Storklakken delayed

This article originates from the news archive of Det norske.

20. January 2010

Aker Barents commenced drilling operations for Det norske oljeselskap ASA on well 25/1-11 Storklakken in PL 460 on 31.December.

The aim of these operations is to discover oil that can be tied back to a future Aker Barentsinstallation on the Frøy field, and thus improve Frøy project economics.

The rig has now completed the top section of the well and will go to shore too assemble six hydraulic cylinders that during Christmas was dismantled and sent for repair.

According to the rig contract, Det norske will not pay rig dayrates during this repair.

As a result of the yard-stay, Det norske expects that the Storklakken well will be completed in mid March, compared to early February.

About Det norske:
Det norske oljeselskap ASA has after the merger with Aker Exploration interests in a total of 81 licenses, with 36 operatorships. Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf both considering number of operatotships and exploration activity. I 2009 the company operated nine exploration wells, and the high activiy will continue in 2010. Det norske runs its activities in a safe and responsible manner in close cooperation with the authorities.

Det norske currently employs a staff of 176. The company`s registered office is located in Trondheim. The company also has offices in Oslo, Harstad, and Stavanger.