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 2016, a total of 46 companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 27 companies as operators and a further 19 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 40 18 4 6
Aker BP ASA 117 65 16 26
Atlantic Petroleum Norge AS 2 0 0 0
Bayerngas Norge AS 28 6 0 0
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 31 4 0 0
Centrica Resources (Norge) AS 40 11 1 1
Chevron Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Concedo ASA 17 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 41 15 9 11
DEA Norge AS 67 9 1 1
DONG E&P Norge AS 18 8 0 0
ENGIE E&P Norge AS 39 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 41 9 2 2
Fortis Petroleum Norway AS 20 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 8 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 58 35 2 2
M Vest Energy AS 6 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 23 8 0 0
Maersk Oil Norway AS 10 2 0 0
North E&P AS 3 0 0 0
OKEA AS 4 0 0 0
OMV (Norge) AS 31 5 0 0
Origo Exploration Norway AS 7 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 18 2 0 0
Petoro AS 189 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 5 0 0 0
Point Resources AS 46 4 0 0
Production Energy Company AS 1 0 0 0
RN Nordic Oil AS 1 0 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 28 9 5 11
Skagen44 AS 6 0 0 0
Statoil Petroleum AS 277 194 56 152
Suncor Energy Norge AS 11 5 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 86 31 3 7
Tullow Oil Norge AS 11 2 0 0
VNG Norge AS 33 3 0 0
Wellesley Petroleum AS 15 3 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 52 27 3 8