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
ABP Norway AS 88 40 3 4
Aker BP ASA 125 80 17 27
CapeOmega AS 1 0 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 18 7 1 2
Concedo AS 13 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 44 21 10 12
DNO Norge AS 72 18 1 1
Equinor Energy AS 282 200 61 174
INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS 29 0 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 3 1 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 12 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 34 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 16 0 0 0
Longboat Energy Norge AS 12 0 0 0
Lundin Energy Norway AS 1 1 0 0
M Vest Energy AS 19 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 2 2 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 6 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 55 17 3 6
OKEA ASA 31 16 1 2
OMV (Norge) AS 35 11 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 61 10 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 18 0 0 0
Pandion Energy Norge AS 15 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
Suncor Energy Norge AS 9 0 0 0
Sval Energi AS 65 9 2 2
TotalEnergies EP Norge AS 54 7 2 3
Vår Energi ASA 145 46 5 15
Wellesley Petroleum AS 14 2 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 92 30 5 11