MMS, NPD sign MOU to exchange resource management information

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

Offshore staff

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). The non-binding MOU is a cooperative agreement to exchange resource management information to address issues of mutual interest related to offshore oil, gas, and mineral resources.

The objectives of the agreement are to establish and build relationships; promote cooperative resource management activities in exploration and production; promote the sharing of scientific and technical information, exploration and production strategies, and technical solutions; and conduct cooperative research studies.

The agreement will adhere to applicable laws, rules, and regulations of the US and Norway.

05/06/2009

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