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 2018, a total of 39 exploration and production companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 25 companies as operators and a further 14 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 32 13 3 5
Aker BP ASA 137 83 20 29
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 25 6 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 1 0 0 0
Concedo ASA 19 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 46 17 9 11
DEA Norge AS 51 3 1 2
DNO Norge AS 21 0 0 0
Dyas Norge AS 3 0 0 0
Edison Norge AS 10 3 0 0
Equinor Energy AS 295 212 59 161
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 35 3 0 0
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS 44 13 2 2
INEOS E&P Norge AS 13 4 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 2 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 24 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 12 1 0 0
LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS 28 0 0 0
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS 2 0 0 0
Lime Petroleum AS 5 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 67 28 2 2
M Vest Energy AS 4 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 19 8 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 68 13 2 5
OKEA AS 15 7 1 1
OMV (Norge) AS 43 8 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 21 2 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 11 0 0 0
Petoro AS 199 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 7 1 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 24 7 4 9
Skagen44 AS 6 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norway AS 65 17 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 13 5 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 66 13 2 3
Vår Energi AS 105 23 5 13
Wellesley Petroleum AS 28 7 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 48 26 4 9