(här`stä), town (1995 pop. 22,951), Troms co., NW Norway, on Hinnøya, the largest island of Norway. It is a fishing center and a bunkering place for coastal steamers and trawlers. Nearby is the fortified church of Trondenes (13th cent.).
Samson Oil & Gas Limited (AMEX: SSN)(ASX: SSN) announced today that the Leonard #1-23H well being drilled in the North Harstad Oil Field spudded on Sunday, October 12th, has set surface casing at a depth of 2,270 feet, and is preparing to drill ahead.