Det norske found hydrocarbons in core samples from its Langlitinden prospect in the Barents Sea. “Drilling operations are ongoing and final results are not yet available”, the company said in a press release.
Langlitinden is one of three licenses Det norske holds in the Barents Sea, and the first ever to be developed by the company as operator. Drilling startet on January 14.
The prospect is located some 165 kilometers northwest of Hammerfest, which serves as the helicopter and supply base during the operation.The Langlitinden prospect lies in the Kobbe formation on the Bjarmeland platform. Seismic data have indicated several large channels in Kobbe that might possibly also function as stratigraphic traps.
Det norske is operator in the production license with a 30 percent stake in the project. Other major stakes holders are Norwegian Petoro (30 percent) and Swedish Lundin (20 percent).
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
Norwegian business leaders and academics interviewed by Yle’s Swedish-language news service say they are disappointed in the overall level of Swedish language skills among its job applicants from Finland.