Norway's March oil output was 1.5% lower than the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's (NPD) forecast, and 1.8% below the forecast so far this year, NPD announced on Friday.
Nonetheless, production increased by 19,000 barrels per day compared to February, according to NPD's official figures.
The directorate explained that the main reason that production in March was below forecast was to do with technical problems on some fields.
Furthermore, the country's total gas sales for March saw a monthly increase of 1 billion cubic meters compared to February to reach 11.1 billion cubic meters.
The Nordic country's daily production of oil, natural gas liquids and condensate was about 1.76 billion barrels of oil equivalent for the month of March, according to the statement.
By Murat Temizer