Norwegian Continental Shelf No. 1 - 2018

Installation of the Aasta Hansteen facility opens a new province and a new chapter for gas deliveries from Norway. And global use of gas increases from where it is today.


Bente Nyland director general


Boost for exploration
Tim Gould at the International Energy Agency (IEA)

The interview

The world faces big challenges. Governments around the world must therefore think creatively, says Tim Gould at the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Exploration Director Torgeir Stordal

Still much to find on the NCS

The latest resource report from the NPD shows that oil and gas production is set to increase in the future.
Merete Vadla Madland at the National IOR Centre

Bold IOR goals

The target is to increase the recovery factor on the NCS to 70 per cent, says Merete Vadla Madland at the National IOR Centre.
Nyhamna gas plant

Centre of gravity

Expanding the Nyhamna gas plant in mid-Norway ranks as one of the nation’s biggest industrial projects. By the end of 2018, gas from Aasta Hansteen is also due to flow into a facility which will serve as a hub for further gas developments in the Norwegian Sea.
Torolf Christensen is Equinor’s project director for the Aasta Hansteen platform

Aiming for the centre

Turning Aasta Hansteen into a gas hub in the Norwegian Sea, which other discoveries can be tied into, is Torolf Christensen’s big dream.
Coal versus gas

Coal versus gas

Natural gas competes with coal in the European power market. China holds the joker.
Sissel Eriksen

NPD profile

Sissel Eriksen’s spell as exploration director in the NPD is over. She shares her experience.
More intelligent

More intelligent

Artificial intelligence (AI) is washing over the oil industry. This has been described as the fourth industrial revolution.


Corals thrive in the kind of tropical sea which once covered Bjørnøya.

UK upturn

The dark clouds have lifted over Aberdeen – and the British oil industry. Where next?
Chief executive Andy Samuel 

Managing a UK oil future

The British created the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in 2015 as their version of the NPD – 43 years after the latter was established.
Three finalists for IOR prize

Three finalists for IOR prize


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