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ExxonMobil in Norway includes several companies – i.e. Esso Norge AS, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS, and ExxonMobil Production Norway Inc. – all of which are affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the USA. Esso Norge AS is involved in upstream and downstream activities in Norway. Here we use the term ExxonMobil when referring to the companies’ activities in Norway.

The company’s headquarters are located at Forus in Sandnes municipality, from where the 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.


For several years ExxonMobil has been one of the largest non-Norwegian oil and gas producers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The total ExxonMobil production in Norway in 2016 reached around 225,000 oil equivalent (o.e.) barrels per day. In 2017 the company sold its ownership interests in the ExxonMobil operated fields Balder, Jotun Ringhorne and Ringhorne East to Point Resources. ExxonMobil continues to hold ownership interests in over 20 producing oil and gas fields operated by others. In 2016 the company’s net production from these fields was around 170,000 o.e. barrels per day.


The refinery at Slagentangen has a processing capacity of 6 million tons of crude oil per year, and its production is based on crude oil from the North Sea. In 2016 ExxonMobil had a market share of approx. 20 per cent of total Norwegian sales of oil products. In 2017 the company sold its retail petrol stations business to the Irish company DCC plc. In line with long term agreements for the use of the Esso brand and the supplies of fuels from ExxonMobil the approximately 250 petrol stations will continue to be Esso branded stations, and the company will continue to market both Esso and Mobil branded products.


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.

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