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 38 17 4 6
Aker BP ASA 110 64 16 26
Bayerngas Norge AS 22 4 0 0
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 29 4 0 0
Centrica Resources (Norge) AS 40 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 58 4 1 1
DNO Norge AS 7 0 0 0
ENGIE E&P Norge AS 38 6 1 3
Edison Norge AS 12 4 0 0
Eni Norge AS 55 15 2 4
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 41 7 3 9
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS 40 9 2 2
Fortis Petroleum Norway AS 16 0 0 0
Hess Norge AS 4 0 0 0
INEOS E&P Norge AS 15 5 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 24 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 53 31 2 2
M Vest Energy AS 6 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 21 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 5 0 0 0
Petoro AS 185 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 4 0 0 0
Point Resources AS 39 3 0 0
Production Energy Company AS 1 0 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 24 8 5 11
Skagen44 AS 6 0 0 0
Statoil Petroleum AS 269 196 58 155
Suncor Energy Norge AS 9 4 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 85 33 3 7
VNG Norge AS 32 3 0 0
Wellesley Petroleum AS 18 3 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 49 26 3 8