Offshore Sector

03.01.2000

Environmental Status of the Norwegian Offshore Sector Based on the Petroleum Regional Offshore Monitoring Programme, 1996-1998.

Summary: 
Substantial oil and gas exploration and production activity has taken place on Norway’s marine continental shelf area over the past 25 years. Environmental monitoring programs have been conducted over this period in order to determine the magnitude and spatial extent of environmental effects of such activities and serve as an informational basis for modifying activities and discharges to the marine environment that will minimise future effects. The content and procedures of these surveys have been strictly regulated by the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT).