The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has since 2018 contributed to a machine learning project with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in the UK.
The project, coordinated by the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) in Aberdeen, has explored how the use of sophisticated digital analytic methods applied to several thousand wells can help identify missed pay zones in search of the remaining exploration potential in the North Sea.
The project and results will be presented during two webinars organised by the OGTC, on 4 June and 9 June.
The first one is more focused more on data conditioning, while the second one addresses the “missed-pay” analysis.
There are vast proven gas resources on the Norwegian shelf which are currently without development plans. Much of this gas is located in tight reservoirs – which makes it difficult to produce.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has conducted a mapping of gas resources that, for various reasons, have yet to be developed. Several of these discoveries could be produced in a manner that is profitable from a socio-economic perspective.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Harbour Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 15/9-25 in production licence 1138, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is changing its name to the Norwegian Offshore Directorate as of 1 January 2024. The new name reflects the additional responsibilities assigned to the directorate in recent years.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy ASA drilling permit for well 35/11-28 S in production licence 248 C, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Neptune Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 35/6-4 A in production licence 929, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.