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14/01/2011 Preliminary production figures for December 2010 indicate an average daily production of about 2 138 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is the same as November 2010. Gas production was about 10.9 billion Sm3, which is 0.8 billion Sm3 more than in November.
The average daily liquid production in December was: 1 814 000 barrels of oil, 252 000 barrels of NGL and 72 000 barrels of condensate.
Production from some fields was reduced periodically in December due to various technical problems.
In 2010 the average daily production was about 1.8 million barrels of oil, which is marginally less than the NPD’s forecast. The forecast includes Yme which has not started production yet. The total production of liquids was about 2.1 million barrels.
Total production for 2010 is about 230.3 million Sm3 o.e. (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 104.4 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 19.5 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 106.4 MSm3 o.e. of gas. This is 9.9 MSm3 o.e. less than in 2009.
Final production figures from November 2010 show an average daily production of about 1.790 million barrels of oil, 0.353 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 10.1 billion Sm3 net gas production.
Preliminary figures for January will be published in February 2011.
Contact in the NPD:
Rune Hult, tel. +47 51 87 60 77