling operations are carried out by the semi-submersible rig West Alpha.
The recoverable volumes are estimated at 63 MBOE (P50), while Det norske`s share is 11 MBOE. Oil, gas, and condensate are expected.The drilling operation is expected to last about 80 days.
The water depth on Fulla is 114 meters. The nearest installation is Heimdal, located 36 kilometers away. The well, 30/11-7, has a reservoir of late Jurassic age in the Brent formation.
About Det norske (`DETNOR`):
Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with 24 operatorships and interests in a total of 46 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. The company also has offices in Oslo, Harstad, and Stavanger.