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April 2009

12/06/2009 Press release 35/2009: The average daily production was about 1 989 000 barrels of oil, about 288 000 barrels of NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) and about 83 000 barrels of condensate, in total of 2 361 000 barrels liquid.

In April 20.0 million standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) were produced. This is 0.1 million standard cubic metres more than in April 2008.

Oil Gas Condensate NGL SUM
Period mill.Sm3 bill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3o.e.
April 2009 9.5  8.7  0.4  1.4  20.0 
April 2008 9.7  8.5  0.4  1.3  19.9 
Difference -0.2  0.2  0.0  0.1  0.1 


Production from the Statfjord B installation has been partly closed due to planned maintenance and production from the Valhall, Hod and Urd fields have been reduced due to technical problems and Vigdis due to piging operation.

So far this year the average daily production has been about 2.1 million barrels of oil and the total liquid production  about 2.5 million barrels. The total production so far is about 85.9 million Sm3 o.e. This is 1.7 million Sm3 o.e. more 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-Apr. 40.1  38.5  1.7  5.5  85.9 
Jan-Apr. 40.6  36.5  1.4  5.7  84.2 
Difference -0.5  2.0  0.3  -0.2  1.7 


Preliminary production figures for May 2009 show an average daily production of about 1.789 million barrels of oil and  0.339 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 7.9 billion Sm3 net gas production in May.

Production from Alvheim, Draugen, Kvitebjørn, Njord, Tordis and Statfjord fields have been partly closed due to planned maintenance in May. Valhall and Hod fields have been closed whole month due to corrosion problems.

Final figures will be available in the beginning of July 2009.

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 2006-2009

Production of oil, NGL and condensate on the NCS 2006-2009

million bbls per day

 

Contact in the NPD:
Rune Hult, tel. +47 51 87 60 77

Updated: 10/12/2009