Preliminary production figures for January 2021 show an average daily production of 2 137 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
Total gas sales were 10.4 billion Sm3 (GSm3), which is an increase of 0.1 GSm3 from the previous month.
Average daily liquids production in January was: 1 804 000 barrels of oil, 321 000 barrels of NGL and 12 000 barrels of condensate.
Oil production in January is equal to the NPD’s forecast.
Production January 2021
Oil production 2021
Liquid production 2021
Gas production 2021
The total petroleum production in January 2021 is about 20.9 million Sm3 oil equivalents (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 8.9 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 1.6 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 10.4 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale.
The total volume is 0.7 MSm3 o.e. higher than in January 2020.
There are vast proven gas resources on the Norwegian shelf which are currently without development plans. Much of this gas is located in tight reservoirs – which makes it difficult to produce.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has conducted a mapping of gas resources that, for various reasons, have yet to be developed. Several of these discoveries could be produced in a manner that is profitable from a socio-economic perspective.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Harbour Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 15/9-25 in production licence 1138, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is changing its name to the Norwegian Offshore Directorate as of 1 January 2024. The new name reflects the additional responsibilities assigned to the directorate in recent years.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy ASA drilling permit for well 35/11-28 S in production licence 248 C, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Neptune Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 35/6-4 A in production licence 929, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.