Norse Energy has formed a partnership with Stryker Energy for its 2010 Herkimer drilling program.

Stryker has reviewed Norse’s new 3D seismic data that provides full subsurface illumination of Herkimer prospects.

Stryker provides further validation of the Herkimer play in central New York state from a long term Appalachian Basin oil and gas operator.

Norse and Stryker have explored and developed other central New York properties under previous joint venture agreements.

Stryker will be a 50% working interest partner in the 2010 drilling program, and funding has been received from Stryker for the first three wells.