Drilling operations at the Ragnarrock field in Production License 265 started February 22nd 2009. The well 16/2-5 is in proximity to the recent discoveries at the Ragnarrock field in the wells 16/2-3 and -4. The drilling operation is carried out wih the jack-up West Epsilon. StatoilHydro is operator and Det norske holds a 20 percent interest in the license. The result of the drilling will be anounced by NPD.
About Det norske (DETNOR`):
Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with 27 operatorship and interests in a total of 47 licenses (before the APA 2008). 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 and the headquarter operations is divided between Trondheim and Oslo. The company also has offices in Harstad and Stavanger.