Thursday, 9 January Ingrid Sølvberg, our new director general, summarized the past year on the Norwegian shelf. She also presented investment and production forecasts for the next five years.
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 revenues from petroleum. Much of this is due to record-high gas prices.
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.