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. 

 

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Updated: 22/06/2022

Latest news

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
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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.
Drilling permit for 6407/8-8 S
27/10/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Neptune Energy Norge AS drilling permit for wellbore 6407/8-8 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.