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12/10/2004 Press release 17/2004: During the month of August 17.9 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) were produced. This is 2.1 million Sm3 o.e. lower than during August 2003.
Production is lower due to planned maintenance shut-ins of several fields together with technical problems on other fields. The average daily production was about 2 539 000 barrels oil, about 107 100 barrels NGL and about 86 200 barrels condensate.
So far this year the total production is about 174.9 million Sm3 o.e. This is 3.1 million Sm3 o.e. more than in the same period last year. During this time frame, approx. 110.7 million Sm3 oil has been produced, only 0.6 percent lower than the NPD prediction for the same period.
Preliminary production figures show an average daily production of about 2.598 million barrels oil for September 2004. Final figures will be published in the beginning of November 2004.
Please note that the table with updated production figures for the Norwegian shelf has been moved to the NPDS's fact-pages. The overview shows complete history per field and total production per month and year.
Rune Hult, telephone: 51 87 60 77