ASA struck oil and natural gas reserves off the western Norway city of Bergen, reports said.
The directorate described the strike as minor though no estimate was given for the size of the find.
It said field partners may link the oil and gas reserve to existing production facilities at the nearby Fram field, also operated by Norsk Hydro.
The Norwegian government has encouraged oil companies to look for small finds near producing offshore fields to maintain the oil flows that make the Nordic country a major oil exporter. Linking new discoveries to existing platforms sharply reduces development costs.
Source: Canada East