Across the globe, the Covid crisis has caused lower activity in the oil industry, and it might not be a surprise that 2020 didn't see as many finds in the Norwegian sector as during the previous year. 17 discoveries were made, down by three since 2019, shows a report by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).
On the other hand, four new fields went operational, and investments were maintained. This means that, all in all, the directorate's director general is satisfied with the past year:
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