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.
Senior geologist and former Director of Exploration in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Sissel Eriksen, has been elected as a member of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) for the International Seabed Authority (ISA).
The licensees on the Statfjord field in the North Sea receives the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's award for improved recovery (the IOR award) for utilising a number of IOR measures that contribute to the world-class recovery rate.