The Resource Report 2011

Resource-report-2011
12.10.2011
This resource report provides a survey of petroleum resources on the NCS.

It describes and analyses facts which provide an important foundation for continued knowledge-based and predictable administration of these resources.

In the NPD’s view, the remaining resources can lay the basis for substantial production and value creation over many decades to come.

 

CONTENTS


Preface >>

1. Status and challenges on the NCS >>

  • Resource account
  • Unconventional oil and gas resources
  • Future oil and gas production
  • Challenges for producing fields
  • Discoveries
  • Undiscovered resources
  • Curbing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Technology and talent
  • Exploration and new areas

2. Undiscovered resources >>

  • How undiscovered resources are calculated
  • The NPD’s project database
  • Play analysis
  • Changes to and reductions in estimated undiscovered resources
  • Unconventional petroleum resources

3. Exploration >>

  • Many wells
  • Increased exploration
  • Every little helps
  • Varied discovery success
  • Sub-basalt in the Norwegian Sea
  • High exploration costs
  • Profitable exploration
  • Unopened areas – mostly in the far north

4. From discovery to field >>

  • Resource base
  • Small discoveries
  • Location
  • Development solutions
  • Profitability of discoveries
  • Things may take time
  • Area perspective

5. Opportunities and challenges for producing fields >>

  • Development of production
  • Remaining reserves and resources in fields
  • Target for reserve growth
  • Existing technology
  • Water and gas injection
  • Drilling and wells
  • Infrastructure challenges
  • New methods and technology
  • Challenges for pilot projects
  • Long-term thinking and creativity

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