The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants access to quality-assured geochemical database for the North Sea
Several different types of geochemical data are collected when wells are drilled. The NPD is now granting access to a quality-assured database for geochemical data from exploration wells in the North Sea.
Among other things, this database contains vitrinite reflectance data, RockEval, isotopes and chromatography.
The database is based on released data reported in DISKOS, and it will be regularly updated when new wells are released.
Access to a quality-assured database will give all players on the Norwegian shelf a good foundation for conducting geochemical evaluations as a basis for a better understanding of the petroleum systems.
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has received applications from six companies in connection with the announcement of an area in the North Sea for potential storage of CO2 on the Norwegian shelf.