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 made.

At the end of 2017, a total of 44 exploration and production companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 26 companies as operators and a further 18 as 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 implementation of different kinds of new and cost effective technologies.

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Companies
Company name #licensees #operatorships #operatorships fields #operatorships discoveries
A/S Norske Shell 38 17 4 6
Aker BP ASA 109 63 16 26
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 28 5 0 0
Centrica Resources (Norge) AS 1 0 0 0
Chevron Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Concedo ASA 17 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 39 13 9 11
DEA Norge AS 54 4 1 2
DNO Norge AS 8 0 0 0
ENGIE E&P Norge AS 35 6 1 3
Edison Norge AS 11 4 0 0
Eni Norge AS 54 14 2 4
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 34 3 0 0
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS 39 9 2 2
Fortis Petroleum Norway AS 14 0 0 0
INEOS E&P Norge AS 15 5 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 21 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 13 0 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 26 0 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 2 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 6 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 51 27 2 2
M Vest Energy AS 6 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 20 6 0 0
Maersk Oil Norway AS 9 2 0 0
OKEA AS 4 1 0 0
OMV (Norge) AS 29 4 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 18 2 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 8 0 0 0
Petoro AS 188 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 3 0 0 0
Point Resources AS 45 9 2 6
Production Energy Company AS 1 0 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 23 8 5 11
Skagen44 AS 6 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norge AS 56 14 2 2
Statoil Petroleum AS 266 199 57 157
Suncor Energy Norge AS 9 4 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 83 27 3 7
VNG Norge AS 32 3 0 0
Wellesley Petroleum AS 21 4 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 47 25 3 8