News and press releases

Drilling permit for well 6506/9-4 S in production licence 433

16.01.2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Spirit Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6506/9-4 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Dry well northwest of 7220/11-1 (Alta) in the Barents Sea – 7219/12-3 S

12.01.2018 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 533, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 7219/12-3 S.

The Shelf 2017 - High activity on the shelf

11.01.2018 Never before has so much gas been sold from the Norwegian shelf as was the case in 2017. Oil production was down slightly; nevertheless, overall production rose for the fourth straight year.

Press conference – The shelf in 2017

09.01.2018 On 11 January, Director General Bente Nyland will present exploration and production results for 2017, as well as investment and production forecasts for the next five years.

Successful seismic acquisition on Gardarbank High

09.01.2018 During the autumn of 2017, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has acquired about 4,500 kilometres of 2D seismic on the Gardarbank High, east/northeast of Bjørnøya and south of Hopen.

Drilling permit for well 16/4-11 in production licence 359

05.01.2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/4-11, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Dry well near the Gina Krog field in the North Sea – 15/6-14 S

04.01.2018 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 029 C, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-14 S.

Comprehensive Snorre plan submitted

21.12.2017 On Thursday, the authorities received an amended Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Snorre expansion project.