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 124 71 19 29
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 31 7 0 0
Chevron Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Concedo ASA 20 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 46 17 9 11
DEA Norge AS 54 3 1 2
DNO Norge AS 17 0 0 0
Edison Norge AS 10 3 0 0
Eni Norge AS 56 12 2 4
Equinor Energy AS 119 103 58 161
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 36 3 0 0
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS 44 13 2 2
INEOS E&P Norge AS 16 6 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 2 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 22 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 7 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 60 27 2 2
M Vest Energy AS 5 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 20 8 0 0
Maersk Oil Norway AS 12 2 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 36 8 1 3
OKEA AS 6 1 0 0
OMV (Norge) AS 33 7 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 21 2 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 10 0 0 0
Petoro AS 201 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 6 1 0 0
Point Resources AS 52 12 3 9
Production Energy Company AS 1 0 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 26 9 5 11
Skagen44 AS 6 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norge AS 62 17 2 2
Statoil Petroleum AS 180 112 0 0
Suncor Energy Norge AS 13 5 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 71 22 2 3
VNG Norge AS 38 5 1 2
Wellesley Petroleum AS 28 6 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 51 26 3 8