Oljemuseet, Stavanger

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  • Norwegian Petroleum Museum
    Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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  • The view from the west
    The view from the west
    by adema29
  • Platform-semisubmersible
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    by balhannah Written Aug 28, 2012

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    The Norwegian Petroleum Museum wasn't on our list of places to visit. We were quite happy to see the modern buildings on our cruise though.

    The Museum is about Oil and Gas, providing an insight into the industry.
    Expect to follow a trail of learning about petroleum from its origin of one million years ago to the exploration and production of oil and gas in the North Sea.

    OPEN DAILY....
    1. June - 31 august: 10 - 7PM
    1. september - 31 May: Monday - Saturday 10 - 4PM ..Sunday 10- 6PM


    Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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    The Oil Museum

    by adema29 Written Feb 21, 2008

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    The Norwegian Petroleum Museum shows its interesting face starting from its architecture. It is said that there is hardly a building in Norway that signals its function as obviously as the Oil Museum. And when you'll see it you'll know it is right.
    Insight, the museum offers a complete image of the domain for oil professionals as well as for the rest of visitors. Even the children will enjoy at least their playground( a platform in miniature) and the 3D film "Petropolis".
    A visit there will costs you 80 Nok/adult and 40 Nok for children.

    The view from the west Platform 1 Platform-semisubmersible Platform 2 Lokking out from the museum
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    All you ever need to know about oil

    by Igraine Written Aug 15, 2007

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    Stavanger is the oil city of Norway. People go from here to the oil (and gas) rigs on the north sea. So it is a very logical place to have th Oil museum. The museum is located in an impressive building down the harbour next to ferries.
    Inside the museum is a wide open space with all sorts of things having to do with oil. We found it usefull to watch the video first. It gave a short history about how oil came to be and how they "dig" it up.

    After that we saw more oil history, scale models of oil rigs. They were made to perfection. Because in the pre computer era, people checked these models to see if all cables and pipes where properly (read safely) placed to avoid accidents.

    the scale model oil rigs diving bell oil rigs and piping the museum

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    Oil Museum

    by Fallguy450 Written Aug 30, 2006

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    As I work in the industry and was in Norway to work offshore, the oil museum was a must see for me. I found it to be very interesting, although expensive to get in @ $15. CDN(...everything is expensive in Norway). If you've ever wondered how the offshore industry works and how it ties into everyday living, check it out. It would help to bring a pal with a little insight in oil...

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    Norsk Oljemuseum

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 26, 2005

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    The Norsk Oljemuseum tell you the history of the petrol from its discovery in the North Sea in 1969 to today. You can see interesting films and objects about the the petrol and its function in the Stavanger community.

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    Oil museum

    by Gard Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Our newest and maybe most interesting museum is the oil museum. I know it sounds strange but the oil industry is a very important industry here in Norway and it has brought us where we are today.

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