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 toThe Norwegian Offshore Directorate on 13 August. The final reporting must be in accordance with the project list.

Schedule for project list to RNB2025

Deadlines for Scope  
10 June Companies given access to Collabor8 RNB to start Scope RNB2025
13 August The operators submit a suggested list for this year’s reporting
30 August The Norwegian Offshore Directorate gives feedback on the project list


The project list can be changed until final reporting after clarifications with The Norwegian Offshore Directorate. If discoveries are made after the agreed project list has been established, resources etc. for these should also be reported. The Norwegian Offshore Directorate 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 MoE.

Schedule for RNB2025 reporting process

Deadline for the reporting  
15 October First report from operators
28 October by 14:00 First feedback from The Norwegian Offshore Directorate
4 November by 12:00 Second report from operators
8 November by 12:00 Second feedback from The Norwegian Offshore Directorate
12 November by 12:00 Third report from operator

If there are significant changes to the reporting because of budgetary processes in the production licenses’ management committees after 15 October, please contact The Norwegian Offshore Directorate 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 Norwegian Offshore Directorate’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


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 The Norwegian Offshore Directorate must not contain links to other spreadsheets.

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 must not contain dates or other extra information.

Quality assurance of data before submission to The Norwegian Offshore Directorate

It is very important that the operator ensures the data is of high quality before they are sent to the The Norwegian Offshore Directorate. If The Norwegian Offshore Directorate 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 data so that the report is consistent or explain why the data still are correct.


For questions, please contact:

Area Contact Phone/
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@sodir.no


Updated: 17/06/2024

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