Norsk Hydro ASA

Norsk Hydro is an industrial company based on the use of natural resources, with the aim of meeting needs for food, energy and materials.

Hydro is a major player in the field of energy production and downstream utilization, with the most important forms of energy being hydroelectric power, oil and gas. The center of gravity for our oil and gas operations is the Norwegian continental shelf, but the company also holds promising positions in Angola and Canada. Efforts are focused on exploration and deep-water technology, as well as on efforts to increase recovery.

  • Operation and Production Norway
  • Exploration and Development Norway
  • Exploration and Production International
  • Oil Marketing
  • Energy
  • Technology and Projects
Other Businesses:
Hydro is involved in both primary production and the semi-fabrication of aluminium and magnesium. We are the major aluminium supplier in Europe and our activities in the American market are growing. The company is integrated throughout the value chain, from raw materials to the manufacture of aluminium extruded sections and sheet, as well as being a leading partner for the building and automotive industries. Coordination, and measures to enhance efficiency, strengthen our cost position.

Hydro is the world leading supplier of mineral fertilizer. We are growing globally based on a strong position in Western Europe, a world-wide trading organization and a highly efficient production and distribution network. Our expertise, combined with new methods of fertilization and even better products, enhances our ability to serve the market.

Address: P.O. Box 980 Skøyen
Oslo, N-0240
Contact: +47 22 53 81 00
+47 22 53 27 25

Recent Articles

Sentry Petroleum Appoints Former Norsk Hydro Analyst to Board of Directors
Monday, December 29, 2008 Sentry Petroleum announced that Arne Raabe has agreed to join the Board of Directors.
Hydro Under Investigation for Former Libya Oil Operations
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 The investigation report into Hydro's former oil operations in Libya and consultancy agreements relating to the company's international oil and gas operations was submitted today to the Norwegian National Authority.
SeaBird First Contract Award for SeaBed Operations
Monday, April 28, 2008 SeaBird has received a letter of award from Total E&P Angola for an ocean bottom nodes seismic acquisition survey in Angola. The concessionaire of Block 17 is Sonangol.
Norsk Hydro Votes in Hansen as Board Member
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Hansen replaces Svein Rennemo, who has asked to step down as member of the board.
NPD Issues Drilling Permit to StatoilHydro for West Alpha Rig
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted StatoilHydro Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6507/11-9, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Halliburton Optimization Technology Aids Oseberg Development
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Sperry Drilling Services used its new InSite ADR Azimuthal Deep Resistivity Sensor to assist Norsk Hydro in the optimization of well placement on its Oseberg Field development project in the North Sea.
Hydro to Terminate NYSE Listing
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Norsk Hydro ASA, on October 22, 2007 resolved to delist the Hydro share for the NYSE and terminate registration and reporting obligations to the SEC.
Norsk Hydro Elected New Board Members
Thursday, October 18, 2007 Billy Fredagsvik and Joern B. Lilleby have been elected members of Norsk Hydro's Board of Directors.
Aker Eyes North Sea Licenses
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Aker Exploration has entered into agreements with the international oil company Eni Norge to acquire ownership interests in two licenses in the vicinity of the Asgard field.
Hydro Celebrates Official Opening of the Ormen Lange Gas Field
Friday, October 05, 2007 Hydro celebrates the official opening of the Ormen Lange gas field on Saturday, October 6, 2007. This celebrations marks the completion of project director, Tom Rotjer’s final major oil and gas assignment.
StatoilHydro Now One
Monday, October 01, 2007 The merger between Norwegian companies Statoil and Norsk Hydro came to completion today with the first day of trading on the stock exchange as StatoilHydro.
Acergy Wins $58 Million Ormen Lange Contract
Friday, September 28, 2007 Acergy has been awarded a $58 million contract for the installation of a MEG line and umbilical and tie-in on the Ormen Lange Southern field development project.
Shares of Newly Combined StatoilHydro to Begin Trade on October 1st
Thursday, September 27, 2007 The merger between Statoil and Norsk Hydro’s petroleum business is expected to be implemented on October 1, 2007. Shares in the new company will begin trading on that day.
Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen Leaves Hydro
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Executive VP Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen is leaving her position with Norsk Hydro. According to acting board chairperson, Elisabeth Grieg, an agreement was signed by both Grieg and Ditley-Simonsen in which an acceptable solution was reached.
Statoil, Hydro Merger to be Complete on October 1st
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 The merger between Statoil and Hydro's oil and gas activities is expected to be implemented before the markets open on Monday October 1st.
Norsk Hydro Finds Gas Near Njord
Monday, September 17, 2007 Hydro is close to concluding the drilling of exploration well 6407/7-7S in the Njord area in the North Sea. There are proven gas/condensate reserves in the well.
Plexus Wins New Contract from Norsk Hydro
Monday, September 17, 2007 Plexus Holdings has signed a contract with Norsk Hydro Produksjon AS to supply a proprietary POS-GRIP® wellhead system for use in the Norwegian North Sea.
Grenland Wins Contract to Modify Oseberg Field Center
Monday, September 17, 2007 Grenland Group has been awarded an EPCI contract to modify the Oseberg Field Center so that it can operate at a lower production pressure.
Norsk Hydro Responds to Lifeboat Request from the PSA
Friday, September 14, 2007 Hydro sent a letter to the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority outlining the measures taken by the company following new trials to test lifeboat operation in difficult conditions.
Gas Production Begins at Ormen Lange
Thursday, September 13, 2007 Gas production from the Ormen Lange field on the Norwegian continental shelf began at 11:02 CET on September 13. Completion of this breakthrough development will make Norway the world's second-largest exporter of natural gas.