Almost 6000 data sets from relinquished areas will now be available to the public. This is in addition to 30,000 data sets released in the past year.
The extensive effort to release data means that companies will have access to much more data, which in turn will contribute to increased value creation on the Norwegian shelf.
These 6000 new data sets (well data) are from areas on the Norwegian shelf that have been relinquished. In order to ensure circulation of acreage and more efficient exploration, it is important that these data sets are quickly made available to other companies that could identify new opportunities.
The expression "interpreted data" has been clarified through brand new guidelines which were published in 2022. Such data was previously held confidential for 20 years, but this period has now been reduced to two years. However, interpreted data from relinquished areas can be released after one year.
"We want the acreage to circulate, so it's important for us to provide rapid access to data. We want other companies to take a fresh look and review the opportunities. We hope that the reuse of data from other companies will avoid some duplicated efforts," says Elin Aabø, acting project manager for Diskos.
The vast majority of this data can be found in Diskos.
The NPD has also released some data sets that it has received directly:
One example of this is forecast and result data for wildcat wells.