As the ideas for this atlas were being developed, a number of discussions were held with various industry partners that work with the geological surveys. Based on the discussions, it became clear that many were interested in an effort to compile a consistent and coherent database of information for the entire region. Because of the scale of project (on the order of 50,000 work hours were charged to the project), it also became clear that the surveys would need to resources from outside the group to carry out the work. We solicited and received sponsorship from a number of companies and organisations. In addition to financial support, sponsors actively participated in the workshops held every six months and provided valuable input and feedback as the project developed. Their experience and insight proved essential to achieving the goals of the project. In alphabetical order, the sponsors include:
Bayerngas Norge AS, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), BP Exploration Operating Company Limited, Capricorn Norge A/S, Chevron East Greenland Exploration A/S, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS, DEA Norge, Det norske oljeselskap ASA, DONG E&P A/S, E.ON Norge AS, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Maersk Oil, Nalcor Energy – Oil and Gas Inc.,Nexen Energy ULC, Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco), Repsol Exploration Norge AS, and Wintershall Holding GmbH.