Wells

The companies that operate on the Norwegian shelf have access to extensive amounts of well data in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's (NPD's) database. The NPD's strategy is to share information so that many players can analyse and use the well data.

NPD’s core store

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) stores core samples and drill cuttings from exploration and production wells on the Norwegian shelf. In addition, the NPD has oil and reference samples for...

Guidelines for the destruction of material and information (data) which may be of importance to the management of resources

The destruction of material and information (data) which may be of importance to the management of resources is regulated in the Regulations to the Act relating to petroleum activities (the Petrole...

Sharing well data

Companies on the Norwegian shelf have access to large amounts of well data. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) helps ensure that as many parties as possible can analyse and process this data...

Established practice for well designation

All wells and wellbores drilled on the Norwegian shelf are assigned a number, and often also a popular name. 

More exploration drilling data

Since 2001, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has published an extensive database from more than 1000 exploration wells on the Norwegian shelf.

Well definitions

Source: Regulations relating to resource management in the petroleum activities (the Resource Management Regulations). Appraisal well: exploration well drilled to establish the extent and size of a...

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Contact

Per Henning Sæle, tel. +47 51 87 64 52