09/09/2010 The average daily production in July 2010 was about 2 117 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 245 000 barrels more than in June 2010. Gas production was about 7.6 billion Sm3, which is 0.9 billion Sm3 less than in June.
The liquid production in July was: 1 800 000 barrels of oil, 253 000 barrels of NGL and 64 000 barrels of condensate.
Production from the Vale field was closed due to technical problems and production from Gullfaks C and Tordis was closed periodically due to well problems.
So far this year the average daily production has been about 1.8 million barrels of oil and the total liquid production about 2.2 million barrels. Total production so far is about 138.4 million Sm3 o.e.: Oil about 62.3 million Sm3 o.e., NGL and condensate about 11.8 million Sm3 o.e. and gas about 64.4 million Sm3 o.e.. This is 2.9 million Sm3 o.e. less than in the same period in 2009.
So far in 2010 we are still producing more liquid than gas, but if you include NGL (which comes from gas production), more than half of the production measured in oil equivalents now gas.
Preliminary production figures from August 2010 show an average daily production of about 1.619 million barrels of oil, 0.204 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 6.0 billion Sm3 net gas production.
Production from several fields was closed periodically during August due to planned maintenance.
Final figures for July will be available during October 2010.
Contact in the NPD:
Rune Hult, tel. +47 51 87 60 77