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October 2008

10/12/2008 Press release 66/2008: The average daily production was about 2 179 000 barrels of oil, about 270 000 barrels of NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) and about 62 000 barrels of condensate, a total of 2 511 000 barrels of liquid.

In October 21.2 million standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) were produced. This is 0.2 million Sm3 o.e. less than in October 2007.


Oil Gas Condensate NGL SUM
Period mill.Sm3 bill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3o.e.
October 2008 10.7  8.8  0.3  1.3  21.2 
October 2007 10.8  8.4  0.3  1.4  21.0 
Difference -0.1  0.4  0.0  -0.1  0.2 

 

Production from the Kristin, Oseberg Øst and Snøhvit fields have been partly closed due to planned maintenance in October. The Kvitebjørn field has been closed and Visund field has had reduced production due to leakage in a gas pipe.

So far this year the average daily production has been about 2.1 million barrels of oil and a total of about 2.4 million barrels of liquid. The total production is about 197.9 million Sm3 o.e. This is 2.6 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-Oct 2008 101.5  79.8  2.3  13.3  197.9 
Jan-Oct 2007 107.1  71.9  2.8  13.6  195.3 
Difference -5.6  7.9  0.5  -0.3  2.6 


Preliminary production figures for November 2008 show an average daily production of about 2.169 million barrels of oil and 0.350 million barrels of NGL and condensate.

The Kvitebjørn field has been closed the whole month due to leakage in a gaspipe.

The final figures will be available in the beginning of January 2009.

Please note that updated production figures for the Norwegian continental shelf can be found at the NPDS’s fact-pages.

The overview shows a 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