Seismic report to be presented on 16 April

14/04/2010 Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Riis-Johansen will receive the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s report from the geological mapping of the Barents Sea – Lofoten area on Friday, 16 April.

In the report, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will present its updated estimates for petroleum resources in the waters off Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja.

The Minister of Petroleum and Energy will give an introduction, and Director General of the NPD, Bente Nyland, will present the key findings of the report.

In Stortingsmelding White Paper No. 8, Comprehensive management of the marine environment in the Barents Sea and waters off Lofoten (management plan), the Storting requested that the NPD carry out a geological mapping of the management plan area to increase knowledge of potential petroleum resources.

As part of this mapping, the NPD carried out seismic surveys in the Nordland VII and Troms II areas in the period from 2007 to 2009.

Press conference Friday, 16 April from 0900 to 1100 hrs
Plenumssalen, Einar Gerhardsens Plass 1 – R4

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Please arrive no later than 0850 hrs at R4


Updated: 14/04/2010