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 24 10 3 5
Aker BP ASA 133 81 19 27
CapeOmega AS 3 0 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 17 7 1 2
Concedo AS 11 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 44 21 9 11
DNO Norge AS 74 19 2 2
Equinor Energy AS 289 210 59 163
INEOS E&P Norge AS 22 6 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 4 1 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 27 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 12 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 88 43 4 4
M Vest Energy AS 7 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 10 6 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 6 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 79 18 3 6
OKEA ASA 32 17 1 1
OMV (Norge) AS 38 11 0 0
ONE-Dyas Norge AS 15 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 36 2 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 18 0 0 0
Petoro AS 191 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 11 2 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 20 6 4 9
Source Energy AS 11 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norway AS 54 11 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 10 1 0 0
Sval Energi AS 26 6 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 63 8 2 3
Vår Energi AS 134 34 5 13
Wellesley Petroleum AS 20 8 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 107 32 5 11