The North Sea: New times, new methods and new opportunities

Source: press release, 23 June 2020

The NPD’s Director general Ingrid Sølvberg visits Johan Sverdrup (photo: NPD/Jon Ingemundsen)
The NPD’s Director general Ingrid Sølvberg visits Johan Sverdrup (photo: NPD/Jon Ingemundsen)

More than 50 years have passed since the first commercial discovery of oil was made in the North Sea. The gigantic Johan Sverdrup field – which started production in 2019 – will produce for the next 50 years according to plan.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) points out that there are still vast remaining resources on the Norwegian Shelf, and there is a high level of activity in the North Sea – both within exploration, development and operation.

In a series of four interviews – three with representative of oil and gas companies on the Norwegian Shelf and one with an NPD exploration expert – the NPD emphasises the level of interest in the North Sea.

Topics range from greater focus on reuse and the environment to increasing digitalisation, including new technology development and implementation – as well as how new forms of cooperation are shaping the industry.

The videos can be seen at the NPD website.