The NPD celebrates its 50th anniversary today!

Sleping-av-Troll

The towing of the Troll A platform – the largest man-made structure that has ever been moved. Photo: Equinor.

14/06/2022 14 June 1972 – Parliament (the Storting) decided to establish the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Statoil (now Equinor).

50 years have passed – and what a journey it has been – both on the Norwegian shelf, for Norwegian industry and working life, and not least, for Norway as a welfare state.

Building the future on the shoulders of history

In a feature article, Director General Ingrid Sølvberg takes a walk down memory lane, observes the current unrest in the world of energy and fixes her eyes on the future. 

 

Contact

Ola Anders Skauby

Director Communication and public affairs

Tel: +47 905 98 519

Updated: 22/06/2022

Latest news

Temporary appointment - Director General
04/07/2022 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced a temporary appointment, naming Torgeir Stordal (60) as Director General of the NPD from 30 June and until a new Director General of the NPD is hired.
Drilling permit for well 30/5-4 S
04/07/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV (Norge) AS drilling permit for well 30/5-4 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Drilling permit for well 35/6-3 S
04/07/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Neptune Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 35/6-3 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Preparing Nova for start-up
30/06/2022 The authorities have granted consent to start production from the Nova field in the North Sea.
Drilling permit for well 25/7-10
28/06/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS drilling permit for well 25/7-10, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Drilling permit for well 6607/12-5
27/06/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS drilling permit for well 6607/12-5, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Prestigious UN post for Harald Brekke
23/06/2022 Senior geologist Harald Brekke has been elected to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS).
Production figures May 2022
21/06/2022 Preliminary production figures for May 2022 show an average daily production of 1 831 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
Dry well near the Kvitebjørn field in the North Sea – 34/9-1 S
21/06/2022 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 1049, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 34/9-1.
Ingrid Sølvberg resigns as Director General
17/06/2022 Sølvberg has today, Friday 17 June, resigned from her position as Director General for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.