Development and operations

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) helps ensure that relevant solutions are studied, and that sufficient consideration is given to future resource potential in connection with new developments and modifications. The NPD is also a driving force for efficient operation of the fields, and takes an active, high-profile role in prioritised production licences.

The first oil from the Barents Sea

Goliat is the first oil discovery to be developed in the Barents Sea. The operator Eni Norge is scheduled to start operations on the field in 2015, and the field is expected to produce for at least...

Plans and processes for PDOs and PIOs

Before the licensees can develop a discovery, the authorities must approve a plan for development and operation of the petroleum deposit (PDO).

Metering for billions

All petroleum which is produced and exported from the Norwegian continental shelf is metered in connection with purchase, sales, allocation and calculation of taxes.

Taking its time

An Esso gas discovery was made by the Drillmaster rig with well 15/6-2R in 1974. Thirty-five years later, the licensees are considering whether Dagny is ready to be developed.

Monthly production figures