Documentation for operator evaluation

10.10.2006
Information to new companies - operators.

The following information should be provided by the company as input to the evaluation of the operatorship application:

(a) A description of what the applicant sees as the principal challenges of operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). A listing of current  license interests should be provided.

- What are the company's aims for the Norwegian shelf ?
- What competitive edge will the company bring to the Norwegian shelf ?

(b) Companies with no previous operator experience should explain the reasons why they are seeking an operatorship at this time.

(c) The company's Health, Safety and Environmental Framework (Management system, Policies, Organization, Planning, Monitoring Performance, Review and audit, etc)

(d) Management summary extract from the annual reports for the last three years

(e) A list of oil or gas fields worldwide which have been or are currently being operated. For each of the fields a review of the measures the company has taken to optimise recovery and a brief explanation of how these fields have performed against original expectation.

(f) The company's employment strategy. (organisational chart(s), number of employees, own staff versus consultants, outsourcing, competence requirements etc.)

(g) A description of the company's in-house capabilities in the area of G&G, reservoir, facilities management and field development technology. If these are not self-sufficient, what external resources are available to supplement these capabilities. Please indicate company policy with regard to employing new or advanced technology and company track record in introducing technology to operations.

(h) The company's policy towards the training of its technical staff, including formal internal or outside training programmes and other ways of ensuring that staff are kept up to date in their specialist subject(s).

(i) A description of the company's efforts on Innovation and Research over the past five years.