From print to digital

A fixture on many desks in and around the Norwegian oil industry is no more. The paper edition of Facts has been replaced by the www.norskpetroleum. no website.

The content has been reorganised on the new website to tie descriptions and facts more closely together. Articles and facts are illustrated with photos, graphics and maps.

All information is accessible from any digital platform, and the content can be downloaded, printed out and shared by mail or on social media.

Links to more detailed information are provided for each topic. As with Oil Facts, part of the factual information will be synchronised on a daily basis with the NPD’s fact bases.

The new site is intended for a broad audience, and accordingly represents a supplement to the NPD’s own fact pages and maps. These are aimed to a greater extent at professional users.

Provided in both Norwegian and English versions, www.norskpetroleum. no contains information on such aspects as:

  • the significance of the petroleum sector for the Norwegian economy
  • a description of current activities on the NCS
  • organisation of the petroleum sector
  • regulatory parameters throughout the industry life cycle, from opening new exploration acreage to field cessation
  • facts about fields, discoveries, companies, exploration activities, production and the resource base on the NCS
  • emissions/discharges, measures to reduce them and oil spill response
  • the supplies industry and the commitment to research and technology
  • explanations of terminology and an energy calculator.


Oil Facts

Oil Facts

The iPhone app from the NPD and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is available in an updated version. This can be accessed in the App Store by searching for Oil Facts. The app is also available for Android and Windows phones.


Norwegian Continental Shelf no.2-2015

Main page - Contents
Bente Nyland on the NCS: Glass is half-full
The interview: Petroleum minister calls on companies to invest
Thinking outside the box made Maria’s development possible
Special report: 50 years
Norway’s offshores sector safer than before
Safety carries a cost
Seeking to cut documentation
Eldar Myhre and son Aslak discuss what oil has done with Norway
NPD profile: Diskos database crucial for exploration success
Making huge volumes of offshore data available
Adding up to acclaim
Rockshot: Tight formations
Geology: Many benefits for society