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13/09/2012 Preliminary production figures for August 2012 indicate an average daily production of about 1 836 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 45 000 barrels per day less than in July 2012.
Total gas sales were about 8.2 billion Sm3, which is 0.8 billion Sm3 less than the previous month.
The average daily liquid production in August was: 1 506 000 barrels of oil, 265 000 barrels of NGL and 64 000 barrels of condensate.
The total oil production on the Norwegian shelf is below the prognosis for July (3 per cent) and this is mainly due to planned maintenance on the following fields: Glitne, Snorre, Tordis and Åsgard. Both The Valhall and Hod fields have been closed for the whole month due to preparation work in front of production start for a new platform. The production is also about 0.5 percent below the cumulative prognosis this year.
The total petroleum production for the first eight months of 2012 is about 154.0 million Sm3 oil equivalents. (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 61.8 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 15.4 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 76.9 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale. The total volume is 9.3 MSm3 o.e. larger than for the same period 2011.
Final production figures for July 2012 show an average daily production of about 1.500 million barrels of oil, 0.380 million barrels of NGL and condensate, and a total of 9.0 billion Sm3 saleable gas production.
Preliminary production figures for September will be published in October 2012.
Contact in the NPD:
Rune Hult, tel. +47 51 87 60 77