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 2019, a total of 38 exploration and production companies were active on the Norwegian shelf: 24 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 31 14 3 5
Aker BP ASA 135 79 19 28
CapeOmega AS 3 0 0 0
Chrysaor Norge AS 11 4 1 2
Concedo AS 12 0 0 0
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 43 18 9 11
DNO Norge AS 80 21 2 2
Edison Norge AS 9 3 0 0
Equinor Energy AS 290 209 59 161
INEOS E&P Norge AS 18 5 0 0
INPEX Norge AS 2 0 0 0
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 27 0 0 0
KUFPEC Norway AS 11 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 9 0 0 0
Lundin Energy Norway AS 79 39 3 3
M Vest Energy AS 6 0 0 0
MOL Norge AS 11 6 0 0
Mime Petroleum AS 6 0 0 0
Neptune Energy Norge AS 80 21 3 6
OKEA ASA 24 12 1 1
OMV (Norge) AS 39 7 0 0
ONE-Dyas Norge AS 7 0 0 0
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 28 2 0 0
Pandion Energy AS 11 0 0 0
Petoro AS 196 0 0 0
Petrolia NOCO AS 9 1 0 0
Repsol Norge AS 22 8 4 9
Source Energy AS 8 0 0 0
Spirit Energy Norway AS 57 15 2 2
Suncor Energy Norge AS 14 4 0 0
Sval Energi AS 18 4 0 0
Total E&P Norge AS 63 10 2 3
Vår Energi AS 136 32 5 13
Wellesley Petroleum AS 27 10 0 0
Wintershall Dea Norge AS 99 31 5 11