Pertra Looks Upward for NCS Prospect Names

Pertra has decided to make use of mountain names from Mid-Norway when naming prospects on the Norwegian Shelf.

So far, prospects and fields on the NCS have been named after lighthouses, birds, carnivores, and not in the least after gods and characters from Norwegian folktales and Norse mythology. The operating company Pertra will now contribute with names from the Mid-Norway region as well.

There will, however, be no correlation between the size of mountains and the size of prospects/oil fields. It's a given that the mountain "Vassfjellet" ("The Water Mountain") located in the municipality of Klæbu constitutes a rather poor candidate when considering names for an oil prospect!

The new names have already been adopted for the prospects Pertra plans to drill this year: "Storskrymten" (previously "Gaupe", i.e., "Lynx") and "Grytkollen" (previously "Vand" – i.e., "Water Rat") designate two of the prospects to be drilled in PL 337 this summer. Both names originate from the Dovre mountain region. "Fongen" (previously "Midgard vest") is the new name of the prospect in PL 380 that is planned drilled toward the end of 2007. "Fongen" is a mountain located in Tydalen municipality.

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