22 fields and discoveries, with a total of more than 4 four billion barrels of oil equivalents, are being planned on the Norwegian continental shelf, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). Among the projects there are some well-known ones, like Johan Sverdrup and Johan Castberg, which represent the absolute most of the resources in question. The list also contains older projects, like the Bream project operated by Premier Oil. The discovery was made over 40 years ago, and according to the NPD it contains about 35 million barrels of oil. The abandoned Frey field is once again under planning. According to the NPD, the licensees are looking on a new development solution for the field and it is supposedly about approximately 70 million barrels of oil that can be recovered. Frey was discovered back in 1987, production begun in May1995 and production was finished in 2001.On the list of fields and discoveries in the planning phase we find Tommeliten, Alpha, Maria, Trestakk and Erlend, to name some.