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Drilling permit for well 25/1-13 in production licence 871

16.01.2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/1-13, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Minor gas/condensate discovery near the Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea – 6406/2-9 S

16.01.2019 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 199, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6406/2-9 S.

New plan will increase recovery from Gullfaks

15.01.2019 A new, amended Plan for development and operation (PDO) describes the next phase in production from limestone rocks over the Gullfaks field in the North Sea. The increased reserves are estimated at...

Record licence awards in APA 2018

15.01.2019 Today, 15 January, 33 companies have been offered ownership interests in a total of 83 production licences on the Norwegian Shelf in the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2018. This is the largest...

Award of exploitation permit for CO2 storage

15.01.2019 The authorities have granted Equinor a permit to exploit an area for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Shelf.

New edition of Norwegian Continental Shelf

14.01.2019 In an interview, Kristin Færøvik, chair of the board in the industry organisation Norwegian Oil and gas, emphasises the importance of the authorities ensuring that we also have stable framework...

The Shelf in 2018 - Barely halfway through the Norwegian oil and gas story

10.01.2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s forecasts show that, after a minor decline in 2019, oil and gas production will increase from 2020 and up to 2023. Overall production will then approach the...