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  • Production figures for April 2019

    22/05/2019 Preliminary production figures for April 2019 show an average daily production of 1 729 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 24 000 barrels per day compared to March.

  • Drilling permit for well 7324/6-1 in production licence 855

    20/05/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/6-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Drilling permit for well 6506/11-11 S in production licence 644

    15/05/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted OMV (Norge) AS a drilling permit for well 6506/11-11 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Drilling permit for well 16/1-31 A in production licence 338

    14/05/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-31 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Ready for start-up on Trestakk

    13/05/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of the Trestakk field in the Norwegian Sea. Operator Equinor plans start-up during the month of May 2019.

  • Dry well south of the Grane field - 25/11-29 S

    10/05/2019 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 916, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/11-29 S.

  • Drilling permit for wells 16/1-30 S and 16/1-30 A in production licence 167

    09/05/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 16/1-30 S and 16/1-30 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • The future is in the north

    08/05/2019 Our estimates indicate that more than half of the oil and gas that has not yet been discovered is located in the Barents Sea. The rest is distributed between the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea. The opportunities are greatest in the Barents Sea, where vast areas have not yet been explored.

  • Drilling permit for well 15/6-16 S in production licence 777

    08/05/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 15/6-16 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Drilling permit for well 15/6-15 in production licence 814

    08/05/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 15/6-15 cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Challenges when using FactPages and FactMaps

    30/04/2019 Some problems are currently being experienced when using FactPages and FactMaps.

  • Dry well northeast of the Jotun field in the North Sea – 25/6-6 S

    26/04/2019 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 870, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 25/6-6 S. The well was drilled in the Stord Basin northeast of the Utsira High, about 35 kilometres northeast of the Jotun field and 170 kilometres northwest of Stavanger in the central part of the North Sea.

  • Hourly rate for supervision increased

    25/04/2019 Pursuant to a decision from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the rate for regulatory supervision of resource management has increased from NOK 850 to NOK 1 150 from and including 1 September 2018.

  • Drilling permit for well 7335/3-1 in production licence 859

    24/04/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7335/3-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Drilling permit for well 25/11-29 S in production licence 916

    16/04/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/11-29 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Drilling permit for wells 6507/3-13 and 6507/3-13 A in production licence 159 B

    15/04/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 6507/3-13 and 6507/3-13 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Continental shelf’s extent outside Bouvet Island clarified

    12/04/2019 Bouvet Island is a Norwegian island situated in the southernmost part of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Production figures March 2019

    12/04/2019 Preliminary production figures for March 2019 show an average daily production of 1 765 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 19 000 barrels per day compared to February.

  • Dry well near the 35/3-2 (Agat) gas discovery in the northern North Sea – 36/1-3/1-3

    03/04/2019 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 885, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 36/1-3. The well was drilled about 15 kilometres east of the 35/3-2 (Agat) gas discovery and 55 kilometres northwest of Florø, in the northern part of the North Sea.

  • New report on petroleum activity in the High North

    02/04/2019 Today the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will present the report Petroleum Activity in the High North. The report places the petroleum activity in the High North into a historical, international and technological framework.

  • Dry well in the southeastern Barents Sea – 7132/2-2

    02/04/2019 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 857, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7132/2-2. The well was drilled about 175 kilometres north of Vardø, to the southeast in the Barents Sea.

  • Delineation of the Hod field and dry well near the Hod field in the North Sea – 2/11-12 S and 2/11-12 A

    28/03/2019 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 033, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 2/11-12 S and wildcat well 2/11-12 A

  • Development plan for Solveig submitted

    27/03/2019 The authorities have received the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Solveig oil discovery in the North Sea.

  • Drilling permit for well 3/7-11 S in production licence 539

    26/03/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted MOL Norge AS a drilling permit for well 3/7-11 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Drilling permit for well 16/5-8 S in production licence 815

    26/03/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/5-8 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Oda field starts production

    19/03/2019 The Oda field started to produce oil and gas on 16 March. The field, which is located 13 kilometres east of Ula in the North Sea, is operated by Spirit Energy.

  • Gas and oil discovery northwest of the Bøyla field in the North Sea - 24/9-14 S and 24/9-14 A

    19/03/2019 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 869, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-14 S and a horizontal appraisal well, 24/9-14 A.

  • Production figures for February 2019

    15/03/2019 Preliminary production figures for February 2019 show an average daily production of 1 745 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 75 000 barrels per day compared to January.

  • Diskos Vendor Conference

    14/03/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and the Diskos Management wants to invite potential Diskos vendors to a “Diskos Vendor Conference” Thursday 21st of March 2019.

  • Gullfaks C can be used until 2036

    14/03/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate gives the go ahead for using the C platform on the Gullfaks field in the North Sea until 30 June 2036. This corresponds to the entire period of the production licence.

  • Welcome to our new website!

    14/03/2019 We have upgraded our website. The content is largely the same as before, but we have made an effort to improve, streamline and update to give you a better user experience.

  • Dry well north of the Vilje field in the North Sea – 25/1-13

    13/03/2019 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 871, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 25/1-13.

  • Information about launch of new www.npd.no

    11/03/2019 Launch of new www.npd.no and and how this temporarily affects the FactPages and FactMaps.

  • Minor oil discovery near the Visund field in the North Sea - 34/8-18 S

    04/03/2019 Equinor Energy  AS, operator of production licence 120, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 34/8-18 S.

  • Dry well north of the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea - 7121/1-2 S

    25/02/2019 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 767, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 7121/1-2 S.

  • 25/6-6 S

    21/02/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 25/6-6 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Submitted development plan for Duva

    21/02/2019 On Thursday, the licensees, led by operator Neptune Energy, submitted the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Duva field in the North Sea.

  • Delineation of the 31/7-1 (Brasse) oil and gas discovery near the Brage field in the North Sea - 31/7-3 S og 31/7-3 A

    19/02/2019 Faroe Petroleum Norge AS, operator of production licence 740, has concluded the drilling of appraisal wells 31/7-3 S and 31/7-3 A.

  • January 2019

    19/02/2019 Preliminary production figures for January 2019 show an average daily production of 1 822 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 30 000 barrels per day compared to December.

  • Dry well near the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea - 6706/6-2 S

    18/02/2019 Wintershall Norge A/S, operator of production licence 847, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6706/6-2 S.

  • Minor oil discovery near the Fram field in the North Sea - 35/11-22 S

    15/02/2019 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 248 C, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 35/11-22 S.

  • Dry well near the 35/2-1 (Peon) gas discovery in the North Sea - 35/4-2

    15/02/2019 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 931, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 35/4-2.

  • Dry well in the southeastern Barents Sea - 7132/2-1

    12/02/2019 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 857, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7132/2-1.

  • 24/9-14 A

    08/02/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 24/9-14 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 24/9-15 S and 24/9-15 A

    06/02/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for wells 24/9-15 S and 24/9-15 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Extended lifetime for Norne FPSO

    04/02/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted consent for continuation of production on Norne FPSO with associated facilities for the Norne, Urd and Skuld fields in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 16/1-31 S

    29/01/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-31 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Åsgard A will produce longer

    28/01/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has approved operator Equinor’s application for extended technical lifetime for the Åsgard A facility in the Norwegian Sea until 2027. That means production twelve years longer than the original plan.

  • Minor gas discovery and appraisal well southeast of the Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea – 6406/6-6 S and 6406/6-6 A

    25/01/2019 Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 255 B, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6406/6-6 S and appraisal well 6406/6-6 A.

  • December 2018

    21/01/2019 Preliminary production figures for December 2018 show an average daily production of 1 849 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 26 000 barrels per day compared to November.

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    17/01/2019 We are now obtaining consent from you who wish to receive our newsletter. Because of this, you need to subscribe to our newsletter again if you wish to continue receiving it.

  • 25/1-13

    16/01/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/1-13, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Minor gas/condensate discovery near the Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea - 6406/2-9 S

    16/01/2019 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 199, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6406/2-9 S.

  • New plan will increase recovery from Gullfaks

    15/01/2019 A new, amended Plan for development and operation (PDO) describes the next phase in production from limestone rocks over the Gullfaks field in the North Sea. The increased reserves are estimated at 2.8 million standard cubic metres (nearly 18 million bbls) of oil equivalents.

  • Record licence awards in APA 2018

    15/01/2019 Today, 15 January, 33 companies have been offered ownership interests in a total of 83 production licences on the Norwegian Shelf in the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2018. This is the largest number ever awarded in one licensing round.

  • Award of exploitation permit for CO2 storage

    15/01/2019 The authorities have granted Equinor a permit to exploit an area for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Shelf.

  • New edition of Norwegian Continental Shelf

    14/01/2019 In an interview, Kristin Færøvik, chair of the board in the industry organisation Norwegian Oil and gas, emphasises the importance of the authorities ensuring that we also have stable framework conditions on the Norwegian Shelf in the future. And she urges companies to continue to explore for oil and gas.

  • The Shelf in 2018

    10/01/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s forecasts show that, after a minor decline in 2019, oil and gas production will increase from 2020 and up to 2023. Overall production will then approach the record year of 2004.

  • Dry well at Mandal High in the southern part of the North Sea - 2/6-6 S

    09/01/2019 MOL Norge AS, operator of production licence 860, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 2/6-6 S.

  • Dry well north of the Oda field in the North Sea - 8/10-7 S

    09/01/2019 Spirit Energy Norway AS, operator of production licence 405, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 8/10-7 S.

  • Ready for Oda start-up

    07/01/2019 The authorities have approved the application for start-up of the Oda field in the North Sea. Operator Spirit Energy expects start-up in February/March.  

  • Delineation of the Goliat field in the Barents Sea - 7122/7-7 S

    03/01/2019 Vår Energi AS, operator of production licence 229, is in the process of completing the drilling of appraisal well 7122/7-7 S on the Goliat oil field.

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    01/01/2019 Here you can subscribe to RSS feeds within various topics.

  • 2/11-12 S

    21/12/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted AkerBP ASA a drilling permit for well 2/11-12 S cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 2/11-12 A

    21/12/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted AkerBP ASA a drilling permit for well 2/11-12 A cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Dry well near the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea - 6307/1-1 S

    20/12/2018 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 830, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6307/1-1 S.

  • 7132/2-2

    19/12/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7132/2-2, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • November 2018

    19/12/2018 Preliminary production figures for November 2018 show an average daily production of 1 880 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 22 000 barrels per day compared to October.

  • Presentation of the shelf in 2018

    17/12/2018 On 10 January, Director General Bente Nyland will present the results of exploration and production in 2018, as well as investment and production forecasts for the next five years.

  • Area fee rates to be adjusted

    13/12/2018 The area fee rates in Section 39 (1) of the Petroleum Regulations will be adjusted effective 1 January 2019.

  • Dry well and minor oil discovery southwest of the Vega field in the North Sea - 35/10-4 S and 35/10-4 A

    13/12/2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 630, has completed the drilling of wildcat wells 35/10-4 S and 35/10-4 A.

  • Dry well near the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea - 6407/11-1

    12/12/2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 751, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6407/11-1.

  • 35/4-2

    12/12/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 35/4-2, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 36/1-3

    10/12/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 36/1-3, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • From Core Store to Geobank

    06/12/2018 «Geobank» is the new name of our core viewing room, which contains much more than just rock samples. The name provides a better description of all the types of geological data we have available.

  • 35/11-22 S

    05/12/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-22 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7132/2-1

    05/12/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7132/2-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 24/9-14 S

    03/12/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 24/9-14 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/6-6 A

    28/11/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/6-6 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7121/1-2 S

    28/11/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7121/1-2 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/6-30

    23/11/2018 Faroe Petroleum Norge AS, operator of production licence 825, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 30/6-30.

  • 7122/7-7 S

    22/11/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Eni Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7122/7-7 S, cf. section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Welcome to NPD's Exploration Technology Seminar

    22/11/2018 The NPD invites to an Exploration Technology Seminar on December 5, 10-12 am. The seminar will take place in the Valhall auditorium at the NPD and lunch will be served after the seminar.

  • 7324/3-1

    22/11/2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 615, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7324/3-1.

  • October 2018

    20/11/2018 Preliminary production figures for October 2018 show an average daily production of 1 874 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 271 000 barrels per day compared to September.

  • 8/10-7 S

    12/11/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Spirit Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 8/10-7 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 24/9-13

    01/11/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for wildcat well 24/9-13, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 31/7-3 S

    31/10/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 31/7-3 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 34/8-18 S

    29/10/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor ASA a drilling permit for well 34/8-18 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 35/11-21 S and 35/11-21 A

    29/10/2018 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 248 I, has concluded the drilling of appraisal wells 35/11-21 S and 35/11-21 A on the 35/12-2 (Grosbeak) oil and gas discovery.

  • 7220/5-3

    29/10/2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 532, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7220/5-3. The well proved oil.

  • 25/4-13 S and 25/4-13 A

    19/10/2018 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 203, has completed the drilling of appraisal wells 25/4-13 S and 25/4-13 A on the gas and oil discovery 25/4-3 (Gekko).

  • September 2018

    19/10/2018 Preliminary production figures for September 2018 show an average daily production of 1 607 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 255 000 barrels per day compared to August.

  • 6706/6-2 S

    17/10/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6706/6-2 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Extended life for Snorre

    10/10/2018 Equinor has received consent to continue use of the Snorre A and Snorre B facilities through 2040.

  • 6608/10-18, 6608/10-18 A and 6608/10-18 B

    04/10/2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 128 D, is in the process of concluding the drilling of appraisal wells 6608/10-18, 6608/10-18 A and 6608/10-18 B.

  • 7321/4-1

    28/09/2018 DEA Norge AS, operator of production licence 721, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7321/4-1. The well is dry.

  • 7220/11-5 S

    25/09/2018 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 609, has concluded drilling and test production on appraisal well 7220/11-5 S on the 7220/11-1 (Alta) oil and gas discovery in the southwestern part of the Barents Sea.

  • 25/10-16 S, A and C and 25/10-16 B

    21/09/2018 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 028 B, has concluded the drilling of appraisal wells 25/10-16 S, A and C on the Hanz field, as well as wildcat well 25/10-16 B drilled in production licence 915 just southeast of the Hanz field.

  • 7324/3-1

    18/09/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/3-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • August 2018

    18/09/2018 Preliminary production figures for August 2018 show an average daily production of 1 870 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 42 000 barrels per day compared to July.

  • 30/6-30

    11/09/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 30/6-30, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • New deep sea mineral deposits

    11/09/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate just concluded a successful three-week data acquisition expedition on the Mohn’s ridge in the western part of the Norwegian Sea.

  • Northern Lights applies for permission to inject and store CO2 on the Norwegian Shelf

    10/09/2018 On Friday, Equinor along with its partners Shell and Total, submitted an application for an exploitation permit for a subsea reservoir for injection and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

  • 6407/11-1

    10/09/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 6407/11-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 38 companies have applied for acreage in APA 2018

    07/09/2018 The authorities have received applications from 38 companies in the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2018. The application deadline expired on 4 September.

  • App on every platform

    06/09/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Facts app v2.1 developed by the NPD and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is available for iPhones/iPads and Android mobiles.

  • Fast IOR project on Visund

    05/09/2018 Operator Equinor has started production on Visund Nord in the North Sea. The project was completed in 21 months.

  • Updated guidelines for 2018 annual status report for producing fields

    03/09/2018 The guidelines for the 2018 annual status report (ASR) have now been updated. Some adjustments have been made from the 2017 reporting.

  • Start-up of Aasta Hansteen

    31/08/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of the Aasta Hansteen facility in the Norwegian Sea. Operator Equinor plans to start production during the course of autumn 2018.

  • Doubled reserves – won IOR prize

    28/08/2018 The licensees for the Alvheim field in the North Sea have been awarded the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s improved oil recovery (IOR) prize because of their willingness to accept risk.

  • ONS Distinguished Service Award to Bente Nyland

    27/08/2018 Director General Bente Nyland has received the ONS Distinguished Service Award 2018 for her significant efforts to develop the Norwegian oil and gas industry.

  • 16/1-28 S

    27/08/2018 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338C, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 16/1-28 S.

  • 2/6-6 S

    24/08/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Mol Norge AS a drilling permit for well 2/6-6 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Go-ahead for Oseberg H

    24/08/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for the Oseberg H facility to start production in September.

  • 6406/2-9 S

    24/08/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 6406/2-9 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7321/4-1

    23/08/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted DEA Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7321/4-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • IOR seminar at ONS

    17/08/2018 The NPD’s IOR prize is awarded at ONS. The prize, which is awarded every other year at ONS, goes to production licences, companies, projects or individuals who are expected to create added value on the Norwegian Continental Shelf through innovative work linked to improved recovery of oil and gas.  

  • 15/3-11

    16/08/2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 025, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 15/3-11 on the 15/3-4 (Sigrun) oil and gas discovery.

  • July 2018

    16/08/2018 Preliminary production figures for July 2018 show an average daily production of 1 911 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 64 000 barrels per day compared to June.

  • 7322/7-1

    13/08/2018 Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 852, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7322/7-1. The well is dry.

  • Norwegian Petroleum Directorate maps deep sea mineral deposits

    09/08/2018 After the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy assumed administrative responsibility for mineral deposits on the continental shelf, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has been assigned the task of mapping potential deposits.

  • 6304/3-1

    08/08/2018 A/S Norske Shell, operator of production licence 832, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6304/3-1. The well is dry.

  • 7220/5-3

    26/07/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7220/5-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/6-5 S

    26/07/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/6-5 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management regulations.

  • 35/12-7

    25/07/2018 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 925, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 35/12-7 in the North Sea.

  • New issue of the magazine

    18/07/2018 Installation of the Aasta Hansteen facility opens a new province and a new chapter for gas deliveries from Norway. And global use of gas increases from where it is today.

  • 35/10-4 S, 35/10-4 A and 35/10-4 B

    18/07/2018 The Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 35/10-4 S, 35/10-4 A and 35/10-4 B, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 35/11-21 S

    18/07/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-21 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 20 development projects

    16/07/2018

  • Many developments and high exploration activity

    16/07/2018 An impressive 20 development projects are currently under way on the Norwegian Shelf, and 13 exploration wells in the first half of 2018 have yielded 6 discoveries. Production has been somewhat lower in the first six months of the year as compared with the same period last year.

  • June 2018

    11/07/2018 Preliminary production figures for June 2018 show an average daily production of 1 747 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 88 000 barrels per day compared to May.

  • 34/5-2 S

    06/07/2018 A/S Norske Shell, operator of production licence 373S, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 34/5-2 S. The well is dry.

  • 6506/9-4 S and 6506/9-4 A

    04/07/2018 Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 433, has completed the drilling of appraisal wells 6506/9-4 S and 6506/9-4 A on gas and condensate discovery 6506/9-2 S (Fogelberg).

  • 35/12-6 S and 35/12-6 A

    04/07/2018 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 925, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 35/12-6 S and appraisal well 35/12-6 A in the North Sea.  

  • Developing Troll phase three

    03/07/2018 Operator Equinor and partners have submitted their Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the third development stage of the Troll field in the North Sea.

  • 6307/1-1 S

    02/07/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 6307/1-1 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6608/10-18, 6608/10-18 A and 6608/10-18 B

    27/06/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 6608/10-18, 6608/10-18 A and 6608/10-18 B, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 34/8-19 S

    26/06/2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 120, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 34/8-19 S.

  • Still plenty of discoveries to be made on the Norwegian shelf

    21/06/2018 Today, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will be publishing the 2018 Resource Report for Exploration.

  • 7322/7-1

    20/06/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Spirit Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7322/7-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/10-16 S, 25/10-16 A and 25/10-16 B

    20/06/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for wells 25/10-16 S, 25/10-16 A and 25/10-16 B, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • May 2018

    19/06/2018 Preliminary production figures for May 2018 show an average daily production of 1 629 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 236 000 barrels per day compared to April.

  • 6304/3-1

    19/06/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted A/S Norske Shell a drilling permit for well 6304/3-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 12 Production Licences Offered to 11 Companies in the 24th Licensing Round

    18/06/2018 Today, 18 June, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy offers 12 new production licences to 11 companies in the 24th licensing round.

  • Ready for more water injection

    14/06/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has consented to the start on the Conoco Phillips-operated installation Ekofisk 2/4 VC in the North Sea.

  • 16/1-29 S

    08/06/2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 167, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/1-29 S in the central part of the North Sea.

  • Three IOR prize finalists

    04/06/2018 The jury has arrived at three finalists for this years IOR prize. The winner will be announced at the ONS oil conference and exhibition in Stavanger 28 August.  

  • Welcome to the presentation

    31/05/2018 The report presents an updated estimate for undiscovered resources on the Norwegian shelf and an analysis of the profitability of exploration, among other things.

  • 35/12-7

    30/05/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 35/12-7, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7221/12-1

    30/05/2018 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 659, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7221/12-1.

  • Extended lifetime for Oseberg Øst

    25/05/2018 Equinor has been granted consent for continued use of the Oseberg Øst facility until 31 March 2031.

  • 25/4-12 S and A

    22/05/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/4-12 S and well 25/4-12 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Submitted development plan for Nova

    16/05/2018 On Wednesday, the licensees, led by operator Wintershall, submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Nova oil field (previously “Skarfjell”) in the North Sea. Development costs are estimated at NOK 9.9 billion.

  • 34/5-2 S

    16/05/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted A/S Norske Shell a drilling permit for well 34/5-2 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • April 2018

    16/05/2018 Preliminary production figures for April 2018 show an average daily production of 1 868 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 34 000 barrels per day compared to March.

  • 15/3-10

    03/05/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 15/3-10, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 35/12-6 S

    23/04/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 35/12-6 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7221/12-1

    20/04/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 7221/12-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • March 2018

    19/04/2018 Preliminary production figures for March 2018 show an average daily production of 1 901 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 46 000 barrels per day compared to February.

  • 34/2-5 S

    17/04/2018 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 790, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 34/2-5 S. The well is dry.

  • Course for the industry – what does NPD do?

    11/04/2018 This spring, the NPD will organise a one-day course for the oil companies on the NPD`s responsibilities and roles. The course will be held in norwegian on 12 of June.

  • 6507/5-8

    10/04/2018 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 212, has completed the drilling of a combined exploration and appraisal well, 6507/5-8, near and on Ærfugl.

  • Changes in the PDO/PIO guidelines

    05/04/2018 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has changed the guidelines for preparing plans for development and operation of petroleum deposits (PDOs) and plans for installation and operation of facilities for transport and for exploitation of petroleum (PIOs).

  • 6506/11-10

    04/04/2018 OMV (Norway) AS, operator of production licences 644 and 644 B, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6506/11-10 in PL 644 B.

  • 35/9-13, 35/9-14 and 35/9-14 A

    26/03/2018 Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 682, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 35/9-13 and 35/9-14 and appraisal well 35/9-14 A on the Måløy slope in the North Sea. The wells were drilled about 6 kilometres northwest of the Gjøa field, 19 kilometres northeast of the 35/9-7 Nova oil discovery and 66 kilometres west of Florø.

  • 16/4-11

    26/03/2018 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 894, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6604/5-1. The well has been drilled about 115 kilometres southwest of the Aasta Hansteen field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea.

  • 16/4-11

    26/03/2018 Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 359, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 16/4-11. 

  • February 2018

    21/03/2018 Preliminary production figures for February 2018 show an average daily production of 1 944 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 83 000 barrels per day compared to January.

  • 34/8-19 S

    12/03/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 34/8-19 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/1-28 S

    08/03/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-28 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 24/9-12 S and 24/9-12 A

    02/03/2018 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 340, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-12 S and appraisal well 24/9-12 A, which was drilled 850 metres southwest of the discovery well, 24/9-12 S.

  • 7220/11-5 S

    27/02/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-5 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • January 2018

    21/02/2018 Preliminary production figures for January 2018 show an average daily production of 2 019 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 89 000 barrels per day compared to December.

  • 16/1-29 S

    07/02/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-29 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6507/5-8

    31/01/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 6507/5-8, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 35/9-14

    24/01/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Spirit Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/9-14, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • December 2017

    23/01/2018 Preliminary production figures for December 2017 show an average daily production of 1 932 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 26 000 barrels per day compared to November.

  • 75 new production licences in APA 2017

    16/01/2018 Today, 16 January, 34 companies will be offered a total of 75 new production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • Who deserves the IOR prize?

    16/01/2018 Do you know of anyone who deserves the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's prize for improved recovery – the IOR prize for 2018?

  • 6506/9-4 S

    16/01/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Spirit Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6506/9-4 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7219/12-3 S

    12/01/2018 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 533, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 7219/12-3 S.

  • 1. Increasing oil and gas production for the next five‐year period

    11/01/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s production forecast up to 2022 shows an increase from 2020, when Johan Sverdrup has come on stream. Total production of oil and gas in 2022 is estimated to be close to the record‐breaking year 2004. Gas will then account for about one‐half of the production.

  • 2. Investment and cost forecasts

    11/01/2018 The petroleum industry has made a considerable effort to reduce its cost level, which has resulted in substantial savings. The cost level for field developments has declined and there has also been a substantial reduction in both operating and exploration costs.

  • 3. Development and operations

    11/01/2018

  • 4. Exploration

    11/01/2018

  • The Shelf 2017

    11/01/2018 Never before has so much gas been sold from the Norwegian shelf as was the case in 2017. Oil production was down slightly; nevertheless, overall production rose for the fourth straight year.

  • Press conference – The shelf in 2017

    09/01/2018 On 11 January, Director General Bente Nyland will present exploration and production results for 2017, as well as investment and production forecasts for the next five years.

  • Successful seismic acquisition on Gardarbank High

    09/01/2018 During the autumn of 2017, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has acquired about 4,500 kilometres of 2D seismic on the Gardarbank High, east/northeast of Bjørnøya and south of Hopen.

  • 16/4-11

    05/01/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/4-11, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 15/6-14 S

    04/01/2018 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 029 C, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-14 S.

  • Comprehensive Snorre plan submitted

    21/12/2017 On Thursday, the authorities received an amended Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Snorre expansion project.

  • November 2017

    20/12/2017 Preliminary production figures for November 2017 show an average daily production of 1 813 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 102 000 barrels per day compared to October.

  • Submitted new plan for Yme development

    19/12/2017 On Tuesday, operator Repsol submitted a new Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Yme field in the North Sea. More eight billion kroner will be invested in the development. The planned start-up is 2020.

  • Development plan submitted for Fenja

    19/12/2017 On Tuesday, the licensees, led by operator VNG, submitted a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for Fenja in the Norwegian Sea. Investments are expected to total approx. NOK 10 billion.

  • 34/2-5 S

    19/12/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for well 34/2-5 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 24/9-12 S, 24/9-12 A and 24/9-12 B

    19/12/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for wells 24/9-12 S, 24/9-12 A and 24/9-12 B, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Submitted three development plans

    15/12/2017 Today, Aker BP submitted Plans for Development and Operation (PDOs) for three projects. The total investments will amount to approximately NOK 15.5 billion.

  • Solid applicants want to explore in the 24th round

    05/12/2017 Eleven companies have applied for production licenses in the 24th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf. The deadline for applications was 30 November.

  • A milestone for the Barents Sea

    05/12/2017 The licensees in the Johan Castberg discovery in the Barents Sea submitted a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) to the authorities today.

  • Previous award winners

    30/11/2017

  • 6604/5-1

    23/11/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6604/5-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7219/12-2 S and 7219/12-2 A

    22/11/2017 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 533, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 7219/12-2 S and 7219/12-2 A.

  • October 2017

    21/11/2017 Preliminary production figures for October 2017 show an average daily production of 1 901 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 141 000 barrels per day compared to September.

  • 6506/11-10

    17/11/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV (Norge) AS a drilling permit for well 6506/11-10, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Ready for start-up of the Maria field

    16/11/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of production from the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 30/8-5

    15/11/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 30/8-5, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7219/12-3 S

    06/11/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/12-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7219/12-2 A

    03/11/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/12-2 A S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • New standards for transport and storage of CO2

    01/11/2017 Two international standards for storage and transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) will be launched today. The standards were developed by experts from 16 countries.

  • September 2017

    19/10/2017 Preliminary production figures for September 2017 show an average daily production of 1 772 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 171 000 barrels per day compared to August.

  • New edition of the continental shelf map

    12/10/2017 You can now download or order the new edition of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s shelf map.

  • FactMap service – phaseout

    10/10/2017 NPD's old FactMap WMS/WFS will be terminated October 24th 2017. New FactMaps WMS/WFS have been rolled out.

  • 7317/9-1

    09/10/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 718, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7317/9-1. The well is dry.

  • 15/6-14 S

    06/10/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 15/6-14 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Course for the industry

    04/10/2017 This autumn, the NPD will organise a one-day course for the oil companies on the NPD’s responsibilities and roles. The course will be held in Norwegian on 14 November and in English on 15 November.

  • 25/2-19 S og 25/2-19 A

    03/10/2017 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 442, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 25/2-19 S and wildcat well 25/2-19 A.

  • Contributing to report on safety in the petroleum activities

    29/09/2017 Today, a multipartite work group is submitting its report on safety in the petroleum industry to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is one of the contributors.

  • 7220/6-3

    29/09/2017 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 609, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7220/6-3. The well is dry.

  • Launching standards for CO2 capture and storage (CCS)

    28/09/2017 New international standards for storage (CCS) and transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) will be presented at a seminar at the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) in Stavanger on 1 November.

  • 35/9-13

    28/09/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Bayerngas Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/9-13, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7122/10-1 S

    27/09/2017 Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 697, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7122/10-1 S. The well, which was drilled about 10 kilometres southwest of the Goliat field, is dry.

  • Seismic data storage

    27/09/2017 One central element in exploration is the ability to successfully manage and provide access to high quality seismic data.

  • 7324/8-3

    18/09/2017 OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 537, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 7324/8-3 on oil discovery 7324/8-1 (Wisting) in the Barents Sea.

  • 33/9-22 S

    15/09/2017 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 881, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 33/9-22 S. The well is dry.

  • SMIL

    15/09/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has launched a new and extended version of the SMIL portal.

  • August 2017

    15/09/2017 Preliminary production figures for August 2017 show an average daily production of 1 918 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 41 000 barrels per day compared to July.

  • Opening of the southeastern Barents Sea is based on correct figures

    13/09/2017 There has been significant attention devoted to the underlying figures for opening the southeastern Barents Sea for petroleum activities.

  • Updated guidelines for annual status reports for producing fields

    07/09/2017 The Guidelines for Annual Status Reports (ASRs) have now been updated. While significant changes were made in the autumn of 2016, only minor adjustments have been made for 2017.

  • New exploration director

    01/09/2017 Torgeir Stordal has been hired as the exploration director in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. He will start today, 1 September.

  • 7435/12-1

    29/08/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 859, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 7435/12-1.

  • 7220/11-4 og 7220/11-4 A

    28/08/2017 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 609, has completed the drilling of appraisal wells 7220/11-4 and 7220/11-4 A on the 7220/11-1 (Alta) oil and gas discovery.

  • 25/4-11

    28/08/2017 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 677, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/4-11. The well is dry.

  • 2017 Resource report

    25/08/2017 The significant remaining resources in discoveries and fields make it possible to create values for the Norwegian society for many decades to come, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new report.

  • 6507/8-9

    24/08/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 124, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 6507/8-9.

  • 7122/10-1 S

    23/08/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Eni Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7122/10-1 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/2-19 S

    21/08/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted AkerBP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/2-19 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/2-19 A

    21/08/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted AkerBP ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 25/2-19 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 33/9-22 S

    18/08/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 33/9-22 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • July 2017

    18/08/2017 Preliminary production figures for July 2017 show an average daily production of 2 000 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 93 000 barrels per day compared to June.

  • 7325/4-1

    07/08/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 855, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7325/4-1. The well proved oil and gas.

  • 7317/9-1

    04/08/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7317/9-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7324/8-3

    01/08/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted OMV (Norge) AS a drilling permit for well 7324/8-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Byrding on stream

    28/07/2017 The Statoil-operated Byrding field, situated to the north of the Troll field in the North Sea, started production on 15 July.

  • 7435/12-1

    28/07/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7435/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/4-11

    27/07/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/4-11, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 31/7-2S and 31/7-2A

    25/07/2017 Faroe Petroleum Norge AS, operator of production licence 740, has concluded the drilling of appraisal wells 31/7-2S and 31/7-2A.

  • Wellbores with status «will never be drilled»

    25/07/2017 Wellbores with status «will never be drilled» will soon be visible in the category “not entered.”

  • 6507/8-U2

    18/07/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wells 6507/8-9 and 6507/8-U2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7121/8-1

    17/07/2017  Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 849, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7121/8-1. The well was drilled about 25 km southeast of the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea. The well proved gas.

  • 7220/11-4 A

    17/07/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-4 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Summary – first six months of 2017

    13/07/2017 The activity level on the Norwegian shelf is high. During the first six months of the year, six discoveries were made, six development plans have been approved and three new fields have started producing.

  • June 2017

    11/07/2017 Preliminary production figures for June 2017 show an average daily production of 1 884 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 116 000 barrels per day compared to May.

  • 7219/12-2 S

    07/07/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/12-2 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7325/4-1

    03/07/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7325/4-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Revised PDO and PIO Guidelines

    03/07/2017 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs have revised the guidelines for preparation of plans for development and operation of petroleum deposits (PDOs) and plans for installation and operation of facilities for transport and utilisation of petroleum (PIOs).

  • 7219/9-2

    03/07/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 532, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7219/9-2. The well proved oil.

  • Gina Krog on stream

    03/07/2017 The Statoil-operated field Gina Krog in the North Sea started producing 30 June.

  • 31/7-2 A

    03/07/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 31/7-2 A cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • FactMaps – New Map Theme

    29/06/2017 NPDs FactMaps are now supplemented with Overview Maps from the Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Web Map Service on Nautical Charts, that is the 300 and 500 series.

  • 7220/6-3

    29/06/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/6-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • NCS No. 1-2017

    28/06/2017 Just over two years have passed since work began on the Johan Sverdrup field. Constructing the platforms for the largest Norwegian offshore development in many years has come halfway.

  • Revised guideline

    26/06/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has prepared a revised guideline for Section 30a of the Petroleum Regulations relating to commencement and continuation.

  • 24th licensing round

    23/06/2017 Today, 21 June 2017, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) announced the 24th licensing round. In this round, 102 blocks/parts of blocks will be announced, divided among 9 in the Norwegian Sea and 93 in the Barents Sea.

  • May 2017

    21/06/2017 Preliminary production figures for May 2017 show an average daily production of 1 980 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 128 000 barrels per day compared to April.

  • 24/9-11 S

    19/06/2017 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 150 B, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-11 S.

  • 7219/9-2

    07/06/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7219/9-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • The Barents Sea north report is now available

    06/06/2017 The report, which contains the new resource estimates for the eastern parts of the Barents Sea north, is now available online and in hard copy.

  • Start-up of Gina Krog

    24/05/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of production from the Gina Krog field in the North Sea.

  • Taking more initiative

    19/05/2017 To ensure sufficient capacity to be an even better champion for developing new fields and improving recovery from producing fields, the NPD has awarded framework agreements to eleven supplier firms representing various technology areas.

  • April 2017

    19/05/2017 Preliminary production figures for April 2017 show an average daily production of 2 111 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an decrease of 38 000 barrels per day (approx. 2 percent) compared to March.

  • Ministry of Petroleum and Energy responsible for mineral deposits on the shelf

    12/05/2017 From 1 April, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy took over management responsibility for exploration and recovery of mineral deposits on the continental shelf.

  • 6705/7-1

    12/05/2017 Repsol Norge AS, operator of production licence 705, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6705/7-1.

  • 31/7-2 S

    04/05/2017

  • 7120/1-5

    03/05/2017 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 492, is about to complete the drilling of appraisal well 7120/1-5 on the oil and gas discovery 7120/1-3 (Gohta).

  • APA 2017 - announcement

    02/05/2017 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has 2 May 2017 announced the APA 2017, comprising predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

  • Doubling the resource estimate for the Barents Sea

    25/04/2017 According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new calculations, the undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea are twice as large as previously assumed.

  • Expecting exploration record in the Barents Sea

    25/04/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is expecting a new record in the number of exploration wells in the Barents Sea this year.

  • March 2017

    25/04/2017 Preliminary production figures for March 2017 show an average daily production of 2 145 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 63 000 barrels per day (approx. 3 percent) compared to February.

  • 16/1-27

    24/04/2017 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 16/1-27 on the Edvard Grieg oil field in the central part of the North Sea.

  • International data forum meeting at the NPD

    18/04/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is hosting an international conference on storage and use of petroleum data from 6 to 8 June. There is still time to register for those who are interested.

  • 7121/8-1

    07/04/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7121/8-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 24/9-11 S

    07/04/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 24/9-11 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6000 wells on the Norwegian shelf

    04/04/2017 Well number 6000 was registered as completed in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's Fact Pages in late March. This was production well 31/2-Y-21 AY2H on the Troll field in the North Sea.

  • Start-up of the Flyndre field

    31/03/2017 The Maersk-operated Flyndre field in the North Sea started production on 26 March.

  • Good feedback from users

    31/03/2017 A user survey taken by public and private players in the petroleum sector shows that the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NDP) enjoys a high level of trust and exercises its role with confidence.

  • Increasing reserves on Goliat

    30/03/2017 Two wells will be drilled from Goliat in the Barents Sea in order to start production from the Snadd formation. This will increase oil reserves on Goliat by 1.2 million standard cubic metres (7.5 million barrels).

  • 7220/11-4

    28/03/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-4, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Received two development plans

    27/03/2017 The licensees for the Njord field and the nearby Bauge discovery in the Norwegian Sea submitted two PDOs (Plans for development and operation) to the authorities today.

  • 34/10-55 S

    24/03/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of Gimle Unit and production licence 193, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 34/10-55 S.

  • Extending lifetime on Sigyn

    23/03/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for continued use of the subsea facilities on the Sigyn field in the North Sea from the end of 2017 until the end of 2022.

  • February 2017

    21/03/2017 Preliminary production figures for February 2017 show an average daily production of 2 082 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 46 000 barrels per day (approx. 2 percent) compared to January.

  • 7318/12-2

    16/03/2017 Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 716, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7318/12-2. The well, which was drilled about 80 km northwest of the 7220/8-1 Johan Castberg discovery in the Barents Sea, is dry.

  • 6507/3-12 og 6507/3-12 A

    10/03/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 159 B, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6507/3-12 and appraisal well 6507/3-12 A. The wells proved gas.

  • 6507/3-12 A

    01/03/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6507/3-12 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • The OilFacts app has been updated with a new map component

    27/02/2017 What is the newest version of the app called, so I know my app has been updated?

  • 7219/12-1 and 7219/12-1 A

    24/02/2017 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 533, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7219/12-1 and appraisal well 7219/12-1 A (Filicudi). The well proved oil and gas.

  • 6705/7-1

    23/02/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Repsol Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6705/7-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • January 2017

    21/02/2017 Preliminary production figures for January 2017 show an average daily production of about 2 024 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Increased gas production from Ormen Lange

    10/02/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted consent for start-up of the expansion of the gas plant at Nyhamna in Møre og Romsdal County.

  • 16/1-27

    08/02/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-27, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/2-22 S

    03/02/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 265, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 16/2-22 S on the Johan Sverdrup oil field in the central part of the North Sea, 155 kilometres northwest from Karmøy.

  • 34/11-6 S

    03/02/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 193 D, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 34/11-6 S. The well was drilled from the Valemon facility, 160 km northwest of Bergen.

  • 7219/12-1 A

    19/01/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/12-1 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6507/3-12

    18/01/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6507/3-12, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6608/10-17 S

    17/01/2017 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 128, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6608/10-17 S.

  • December 2016

    17/01/2017 Preliminary production figures for December 2016 show an average daily production of 2 094 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 60 000 barrels per day (approx. 3 percent) compared to November.

  • 4 Field developments

    12/01/2017

  • 3 Exploration

    12/01/2017

  • 2 Petroleum production

    12/01/2017 Oil production increased for the third consecutive year, and the start-up of Goliat means that the Barents Sea is contributing to oil production for the first time. Gas sales from the Norwegian shelf maintain the same record-high level as in 2015. Production is expected to remain at a relatively stable level over the next few years.

  • 1 Investment and cost forecasts

    12/01/2017 The petroleum industry’s effort to reduce costs, along with falling supplier prices, have resulted in a considerably lower cost level. This is reflected both in lower investments in new projects, reduced costs for new production wells on fields in operation, as well as reduced operating and exploration costs.

  • The Shelf in 2016

    12/01/2017 Oil and gas production on the Norwegian shelf is high. The adjustment process has been extensive, but the cost reductions implemented by the industry will lay the foundation for profitable activity for many years to come.

  • Press conference – The shelf in 2016

    12/01/2017

  • Press conference – The shelf in 2016

    01/01/2017 Director general Bente Nyland will on January 12 present exploration and production results from 2016, and investment and production prognoses for the next five years.

  • 25/2-18 S, 25/2-18 A, 25/2-18 B and 25/2-18 C

    23/12/2016 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 442, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 25/2-18 S and appraisal wells 25/2-18 A, 25/2-18 B and 25/2-18 C.

  • 7318/12-1

    22/12/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ENI Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7318/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/2-22 S

    21/12/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-22 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • November 2016

    21/12/2016 Preliminary production figures for November 2016 show an average daily production of 2 153 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 37 000 barrels per day (approx. 2 percent) compared to October.

  • NCS No. 2-2016

    19/12/2016 Expanding oil activities in the far north mean that Svalbard is playing an increasingly important role in understanding the regional geology.

  • 7120/1-5

    16/12/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7120/1-5, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • The NPD teaches the industry - about the NPD

    15/12/2016 Around 150 employees from the petroleum industry participated at the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) first course on the NPD on Tuesday, 13 December.

  • Processing development plan for the Oda discovery

    30/11/2016 The operator Centrica submitted the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of the Oda discovery in the North Sea to the authorities today.

  • Mini upgrade of FactPages – autumn 2016

    24/11/2016 A few additions are done in the upgrade deployed today. However, there are no changes breaking backwards compatibility on the existing table-views downloading data in CSV or XML.

  • 6608/10-17 S

    23/11/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6608/10-17 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • FactPages - maintenance

    22/11/2016 Maintenance of NPDs FactPages will be done Thursday 24th of November. The pages  might be  unstable or unavailable from 15.00 this day and potential rest of the day.

  • 7220/6-2 R

    22/11/2016 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 609, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7220/6-2 R. The well proved oil and gas.

  • October 2016

    18/11/2016 Preliminary production figures for October 2016 show an average daily production of 2 099 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 486 000 barrels per day (approx. 30 percent) compared to September.

  • Teaching the industry about NPD roles and responsibilities

    17/11/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is organising courses for oil company staff who want to learn more about the authorities’ roles and responsibilities in the petroleum industry.

  • NPD to conduct user survey

    16/11/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) wants to know what important players in our society think about the work we do, and therefore conducts a user survey every three years.

  • FactMaps - maintenance

    09/11/2016 Maintenance of NPDs FactMaps and FactMaps-server Thursday 10th of November might lead to unstable or unavailable FactMaps clients and/or services.

  • Submitted PDO for Trestakk discovery

    01/11/2016 The licensees in the Trestakk discovery in the Norwegian Sea submitted a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) to the authorities today. Expected investments are NOK 5.5 billion.

  • New attribute for wellbores

    26/10/2016 Data for the attribute “Kick-Off Point” is now available at “wellbore, table view, exploration or development and all-long list.”

  • Russia and Norway to exchange seismic data from the Barents Sea

    26/10/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Russian petroleum authorities (Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency, Rosnedra) have entered into an agreement to exchange seismic data from the areas around the demarcation line in the Barents Sea.

  • Green light for Ivar Aasen start-up

    24/10/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted consent for production start-up on the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea. The operator AkerBP has scheduled start-up for December.

  • News on NPDs FactMaps

    24/10/2016 A new version of our FactMaps standard viewer, version 2.1, has been available through our FactPages since May.

  • 25/2-18 B

    18/10/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/2-18 B, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6407/7-9 S and 6407/7-9 A

    18/10/2016 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 107 C, has completed the drilling of wildcat wells 6407/7-9 S and 6407/7-9 A.

  • September 2016

    18/10/2016 Preliminary production figures for September 2016 show an average daily production of 1 591 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 344 000 barrels per day (approx. 18 percent) compared to August.

  • 30/4-3 S

    17/10/2016 Total E & P Norge, operator of production licence 043, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 30/4-3 S.

  • What you need to know about the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)

    10/10/2016 The NPD is inviting oil companies to a course. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 13 December.

  • Received Dvalin development plan

    04/10/2016 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) have received the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Dvalin discovery in production licence 435 in the Norwegian Sea.

  • Five billion barrels of oil and gas from the Statfjord field

    03/10/2016 Production from the field, which was discovered in 1974, started in 1979. The original plan was to shut down the field in the late 1990s. Now, the plan is to produce at least until the mid-2020s.

  • 7220/11-3 AR

    30/09/2016 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 609, has completed drilling the deepening 7220/11-3 AR on the 7220/11-1 (Alta) oil and gas discovery.

  • Still significant interest in exploration in mature areas – APA 2016

    21/09/2016 When the application deadline for awards in pre-defined areas (APA) 2016 expired on 6 September, the authorities had received applications from 33 companies.

  • Nomination of blocks for the 24th licensing round

    20/09/2016 In press releases dated 29 August 2016 and 8 September 2016, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy invited oil companies to nominate blocks for the 24th licensing round.

  • 7219/12-1

    20/09/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7219/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • August 2016

    20/09/2016 Preliminary production figures for August 2016 show an average daily production of 1 929 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 202 000 barrels per day (approx. 9.5 percent) compared to July.

  • 36/7-4

    16/09/2016 ENGIE E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 636, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 36/7-4. The well proved oil and gas.

  • 35/11-19 S, 35/11-20 S, 35/11-20 A and 35/11-20 B

    15/09/2016 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 248 F, is in the process of completing the drilling of four wells in the North Sea.

  • 1/5-5

    09/09/2016 Total Norge AS, operator of production licence 618, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 1/5-5. The well is dry.

  • 25/2-18 A

    05/09/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 25/2-18 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • New edition of the continental shelf map

    01/09/2016 You can now download or order the new edition of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s shelf map.

  • Best stand at ONS 2016

    01/09/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) and Ministry of Petroleum and Energy’s (MPE’s) stand was voted best stand over 50 square metres at ONS 2016.

  • New guidelines for Annual Status Report for fields in production

    31/08/2016 The form for Annual Status Report for fields in production has been changed from autumn 2016.

  • IOR prize awarded to Åsgard licensees

    30/08/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has awarded its improved oil recovery (IOR) prize for 2016 to the licensees of the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea for their subsea wet gas compressor.

  • Development costs cut by nearly half

    29/08/2016 The price tag for developing a field on the Norwegian shelf has declined by an average of more than 40 per cent since the autumn of 2014, according to the NPD's analysis of eight planned developments that are approaching start-up.

  • New guidelines for shredding

    26/08/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate frequently receives inquiries from companies regarding how and to what scope data should be shredded or destroyed. The NPD has prepared guidelines that can help clarify the proper procedure in these cases.

  • Consent for lifetime extension - Gullfaks B

    25/08/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has given the go-ahead for using the B platform on the Gullfaks field in the North Sea until 1 January 2036, which corresponds to the length of the production licence.

  • An update of the NPD’s resource classification system

    24/08/2016 The NPD’s Resource Classification System from 2001 has been updated. The new system has only minor changes compared to the previous one as all “boxes” are the same.

  • Looking for framework agreements on technology

    23/08/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has announced a tender competition to supplement its technological expertise and capacity, with the intention of becoming even more of a driving force in the development of discoveries and improved recovery measures from producing fields.

  • Consent to remove the Yme facility

    23/08/2016 The NPD has granted its consent for the licensees in production licences PL 316 and PL 316B to remove the production facility on Yme. The field is operated by Repsol.

  • The NPD at ONS

    22/08/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will be present at the oil and gas exhibition ONS in Stavanger from 29 August to 1 September.

  • Development plan for the Byrding discovery

    19/08/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has received a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Byrding discovery in the North Sea. The discovery was previously known as “Astero”.

  • July 2016

    16/08/2016 Preliminary production figures for July 2016 show an average daily production of 2 136 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Processing the development plan for the Utgard discovery

    11/08/2016 On 9 August, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) received the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Utgard discovery in the North Sea.

  • 35/11-20 B

    08/08/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-20 B, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Applicant seminar for DEMO 2000

    08/08/2016 The DEMO 2000 technology programme has announced funding of NOK 125 million for development of new technology for use on the Norwegian shelf, with an application deadline on 12 October 2016.

  • 25/10-15 S

    04/08/2016 Det norske oljeselskap AS, operator of production licence 626, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/10-15 S. The well is dry.

  • 7222/1-1

    04/08/2016 Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 226, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 7222/1-1. The well is dry.

  • 25/2-18 S

    27/07/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 25/2-18 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/11-14 and 30/11-14 B

    27/07/2016 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 035/272, has concluded the drilling of wildcat wells 30/11-14 and 30/11-14 B.

  • 7220/6-2 R

    26/07/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/6-2 R, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6407/7-9 S

    26/07/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum ASA a drilling permit for well 6407/7-9 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • June 2016

    20/07/2016 Preliminary production figures for June 2016 show an average daily production of about 1 820 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • ROV expedition in deep water in the Norwegian Sea

    14/07/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has carried out 4 successful ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) dives and has acquired depth data (bathymetry) near the Vøring Spur in the western Norwegian Sea.

  • 31/7-1 og 31/7-1 A

    13/07/2016 Faroe Petroleum Norge AS, operator of production licence 740, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 31/7-1 and appraisal well 31/7-1 A.

  • NPD to sell 3D seismic data

    12/07/2016 The 3D seismic data covers Block 31/5 (as well as a small part of Block 31/4).

  • Consent for start-up of subsea facility on the Balder field

    11/07/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted ExxonMobil, operator and sole licensee in production licence 001, consent to start-up a subsea facility for production well 25/11-E-29 AH on the Balder field.

  • 16/5-6

    11/07/2016 Tullow Oil Norge AS, operator of production licence 776, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-6. The well is dry.

  • Consent for extended lifetime for the Tambar facility

    08/07/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is giving the green light to use the facility on the Tambar field in the North Sea until 1 January 2022. This coincides with the expiry of production licence 065.

  • 35/11-20 A

    06/07/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-20 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • New issue of the magazine

    24/06/2016 Norsk sokkel is publishing a new issue and distribution of the printed magazine starts on Friday.

  • 31/7-1 A

    21/06/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 31/7-1 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/10-15 S

    17/06/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 25/10-15 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • May 2016

    17/06/2016 Preliminary production figures for May 2016 show an average daily production of about 1 944 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • New development concept on Oseberg

    15/06/2016 When Oseberg Vestflanken 2 starts producing in 2018, it will represent a new concept on the Norwegian shelf. Unmanned wellhead platforms may be relevant for future developments.

  • 7222/1-1

    13/06/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Eni Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7222/1-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Consent granted for Rutil start-up

    13/06/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted the licensees in Gullfaks (production licence 050) consent to start-up the facilities on the Rutil deposit on Gullfaks South, and to start producing.

  • 7220/11-3 AR

    09/06/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-3 AR, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/11-13

    09/06/2016 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 272, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 30/11-13. The well proved gas/condensate.

  • Mapping of the deep sea will continue

    08/06/2016 This summer, the NPD will continue to acquire geological samples and deep-sea minerals in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 36/7-4

    07/06/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted ENGIE E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 36/7-4, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/11-14, 30/11-14 A and 30/11-14 B

    30/05/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wells 30/11-14, 30/11-14 A and 30/11-14 B, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Status of emissions from the petroleum sector

    30/05/2016 In 2015, the petroleum activities generated 13.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is an increase of 400,000 tonnes (3 per cent) compared with the previous year.

  • 30/11-12 S and 30/11-12 A

    30/05/2016 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 035, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 30/11-12 S and appraisal well 30/11-12 A.

  • 16/1-26 S and 16/1-26 A

    27/05/2016 Det norske oljeselskap AS, operator of production licence 001 B, has concluded the drilling of appraisal wells 16/1-26 S and 16/1-26 A.

  • Studying cores from the northeastern Barents Sea

    25/05/2016 In the autumn of 2015, the NPD had seven shallow wells drilled in the northeastern Barents Sea.

  • 35/8-6 S and 35/8-6 A

    23/05/2016 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 248, has completed the drilling of wildcat wells 35/8-6 S and 35/8-6 A.

  • April 2016

    20/05/2016 Preliminary production figures for April 2016 show an average daily production of about 2 029 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 31/7-1

    19/05/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 31/7-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Thirteen companies are offered ten production licences in the 23rd licensing round

    18/05/2016 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has today issued an offer of new production licences in the 23rd licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf. All ten production licences are located in the Barents Sea.

  • 16/5-6

    18/05/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Tullow Oil Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 16/5-6.

  • 30/4-3 S

    18/05/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 30/4-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 35/11-19 S

    13/05/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/11-19 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Factpages release 2016 is now ready

    02/05/2016 Factpages release 2016 is now ready for use. Take a look at the introduction video.

  • Work with 2016 upgrade of Factpages

    25/04/2016 Because of the upgrade that was announced on April 4, the regularity of the Factpages will not be guaranteed after Thursday, April 28 at 16.00.

  • 30/11-13

    19/04/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/11-13, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • March 2016

    15/04/2016 Preliminary production figures for March 2016 show an average daily production of about 2 012 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 16/1-26 A

    14/04/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-26 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s confidence in the Norwegian shelf remains high

    14/04/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) updated estimate for undiscovered resources shows that the total remaining resources on the Norwegian shelf can provide a basis for oil and gas production for decades to come.

  • 35/8-6 A

    13/04/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/8-6 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/11-12 S and 30/11-12 A

    13/04/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wells 30/11-12 S and 30/11-12 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/11-11 S and 30/11-11 A

    13/04/2016 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 035/272, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 30/11-11 S and 30/11-11 A.

  • Presentation of new resource report

    07/04/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will present its new resource report on 14 April.

  • 7324/7-3 S

    06/04/2016 OMV Norge AS, operator of production licence 537, is in the process of completing the drilling of appraisal well 7324/7-3 S on the 7324/8-1 (Wisting) oil discovery.

  • New report positive to unmanned wellhead platforms

    06/04/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) takes a positive view of unmanned wellhead platforms as an alternative development concept to subsea developments.

  • An 2016 upgrade of NPD's FactPages

    04/04/2016 Based on internal requirements and external requests a new upgrade will be available 2nd of May 2016.

  • APA 2016 - announcement

    17/03/2016 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has 17th March 2016 announced the APA 2016, comprising the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

  • February 2016

    17/03/2016 Preliminary production figures for February 2016 show an average daily production of about 2 050 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • New and improved version of NorwegianPetroleum.no

    16/03/2016 The website’s content about Norwegian petroleum activities is updated. The website is also improved to give a better user experience and overview of contents, especially on mobile phones.

  • 35/8-6 S

    14/03/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/8-6 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/11-11 S

    11/03/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/11-11 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/11-11 B

    11/03/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/11-11 B, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/1-26 S

    10/03/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-26 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/4-10

    07/03/2016 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 544, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/4-10. The well is dry.

  • Field and discovery information updated

    02/03/2016 All information about fields and discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf has been revised and updated on the NPD’s Fact Pages on npd.no, and on the NPD and the Norwegian Ministry for Petroleum and Energy's joint website norskpetroleum.no.

  • 7224/2-1

    02/03/2016 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 611, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 7224/2-1. The well is dry.

  • 34/6-4

    02/03/2016 Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 554, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 34/6-4. The well is dry.

  • Slight increase in the resource base on the Norwegian shelf

    25/02/2016 The NPD's estimate of total discovered and undiscovered petroleum resources on the Norwegian shelf has increased with 0.1 billion standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) from the previous year to about 14.2 billion Sm3 o.e.

  • 30/9-28 S

    25/02/2016 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 104, has completed drilling of wildcat well 30/9-28 S.

  • January 2016

    19/02/2016 Preliminary production figures for January 2016 show an average daily production of about 2 037 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Joining forces in Stavanger

    02/02/2016 The Force forum aims to strengthen cooperation in research and development projects (R&D) at a two-day seminar hosted by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The Joining Forces seminar starts today.

  • Who deserves the IOR prize?

    01/02/2016 Do you know someone who deserves the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s prize for improved oil recovery – the 2016 IOR prize?

  • 6407/10-4

    20/01/2016 Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 700 B, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6407/10-4.

  • Offers for ownership interests in APA 2015

    19/01/2016 Today, 19 January, offers will be sent to 36 companies for 56 new production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • News about NPDs FactMaps

    18/01/2016 NPD will shortly release new versions of our FactMaps viewers. Both the standard viewer (HTML5) and the advanced viewer (Silverlight) will be launched as version 2.1, and version 2.0 will until further noticed also be supported.

  • 25/10-14 S

    18/01/2016 Suncor Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 571, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/10-14 S.

  • December 2015

    15/01/2016 Preliminary production figures for December 2015 show an average daily production of about 2 023 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Investment and cost forecasts

    14/01/2016 From a historically high activity level in 2013 and 2014, the falling oil price has caused substantial challenges for the petroleum industry, and projects on operating fields and new developments are being postponed.

  • Exploration

    14/01/2016 Exploration activity on the Norwegian shelf remains at a high level, though it declined somewhat at the end of the year. Seventeen discoveries were made, 11 in the North Sea and six in the Norwegian Sea. The discoveries are all minor and close to other fields.

  • Field developments

    14/01/2016 In 2015, four new fields started production on the Norwegian continental shelf, all in the North Sea. The authorities approved four Plans for Development and Operation (PDOs), compared to just one in 2014.

  • The Shelf in 2015

    14/01/2016 Low oil prices have given rise to considerable challenges for the petroleum industry. Significant remaining resources, combined with cost reductions and improved efficiency, can ensure continued high activity and future profitability.

  • Petroleum production

    14/01/2016 Oil production increased for the second consecutive year, and a new record was set for gas sales. Production is expected to remain at a stable level over the next few years.

  • Press conference – The Shelf in 2015

    06/01/2016 Director general Bente Nyland will present investment and production prognoses, and results from exploration and production in 2015.  

  • 7130/4-1

    31/12/2015 Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 708, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 7130/4-1. The well is being drilled about 85 kilometres north-east of Berlevåg.

  • 16/1-25 S

    23/12/2015 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338 C, has completed the drilling of exploration well 16/1-25 S.

  • 7324/7-3 S

    22/12/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to OMV Norge AS for well 7324/7-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 1/5-5

    21/12/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted a drilling permit to Total E&P Norge AS for well 1/5-5.

  • 7224/2-1

    21/12/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7224/2-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Oseberg West Flank to be developed

    18/12/2015 Today, December 18, Statoil and its partners has submitted a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for Oseberg Vestflanken 2 in the North Sea.

  • November 2015

    18/12/2015 Preliminary production figures for November 2015 show an average daily production of about 1 993 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 35/11-18 and 18 A

    10/12/2015 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 248, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 35/11-18 and appraisal well 35/11-18 A.

  • 26 companies want to explore in the north

    04/12/2015 The application deadline for production licences in the 23rd licensing round expired on 2 December. Twenty-six companies had applied for exploration acreage by the end of the deadline.

  • New issue of Norwegian Continental Shelf

    01/12/2015 The special report in this issue, as in the previous one, focus on the 50th anniversary of the first licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

  • Edvard Grieg on stream

    30/11/2015 A new field started producing in the North Sea on Saturday 28. November. Edvard Grieg is operating company Lundin's first major development project on the Norwegian shelf.

  • 16/4-10

    30/11/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/4-10, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Users of the OilFacts-app are requested to upgrade to a new version

    25/11/2015 Version 1 of OilFacts will be discontinued on 11 December 2015. OilFacts version 2 is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

  • Plugging of wells can prevent value creation

    23/11/2015 Re-using wells on the Norwegian shelf can be good business. This is why the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is sceptical of the proposal to plug wells as a measure to keep drilling rigs in activity.

  • Force – still going strong after 20 years

    20/11/2015 For 20 years, oil companies and authorities have met on excursions, for lunch meetings and seminars to discuss how to increase oil recovery and streamline exploration.

  • 34/8-16 S

    20/11/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 120, has completed drilling of exploration well 34/8-16 S.

  • Green light for production start-up on Edvard Grieg

    16/11/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted consent to start production on the Lundin Norway-operated Edvard Grieg field in production licence 338 in the North Sea.

  • 7130/4-1

    13/11/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7130/4-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • October 2015

    13/11/2015 Preliminary production figures for October 2015 show an average daily production of about 1 946 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 6406/12-5 S

    10/11/2015 VNG Norge AS, operator of production licence 586, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6406/12-5 S.

  • Start-up consent for two pipelines

    06/11/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted start-up consents for the Edvard Grieg oil pipeline and the Utsira High gas pipeline.

  • New study on unmanned wellhead platforms

    23/10/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate wants unmanned wellhead platforms to be considered more often as an alternative to subsea tie-back in connection with development decisions.

  • CO2 storage on the agenda in Stavanger

    21/10/2015 For two days, representatives from the authorities, research institutions, and industry will discuss and learn more about projects involving storage of CO2 in the subsurface.

  • September 2015

    14/10/2015 Preliminary production figures for September 2015 show an average daily production of about 1 864 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 6306/5-2

    13/10/2015 Repsol Norge AS, operator of production licence 642, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6306/5-2. The well is dry.

  • 6406/6-4 S

    02/10/2015 Maersk Oil Norway AS, operator of production licence 510, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6406/6-4 S.

  • 25/11-28

    01/10/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 169, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 25/11-28. The well is dry.

  • 7220/11-3 og 7220/11-3 A

    30/09/2015 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 609, has completed the drilling of appraisal wells 7220/11-3 and 7220/11-3 A on the oil and gas discovery 7220/11-1 (Alta).

  • More oil from Gullfaks

    23/09/2015 One of the major cash cows on the Norwegian shelf, the Gullfaks field, which has been producing for nearly 30 years, is facing further investments to boost production and extend the field’s lifetime.

  • August 2015

    23/09/2015 Preliminary production figures for August 2015 show an average daily production of about 1 924 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 25/10-14 S

    18/09/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Suncor Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 25/10-14 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/12-4 S and A

    17/09/2015 VNG Norge AS, operator of production licence 586, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 6406/12-4 S and 6406/12-4 A.

  • 6407/10-5

    14/09/2015 A/S Norske Shell, operator of production licence 793, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6407/10-5.

  • Development plan for Maria approved

    11/09/2015 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the development plan for the oil discovery Maria on the Halten Bank in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 7220/11-3 A

    10/09/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-3 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Great interest in APA 2015

    09/09/2015 At the application deadline for awards in predefined areas (APA) 2015 on the Norwegian continental shelf, the authorities had received applications from 43 companies.

  • Consent for start-up of Goliat

    09/09/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted the licensees of the Goliat oil field (production licence 229) consent for start-up of their field facilities and production.

  • 16/1-25 S

    09/09/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-25 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/9-27 S

    04/09/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 104, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 30/9-27 S.

  • Sharing petroleum data through Diskos for 20 years

    03/09/2015 This year is the 20th anniversary since the joint database Diskos was created. The base has been and continues to play an important role for the companies on the shelf for access to seismic, well and production data.

  • 3/7-10 S

    03/09/2015 Premier Oil Norge AS, operator of production licence 539, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 3/7-10 S.

  • 16/7-11

    31/08/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 72 B, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/7-11 on behalf of production licences 72 B, 72 D and 72 E.

  • Polar researchers return after one year on ice floes in the Arctic Ocean

    27/08/2015 On 22 August, Yngve Kristoffersen and Audun Tholfsen returned to Longyearbyen after completing a feat no one has done since Nansen and Johansen - spending the winter alone in the central Arctic Ocean.

  • 25/11-28

    27/08/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/11-28, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6407/10-5

    26/08/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted A/S Norske Shell a drilling permit for well 6407/10-5 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Consent for use of equipment for improved recovery on Gullfaks

    25/08/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted the licensees of Gullfaks Sør consent for start-up and operation of new subsea wet gas compressor and umbilical on the Gullfaks field in production licence 050.

  • 16/1-23 S

    25/08/2015 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, is in the process of completing the  drilling of appraisal well 16/1-23 S on the Edvard Grieg oil field in the central section of the North Sea.

  • New edition of the continental shelf map

    25/08/2015 You can now download or order the new edition of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s shelf map.

  • 35/11-18

    19/08/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/12-5 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/12-4 A

    17/08/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to VNG Norge AS for well 6406/12-4 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • July 2015

    13/08/2015 Preliminary production figures for July 2015 show an average daily production of about 1 946 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is the same as in June 2015.

  • 16/7-11

    12/08/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/7-11, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/4-9 S

    12/08/2015 Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 359, has completed drilling wildcat well 16/4-9 S.

  • 6507/3-11 S

    12/08/2015 E.ON E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 650, has completed drilling wildcat well 6507/3-11 S. The well was drilled about 12 kilometres east of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 2/4-23 S

    23/07/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 146, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 2/4-23 S.

  • 2/11-11

    22/07/2015 Edison Norge AS, operator of production licence (PL) 616, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 2/11-11.

  • June 2015

    16/07/2015 Preliminary production figures for June 2015 show an average daily production of about 1 948 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 10/4-1

    15/07/2015 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 734, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 10/4-1.

  • 7220/6-2

    13/07/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/6-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 3/7-10 S

    02/07/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Premier Oil Norge AS a drilling permit for well 3/7-10 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/1-22 S, 16/1-22 A og 16/1-22 B

    02/07/2015 Det norske oljeselskap AS, operator of the Ivar Aasen field, has completed the drilling of appraisal wells 16/1-22 S, 16/1-22 A and 16/1-22 B.

  • Processing amended plan for development and operation of Gullfaks

    01/07/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has received an amended plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Gullfaks field in the North Sea.

  • 15/6-13, 15/6-13 A and 15/6-13 B

    01/07/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of the Gina Krog Unit, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-13 and appraisal wells 15/6-13 A and 15/6-13 B.

  • 6507/3-11 S

    29/06/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted E.ON E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/3-11 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6507/11-11

    26/06/2015 Tullow Oil Norge AS, operator of production licence 591, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6507/11-11.  

  • 25/10-13 S

    24/06/2015 Suncor Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 571, has completed the drilling of exploration well 25/10-13 S. The well is dry.

  • May 2015

    24/06/2015 Preliminary production figures for May 2015 show an average daily production of about 1 866 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 10/4-1

    23/06/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 10/4-1.

  • 35/12-5 S

    18/06/2015 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 378, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 35/12-5 S.

  • 6306/5-2

    17/06/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Repsol Exploration Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6306/5-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/12-4 S

    17/06/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted VNG Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/12-4 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7220/11-2 and 7220/11-2 A

    12/06/2015 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 609, has completed drilling of appraisal wells 7220/11-2 and 7220/11-2 A on the 7220/11-1 (Alta) oil and gas discovery.

  • 16/1-23 S

    10/06/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-23 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6706/11-2

    09/06/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 602, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6706/11-2. The well encountered gas.

  • SMIL

    08/06/2015 As of 9 June, the production licences can submit applications for extension of deadlines in the exploration period (the initial period) to the authorities through the online portal SMIL instead of sending normal application letters.

  • 33/2-2 S

    04/06/2015 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 579, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 33/2-2 S.

  • 15/6-13 A og 15/6-13 B

    29/05/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wells 15/6-13 A and B, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/1-22 A

    28/05/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-22 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7220/11-3

    27/05/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • More oil than ten years ago

    27/05/2015 The current recoverable volume of oil in fields and discoveries exceeds the estimated figure in 2005, and it is also presumed that more oil remains to be discovered.

  • 2/11-11

    26/05/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has issued a drilling permit for wellbore 2/11-11 to Edison Norge AS.

  • 6407/8-7 and 6407/8-7 A

    22/05/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 348 C, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 6407/8-7 and 6407/8-7 A.

  • 6406/11-2

    22/05/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6706/11-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/10-13 S

    21/05/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Suncor Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 25/10-13 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • New issue of Norwegian Continental Shelf

    21/05/2015 The main theme is this year’s 50th anniversary of the first licensing round on the NCS.

  • 15/12-24 S

    20/05/2015 Talisman Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 672, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 15/12-24 S.

  • April 2015

    19/05/2015 Preliminary production figures for April 2015 show an average daily production of about 1 963 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 34/4-14 S

    15/05/2015 Suncor Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 375, has completed drilling of appraisal well 34/4-14 S in the oil discovery 34/4-11.

  • 7324/8-2

    15/05/2015 OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 537, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 7324/8-2.

  • 6507/11-11

    13/05/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Tullow Oil Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/11-11, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Plan for new development - 6406/3-8

    06/05/2015 Yesterday, 5 May, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) received a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Maria oil discovery.

  • 6407/8-7

    05/05/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6407/8-7, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/2-8

    28/04/2015 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 589, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6406/2-8. The well proved oil.

  • 35/12-5 S

    28/04/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/12-5 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Want to secure the resources on Johan Sverdrup

    28/04/2015 On Friday, the Government submitted a proposition to the Storting for the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the first development phase step on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

  • 16/1-21 S and 16/1-21 A

    22/04/2015 Det norske oljeselskap AS, operator of production licence 001 B, has completed drilling of appraisal wells 16/1-21 S and 16/1-21 A on the Ivar Aasen field.

  • APA 2015 - announcement

    21/04/2015 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has 21 April 2015 announced the APA 2015, comprising the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

  • Web site replaces printed Facts

    20/04/2015 Up until 2014, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate published a booklet containing factual information about the Norwegian petroleum activities.

  • Valemon officially opened

    17/04/2015 Yesterday, the Minister of Petroleum and Energy marked the official opening of the Statoil-operated Valemon field in the North Sea.

  • 34/3-5

    17/04/2015 BG Norge AS, operator of production licence 373 S, has completed the drilling of exploration well 34/3-5. The well is dry.

  • 7324/8-2

    17/04/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted OMV Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7324/8-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • March 2015

    17/04/2015 Preliminary production figures for March 2015 show an average daily production of about 1 935 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 6706/12-3

    13/04/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 602, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6706/12-3. The well proved gas.

  • 16/1-22 S

    10/04/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate granted Det norske oljeselskap AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-22 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 15/12-24 S

    10/04/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate granted Talisman Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 15/12-24 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/6-5 S

    10/04/2015 Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 627, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 25/6-5 S.

  • 50th anniversary of the first licensing round

    09/04/2015 50 years ago today, on 9 April 1965, the first licensing rules for the Norwegian shelf were laid down by royal decree.

  • 15/6-13

    27/03/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 15/6-13, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6706/12-2

    18/03/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 218, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6706/12-2.

  • 16/1-24

    17/03/2015 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338 C, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/1-24.

  • 6706/12-3

    13/03/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6706/12-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • February 2015

    12/03/2015 Preliminary production figures for February 2015 indicate an average daily production of about 1 925 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Resource accounts 2014

    02/03/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's resource accounts estimate the total recoverable petroleum resources to be 14.1 billion standard cubic meters (Sm3) of oil equivalents (o.e.).

  • 2/4-23

    02/03/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 2/4-23.

  • 25/6-5 S

    27/02/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 25/6-5 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • January 2015

    20/02/2015 Preliminary production figures for January 2015 indicate an average daily production of about 1 931 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 6706/12-2

    18/02/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6706/12-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 34/3-4 S and 34/3-4 A

    16/02/2015 BG Group AS, operator of production licence 373 S, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 34/3-4 S and 34/3-4 A.

  • 2/4-22 S

    13/02/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 146, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 2/4-22 S.

  • Johan Sverdrup development plan submitted

    13/02/2015 Today, 13 February, the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Johan Sverdrup field was submitted to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien.

  • Johan Sverdrup - in the company of giants

    13/02/2015 Johan Sverdrup was proven in two stages, but it was clear from the start that this was actually one gigantic oil discovery. Ranked by size, it is number five on the Norwegian ranking list.

  • 26/10-1

    12/02/2015 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 674 BS, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 26/10-1.

  • Interactive maps of potential CO2 storage sites

    12/02/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has produced two interactive versions of the atlas of potential CO2 storage sites in the sea areas off the Norwegian coast.

  • 30/11-10 A

    09/02/2015 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 035, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 30/11-10 A.

  • 16/1-24

    09/02/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-24, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Fifty years since it all started

    02/02/2015 This year marks 50 years since petroleum activities began in Norway. The boundaries of the shelf were laid out, and the first – and largest – licensing round was announced.

  • 7220/11-2

    28/01/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • News about NPD maps and map services

    23/01/2015 The new FactMaps has been available since June 2014. Here is an update on future development of the FactMaps and related map services.

  • 23rd licensing round - announcement

    20/01/2015 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced the 23rd licensing round today, 20 January 2015. Fifty-seven blocks/parts of blocks are being announced in this round, of which three are in the Norwegian Sea and 54 in the Barents Sea.

  • Offers for ownership interests in APA 2014

    20/01/2015 Today, 20 January, offers will be issued to 43 companies for 54 new production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • 16/4-9 S

    16/01/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/4-9 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • December 2014

    16/01/2015 Preliminary production figures for December 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 916 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Field developments

    15/01/2015 In 2014, the authorities received one Plan for Development and Operation (PDO), for a minor gas discovery near the Statoil-operated Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen in the North Sea. The 34/10-53 S discovery will be developed with a seabed template tied in to Gullfaks A.

  • Exploration

    15/01/2015 Exploration activity is still high on the Norwegian shelf. Last year, 56 exploration wells were spudded and 59 were terminated. This amounts to three fewer spudded exploration wells than in 2013, but is the third highest total ever. Of these, 41 were wildcat wells and 15 were appraisal wells.

  • Petroleum production

    15/01/2015 216.7 million saleable standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm³ o.e.) were produced in 2014. This is 47.4 million Sm³ o.e. less than in the record-setting year 2004, and 1.4 per cent more than in 2013. This minor increase was slightly larger than expected in the forecasts made for 2014. Oil production increased from 2013, after a steady decline since 2001.

  • Investment and cost forecasts

    15/01/2015 The high cost level in the petroleum industry has gradually become a major challenge. The decline in oil and gas prices in recent months has further emphasised the sector’s profitability challenges.

  • The shelf in 2014

    15/01/2015 In the opinion of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, high costs and weaker oil prices could drive necessary readjustments that will strengthen the petroleum industry over the long-term.

  • Press conference – The shelf in 2014

    14/01/2015

  • Technical difficulties with our website

    13/01/2015 We are in the process of upgrading npd.no’s publication system. We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our website as a result of this.

  • 2015 Brøgger Prize

    12/01/2015 Fridtjof Riis (b. 1954) has been awarded the Brøgger Prize for 2015. Riis received the prize for his cutting-edge technical contributions to Norwegian geology, and geoscience in general.

  • Pioneering work on Barents Sea geology

    12/01/2015 Investigations conducted by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) have thrown new light on the geology of Svalbard and the northern Barents Sea.

  • 25/10-12 S

    06/01/2015 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 625, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 25/10-12 S. The well is dry.

  • 6405/12-1

    31/12/2014 Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 584, is in the process of completing drilling of wildcat well 6405/12-1.

  • 33/2-1

    23/12/2014 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 555, has completed drilling of wildcat well 33/2-1.

  • 30/11-10

    22/12/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 035, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 30/11-10. The well proved oil.

  • 35/9-12 S

    19/12/2014 RWE Dea Norge AS, operator of production licence 420, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 35/9-12 S.

  • 6406/2-8

    19/12/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6406/2-8, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • November 2014

    17/12/2014 Preliminary production figures for November 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 939 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 16/1-21 S and 16/1-21 A

    16/12/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap AS a drilling permit for wells 16/1-21 S and 16/1-21 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/6-4

    15/12/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Maersk Oil Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6406/6-4, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6707/10-3 S

    08/12/2014 Centrica Resources Norge AS, operator of production licence 528 B, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6707/10-3 S.

  • 26/10-1

    02/12/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 26/10-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Upgrade of Factpages have been performed

    02/12/2014 The December upgrade of Factpages announced 21st November, was set into production last night. The changes have been as few as possible, not to interfere with existing users that are downloading and browsing data.

  • An upgrade of Factpages December 2014

    21/11/2014 An upgrade of Factpages will be set in production 1st. December. The website can be unavailable from 15 to 21 that day. The upgrade is based on feedback from users inside and outside the NPD.

  • New additions to management in the NPD

    17/11/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new management group comes into force today, 17 November.

  • 6305/8-2

    14/11/2014 A/S Norske Shell, operator of the Ormen Lange field, has completed drilling of appraisal well 6305/8-2 on the Ormen Lange field.

  • October 2014

    14/11/2014 Preliminary production figures for October 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 949 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 7227/10-1

    07/11/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 230, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7227/10-1.

  • 35/9-12 S

    04/11/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted RWE Dea Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/9-12 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 34/6-3 S and A

    03/11/2014 Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 554, has completed drilling of appraisal well 34/6-3 S on the 34/6-2 S oil discovery and wildcat well 34/6-3 A.

  • 25/8-18 S

    21/10/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 169, is about to complete drilling of appraisal well 25/8-18 S.

  • 33/12-10 S

    17/10/2014 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 631, has completed drilling of wildcat well 33/12-10 S. The well is dry.

  • 7227/10-1

    15/10/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7227/10-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7220/11-1

    14/10/2014 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 609, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 7220/11-1, which proved both oil and gas.

  • September 2014

    14/10/2014 Preliminary production figures for September 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 834 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Proposed national budget 2015

    14/10/2014 In its proposed national budget for 2015, the Government advocates allocating a total of NOK 413.5 million to operating expenses, procurement of equipment and maintenance in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

  • New head of the Harstad office

    13/10/2014 Stig-Morten Knutsen (49) has been appointed as head of the NPD’s Harstad office.

  • 7220/2-1

    10/10/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 714, is currently completing the drilling of wildcat well 7220/2-1.

  • 34/7-36 S

    01/10/2014 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 553, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 34/7-36 S.

  • 6707/10-3

    29/09/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Centrica Resources (Norge) AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6707/10-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6305/8-2

    29/09/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted A/S Norske Shell a drilling permit for wellbore 6305/8-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7319/12-1

    26/09/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 713, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7319/12-1.

  • Easier to apply for geological samples

    22/09/2014 It is now possible to use an electronic form to apply for a permit to take samples from cores, drill cuttings or fluids from exploration and production wells on the Norwegian shelf.

  • August 2014

    16/09/2014 Preliminary production figures for August 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 842 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Record number of applications in APA 2014

    11/09/2014 At the end of the application deadline for awards in predefined areas (APA) 2014 on the Norwegian shelf, the authorities have received applications from 47 companies.

  • 7125/4-3

    11/09/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 393 B, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7125/4-3. The well is dry.

  • 2/9-5 S

    09/09/2014 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 494, has completed drilling of wildcat well 2/9-5 S. The well is dry.

  • 33/12-10 S

    01/09/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 33/12-10 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/4-8 S

    29/08/2014 Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 359, has completed drilling of appraisal well 16/4-8 S.

  • Updated and new descriptions of plays

    27/08/2014 New and updated descriptions of plays for the Norwegian shelf, including contour maps and shape files, can now be found at www.npd.no.

  • New continental shelf map

    27/08/2014 You can now download or order paper versions of the NPD’s new continental shelf map.

  • 7319/12-1

    26/08/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7319/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6405/12-1

    26/08/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6405/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Martin Landrø receives the IOR award in 2014

    26/08/2014 Martin Landrø has been given the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) IOR award for his work on developing 4D seismic for mapping, production management and monitoring of reservoirs.

  • Core values

    25/08/2014 The authority stand at this year’s ONS features a selection of core samples from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s core storage. This collection contains samples from around 1600 exploration and production wells on the Norwegian shelf.

  • Meet the NPD’s managers at ONS

    22/08/2014 Members of the NPD’s management team will be present at the ONS conference. Meet them at our stand no. 630 in Hall F, at these times:

  • 7220/2-1

    22/08/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum ASA a drilling permit for well 7220/2-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7125/4-2

    22/08/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7125/4-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Norwegian Petroleum Directorate at ONS

    21/08/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will have a stand at the ONS oil exhibition in Stavanger from 25-28 August. The NPD will share a stand with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE).

  • This year’s seismic acquisition complete

    21/08/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has had a successful seismic season, which wound up 19 August.

  • July 2014

    14/08/2014 Preliminary production figures for July 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 935 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 34/6-3 S

    13/08/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 34/6-3 S cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7324/9-1

    07/08/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 614, has concluded drilling of wildcat well 7324/9-1, which proved gas.

  • 7324/9-1

    30/07/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7324/9-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 34/7-36 S

    30/07/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 34/7-36 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 2/4-22 S

    30/07/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 2/4-22 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • June 2014

    29/07/2014 Preliminary production figures for June 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 744 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 8/10-6 S

    23/07/2014 Centrica Resources Norge AS, operator of production licence 405, has completed drilling of wildcat well 8/10-6 S. The well is dry.  

  • 7120/1-4 S

    22/07/2014 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 492, is about to complete drilling of appraisal well 7120/1-4 S on the 7120/1-3 oil discovery (Gohta).

  • 7325/1-1

    22/07/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 615, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7325/1-1.  The well proved gas.  

  • 31/10-1

    22/07/2014 Tullow Oil Norge AS, operator of production licence 507, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 31/10-1. The well is dry.  

  • 6406/12-3 B and 6406/12-3 A

    11/07/2014 VNG Norge AS, operator of production licence 586, is about to complete drilling of appraisal well 6406/12-3 B on the 6406/12-3 S (“Pil”) oil and gas discovery, as well as the 6406/12-3 A wildcat well on the “Bue” prospect.

  • 7324/7-2

    03/07/2014 OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 537, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 7324/7-2.

  • 2/9-5 S

    30/06/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 2/9-5 S.

  • High exploration activity in the first six months

    30/06/2014 Exploration activity on the Norwegian shelf remains vigorous. Thirteen new discoveries have been made this year, the largest of these in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 6507/5-7

    25/06/2014 E.ON E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 558, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6507/5-7. The well has been drilled about 18 kilometres southeast of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 31/10-1

    24/06/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Tullow Oil Norge AS a drilling permit for well 31/10-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7220/11-1

    24/06/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7324/2-1

    20/06/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 615, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7324/2-1.

  • New and improved FactMaps and FactPages

    19/06/2014 Today, 19 June, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is launching a new version of FactMaps and upgraded FactPages.

  • 7325/1-1

    17/06/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7325/1-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • May 2014

    17/06/2014 Preliminary production figures for May 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 665 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. 

  • Drilling in Norwegian Sea completed

    13/06/2014 On 9 June, The NPD completed the drilling of shallow boreholes in the western Norwegian Sea. Three holes were drilled on the Mørerand High, 293 kilometres northwest of Kristiansund.

  • 6608/10-16

    06/06/2014 Noreco Norway AS, operator of production licence 484, has completed drilling of wildcat well 6608/10-16. The well is dry.

  • Presentations from the conference on project implementation on the Norwegian shelf

    03/06/2014 On 8 April, the NPD held a conference on measures to improve project implementation on the shelf. Presentations from the conference are now available online.

  • System for permanent reservoir monitoring installed on the Snorre and Grane fields

    30/05/2014 Work will continue this summer and autumn on installing a seismic streamer on Snorre. A dedicated system with a seismic streamer will also be installed on Grane.

  • 35/9-11 S og 35/9-11 A

    27/05/2014 RWE Dea Norge AS, operator of production licence 420, has completed drilling of appraisal wells 35/9-11 S and 35/9-11 A on the 35/9-6 S oil, gas and condensate discovery.

  • 31/2-21 S

    26/05/2014 Tullow Oil Norge AS, operator of production licence 550, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 31/2-21 S. The well was drilled about 12 kilometres northwest of the Troll C platform in the North Sea.

  • 16/4-8 S

    23/05/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/4-8, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7324/2-1

    23/05/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7324/2-1 cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 8/10-6 S

    20/05/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Centrica Energi (Norge) AS a drilling permit for wellbore 8/10-6 S.

  • New compiled atlas

    20/05/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is completing the mapping of potential CO2 stores on the Norwegian shelf by publishing a compiled, revised edition of the previously published atlases.

  • Preliminary release notes

    16/05/2014 A major upgrade of the Factpages will take place 18.06.2014 between 15:00-21:00.

  • 8/10-5 S and 8/10-5 A

    14/05/2014 Centrica Resources Norge AS, operator of production licence 405, is in the process of concluding the drilling of exploration wells 8/10-5 S and 8/10-5 A. The wells are dry.

  • April 2014

    13/05/2014 Preliminary production figures for April 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 918 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 30 000 barrels per day (about 1.5 percent) less than in March 2014.

  • 16/1-18

    12/05/2014 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, is about to complete drilling of appraisal well 16/1-18 on the Edvard Grieg oil field in the central part of the North Sea.

  • Oil Facts app on all mobile platforms

    12/05/2014 If you need quick access to facts about Norwegian oil fields, production, companies or wells, the Oil Facts app is your answer.

  • 34/10-C-18 A

    09/05/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licences 120 B/Gimle Unit, has completed drilling of an observation well with exploration targets, 34/10-C-18 A.

  • New fact booklet

    05/05/2014 The fact booklet, Facts 2014, is now available on paper and online.

  • New FactMaps in beta version

    05/05/2014 NPD will launch a brand new FactMaps solution together with the major FactPages upgrade June 18th. The FactMaps are now ready to be tested in beta version.

  • Exploring unknown acreage in the Norwegian Sea

    02/05/2014 This summer, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will map the subsurface on the Mørerand High and Gjallar Ridge South in the Norwegian Sea, which is in the western part of the continental shelf. The objective is to acquire knowledge about unexplored acreage.

  • 7220/7-3 S

    02/05/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 532, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7220/7-3 S.

  • 16/2-19 and 16/2-19 A

    02/05/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 265, is currently completing the drilling of appraisal wells 16/2-19 and 16/2-19 A on the 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup oil discovery in the central part of the North Sea.

  • 35/11-17

    30/04/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 090, is in the process of concluding drilling of wildcat well 35/11-17. The well was drilled about one kilometre south of the Fram field in the North Sea.

  • 6507/5-7

    29/04/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted E.ON E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/5-7, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/12-3 B and A

    29/04/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted VNG Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/12-3 B and A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • CO2 storage on the docket in Stavanger

    29/04/2014 Last week, 100 participants from 15 countries took part in a workshop in Stavanger to discuss issues regarding safe handling and storage of CO2.

  • 33/2-1

    25/04/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 33/2-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 35/9-11 A

    25/04/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted RWE Dea Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/9-11 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 2014 upgrade of Factpages and new version of FactMaps

    23/04/2014 A major upgrade of the Factpages will be done June 15th between the hours of 15–21. The upgrade will consist of new data requested by the users, some changes of data, and some bug fixes.

  • 25/8-18 S

    11/04/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/8-18 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 34/10-54 S og 34/10-54 A

    11/04/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of the production licences in the Valemon Unit, has concluded the drilling of wildcat wells 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A. The wells proved oil and gas.

  • March 2014

    11/04/2014 Preliminary production figures for March 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 913 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 6406/12-3 S

    10/04/2014 VNG Norge AS, operator of production licence 586, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6406/12-3 S. The well has been drilled about 35 kilometres southwest of the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 7218/8-1

    10/04/2014 GDF SUEZ E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 607, has concluded drilling of wildcat well 7218/8-1.

  • 6407/1-7 og 6407/1-7 A

    10/04/2014 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 475, has concluded the drilling of appraisal wells 6407/1-7 and 6407/1-7 A.

  • Conference

    07/04/2014 On 8 April, the NPD will hold a conference on measures to improve project execution on the Norwegian shelf for about 100 oil industry executives.

  • APA 2014 - announcement

    03/04/2014 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has 3 April 2014 announced the APA 2014, comprising the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

  • Substantial assets remain on the Norwegian shelf

    03/04/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) believes that oil reserves could grow by 1200 million standard cubic metres (Sm3) over the next ten years. 

  • 7324/7-2

    02/04/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7324/7-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/2-19 A

    28/03/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-19 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/3-8 S

    27/03/2014 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is in the process of completing the drilling of appraisal well 16/3-8 S on the 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup oil discovery in the central part of the North Sea.

  • 34/8-17 S

    19/03/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 120, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 34/8-17 S.

  • Good feedback from users

    17/03/2014 Agenda Kaupang carried out a user survey for the NPD. The purpose is to learn what key players in the outside world think about how the NPD works and solves its tasks.

  • February 2014

    13/03/2014 Preliminary production figures for February 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 931 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 35/11-16 S

    10/03/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 248 C, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 35/11-16 S.

  • High scores for App

    05/03/2014 The Oil facts app received a sterling review in the annual Farmand awards.

  • 35/9-11 S/A

    05/03/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted RWE Dea Norge a drilling permit for well 35/9-11 S/A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7120/1-4 S

    05/03/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7120/1-4 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Previous award winners

    03/03/2014    

  • Who deserves the NPD’s IOR prize?

    03/03/2014 Do you know someone who deserves the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s prize for improved oil recovery for 2014 – the IOR prize?

  • 7222/11-2

    03/03/2014 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 659, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7222/11-2.

  • Resource accounts 2013

    03/03/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's resource accounts show that the total recoverable petroleum resources are estimated at 14.2 billion standard cubic metres (Sm3) of oil equivalents (o.e.).

  • 31/2-21 S

    27/02/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to Tullow Oil Norge for well 31/2-21 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/9-4

    21/02/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 628, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 25/9-4.

  • 25/5-9

    21/02/2014 Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 102 F, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 25/5-9.

  • 7220/4-1

    20/02/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, the operator of production licence 532, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 7220/4-1.

  • 7220/7-3 S

    19/02/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7220/7-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7218/8-1

    14/02/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted GDF SUEZ E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7218/8-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 35/11-17

    14/02/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil a drilling permit for wellbore 35/11-17, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • January 2014

    14/02/2014 Preliminary production figures for January 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1 948 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is almost the same as in December 2013.

  • 16/2-20 S og 16/2-20 A

    11/02/2014 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, has completed drilling of wildcat wells 16/2-20 S and 16/2-20 A. The wells are dry.

  • 6407/1-7

    04/02/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6407/1-7, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6608/10-16

    04/02/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Noreco Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6608/10-16, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6507/10-2 S

    28/01/2014 Faroe Petroleum Norge AS, operator of production licence 645, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6507/10-2 S. The well was drilled about 13 kilometres south of the Heidrun platform.

  • Nominations for the 23rd licensing round

    22/01/2014 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received proposals from 40 companies regarding which blocks they believe should be included in the 23rd licensing round on the Norwegian shelf.

  • 16/2-19

    21/01/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-19, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Correction to The shelf in 2013

    16/01/2014 In the printed version of the summary press release handed out at yesterday’s press conference, there is an error in the eighth paragraph, referring to petroleum production.

  • December 2013

    16/01/2014 Preliminary production figures for December 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 916 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Investment and cost forecasts

    15/01/2014 The high activity level in the petroleum sector is expected to continue, but without further growth. Robust activity in the next few years is mainly due to significant exploration activity and development of several discoveries – of which Johan Sverdrup and Johan Castberg are the largest – as well as a number of major and minor projects planned on fields in operation.

  • Field developments

    15/01/2014 Four plans for development and operation (PDOs) have been approved in 2013: three in the North Sea and one in the Norwegian Sea.

  • Petroleum production

    15/01/2014 A total of 213.7 million saleable standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm³ o.e.) was produced in 2013. This is 49.8 million Sm³ o.e. less than in the record year 2004, and 4.9 per cent less than in 2012. The decline was as expected after the record high gas sales level in 2012. Oil production continued to decline.

  • Exploration

    15/01/2014 The level of activity on the Norwegian Shelf was high in 2013, and 20 new discoveries were made, seven more than in 2012. Seven of the discoveries were made in the North Sea, eight in the Norwegian Sea and five in the Barents Sea.

  • The shelf in 2013 - Press release

    15/01/2014 A record number of fields are in operation on the Norwegian shelf. Discoveries in 2013 offset roughly half of what was produced in the same year.

  • 35/9-10 S and 35/9-10 A

    15/01/2014 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 418, is about to complete drilling of appraisal wells 35/9-10 S and A on the 35/9-7 oil discovery (Skarfjell).

  • Surprises on ROV expedition in the Norwegian Sea

    10/01/2014 Watch the video and read the story of the expedition in August 2013.

  • Press conference – The shelf in 2013

    08/01/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) invites you to a press conference on The shelf in 2013 on Wednesday, 15 January at 10:00.

  • 31/3-4

    03/01/2014 Tullow Oil Norge AS, operator of production licence 551, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 31/3-4. The well was dry.

  • 30/11-9 S and 30/11-9 A

    02/01/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 272, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 30/11-9 S and 30/11-9 A.

  • 16/3-8 S

    23/12/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/3-8 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/5-5

    20/12/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 410, has completed drilling of wildcat well 16/5-5. The well was dry.

  • CO2 storage atlas of the southern Barents Sea

    18/12/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has completed the mapping of possible CO2 storage sites on the Norwegian shelf, and will publish an atlas of the southern part of the Barents Sea today.

  • Selling seismic from the Icelandic sea areas off Jan Mayen

    13/12/2013 In 2011 and 2012, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) acquired 2D seismic offshore Jan Mayen on the Norwegian and Icelandic shelves.

  • November 2013

    13/12/2013 Preliminary production figures for November 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 904 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 7222/11-2

    09/12/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 7222/11-2 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7220/7-2 S

    09/12/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 532, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 7220/7-2 S.

  • 25/10-12

    06/12/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 25/10-12, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy topics at Force seminar

    05/12/2013 Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy are the topics at the Force seminar "Advances in sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy with applications to the Norwegian shelf" in Stavanger on 10 and 11 December.

  • 16/1-18

    03/12/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-18, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/12-3 S

    02/12/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has issued VNG Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/12-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Director General Bente Nyland to continue for six more years

    30/11/2013 Director General Bente Nyland will continue as head of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for another six-year term, effective 1 January 2014.

  • 16/2-20 A

    21/11/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-20 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/5-8

    19/11/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 25/5-8, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • New bulletin to be published

    18/11/2013 NPD Bulletin 10 is a manuscript about stratigraphic surveys of intermediate to upper geological strata across the entire Norwegian shelf, on land in Denmark, on Svalbard and the continental shelf east of Greenland.

  • PRM system installed on the Snorre field

    15/11/2013 Seismic streamers were installed on the Snorre field this past summer. When the streamers are lying exposed on the seabed, before they are covered, they are extremely vulnerable to trawling activity and other outside influences.

  • Diskos contracts to CGG

    15/11/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and the oil companies in the Diskos group have awarded contracts for software and operation of the Diskos databases to CGG.

  • October 2013

    15/11/2013 Preliminary production figures for October 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 751 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 6407/8-6 and 6407/8-6 A

    11/11/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 348 B, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 6407/8-6 and 6407/8-6 A. The wells proved oil.

  • 35/9-9

    11/11/2013 GDF SUEZ E&P Norge, operator of production licence 153, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 35/9-9. The well was drilled about 8 km west of the Gjøa field in the North Sea. The well is dry.

  • 7220/4-1

    08/11/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7220/4-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.  

  • 6507/10-2 S

    08/11/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/10-2 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/3-7

    07/11/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is in the process of completing the drilling of appraisal well 16/3-7 on the 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup oil discovery in the North Sea.

  • Force to promote increased EOR efforts

    05/11/2013 At a Force seminar on 6 and 7 November, petroleum engineers will have the opportunity to exchange experiences from EOR projects on the fields, and to share ideas and new knowledge.

  • 25/9-4

    30/10/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/9-4, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7324/7-1 S

    29/10/2013 Dry well northeast of the gas/oil discovery 7220/8-1 Johan Castberg in the Barents Sea – 7324/7-1 S.

  • 16/1-19 S and 16/1-20 A

    25/10/2013 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 457, has completed drilling of wildcat wells 16/1-19 S and 16/1-20 A.

  • Acquisition of seismic data in Barents Sea completed

    22/10/2013 On 17 October, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) completed its acquisition of 2D seismic in the new Norwegian maritime zone northeast in the Barents Sea.

  • 16/5-5

    22/10/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/5-5, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7016/2-1

    22/10/2013 Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 529, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 7016/2-1.

  • Proposed national budget 2014

    16/10/2013 In the proposed national budget for 2014, the government calls for allocating a total of NOK 456.2 million to operating expenses, equipment procurement and maintenance in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

  • 4/4-1

    16/10/2013 Repsol Exploration Norge AS, operator of production licence 541, has completed drilling of wildcat well 4/4-1. The well is dry.

  • 8/10-5 S

    16/10/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Centrica Energi (Norge) AS a drilling permit for well 8/10-5 S.

  • NPD report reveals causes of cost overruns for field developments on the Norwegian shelf

    14/10/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), on assignment from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has reviewed five field developments on the Norwegian shelf to uncover why some developments finish in line with their estimated cost target, while others are much more expensive than planned.

  • 6608/2-1 S

    14/10/2013 RWE DEA Norge AS, operator of production licence 330, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6608/2-1 S.

  • 15/9-F-1 and 15/9-F-1 A

    11/10/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licences 046 and 046 BS, has completed the drilling of wells 15/9-F-1 and 15/9-F-1 A on the Volve field, located between the Sleipner West and Sleipner East fields in the central North Sea.

  • September 2013

    10/10/2013 Preliminary production figures for September 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 598 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • Sølvberg is new director for the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea

    09/10/2013 Ingrid Sølvberg (43) joined the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s management team on 1 October, as director for the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea.

  • 7120/1-3

    02/10/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 492, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7120/1-3. The well was drilled about 35 kilometres northwest of the Snøhvit field.

  • Area fees – Stipulation of new rates

    01/10/2013 Pursuant to Section 39 (5) of the Petroleum Regulations, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has stipulated new area fee rates to apply as of 1 January 2014.

  • 16/5-4

    30/09/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is about to complete drilling of appraisal well 16/5-4 on the 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup oil discovery in the North Sea.

  • 7219/8-2

    23/09/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 608, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 7219/8-2. The well proved gas.

  • 6407/8-6 and 6407/8-6 A

    23/09/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wells 6407/8-6 and 6407/8-6 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 2/1-15

    20/09/2013 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 542, has completed drilling of wildcat well 2/1-15. The well was drilled about 8 kilometres east of the Gyda field in the North Sea.

  • 30/9-25

    19/09/2013 Statoil, operator of production licence 104, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 30/9-25. The well has been drilled about six kilometres south of the Oseberg Sør facility, and about 130 kilometres west of Bergen.

  • Continue mapping of the Barents Sea

    18/09/2013 So far, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has acquired 8800 km of seismic in the new Norwegian sea area in the northeastern part of the Barents Sea. According to the plan, the acquisition activity will continue until mid-October.

  • 6608/10-15

    11/09/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 128, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6608/10-15. The well proved oil.

  • August 2013

    11/09/2013 Preliminary production figures for August 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 819 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • IEA discusses enhanced oil recovery in Stavanger

    09/09/2013 From 9 to 11 September, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will host the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) workshop and symposium on enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in Stavanger.

  • 35/9-9

    06/09/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted GDF Suez E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/9-9, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7324/8-1

    06/09/2013 OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 537, is in the process of completing drilling of wildcat well 7324/8-1. The well proved oil.

  • 6406/9-3

    05/09/2013 A/S Norske Shell, operator of production licence 255, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6406/9-3.

  • 4/4-1

    03/09/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Repsol Exploration Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 4/4-1.

  • 16/3-7

    03/09/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/3-7, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 35/9-10 S

    22/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall a drilling permit for well 35/9-10 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • NPD to conduct user survey

    22/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) wants to know more about what important players in our field think about the work we do, and therefore plans to conduct a user survey.

  • Fifteen companies have purchased seismic data

    21/08/2013 As of 19 August, 15 oil companies have purchased the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s seismic data package from the southeastern part of the Barents Sea and the ocean areas off Jan Mayen.

  • 16/4-7

    20/08/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 544, has completed drilling of wildcat well 16/4-7.

  • 16/5-4

    19/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/5-4, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6506/9-3

    19/08/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator for production licence 479, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6506/9-3.

  • 6507/3-10

    15/08/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator for production licence 159 C, is in the process of completing drilling of the wildcat well 6507/3-10.

  • 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A

    14/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil ASA a drilling permit for wellbores 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/1-19 S og 16/1-20 A

    14/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wells 16/1-19 S and 16/1-20 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • July 2013

    14/08/2013 Preliminary production figures for July 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 959 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 30/9-25

    12/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 30/9-25, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6608/10-15

    12/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 6608/10-15, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 2/1-15

    12/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 2/1-15, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/2-18 S

    07/08/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator for production licence 265, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/2-18 S.

  • New continental shelf map

    05/08/2013 You can now download or order paper versions of the NPD’s new continental shelf map.

  • 7225/3-2

    01/08/2013 Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 535, is about to complete drilling of appraisal well 7225/3-2 on the 7225/3-1 gas discovery (Norvarg discovery).

  • NPD maps northeastern Barents Sea

    30/07/2013 The mapping of the new Norwegian sea area in the eastern Barents Sea which started in 2012 will now be continued.

  • 16/3-6

    12/07/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, has completed drilling of appraisal well 16/3-6 on the oil discovery 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup in the North Sea.

  • Stable NOx emissions on the Norwegian shelf

    10/07/2013 The total nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions on the Norwegian shelf have remained relatively stable since the turn of the century.

  • June 2013

    10/07/2013 Preliminary production figures for June 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 684 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 7219/8-2

    08/07/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/8-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7324/7-1 S

    04/07/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted OMV Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7324/7-1 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7324/8-1

    04/07/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted OMV Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7324/8-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Publishing new resource report

    02/07/2013 The biggest change in the petroleum industry since 2011 is that optimism on the Norwegian shelf is greater than it has been in quite some time.

  • Seven companies have purchased seismic data

    01/07/2013 As of 28 June, seven oil companies have purchased the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s seismic data package from the southeastern part of the Barents Sea and the ocean areas off Jan Mayen.

  • 16/2-18 S

    01/07/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-18 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • High exploration activity

    28/06/2013 As of 28 June, 28 exploration wells have been spudded on the Norwegian shelf. Of these, 19 were wildcat wells and nine were appraisal wells.

  • 2/1-16 S

    28/06/2013 Talisman Energy AS, operator of production licence 299, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 2/1-16 S. The well is dry.

  • 7220/5-2

    28/06/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 532, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 7220/5-2.

  • Processing plan for development of Oseberg Delta phase 2

    25/06/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has received the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for Oseberg Delta phase 2.

  • 7120/1-3

    24/06/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7120/1-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Moveable facilities in the FactPages

    24/06/2013 1st September the moveable facilities with function="Support" or blank will be deleted from the FactPages. This dataset is currently incomplete because all vessels are not included.

  • 15/9-F-11 and 15/9-F-11 A

    24/06/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 046 B and 046 BS, has completed drilling of observation wells 15/9-F-11 and 15/9-F-11-A on the Volve field in the central part of the North Sea.

  • 6608/11-8

    24/06/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 128, has completed drilling of appraisal well 6608/11-8. The well is dry.

  • New version of the Oil facts app

    21/06/2013 A new version of the Oil facts app for Windows Phone 8 is now available.

  • 6507/3-10

    21/06/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6507/3-10, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/6-3

    21/06/2013 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 511, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6406/6-3.

  • Selling seismic data

    21/06/2013 In 2011 and 2012, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) acquired 2D seismic data in the southeastern Barents Sea and off Jan Mayen.

  • Continuing cooperation with Russian Rosnedra

    20/06/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will continue its cooperation with the Directorate for Mineral Resources in Russia (Rosnedra).

  • 16/4-7

    19/06/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/4-7, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Monitoring

    19/06/2013 From 20 June to 20 October, a seismic streamer will be installed on the Snorre field in the North Sea. Trawling activity in the area should be avoided during this period.

  • Offers for ownership interests in the 22nd licensing round

    17/06/2013 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has send out offers for new production licences in the 22nd licensing round on the Norwegian shelf. 29 companies received offers for participation in 24 new production licences.

  • 16/2-17 S og 16/2-17 B

    13/06/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 265, is about to complete drilling of appraisal wells 16/2-17 S and 16/2-17 B on the 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup oil discovery.

  • 34/8-15 S

    13/06/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 120, has completed drilling of wildcat well 34/8-15 S. The well proved gas.

  • May 2013

    13/06/2013 Preliminary production figures for May 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 870 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 14 000 barrels per day (about 0.7 percent) less than in April 2013.

  • 6506/9-3

    05/06/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6506/9-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 34/7-H-2 H

    05/06/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 089, has concluded the drilling of observation well 34/7-H-2 H. The well was drilled between Vigdis and Snorre in the northern part of the North Sea.

  • 16/2-21

    04/06/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is in the process of completing the drilling of appraisal well 16/2-21.

  • 25/11-27

    28/05/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of Grane Unit, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 25/11-27. The well proved oil.

  • 16/3-6

    24/05/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/3-6, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7/4-3

    23/05/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 495, is about to complete drilling on wildcat well 7/4-3. The well was drilled about 24 km north of the Brynhild field in the southern part of the North Sea.

  • 6608/11-8

    22/05/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6608/11-8, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • April 2013

    15/05/2013 Preliminary production figures for April 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 868 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

  • 16/2-20

    14/05/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-20, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6608/2-1 S

    13/05/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted RWE Dea Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6608/2-1 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 26/5-1

    08/05/2013 Rocksource Exploration Norway AS, operator of production licence 506 S, has completed drilling of wildcat well 26/5-1. The well is dry.

  • 16/4-6 S

    06/05/2013 Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 359, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 16/4-6 S. The well proved oil.

  • Geological names finally in Norwegian

    02/05/2013 The names used in the geological time scale have been translated into Norwegian, and are now available in an official, internationally recognised edition.

  • FORCE joining forces in Stavanger

    30/04/2013 Communication and cooperation between the petroleum industry and academic institutions in Norway and Denmark is the topic of the Joining Forces seminar in Stavanger in May.

  • 3/7-9 S

    30/04/2013 Dong E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 289, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 3/7-9 S. The well was drilled about 5 kilometres northwest of the Trym field in the southern part of the North Sea.

  • 2/1-16 S

    29/04/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Talisman Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 2/1-16 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Facts 2013 ready for release

    26/04/2013 Facts 2013 on the Norwegian petroleum activities is now ready for release. It will be published both on the internet and in hard copy.

  • 34/10-A-8

    25/04/2013 Through production testing of well 34/10-A-8, Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 050, has proven a substantial volume of oil in the Shetland group/Lista formation, which is located above the Gullfaks field.

  • 16/8-3 S

    23/04/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 360, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 16/8-3 S.

  • 16/2-17 B

    23/04/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-17 B, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/11-27

    22/04/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/11-27, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/2-21

    19/04/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-21, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7220/5-2

    17/04/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7220/5-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • March 2013

    11/04/2013 Preliminary production figures for March 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 789 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 22 000 barrels per day (about 1 percent) less than in February 2013.

  • 7218/11-1

    10/04/2013 Repsol Exploration Norge AS, operator of production licence 531, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 7218/11-1.

  • 35/9-8

    09/04/2013 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 418, is about to complete drilling of appraisal well 35/9-8 on the 35/9-7 oil discovery (Skarfjell).

  • 7225/3-2

    04/04/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7225/3-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/6-3

    26/03/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Norge ASA a drilling permit for well 6406/6-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • The APA 2013 announcement has been updated

    22/03/2013 The APA 2013 announcement has been updated with application guidelines, application letter and company information, in addition to excel forms and other information.

  • 16/5-3

    19/03/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 502, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 16/5-3 on the 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup oil discovery.

  • 16/1-17

    15/03/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, has completed drilling of wildcat well 16/1-17. The well is dry.

  • February 2013

    14/03/2013 Preliminary production figures for February 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 789 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 88 000 barrels per day (about 5 percent) less than in January 2013.

  • 6406/9-3

    13/03/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted A/S Norske Shell a drilling permit for well 6406/9-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 26/5-1

    08/03/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Rocksource Norway AS a drilling permit for well 26/5-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/2-17 S

    07/03/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-17 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/3-5

    06/03/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is about to complete drilling of appraisal well 16/3-5.

  • 16/4-6 S

    05/03/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/4-6 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 3/7-8 S

    05/03/2013 DONG E & P Norge AS, operator of production licence 147, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 3/7-8 S. The well proved oil and gas.

  • 8/5-1

    05/03/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 453 S, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 8/5-1. The well is dry.

  • The petroleum resource account as of 2012

    01/03/2013 The resource account shows that the total recoverable petroleum resources are estimated at 13.6 billion standard cubic meters of oil equivalents (scm o.e.).

  • 3/7-9 S

    27/02/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted DONG E&P Norway AS a drilling permit for well 3/7-9 S.

  • 7/4-3

    27/02/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7/4-3.

  • New resource figures for the southeastern Barents Sea and Jan Mayen

    27/02/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) mapping of the southeastern Barents Sea and the area surrounding Jan Mayen will result in an approximate increase of 15 per cent in the estimates of undiscovered resources on the Norwegian shelf.

  • Resource figures for the southeastern Barents Sea and Jan Mayen

    26/02/2013 For the very first time, Director General Bente Nyland of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will present estimates of oil and gas resources in the southeastern Barents Sea and in the waters off Jan Mayen. This will take place in Alta on 27 February at 15:00 hours.

  • Ownership interest awards APA 2012

    25/02/2013 New production licences in APA 2012 were finally awarded on 8 February 2013. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s fact pages, fact map and shapefiles have been updated to reflect the new production licences.

  • APA 2013 - announcement

    15/02/2013 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has 15 February 2013 announced the APA 2013, comprising the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

  • NPD employee defending dissertation

    13/02/2013 The trial lecture and disputation will take place at the geological institute in Oslo on Friday, 15 February. This will make Van Thi Hai Pham the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) first employee with a doctorate in CO2 injection.

  • 25/11-26

    13/02/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 169, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 25/11-26. The well was drilled about nine kilometres northeast of the Grane field in the North Sea.

  • 6506/6-2

    13/02/2013 Maersk Oil Norway AS, operator of production licence 513, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6506/6-2. The well was drilled about six kilometres north of the 6506/6-1 (Victoria) discovery in the Norwegian Sea.

  • January 2013

    13/02/2013 Preliminary production figures for January 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 853 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 46 000 barrels per day less than in December 2012.

  • 16/5-3

    08/02/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/5-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Taking over ownership of stratigraphic cores from Sintef

    08/02/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is taking over a collection of 6.6 kilometres of shallow rock cores from the Norwegian continental shelf from SINTEF.

  • Major upgrade of the FactPages

    05/02/2013 The Petroleum register was last week included in the FactPages. This is the major new function together with a new search tool in the right upper corner.

  • 16/8-3 S

    05/02/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/8-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Six viewpoints on Force

    04/02/2013 150 geologists participated in the "Norway - East Greenland conjugate margins" conference held on 30 and 31 January. The feedback on the event was positive.

  • 35/-9-8

    01/02/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Norway AS a drilling permit for well 35/9-8, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • The Petroleum Register on the NPD’s Fact Pages

    01/02/2013 Now you can gain access to and print out parts of the Petroleum Register via the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s Fact Pages.

  • 6407/1-6 S

    31/01/2013 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 475, has completed drilling of wildcat well 6407/1-6 S. The well was drilled about four kilometres northeast of the Tyrihans field and eight kilometres southeast of the 6406/3-8 oil/gas discovery.

  • Wait lists for Force conference

    28/01/2013 There are long wait lists for the Force conference "Norway- East Greenland conjugate margins", which will be held at the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s offices on 30 and 31 January.

  • 6610/10-1

    28/01/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 386, has completed drilling of wildcat well 6610/10-1. The well is dry.

  • 16/2-16 and 16/2-16 A

    25/01/2013 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is in the process of completing the drilling of appraisal wells 16/2-16 and 16/2-16 A in the North Sea.

  • The Petroleum register to be included in the FactPages

    24/01/2013 The FactPages are scheduled to be upgraded on Tuesday 29 January 2013, and the FactPages can at times be out of service after 15:00.

  • Increase in the CO2 tax for 2013

    18/01/2013 The Storting (Norwegian Parliament) has determined the CO2 tax for 2013 to be 96 cents per standard cubic metre of gas and 96 cents per litre of oil or condensate.

  • 16/1-17

    16/01/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-17, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • December 2012

    16/01/2013 Preliminary production figures for December 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 1 867 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 59 000 barrels per day more than in November 2012.

  • 7218/11-1

    15/01/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Repsol Exploration Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7218/11-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Processing plan for development of Dagny - 15/5-1

    14/01/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has received a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of the Dagny oil and gas discovery in the North Sea. Statoil is the operator of the development.

  • Correction to The Shelf in 2012

    11/01/2013 In today’s press release there is an error in the paragraph referring to investments.

  • Investments and costs

    11/01/2013    

  • Undiscovered resources

    11/01/2013 The undiscovered oil and gas resources on the Norwegian shelf are greater than previously assumed. This is a positive development for the future of the oil and gas activity on the NCS.

  • Field developments

    11/01/2013 A considerable number of plans for development and operation (PDOs) have been submitted in 2012: six in the North Sea and two in the Norwegian Sea. Of these, the authorities approved four in the North Sea and two in the Norwegian Sea before the end of the year.

  • Petroleum production

    11/01/2013 A total of 224 million saleable standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm³ o.e.) was produced in 2012. This is 39.5 million Sm³ o.e. less than in the record year 2004, but two per cent more than in 2011. The increase can be attributed to record-breaking gas production. Oil production continued to decline.

  • Exploration

    11/01/2013 Thirteen new discoveries were made on the Norwegian shelf in 2012; nine fewer than in 2011. Five of the discoveries were made in the North Sea, five in the Norwegian Sea and three in the Barents Sea.

  • The Shelf in 2012 – press releases

    11/01/2013 Norwegian gas achieved record sales in 2012, while oil production declined more than expected. However, new profitable discoveries and a record number of developments in recent years form a basis for long-term value creation.

  • 16/1-16 and 16/1-16 A

    11/01/2013 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 457, has completed drilling of wildcat well 16/1-16 and appraisal well 16/1-16 A.

  • Processing development plans for Aasta Hansteen

    10/01/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has received a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Aasta Hansteen gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea and a Plan for Installation and Operation (PIO) for the Polarled gas transport system.

  • 8/5-1

    09/01/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 8/5-1.

  • 25/11-26

    09/01/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/11-26, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7/8-6 S

    08/01/2013 Lotos EPN AS, operator of production licence 498, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7/8-6 S. The well is dry.

  • Press conference - The shelf in 2012

    07/01/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) invites you to a press conference on The shelf in 2012 on Friday, 11 January at 10:00.

  • 16/2-15

    03/01/2013 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 265, is in the process of concluding the drilling of appraisal well 16/2-15.

  • 7122/7-6

    21/12/2012 Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 229, has completed drilling of appraisal well 7122/7-6 on the Goliat field.

  • 6607/12-3

    20/12/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 385, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6607/12-3. The well was drilled about 15 kilometres northwest of the Norne field.

  • Twelve discoveries on the Norwegian shelf in 2012

    18/12/2012 So far this year, 12 discoveries have been made on the Norwegian shelf. Six of these were made in the North Sea, and three in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea respectively.

  • November 2012

    13/12/2012 Preliminary production figures for November 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 1 767 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 63 000 barrels per day less than in October 2012.

  • 34/8-15 S

    12/12/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 34/8-15 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6506/6-2

    10/12/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Maersk Oil Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6506/6-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Many applicants in the 22nd licencing round

    05/12/2012 When the application deadline for the 22nd licencing round on the Norwegian shelf expired on 4 December, a total of 36 companies had submitted applications.

  • 16/1-16

    05/12/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-16 A, cf. Section 8 of The Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6610/10-1

    05/12/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6610/10-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Have you remembered to download our oil app?

    03/12/2012 In August, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate launched an app for mobile phones. As of 1 December, the app had been downloaded by 5209 people.

  • 34/6-2 S and 34/6-2 A

    03/12/2012 Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 554, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 34/6-2 S and appraisal well 34/6-2 A.

  • 6407/1-6 S

    27/11/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted a drilling permit for well 6407/1-6 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7120/-6-3 S

    26/11/2012 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 490, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7120/6-3 S. The well was drilled about 10 kilometres northwest of the Snøhvit field.

  • 16/3-5

    22/11/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/3-5, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Maintenance of the FactMaps

    21/11/2012 Due to maintenance, the FactMaps will be unstable until 5 p.m. today.

  • FactPages upgraded with more seismic data

    21/11/2012 Today more information on the seismic tab has been included. Complete list of all acquisition surveys since 1965, acquisitions currently pending and acquisitions cancelled.

  • 16/10-5

    16/11/2012 Talisman Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 568, has completed drilling of wildcat well 16/10-5. The well is dry.

  • 3/7-8 S

    14/11/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted DONG E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 3/7-8 S.

  • 16/2-15

    13/11/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-15, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • October 2012

    13/11/2012 Preliminary production figures for October 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 1 805 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 287 000 barrels per day more than in September 2012.

  • 16/2-16

    12/11/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-16, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Commercially available data in connection with exploration activities

    09/11/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has distributed a letter to all licensees on the Norwegian Shelf concerning the application of the regulations relating to commercially available data in connection with exploration activities.

  • 7/8-6 S

    08/11/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lotos Exploration and Production Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7/8-6 S.

  • 16/2-14

    07/11/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 265, is about to complete drilling of delineation well 16/2-14.

  • 6607/12-3

    24/10/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6607/12-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7/11-13

    22/10/2012 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 497, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 7/11-13. The well is dry.

  • Opening process for Jan Mayen – Impact assessment submitted for consultation

    18/10/2012 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has submitted the impact assessment for petroleum activity around Jan Mayen for consultation.

  • Opening process for the Barents Sea – Impact assessment submitted for consultation

    18/10/2012 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has submitted the impact assessment for petroleum activity in the south-eastern part of the Barents Sea for consultation.

  • September 2012

    17/10/2012 Preliminary production figures for September 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 1 514 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 318 000 barrels per day less than in August 2012.

  • 7122/7-6

    15/10/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Eni Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7122/7-6, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7120/6-3 S

    15/10/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7120/6-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6201/11-3

    11/10/2012 Lundin Petroleum Norway, operator of production licence 519, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6201/11- 3 in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea. The well was drilled approx. 65 km north-west of the Snorre field.

  • Proposed Norwegian State budget 2013

    09/10/2012 In the State budget for 2013, the Government proposes allocating a total of NOK 446.6 million for operating expenses, special operating expenses and procurements/maintenance in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

  • 7220/10-1

    05/10/2012 Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 533, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7220/10-1 in the Barents Sea. The well was drilled about 50 kilometres northwest of the Snøhvit field.

  • Farouk Al-Kasim honoured at Ledaal

    02/10/2012 Yesterday, 1 October, former NPD director of petroleum resource management Farouk Al- Kasim received the decoration Knight first class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for his efforts for Norwegian oil activities.

  • 16/2-13 S and 16/2-13 A

    01/10/2012 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is about to complete drilling of appraisal wells 16/2-13 S and 16/2-13 A in the North Sea.

  • The King honours former NPD resource director

    25/09/2012 His Royal Majesty the King has conferred the Order of Knighthood on Farouk Al-Kasim, making him Knight of the First Order of St. Olav for his efforts in the Norwegian oil activities.

  • Quiz winner

    24/09/2012 She doesn’t know much about the petroleum industry, but she had some pretty good helpers in the quiz at the Authorities’ stand at ONS in late August.

  • 16/1-16

    14/09/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-16, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/10-5

    13/09/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Talisman Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 16/10-5, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • August 2012

    13/09/2012 Preliminary production figures for August 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 1 836 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 45 000 barrels per day less than in July 2012.

  • Popular shelf map

    03/09/2012 Over the course of the ONS week, the NPD distributed a total of 9600 copies of the Norwegian continental shelf map.

  • 16/2-13

    03/09/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-13 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/2-14

    30/08/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-14, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • CO2 and IOR on the agenda at ONS

    30/08/2012 Eva Halland is holding a lecture on CO2 storage at the seminar ”Bringing it down to earth” at ONS today. She will also present an NPD study on use of CO2 for improved oil recovery and the NPD’s CO2 atlas.

  • Praising good work on Oseberg

    29/08/2012 “Decision-makers on producing fields should have had exploration experience,” said Director General Bente Nyland during the breakfast organised by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) at ONS the day after awarding the IOR prize to Statoil’s subsurface environment on the Oseberg field.

  • ROV expedition on the Jan Mayen Ridge

    29/08/2012 Using a remotely operated underwater vehicle with an installed saw (!), researchers have acquired geological samples from the Jan Mayen Ridge this summer. The method is new – and the results provide new and useful knowledge.

  • Quiz at the authorities’ ONS stand

    29/08/2012 Visitors to the authorities’ ONS stand can test their knowledge in a quiz. The quiz consists of 12 questions relating to petroleum policy, resources and safety on the shelf.

  • IOR prize 2012

    28/08/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s prize for improved recovery for 2012 is awarded to the subsurface environment on the Oseberg field.

  • 16/2-12

    28/08/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 265, is in the process of completing the drilling of delineation well 16/2-12.

  • New petroleum app

    28/08/2012 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) are launching a newly developed mobile phone app. The MPE is thus the first ministry to launch an app in Norway.

  • 7220/10-1

    27/08/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Eni Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7220/10-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • New continental shelf map

    27/08/2012 You can now download or order paper versions of the NPD’s new continental shelf map.

  • Assessment of electrification of the Utsira High

    24/08/2012 Power from land could be a competitive alternative to use of local gas power on the Utsira High. This is indicated by a study carried out on behalf of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

  • 6506/11-9 S

    24/08/2012 Centrica Resources (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 477, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6506/11-9 S. The well was drilled about five kilometres east of the Morvin field and about five kilometres west of Åsgard (Smørbukk field) in the Norwegian Sea.

  • Norwegian Petroleum Directorate at ONS

    23/08/2012    

  • Welcome!

    23/08/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will also be present at this year’s ONS oil exhibition. The petroleum authorities will be united under the Coat of arms of Norway at a shared stand.

  • Joining forces to test technology

    21/08/2012 A new agreement will make it easier to test new methods to recover more oil from the fields on the Norwegian shelf.

  • 3/4-2 S

    20/08/2012 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 356, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 3/4-2 S. The well is dry.

  • July 2012

    17/08/2012 Preliminary production figures for July 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 1 857 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is equal to June 2012.

  • Seismic acquisition around Jan Mayen has been concluded

    16/08/2012 In the early morning hours of 10 August, the vessel Nordic Explorer concluded the acquisition of 2D seismic around Jan Mayen. The operation has been underway since 5 June.

  • Continuing seismic acquisition in the northeastern Barents Sea

    16/08/2012 The vessel Artemis Atlantic has resumed acquisition of 2D seismic data as planned in the north-eastern part of the Barents Sea.

  • IOR and breakfast

    16/08/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is pleased to invite you to an IOR breakfast at ONS on Wednesday, 29 August.

  • Concluding acquisition of seismic data

    07/08/2012 Artemis Atlantic concludes the acquisition of seismic data in Nordland IV and V on Tuesday 7 August.

  • Seismic data acquisition in the third area of Nordland IV and V

    02/08/2012 Artemis Atlantic has completed seismic data acquisition in the two northernmost parts of Nordland IV and V (areas 1 and 2, see map). The vessel has started collecting in area 3.

  • 33/6-4

    01/08/2012 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 370, has completed drilling of wildcat well 33/6-4. The well is dry.

  • Hovercraft expedition

    27/07/2012 The Sabvabaa hovercraft has set sail on a research mission from Svalbard to the North Pole. The Fram 2012 expedition is the first – and northernmost – polar expedition ever undertaken with such a vessel.

  • 33/6-3 S

    25/07/2012 Suncor Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 375 B, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 33/6-3 on the 34/4-11 (Beta) oil discovery.

  • Completed seismic acquisition in the northernmost area

    23/07/2012 Artemis Atlantic has completed seismic data acquisition in the northernmost part of Nordland IV and V (“Area 1”, see map). The vessel has now started acquisition in “Area 2”.

  • 35/2-3

    19/07/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 318, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 35/2-3. The well, which was drilled about ten kilometres southeast of the 35/2-1 ”Peon” gas discovery, is dry.

  • 6507/3-9 S

    18/07/2012 BP Norge AS, operator of production licence 212 E, has completed drilling of wildcat well 6507/3-9 S. The well proved gas.

  • Increased petroleum production in the first half of 2012

    13/07/2012 Preliminary production figures for the first half of 2012 are 8 per cent higher than the same period last year.

  • June 2012

    13/07/2012 Preliminary production figures for the first half of 2012 are 8 per cent higher than the same period last year. Nineteen percent more gas and 17 percent more NGL and condensate have been produced, while oil production is down by 5 percent from the first six months of 2011.

  • 34/7-35 S

    12/07/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 552, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 34/7-35 S. The well was drilled about 4 kilometres east of the Tordis field in the North Sea.

  • Acquiring seismic in Nordland IV and V

    09/07/2012 On 10 July, at 06.00 hours, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will start acquiring seismic in the Nordland IV and V areas. The work is planned to last for one month.

  • On the scene in South Sudan

    05/07/2012 This summer, the petroleum authorities in South Sudan are moving into new offices in Juba, the capital.

  • Seven new discoveries so far this year

    04/07/2012 As of 30 June, 19 exploration wells have been spudded on the Norwegian shelf. Of these, 13 are wildcat wells and six are appraisal wells. Seven new discoveries have been made. Four of these were made in the North Sea, two in the Norwegian Sea and one in the Barents Sea.

  • 3/4-2 S

    03/07/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 3/4-2 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 2/4-21 and 2/4-21 A

    02/07/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licences 146 and 333, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 2/4-21 and appraisal well 2/4-21 A.

  • 2/8-18 S

    02/07/2012 Faroe Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 440 S, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 2/8-18 S. The drilling took place ten kilometres north of the Valhall field in the southern part of the North Sea.

  • Norwegian Petroleum Directorate at the museum

    26/06/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has become part of the permanent exhibition at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger. The exhibition was opened on the NPD’s 40th anniversary on 14 June.

  • 16/2-12

    25/06/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-12, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Acquiring seismic data in the Barents Sea

    20/06/2012 In the early hours of 16 June, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate began acquiring two-dimensional (2D) seismic data in the northeast part of the Barents Sea.

  • 16/2-13

    20/06/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-13, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • NPD is processing development plan for Svalin - 25/11-16

    15/06/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has received plan for development and operation (PDO) of 25/11-16 Svalin in the North Sea.

  • Huldra dressed to the nines

    15/06/2012 In the Huldra conference room in the NPD building at Ullandhaug there are major changes in progress. A long white wall is in the process of becoming inspiring art – literally – under the direction of Elin Melberg.

  • 40 years of managing the nation’s oil and gas resources

    14/06/2012 Today the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate celebrates its 40th anniversary. We are a 40-year old that enjoys job satisfaction, and we believe we do an important job.

  • May 2012

    13/06/2012 Preliminary production figures for May 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 2 007 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 52 000 barrels per day (about 2.5 percent) less than in April 2012.

  • Plays updated

    12/06/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's plays have now been updated, including changes in design, user friendliness and content.

  • 6507/3-9 S

    07/06/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted BP Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/3-9 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Collecting seismic data off Jan Mayen

    05/06/2012 Starting today, 5 June, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will collect 2D seismic data off Jan Mayen.

  • NPD processes development plan for Bøyla – 24/9-9 S

    05/06/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has received a plan for development and operation for the oil and gas discovery 24/9-9 S Bøyla in the North Sea. Production start is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Striking NPD employees return to work

    04/06/2012 Industri Energi’s union members in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), who were on strike in connection with the wage settlement in the state sector, can now return to work.

  • 35/2-3

    31/05/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil a drilling permit for well 35/2-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Hit by strike action

    30/05/2012 The current labour dispute between the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and the civil service is also affecting the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. This applies primarily to the handling of post and updating of the fact pages - including seismic surveys and maps - on the NPD website. Bills will not be paid either.

  • FactPages have been upgraded

    22/05/2012 The FactPages have been upgraded with a new "Last date updated concept", new reports, new attributes and a tag name correction.

  • Pioneering expedition in the Arctic Ocean

    22/05/2012 This summer, a hovercraft will embark upon a research voyage from Svalbard to the North Pole. This will be the first and the northernmost polar expedition undertaken with such a vessel.

  • 6407/1-5 S

    22/05/2012 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 475 BS, is in the process of completing the drilling of appraisal well 6407/1-5 S.

  • FactPages to be upgraded

    18/05/2012 The FactPages are scheduled to be upgraded on Tuesday 22 May. As a result, the pages can at times be out of service between 16:00 and 23:00 hours.

  • FactPages to be upgraded

    16/05/2012 The FactPages are scheduled to be upgraded on Tuesday 22 May. As a result, the pages can at times be out of service between 16:00 and 23:00 hours.

  • April 2012

    16/05/2012 Preliminary production figures for April 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 2 030 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 11 000 barrels less than in March 2012.

  • The NPD is contributing in the work on the comprehensive management plan for the North Sea and Skagerrak

    11/05/2012 Today, the expert group for the North Sea and Skagerrak is submitting six assessments and one final report on the environmental condition of the sea area and the area’s significance for society and value creation.

  • 34/7-35 S

    04/05/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 34/7-35 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7/12-13 S

    04/05/2012 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 450, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 7/12-13 S. The well was drilled about 9 km south of the Ula field in the North Sea.

  • 16/2-11 and 16/2-11 A

    03/05/2012 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is about to complete the drilling of appraisal wells 16/2-11 and 16/2-11 A.

  • 22nd licensing round – Nominated blocks for announcement on public consultation

    02/05/2012 On 30 March 2012 the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy sent blocks nominated for announcement on a public consultation process.

  • 23 new fishery experts

    02/05/2012 23 people have been certified as fishery experts on seismic vessels after completing the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and Directorate of Fisheries’ course in mid-March.

  • Seismic acquisition underway

    27/04/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) started acquiring seismic in the southern part of the Barents Sea yesterday, 26 April, at 17:28 hours.

  • A new version of the FactPages

    27/04/2012 A new version of the FactPages are due in June 2012. This version will include new functionality, indicating which data have been recently changed. Additionally new data will be available.

  • 7228/1-1

    25/04/2012 Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco ASA), operator of production licence 396, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7228/1-1.

  • 6506/11-9 S

    24/04/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Centrica Resources (Norge) AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6506/11-9 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6507/7-15 S

    24/04/2012 RWE Dea Norge AS, operator of production licence 435, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6507/7-15 S.

  • Acquiring seismic in the southeastern Barents Sea

    23/04/2012 Starting 26 April, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will acquire 2D seismic in the southeastern part of the Barents Sea.

  • Taking affirmative action to recruit employees with immigrant background

    16/04/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and twelve other state entities are participating in a pilot scheme involving moderate affirmative action to recruit employees with an immigrant background.

  • 35/9-7

    16/04/2012 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 418, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 35/9-7. The well has been drilled about 17 kilometres southwest of the Gjøa field in the North Sea.

  • March 2012

    13/04/2012 Preliminary production figures for March 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 2 055 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is a decrease of 46 000 barrels compared to February 2012.

  • New fact sheet

    12/04/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate together with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy are publishing Facts 2012 about the Norwegian petroleum sector.

  • 16/2-11 A

    29/03/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-11 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Who deserves the IOR prize?

    29/03/2012 Do you know of someone who deserves the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s prize for improved oil recovery for 2011 – the IOR prize?

  • 2/8-18 S

    27/03/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 2/8-18 S.

  • 30/6-28 S

    23/03/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 053, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 30/6-28 S.

  • Disposal of concrete facilities

    21/03/2012 Some of the concrete facilities resting on the seabed on the Norwegian shelf are nearing the end of their lifetimes. In the coming years, the authorities need to address how to dispose of these.

  • New type of rig can provide important contributions to improved recovery

    15/03/2012 The NPD encourages licensees in Statoil-operated production licences to support Statoil’s plans for using a new type of rig that is specially adapted for maintenance of subsea wells.

  • Record gas sales in January

    14/03/2012 In January, 11.2 billion standard cubic metres of gas was sold from the Norwegian shelf. The figure is the highest of all time.

  • February 2012

    14/03/2012 Preliminary production figures for February 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 2 082 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is a decrease of 26 000 barrels compared to January 2012.

  • 7228/1-1

    08/03/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has awarded Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco ASA) a drilling permit for well 7228/1-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6406/3-9

    07/03/2012 Maersk Oil Norway AS, operator of production licence 431, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6406/3-9. The well is about 7 kilometres southeast of the Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 7220/5-1

    06/03/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 532, is in the process of concluding the drilling of appraisal well 7220/5-1 on the 7220/8-1 (”Skrugard”) gas/oil discovery.

  • Aasoldsen new director of North Sea South

    01/03/2012 Today, Kjetil Aasoldsen (36) becomes a member of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s management team as director of North Sea South.

  • IOR prize will be awarded at ONS

    27/02/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s 2011 prize for improved recovery will be awarded on the opening day of ONS in August.

  • The NPD will acquire seismic in the northeastern sector of the Barents Sea

    21/02/2012 The Government has decided that the NPD will map the geology in the northeastern part of Norway’s new sea area in the Barents Sea.

  • Waiting list for fishery liaison course

    21/02/2012 Twenty-five people have signed up for the fishery liaison course being organised in Bergen in mid-March. The course is fully booked, and several people are on the waiting list.

  • 35/9-7

    14/02/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall a drilling permit for well 35/9-7, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • January 2012

    14/02/2012 Preliminary production figures for January 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 2 037 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is a decrease of 14 000 barrels compared to December 2011.

  • 25/6-4 S

    13/02/2012 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 414, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 25/6-4 S.

  • Hjelmelandsprisen 2011 awarded to NPD geologist

    01/02/2012 Geologist Fridtjof Riis in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has been awarded Hjelmelandsprisen 2011.

  • NPD assessing development plan for Hild - 30/7-6

    24/01/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has received the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the oil and gas discovery 30/7-6 Hild in the North Sea. Total is the operator for the development.

  • NPD assessing development plan for “Luno” (16/1-8)

    24/01/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has received the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the oil and gas discovery 16/1-8 “Luno” in the North Sea. Lundin is the operator for the development.

  • Nine companies have purchased seismic

    23/01/2012 Nine oil companies had purchased the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s seismic data package from Lofoten and Vesterålen by 23 january.

  • Seismic data acquisition contracts signed

    23/01/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has entered into contracts with Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and Dolphin Geophysical for the acquisition of seismic data.

  • Nominations for the 22nd licensing round

    23/01/2012 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received nominations from 37 companies for blocks the companies believe should be included in the 22nd licensing round on the Norwegian shelf.

  • 6507/6-4 S and A

    23/01/2012 E.ON Ruhrgas Norge AS, operator of production licence 350, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6507/6-4 S and is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6507/6-4 A.

  • 16/2-11

    20/01/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-11, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7/12-13 S

    18/01/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 7/12-13 S.

  • Offers for ownership interests in APA 2011

    17/01/2012 Today, January 17th, offers were sent to 42 companies for 60 new production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • 16/5-2 S

    17/01/2012 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is in the process of completing the drilling of appraisal well 16/5-2 S, which has been classified as a dry well.

  • December 2011

    17/01/2012 Preliminary production figures for December 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 1 990 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is a decrease of 60 000 barrels compared to November.

  • The year of surprises

    16/01/2012 Last year was a year of surprises for the oil industry, and can best be characterised as an “annus hurrahbilis”. This was confirmed by Bente Nyland during today’s press conference.

  • Exploration activity

    16/01/2012 During the course of 2011, 22 new discoveries were made on the Norwegian continental shelf, six more than in 2010. 16 of the discoveries were made in the North Sea, three in the Norwegian Sea and three in the Barents Sea.

  • Cost development

    16/01/2012 The Norwegian petroleum activities are experiencing a period of strong growth in activities and high investment levels. This is positive; however, such a development also poses challenges as regards capacity and the companies’ ability to implement planned projects.

  • Planned field developments

    16/01/2012 The oil companies have reported that they are planning to submit between 15 and 20 PDOs (plans for development and operation) over the next two years. All developments will take place in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea.

  • Petroleum production

    16/01/2012 In total, 218.7 million saleable standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm³ o.e.) were produced in 2011. This is 44.8 million Sm³ o.e. less than in the record year 2004, and down five per cent from 2010.

  • Seismic data aquisition

    16/01/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) acquired 11 500 kilometres of two-dimensional (2D) seismic in the new Norwegian waters in the southeastern Barents Sea in the summer of 2011. In addition, 3061 kilometres of 2D-seismic were acquired around Jan Mayen and 230 kilometres on the Mørerand High in the Norwegian Sea.

  • The shelf in 2011 - press releases

    16/01/2012 The oil industry continued to contribute significantly to Norway’s good economy in 2011. Last year’s investment and activity level was high, and it will remain at a high level in the next five years.

  • The shelf in 2011 - New time

    11/01/2012 The NPD’s annual press conference about the petroleum activities on the Norwegian continental shelf has been rescheduled to 10.00 on Monday, 16 January.

  • Great interest in seismic data from Lofoten and Vesterålen

    10/01/2012 Seven oil companies have purchased the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s seismic data package from Lofoten and Vesterålen, and several more have indicated their interest.

  • The shelf in 2011

    10/01/2012 Monday, 16 January 2012 at 10.00, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will hold its annual press conference about the petroleum activities on the Norwegian shelf.

  • Well concluded east of the Ula field

    10/01/2012 Due to technical problems, Centrica has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 8/10-4 B.

  • 8/10-4 B

    10/01/2012 Centrica Resources Norge AS, operator of production licence 405, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 8/10-4 B about 13 km east of the Ula field in the southern part of the North Sea.

  • 6407/1-5 S

    10/01/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted a drilling permit for wellbore 6407/1-5, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 30/6-28 S

    09/01/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/6-28 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Director General joins expert group for improved rig capacity

    09/01/2012 Director General Bente Nyland is part of an expert group that will identify factors that limit the rig capacity on the Norwegian shelf. The group will also propose measures that can improve the flow of drilling facilities.

  • 7220/7-1

    09/01/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 532, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 7220/7-1.

  • 33/12-9 S

    04/01/2012 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 152, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 33/12-9 S. The well encountered oil.

  • Nominating for the 22nd licensing round

    02/01/2012    

  • 34/3-3 S and 34/3-3 A

    23/12/2011 BG Norge AS, operator of production licence 373 S, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 34/3-3 S and appraisal well 34/3-3 A.

  • 7220/5-1

    23/12/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to Statoil Petroleum AS for wellbore 7220/5-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Regulations.

  • Great potential for North Sea CO2 storage

    13/12/2011 An atlas describing possible subsurface storage locations for carbon dioxide in the Norwegian part of the North Sea will be submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy today.

  • November 2011

    12/12/2011 Preliminary production figures for November 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 2 057 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is an increase of 18 000 barrels compared to October.

  • 7/11-12 S and A

    12/12/2011 ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS, operator of production licence 301 CS, has completed drilling of the wildcat wells 7/11-12 S and 7/11-12 A. The wells proved gas.

  • Launching atlas for CO2 storage in the Norwegian part of the North Sea

    09/12/2011 Upon request from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has prepared an atlas for CO2 storage in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.

  • 8/10-4 S and 8/10-4 A

    07/12/2011 Centrica Resources (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 405, has completed drilling of wildcat well 8/10-4 S and appraisal well 8/10-4 A.

  • Seismic on film

    06/12/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has acquired seismic data in the southeastern part of the Barents Sea and in the waters off Jan Mayen. See the film from the survey.

  • 25/6-4 S

    06/12/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 25/6-4 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7220/7-1

    05/12/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted a drilling permit to Statoil Petroleum AS for wellbore 7220/7-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Bente Nyland is one of the speakers at WPC 2011

    05/12/2011 Director general Bente Nyland’s speech at the WPC 2011 will address exploration in new areas on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • 7121/9-1

    24/11/2011 Dong E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 518, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 7121/9-1. The well is dry.

  • Exciting knowledge about the subsurface at Jan Mayen

    23/11/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and the University of Bergen have acquired geological material from steep parts of the seabed on the Jan Mayen Ridge.

  • 9/1-1 S

    23/11/2011 Premier Oil Norge AS, operator of production licence 406, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 9/1-1 S. The well is dry.

  • 16/5-2

    18/11/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/5-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6507/6-4-A

    18/11/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted E.On Ruhrgas Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/6-4-A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • October 2011

    09/11/2011 Preliminary production figures for October 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 2 022 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is an increase of 107 000 barrels compared to September.

  • Nomination of blocks for the 22nd licensing round

    02/11/2011 On 2 November, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) invited the oil companies to nominate blocks and/or combinations of blocks they believe should be included in the 22nd licensing round on the Norwegian shelf.

  • 2/4-21

    31/10/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil AS a drilling permit for wellbore 2/4-21.

  • New version of the fact pages

    27/10/2011 Today, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will launch a new version of its fact pages. Fact pages v.2 will have improved functionality and contain more information than the old pages.

  • 16/2-10

    26/10/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 265, is about to complete drilling of the 16/2-10 delineation well.

  • 6608/11-7 S

    24/10/2011 Rocksource ASA, operator of production licence 559, has completed drilling of wildcat well 6608/11-7 S. The well is dry.

  • 6507/7-15 S

    21/10/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted RWE Dea Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/7-15 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7121/9-1

    21/10/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Dong E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7121/9-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Nominate areas for CO2 storage

    17/10/2011 Five areas on the Norwegian shelf have been nominated as suitable for exploration for reservoirs for storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). Several companies have reported their interest to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

  • Continuing cooperation on chalk fields

    17/10/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the Danish Energy Agency and ten oil companies will cooperate on research and development and share experience to improve recovery from chalk fields on the Norwegian and Danish shelves.

  • 7124/4-1 S

    14/10/2011 GDF Suez E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 530, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7124/4-1 S. The well is dry.

  • 6607/12-2 S

    13/10/2011 Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 127, has completed drilling wildcat well 6607/12-2 S. The well proved gas and oil.

  • New Resource Report from the NPD

    12/10/2011 Today, 12 October, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will publish its report Petroleum Resources on the Norwegian continental shelf 2011.

  • 15/8-2

    12/10/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 303, is completing drilling of wildcat well 15/8-2. The well, which was dry, was drilled eight kilometres west of the Sleipner Vest field in the North Sea.

  • September 2011

    12/10/2011 Preliminary production figures for September  2011 indicate an average daily production of about 1 892 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is a decrease of 105 000 barrels compared to August.

  • The 2011 Resource Report will be published on 12 October

    10/10/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) Resource Report will be published on Wednesday, 12 October at 09:30.

  • NPD seismic off Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja

    07/10/2011 From 2007 to 2009, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has acquired 2D and 3D seismic data off Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja (Nordland VII and Troms II).

  • NOK 260 million for knowledge acquisition in the north

    07/10/2011 The 2012 fiscal budget plans for broad efforts in further developing the oil and gas activities in the north.

  • 6507/6-4-S

    29/09/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted E.On Ruhrgas Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/6-4 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/2-7 and 16/2-7 A

    23/09/2011 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, is in the process of completing the drilling of the appraisal wells 16/2-7 and 16/2-7 A.

  • 16/2-9 S

    22/09/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 265, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/2-9 S (”Aldous Major North”).

  • Human impact and environmental consequences in the North Sea and Skagerrak

    19/09/2011 The expert group for the North Sea and Skagerrak has prepared six studies on human impact and environmental consequences.

  • 16/2-10

    16/09/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-10 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. 

  • Great interest in mature areas following exciting discoveries

    15/09/2011 A preliminary count reveals that 43 companies have applied for acreage in the 2011 Awards in Predefined Areas (APA 2011).

  • Seismic acquisition in the Barents Sea east is completed

    14/09/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) seismic acquisition in the Norwegian part of the Barents Sea was completed around midnight on 14 September.

  • 6508/1-2

    13/09/2011 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 482, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6508/1-2. The well proved oil and gas.

  • August 2011

    08/09/2011 Preliminary production figures for August 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 1 957 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is a decrease of  80 000 barrels compared to July.

  • 9/1-1 S

    07/09/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Premier Oil Norge AS a drilling permit for well 9/1-1 S.

  • 6407/5-2 S

    01/09/2011 OMV Norway AS, operator of production licence 471, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6407/5-2 S. The well has been drilled about 10 kilometres southwest of the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 7124/4-1 S

    31/08/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted GDF SUEZ Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7124/4-1 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6608/11-7 S

    30/08/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Rocksource ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 6608/11-7 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/7-10

    29/08/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 569, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/7-10. The well proved gas/condensate.

  • 34/10-52 A og 34/10-52 B

    24/08/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 50, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 34/10-52 A and sidetrack 34/10-52 B. The wells proved oil and gas.

  • Optimism following major discovery

    23/08/2011 Together, 16/2-8 ”Aldous” and 16/2-6 ”Avaldsnes”, could be the largest oil discovery made on the Norwegian shelf since the 1980s, and the world’s largest offshore discovery this year.

  • 15/8-2

    19/08/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 15/8-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/2-9 S

    18/08/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-9 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • July 2011

    18/08/2011 Preliminary production figures for July 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 1 965 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is an increase of 76 000 barrels compared to June.

  • 16/2-8

    16/08/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 265, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/2-8 ("Aldous Major South"). The well was drilled about 4 kilometres west of the 16/2-6 (Avaldsnes) oil discovery in the central part of the North Sea.

  • 6407/5-2 S

    15/08/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted OMV Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6407/5-2 S in the Norwegian Sea, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 7225/3-1

    08/08/2011 Total EP Norge AS, operator of production licence 535, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7225/3-1. The well, which proved gas, was drilled in the Barents Sea, about 250 kilometres north of Melkøya.

  • 25/10-11

    02/08/2011 Marathon Oil Norge AS, operator of production licence 505, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/10-11.

  • 35/7-1 ST2

    26/07/2011 Idemitsu Petroleum Norge, operator of production licence 377 S, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 35/7-1 ST2. The well was drilled about seven kilometres west of the Vega field in the North Sea.

  • 31/8-1

    19/07/2011 E.ON Ruhrgas Norge AS, operator of production licence 416, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 31/8-1. The well was drilled about 16 kilometres southwest of the Troll field.

  • 6607/12-2 S

    18/07/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6607/12-2 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/3-4 and 16/3-4 A

    18/07/2011 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 501, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 16/3-4 and appraisal well 16/3-4 A.

  • 35/12-4 S and 35/12-4

    18/07/2011 Wintershall Norge ASA, operator of production licence 378, has concluded the drilling of appraisal wells 35/12-4 S and 35/12-4 A in the 35/12-2 Grosbeak oil and gas discovery.

  • 7120/2-3S

    08/07/2011 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 438, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7120/2-3S. The well was drilled about 25 kilometres north of the Snøhvit field.

  • June 2011

    08/07/2011 Preliminary production figures for June 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 1 889 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is an increase of 50 000 barrels compared to May. 

  • Seismic acquisition start-up in the Barents Sea East – 8 July

    07/07/2011 Just after midnight on 8 July, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) started acquisition of seismic data in Norway’s new maritime zone in the Barents Sea.

  • Facts 2011

    04/07/2011 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) are issuing a new facts publication on the Norwegian petroleum activities – Facts 2011.

  • 30/11-8 A

    28/06/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 035, is near completing drilling of wildcat well 30/11-8 A.

  • Nomination of areas for storage of CO2

    24/06/2011 Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has invited the industry to nominate areas in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea that might be suited for exploration of reservoirs for storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

  • 16/7-10

    21/06/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/7-10, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Oil and gas industry emissions and discharges 2010

    16/06/2011 Emissions of CO2 and NOx from petroleum activities are relatively stable. Discharges to the sea of produced water and oil have not changed much in the last few years either.

  • 40th anniversary for Ekofisk

    15/06/2011 It is now 40 years since the Ekofisk field in the North Sea came on stream.

  • May 2011

    15/06/2011 Preliminary production figures for May 2011 indicate an average daily production of about    1 829 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is a decrease of 266 000 barrels compared to April.

  • 16/2-7

    10/06/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-7, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Seismic activity in the Barents Sea East from 7 July

    09/06/2011 It has now been determined that there will be seismic acquisition in the eastern part of the Barents Sea from 7 July.

  • Researchers honoured with IOR prize

    08/06/2011 Professor Tor Austad of the University of Stavanger and the Corec research centre have been honoured with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's IOR prize for their work on recovering more oil from chalk reservoirs.

  • Subsea wells produce most

    08/06/2011 Far more oil and gas is now being produced from subsea wells on the Norwegian continental shelf than from platform wells.

  • Tor Austad and Corec share the NPD’s 2010 IOR prize

    07/06/2011 Professor Tor Austad (University of Stavanger) and the Corec research centre at IRIS have been awarded the NPD’s 2010 IOR prize. Austad and Corec have been honoured for the very important research that has been carried out to improve oil recovery from chalk fields.

  • Corec, International centre for improved oil recovery

    07/06/2011 The centre is a collaborative project between the University of Stavanger (UiS), the IRIS research foundation, and ConocoPhillips as the operator of Ekofisk, Eldfisk and Tor (production licence 018).

  • Tor Austad

    07/06/2011 Professor Tor Austad has worked with chemical processes for EOR (enhanced oil recovery) since the first national programme for improved oil recovery, the NPD administered SPOR, started in 1985.

  • 34/10-53 A

    07/06/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 050, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 34/10-53 A. The well has been drilled about five kilometres west of the Gullfaks Sør field, in the northern part of the North Sea.

  • The IOR award for 2010 will be presented on 7 June

    30/05/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's 2010 award for improved oil recovery – the IOR award – will be presented on 7 June.

  • 31/8-1

    25/05/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted E.ON Ruhrgas Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 31/8-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 16/1-15 and 16/1-15 A

    19/05/2011 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, has completed drilling of wildcat well 16/1-15 and appraisal well 16/1-15 A.

  • 7120/2-3 S

    18/05/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NDP) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7120/2-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • April 2011

    13/05/2011 Preliminary production figures for April 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 2 097 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is an increase of 26 000 barrels compared to March.

  • 30/11-8 S

    10/05/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 035, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 30/11-8 S. The well is located about 26 kilometres southwest of the Oseberg Sør field in the North Sea.

  • 6407/3-1 S

    09/05/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 312, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6407/3-1 S. The well was drilled about 5 kilometres north of the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea.

  • New issue of Norwegian Continental Shelf

    05/05/2011 In an interview, Knut Åm, chair of the government-appointed expert committee on improved oil recovery (IOR), says that the choices made by politicians in the imminent White Paper on petroleum policy will be crucial for the future of the Norwegian welfare state.

  • 6604/2-1

    02/05/2011 BG Norge AS, operator of production licence 522, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6604/2-1.

  • Seismic acquisition around Jan Mayen this summer

    27/04/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will carry out acquisition of 2D seismic data in the waters around Jan Mayen this summer. The acquisition activity will start around 10 June and will last up to three months.

  • 6407/3-1 S

    15/04/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted a drilling permit for well 6407/3-1 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • March 2011

    13/04/2011 Preliminary production figures for March 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 2 017 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is a decrease of 167 000 barrels compared to February.

  • 6507/8-8

    13/04/2011 Nexen Exploration Norge AS, operator of production licence 434, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6507/8-8.

  • 6407/4-2

    12/04/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 429, is in the process of completing drilling of delineation well 6407/4-2 on the 6407/4-1gas/condensate discovery.

  • 15/9-B-8

    08/04/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of the Sleipner Vest field in production licences 29 and 46, has completed the delineation of the gas/condensate discovery 15/9-B-1 (Beta Vest).

  • 35/12-4 S

    07/04/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Norge ASA a drilling permit for well 35/12-4 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Breakfast meeting for young employees

    05/04/2011 On Wednesday, 13 April, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is inviting young employees to breakfast and a lecture on resource management on the Norwegian shelf.

  • 7220/8-1

    01/04/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 532, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 7220/8-1. The well is being drilled about 110 kilometres north of the Snøhvit field.

  • 7225/3-1

    23/03/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7225/3-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Minor adjustments in organisation and management

    17/03/2011 Minor adjustments have been implemented in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) organisation and management structure.

  • IOR deadline extended

    16/03/2011 The deadline for nominating candidates to the NPD’s 2010 award for improved oil recovery is extended to 25 March.

  • APA 2011 announced

    11/03/2011 The Ministry of petroleum and energy has 11 March 2011 announced the APA 2011, comprising predefined areas in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

  • February 2011

    11/03/2011 Preliminary production figures for February 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 2 120 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 56 000 barrels less than in January 2011.

  • 15/6-11 S and 15/6-11 A

    09/03/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 303, is in the process of completing the drilling of appraisal wells 15/6-11 S and 15/6-11 A on the gas/condensate/oil discovery 15/5-1 Dagny.

  • 16/3-4

    02/03/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/3-4, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6604/2-1

    01/03/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted BG Norge a drilling permit for well 6604/2-1 cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6305/9-2

    28/02/2011 Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 468, is in the process of completing the  drilling of wildcat well 6305/9-2. The well was drilled about 30 km east of the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.

  • Monitors movements in the earth’s crust

    22/02/2011 A new seismometer has received prominent placement in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new building.

  • Triassic ichthyosaurus on Svalbard

    22/02/2011 During geological field work for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in the summer of 2007, geologists found a well-preserved skeleton of a small ichthyosaurus on a plateau near Muenfjellet, on the western coast of Edgeøya in Svalbard. Even though remnants of ichthyosaurs are not uncommon on Svalbard, it is very rare for the head to be preserved – which was the case with this discovery.

  • Updated seahorse

    22/02/2011 The NPD (Norwegian Petroleum Directorate) is proud of its logo, a seahorse under a royal crown. The NPD’s board decided on a logo on 6 August 1975, which was then approved by the Ministry of Industry on 27 November 1975.

  • Geological time - a colourful story

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  • NPD in a new building

    22/02/2011 Today, 22 February, Stavanger mayor Leif Johan Sevland opened the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new building in Stavanger. When he congratulated the NPD on the new building, he emphasised how important it is that the NPD and its employees have suitable working conditions, so they can do the best job possible job as resource managers on the Norwegian shelf.

  • 7119/12-4

    18/02/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 488, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7119/12-4.

  • 6507/8-8

    16/02/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Nexen Exploration Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6507/8-8, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 25/10-11

    16/02/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Marathon Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 25/10-11, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 24/9-10 S and 24/9-10 A

    15/02/2011 Marathon Petroleum Norge AS, operator of production licence 340 BS, has completed drilling of wildcat well 24/9-10 S and appraisal well 24/9-10 A.

  • Removal requires thorough preparations

    15/02/2011 It is technically feasible to remove concrete installations resting on the seabed. But this is comprehensive work that requires thorough planning and risk management.

  • January 2011

    11/02/2011 Preliminary production figures for January 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 2 164 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 50 000 more than in December 2010. Gas production was about 10.4 billion Sm3, which is 0.4 billion Sm3 less than in December.

  • 34/10-53 S

    09/02/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 50, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 34/10-53 S. The well is about two kilometres west of the Gullfaks Sør field, in the northern part of the North Sea.

  • 7/11-12 S

    08/02/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a drilling permit for well 7/11-12 S.

  • 15/6-12

    08/02/2011 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 303, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-12, located about 12 kilometres north of Sleipner Vest in the central part of the North Sea.

  • 2010 IOR award

    04/02/2011 Do you know someone who deserves to receive the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's 2010 award for improved oil recovery – the IOR award?

  • 7220/8-1

    03/02/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7220/8-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 17/6-1

    03/02/2011 Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco), operator of production licence 545, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 17/6-1. The well was drilled approximately 100 kilometres southeast of the Grane field in the central part of the North Sea.

  • 6305/4-2 S

    02/02/2011 A/S Norske Shell, operator of the Ormen Lange field, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 6305/4-2 S on the Ormen Lange field.

  • 35/12-3 S

    01/02/2011 Wintershall Norge ASA, operator of production licence 378, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 35/12-3 S.

  • 30/11-8 S

    25/01/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/11-8 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • 6508/1-2

    21/01/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 6508/1-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

  • Offers for ownership interests in APA 2010

    18/01/2011 Today, 18 January, offers were sent to 39 companies for 50 new production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • Agreement signed with Greenland

    14/01/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has signed a framework agreement with the Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (BMP) for the exchange of information regarding resource management in the two countries.

  • December 2010

    14/01/2011 Preliminary production figures for December 2010 indicate an average daily production of about 2 138 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is the same as November 2010. Gas production was about 10.9 billion Sm3, which is 0.8 billion Sm3 more than in November.

  • The shelf 2010 – Petroleum production

    13/01/2011 In total, 229.5 million saleable standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm³ o.e.) were produced in 2010. This is 34.6 million Sm³ o.e. less than in the record year 2004, and a decline of four per cent from 2009.

  • The shelf 2010 – Undiscovered resources

    13/01/2011 The volume of estimated, undiscovered resources on the Norwegian continental shelf has been reduced from 3.3 to 2.6 billion standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.). The largest reduction can be explained by discoveries totalling 400 million Sm3 o.e. since 2006. In addition, estimates have been written down following disappointing exploration results in several important play models, and following new surveys off Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja.

  • The shelf in 2010 – Exploration activities

    13/01/2011 Sixteen new discoveries were made on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2010, 12 fewer than in 2009. A total of 41 exploration wells were completed during the course of the year.

  • The shelf 2010 – Developments

    13/01/2011 During 2010, the authorities approved plans for development and operation (PDOs) for three fields in the North Sea and one in the Norwegian Sea. Many new production platforms are planned, and the activity level in the North Sea will be high.

  • The shelf in 2010 – Investments

    13/01/2011 The petroleum sector experienced a temporary decrease in investments in 2010. It is expected that investments in 2011 will be slightly over the peak year 2009 – approx. NOK 150 billion.

  • The shelf in 2010 – Press releases

    13/01/2011 The activity level on the Norwegian shelf is high, with investments expected to rise in the next few years. In spite of this, we see that more than 50 per cent of the oil remains in the fields. This is a source of concern for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), which is now calling for tougher measures from the companies to secure these assets.

  • What were the highlights last year – and what are the prospects?

    10/01/2011 On 13 January, NPD Director General Bente Nyland will present facts and key figures from the shelf in 2010. She will also talk about the challenges facing the Norwegian shelf in the next few years.