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March 2009

09/05/2009 Press release 24/2009: The average daily production was about 2 149 000 barrels of oil, about 300 000 barrels of NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) and about 89 000 barrels of condensate, in total of 2 538 000 barrels liquid.

In March 22.2 million standard cubic metres of oil equivalents (Sm3 o.e.) were produced. This is 0.3 million standard cubic metres more than in March 2008.

Oil Gas Condensate NGL SUM
Period mill.Sm3 bill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3 mill.Sm3o.e.
March 2009 10.6  9.7  0.4  1.5  22.2 
March 2008 10.5  9.5  0.3  1.5  21.9 
Difference 0.1  0.2  0.1  0.0  0.3 


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 65.9 million Sm3 o.e. This is 1.6 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-Mar 30.6  29.8  1.3  4.2  65.9  
Jan-Mar 30.9  27.9  1.1  4.3  64.2 
Difference -0.3  1.8  0.2  -0.1  1.6 


Preliminary production figures for April 2009 show an average daily production of about 1.993 million barrels of oil and  0.350 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 8.6 billion Sm3 net gas production in April.

Production from the Statfjord B installation has been partly closed due to planned maintenance in April.

Production from the Valhall, Hod and Urd fields have been reduced due to technical problems and Vigdis due to pigging operation.

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

Please note that updated production figures for the Norwegian continental shelf can be found at NPD’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