In 2015, the petroleum activities generated 13.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is an increase of 400,000 tonnes (3 per cent) compared with the previous year.
Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 035, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 30/11-12 S and appraisal well 30/11-12 A.
Det norske oljeselskap AS, operator of production licence 001 B, has concluded the drilling of appraisal wells 16/1-26 S and 16/1-26 A.
In the autumn of 2015, the NPD had seven shallow wells drilled in the northeastern Barents Sea.