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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate stores core samples and drill cuttings from exploration and production wells on the Norwegian shelf as well as oil and reference samples for geochemical standards.
For more about lithostratigraphic units see our FacePages.
Geobank is open for core viewing and drawing of study samples. Core viewing must be booked well in advance.
Core viewings can also be arranged outside business hours, subject to reasonable advance agreement and staff availability.
When checking out new cores outside working hours, two Norwegian Petroleum Directorate employees must be present, and the hourly rate will therefore be doubled.
All users of viewing rooms and the Geobank outside business hours must be registered in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s visitor system, and they must all report to the responsible Norwegian Petroleum Directorate employee upon arrival and when leaving.
Geological samples consist of the following types:
Final reports for studies, results from analyses, thin sections, micropaleontological and palynological slides based on studies on the NPD’s geological samples must be submitted to the NPD within 6 months after sampling. This also applies to studies partially based on NPD samples.
Applications for samples from Norwegian geochemical standards (NGS) must contain:
The recipients of the NGS samples must send data from their analyses of the samples to the NPD for future delineation of the standard and calibration.