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 2018, a total of 39 exploration and production companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 25 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 143 85 20 29
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 17 5 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 3 1 0 0
Concedo ASA 13 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 42 17 9 11
DEA Norge AS 56 6 1 2
DNO Norge AS 38 5 0 0
DNO North Sea (Norge) AS 51 16 2 2
Edison Norge AS 14 5 0 0
Equinor Energy AS 305 212 59 161
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 35 3 0 0
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS 1 0 0 0
INEOS E&P Norge AS 21 6 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 5 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 24 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 13 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 27 0 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 2 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 5 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 79 36 3 3
M Vest Energy AS 7 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 14 8 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 6 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 74 16 3 6
OKEA ASA 20 10 1 1
OMV (Norge) AS 51 13 0 0
ONE-Dyas Norge AS 4 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 26 4 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 11 0 0 0
Petoro AS 206 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 12 2 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 30 11 4 9
Skagen44 AS 5 0 0 0
Source Energy AS 2 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norway AS 66 17 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 10 2 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 63 12 2 3
Vår Energi AS 111 24 5 13
Wellesley Petroleum AS 29 7 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 53 27 4 9