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 35 14 3 5
Aker BP ASA 157 93 20 29
CapeOmega AS 4 0 0 0
Capricorn Norge AS 25 6 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 3 0 0 0
Concedo ASA 22 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 49 20 9 11
DEA Norge AS 59 7 1 2
DNO Norge AS 39 5 0 0
Dyas Norge AS 4 0 0 0
Edison Norge AS 14 5 0 0
Equinor Energy AS 319 222 59 161
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 35 3 0 0
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS 52 17 2 2
INEOS E&P Norge AS 19 6 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 5 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 25 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 6 0 0 0
Lundin Norway AS 82 36 2 2
M Vest Energy AS 8 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 19 8 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 77 17 2 5
OKEA AS 20 11 1 1
OMV (Norge) AS 54 14 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 24 4 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 13 0 0 0
Petoro AS 212 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 12 2 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 29 9 4 9
Skagen44 AS 5 0 0 0
Source Energy AS 2 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norway AS 74 19 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 16 7 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 65 13 2 3
Vår Energi AS 118 27 5 13
Wellesley Petroleum AS 34 7 0 0
Wintershall Norge AS 54 28 4 9