The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is responsible for managing and making available petroleum data from the Norwegian continental shelf.
The work to collect and make data available has given the Norwegian Shelf a competitive advantage compared with other areas of the world where oil and gas are found.
We draw up resource accounts and maintain a good overview over all petroleum-related data.
We also describe the development in the Resource accounts and cost level, and we analyse the aspects that affect these factors.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's FactPages and FactMaps is a portal for information about discoveries, fields, wells, operators, licencees and production licences. The information is updated daily.
Name change from 1 January 2024
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is changing its name to the Norwegian Offshore Directorate as of 1 January 2024. The new name reflects the additional responsibilities assigned to the directorate in recent years.
In addition to petroleum this includes tasks associated with CO2 storage (CCS), offshore wind and seabed minerals.
There will be no formal changes beyond the name change. The organisation and contacts will remain the same. However, the name change will have a few practical consequences.
The name and domains will be updated gradually starting on 1 January 2024. The website will change from www.npd.no to www.sodir.no. E-mail-addresses will change from @npd.no to @sodir.no. E-mails sent to old addresses will be forwarded to new addresses during a transitional period.
Regulations and agreements will be continued.
If you have questions regarding the name change, you can get in touch with your normal contact in the NPD. Alternatively you may contact Ola Anders Skauby, Director Communication, public affairs and emergency response.