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West Alpha offshore platform, Norway, photo credit: Bjarne P Hovland

ExxonMobil in Norway

ExxonMobil is Norway’s oldest energy company – established in 1893. The company is the only integrated oil and gas company in Norway with the complete value chain.

ExxonMobil in Norway includes several companies – Esso Norge AS, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS, and ExxonMobil Production Norway Inc. – all of which are affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

The company’s headquarters are located at Forus in Sandnes municipality, from where all upstream activities are coordinated. ExxonMobil’s marketing activities are operated from the Skøyen office in Oslo, while the refinery is located at Slagentangen in Tønsberg.

ExxonMobil is one of the largest non-Norwegian oil and gas producers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, participating in more than 20 producing oil and gas fields operated by other companies (Statoil and Shell). In 2016, ExxonMobil's net production from these fields was around 170,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent.

The refinery at Slagentangen has a processing capacity of 6 million tons of crude oil per year, or 121 thousand barrels per day. ExxonMobil has a market share of approximately 20 percent of total Norwegian sales of oil-derived products. The company markets both Esso and Mobil branded products. The number of Esso branded petrol stations is around 250.

Non-operated production

2015-2016 marked the start-up of Åsgard Subsea Compression Station, a milestone for new technology in the future development of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. ExxonMobil is also participating in the Ormen Lange Onshore Compression Project at Nyhamna, with completion expected in 2017. 

The Trestakk Project was accepted in November 2016, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was finally approved by the government in April 2017. The company is working actively towards maturing the projects Snorre Expansion and Fram Gas Processing for PDO delivery and final approval in the course of 2017. ExxonMobil is also participating in the development of the GRAND project, north of Grane.