Reporting to the revised national budget
According to Section 50a of the Petroleum Regulations, operators must submit data to the revised national budget (RNB).
Each autumn, 15 October, all operating companies shall submit data and forecasts for their respective operated fields, discoveries, transportation- and utilization facilities (TUF).
Prior to reporting, the scope of reporting shall be clarified through a project list. The work is ongoing in the summer and a draft should be sent to the NPD on 10 August. The final reporting must be in accordance with the project list.
Schedule for project list to RNB2023
|Deadline for project list|
|3 June||NPD sends out the basis for this year’s list|
|10 August||The operators submit a suggested list for this year’s reporting|
|31 August||NPD gives feedback on the project list|
The project list can be changed until final reporting after clarifications with the NPD. If discoveries are made after the agreed project list has been established, resources etc. for these should also be reported. The NPD can then arrange a version of the reporting file for this purpose.
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 RNB2023 reporting process
|Deadline for the reporting|
|15 October||First report from operators|
|28 October by 14:00||First feedback from NPD|
|4 November by 12:00||Second report from operators|
|9 November by 12:00||Second feedback from NPD|
|11 November by 14:00||Third report from operator|
It is expected that several development plans will be submitted to the authorities between 15 October and 31 December. If the latest reporting deviates from information provided in the PDO, amended PDO or application for PDO exemption, we request an updated reporting file as soon as possible, and no later than at the time of submission. If there is a need for updated reporting, we ask for expected time of submission, and that this is agreed with the RNB coordinator by 13 October.
If there are significant changes to the reporting because 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.
The operators will have access to the following by 1 September:
- Reporting file
- General guidelines
The reporting file and guidelines can be found in the column to the right. Please note that the reporting file and General guidelines are updated as per 1 September. The updated version of the reporting file and General guidelines must be used for autumn reporting.
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.
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. Do not make changes to the spreadsheet layout and do not rename the spreadsheet tabs. The file submitted to the NPD must not contain links to other spreadsheets.
Paste using "paste special values"
The original formatting of cells cannot be overwritten. You must therefore only paste in values.
The operators are asked to follow the naming of the reporting files as indicated in column I in the project list. File names must not contain dates or other extra information.
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.
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.
If a consistency check is triggered, please correct the data so that the report is consistent or explain why the data still are correct.
For questions, please contact:
|General questions and questions regarding the reporting file||Tom Andersen||+47 51 87 62 75/
|Transfer of data, License to Share (L2S)||Magnar Haugvaldstad||+47 51 87 60 74/ RNB@npd.no|