The Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of Dvalin gas field, previously known as Zidane, discovered in 2010, was submitted to the Authorities in October 2016. First gas is expected in 2020.
Edison (20%) is one of the partners of the license together with Maersk Oil Norway AS (20%), OMV Norge (20%) and The Operator DEA Norge AS (40%).
The field is located in Production Licence (PL) 435, approximately 15 kilometres northwest of the Heidrun field and 35 kilometres south of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea. The licence was awarded in the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2006.
The first major gas discovery was reported in September 2010, when the first exploration well was drilled on the Dvalin field. A gas-bearing reservoir with a thickness of 150 metres was encountered in the Fangst formation (Dvalin East). A second gas-bearing reservoir with a thickness of 140 metres was discovered in 2012 with a second exploration well (Dvalin West).