Norwegian Continental Shelf No. 2-2016

Expanding oil activities in the far north mean that Svalbard is playing an increasingly important role in understanding the regional geology.

The many mountain ranges in these Arctic islands serve literally as display windows for the sub-surface on the northern NCS.

This issue has also challenged various groups and key personnel to give their views on the way forward for the NCS.


Read the articles here
Director general Bente Nyland

Keeping cool >>

Bente Nyland, director general
Sintef head Alexandra Bech Gjørv

Interview >>

Sintef head Alexandra Bech Gjørv is a technology optimist, and wants to see more collaboration between enterprises in different fields.
Creative surge

Creative surge >>

A number of those left jobless by the oil downturn are seeking new opportunities under a shared roof in Stavanger.
Quantum leap

Quantum leap >>

The road to the NPD’s IOR prize has been long and exciting for the developers of Åsgard subsea compression.
Field work

Field work >>

A group from the NPD visited Svalbard to learn more about carbonates – similar to the rocks containing new discoveries in the Barents Sea.
Rock shot

Rock shot >>

The photograph in this issue’s regular column was taken by a drone over Svalbard.

Svalbard >>

Svalbard is the Barents Sea exposed to the light of day. The many mountains in these islands are literally showcases for the sub-surface of Norway’s northern seas.
Jan Stenløkk

NPD-profile >>

Palaeontologist Jan Stenløkk feels a strong attraction to the unique geology in Svalbard.
Looking ahead

Looking ahead >>

The NPD’s strategic directors give their views on the challenges facing NCS players in difficult times.

Law in place >>

The Oil for Development programme is yielding results. Ghana has now adopted a new petroleum Act – with Norwegian help.
Norwegian continental shelves 

ONS 2016 >>

NPD stand: Norwegian continental shelves