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.

Factmaps integration

The most visible change is that a map feature is now embedded in the FactPages. This feature is implemented via a service provided by the NPD's Factmap.


The title text in the browser now indicates which part of the Factpages you are running. i.e. 'Licence – Factpages – Norwegian Petroleum Directorate' , 'Wellbore – Factpages – Norwegian Petroleum Directorate'.

Changes to Page view

Menu item


TUF/ Page view /Pipeline

New information called 'Pipeline' has been added. This data has previously only been available as a geographical dataset. 'All' lists all the pipelines. Ordered by 'Map label' groups the pipeline alphabetically by its label on a map. Ordered by 'Belongs To' groups the pipeline by the field or the TUF that the pipeline is connected to.

Licence/ Page view / menu

Two new filters 'Initial phase' and 'Production phase' have been added.

Licence / Page view / All

Under General Information, a new attribute has been added. 'Stratigraphical' indicates whether the licence has no stratigraphical limitations (NO) or has some limitations (YES OR PARTLY).

Field >/ Page view / All

Under General information the attribute 'Main area' has been added – stating whether the field is located in the North sea, Norwegian sea or Barents sea.

Field / Page view /  All

Under Description the 'Date updated' attribute has been added. This attribute gives the date when any of the information found under Description was updated.

Company / page view /

9 attributes containing information about resources for a given company have been deleted because the information was misleading. The 5 attributes that still remain show remaining reserves of oil, gas, NGL, condensate and oil equivalents.

Discovery /

For discoveries not included in existing fields, a new attribute 'Recoverable oil equivalents' has been added to 'The NPD resource estimates (Norwegian share)'.


Changes to table view

To ensure backward compatibility when downloading table views, using XML and CSV format, as few as possible Tags have been changed or removed in the existing table views. However a few columns had to be removed because of errors or for business reasons. See a complete overview of these changes in the overview given below.

Complete overview of changes in table view (PDF)

Updated: 20/03/2019

Latest news

Production figures December 2021
20/01/2022 Preliminary production figures for December 2021 show an average daily production of 2 108 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate
APA 2021: 28 companies offered ownership interests
18/01/2022 18 January 2022, 28 companies have received offers of ownership interests in a total of 53 production licences on the Norwegian Shelf in the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2021.
Dry well east of the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea – 6306/9-1
17/01/2022 Lundin Energy Norway AS, operator of production licence 886, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6306/9-1.
Record-high revenues from the Norwegian shelf
13/01/2022 The combination of high production of oil and gas from a total of 94 fields, significant demand and high commodity prices led to a historically high level on the State's export revenues from petroleum. Much of this is due to record-high gas prices.
Follow the livestream of The Shelf 2021
12/01/2022 Thursday, 13 January 2022 from 10:00 Director General Ingrid Sølvberg gives a summary of the Shelf in 2021.
Oil discovery near the Fram field in the North Sea – 35/10-7 S and 35/10-7 A
07/01/2022 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 630, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 35/10-7 S and appraisal well 35/10-7 A.
Drilling permit for wells 25/2-23 S, 25/2-23 A and 25/2-23 B
28/12/2021 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for wells 25/2-23 S, 25/2-23 A and 25/2-23 B, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Smarter use of data can increase value creation
21/12/2021 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has taken an initiative to discuss with the industry which steps can be taken to increase value creation through better use of data.
Production figures November 2021
21/12/2021 Preliminary production figures for November 2021 show an average daily production of 1 999 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
Five companies want to store CO2
16/12/2021 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received applications from five companies in connection with the announcement of two areas associated with injection and storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf.