An official communication and archiving tool for administrative interaction on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

License2Share was established by the predecessor to the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, OLF, at the turn of the century. It was created by a group of individuals who believed that Joint Venture Management could be done much more securely and efficiently than the manual processes at the time allowed. Over the course of just a couple of years it gained popularity until it quickly became the standard tool for managing joint ventures on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

License2Share is designed to meet the requirements for information handling as stated in the Joint Venture Agreements. Joint venture management affects the whole lifecycle of a field and all parts of the organization. The use of License2Share is based on acceptance of and adherence to policy principles and common work processes. The Norwegian Oil and Gas recommends use of License2Share for all formal joint venture communication and archiving.

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More than 5000 users

License2Share currently serves more than 5000 users and contains information about over 500 active joint ventures, divided in three main categories:

  • Production Licenses
  • Business Arrangement Areas (BAAs)
  • Transport and Utilization Facilities (TUFs)

License2Share is also offered internationally, as a collaborative solution.

License2Share Authority Communication

A secure communication channel between the authorities and licensees on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Steps required to get access to License2Share

Step 1: Request access to service

If your organisation is new to EPIM, please complete the onboarding form on

When the onboarding form has been submitted, you will be contacted by the User Organisation Administrator from EPIM. Depending on the service(es) requested, the User Organisation Administrator may need additional information.

If your organization is already subscribing to one or more EPIM services, please contact your organization’s Contract Administrator towards EPIM, 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 towards EPIM is, please contact EPIM User Organisation Administrator:

Step 2: Contact EPIM for signing of necessary documents (for operators only)

The Cooperation Agreement with EPIM, when having read the Articles of Association.

Step 3: Contact the Joint Venture Coordinator in the license where your company should be added (for partners)

The Joint Venture Coordinator will then send an order to License2Share Servicedesk to have your company added as partner. If you don’t know who is the Joint Venture Coordinator in the license of interest, please contact L2S Servicedesk.


Support: License2Share support (self care portal for superusers) | +47 51 22 26 22

Service Responsible: Camilla Lorentzen | | +47 936 05 542

End user support: Contact company superuser (see overview on License2Share support site)

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