“OFFB offers the best solution for emergency preparedness, both in terms of experience and breadth of services. OFFB was therefore a natural choice for us, when we start drilling our second own-operated well on the Norwegian continental shelf this summer, in the Copernicus prospect off Brønnøysund in Nordland county,” says Marek Woszczyk, general manager of PGNiG Upstream Norway.
The Norwegian company is wholly-owned by Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA, which is the biggest petroleum exploration and production company in Poland. PGNiG was listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2005, and the Polish state is its biggest shareholder.
PGNiG Upstream Norway has been active on the Norwegian continental shelf since 2007. The company has expanded through a series of successful investments and acquisitions. In 2021, it acquired INEOS E&P Norge.
The main objective of PGNiG Upstream Norway is to secure the supply of gas and oil to the PGNiG Group. The hydrocarbons will be transported to Poland through the Baltic Pipe. Together with its partners, PGNiG Upstream Norway has participated in the drilling of more than 50 exploration- and production wells, resulting in significant oil and gas discoveries such as Ærfugl, Shrek and Warka.
PGNiG Upstream Norway holds shares in nine producing fields on the NCS today. These are Skarv, Morvin, Vilje, Vale, Gina Krog, Skogul, Ærfugl, Kvitebjørn and Valemon. It also has shares in seven projects with plans for development: Ærfugl phase 2, Gråsel, Duva, Tommeliten Alpha, King Lear, Alve Nord and Shrek. The company holds shares in a total of 60 licenses on the NCS.
PGNiG Upstream Norway’s head office is in Stavanger.
Managing Director of OFFB, Ole Jacob Haug, and general manager of PGNiG Upstream Norway, Marek Woszczyk.