Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup oilfield offshore Norway has reached a record high production level of 755,000 barrels per day of oil, which is in excess of the expected peak output rate.

The high production level was achieved during a capacity test at the field, and is equal to about 7% of daily European oil consumption.

Operator Equinor said the field owners aim to maintain the field’s production at this high level.

The field also produces gas at a rate of 31,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day.