Norwegian petroleum

Everything you need to know about Norwegian petroleum activities
Everything you need to know about Norwegian petroleum activities

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> 100 fields

Since the start, more than 100 fields have produced oil and gas on the Norwegian shelf. At year-end 2018, 83 fields were in production.

85 discoveries

At year-end 2018, about 85 discoveries were being considered for development. Most of them are small and will be developed as satellites to established fields.

238 bn. NOK

The government’s estimated total net cash flow from petroleum activities in 2019. This includes taxes, fees, dividend and SDFI.

227 mill. sm3 o.e.

Norway's production was about 227 mill. Sm3 o.e. in 2018. About half of the volume is natural gas.

534 bn. NOK

The export value of crude oil, natural gas and condensate in 2018. This equals 53 per cent of the total value of Norway’s exports of goods.

147 bn. NOK

Investments in the petroleum sector accounted for about 1/5 of total investments in productive capital in Norway in 2019.

53% remains

Total petroleum resources are estimated to 15.6 billion Sm3 o.e. Only 47 per cent of this has been produced, sold and delivered.

8800 KM

The total length of the Norwegian gas pipeline network is about 8 800 kilometres, which is roughly the distance from Oslo to Bangkok.

170 200

Total employment in the petroleum sector in 2017 was about 170 200 people. This corresponds to about 6% of total employment in Norway.