Norway's oil and gas firm Equinor is considering selling its onshore shale assets in the Bakken field in the United States, Norwegian business daily Dagens Naeringsliv reported on Wednesday, citing a company executive.
"We have not made a final decision yet. But our intentions are clear. Our whole portfolio is under consideration, including our onshore U.S. portfolio," Equinor's Executive Vice President Al Cook told the daily.
"When we look at Bakken, we must ask ourselves how we create the most value" is it by staying on as an operator, or as a partner or by selling the field," he added.
Equinor's spokesman told Reuters the company was reviewing its whole portfolio, including its assets in the United States, following its chief executive change last year.