NPD: preliminary production figures for February 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s preliminary production figures for February 2015 indicate an average daily production of about 1 925 000 bbls of oil, NGL and condensate.

This is 6000 bbls per day (about 0.3%) less than in January 2015. Total gas sales were about 10.1 billion Sm3, which is 0.2 GSm3 less than previous month.

The average daily liquid production in February was: 1 548 000 bbls of oil, 332 000 bbls of NGL and 45 000 bbls of condensate. The oil production is 0.3% above the oil production in February last year.

The following fields had reduced production in February due to various technical problems: Brynhild, Draugen, Ekofisk and Eldfisk. The Gudrun field has been shut down since the 18th of February due to a gas leak.

The oil production is about 2% above the NPD’s prognosis for the month.

The total petroleum production for the first two months in 2015 is about 38.5 million Sm3 oil equivalents. (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 14.5 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 3.6 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 20.4 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale. The total volume is 1.1 MSm3 o.e. higher than for the same period in 2014. 

Final production figures from January 2014 show an average daily production of about 1.544 million bbls of oil, 0.388 million bbls of NGL and condensate and a total of 10.3 billion Sm3 saleable gas production.


Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

Published on 12/03/2015


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