Regulations relating to resource management in the petroleum activities
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Introductory provisions
- Chapter 2. Surveys
- Chapter 3. Drilling and well activity, etc.
- Chapter 4. Submitting materials and documentation
- Chapter 5. General provisions
Regulations relating to resource management in the petroleum activities (Resource Management Regulations)
Legal basis: Laid down by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate on 13. December 2017 pursuant to Section 10-18 of Act No. 72 of 29 November 1996 relating to petroleum activities, cf. Section 6 ninth paragraph of Regulation No. 653 of 27 June 1997 relating to the Act relating to petroleum activities, Sections 46, 47, 48, 53, 79 and 86, cf. administrative decision No. 512 of 15 May 2009 and administrative decision No.1016 of 4. October 1991.
Last amended by Regulations of December 19 2017 No 2244 (effective 1. January 2018), and 16. December 2020 (effective 1. January 2021).
Corrected 1. January 2021 (notes repealed). 14. April 2021 (§ 37).
These Regulations will provide supplementary provisions concerning data acquisition and documentation within the areas subject to Act No. 72 of 29 November 1996 relating to petroleum activities (the Petroleum Act) and Regulation to Act No. 653 of 27 June 1997 relating to the Act relating to petroleum activities (the Petroleum Regulations) that have been delegated to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. These Regulations shall also safeguard the consideration for third parties in connection with geophysical surveys.
These Regulations shall apply for resource management in the petroleum activities in areas covered under Section 1-4 of the Petroleum Act. These Regulations do not apply to activity governed by the Petroleum Regulations chapter 4a. Such activity is governed by Regulations relating to materials and documentation in connection with surveys for and utilisation of subsea reservoirs on the continental shelf to store CO₂ of 13.12.2017 nr. 2003 (Regulations relating to documentation in connection with storage of CO2 on the shelf).
These Regulations use the following definitions:
- Appraisal well: well drilled to determine the extent and size of a petroleum deposit that has already been proven with a wildcat well,
- Cuttings: rock fragments from the drilling process,
- Drilling programme: description containing well/wellbore-specific information concerning planned drilling and well activity,
- Well: hole that is drilled to find or delineate a petroleum deposit and/or to produce petroleum or water, to inject gas, water or another medium, or to investigate reservoir conditions, monitor well parameters, investigate rock properties or conduct geotechnical investigations for placement of facilities. A well can consist of one or more wellbores and can have one or more termination points,
- Well activity: facilitation and implementation of operations in connection with completion, data acquisition, monitoring, control, overhauling, modification and plugback of existing wells,
- Wellbore: the well's location from one termination point to the wellhead,
- Well target: the geological unit(s) the well will be drilled into (geological well target) and the wellbore's termination point; includes geographical coordinates and depth in metres (drilling operational well target),
- Boat km: a seismic vessel's sailing distance,
- Field: a petroleum deposit, or several petroleum deposits collectively, that are covered by an approved Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) or has been granted an exemption from the PDO requirement,
- Formation test: test of an individual well's production or injection properties for no more than 10 flow days,
- Formation test logging: repeated pressure/test readings in a well (RFT),
- Discovery: a petroleum deposit, or several petroleum deposits together, which have been discovered in the same wellbore and in which testing, sampling or logging has established the probability of the existence of mobile petroleum,
- Injection well: development well or test development well that is used for injection of gas, water or another medium,
- Completion activity: any installation of production flow lines, packers and other equipment, as well as perforation of, stimulation and cleanout in and killing of development wells. Shutdown of reservoir zones or previously perforated intervals, as well as additional perforations are also considered to be completion activity,
- Exploration well: well that is drilled in order to prove a possible petroleum deposit or to obtain information to delineate a proven deposit. Exploration well is a collective term for wildcat and appraisal wells,
- Exploration target: the geological unit(s) that the well will be drilled into to detect a possible petroleum deposit that is not included in an approved plan for development and operation (PDO) or a PDO exemption and thus is not included in the resource basis for a field
- Observation well: development well or test development well that is used to measure specific well parameters or investigate reservoir properties
- Production well: development well or test development well that is used for production of petroleum or water
- Prospect: a possible petroleum trap with a mappable, delimited reservoir rock volume
- Potential prospect: a potential petroleum trap where available data coverage and quality are insufficient to map or delineate the reservoir rock volume
- Wildcat well: exploration well that is drilled in order to investigate the existence of petroleum in a potential deposit
- Development well: joint designation for wells that are used to produce petroleum; production wells, injection wells and observation wells and possible combinations of these
- Development well with exploration target: development well with exploration target as defined in section 3 litera p.
Definitions in the Petroleum Act and the Petroleum Regulations apply to this Regulation.
Format and units of measurement
Format requirements for materials and documentation may be stipulated by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Unless otherwise designated, geography shall be stated as geographical coordinates/coordinate pairs in the European Datum 1950 (EPSG:4230) DDMMSS format. For geography transformed to European Datum 1950 (EPSG:4230) information about original datum and transforming parameters should be given.
Materials and documentation submitted to, or otherwise made available to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, shall have clear identification and necessary technical information about quality and properties.
All documentation sent to the authorities shall preferably be in metric units, according to the SI system.
Responsibilities pursuant to these Regulations
Licensees and others who participate in petroleum activities subject to these Regulations, are obliged to comply with these Regulations and administrative decisions made pursuant to the Regulations through implementation of necessary systematic measures.
Licensees are responsible for ensuring that everyone contracted to perform work, either personally, through employees or through contractors or subcontractors, complies with requirements stipulated in or pursuant to these Regulations.
Notification in connection with surveys
Licensees shall report surveys pursuant to the survey licence and production licence to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the Directorate of Fisheries, the Institute of Marine Research and the Norwegian Armed Forces to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's reporting system for surveys. This also applies to route and other subsurface surveys.
The following information shall be reported no later than five weeks before the survey activity starts:
- name of the survey
- which survey and production licence(s) the survey is conducted pursuant to,
- name of licensee
- which survey activities will be carried out
- planned start-up and completion dates
- the survey area, including the area for necessary calibration and testing of equipment in connection with the survey activity, as well as the area required to turn the vessel
- assessment as to whether the survey activity may damage particularly vulnerable environmental resources.
At the earliest, the survey activity can start five weeks after notice has been sent pursuant to second paragraph litera e. When the survey starts, licensees shall report the start-up.
If the survey activity starts up later than the time reported pursuant to second paragraph litera e, the licensee shall, as soon as possible, report the changed start-uptime.
If the survey activity is going to start up earlier than the time reported pursuant to second paragraph litera e, the new start-up-time must be reported a minimum of five working days prior to the new planned start-up date.
If the survey activity is cancelled or temporarily suspended, the licensee shall report this, without delay.
If there is a desire to conduct the survey activity beyond the reported completion time, the licensee must submit a new report concerning the survey as designated in second paragraph. In such instances, the deadline for submitting a new report will be five business days prior to the originally reported completion time. The same applies correspondingly if there is a desire to change the reported survey area pursuant to second paragraph litera f.
The following information is to be reported as soon as possible, but at the latest prior to start-up-time:
- name of the party conducting the survey,
- the survey’s planned scope y, boat km and square km,
- number and type of signal sources and total volume to the extent this is relevant,
- description of how the geophysical sensors will be placed during the data acquisition, as well as the length of the tow,
- the vessels' call signs, IMO numbers (International Maritime Organization's identification system for vessels) and nationality,
- potential port calls in Norwegian inland waters
- name of and contact information for fisheries expert
- The licensees’ assessment of whether the results etc. from the survey are to be marketable
The following information shall be reported weekly while the survey activity is under way:
- name of the survey
- which survey or production licence the survey is conducted pursuant to,
- name of licensee,
- status of the survey activity, including number of kilometres of seismic data acquired, both in total and over the last week, both boat km and square kilometres,
- information about planned activity during the upcoming week, including information about the acquisition area,
- the vessels' call signs, IMO numbers (International Maritime Organization's identification system for vessels) and nationality,
- potential port calls in Norwegian inland waters,
- name of fisheries expert.
The licensee shall submit a final report as soon as the survey is complete.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate can grant exemptions from the deadlines designated above.
Designation and classification of surveys
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate shall stipulate the designation and classification of surveys, including route and other subsurface surveys.
Requirements for conducting seismic surveys
When seismic surveys are started, the audio source must be started up gradually to give fish and marine mammals the opportunity to leave the area around the survey. The demand for gradually start-up may only be deviated from when smaller source volume and limited surveys with only one audio source is used, and no regulation of volume is technically possible.
Vessels conducting seismic surveys shall maintain a prudent distance to vessels engaged in fishery activities, as well as fixed and floating fishing gear. Particular caution shall be exercised when large groups of fishing vessels are observed.
Escort vessel for geophysical surveys
Escort vessel assisting a vessel conducting geophysical surveys shall maintain a passive role in relation to other users of the sea.
Requirement to have a fisheries expert on board vessels conducting seismic surveys
Vessels that conduct geophysical surveys must have a fisheries expert on board when this is necessary out of consideration for fishery activities in the area. If there is any doubt, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, in consultation with the Directorate of Fisheries, will make the final decision.
The fisheries expert should be present at the start-up meeting for the survey in order to provide information about anticipated fishery activity in the area of the survey.
The fisheries expert shall play an advisory role for the survey within their specific discipline and shall be guaranteed a free and independent role. The role of fisheries expert shall be carried out objectively and impartially in the relationship between the principal and fisheries interests.
The licensee and the party responsible for operation of the vessel shall make relevant regulations, documents and data available to the fisheries expert. Regulations and documents shall be available in both Norwegian and English. Access to the internet and other necessary aids for the fisheries expert must be facilitated.
Position reporting in connection with seismic surveys
Vessels conducting geophysical surveys shall have on board and use equipment that monitors and reports the vessel's position and movements during the survey activity. The requirement for monitoring and registration starts when the audio sources are activated and lasts for the duration of the survey. Reporting should be done to the Directorate of Fisheries' 24/7 monitoring centre (FMC), which is designated by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as system operator, in order to activate the receipt of signals.
Positional reporting equipment pursuant to this provision shall at any time be operational and satisfy the requirements in Regulations No. 454 of 24 March 2010 relating to requirements for equipment and installation of position reporting equipment. Section 3 in this regulation concerning requirements for the service provider that forwards tracking information applies correspondingly.
Position reporting shall contain the following information:
- clear identification of the vessel
- the vessel's geographical position at the time of reporting with a positional error of less than 500 metres with a confidence interval of 99%
- date and time for the vessel's position
- speed and course at the time of reporting
- identification of the type of report submitted
Requirements for fisheries experts on board vessels conducting seismic surveys
Those serving as fisheries experts must have completed and passed a test for an approved course. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate shall stipulate the professional content, time and location of such courses and shall issue a course certificate. A fee may be required for participation in the course.
Those participating in the course must be proficient in Norwegian and English and document that they have, over the course of the last five years, been active fishermen or had equivalent relevant experience for at least twelve consecutive months. They must also document knowledge about fishery activities in the waters where the vessel conducting geophysical survey will be operating, differentiated as south of 62 degrees north and north of 62 degrees north. The person in question must, as a minimum, hold a navigation certificate as a class B or D 5 fishing boat skipper without restrictions. In addition, a one year of experience as skipper or first officer is also required.
The fisheries expert must, every five years after passing the course, document that, over the last five years, he/she has been an active fisher or fisheries expert for at least twelve consecutive months. The active period is calculated according to regulations of 22. December 2011 no. 1523 regarding qualification and certificates for sailors section 16.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has an overview of people who have passed the course and issues verifications of the right to practice as a fisheries expert. This verification is valid for five years and must then be renewed. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate can decide that those who do not fulfil the activity criteria as an active fisherman or fisheries expert or otherwise do not fulfil their obligations as fisheries expert, may lose their right to practice as a fisheries expert.
The fisheries expert shall keep a separate log for each survey according to a set template for the period he/she is on board the vessel. Once the survey is complete, the log shall be stored by the licensee for two years. Within two weeks of survey completion the log shall be submitted to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the Directorate of Fisheries and the Directorate of Fisheries' regional office in the relevant district.
The fisheries expert is obliged to familiarise himself/herself with the content of the survey or production licence and notice of the survey pursuant to Section 6 of these Regulations. The manual of information for the fisheries expert shall be stipulated by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and shall be available during each assignment.
Route surveys and other subsurface surveys
Route surveys and other subsurface surveys pursuant to Section 30 of the Petroleum Regulations shall be reported in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's reporting system for surveys according to section 6.
The duty to report does not apply to route surveys and other subsurface surveys conducted without seismic, and with small or no impact on vulnerable areas, fish and marine animals or commercial activities.
Before route surveys are started, the licensee shall submit maps to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate with the planned route and any prospective areas. The scale and geographical coordinates shall be stated.
Registration of wells, permit for exploration drilling and drilling programme
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate shall set the names and classification of wells with a planned depth of more than 25 meters below seabed.
An application for naming and classification of each well shall be sent to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate at least two weeks prior to spudding the well.
If reclassification is needed, the licensee shall send information to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, who will then determine the new classification.
Exploration drilling requires a permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. For exploration wells and development wells with an exploration target, an application for a permit for exploration drilling shall be submitted to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate at least two weeks prior to spudding the well.
The drilling program for development wells and other wells shall be sent to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate at least two working days prior to spudding.
Geological and reservoir technical data acquisition in connection with drilling and well activity
The licensee shall ensure that necessary drill cuttings samples, conventional cores, sidewall cores, liquid and gas samples, logs and test data are collected. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate may stipulate requirements for data acquisition, processing and analyses in individual instances.
Unless otherwise specified, the standard requirements from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate are as follows:
- in exploration wells, drill cuttings samples shall be taken from types of rock from all geological formations drilled. The sampling shall start immediately once return of drilling fluid has been established.
- In a representative selection of development wells, drill cuttings samples shall be taken from all types of rock from all geological formations in the reservoir interval.
- The distance between drill cuttings samples should not exceed 10 metres.
- The distance between drill cuttings samples in potential petroleum-bearing layers in exploration wells should not exceed three metres if conventional cores are not taken.
- In wildcat wells, at least one conventional core shall be taken in all petroleum-bearing layers. Furthermore, necessary cores of potential source rocks and reservoir rocks should be taken.
- In selected appraisal wells and development wells, conventional cores shall be taken from the entire reservoir interval
- Sidewall cores shall be taken to the extent that this is necessary.
- In connection with formation strength testing and formation test logging, fluid samples shall be taken.
- Necessary well logs shall be taken in all wells/wellbores.
- In exploration wells, formation test logs should be taken which establish the pressure gradient and types of fluids in a formation, as well as the formation's ability to produce.
Information about formation test
The licensee shall send information about formation tests for exploration wells to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate well before start-up; no later than three days before the test activity commences. The same applies to development wells before a field has started producing.
Reporting during drilling and well activity
The licensee shall report drilling and well activities on a daily basis to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Activities shall be reported throughout the lifetime of the well.
Classification of petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf
The petroleum resources shall be classified in accordance with the resource classification system of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Designation of discoveries
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate shall designate the name of discoveries.
If a discovery is given a proper name pursuant to Section 79 of the Petroleum Regulations, the well identification for the discovery well of the petroleum deposit or of one of multiple petroleum deposits that the discovery consists of, is retained as a prefix to the name.
Designation of permanently placed facilities
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate shall designate the names of permanently placed facilities.
A permanently placed facility, which may contain wellheads, shall be named using the respective quadrant and block number and letters from A to Z, with the exception of U and T, for each field or block. AA, AB, etc. can be used if needed.
Plugging of well and wellbore
Licensees shall send the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate the activity programme for the plugging activity at least one day prior to the start of operation.
Information concerning material changes
Licensees shall as soon as possible inform the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate about material changes that have occurred following submission of documentation pursuant to this chapter.
Principle of no remuneration
Licensees sending or in other way make material and documentation available for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, shall do it free of charge.
The licensee shall submit the following materials and documentation from the individual survey activity to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate:
- geophysical field data with the necessary navigational data
- processed seismic data, velocity data and navigational data
- processed gravimetric, magnetic and electromagnetic data, with associated navigational data
- analysis results, maps and profiles that show the results of other geophysical or geological surveys such as heat flow measurements, radiometric measurements, samples, etc.
Materials and documentation according to first paragraph shall be submitted as soon as possible and no later than 12 months following the completion of the individual survey activity.
The obligation to submit materials and documentation pursuant to the first paragraph includes all data that is a natural part of the processing sequence and which is stored and distributed to the licensee. If, subsequent to routine processing, the data is processed further, e.g. in the event of special processing, re-processing or collation with other data, the results from this work shall be submitted to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate at the same time that they become available to the licensee, regardless of whether or not they have been shared with the other licensees.
In addition to the data mentioned above, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate may demand submission of other data and results in the format determined by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Interpreted geophysical data
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate may require interpreted geophysical data, in a particular format to be submitted.
Geo-technical materials and documentation from production licences in the event of relinquishment, surrender, lapse and expiry
The licensee shall submit a status report to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, within three months after a production licence is surrendered, lapses or expires. The report shall provide information about any acquired data, completed studies and results thereof, as well as an overview of potential prospects in the production licence. In addition the report shall provide an overview of all geo-technical materials and where they are stored, along with information about the storage format.
The licensee shall also, submit all significant geo-technical materials and documentation from the area relinquished through surrender, lapse or expiry of a production licence if this has not previously been submitted to the authorities. The same applies correspondingly in the event that parts of the area in a production licence are relinquished.
Information regarding changes in rights to reported data
The licensee shall consecutively report any information regarding changes in entitlements to reported data to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Submitting samples and preparations from wells
The licensee shall submit samples, preparations and other materials from the individual well/wellbore to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Acquired materials shall be submitted to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as soon as possible and no later than six months after drilling of the well is complete. Unless otherwise agreed, the standard quantities are as stated below:
The following applies to drill cuttings:
- From exploration wells, drill cuttings samples shall be submitted for all types of rock in all geological formations where samples are collected.
- From the first development well on the field, drill cuttings samples shall be submitted from the entire reservoir interval. If drilling is subsequently conducted in formations not encompassed by the first development well, drill cuttings samples shall be submitted from the entire reservoir interval in these wells.
- Unwashed drill cuttings samples shall be submitted with at least one kg of dried material from each sampling interval. Unwashed drill cuttings samples shall be dried at 40°C or lower. If the volume of drill cuttings samples is limited, at least half of collected drill cuttings samples shall be submitted, limited to a maximum of 1 kg.
- Washed drill cuttings samples shall be submitted with one rig set.
- From exploration wells, digital colour photos of all collected drill cuttings samples shall be submitted. The photos shall be taken after washing and drying the samples, and show the wellbore name, depth and scale.
- From exploration wells, results from X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) should be submitted. If other analyses have been conducted, results shall be submitted to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
The following applies to cores:
- From exploration wells, a complete longitudinal section of collected conventional cores with one quarter core shall be submitted to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. If the core diameter is less than 7.6 cm (3 inches), at least half of the core shall be submitted.
- From the first development well cored on a field, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate shall receive a full longitudinal section of collected conventional cores with one quarter core. If cores are subsequently taken in formations not previously cored, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate shall receive cores from these wells as well.
- If there is a need for special core analyses, the licensee may apply to retain certain core intervals as full-diameter cores. When such analyses are carried out, the result shall be reported to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Half of the residual materials shall be submitted to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
- Digital colour photographs of the cores shall be submitted along with the conventional cores. The photographs shall be taken immediately after splitting, and must show the wellbore name, core number, depth, orientation and scale.
The following applies for fluid samples from formation strength testing and formation test logging:
- 2 x 0.5 litres of each fluid (oil/condensate/formation water) from each interval or set of intervals that are tested should be submitted. If a test yields less than 2 x 0.5 litres, a lesser volume may be submitted.
- As regards all types of tests, the fluid sample shall be taken in normal ambient conditions on the surface, i.e. approx. 101.3 kPa (1 atm) and 20°C. This entails that the lightest components evaporate, but in general, the sampling shall be carried out in a manner which ensures that the sample is as representative of the formation fluid as possible.
- Standard sample bottles shall be used and filled up to a maximum of approx. 85% of the bottle's total volume.
The following applies to palynological preparations:
- Palynological preparations from drill cuttings, sidewall cores and conventional cores from all sample depths shall be submitted.
- The content of the preparations shall be representative of the sample.
- Preparations shall be prepared with a permanent mounting medium.
For petrographic thin sections an extra set of petrographic thin sections from the same sample shall be submitted.
The following applies to the format, packaging and labelling of samples submitted:
- All samples shall be labelled in a clear and water-resistant manner with the name of the licensee (operator), date of sampling, name of the sample taker, name of the well and the depth, and potentially the depth interval they were taken from.
- Samples from formation tests and formation test logging shall also be labelled with test number, type of test, flow period and type of fluid.
- Fluid samples shall be delivered in 0.6-0.7 litre aluminium bottles with a screw cap and gasket type that results in the lowest possible loss of fluid (standard sample bottle).
- Drill cuttings samples shall be packed in airtight bags of good quality, or in high-density polyethylene bottles (HDPE bottles). Each individual sample must be clearly and properly labelled. HDPE bottles shall be used for unwashed samples from intervals with oil-based drilling fluid. The packaged samples shall be delivered in boxes with the following external measurements: height 14 cm, width 27 cm, length 90-110 cm.
- Conventional cores shall be delivered in solid, rigid boxes, with the following external measurements: height 10 cm, width 40 cm, length 90-110 cm.
The licensee shall submit all acquired data in the form of descriptions, measurements, groupings and results of calculations to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as soon as they are available. Data collected in connection with a drilling operation shall be submitted no later than six months after drilling.
Interpreted well data
The licensee shall submit interpreted well data to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as soon as they are available.
No later than 6 months after drilling the licensee shall submit:
- geotechnical and reservoir technical final report for each well or wellbore
- prognosis and result for all wildcat wells and for development wells that were discoveries
- discovery evaluation report
Status report before start-up of production
The licensee must send a status report to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate within nine weeks before the planned production start-up on the field. The status report must describe changes after the Plan for Development and Operation has been approved or after exemption was granted from this plan.
Daily information regarding production
The licensee shall provide information about the most important production parameters available to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate on a daily basis.
Monthly information regarding production data
The licensee shall submit information regarding production for each calendar month
Content of annual status report for fields in production
The annual status report for fields in production must provide information about factors related to recovery and operations and measurement on the field, including measures carried out in the previous period, and those that are planned for the upcoming year.
Notification and reporting
By notification and reporting to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate pursuant to Section 79a of the Petroleum Regulations, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate may also request additional information when this is deemed to be necessary.
Using geological sample material from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate may, based on an application, grant permission to use geological sample material from its geological sample archive.
The recipients of geological sample material must, within six months after sampling is carried out, submit to The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate a complete final report and analysis results from all studies, in addition to one set of thin sections, micropalaeontological and palynological slides, if these were produced.
Regulatory authority and individual administrative decision
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate carries out supervision of compliance with the provisions laid down in these Regulations or decisions made on the basis thereof, to ensure compliance.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate can make the necessary administrative decisions to implement provisions in these Regulations.
In special instances, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate can grant exemptions from the provisions in these Regulations.
Entry into force, etc.
This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2018. Regulation No. 749 of 18. June 2001 relating to resource management in the petroleum activities shall be repealed from the same date.
Last translated February 2023.
English version is not necessarily updated according to recent changes at any time.