Here you’ll find news published on a current basis. We also issue several publications.
A resource report is published every other year and contains a status update on exploration and resources on the Norwegian continental shelf.
You’ll also find more reports, both our own and cooperative efforts with others. Our CO2-atlases show areas suited for long-term and safe storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The map, "The Norwegian Continental Shelf" provides an overview of all production licences on the Norwegian shelf, along with all fields, discoveries, licensed areas and areas opened for exploration.
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Name change from 1 January 2024
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) changed 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.
In addition to petroleum this includes tasks associated with CO2 storage (CCS), offshore wind and seabed minerals.
There will be no formal changes beyond the name change. The organisation and contacts will remain the same. However, the name change will have a few practical consequences.
The name and domains will be updated gradually starting on 1 January 2024. The website will change from www.npd.no to www.sodir.no. E-mail-addresses will change from @npd.no to @sodir.no. E-mails sent to old addresses will be forwarded to new addresses during a transitional period.
Regulations and agreements will be continued.
If you have questions regarding the name change, you can get in touch with your normal contact in the NPD. Alternatively you may contact Ola Anders Skauby, Director Communication, public affairs and emergency response.