Environmental Performance Indicators are considered for application to the oil companies operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The indicators considered apply to performance of the industry with respect to the external environment (like air and water releases and the different impacts from these). The starting point is the "core set of environmental indicators" proposed by OECD in 1994. This set has later been modified by the Nordic Countries of Ministers to be applied within the Nordic Countries. The present paper explains an attempt to apply these indicators to the oil and gas industry operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The paper concludes that the indicators proposed have to be adjusted to the specific conditions that the oil and gas industry are operating under, reflecting the actual reservoir, production and the need for transport of hydrocarbons for each separate field development.

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