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 2022, a total of 39 exploration and production companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 18 companies as operators and a further 21 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 19 7 1 1
Aker BP ASA 183 126 20 31
CapeOmega AS 1 0 0 0
Concedo AS 13 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 44 21 10 12
DNO Norge AS 68 14 1 1
Equinor Energy AS 279 195 61 175
Harbour Energy Norge AS 18 7 1 2
INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS 31 1 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 10 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 35 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 20 0 0 0
Longboat Energy Norge AS 12 0 0 0
M Vest Energy AS 19 0 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 6 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 55 17 3 6
OKEA ASA 41 21 2 6
OMV (Norge) AS 33 11 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 62 10 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 29 0 0 0
Petoro AS 177 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 12 0 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 13 5 3 7
Source Energy AS 12 0 0 0
Sval Energi AS 77 9 2 2
TotalEnergies EP Norge AS 53 7 2 3
Vår Energi ASA 146 48 5 15
Wellesley Petroleum AS 13 1 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 86 25 4 7