08 Jan '12, 9am

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NORWAY’S oil and gas industry looks set to have a longer shelf life than its counterpart in the UK sector, largely due to the Oslo government’s more disciplined approach to husbanding its offshore assets. These are the views of Henrik Carlsen, executive vice-president of exploration and production at Statoil, the state-owned energy giant which was partially privatised in June 2001. Carlsen, speaking in his Stavanger office, says: “The Norwegian part has had a much more measured development [than the UK continental shelf]. “We have concentrated first on the North Sea, where we did very good exploration work and proved we could operate without harming the environment. Then we moved into the deeper water part and applied the experience we had gained in the North Sea as we moved gradually further north. “The main difference is the government in Norway has put a stricter contro...

Full article: http://www.energybulletin.net/node/903

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