The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is a flexible expertise organisation. This is an alternative to more traditional hierarchal public administration.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is a fluid organisation. There are no sections or departments in the NPD, but about 80 teams with designated mandates and the teams are delegated authority for products, processes and quality.

Management functions rotate, and work communities are established and discontinued. There are about 220 employees joining and leaving teams; and they largely control how to distribute their time in the different teams themselves.

The director general and four directors constitute the NPD’s strategic management group and twelve assistant directors make up the NPD’s operative management.

Our organisation is split into four main areas:

  • Exploration
  • Development and operations
  • Analysis and framework
  • Data management and organisation

Our values

We have four values we utilise in our daily work and want to live up to:

  • Open
  • Engaged
  • Responsible
  • Stand together

Our values form the basis for our culture. They reflect what we can expect of each other and how we work and act.

Our values build on the value foundation of the government’s employer policy: Government administration shall promote democracy and legal safeguards, and stand for professional integrity and effectiveness.


Contact person:
Heidi Ersland Pedersen, tel. +47 51 87 62 81