Temporary shut-down

Stavanger, 1 September 2009: Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco - OSE:NOR), Reference is made to the press release by the operator Dong Energy regarding temporary shutdown of the production from the Siri Platform, http://www.dongenergy.com/DA/Presse/pressemeddelelser/Pages/details.aspx?cisionid=444214

Further investigation and analysis over the next couple of days will provide more information and timing for restart of the Siri production.
Einar Gjelsvik, Vice President Strategy & Investor Relations (+47 992 83 856)

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