OSLO, Norway — The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) plans to launch an updated version of the Diskos petroleum database in January.
This is Norway’s national database for petroleum data, covering wells, seismic and production. All such data reported to the NPD will be uploaded in Diskos.
According to the NPD, the service improves data for analysis and assists development of technology and new work methods.
Currently the data are stored in the Green Mountain data center on Rennesøy island in Rogaland County. Diskos contains more than 13 petabytes of data, compared with just 1 petabyte in 2014. The service was created in 1995.
Most of the data are subject to confidentiality for a specified period of time. When this expires, the NPD uses Diskos to release data, making it available to all companies that have access to the service.
For others, the data are available via Diskos' public portal, subject to an administrative fee.
Today, 33 members and 45 associate members cooperate in the Diskos system, with the database operated by a third-party supplier, while the Norwegian authorities are responsible for administration.
The NPD has legal responsibility and is also the manager.