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.
- "Map of the Norwegian continental shelf - Norwegian Petroleum Directorate". www.npd.no. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- "Størrelsen på Norges kontinentalsokkel i nord avklart". regjeringen.no. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- Norwegian oil and gas enter a new century
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