The Norwegian National Data Repository for Petroleum data


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The Diskos National Data Repository (NDR) is Norway's national data repository for petroleum data.

Diskos is a joint venture consisting of the Norwegian Offshore Directorate and oil companies  on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The Norwegian Offshore Directorate coordinates and manages the joint venture.

Diskos was established to develop and operate a database containing relevant petroleum data. The NDR is set up for:

  • Reporting to authorities
  • Sharing and trading of data between licensees
  • Access to public data

Diskos is the Norwegian Offshore Directorate's archive for data that is reported according to the petroleum legislation. This enables the Norwegian Offshore Directorate to use Diskos to make data available when confidentiality periods expire, according to the Regulations to Act relating to petroleum activities § 85. Only reported data that the Norwegian Offshore Directorate considers as public according to the Freedom of information Act is made available.

Data stored in the NDR are:

In addition, Diskos also has a module for trading well and seismic data:

Diskos organisation map


The Steering Group and all work groups in Diskos are organised under the Management Committee where all member companies are represented.

The Management Committee (MC) is the executive level of decision making in the joint venture, where every member company has a vote. Diskos MC meets approx. three times a year.

The Steering Group (SG) consist of six representatives from member companies. The Norwegian Offshore Directorate is always represented (chairman) together with Equinor as representative from the original participants. In addition four representatives are elected for two years at the time by the Management Committee. The Steering Group must always consist of representatives from all members categories (small, medium, large company).

Diskos Management Team consists of two Norwegian Offshore Directorate employees. They administer the Diskos contract on behalf of all member companies and coordinate all activities in the joint venture.


Updated: 03/01/2024

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