Norwegian Continental Shelf No. 2-2015

The special report in this issue, as in the previous one, focus on the 50th anniversary of the first licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

We look this time at the development of offshore safety over this period. In addition, we carry an interview with Eldar Myhre – a prominent union leader when the big NCS developments were under way – and his son Aslak. A former political activist, the latter is now head of Norway’s National Library. The pair have many reflections on the growth generated by oil – and on the next chapter.

Substantial fields are still being developed off Norway, but the road to these is no longer as straight and smooth as before. Thinking outside the box was needed to get Maria on track.

The level of activity in Norway’s oil industry is declining. In a major interview, petroleum and energy minister Tord Lien reminds the companies that they are still obliged to make the investment needed to recover profitable resources.

Read the articles here
Bente Nyland
Bente Nyland om on the NCS:
Glass is half-full >>
Tord Lien
The interview:
Petroleum minister calls on companies to invest >>
Thinking outside the box made Maria’s development possible >>
Illustration: Roar Hagen
Special report: 50 years
Building stone by stone >>
Special report: 50 years
Norway’s offshores sector safer than before >>
Special report: 50 years
Safety carries a cost >>
Statfjord B
Special report: 50 years
Seeking to cut documentation >>
Aslak Sira Myhre
Special report: 50 years
Eldar Myhre and son Aslak discuss what oil has done with Norway >>
Kjell Reidar Knudsen
NPD profile:
Diskos database crucial for exploration success >>

Making huge volumes of offshore data available >>
Adding up to acclaim
 Adding up to acclaim >>
Tight formations >>
Many benefits for society >> –
Find facts about the NCS >>