Petoro - a driving force on the Norwegian continental shelf

SDFI and Petoro annual report 2017
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The Norwegian state has large holdings in oil and gas licences on Norway’s continental shelf (NCS) through the State’s Direct Financial Interest (SDFI). These are managed by Petoro AS. The company’s most important job is to help ensure the highest possible value creation from the SDFI – value which benefits the whole of Norway.

Chief executive

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2017 proved the possibilities - now the good work must continue

Directors’ report

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The directors’ report describes financial and operational results for the SDFI and Petoro AS. Furthermore developments in the environment and outlook are discussed.

Key figures

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Net income for the portfolio in 2016 came to NOK 99 billion, compared with NOK 57 billion the year before. Total operating revenue was NOK 151 billion, compared with NOK 121 billion in 2016.


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The letter of assignment describes the framework and priorities, targets and reporting requirements for the company in 2017. In this chapter Petoro describes the company's performance in relation to this.

Corporate governance

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Managing huge assets on behalf of the Norwegian state makes big demands on corporate governance  in Petoro that  meet expectiations from stakeholders and the society. 

Social responsibility

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Petoro undertakes to pursue its business activities in an ethically acceptable, sustainable and responsible manner.

Accounts SDFI

Managing the portfolio is subject to the accounting regulations for the government. Accounts for the portfolio are presented both on the cash basis used by the government and in accordance with the Norwegian Accounting Act.

Accounts Petoro AS

The company maintains separate accounts for all transactions relating to the participatory interests, so that revenue and expenses for the portfolio are kept apart from operation of the company. Petoro’s operating revenue takes the form of a contribution from the government. Group accounts also include the accounts for Petoro Iceland AS.

Board of Directors



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