There are some newcomers such as bayerngas concedo

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Unformatted text preview: awarded 52 (APA) production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2007.9 The production licenses are divided between the North Sea (24), the Norwegian Sea (21) and the Barents Sea (7). The 52 licenses were selected from 113 applications. There are some newcomers such as Bayerngas, Concedo, Dana Petroleum, etc., but some of the biggest companies are absent, such as BP and Chevron (see the list of operators and companies in Annex 1). The today top 10 producing companies on the Norwegian continental shelf are: StatoilHydro, Petoro, ExxonMobil, Total, ConocoPhillips, Shell, Eni, BP, Idemitsu and Talisman. The American companies play a very important role. It started with the very first production license being awarded to Esso (ExxonMobil today). Today ConocoPhillips is investing heavily to expand production. Marathon’s approach to the Alvheim field development has also helped unlock resources in the surrounding areas. Three of the top 10 producing companies on the Norwegian continental she...
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