The Norwegian Petroleum museum is documenting and collecting material from selected fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. The history of fields and oil companies are presented in several websites where you also get access to the National Libraries vast database of relevant sources.

Some of the largest and most complex cultural heritage of our time. The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage

Norway's most valuable company

Equinor 50 years

The story of Norway's largest and most important company - a company with 21,000 employees in 30 countries and which annually contributes huge revenues to the Norwegian treasury. Established on September 18, 1972 and partially privatised in 2001.

Great impact on the society


Industrial heritage Ekofisk provides an insight into the historical development of the Ekofisk area in the norwegian part of North Sea since 1969. The fields, platforms, working life, important historical events and Ekofisk's influence on society are the main topics. Furthermore, it is possible to search in all the digital source material.

On the border


Frigg was a gas field on the border between the Norwegian and British continental shelves. Elf, now Total, was the operator of the field. At most, it supplied the UK with 30 per cent of gas consumption. Frigg was shut down in 2004, and the installations removed. The site is designed to preserve the history of Frigg.

The largest


Statfjord is Norway's largest oil field and is situated on the border between the Norwegian and British Continental Shelf in the North Sea. It is built at approximately 150 meters water depth with three fully integrated Condeep-type platforms (Statfjord A, B and C) with undercarriage and concrete storage cells.

Oilfield in the south


Valhall is a large oil field in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, near the Danish border. It was the fourth commercially viable discovery on the Norwegian shelf and came into operation in 1982. Since then, the field has been in continuous development.

On one leg


The Draugen field expanded the Norwegian shelf as the first field north of 62nd latitude in the Norwegian Sea. On a concrete leg stands the unique platform and produces twice as much oil as expected.