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August 2005

07/10/2005 Press release 20/2005 During the month of  August 20.7 million  standard cubic meters of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) were produced. This is 2.8 million Sm3 o.e. (16 percent) higher than during August 2004.

The average daily production was about 2 509 000 barrels oil, about 267 000 barrels NGL and about 134 000 barrels condensate.


Oil Gas Condensate NGL Sum
Period mill.Sm3 bill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3o.e.
August 2005 12.4 6.3 0.7 1.3 20.7
August 2004 12.5 4.4 0.4 0.7 17.9
Difference -0.1 1.9 0.3 0.6 2.8


So far this year the total production is about 170.9 million Sm3 o.e. This is 5.6 million Sm3 o.e. (3 percent) less than in the same period last year.
Production is lower due to production stoppage and technical problems on several fields.


Oil Gas Condensate NGL Sum
Period mill.Sm3 bill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3o.e.
Jan-Aug 2005 99.6 55.3 5.7 10.3 170.9
Jan-Aug 2004 110.7 50.9 6.2 8.7 176.5
Difference -11.1 4.4 -0.5 1.6 -5.6


Preliminary production figures for September shows steady production. Average daily production is about 2.571 million barrels oil and 0.350 million barrels NGL and condensate. Final figures will be published in the beginning of  November 2005.

Please note that the table with updated production figures for the Norwegian shelf has been moved to the NPD'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