Open data

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has large amounts of public data about petroleum activities on the Norwegian continental shelf. Here is an overview of what we offer. The data is updated once a day.


FactPages  - Downloadable in XLS (Excel), XML and CSV formats.

FactMaps - Factmaps shows geographical information and is closely integrated with the Factpages.


Name Type and format GetCapabilities
Factmaps ED50-UTM-32 Esri REST, JSON/SOAP/WMS  
Themes Overview of other themes, ie. Areastatus, CO2, etc.  


NPD data can also be accessed from the data hotel (in the formats CSV, JSONP, JSON, YAML, XML) and The content on these sites is retrieved from the NPD.


Theme Description Format
All ESRI filegeodatabase for all datasets. FGDB

AFEX Area Fee Exempt, all. One record per AFEX. Only current objects have geometry. Shape CSV
AFEX Area Fee Exempt, all. All periodes. All affected blocks and licences. Shape CSV
Licence Current production licence areas, “active” with overall geometry, “inactive” without geometry.
Overall geometry means a dissolved polygon including both stratigraphical and non- stratigraphical areas.
Shape CSV
Licence Complete area history split by block. “Active” licence areas can be found by querying “dtValTo” = NULL Shape CSV
Licencing APA Updated APA (Awards in predefined areas) gross areas. Shape CSV
Licencing APA APA (Awards in predefined areas) net areas. Shape CSV 
Wellbore Exploration, development and shallow wellbores. Shape CSV
Wellbore Fontfile for presentation. TTF  
BAA Business arrangement areas. Shape CSV
BAA Business arrangement areas. Complete history for each area split by block. Shape CSV
Field Field outlines. Shape CSV
Discovery Discovery outlines - including field outlines. Shape CSV 
Facility Fixed facilities, floating production facilities and main facilities onshore. Shape CSV 
Survey Areas with planned survey after 1.1. 2009. The dataset contains both gross (included turn area for the boat) and net (acquisition area) for seismic, electromagnetic, site and basement surveys. Shape CSV
TUF Main piplelines. The dataset contains not infield pipelines. Shape CSV 
Block All blocks on the Norwegian continental shelf. Shape CSV
Quadrant All quadrants on the Norwegian continental shelf. Shape CSV
Sub area All sub-areas on the Norwegian continental shelf. Shape CSV

CSV-files includes geometry in WKT-format.

Other datasets

Theme Description Format
CO2 CO2-surfaces used in the CO2-atlas zipped zmap-files
Seabedminerals Surveylocations and areas for seabed minerals up to and including 2020 Shape
Plays NPD Play outlines Shape
Structural elements This dataset contains the main structural elements of the Norwegian shelf and adjacent areas. The data is compiled by the NPD and is based on the officially approved structural elements. Shape



Positional data accuracy is, unless otherwise stated, within approx. +- 0-300m. NPD is not responsible for accuracy on data reported by third parties. Content shall not be used for navigational purposes.



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Updated: 12/10/2021


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