Drilling will start in mid-2019 and is estimated to last 340 days. The $68-million contract includes options for additional wells.
Dvalin is the first operated field development project for DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG in Norway. DEA Norge is operator of license PL435 with a 55% share. Partners are Petoro (35%) and Edison (10%).
The Dvalin field is in PL435, blocks 6507/7/9 and 6507/8 in the Norwegian Sea, about 15 km (9.3 mi) northwest of Heidrun and 290 km (180 mi) from Nyhamna in mid-Norway. Recoverable resources are 18.2 bcm of natural gas. First production is scheduled for 2020.