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1 - The purpose of the reporting, timetable etc.

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1.1 The purpose of the reporting

Pursuant to Section 50a of the Regulations to the Petroleum Act, operating companies shall submit data for use in the revised national budget (RNB).

”Reporting shall include corporate financial data, projects, resource volumes and forecasts for production, costs and environmental discharges/emissions as specified by the recipient.”

Each autumn, all operating companies shall submit data and forecasts for their respective operated fields, discoveries, transportation- and utilization facilities (TUF).

The reporting to the RNB comprises part of the basis for the Government's oil and environmental policies, the fiscal and national budget. These forecasts are important, and great emphasis is therefore placed on ensuring that high-quality reporting is provided within the stated deadlines.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) quality-assures and organizes the data reported by the companies. The NPD also prepares its own estimates and classifies the resources based on its own assumptions. Based on this, the NPD updates the resource accounts for the Norwegian shelf and prepares overall forecasts. The forecasts are submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) and forwarded to the Ministry of Finance (FIN).

The forecasts and the resource accounts are incorporated in several analyses and various publications, such as the “The petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf” and the website “NorskPetroleum.no”.

1.2 Reporting deadlines/-format etc.

Schedule

The NPD will make the following available to the operators by 1 September:

  • Cover letter
  • Reporting file
  • Guidelines for completing the reporting file for the current RNB

The reporting file can be downloaded here. The operators' deadline for submitting the reporting file to the NPD is 15 October. It is important that you must deliver at the deadline, in order for the NPD to meet subsequent deadline with the MPE.

The guidelines are provided in English. The reporting file is also in English, but contains some Norwegian phrases. There are technical reasons for this and there is no translation to English in the reporting file. If this is a problem, please contact the NPD.

If there are significant changes to the reporting as a result of budgetary processes in the production licenses’ management committees after 15 October, please contact the NPD as soon as possible to clarify whether there is a need to submit an updated reporting file.

Reporting format

Data shall be reported electronically in accordance with the format given in the reporting file (macro enabled excel file). No changes shall be made in the layout of the spreadsheets, nor can there be any links to other spreadsheets in the file submitted to the NPD.

The operators are requested to follow the naming of the reporting files as specified in column H in the project list. Please name the files according to the examples shown below:

  • Statfjord_RNB2019
  • 2_12_1_Mjølner_RNB2019
  • Gassled Område A_RNB2019

File name must not contain dates or any other information.

1.3 Changes from last year's reporting

There are changes/clarifications in this year’s reporting, RNB2019, in the following areas:

  • A new text box for input of further information on tariffs is provided above the input area.
  • This list of tariff types in the sheet ‘Tariffinntekter’ has been expanded with the type “Lagring” (storage).
  • The macro checking the reporting file when it is closed has been extended. It will now also check for non-numeric input in the profile input area. There will be opened a new browser window with references to cells with error(s) to help removing these errors.

1.4 Quality Assurance and updates from the operators

It is very important that the operator has carried out an internal check to ensure good quality of the data before submission to the NPD. If the NPD finds errors, lack of information or ambiguities in the received report, the file will be returned with comments entered in the spreadsheet marked "Tilbakemeldingsskjema". The operator must then submit a new, corrected report or response to the comments.

The reporting file also contains a number of functions for quality assurance. For more information, see chapter 9 – Quality Assurance.

1.5 Contact persons

If any questions concerning the reporting, please contact the persons stated below:

Area Contact Phone/
E-mail
General questions and questions regarding the reporting file Tom Andersen +47 51 87 62 75/
RNB2019@npd.no
Transfer of data, License to Share (L2S) Magnar Haugvaldstad +47 51 87 60 74/ RNB2019@npd.no

 

Every autumn, on 15 October, all operators must report data and prognoses related to their fields, discoveries, transport and onshore facilities.

Objective

The reporting to the RNB is included in the basis for the state and national budget and the Government’s oil and environmental policy. It is therefore very important that the reporting is of high quality and that the deadlines are met, so that we can meet the deadlines set by the MPE.

Schedule for the RNB2019 reporting process

Date  
15 October First report from operators
29 October at 14:00 First feedback from NPD
5 November at 12:00 Second report from operators
9 November at 12:00 Second feedback from NPD
13 November at 12:00 Third report from operator


If there are significant changes to the reporting as a result of budgetary processes in the production licenses’ management committees after 15 October, please contact the NPD as soon as possible to clarify whether there is a need to submit an updated reporting file.

Documents

The operators have been granted access to the following by 1 September:

  • Project list
  • Cover letter
  • Reporting file
  • General guidelines

Project list

This list will form the basis for the reporting. There is a separate process to handle this. Changes to the project list after 1 September must be clarified with the NPD.

The reporting file and guidelines are shown in column to the right.

The reporting must comply with the NPD’s resource classification.

Reporting to Gassco

The operators’ reporting to Gassco’s shipping plan/transport plan is included in the reporting file. These data should be submitted to Gassco, in accordance with a separate order from Gassco.

Reporting format

Excel

The data must be reported electronically in accordance with the format in the reporting file.

Vulnerable Excel file

The reporting file must be handled and filled out correctly. No changes can be made to the layout of the spreadsheet and the name of the spreadsheet cannot be changed. No links to other spreadsheets can be added in the file that is delivered to the NPD.

The spreadsheet colours codes

Light yellow and grey cells shall not be completed

Light grey cells are optional to complete

White cells shall/can be completed

Paste using "paste special values"

Paste using "paste special values"

The original formatting of cells cannot be overwritten. You must therefore only paste in values.

Naming files

The operators are asked to follow the naming of the reporting files as indicated in column I in the project list. File names cannot contain dates or other extra information. Please name the files according to the examples shown below:

  • Statfjord_RNB2019
  • 2_12_1_Mjølner_RNB2019
  • Gassled område A_RNB2019

Quality assurance of data before submission to the NPD

It is very important that the operator ensures the data is of high quality before they are sent to the NPD. If the NPD finds errors, deficiencies or anything that is unclear in the submitted reporting, the file will be returned with comments in the sheet “Tilbakemeldingsskjema” (Feedback form). The operator must then submit corrected reporting or responses to the comments.

Comment fields: Use the comment fields to explain significant changes in relation to the previous RNB reporting. What constitutes significant changes is explained in Chapter 6.1.3 of the guideline.

Consistency checks: If a consistency check is triggered, please correct the figures so that they correspond with each other, or explain why the figures are still reported.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the reporting, please contact the following persons:

Area Contact Phone/
E-mail
General questions and questions regarding the reporting file Tom Andersen +47 51 87 62 75/
RNB2019@npd.no
Transfer of data, License to Share (L2S) Magnar Haugvaldstad +47 51 87 60 74/ RNB2019@npd.no

 

Updated: 21/12/2018