11/05/2005 Press release 8/2005 During the month of March 23.5 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) were produced. This is 0.4 million Sm3 o.e. lower than during March 2004.
The average daily production was about 2 717 000 barrels oil, about 294 000 barrels NGL and about 150 000 barrels condensate. The decrease in production is due to technical problems and reduced production on Snorre and Draugen.
So far this year the total production is about 66.9 million Sm3 o.e. This is 4.3 million Sm3 o.e. less than in the same period last year. Production is lower due to production stoppage and technical problems on several fields.
Preliminary production figures for April shows an increase in oil production. Average daily production is about 2.738 million barrels oil and 0.426 million barrels NGL and condensate. Final figures will be published in the beginning of June 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