Providing an overview of the country's extractive industries and exploration activities is crucial to gain an understanding of the sector. It can also include information such as a brief history of the sector, an overview of major companies active in the sector, an overview of the major projects, reserve estimates, an overview of informal activity and downstream infrastructure.
Norway's portal on oil facts (http://www.norskpetroleum.no/) has a section on exploration activities under way:
The page also includes a list of exploration wells, linked to further information.
2015 Report, chapter 3.2 (pp. 28) gives a comprehensive overview of the country's mineral resources and deposits of strategic importance. Some information on small-scale mining (p. 37). Chapter 3.3 (pp. 49) on significant exploration activities, both financed from state budget and from the private sector. Chapter also contains production figures and export figures in volumes and value.
The 2014 Oil and Gas EITI Report refers to exploration activities in chapter 2.9 (p.33), and points to further resources.
Interactive map: Overview of extractive industries activity on the level of municipal government: http://www.albeiti.org/extractive-industries-map-2/, including exploration activities.