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Guide to resource regulations - good governance

On request from the the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norwegian Oil and Gas established Guide to resource regulations - good governance. The guide is a searchable database of legislation, regulations, guidelines, license and agreement framework in connection with the administrative area of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Regulations and guidelines relating to Health, Safety and the Environment, as well as taxation, are not included in this database.

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PRE-AWARD

In this guide, the Pre-Award phase includes laws, regulations, and guidelines up until the award of a production licence to jointly carry out petroleum activity in a defined geographical area 

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Opening of area with an aim towards petroleum activity
Relationship with other stakeholders
Notes
Opening of new area
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Impact assessment when opening new areas to petroleum activity
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Pre-qualification
Documentation requirement for operator assessment
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Guidelines/supervisors/div
Documentation requirement for licensee assessment
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Exploration licence
Awarding of exploration licence, etc.
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Agreements with goal of applying for production licence
Agreements with goal of applying for production licence
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Nomination of area for announcement
NPD guidelines for nomination
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Production licence
Model production licence during regular rounds
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Ageement for the petroleum industry
Licensing
Announcement
Licensing
Application
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Processing fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Announcement and award, award criteria
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Third party exploration rights
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
The right to locate installations, etc., for others
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Awards in pre-defined areas (APA)
Model production licence in round for Awards in pre-defined areas
check Authority relation
Licensing
Announcement
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Invitation to apply for production licence
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Application for production licence for APA (2016)
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Guidelines/supervisors/div
Reporting company information (2016)
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Application letter (2016)
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Guidelines/supervisors/div
Setting conditions
Authority to establish regulations and set conditions
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Production licence
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Terms and conditions
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Work commitment
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation

EXPLORATION PHASE

In this guide, the Exploration Phase includes Laws, regulations, and licence terms and conditions from the time a production licence is awarded to companies that will jointly carry out petroleum activity in a defined geographical area and that enter into an Agreement for petroleum activity, thus forming a joint venture.

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Authority relation Partner relation Law/Regulation License/Agreement framework Guidelines / supervisors / div Notes
Relationship with other stakeholders
Notes
The production licence
Legal basis for the exploration activity
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Law/Regulation
Licensing
Model production licence for regular rounds
Licensing
Model production licence in rounds in Awards in pre-defined areas (APA)
Licensing
Establishing Joint Venture (incl. joint operating- and accounting agreement
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Registration of licences
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
The production licence area
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
The duration of a production licence
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Extension of a production licence
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Partition of a production licence area
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Relinquishment/abandoning
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
The Operator
Legal basis for the role of operator
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Change of operator
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Governance in the Venture
Governance
check Partner relation
Licensing
Work program are regulated in SA article 12
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Budget, authority for expenditure estimate are regulated in SA article 12
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Procurement regulated in SA article 13
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Disposition of the production licence
Transfer of participating interest
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Changes in ownership of licensee/transfer of shareholdings
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
The State’s right of pre-emption
check Authority relation
Licensing
Mortgaging
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Secondary responsibility for financial obligation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Agreements between independent companies
Agreements in Groups
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Work commitment and work program
Legal basis for the work commitment
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Contents of the work commitment
check Authority relation
Licensing
Work program
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Drill-or-drop
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Collection of seismic
Survey and other sub-surface surveys
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Seismic and fisheries
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Survey activity – information duty, etc.
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Execution of seismic surveys
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Transactions of seismic data, drilling results, etc. referring to SA article 26
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Submission of material and information from survey activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Log for fishery liaison
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guideline for reporting seismic data
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Drilling and well activities
Information and application prior to drilling and well activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Drilling and well activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Registration
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Reporting geotechnical and reservoir-technical well data
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Geotechnical contents of well program
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Handling sensitive information from exploration wells
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Sole risk activities
Execution of activities not adopted by the management committee
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Non-participating parties access to later participation
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Reporting and documentation
Material and information regarding the petroleum activity
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Public information
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Notification and reporting
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Area and production fee, etc.
Area and production fee, etc.
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Fee rates for area fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Payment of area fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guideline for application for exemption from area fee for resources included in PDO or drilling of exploration well, cf. Section 39 (2) of the Petroleum Regulations
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Other natural resources than petroleum deposits
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Postponement of exploration drilling and development
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Authority supervision and monitoring of the petroleum activities
Supervision of the petroleum activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Compensation for fishermen
Special regulations pertaining compensation paid to Norwegian fishermen
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Insurance
Insurance
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
The parties can arrange insurance themselves
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Reporting of insurance to the MPE
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Liability in connection with pollution damage
Liability in connection with pollution damage
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation

DEVELOPMENT

The development phase includes the period starting with a decision on concrete exploitation of  a commercial deposite (BOK) until the start-up to operational facilities.

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Relationship with other stakeholders
Notes
The production licence
Model Production Licence for use in regular licensing rounds
Licensing
Model Production Licence for use in Awards in Pre-defined Areas
Licensing
Agreement for petroleum operations (incl. joint operating- and accounting agreement)
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Third party access of other parties in the production licence area
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Duration of a production licence
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Extension of a production licence
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Partition of a production licence area
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Relinquishment/abandoning
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
The Operator
Legal basis for the operator role
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Transfer of operator role
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Governance in the Joint Venture
Governance
check Partner relation
Licensing
Work program, budget, authority for expenditure
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Procurement
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Governance for licensee
Requirements for sound petroleum activity
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Management of petroleum activity, base, etc.
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Duty to comply with the Petroleum Activities Act and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Agreements in Groups/between related companies
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Changes in ownership of licensee/transfer of shareholdings
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Lease of production facility
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Disposition of the production licence
Transfer of participating interest
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Changes in ownership of licensee/transfer of shareholdings
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
The State’s right of pre-emption
check Authority relation
Licensing
Mortgaging
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Secondary responsibility for financial commitment
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Collection of seismic
Survey and other sub-surface surveys
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Seismic and fisheries
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Survey activity – information duty, etc.
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Execution of seismic surveys
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Transactions of seismic data, drilling results, etc.
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Submission of material and information from survey activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Log for fishery liaison
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guideline for reporting seismic data
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Drilling and well activities
Information and application prior to drilling and well activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Drilling and well activities
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Registration
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Reporting geotechnical and reservoir-technical well data
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Geotechnical contents of well program
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Handling sensitive information from exploration wells
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Sound production of petroleum
Norm for sound production
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Requirement for consent for start-up and continuation
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Coordinated petroleum activity (UNIT agreement)
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Production schedule
Establishing production schedule
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Preparation, start and continuation of production
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Production program
check Authority relation
Licensing
Production requirement
Preparation, start and continuation of production
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Petroleum recovery
Oil recovery
check Partner relation
Licensing
Natural gas recovery
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Establishing point of delivery in the Venture
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Landing and transport of oil
Landing petroleum
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Deliveries in case of national needs
Deliveries for national needs
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Deliveries during war, risk of war and supply crises
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Gas transport
Gassco for the comprehensive operation of upstream gas pipeline grid, etc.
Law/Regulation
Access to upstream gas pipeline grid
Law/Regulation
Establishing tariffs, etc., for Gassled
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Terms and conditions for transportation of Gas in Gassled
Licensing
Metering and sales
Metering, etc., of produced petroleum
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Determination of licensee revenue for tax reports
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Area and production fee, etc.
Fee rates for area fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Payment of area fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Production and area fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Area fee deduction from production fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guideline for application for exemption from area fee for resources included in PDO or drilling of exploration well, cf. Section 39 (2) of the Petroleum Regulations.
check Authority relation
Licensing
Other natural resources than petroleum deposits
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Postponement of exploration drilling and development
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Third party use of facilities
Legal basis
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Regulations pertaining to third party use of facilities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Notes
Agreements for third party use of facilities
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Information duty
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Use of facilities for processing of transport and storage of CO2
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Authority supervision and monitoring of the petroleum activities
Authority supervision and monitoring of the petroleum activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Reporting and documentation
Material and information regarding the petroleum activity
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Public information
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Information and documentation
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Notification and reporting
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Reporting of production data
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Regulations pertaining to reporting and balancing cash flows from the petroleum activities (EITI)
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Security
Security
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Liability for commitments
Law/Regulation
Insurance
Insurance
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Notes
The parties can arrange insurance themselves
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Reporting of insurance to the MPE
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Liability for pollution damage
Liability in connection with pollution damage
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Compensation for fishermen
Special regulations pertaining to compensation paid to Norwegian fishermen
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Development proposals
The role of the management committee and sound governance
check Partner relation
Licensing
The basis for and decision to continue (BOV)
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
The duty of the operator to prepare a development plan in the event of BOV decision by the management committee
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
The right of the licensee to prepare a separate development plan
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Standard APA production licence Item 4 D
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Documentation of milestones (BOK and BOV) before submission of PDO and PIO
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Impact assessment
Impact assessment in plan for development and operation of petroleum deposits
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Impact assessment in plan for installation and operation of installations
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Rate survey
Survey and other sub-surface surveys
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Plan for development and operation of petroleum deposits (field development plan)
Plan for field development and operation of petroleum deposits
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Content and description of the development in the plan for field development and operation of a petroleum deposit
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
The Venture’s processing of development plan
check Partner relation
Licensing
Newer production licences item 7 with only two licensees
check Partner relation
Licensing
Plan for installations and operation of facilities
Permit for installation and operation of facilities
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Law/Regulation
Special permit for installation and operation of facilities
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Law/Regulation
Content of plan for installation and operation of facilities
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Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Measures requiring permits
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Development
The development is carried out on behalf of the participating parties, and must be carried out without undue delay after the MPE has approved the development plan
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check Partner relation
Licensing
Access to withdraw approval of a production licence in certain instances
check Authority relation
Licensing
Postponement of exploration drilling and development
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy’s right to withdraw the production licence in case of lack of progress
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Order to prepare submission of PDO/PIO
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Procurement
Pre-investment
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
General procurement regulations
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Proximity and/or crossing agreements
Statoil’s mini guide for proximity –og crossing agreements
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Guideline Crossing and Proximity agreements
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Sole risk
Execution of activities not approved by the management committee
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Non-participating parties’ access to later participation
check Authority relation
Licensing
Sole risk development
Sole risk development
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Licences with only just licensees
Licensing
Consent requirement for start-up or continuation of use of facilities
Consent for start-up and continuation
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guideline for Consent for start-up and continuation within the resource management area
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div

OPERATIONS

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Relationship with other stakeholders
Notes
The production licence
Model Production Licence for use in regular licensing rounds
Licensing
Model for Production Licence for use in Awards in Pre-defined Areas
Licensing
Agreement for petroleum operations (incl. joint operating- and accounting agreement)
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Third party access in the production licence area
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
The duration of a production licence
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Extension of a production licence
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Partition of a production licence area
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Relinquishment/abandoning
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
The Operator
Legal basis for the operator role
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Transfer of operator role
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Governance in the Venture
Governance in the Venture
check Partner relation
Licensing
Work program, budget, authority for expenditure
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Procurement
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Governance for licensee
Requirements for sound petroleum activity
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Management of petroleum activity, base, etc.
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Agreements in groups/between related companies
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Duty to comply with the Petroleum Activities Act and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Lease of production facility
Law/Regulation
Changes in ownership of licensee/transfer of shareholdings
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Disposition of the production licence
Transfer of participating interest
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Changes in ownership of licensee/transfer of shareholdings
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
The State’s right of pre-emption
check Authority relation
Licensing
Mortgaging
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Secondary responsibility for financial commitment
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Collection of seismic
Survey and other sub-surface surveys
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Seismic and fisheries
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Survey activity – information duty, etc.
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Execution of seismic surveys
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Transactions of seismic data, drilling results, etc.
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Submission of material and information from survey activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Log for fishery liaison
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guideline for reporting seismic data
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Drilling and well activities
Information and application prior to drilling and well activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Drilling and well activities
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Registration
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Report of geotechnical and reservoir-technical well data
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Geotechnical contents of well program
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Handling sensitive information from exploration wells
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Sound production of petroleum
Norm for sound production
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Requirement for consent for start-up and continuation
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Coordinated petroleum activity (UNIT agreement)
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Production schedule
Establishing production schedule
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Preparation, start and continuation of production
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Production program
check Authority relation
Licensing
Establishing production schedule, etc.
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Production order
Preparation, start and continuation of production
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Petroleum recovery
Oil recovery
check Partner relation
Licensing
Natural gas recovery
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Establishing point of delivery in the Venture
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Landing and transport of oil
Landing petroleum
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Deliveries in case of national needs
Deliveries during war, risk of war and supply crises
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Deliveries for national needs
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Gas transport
Access to upstream gas pipeline grid
Law/Regulation
Gassco for the comprehensive operation of upstream gas pipeline grid, etc.
Law/Regulation
Establishing tariffs etc. for Gassled
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Terms and Conditions for Transportation of Gas in Gassled
Licensing
Metering and sales
Metering, etc., of produced petroleum
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Determination of licensee revenue for tax assessment
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Area and production fee, etc.
Area and production fee, etc.
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Fee rates for area fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Payment of area fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Production and area fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Area fee deduction from the production fee
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guideline for application for exemption from area fee for deposits included in PDO or drilling of exploration well, cf. Section 39 (2) of the Petroleum Regulations.
check Authority relation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Other natural resources than petroleum deposits
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Postponement of exploration drilling and development
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Use of facilities by others
Legal basis
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Regulations relating to the use of facilities by others
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Notes
Agreements for use of facilities by others
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Information duty
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Use of facilities for processing of transport and storage of CO2
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Authority supervision and monitoring of the petroleum activities
Supervision of the petroleum activities
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Reporting and documentation
Material and information regarding the petroleum activity
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Public information
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Information and documentation
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Notification and reporting
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Reporting of production data
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Regulations pertaining to reporting and balancing cash flows from the petroleum activities (EITI)
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
Security
Security
Law/Regulation
Liability for commitments
Law/Regulation
Insurance
Insurance
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Notes
The parties can arrange insurance themselves
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Licensing
Reporting of insurance to the MPE
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div
Liability in connection with pollution damage
Liability in connection with pollution damage
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Compensation for fishermen
Special regulations pertaining compensation paid to Norwegian fishermen
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Guidelines/supervisors/div

DECOMMISSIONING

The “decommissioning” phase includes the period from when work on the cessation plan starts until work under the production licence ceases.

There is overlap between the decommissioning and operations phases. For operations-related issues, please see the “Operations” phase. 

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Notes
Duty to submit the cessation plan
The scope of the duty – applies to all “installations”
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Law/Regulation
Deadline to submit cessation plan
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Content requirement for the cessation plan
check Authority relation
check Partner relation
Law/Regulation
Licensing
The Ministry’s exemption right
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
The Ministry’s right to demand further information or a new plan
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
The Ministry’s disposal decision
The Ministry’s disposal decision and deadline for execution
check Authority relation
Law/Regulation
Authority to stipulate disposal conditions
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