This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Rystad Energy's Gullkronen. The purpose of Gullkronen is to recognize companies, teams or people who have shown outstanding achievements on the NCS during the previous year.

Gullkronen 2018 will take place on Thursday, 01 February 2018 at Wallmans Oslo.

Nine prizes will be awarded - Four for E&P achievements, Three for the Oil Service sector, a Green Award and an "Honour Award".

For the Gullkronen 2018 winners, jury’s reasonings and winners' images click here.

The jury consists of industry and Rystad Energy representatives.



Explorer of the Year

Nominees: Aker BP, Cairn Energy, Lundin Norway, Statoil

Winner: Lundin Norway


Business Developer of the Year

Nominees: Aker BP, CapeOmega, Pandion Energy, Point Resources

Winner: Aker BP


Project Developer of the Year

Nominees: Statoil (Gina Krog), Statoil (Oseberg WF), Statoil (Polarled), Wintershall (Maria)

Winner: Wintershall (Maria)


Field Operator of the Year

Nominees: Aker BP (Alvheim), ConocoPhillips (Ekofisk), ConocoPhillips (Eldfisk), Statoil (Grane)

Winner: ConocoPhillips (Ekofisk)


New Venture of the Year

Nominees: Ace Oil Tools, Fuglesangs Subsea, Halfwave, Vision iO

Winner: Vision iO


Globetrotter of the Year

Nominees: Autronica Fire and Security, Høegh LNG, Resman, Tampnet

Winner: Resman


Business Success of the Year

Nominees: Beerenberg, Mento, Subsea 7, Sverdrup Steel

Winner: Beerenberg


Green Initiator of the Year

Nominees: Aker BP, Eidesvik, Statoil, Total

Winner: Statoil


The Honour Award of the Year was given out to Gro Harlem Brundtland

The jury consists of industry and Rystad Energy representatives.


Media Kit:

Gullkronen 2018 Press Release: Announcement of Winners
Gullkronen 2018 Winner's pictures and jury's reasonings

Gullkronen 2018 Press Release: Announcement of Nominees

Gullkronen 2018 Press Release: Announcement of Winners

Gullkronen 2018 Nominees Advertisement
(published in Dagens Næringsliv, 26 Jan 2018)

Gullkronen 2018 Winners Advertisement
(published in Dagens Næringsliv, 2 Feb 2018)


Logo Gullkronen 2018 - Turquoise

Logo Gullkronen 2018 - Gold

Gullkronen Factsheet
Gullkronen Backgrounder
Gullkronen Award Presenters
Gullkronen Media Contacts



Julia Weiss - SVP Marketing
+47 24 00 42 90

Erik Wold - Senior Partner & Head of Technology
24 00 42 00


Find the winners of Gullkronen 2017 here.

Find the winners of Gullkronen 2016 here.

Find the winners of Gullkronen 2015 here.

Find the winners of Gullkronen 2014 here.

Find the winners of Gullkronen 2013 here.