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.

While the paper edition is now history, up-to-date content will now be available in a new and improved format at www.norskpetroleum.no.

The home page is a user-friendly, fact-based website where interested readers can learn more about Norwegian petroleum history, current activity and framework conditions.

Articles and facts are illustrated using photos, graphics and maps. All information is accessible, regardless of digital platform, and content can be downloaded, printed and shared through email and social media.

At www.norskpetroleum.no you will find information including:

  • Importance of the petroleum sector for the Norwegian economy
  • Descriptions of ongoing activity on the Norwegian continental shelf
  • How Norwegian petroleum activities are organised
  • Regulatory framework conditions throughout the entire lifecycle, from opening of new exploration acreage to decommissioning fields
  • Facts about fields, companies, exploration activity, production and resource estimates on the Norwegian continental shelf
  • Emissions and discharges, measures to reduce them, as well as oil spill preparedness
  • The supplier industry and commitment to research and technology
  • Explanation of terminology and an energy calculator

Each topic also contains links to more detailed information. Using the same technology as the facts app for mobile telephones, Oilfacts, parts of the facts basis are daily synchronised with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's facts databases.

Updated: 20/04/2015

Latest news

Dry well north of the Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea – 6507/8-11 S
29/11/2022 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 124, has concluded the drilling of exploration well 6507/8-11 S.
Correction of production figures October 2022
25/11/2022 NPD has made an adjustment to the preliminary gas-production figures for October.
Welcome to IEA Technical Collaboration workshops
10/11/2022 22. – 23. November: Research and experience on Enhanced Oil Recovery. 24. November: "Oil and gas in the context of energy security and transition".
Drilling permit for well 25/10-17 S
10/11/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA drilling permit for well 25/10-17 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Drilling permit for well 16/1-35 S
08/11/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA drilling permit for well 16/1-35 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
All status reports are now on the FactPages and the FactMaps
04/11/2022 All available status reports (relinquishment reports) are now available on the FactPages.
Gas/condensate discovery near the Oseberg field in the North Sea
04/11/2022 OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 1100, is in the process of concluding the drilling of exploration wells 30/5-4 S and 30/5-4 A.
Announcement: Acreage for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
02/11/2022 On 2 November 2022, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced an area for CO2 storage pursuant to the CO2 Storage Regulations.
Sharing data from older wells
31/10/2022 Production and injection data from older wellbores is now available in Diskos.
Impact assessment for mineral activity on the Norwegian continental shelf
27/10/2022 The impact assessment in connection with the opening process for seabed mineral activities is now being put forward for consultation, with a deadline for responses of 27 January 2023.