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14/03/2013 Preliminary production figures for February 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 789 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 88 000 barrels per day (about 5 percent) less than in January 2013.
Total gas sales were about 8.8 billion Sm3, which is 1.7 GSm3 less than the previous month.
The average daily liquid production in February was: 1 441 000 barrels of oil, 286 000 barrels of NGL and 61 000 barrels of condensate.
The following fields had reduced production in February due to various technical problems: Oseberg, Skarv, Troll and Valhall. Grane had reduced production for one week due to maintenance work.
The oil production is about 0.5 percent below the NPD’s prognosis so far this year.
The total petroleum production for the first two months in 2013 is about 36.5 million standard cubic meters oil equivalents. (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 13.7 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 3.5 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 19.3 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale. The total volume is 5.4 MSm3 o.e. less than for the same period in 2012.
Final production figures from January 2013 show an average daily production of about 1.484 million barrels of oil, 0.392 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 10.5 billion Sm3 saleable gas production.
Contact in the NPD:
Rune Hult, tel. +47 51 87 60 77