Norwegian Petroleum Museum

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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum (Norsk Oljemuseum) is located in Stavanger, Norway. [1]


It was designed by the architectural firm of Lunde & Løvseth Arkitekter A/S and was opened on 20 May 1999. Seen from the sea the museum looks like a small oil platform. The unusual architecture has made the museum a landmark in the Port of Stavanger. [2]

The museum was built in stone, glass and concrete and covers approx. 5,000 square meters. The museum focuses on offshore petroleum activity especially in the North Sea. The museum displays objects, films, photographs and other materials have been collected that document Norwegian oil and gas activities. The museum shows the technological development from the beginning of the Norwegian oil history in the mid-1960s, from the first North Sea drilling platforms, through steel and concrete platforms developed and built in Norway, to modern, flexible production ships and subsea systems. [3]


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  1. ^ Anne-Sofie Hjemdahl. "Norsk Oljemuseum". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Bjørn Cappelen. "Lunde & Løvseth Arkitekter A/S". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Norwegian Petroleum Museum". Stavanger, Fjord area. Retrieved 23 June 2011.

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Coordinates: 58°58′25″N 5°44′05″E / 58.97361°N 5.73472°E / 58.97361; 5.73472