Norwegian production fell nearly 20% in September, according to new Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) figures.
Preliminary production figures for last month show an average daily production of 1,591,000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 344,000 barrels per day, or 18%, compared to August.
Oil production alone is down 11% year-on-year and fell 4% short of the NPD’s predictions.
The decreased was attributed to field shut-ins. Production on Goliat re-started on the 27th September.
The total petroleum production for the first nine months in 2016 is about 169.5 million Sm3 oil equivalents (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 68.7 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 16.4 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 84.4 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale. The total volume is 1.4 MSm3 o.e. higher than in 2015.
Final production figures from August 2016 show an average daily production of about 1.572 million barrels of oil, 0.364 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 8.0 billion Sm3 saleable gas production.