Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (IPN) is a subsidiary of the Idemitsu group, one of Japan’s largest energy corporations.

We entered the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in 1989 by acquiring a stake in the Snorre field.

Our office is located in Oslo and we currently employ around 60 highly skilled and experienced professionals.


Our HSE policy states that Health, Safety and Environmental considerations are of primary focus at all levels in our organisation. 

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Delineation of the Dugong oil discovery
(Published 07.04.2021)

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge is pleased to announce that drilling of the Dugong appraisal well 34/4-16 S has been successfully completed.

The first exploration well in PL 090 I made a significant oil discovery close to the Fram Field
(Published 25.03.2021)

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (“IPN”) (15 %) and partners Equinor Energy AS (Operator 45 %), Vår Energi AS (25 %) and Neptune Energy Norge AS (15 %) have discovered oil in the 31/2-22 S well on the Blasto prospect located 3 kilometers southwest of the Fram Field.

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IPN is partner in ten producing fields and more than 20 exploration licenses all across the NCS.
We are also participating in a number of discoveries currently being evaluated for development.