MMS signs cooperative agreement with Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

The US Minerals Management Service signed a memorandum of understanding with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, MMS announced on May 6.

The US Minerals Management Service signed a memorandum of understanding with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, MMS announced on May 6.

The agreement's objectives are to establish and build relationships; promote cooperative resource management activities in exploration and production; promote the sharing of scientific and technical information, exploration and production strategies, and technical solutions; and conduct cooperative research studies, MMS and OPD officials said.

MMS Acting Director Walter D. Cruickshank and NPD Director General Bente Nyland signed the MOU. They said that the agreement will adhere to applicable US and Norwegian laws.

It complements an existing MOU between MMS and Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority, Cruickshank noted.

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