News and press releases

Press conference – The shelf in 2016

12.01.2017 (Norwegian only)   Time: Thursday 12 January at 10:00 a.m. Place: The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Stavanger (meeting room Valhall) The press conference will be webcast live. We have a limited...

The Shelf in 2016: Prepared for the future

12.01.2017 Oil and gas production on the Norwegian shelf is high. The adjustment process has been extensive, but the cost reductions implemented by the industry will lay the foundation for profitable activity...

Oil discovery east of the Frigg field in the North Sea - 25/2-18 S, 25/2-18 A, 25/2-18 B and 25/2-18 C

23.12.2016 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 442, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 25/2-18 S and appraisal wells 25/2-18 A, 25/2-18 B and 25/2-18 C.

Drilling permit for wellbore 7318/12-1 in production licence 716

22.12.2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ENI Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7318/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Drilling permit for well 16/2-22 S in production licence 265

21.12.2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-22 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Production figures November 2016

21.12.2016 Preliminary production figures for November 2016 show an average daily production of 2 153 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 37 000 barrels per day (approx. 2 percent)...

New issue of the magazine

19.12.2016 Expanding oil activities in the far north mean that Svalbard is playing an increasingly important role in understanding the regional geology.

Drilling permit for wellbore 7120/1-5 in production licence 492

16.12.2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7120/1-5, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.