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 21 9 3 5
Aker BP ASA 132 81 19 27
CapeOmega AS 3 0 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 18 7 1 2
Concedo AS 11 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 44 21 9 11
DNO Norge AS 74 18 2 2
Equinor Energy AS 289 211 60 165
INEOS E&P Norge AS 21 6 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 4 1 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 25 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 11 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 30 0 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 1 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 13 0 0 0
Lundin Energy Norway AS 84 41 4 4
M Vest Energy AS 7 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 10 6 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 5 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 76 17 3 6
OKEA ASA 32 17 1 1
OMV (Norge) AS 38 11 0 0
ONE-Dyas Norge AS 14 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 37 2 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 18 0 0 0
Petoro AS 192 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 11 2 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 19 5 4 9
Source Energy AS 11 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norway AS 53 10 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 10 1 0 0
Sval Energi AS 24 4 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 1 0 0 0
TotalEnergies EP Norge AS 58 8 2 3
Vår Energi AS 137 34 5 13
Wellesley Petroleum AS 20 8 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 105 32 5 11