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08/10/2010 The average daily production in August 2010 was about 1 818 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 300 000 barrels less than in July 2010. Gas production was about 6.0 billion Sm3, which is 1.5 billion Sm3 less than in July.
The liquid production in August was: 1 603 000 barrels of oil, 170 000 barrels of NGL and 45 000 barrels of condensate.
Production from several fields and the Kårstø plant was closed periodically during August due to planned maintenance.
So far this year the average daily production has been about 1.8 million barrels of oil, which is marginally less than the NPD’s forecast, and the total liquid production about 2.2 million barrels. Total production for the first 8 months of this year is about 153.3 million Sm3 o.e., broken down as follows: oil about 70.1 million Sm3 o.e., NGL and condensate about 12.8 million Sm3 o.e. and gas about 70.4 million Sm3 o.e.. This is 6.4 million Sm3 o.e. less than in the same period in 2009.
Preliminary production figures from September 2010 show an average daily production of about 1.572 million barrels of oil, 0.205 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 5.7 billion Sm3 net gas production.
Production from several fields and the Kårstø plant was closed periodically during September due to planned maintenance.
Final figures for July will be available during November 2010.
Contact in the NPD:
Rune Hult, tel. +47 51 87 60 77