PSA 2019-07-09T18:19:52+01:00

We are an independent government regulator with responsibility for safety, emergency preparedness and the working environment in the Norwegian petroleum industry.

Put briefly, the PSA establishes parameters for the petroleum industry and supervises the activities in this sector to ensure that they are pursued in a prudent manner. This involves developing regulations, checking that the companies comply with these, and taking enforcement action (such as issuing orders) if the rules are broken.

The PSA’s supervisory responsibility embraces oil and gas activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), at eight facilities on land, and with associated pipeline systems. It cover operators, licensees, contractors and vessel owners, and the whole petroleum-industry life cycle from exploration drilling, development and operation to cessation and removal.

Geographic Coverage

  • Norway

Markets Served

  • Oil & Gas


  • Regulatory