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21/01/2019 Preliminary production figures for December 2018 show an average daily production of 1 849 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 26 000 barrels per day compared to November.
Total gas sales were 10.8 billion Sm3 (GSm3), which is an increase of 0.6 GSM3 from the previous month.
Average daily liquids production in December was: 1 504 000 barrels of oil, 318 000 barrels of NGL and 27 000 barrels of condensate.
Oil production for December is about 2.5 percent below the NPD’s forecast for the month and about 4 percent below the forecast for 2018.
The main reasons that production in December was below forecast is technical problems on some fields.
The figures for 2018 in the press release includes volumes of approximately 0,1 million standard cubic metres (Sm3)oil from the test production of the 7220/11-1 (Alta) discovery, which took place from June to August 2018.
As of today, this is not published on the FactPages, but will be soon.
The total petroleum production in 2018 was about 229,1 million Sm3 oil equivalents (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 86.3 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 21.2 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 121.7 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale.
The total volume is 9.3 MSm3 o.e. lower than in 2017.