News and press releases

Start-up of Gina Krog

24.05.2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of production from the Gina Krog field in the North Sea.

Taking more initiative

19.05.2017 To ensure sufficient capacity to be an even better champion for developing new fields and improving recovery from producing fields, the NPD has awarded framework agreements to eleven supplier firms...

Production figures April 2017

19.05.2017 Preliminary production figures for April 2017 show an average daily production of 2 111 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an decrease of 38 000 barrels per day (approx. 2 percent)...

The Barents Sea north report is now available

16.05.2017 The report, which contains the new resource estimates for the eastern parts of the Barents Sea north, is now available online and in hard copy.

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy responsible for mineral deposits on the shelf

12.05.2017 From 1 April, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy took over management responsibility for exploration and recovery of mineral deposits on the continental shelf.

Dry well west of the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea – 6705/7-1

12.05.2017 Repsol Norge AS, operator of production licence 705, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6705/7-1.

Drilling permit for well 31/7-2 S in production licence 740

04.05.2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 31/7-2 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 31/7-2 S will be drilled fro...

Delineation of oil and gas discovery 7120/1-3 (Gohta) in the Barents Sea – 7120/1-5

03.05.2017 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 492, is about to complete the drilling of appraisal well 7120/1-5 on the oil and gas discovery 7120/1-3 (Gohta).