OSLO, Norway – The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has selected Landmark and Kadme to manage Norway’s Diskos 2.0 development.
Diskos is a national database of information for the oil and gas industry established in 1995 by the NPD and oil companies active offshore Norway. It also serves as a platform for trading and sharing data that has not been released.
According to the Directorate, which is responsible for administrative management of the Diskos collaboration, the large volumes of data can be accessed to facilitate new discoveries of oil or gas.
Member companies pay to enter data in Diskos but avoid separate fees for storage and administration. They can then access data for the production licenses, also gaining access to a large volume of data that is not subject to confidentiality.
Oil service companies, consultancies, Norwegian universities, and universities in the UK and US have also secured access to the database.
For Diskos 2.0 1, Landmark will be responsible for the database for subsurface data, seismic, well and production data. Kadma will have user rights to the trade solution (data swap/geodata trading, managed by Norwegian Oil and Gas).
Both contracts run for up to eight years, with a total value of NOK157 million ($18.3 million).