Johan Sverdrup rectifies Norway's disappointing output

The major field has counterbalanced 28 months of oil output below expected levels on the Norwegian shelf.

Photo: Ints Kalnins/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Fresh reports confirm the already well-known fact that Johan Sverdrup is a serious driving force for the Norwegian oil industry – but not only that. The field's output has been so considerable that it has been able to make up for output levels that have for a long time generally been lower than expected on the Norwegian shelf, Bloomberg writes based on figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

The figures show that while 2019 has overall seen output levels stoop below expectations, Johan Sverdrup broke the long-running trend in its first active month of October, securing output for the Norwegian shelf that was higher than estimated.

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