About us


One of our offices is located at Ullandhaug in Stavanger.

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate's primary objective is to contribute to the greatest possible values for society from the oil and gas activities through efficient and prudent resource management, where due consideration is given to health, the environment, safety, as well as other users of the ocean.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) changed its name to the Norwegian Offshore Directorate on 1 January 2024. The name change reflects that the Directorate has been tasked with additional responsibilities in recent years associated with CO2 storage (CCS), offshore wind and seabed minerals.

The Directorate was established in 1972 and is a state-level specialist directorate and public administrative body reporting to the Ministry of Energy.

About 200 people work for the Norwegian Offshore Directorate, which has offices in Stavanger and Harstad.

Careers at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate

Updated: 29/04/2024

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