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10/10/2013 Preliminary production figures for September 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 598 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
This is 287 000 barrels per day (about 15 percent) less than in August 2013. Total gas sales were about 7.9 billion Sm3, which is 0,6 GSm3 more than the previous month.
The average daily liquid production in August was: 1 325 000 barrels of oil, 202 000 barrels of NGL and 70 000 barrels of condensate. The oil production is above the NPD’s prognosis for September and above the oil production in September last year.
The following fields had reduced production in September due to planned maintenance work: Draugen, Kristin, Norne, Skuld, Tordis, Tyrihans, Vigdis og Åsgard. The Kårstø plant was also shut-in for 3 weeks in September due to planned maintenance work. The Njord field has been shut down since the 27th of July and will most probably not be back in production until summer 2014, due to reinforcements in the platform structure.
So far this year the oil production is about 1.0 percent above the NPD’s prognosis.
The total petroleum production for the first nine months in 2013 is about 159.3 million standard cubic meters oil equivalents. (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 63.4 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 16.2 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 79.7 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale. The total oil volume is 4.2 MSm3 o.e.. This is about 6 percent less than for the same period in 2012.
Final production figures from August 2013 show an average daily production of about 1.532 million barrels of oil, 0.360 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 7.3 billion Sm3 saleable gas production.
Contact in the NPD:
Rune Hult, tel. +47 51 87 60 77