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Statoil's Visund field. Image courtesy of Kjetil Alsvik/Statoil.

Output from Norwegian oil fields has fallen 3 percent since December according to a report published Friday by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Preliminary production figures for January indicate an average daily production of about 1, 931, 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, a  59,000 bpd drop from December.

Total January gas sales were about 10.3 billion standard cubic meters, a 0.6 Sm3 drop from the previous month.

Despite the drop Norway’s January production numbers are about 1 percent higher than the NPD’s initial forecast.

The Draugen, Ekofisk, Valhall and Visund fields all saw reduced production in January due to technical problems, the NPD said.

Total production in January was about 19.8 million Sm3 oil equivalent with about 7.6 million Sm3 of oil, 1.9 million Sm3 of NGL and condensate and about 10 million Sm3 of gas for sale.

January’s total production volume came in at 0.2 million Sm3 higher than total production during the same month in 2014.