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 2019, a total of 38 exploration and production companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 24 companies as operators and a further 14 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 34 14 3 5
Aker BP ASA 149 88 20 29
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 17 6 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 11 4 1 2
Concedo ASA 15 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 45 18 9 11
DNO Norge AS 87 22 2 2
Edison Norge AS 11 5 0 0
Equinor Energy AS 308 218 59 162
INEOS E&P Norge AS 19 5 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 3 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 27 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 12 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 29 0 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 2 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 5 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 84 40 3 3
M Vest Energy AS 7 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 12 6 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 6 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 84 21 3 6
OKEA ASA 25 12 1 1
OMV (Norge) AS 47 8 0 0
ONE-Dyas Norge AS 7 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 29 4 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 12 0 0 0
Petoro AS 207 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 11 2 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 25 9 4 9
Skagen44 AS 2 0 0 0
Source Energy AS 8 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norway AS 58 15 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 14 4 0 0
Sval Energi AS 4 0 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 64 12 2 3
Vår Energi AS 142 35 5 13
Wellesley Petroleum AS 32 9 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 103 32 5 11