Result for completed wells in 2012:
2011 – a fantastic year
2011 was a fantastic year, both for Det norske and the industry as a whole. A total of 50 wells were drilled on the NCS. Det norske participated in 11 wells. The company made discoveries in six out of nine exploration wells in 2011.
This year’s highlight was the discovery on Johan Sverdrup (former Aldous / Avaldsnes). Sverdrup is the third biggest discovery ever on the NCS, and one of the world’s most sizeable discoveries in recent years.
2011 also brought us some very promising discoveries in the Barents Sea. Det norske participated in the discovery at Norvarg. Collectively, all discoveries on the NCS this year constitute between 2.2 and 4.3 billion barrels of oil equivalents.
Results for completed wells 2011:
Appraisal well Aldous Major South
Aldous Major north
Aldous Major South
2010 - High activity
Det norske oljeselskap ASA was in 2010, the operator of nine wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. NPD’s overview of exploration activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf show that there were 45 exploration wells spudded in 2010, of which 40 were completed. Det norske and Statoil has drilled the most with nine exploration wells each as operator.
35 of the 45 wells have been spudded as exploration wells, while the remaining 10 are appraisal wells. 32 exploration wells have been drilled in the North Sea, 12 in the Norwegian Sea and one in the Barents Sea. In the completed wells it has been registered 16 discoveries of hydrocarbons. Ten of the discoveries made in the North and six in the Norwegian Sea.
Result for completed wells in 2011:
Det norske operated nine exploration wells in 2009, and was involved in an additional five partner operated wells. Det norske with that accounted for 18 percent of all exploration wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Result for completed wells in 2009: