News and press releases

Delineation of the Edvard Grieg field in the North Sea – 16/1-27

24.04.2017 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 16/1-27 on the Edvard Grieg oil field in the central part of the North Sea.

International data forum meeting at the NPD

18.04.2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is hosting an international conference on storage and use of petroleum data from 6 to 8 June. There is still time to register for those who are interested.

Drilling permit for well 7121/8-1 in production licence 849

07.04.2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7121/8-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Drilling permit for well 24/9-11 S in production licence 150 B

07.04.2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 24/9-11 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

6000 wells on the Norwegian shelf

04.04.2017 Well number 6000 was registered as completed in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's Fact Pages in late March. This was production well 31/2-Y-21 AY2H on the Troll field in the North Sea.

Start-up of the Flyndre field

31.03.2017 The Maersk-operated Flyndre field in the North Sea started production on 26 March.

Good feedback from users

31.03.2017 A user survey taken by public and private players in the petroleum sector shows that the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NDP) enjoys a high level of trust and exercises its role with confidence.

Increasing reserves on Goliat

30.03.2017 Two wells will be drilled from Goliat in the Barents Sea in order to start production from the Snadd formation. This will increase oil reserves on Goliat by 1.2 million standard cubic metres (7.5...