Impact assessment for mineral activity on the Norwegian continental shelf
On the Norwegian continental shelf, there are sulphides and manganese crusts, containing metals and minerals.
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.
Producing seabed minerals could become an important new industry for Norway in the future, while simultaneously helping secure global access to important metals.
Read the Ministry of petroleum and energy's press release (in Norwegian only)
Read more about the impact assessment (in Norwegian only)
Facts about seabed minerals
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Drilling permit for well 25/4-15
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA drilling permit for well 25/4-15, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Production figures December 2022
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Changes in the regulations
The Resource Management Regulations and Regulations relating to documentation in connection with storing CO2 on the shelf have been changed.
Six companies have applied for CO2 storage acreage
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Investments for the future on the Shelf
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