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 26 13 3 5
Aker BP ASA 144 87 19 27
CapeOmega AS 3 0 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 17 7 1 2
Concedo AS 13 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 47 21 9 11
DNO Norge AS 85 23 2 2
Edison Norge AS 11 3 0 0
Equinor Energy AS 300 216 59 163
INEOS E&P Norge AS 22 6 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 4 1 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 27 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 12 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 31 0 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 2 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 13 0 0 0
Lundin Energy Norway AS 99 44 3 3
M Vest Energy AS 8 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 12 7 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 6 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 84 20 3 6
OKEA ASA 32 17 1 1
OMV (Norge) AS 41 12 0 0
ONE-Dyas Norge AS 15 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 36 2 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 17 0 0 0
Petoro AS 198 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 12 2 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 20 6 4 9
Source Energy AS 12 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norway AS 58 15 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 14 4 0 0
Sval Energi AS 21 5 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 65 9 2 3
Vår Energi AS 142 36 5 13
Wellesley Petroleum AS 24 9 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 113 35 5 11