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Greenland Opens Offshore Areas for Drilling
Thursday, November 05, 2020Greenland's government is opening up three new offshore areas for exploration.

NPD Grants Lundin Permit for Appraisal Well Offshore Norway
Friday, January 20, 2017The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7219/12-1 A, located offshore Norway in production license 533.

Aker BP Makes North Sea Find
Friday, December 23, 2016Aker BP ASA, operator of production license 442, has encountered oil at well 25/2-18 S, offshore Norway, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announced Friday.

Norwegian Production Rises
Wednesday, December 21, 2016Norwegian production rose in November, according to preliminary production figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Norwegian Production Drops 18% Month-on-Month
Tuesday, October 18, 2016Output from the Norwegian Continental Shelf in September decreases by 344,000 barrels per day, or approximately 18%, compared to figures in August.

Norwegian Production Decreasing
Tuesday, September 20, 2016Norwegian production is decreasing according to preliminary production figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD Grants Statoil Lifetime Extension for Gullfaks B
Thursday, August 25, 2016The NPD grants Statoil permission to use the B platform on the Gullfaks field in the North Sea until January 1, 2036, which corresponds to the length of the production license.

NPD Launches Tender Competition to Increase Production Influence
Tuesday, August 23, 2016The NPD launches a tender competition in a bid to become a bigger driving force in the development of discoveries and improved recovery measures from producing fields.

Norway Records Highest Monthly Output in 5 Years
Wednesday, August 17, 2016Norway records its largest monthly oil production volume in 5 years in July, according to preliminary production figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD Processing Development Plan for Utgard Discovery
Thursday, August 11, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is processing the development plan for the Utgard discovery in the North Sea, after receiving the plan for development and operation Aug. 9.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit Offshore Norway
Tuesday, August 09, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-20 B, located in production license 248 F.

NPD To Sell NCS 3D Seismic Data
Tuesday, July 12, 2016The NPD will sell 3D seismic data covering Block 31/5, and a small part of Block 31/4, as part of a project to make data easily accessible to the industry in all phases of activities on the NCS.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit Offshore Norway
Wednesday, July 06, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-20 A, located in production license 248 F offshore Norway.

NPD Grants Faroe Petroleum Drilling Permit for Well 31/7-1 A
Tuesday, June 21, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 31/7-1 A, located offshore Norway.

NPD Grants Det Norske North Sea Drilling Permit
Friday, June 17, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 25/10-15 S, located in production license 626 offshore Norway.

Norwegian Production Figures Decline M-O-M
Friday, June 17, 2016Norway's total oil and gas production declines month-on-month, according to preliminary figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

NPD Grants Lundin Drilling Permit for Lundin Norway
Thursday, June 09, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-3 AR, located offshore Norway in production license 609.

Norway Strike Threat Increases as Parties Fail to Find Agreement
Wednesday, June 08, 2016The threat of strike action among 6,000 oil service worker employees in Norway increases as unions and energy company representatives fail to settle wage disputes.

NPD Grants ENGIE Drilling Permit Offshore Norway
Tuesday, June 07, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants ENGIE E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 36/7-4, located offshore Norway in production license 636.

Norwegian Production Rises
Friday, May 20, 2016Norway's production levels are increasing, according to preliminary production figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit for North Sea Well
Friday, May 13, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/11-19 S, located in production license 248 F in the North Sea.

NPD Grants Statoil Drilling Permit for North Sea Well
Tuesday, April 19, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/11-13, located in in the North Sea.

Norwegian Production Levels Dip from February to March
Friday, April 15, 2016Preliminary production figures for March 2016 show a slight dip in Norway's output level from February to March, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD: Undiscovered Resources Could Provide Oil, Gas Production for Decades
Thursday, April 14, 2016The total remaining resources on the Norwegian shelf can provide "a basis for oil and gas production for decades to come", according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD Grants Det Norske Drilling Permit for Well 16/1-26 A
Thursday, April 14, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Det norske oljeselskap AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-26 A, located offshore Norway.

Norway Launches APA 2016 Licensing Round
Thursday, March 17, 2016The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy launches the APA (Awards in Predefined Areas) 2016 licensing round.

Norwegian Production Increases in February
Thursday, March 17, 2016Preliminary figures show a slight increase in production in Norway during February, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit in PL 248
Monday, March 14, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/8-6 S, which is located in production license 248 offshore Norway.

NPD Grants Statoil 2 Drilling Permits Offshore Norway
Friday, March 11, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/11-11 S and well 30/11-11 B, offshore Norway in production license 035.

NPD Increases Petroleum Resource Estimate of NCS
Thursday, February 25, 2016The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate increases its estimate of total discovered and undiscovered petroleum resources on the Norwegian shelf.

Norwegian Production Sees Slight Drop in January
Friday, February 19, 2016Norwegian production fell slightly in January 2016, compared to December last year, according to preliminary output figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD: Norwegian Production on the Rise
Friday, January 15, 2016Norwegian output is on the rise according to the latest preliminary production figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD: Cost Reductions, Efficiency Required for Profitability on NCS
Thursday, January 14, 2016Cost reductions and improved efficiency will be required to ensure continued high activity and future profitability on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD Grants Wintershall Norway AS Drilling Permit for Well 7224/2-1
Monday, December 21, 2015The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7224/2-1, located in production license 611.

Norwegian Production Decreasing
Friday, December 18, 2015Norway's production levels are decreasing, according to preliminary figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Wintershall Makes Minor Oil Discovery in North Sea
Thursday, December 10, 2015Wintershall Norge AS makes a minor oil discovery near the Vega Sor field in the north-eastern North Sea.

NPD Grants Lundin Drilling Permit for Well 16/4-10
Monday, November 30, 2015The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/4-10, located in production license 544 offshore Norway.

Statoil Makes Minor Discovery in North Sea
Friday, November 20, 2015Statoil Petroleum AS makes a minor gas/oil/condensate discovery at exploration well 34/8-16 S in the North Sea.

Norwegian Production Rises
Friday, November 13, 2015Norwegian output rises for the first time in 4 months in October, according to preliminary figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

NPD Grants Start-up Consents for North Sea Oil, Gas Pipelines
Friday, November 06, 2015The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants start-up consents for the Edvard Grieg oil pipeline and the Utsira High gas pipeline, which will serve the Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen fields in the North Sea.

NPD Commissions Study on Unmanned Wellhead Platforms
Friday, October 23, 2015A new study will look into the benefits and disadvantages of unmanned wellhead platforms (UWP) after the NPD calls for UWPs to be considered more often as an alternative to subsea tie-backs.

Norwegian Production Dips to Lowest 2015 Level
Wednesday, October 14, 2015Norwegian output hit its lowest 2015 level in September, with preliminary figures showing an average daily production of around 1.864 million barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.

Repsol Drills Dry Well in Norwegian Sea
Tuesday, October 13, 2015Wildcat well 6306/5-2, located in the Repsol Norge AS operated production license 642, has come up dry.

Norway's Production Rises YOY
Wednesday, September 16, 2015Norway's average daily production of oil, NGL and condensate increases year-on-year to 1.91 million barrels in August 2015, from 1.84 million barrels in August 2014.

Shell Drills Dry Well in Norwegian Sea
Monday, September 14, 2015Norske Shell drills a dry well near the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea.

Lundin Granted Drilling Permit in PL609
Thursday, September 10, 2015The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway a drilling permit for well 7220/11-3 A, which is located in production license 609.

Lundin Granted Drilling Permit for North Sea Well
Wednesday, September 09, 2015The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for exploration well 16/1-25 S, located in the central part of the North Sea.

Statoil Hits Oil in Northern North Sea
Friday, September 04, 2015Statoil makes an oil discovery at wildcat well 30/9-27 S, located in production license 104 in the northern North Sea.

Premier Oil Comes Up Dry in North Sea Well
Thursday, September 03, 2015Premier Oil Norge, the operator of production license 539, has come up dry in exploration well 3/7-10 S in the southern section of the North Sea.

NPD Grants Statoil Drilling Permit in North Sea
Thursday, August 27, 2015The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/11-28, located in the central part of the North Sea in production license 169.