The Shelf in 2019 – a good year overall


Activity on the shelf was high last year. There are considerable resources in fields and discoveries, and more yet to be discovered in all sea areas. A record number of fields are producing.

"We have a good foundation for continued high value creation from the oil and gas industry for a long time to come", says Director General of the NPD Ingrid Sølvberg.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate works on value creation from the industry by ensuring that all profitable resources are produced – not only the ones that are easiest to extract. In this effort, the companies must take into account safety, the external environment and other users of the ocean.

"Value creation is the driving force behind the work we do", the Director General emphasises.

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Press release – The Shelf in 2019, a good year overall

Press release (pdf)

Presentasjon (pdf)

Background data (excel)


Updated: 09/01/2020