Tagged: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Statfjord – a giant turns 30!

Statfjord, one of the North Sea’s oldest and largest oil fields, has during these years produced oil and gas worth a total of NOK 1,200 billion. That is equivalent to half the value of...

Seismic results from Lofoten and Vesterålen

In a new report presenting analyses of catch data from Lofoten and Vesterålen in the summer of 2008, the Institute of Marine Research concludes that, with the exception of gillnet fishing for saithe and...

Joint hunt for suitable CO2 storage

Norwegian and British authorities are working together in the so-called One North Sea Project to identify suitable formations under the North Sea where carbon dioxide (CO2) can be stored. The first report from the...

Norway cuts arctic barrel count

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has cut by 20 percent its best estimate of how much oil and gas lies in the budding near-arctic oil province of the southern Barents Sea, it was revealed Tuesday....

Research Project: Startle Behavior in Fish

Representatives of the Institute of Marine Research and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate met in Stavanger on Tuesday, 25 August for a briefing about the progress of the consequential research project “Startle Behaviour in Fish”,...

NPD seismic in northern Norway completed

On Sunday, August 2, the seismic data acquisition by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) in Troms II, northwest of Senja, was completed. Acquisition will continue for a few more days in Nordland VII in...

Fishermen split over Lofoten seismic activity

  Norwegian fishermen are split over the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s acquisition of seismic data which will start off Lofoten next week. Many are opposed to the survey, claiming it is harmful to the fisheries. They say they...