2016 was a challenging year for the oil industry in Norway and globally. We delivered an excellent HSE performance and satisfactory financial results under the circumstances. The operational efficiency was high in the Norway business unit, and we exceeded our production target,’ says Trond-Erik Johansen, President Europe and North Africa for ConocoPhillips.
Net production in 2016 totaled 44.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. This corresponds to a daily average of 121,012 barrels of oil equivalent. This represents an increase of 1.8 percent compared to 2015, when average production was 118,900 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Total revenues in 2016 amounted to 14,842 million kroner. Income from operations was 1,444 million kroner, a decline of 3,033 million kroner compared with 2015. The decrease is mainly due to lower realized market prices, partly offset by the exchange rate movement and increased sales volumes. Income taxes totaled 620 million kroner in 2016, compared with 2,075 million kroner in 2015.
The years ahead
'ConocoPhillips has a long-term strategy in Norway - to be a key player on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2050. We were awarded six production licenses, three as operator in the APA 2016 licensing round. The awards prove our standing with the Norwegian authorities and our long-term perspective in Norway,’ says Trond-Erik Johansen.
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