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Norway upstream 2016 in review: cost cuts, FIDs and big deals

Norway upstream 2016 in review: cost cuts, FIDs and big deals

Report summary

Norway’s upstream sector continued to feel the pain of low oil prices in 2016. Investment fell to a ten year low, exploration results were disappointing and large final investment decisions (FIDs) continued to be deferred. But there were rays of light. Companies were able to significantly cut costs, production remained high and M&A activity rose

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  • Executive summary
  • Exploration and appraisal
    • A sore year for exploration
    • Highly prospective Arctic acreage awarded
    • Improvements in drilling efficiency
  • Development Activity
    • Investment hits a ten year low
    • Johan Sverdrup props up spend
    • Shift in corporate landscape continues
    • Five developments brought onstream including first oil from the Barents
    • Norway continues to rank number one globally for FIDs
  • Production
    • Production remains stable
    • Maintenance activity increases as operators target future volumes
  • M&A
    • Norway strikes back and continues to stand out globally
    • BP and Det Norske merge to form Aker BP
    • Statoil shows faith in Lundin Petroleum
    • Gazprom makes its long-awaited entrance into Norway
    • Development opportunities and new entrants

In this report there are 20 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Exploration and appraisal
    • E&A drilling 2012-2016
    • Volumes discovered & average discovery sizes
    • Discoveries in 2016
    • Norwegian Barents Sea 23rd Round awards
    • Drilling costs and average well depths
    • Drilling efficiencies
  • Development Activity
    • Historical capital investment (2007 – 2016)
    • Top 10 assets by spend in 2016
    • Top companies by spend in 2016 v Norwegian share of global capex
    • Developments brought onstream in 2016
    • Norway upstream 2016 in review: cost cuts, FIDs and big deals: Table 3
    • Indicative cost deflation
    • Indicative cost deflation by category
    • Estimated breakeven price for projects that reached FID in 2016
  • Production
    • Norway upstream 2016 in review: cost cuts, FIDs and big deals: Image 12
    • Top 10 assets by liquid production
    • Top 10 assets by gas production
    • Norway upstream 2016 in review: cost cuts, FIDs and big deals: Image 15
  • M&A
    • Deal activity 2006 to 2016
    • Key deals involving Norwegian assets in 2016
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