The Norwegian Petroleum museum is documenting and collecting material from selected fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. On these web pages, you get to know all about the technology, incidents, work life far at sea, changes in HSE, important political decisions and much more. The information is presented in articles, photos and in timelines, and you also get access to the National Libraries vast database of relevant sources.

The largest and most complex cultural monuments of our time. The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage

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.