Reporting for the revised national budget 2017

According to Section 50a of the Petroleum Regulations, operators must submit data for the revised national budget (RNB).

Every autumn, all operators must report data and prognoses related to their fields, discoveries, transport and onshore facilities.



The reporting for the RNB is included in the basis for the state and national budget and the Government’s oil and environmental policy. It is therefore very important that the reporting is of high quality and that the deadlines are met, so the NPD can meet its deadlines set by the MPE.


Schedule for the RNB2017 reporting process
15 October First report from operators
28 October First feedback from NPD
3 November Second report from operators
9 November Second feedback from NPD
11 November Third report from operator


If there are significant changes to the reporting as a result of budgetary processes in the production licences’ management committees after 15 October, please contact the NPD as soon as possible to clarify whether there is a need to submit an updated reporting file.



The operators have been granted access to the following by 1 September:

  • Project list
  • Cover letter
  • Reporting file
  • General guideline for completing the file


Project list

This list will form the basis for the reporting. There is a separate process to handle this. Changes to the project list after 1 September must be clarified with the NPD.

The reporting file and guideline are located in the right column.

The reporting must comply with the NPD’s resource classification.


Reporting to Gassco

The operators’ reporting to Gassco’s shipping plan/transport plan is included in the reporting file. These data should be submitted to Gassco, in accordance with a separate order from Gassco.


Reporting format

ExcelThe data must be reported electronically in accordance with the format in the reporting file.



Vulnerable Excel file

The reporting file must be handled and filled out correctly. No changes can be made to the layout of the spreadsheet and the name of the spreadsheet cannot be changed. No links to other spreadsheets can be added in the file that is delivered to the NPD.


Only fill out white cells

Do not write or change anything in cells with a background colour. Whether or not a cell is grey depends on the choices made when filling out the form.


Only fill out white cells


Paste using "paste special values"

The original formatting of cells cannot be overwritten. You must therefore only paste in values.


Paste using “paste special values”


Naming files

The operators are asked to follow the template for naming the reporting files as indicated in column H in the project list. File names cannot contain dates or other extra information. The files must be named as in the examples shown below:

  • «Statfjord_RNB2017»
  • «Troll II_RNB2017»
  • «2_12_1_Mjølner_RNB2017»
  • «Gassled område A_RNB2017


Quality assurance of data before submission to the NPD

It is very important that the operator ensures the data is of high quality before they are sent to the NPD. If the NPD finds errors, deficiencies or anything that is unclear in the submitted reporting, the file will be returned with comments in the sheet “Tilbakemeldingsskjema” (Feedback form). The operator must then submit corrected reporting or responses to the comments.

Comment fields: Use the comment fields to explain significant changes in relation to the previous RNB reporting. What constitutes significant changes is explained in Chapter 6.1.3 of the guideline.

Consistency checks: If a consistency check is triggered, please correct the figures so that they correspond with each other, or explain why the figures are still reported.



If you have any questions regarding the reporting, please contact the following persons: 


Area Contact Telephone/
General questions Bente Jarandsen +47 918 86 241/
Transfer of data,
License to Share (L2S)
Magnar Haugvaldstad +47 51 87 60 74/
Questions regarding
the reporting file
Tom Andersen +47 51 87 62 75/