Petoro - a driving force on the Norwegian continental shelf

SDFI and Petoro annual report 2018
Johan Sverdrup DP jacket launch 2018. Foto: BO B. Randulff / Woldcam / Statoil


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

Grethe K. Moen. Foto: Anne Lise Norheim
2018 – a solid fountation has been made – let's use the opportunities

Directors’ report

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 PUD Foto: Christian Buch Hansen, Petoro
Directors´ Report
The directors’ report describes financial and operational results for the SDFI and Petoro AS. Furthermore developments in the environment and outlook are discussed.

Introduction & key figures

Johan Sverdrup ved Stord Foto: Ørjan Richardsen / Jan Arne Wold / Equinor
Introduction to the enterprise
Total appropriation to Petoro was NOK 280,3 million before VAT. At the end of the year, the company had 64 employees. Net cash flow was NOK 120 billion with a net profit in accordance with NGAAP at NOK 114 billion.

Activities and results

Askepott Oseberg Vestflanken 2 - Februar 2018 Foto: Erlend Hatteberg / CHC Helikopter Service
Activities and results in 2018
The letter of assignment describes the framework and priorities, targets and reporting requirements for the company in 2018. In this chapter Petoro describes the company's performance in relation to this.

Corporate governance

Melkøya - Foto: Ole Jørgen Bratland
Corporate Governance
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

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

Accounts SDFI

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

Accounts Petoro AS
Petoro’s operating revenue is annual appropriation from the government. Year in accounts have been set up in accordance with the provisions of the accounting act and Norwegian accounting standards or other enterprises. The company maintains seperate accounts for all transactions relating to the participatory interest in the  SDFI portfolio, so that revenue and expenses for the portfolio are kept apart from operation of the company.