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 2017, a total of 43 exploration and production companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 27 companies as operators and a further 16 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 42 19 4 6
Aker BP ASA 130 73 20 29
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 25 6 0 0
Chevron Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Concedo ASA 19 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 46 17 9 11
DEA Norge AS 53 3 1 2
DNO Norge AS 16 0 0 0
Dyas Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Edison Norge AS 10 3 0 0
Eni Norge AS 55 12 2 4
Equinor Energy AS 300 216 59 161
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 36 3 0 0
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS 44 13 2 2
INEOS E&P Norge AS 13 4 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 2 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 24 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 13 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 28 0 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 2 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 6 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 64 28 2 2
M Vest Energy AS 4 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 19 8 0 0
Neptune E&P Norge AS 39 5 1 2
Neptune Energy Norge AS 37 8 1 3
OKEA AS 6 1 0 0
OMV (Norge) AS 39 8 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 20 2 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 10 0 0 0
Petoro AS 203 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 8 1 0 0
Point Resources AS 50 11 3 9
Production Energy Company AS 1 0 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 25 8 5 11
Skagen44 AS 6 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norge AS 67 17 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 13 5 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 79 24 2 3
Wellesley Petroleum AS 27 6 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 52 26 4 9