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 2020, a total of 37 exploration and production companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 24 companies as operators and a further 13 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 21 9 3 5
Aker BP ASA 124 79 17 26
CapeOmega AS 3 0 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 18 7 1 2
Concedo AS 11 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 44 21 9 11
DNO Norge AS 73 18 2 2
Equinor Energy AS 283 208 60 166
INEOS E&P Norge AS 1 1 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 4 1 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 26 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 11 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 30 0 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 1 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 11 0 0 0
Longboat Energy Norge AS 8 0 0 0
Lundin Energy Norway AS 89 40 4 4
M Vest Energy AS 5 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 10 6 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 5 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 76 17 3 6
OKEA ASA 32 17 1 1
OMV (Norge) AS 39 11 0 0
ONE-Dyas Norge AS 14 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 57 7 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 18 0 0 0
Petoro AS 190 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 11 2 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 19 5 4 9
Source Energy AS 11 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norway AS 46 6 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 10 1 0 0
Sval Energi AS 24 4 0 0
TotalEnergies EP Norge AS 59 8 2 3
Vår Energi AS 140 37 5 13
Wellesley Petroleum AS 19 8 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 101 32 5 11