The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has large amounts of public data about petroleum activities on the Norwegian continental shelf.
This page gives an overview of avaliable services. Data is published under the Norwegian Licence for Open Government Data (NLOD). See infobox for details on licence and update routines.
Web pages with facts
|Factpages.npd.no||Downloadable in XLS (Excel), XML and CSV formats.|
|Factmaps.npd.no||Factmaps shows geographical information and is closely integrated with the Factpages.|
|Map for ongoing and planned surveys||The map shows provides a virtual "real-time" outline of ongoing and reported/planned geophysical surveys on the Norwegian continental shelf.|
|Deep Sea Surveys||The map shows completed surveys with the purpose of mapping seabed mineral deposits.|
|CO2-atlas||The CO2 storage atlas of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) has been prepared to identify safe and effective areas for long-term storage of CO2 on the NCS.|
|Name||Type and format||GetCapabilities|
|Factmaps ED50-UTM-32||Esri REST, JSON/SOAP/WMS|
|Factmaps ED50-UTM-32-OGC||OGC, WFS/WMS||WFS - WMS|
|Factmaps WGS84-UTM-32-OGC||OGC, WFS/WMS||WFS - WMS|
|Deep sea surveys||REST|
|Themes||Overview of other themes, ie. Areastatus, CO2, etc.|
|All||ESRI filegeodatabase for all datasets.||FGDB
Please note that the shape and CSV files do not contain all properties and data. For complete datasets, either select the file geodatabase (FGDB) above or connect directly to the REST/OGC services.
|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. (CO2-licences can be found in the BAA-dataset)
|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. (Includes CO2-licences)||Shape||CSV|
|BAA||Business arrangement areas. Complete history for each area split by block.||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 pipelines. 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.
|CO2||CO2-surfaces used in the CO2-atlas||zmap||FGDB|
|Seabed minerals||Sulphide samples analyses||xlsx|
|Seabed minerals||Deep Sea Survey - packaged in fileformat. Esri filegeodatabase or geopackage||gpkg||FGDB|
|Seabed minerals||Opening area from parliamentary announcement no. 25 (2022-2023)||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.