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19 April 2010

The Marulk PDO submitted to the MPE

PRESS RELEASE: On behalf of Production License 122, Eni Norge has today 19 April delivered the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of the Marulk field to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE).

This is an important milestone for Eni Norge since Marulk will be the first Eni Norge operated field to come on stream on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

The total investment of the project is 4 Billion NOK. The planned production start-up of the Marulk field is second quarter of 2012.

Marulk will utilise existing infrastructure and thereby contribute to increased production via the Norne FPSO, providing good resource management and maintaining the investment level on the NCS.

Procurement activities have already been started for critical long lead items, and remaining contracts will be awarded in consecutive order during 2010.

Eni Norge AS is the operator of Marulk with 20% ownership share, while Statoil ASA and DONG E&P Norge AS have 50% and 30% ownership shares respectively.

Marulk is a typical satellite development, tied back to the floating production, storage and offloading facility on Norne (Norne FPSO). The field is located in the Norwegian Sea approximately 30 kilometres southwest of the Norne field at a water depth of 365m. Marulk is a gas/condensate field, where production will be from two wells. Recoverable reserves are estimated to be 73 Mboe.

As operator Eni Norge has the overall responsibility for the Marulk project activities. Statoil will on behalf of the Operator carry out the Marulk development subsea work from and including the subsea template, ready for wellhead system installation, to the tie-in point at the Norne FPSO.

Eni Norge is part of Eni S.p.A, an integrated energy company with activities in more then 70 countries.

Contact person in Eni Norge AS:
Andreas Wulff
Communication Manager
Phone: +47 52 87 49 68
Mobile: + 47 926 16 759
andreas.wulff@eninorge.com