July 2004

09/09/2004 Press release 16/2004: Production figures from the Norwegian continental shelf, July 200414,3 million Sm3 oil were produced on the Norwegian Shelf in July. This is 0,3 million Sm3 higher than July 2003. The production of oil is stable so far in 2004 at an average of 2,9 million barrels per day.

During July, Ekofisk and Troll were the two largest producers each with 1,5 million barrels of oil.

Production of oil and gas from the Norwegian continental shelf is stable. During the month of July 21.5 million  standard cubic meters of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) were produced. This is 0.2 million Sm3 o.e. lower than during July 2003. The average daily production was about 2 900 000 barrels oil, about  203 600 barrels NGL and about 178 500 barrels condensate.

Oil Gas Condensate NGL Sum
Period mill.Sm3 bill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3o.e
July 2004 14.3 5.3 0.9 1.0 21.5
July 2003 14.0 5.6 1.1 1.0 21.7
Difference 0.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

So far this year the total production is about 156.6 million Sm3 o.e. This is 4.9 million Sm3 o.e. more than in the same period last year. During this time frame, approx. 98.1 million Sm3 oil has been produced, only 0.9 percent lower than the NPD prediction for the same period.

Oil Gas Condensate NGL Sum
Period mill.Sm3 bill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3o.e.
Jan-July 2004 98.1 45.3 6.5 6.7 156.6
Jan-July 2003 96.8 41.4 7.0 6.5 151.7
Difference 1.3 3.9 -0.5 0.2 4.9

Preliminary production figures show an average daily production of about 2.558 million barrels oil for August 2004. The reduction is due to planned shut-downs. Final figures will be published in the beginning of October 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.

Contact information
Rune Hult, telephone: 51 87 60 77  

Updated: 21/12/2009