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 2023, a total of 27 companies were active on the Norwegian shelf, of which 20 were operators. 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 17 5 1 1
Aker BP ASA 199 137 29 55
Concedo AS 8 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 42 16 9 10
DNO Norge AS 83 15 1 1
Equinor Energy AS 318 215 62 188
Harbour Energy Norge AS 16 6 0 0
INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS 37 1 0 0
Kistos Energy (Norway) AS 6 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 19 1 0 0
Longboat Japex Norge AS 11 0 0 0
M Vest Energy AS 16 0 0 0
OKEA ASA 44 21 2 9
OMV (Norge) AS 41 18 1 1
Orlen Upstream Norway 2 AS 13 1 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 95 8 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 28 0 0 0
Petoro AS 194 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 19 2 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 12 5 3 7
Source Energy AS 14 0 0 0
Sval Energi AS 48 4 1 1
TotalEnergies EP Norge AS 57 7 2 3
Vår Energi ASA 156 48 5 15
Vår Energi Norge AS 51 17 3 6
Wellesley Petroleum AS 12 5 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 103 29 4 8