Surplus Marketplace

A service enabling operators to outsource the whole marketing and sales process of surplus material to a professional third party sales organization with an extensive network to potential buyers.
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About the service

Marketing and expediting of surplus and excess materials is not considered core activity for the operators. The main goal for the Surplus Marketplace service is to enable the operators to:

  • Increase material turnover
  • Reduce OPEX (for example storage/warehouse costs)
  • Maximise material value through sales
  • Gain positive environmental impact

Standard sales process

The standard sales process includes:

  • Establish the optimal sales tactic for the specific surplus material
  • Quality assure received documentation/information on surplus material received from the operator
  • Perform sales, including administration of customs clearance, invoicing and payments

The current service provider uses the sales portal Retrade online auction to market surplus material towards potential buyers.

The two applications are exchanging data, giving the operators full overview of all surplus material sales and all necessary documentation supporting compliance requirements.

How to get access

The service is only available for operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, members of Norwegian Oil and Gas.

If your company is already subscribing to one or more services from Norwegian Oil and Gas, contact your company Contract Administrator towards Norwegian Oil and Gas, who will then log on to the self-care portal and request access to the Surplus Marketplace service. If you do not know who your company's Contract Administrator is, contact Norwegian Oil and Gas onboarding team at

Contact information

Service Responsible Yngve Nilsen | +47 920 54 152

Support for Assetfront users | +47 21 42 10 11

Customer support for buyers and general questions regarding auctions at Retrade | +47 23 89 75 40
Opening hours: 0800 – 1600