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May 2008

17/07/2008 Press release 39/2008: The average daily production was about 2 177 000 barrels of oil, about 304 000 barrels of NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) and about 70 000 barrels of condensate, a total of 2 550 000 barrels of liquid.

In May 20.2 million standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) were produced. This is 1.3 million Sm3 o.e. higher than in May 2007.


Oil Gas Condensate NGL SUM
Period mill.Sm3 bill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3o.e.
May 2008 10.7  7.7  0.3  1.5  20.2 
May 2007 10.4  6.8  0.3  1.4  18.9 
Difference 0.3  0.9  0.0  0.1  1.3 

 

Snøhvit field was closed 3 weeks in May according to plan.

So far this year the average daily production has been just above 2.1 million barrels of oil. The total production is about 104.4 million Sm3 o.e. This is 2.1 million Sm3 o.e. higher than in the same period last year.


Oil Gas Condensate NGL SUM
Period mill.Sm3 bill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3o.e.
Jan-May 2008 51.3  44.1  1.8  7.2  104.4 
Jan May 2007 55.6  38.1  1.4  7.2  102.3 
Difference -4.3  6.0  0.4  0.0  2.1 

 

Preliminary production figures for June 2008 show an average daily production of about 1.930 million barrels of oil and 0.272 million barrels of NGL and condensate.

Several fields have been partly closed due to planned maintenance in June.

Final figures will be available in the beginning of August 2008.

Please note that updated production figures for the Norwegian continental shelf can be found at NPDS’s fact-pages. The overview shows complete history per field and total production per month and year.


Production of oil, NGL and condensate on the NCS 2006-2008


Production of oil, NGL and condensate on the NCS 2006-2008
million bbls per day



Contact in the NPD:

Rune Hult, tel. +47 51 87 60 77  

Updated: 14/12/2009