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 39 17 4 6
Aker BP ASA 110 64 16 27
Atlantic Petroleum Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Bayerngas Norge AS 24 5 0 0
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 30 4 0 0
Centrica Resources (Norge) AS 39 10 2 2
Chevron Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Concedo ASA 17 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 38 13 9 11
DEA Norge AS 60 6 1 1
DONG E&P Norge AS 15 5 0 0
ENGIE E&P Norge AS 38 6 1 3
Edison Norge AS 13 4 0 0
Eni Norge AS 56 15 2 4
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 41 8 4 11
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS 40 9 2 2
Fortis Petroleum Norway AS 19 0 0 0
Hess Norge AS 4 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 24 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 13 0 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 24 0 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 2 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum Norway AS 6 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 54 32 2 2
M Vest Energy AS 6 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 23 8 0 0
Maersk Oil Norway AS 9 2 0 0
North E&P AS 2 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 185 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 4 0 0 0
Point Resources AS 40 4 0 0
Production Energy Company AS 1 0 0 0
RN Nordic Oil AS 1 0 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 26 9 5 11
Skagen44 AS 6 0 0 0
Statoil Petroleum AS 271 194 57 154
Suncor Energy Norge AS 10 5 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 85 32 3 7
Tullow Oil Norge AS 6 0 0 0
VNG Norge AS 32 3 0 0
Wellesley Petroleum AS 16 3 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 50 26 3 8