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12/10/2011 Preliminary production figures for September 2011 indicate an average daily production of about 1 892 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is a decrease of 105 000 barrels compared to August.
Gas production was about 7.4 billion Sm3, which is 0.5 billion Sm3 less than the previous month.
The average daily liquid production in September was: 1 557 000 barrels of oil, 256 000 barrels of NGL and 79 000 barrels of condensate.
Grane has reduced production in September due to planned maintenance and technical problems afterwards. Still total oil production is somewhat higher than the NPD’s prognosis for the year to date.
Total production for the first nine months of 2011 is about 160.6 million Sm3 oil equivalents. (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 73.3 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 14.4 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 72.9 MSm3 o.e. of gas. This is 7.6 MSm3 o.e. less than in the same period in 2010.
Final production figures from August 2011 show an average daily production of about 1.623 million barrels of oil, 0.375 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 7.9 billion Sm3 net gas production.
Preliminary production figures for October will be published in November 2011.
Contact in the NPD:
Rune Hult, tel. +47 51 87 60 77