In 2015, 56 exploration wells were spudded on the Norwegian continental shelf and 16 discoveries were made.

Before oil and gas can be produced, the resources have to be proven through exploration activities. Around 38 % of all the remaining resources on the shelf is undiscovered. The authorities’ exploration policy is thus an important element of long-term resource management. Read more about activity, licenses, policy and seismic on NorwegianPetroleum.no