Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

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Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Oljedirektoratet
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate logo.png
Agency overview
Formed July 14, 1972
Jurisdiction Government of Norway
Headquarters Stavanger
Employees 210
Agency executive Bente Nyland
Parent agency Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
Website www.npd.no

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (Norwegian: Oljedirektoratet) or OD is a Norwegian government agency responsible for the regulation of the petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf. Based in Stavanger it is to ensure that the petroleum resources are allocated in an optimal at the same time as they incur minimal environmental impact. It is subordinate the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

History[edit]

The agency was created by Storting on July 14, 1972 with the responsibility of managing the petroleum resources. It was originally part of the Ministry of Industry, but became part of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy when it was created in 1978. From January 1, 2004 the division related to labour and safety issues was made a separate agency, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, that became part of the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion. From the establishment in 1972 until 1997 the agency was led by Fredrik Hagemann, from then until 2007 by Gunnar Berge, when Bente Nyland took over.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. "OD si histroie" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-04-25.