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Main features in health, environment and safety on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2002

On Friday, 10 January, the NPD held a press conference to sum up the most important items related to resources, discoveries and HES in 2002.

The NPD will also be delegate supervisory authority for certain oil and gas-related functions.

The NPD's onshore tasks will will cover the terminals at Kårstø, Kollsnes, Mongstad (including the refinery), Sture, Kjellbergodden and Melkøya, as well as the refinery at Slagentangen.

Another major and significant task is that the NPD must find a new way of organizing its activities ties during the course of the ythe year, based on the government's decision to establish a Petroleum Inspectorate with effect from 1 January 2004.

In practice, this means splitting up the NPD.