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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.

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.

Values for the future - The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s 2017 Resource report - now also in English

25.08.2017 The significant remaining resources in discoveries and fields make it possible to create values for the Norwegian society for many decades to come, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’...

Byrding on stream

28.07.2017 The Statoil-operated Byrding field, situated to the north of the Troll field in the North Sea, started production on 15 July.

Summary – first six months of 2017

13.07.2017 The activity level on the Norwegian shelf is high. During the first six months of the year, six discoveries were made, six development plans have been approved and three new fields have started...


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