Technology has been very important for developing the oil and gas industry in Norway.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) shall stimulate the industry to develop, cooperate closer and utilise new technology to an even greater extent.

The aim is that technology is used in all parts of the value chain, which provides sound resource management and the greatest possible value creation.

The NPD will organise a technology day 7 June 2023.

More information about the programme and registration will be forthcoming.

For more information and questions, please contact technology coordinator Arvid Østhus, mobile +47 478 41 580.

Three main areas

The NPD's new technology strategy is particularly focused on three main areas the NPD believes will be important for the Norwegian shelf moving forward:

See more in the figure at the top of the page.

The strategy also says something about the steps the NPD will take to achieve more development and use of technology.

Discover more, produce more and reduce emissions

The NPD is particularly focused on technologies that can help discover more, produce more and reduce emissions, which are important for the development of the Norwegian shelf. These areas should be high priorities for the licensees in the production licenses.

The NPD wish is for technology opportunities to be a natural part of the work in the licences.  

Common direction for the industry

The NPD has also contributed to the work on the new OG21 strategy. It is updated every five years and stakes out the course for publicly funded petroleum research in Norway. The strategy also affects the plans for activities associated with research and development (R&D) in the industry and academia.


Updated: 27/01/2023


Arvid Østhus

Technology coordinator

Tel: +47 478 41 580