The Ivar Aasen field is Det norske’s first major development project as operator. On 21 May 2013, the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) was approved by the Storting.
During 2013, Det norske has awarded several of the Ivar Aasen development contracts. First oil from Ivar Aasen is expected late 2016.
In december 2012 Statoil, as operator for the Gina Krog field development, submitted the PDO to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. The Gina Krog resources extend into PL 029B, where Det norske is a partner. Det norske has a 3.3 percent share in Gina Krog. First oil from Gina Krog is scheduled for first quarter 2017.