More specifically, overall gas sales reached 9.9 billion Sm3 (GSm3), marking a reduction of 0.1 GSm3 from April. In addition, average daily liquids production in May was 1,250,000 barrels of oil, 319,000 barrels of NGL and 29,000 barrels of condensate.


What is more, oil production in May is 5.4% less than the NPD’s forecast, and 2.5% lower than the forecast so far this year.

The main reasons that production in May was below forecast is technical problems and maintenance work on some fields

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate stated.

Furthermore, the total petroleum production for the first five months in 2019 is approximately 93.4 million Sm3oil equivalents (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows:

  • 32.9 MSm3 o.e. of oil;
  • 8,6 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate;
  • 51.9 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale.

Finally, the total volume is 3.2 MSm3 o.e. less than in 2018.

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Credit: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

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