Upgrade of FactPages and FactMaps

11/01/2021 January 19th, a new version of the FactPages will be realeased. This version is customized both for PC, tablet and mobile phone. At the same time, upgrades are being made to the FactMaps. The solutions will be taken down January 19th at 9 and will be down for a few hours.


A redesign of the FactPages has been made based on the requirement from the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency that all public websites must be universally designed by 1.1.2021. The goal is for the website to be able to function better for people with disabilities.

The user interface has been upgraded to be responsive – this means that the website is optimally displayed on all screen sizes. The website now works on PC, mobile and tablet. All functionalities should work as before – both links that go directly to the application and links that go to services behind the application.

Table view

No changes have been made to the table view reports. For those who retrieve data on regularly basis, we recommend using table view in either CSV or XML format – and using the "Tags" described under "Attributes" for each information types (Wellbore, Field, Finds, etc.). For many of the information types, there is also a Rest API for direct use from applications.

A new table view has been created for cuttings. This is available under "WELLBORE" / "Table view" / "With.." / "Cuttings".

Page view

On the page views, some minor adjustments have been made to the content to satisfy the requirement for universal design. Pageviews are not intended for downloading data, but for interactive lookups through the application and possibly production of PDF for printing.


Fact charts and services are upgraded to get updated software versions that include security updates and bug fixes from the vendor. There is currently no new functionality on the factmap.

Please send comments or report errors to factweb@npd.no

Updated: 11/01/2021

Latest news

Drilling permit for well 25/4-15
06/02/2023 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA drilling permit for well 25/4-15, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Seabed minerals: Substantial resources on the Norwegian shelf
27/01/2023 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has prepared a resource assessment of the seabed minerals on the Norwegian shelf.
Production figures December 2022
20/01/2023 Preliminary production figures for December 2022 show an average daily production of 1 983 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
Gas discovery near the Aasta Hansteen-field in the Norwegian Sea – 6605/1-2 S and 6605/1-2 A
18/01/2023 Equinor Energi AS, operator of production licence 1128, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6605/1-2 S and appraisal well 6605/1-2 A.
Drilling permit for well 15/2-2 S and 15/2-2 A
17/01/2023 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV (Norge) AS drilling permit for well 15/2-2 S and 15/2-2 A, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Changes in the regulations
13/01/2023 The Resource Management Regulations and Regulations relating to documentation in connection with storing CO2 on the shelf have been changed.
Six companies have applied for CO2 storage acreage
11/01/2023 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.
Announcement: Acreage for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
11/01/2023 On 11 of January 2023, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced an area for CO2 storage pursuant to the CO2 Storage Regulations.
APA 2022: 25 companies offered ownership interests
10/01/2023 On 10 January 2023, 25 companies were offered ownership interests in a total of 47 production licences on the Norwegian shelf in the awards in predefined areas (APA) 2022.
Investments for the future on the Shelf
09/01/2023 Only rarely have we seen so much oil and gas produced on the Norwegian shelf as was the case last year – and only rarely have we seen such significant investment decisions.