Approval as petroleum doctor

From 2014 you must have approval as petroleum doctor to issue health certificates for offshore workers. Here are the requirements for the approval application.

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Published 8/8/2016

Requirements for approval of petroleum doctors

  1. You must be an authorized medical doctor
  2. You have attended a training course approved by The Norwegian Directorate of Health and past the exam


After you have attended an approved training course and past the exam, you can apply for approval as petroleum doctor by completing the application form. A link is found on this page.

Approved training courses 

The Norwegian Centre for Maritime Medicine (NCMM) offers training courses approved by The Norwegian Directorate of Health. On the right hand side of this article there is a link to NCMM web page.

Alternatives to issuing the Norwegian medical certificate

The County Governor of Rogaland has decided that the Dutch and British offshore health certificates from December 2012 can be used to travel offshore in Norway. The doctor must have approval from NOGEPA or Oil and Gas UK to issue such health certificates. More information on this can be found in the link to the right of this article.