Norwegian petroleum

Everything you need to know about Norwegian petroleum activities
Everything you need to know about Norwegian petroleum activities

> 100 fields

Since the start, more than 100 fields have produced oil and gas on the Norwegian shelf. Today, about 80 fields are in production.

< 80 discoveries

About 80 discoveries could be, or are being, considered for development. Most of them are small and will be developed as satellites to established fields.

180 bn. NOK

The government’s estimated total net cash flow from petroleum activities in 2017 (in 2018-NOK). This includes taxes, fees, dividend and SDFI.

1.45 bboe

Norway produced about 1.45 bboe or 231 mill. Sm3 o.e. in 2016. This is one per cent more than in 2015. About half of the volume is natural gas.

385 bn. NOK

The export value of crude oil, natural gas and pipeline transportation in 2016. This equals approximately 36 % of the total value of Norway’s exports.

128 bn. NOK

Investments in the petroleum sector accounted for about 1/5 of total investments in productive capital in Norway in 2017.

52% remains

Total petroleum resources are estimated to 14.3 billion Sm3 o.e. Only 48 per cent of this has been produced, sold and delivered.

8800 KM

The total length of the Norwegian gas pipeline network is about 8 800 kilometres, which is roughly the distance from Oslo to Bangkok.

185 300

Total employment in the petroleum sector in 2016 was about 185 300 people. This corresponds to about 7 % of total employment in Norway.