Norwegian continental shelf

The Norwegian continental shelf as of June 20th, 2016. It shows all fields, discoveries, areas awarded and areas that have been opened for exploration activities[1]

The Norwegian continental shelf is the continental shelf over which Norway exercises sovereign rights as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.[2]

The area of the shelf is four times the area of Norway mainland and constitutes about one-third of the Europe continental shelf. It is rich in petroleum and gas and it is the base of the petroleum economy of Norway.[3]

See also[edit]

Norwegian Government "Continental shelf – questions and answers"