News and press releases

Delineation of the 7324/8-1 (Wisting) oil discovery in the Barents Sea – 7324/8-3

18.09.2017 OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 537, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 7324/8-3 on oil discovery 7324/8-1 (Wisting) in the Barents Sea.

Course for the industry – what does the NPD do?

15.09.2017 This autumn, the NPD will organise a one-day course for the oil companies on the NPD’s responsibilities and roles. The course will be held in Norwegian on 14 November and in English on 15 November.

New version of SMIL – the online portal for production licences and authorities

15.09.2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has launched a new and extended version of the SMIL portal.

Dry well north of the Statfjord field in the North Sea – 33/9-22 S

15.09.2017 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 881, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 33/9-22 S. The well is dry.

Production figures August 2017

15.09.2017 Preliminary production figures for August 2017 show an average daily production of 1 918 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 41 000 barrels per day compared to July.

Opening of the southeastern Barents Sea is based on correct figures

13.09.2017 There has been significant attention devoted to the underlying figures for opening the southeastern Barents Sea for petroleum activities.

Updated guidelines for annual status reports for producing fields

07.09.2017 The Guidelines for Annual Status Reports (ASRs) have now been updated. While significant changes were made in the autumn of 2016, only minor adjustments have been made for 2017.

New exploration director

01.09.2017 Torgeir Stordal has been hired as the exploration director in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. He will start today, 1 September.