The NORSOK standards are developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure adequate safety, value adding and cost effectiveness for existing and future petroleum industry developments in Norway.

The objective is to provide international standardisation work with Norwegian knowledge in order to improve international standards and reduce the need for NORSOK standards.

The preparation and publication of the NORSOK standards is supported by OLF (The Norwegian Oil Industry Association) and TBL (Federation of Norwegian Manufacturing Industries). NORSOK standards are managed and issued by Standard Norge.