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 2021, a total of 36 exploration and production companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 23 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 22 10 3 5
Aker BP ASA 126 81 17 26
CapeOmega AS 1 0 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 20 8 1 2
Concedo AS 13 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 44 21 9 11
DNO Norge AS 74 18 1 1
Equinor Energy AS 286 202 61 174
INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS 29 0 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 4 1 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 12 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 34 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 18 0 0 0
Longboat Energy Norge AS 9 0 0 0
Lundin Energy Norway AS 91 42 3 4
M Vest Energy AS 19 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 2 2 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 5 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 55 17 3 6
OKEA ASA 32 17 1 2
OMV (Norge) AS 35 11 0 0
ONE-Dyas Norge AS 15 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 61 11 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 18 0 0 0
Petoro AS 181 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 12 0 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 13 5 3 7
Source Energy AS 12 0 0 0
Suncor Energy Norge AS 10 0 0 0
Sval Energi AS 67 9 2 2
TotalEnergies EP Norge AS 55 8 2 3
Vår Energi ASA 146 46 5 15
Wellesley Petroleum AS 16 2 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 95 32 5 11