is the main theme of Petoro’s participation at the ONS 2014 oil show in Stavanger from 25-28 August. On behalf of the Norwegian government, the company spent NOK 16 billion on production wells last year – or almost half the total investment made in the State’s Direct Financial Interest (SDFI) on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
The combination of higher drilling costs and lower production per well poses a threat to profitability on the NCS. Petoro wants to see a halving of drilling costs and a doubling in the annual number of production wells drilled from fixed installations.
Interviews in the Petoro Perspective magazine with petroleum and energy minister Tord Lien and industry leaders reveal broad agreement that the cost problem must be overcome collectively.