Companies

A production licence is normally awarded to a group of companies headed by a designated operator. Including several companies in one licence enables less experienced companies to learn from those with more experience, and the different companies can control the operator’s activities and together ensure that the best possible decisions are taken.

At the end of 2015, 34 companies were operators on the Norwegian shelf and a further 20 are partners in production licences. The diversity of companies of all sizes promotes competition and efficiency. It also ensures interest in different types of projects, and the companies make use of different kinds of technologies and plays (exploration models).

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Companies
Company name #licensees #operatorships #operatorships fields #operatorships discoveries
A/S Norske Shell 40 18 4 6
Aker BP ASA 118 65 16 26
Atlantic Petroleum Norge AS 2 0 0 0
Bayerngas Norge AS 30 6 0 0
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 31 4 0 0
Centrica Resources (Norge) AS 41 12 1 1
Chevron Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Concedo ASA 20 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 41 15 9 11
DEA Norge AS 69 9 0 0
DONG E&P Norge AS 18 8 0 0
ENGIE E&P Norge AS 41 7 1 3
Edison Norge AS 17 4 0 0
Eni Norge AS 61 18 2 4
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 41 8 4 11
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS 43 9 2 2
Fortis Petroleum Norway AS 24 0 0 0
Hess Norge AS 4 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 25 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 13 0 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 25 1 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 3 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum Norway AS 11 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 62 35 2 2
M Vest Energy AS 6 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 27 8 0 0
Maersk Oil Norway AS 11 2 1 1
North E&P AS 3 0 0 0
OKEA AS 4 0 0 0
OMV (Norge) AS 33 5 0 0
Origo Exploration Norway AS 8 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream International AS 19 3 0 0
Petoro AS 190 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 8 0 0 0
Point Resources AS 49 4 0 0
Production Energy Company AS 1 0 0 0
RN Nordic Oil AS 1 0 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 32 11 5 11
Skagen44 AS 6 0 0 0
Statoil Petroleum AS 288 200 53 149
Suncor Energy Norge AS 15 6 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 89 34 3 7
Tullow Oil Norge AS 15 6 0 0
VNG Norge AS 38 4 0 0
Wellesley Petroleum AS 14 3 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 59 33 3 8