Drilling on Lupin has started

Stavanger, 11. March 2013: Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) is pleased to announce that the drilling of exploration well 16/8-3 S on the Lupin prospect in licence PL360 in the Norwegian North Sea has started.

The well is being drilled using the drilling rig Songa Trym.

Noreco has a 15 percent interest in licence PL360, which is operated by Statoil.


Kjetil Bakken, Investor Relations Manager ( +47 91 889 889) 

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section of 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act


About Norwegian Energy Company ASA

Noreco is an independent Norwegian oil company. The company’s focus is to explore, develop and produce oil and gas in the North Sea region. Since incorporation in 2005, the company has grown through license rounds, successful exploration and acquisitions. Noreco operates in Norway, Denmark and United Kingdom, and employs around 70 oil and gas professionals. Noreco is listed on the Oslo Børs (ticker NOR).

For further information, please visit: www.noreco.com

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Noreco is a publicly owned company with focus on the oil, gas and offshore industry. The company's shares are listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker NOR). For further information, please visit: www.noreco.com.