The petroleum sector is Norway’s biggest knowledge-based industry, and the main engine driving technological advances and the application of new technology.

The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association contributes to expertise development by coordinating issues for the industry. It is charged with promoting the common interests of its members with government and educational institutions. The emphasis is on studies of strategic significance for the sector.

Norway’s petroleum industry faces major changes through the transition to integrated and remote operations. A constant flow of new and more demanding technological challenges also affects its expertise requirements.

Contact and collaboration with educational authorities, institutions and organisations are important for highlighting and meeting the industry’s requirements for expertise and recruitment.

The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association works to ensure that appropriate study opportunities are available in Norwegian further and higher education.

These courses must have a content relevant for the industry, and be taught in line with its technological development. Education and knowledge help to meet the sector’s need for future employees in a positive way.