Existing facilities are facilities for which the Plan for Development and Operations (PDO) is approved, or a special permission has been granted under a PIO, cf. Sections 4-2 and 4-3 of the Petroleum Act, respectively, or facilities that have been granted consent to carry out petroleum activities. For mobile facilities, it is presumed that a facility is new when a new consent is applied for, in the same manner as according to the safety regulations that were in force until these regulations entered into force.
Source: Guidelines Regarding the Framework Regulations, Norway, updated December 2012. Regulatory Guidance