Norwegian continental shelf

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The Norwegian continental shelf is the continental shelf over which Norway exercises sovereign rights as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.[clarification needed] It is rich in petroleum and gas and it is the base of the so-called petroleum economy of Norway.

The area of the shelf is four times the area of Norway mainland and constitutes about one-third of the Europe continental shelf.[1]

See Also[edit]

Norwegian Government "Continental shelf – questions and answers"


  1. ^ Norwegian oil and gas enter a new century