The Norwegian Petroleum Museum offers many interesting activities and experiences for families with children of all ages. Here are some examples.
Småtroll (Kids Corner)
All Children’s Oil Company constantly needs new crew for its Småtroll platform. Anyone aged between three and 10 can sign on, climb on board, take their seat in the helicopter or use the crane to lift supplies on board.
In the cinema, put on the 3D glasses, sit well back in your seat and hold on tight. You’ll be taken on a journey millions of years into the past – when the dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Our film heroes, oil worker Drille and curious cat Petro, will explain in a light-hearted and easy-to-understand way how oil is created, how we can find and produce it, and what we use it for. Providing they manage to avoid the dinosaurs, of course.
All oil workers must receive thorough training in safety before they can get a job offshore. If you dare to enter the darkness in the Cat-astrophe Room’s labyrinth, you’ll learn more about what that means.
Drill floor and escape chute
Take a trip offshore. This will give you a good impression of what things are like on the drill floor of a rig or platform. You can study genuine equipment from the oil industry and learn how it works. Go up to the roof and slide down the escape chute – as many times as you want.
Oil in the economy
Oil is a valuable commodity – so valuable that it’s often called “black gold”. Norway’s offshore oil and gas resources have made it one of the world’s richest countries.
Petroleum revenues are very important for everyone who lives and works here. Learn a little more about how – and give your views on the way Norway should manage its oil wealth in the future.
If you have a sense of how tall the Eiffel Tower is in Paris or the Valbergtårnet tower in Stavanger, you’ll also appreciate the size of the big oil platforms.
We’ve compared a series of offshore installations with the Eiffel and Valberg towers, in particular, to make their dimensions easier to grasp.
Statfjord B and Troll A
What do the massive platforms actually look like? They stand out to sea, and few people have seen them in real life. At the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, you can really understand how large and advanced these offshore installations are. The big models of Statfjord B and Troll A are true copies of these structures.
One Sunday a month is an activity day at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, with exciting things to do and fun ways to help you understand difficult subjects.
The Geopark is a popular spot for people to gather as well as a challenging playground. It contains components from production installations on the Norwegian continental shelf.