Activity in the respective licences is governed through a committee structure with a management committee composed of the participating companies, and with underlying technical and financial/commercial committees. Technical and commercial issues are thoroughly prepared in the sub-committees, and then submitted to the management committee.
The framework for the work carried out in a licence is a formal joint operating agreement between the licensees who establish a joint venture. The joint operating agreements that apply on the Norwegian shelf are standardised and govern how the work shall be carried out. The operator is responsible for daily operation and ensures decisions are implemented.