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Pre-qualification

Here you will find information about pre-qualification of players on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The interest in the Norwegian pre-qualification system is large. Since the start of the programme, these players have been pre-qualified on the Norwegian shelf (as per 20th of March 2019):

 

Year Licensee Operator Total Licencees Operator
2000 4 4 8 Dong**
DNO**
GdF**
Pelican*
AkerMaritime*
Enterprise*
2001 1 3 4 Paladin*/** Kerr McGee
Lasmo*
2002 3 3 6 Petoro
OER*
DNO
Pertra/PGS*
Dong
2003 2 6 8 E.ON Ruhrgas**
Revus**
Paladin*
Mærsk
Talisman
Anadarko
BG Norge
GdF
2004 3 5 8 Sumitomo
Oranje Nassau
Endeavour**
Lundin
Wintershall
Noble
Centrica
DNOa
2005 3 4 7 Altinex
Premier**
Marubeni
Idemitsu
Endeavour*
Revus
Pertrab
2006 12 15 17 Mitsubishi
Discover**
PA Resources
Ener*
Faroe-Petroleum**
Edison**
Serica*
Rocksource**
Noreco**
VNG
Bridge Energy**
Aker Exploration**
OMV
Hunt Oil
Nexen
Petro-Canada
Noreco
2007 6 7 13 Genesis Petroleum
Concedo
Bayern Gas Norge**
Flying High
Skagen 44
PGNiG**
Premier
E.ON Ruhrgas
Petrofac
Aker Exploration*
Sagex
Discover
Rocksource
2008 4 4 8 Skeie Energy
Spring Energy**
4 Sea Energy
North Energy**
Dana Petroleum
Perenco
Repsol
Grupa LOTOS
2009   5 5   North Energy
Edison
Spring Energy
Bayern Gas
Bridge Energy
2010 1 2 3 Agora Faroe Petroleum
PGNiG
2011 2 1 3 Forties
Core Energy
Lukoil
2012 4 2 6 Petrolia
Explora
Emergy
Rosneft
Tullow oil
EnQuest
2013 3   3 Lime Petroleum
MOECO
Spike Exploration
 
2014 1 2 3 Inpex Svenska Petroleum
Spike Exploration
2015 4 1 5 Origo Exploration
CapeOmega
Wellesley Petroleum
Tellus Petroleum
Capricorn Norge
2016 2 4 6 OKEA
M Vest Energy
Orgio Exploration
Petrolia NOCO
Wellesley Petroleum
KUFPEC Norway
2017 1 1 2 Pandion Energy OKEA
2018 4   4 Tyr Exploration
Mime Petroleum
Chrysaor
Dyas B.V
 
2019 1     Source Energy  
Total 61 59 120    

New, still existing, companies since 2000

Net
(c)
32
50
82
   
* Does not exist as an individual company any more
** Has been prequalified as operator
a) New evaluation due to sales of large portion of portfolio to Lundin
b) New company with same name started by key personell
c) If operator status is given, the company is omitted from licensee listing

As can be seen from the list of pre-qualified players, there is substantial diversity both as regards nationality, size and experience.

This is in line with the authorities' objectives of increasing competition on the Norwegian continental shelf

New companies undergoing evaluation

The following companies have applied for pre-qualification either as a licensee or as an operator (Op) on the Norwegian shelf:

JAPEX
NCS E&P 
RN Nordic Oil (op)
Edge Petroleum
Antares Norge
Inpex Norge AS (op)
M Vest Energy (op)
Chrysaor Norge (op)

Number of requalifications

Number of requalifications

Updated: 21/03/2019