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12/04/2005 Press release 7/2005: During the month of February 20.8 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) were produced. This is 2.0 million Sm3 o.e. lower than during February 2004.
The average daily production was about 2 657 000 barrels oil, about 283 000 barrels NGL and about 152 000 barrels condensate.
The decrease in production is due to planned maintenance, technical problems, reduced production on Snorre and delays in drilling programs on several fields.
So far this year the total production is about 43.3 million Sm3 o.e. This is 3.9 million Sm3 o.e. less than in the same period last year. Test production from 34/10-48 S Topas, just north of Gullfaks, started in February.
Preliminary production figures for March 2005 shows a marked increase in oil production. Average daily production is about 2.748 million barrels oil and 0.469 million barrels NGL and condensate. Final figures will be published in the beginning of May 2005.
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