The network is built to operate independent from other networks, including internet. It enables operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and their business partners and suppliers to do cost effective cross company collaboration without having to establish multiple point-to-point connections.
The network serves as a communication platform for delivering services that are in common use by the Norwegian petroleum sector, including applications like License2Share, Diskos and others.
The network has a track record of performance and high availability that extends back to 1998. Today, more than 140 registered companies are using the SOIL network for collaboration.
Participants which are operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and appearing on the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s FactPages will be granted access at a capacity of up to 10 Giga Bit per second if correspondingly equipped, through agreement with SSP(s). Norwegian Oil and Gas reserves the rights to assign a lower capacity to any operator for whom such lower capacity covers its anticipated reasonable requirement.
Non-operating license partners
Participants which are partners in at least one Norwegian production license for petroleum, and appearing on Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s FactPages will be granted access to SOIL at a capacity of up to 1 Giga bit per second. Norwegian Oil and Gas reserves the right to grant access at another capacity with due consideration to the Participant’s and anticipated requirements.
Suppliers and institutions
Participants which have a relevant business relationship with an operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf may be granted access to SOIL. Access for such Participants will require an endorsement from at least one operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and a positive assessment by Norwegian Oil and Gas of the Participant’s relevance and suitability for SOIL access. Participants in this category will be required to provide information on the nature and duration of their business engagement, which justify their participation in SOIL, and to periodically update or reconfirm such information. Participants in this category will generally be granted access at a capacity of up to 1 Giga bit per second. Norwegian OIl and Gas reserves the right to grant access at another capacity with due consideration to the Participant’s SSP agreement and anticipated requirements.
Step 1: Request access to service
If your company is new to Norwegian Oil and Gas, please complete the onboarding form.
When the onboarding form has been submitted, you will be contacted by the User Organisation Administrator from Norwegian Oil and Gas.
If your company is already subscribing to one or more of Norwegian Oil and Gas' services, please contact your company's Contract Administrator towards Norwegian Oil and Gas, who will then log on to the self-care portal and request access to the service. If you don’t know who your organisation’s Contract Administrator is, please contact Norwegian Oil and Gas User Organisation Administrator: email@example.com
Step 2: Choose SOIL Service provider
The SOIL user community (Participants) connects to the SOIL network via one or more Norwegian Oil and Gas approved SOIL Service Providers. The Service Providers have a similar role in SOIL network as Internet Service Providers have on the Internet, but where the SOIL Service Providers also provide additional security services, including a mandatory SOIL firewall service.
Please read the Guide – Establishing Access to SOIL. Next, send a quotation to relevant SOIL Service Providers, where Norwegian Oil and Gas recommends using the standard Word template Request template – SOIL Access Service.
For technical support, contact your chosen SOIL Service Provider, see below.
firstname.lastname@example.org | +47 52 04 00 00
email@example.com | +47 23 26 13 72
Speedcast Norway AS
firstname.lastname@example.org | +47 51 22 20 00
Jakob Hatteland Solution
email@example.com | +47 810 20 060
firstname.lastname@example.org | +47 800 41 660
email@example.com | +47 91 77 77 55
For other issues
firstname.lastname@example.org | +47 959 88 438