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P650 Thursday, 29 December 2011
New Opinion Space
  • Opinion Space Shifts in "Growth" Direction
  • Pull Effect of Industry's Firmer Stance
  • Green Parties' Profiles Saved with Less Hostility
  • Green Pressure Groups more Isolated
  • Shows that "Social Paradigms" are Changeable
  • Confirms that CSR should not Be about Mirroring
P649 Tuesday, 27 December 2011
License to Operate
  • Parliament Report Approved
  • Also Green Parties Praise Industry
  • No Dissent on Production Targets
  • All Accept Time Perspective to at Least 2050
  • No Rollback to Protect Climate
  • Green Hopes Tied to Electrification
  • All Demands from Bellona & Co Rejected
  • Full Socialist Turnaround in a Year and a Half
  • Unanimous Political "License to Operate"
P648 Monday, 19 December 2011
The Next Agenda
  • Parliament Report Passes Committee
  • Plenary Debate Today
  • Broad Agreement on Most Points
  • Opposition Wants More:
  • Con/Progress: Gradual Opening of All Acreage
  • Petroleum-Related R&D to NOK 600 Mill
  • LoVe Impact Study Now
  • With Christians: Tax Incentives for High Recovery
  • Active Policy for Diversity
  • Licensing, Statoil Portfolio Management, Asset Trading
  • Con/Progress Define the Next Petroleum Policy Agenda
P647 Friday, 16 December 2011
Quantum Leap
  • Aker Solutions Opens Techno-Hub in Tromsø
  • Arctic Power House with Global Perspective
  • Aims at Making Use of Northern Norway's Competence
  • Cluster Opportunities in Arctic Conditions, Oil Spill Preparedness
  • Close Cooperation with University of Tromsø
  • Helps Take Northern E&P-Based Industry Strategy to New Level
P646 Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Hidden Non-Urgency
  • EarthClim, Too, Reduces Climate Sensitivity
  • Could Be Comparable to US/Spanish Study
  • But Doesn't Tell Us about It
  • Worst Case for Warming Same as IPCC AR4
  • Falsely Presented as "Current Trend"
  • Assumes Inflated Unmitigated Emission Path
  • Much Higher than even WEO Current Policies Scenario
  • In Reality, EarthClim Reduces IPCC Worst Case
  • Mitigation Scenario Ends Far Below 2°C Target
  • Confirms that WEO 450S Can Be Relaxed Considerably
  • Apparently, Norwegians Must Not Lose Sense of Urgency
P645 Saturday, 10 December 2011
Aerosols
  • EarthClim Projections Presented in Durban
  • No Report, Selected Results Only
  • More Hints in Media Interviews
  • Highlights Cooling Effect of Aerosols
  • Becomes a Negative Feedback Factor
  • Coal Power Seen as Major Source
  • Reduces Efficiency of Gas-for-Coal Substitution
  • Except in Europe/US where Coals are Clean Already
  • Should Aerosol Compensation be Offered Elsewhere?
  • Also Aerosol Feedback from Forests Possible
  • Coals May Be Less Important Source After All
  • Knowledge about Aerosols Very Poor
  • Has EarthClim Really Made Progress?
  • Comprehensive Report Much Desired
P644 Saturday, 10 December 2011
Urgency Fades
  • New Research Reduces Climate Sensitivity
  • Does Not Cancel Climate Policy
  • But Gives Us More Time
  • WEO 450S Could Become 510S
  • Perhaps some 20 Years' Respite
  • In Practise, More Step-Wise Implementation
  • Should Be Used to Design Better Mitigation Means
  • Welcome for Durban Negotiators
P643 Tuesday, 6 December 2011
The Assets and the Area
  • Five Smaller Assets in Same Area
  • Three Not Yet Developed
  • Statoil Says Centrica is Better Operator
  • Has Stronger Regional Focus
  • Statoil Initiative for Joint Development Failed
  • Centrica Will Try again, Takes Active Role
  • Seeks Cooperation with Total, Det norske
  • New "Homeland" for One of Them?
P642 Monday, 5 December 2011
First Focus
  • Statoil Sells Assets to Centrica
  • Confirms New Portfolio Focusing Strategy
  • Only to Phase in New Projects so Far
  • No Relaxation of Existing Overload
  • Analysts Expect more Focusing
P641 Thursday, 1 December 2011
The UK Gets Real
  • Centrica Renews Gas Deal with Statoil
  • Topped with Even More Equity Gas
  • Deal Signed in 10, Downing Street
  • Strongly Approved by PM Cameron
  • Also Welcomed by Green Energy Minister
  • UK Long Term Need for Gas is Real
  • Only Political Rhetoric Changing
  • Due to Reactions to Price Hikes
  • Public Blames Wind Power
  • Liberal Democrats "Rebranding"
  • Not Due to "Pressure" from Statoil…
P640 Wednesday, 23 November 2011
The Hot Potato
  • New Update of High North Strategy
  • Oil & Gas is Back - in General
  • Strong Improvement of 2009 Version
  • "Modern Norway is Complete"
  • But That's not quite True
  • Barents North Still Treated as Hot Potato
  • Silence about Reservations from Other Countries
  • Used as Leverage for Non-Discrimination, Tax
  • The No-Regret Steps to Facilitate a Solution
P639 Saturday, 19 November 2011
Overload Recognized
  • Statoil Confirms Concern over Stressed Capacity
  • But only Specific about Project Sequencing
  • NPD Reveals Constant Dialogue on Capacity
  • Many Analysts Recommend Focusing
  • Late Life Projects Mentioned as Divestment Options
  • Media Rumours that Statfjord May Be up for Sale
  • ExxonMobil Ideal for Continuity, Diversity
  • But far from Obvious that ExxonMobil is Interested
  • Materiality, Broader NCS Outlook Could Help a Lot
  • Even Better if More of Tampen Could be Included
  • Would Finally Give ExxonMobil a Large "Homeland"
  • But also other Good Solutions Possible
P638 Friday, 18 November 2011
Salvaging the Solution
  • Gross Mistake in WEO Biomass Modelling
  • Could Invalidate Entire 450 Scenario
  • Anyway, Huge Unmitigated Risk
  • Using Oil & Gas Instead Salvages 450S
  • Or Eliminates Most of Risk
  • In Our Model: 5% More Oil, 44% More Gas in 2035
P637 Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Balancing Extremes - II
  • 75% Fossils in Central WEO Scenario
  • 62% in Scenario that Reaches Climate Target
  • Delayed Oil Investment Would Disrupt Market
  • Gas Demand Grows in all Scenarios
  • Golden Age Scenario takes Gas to 25%
  • New Renewables Grow to 8% in 450S
  • Increased Efficiency Most Important for Mitigation
  • Next, CCS and Gas-for-Coal Together
  • Modest Contribution from Renewables
P636 Monday, 14 November 2011
Balancing Extremes - I
  • WEO: Little Time left for Climate Action
  • 80% of "Allowed" Emissions Locked-In
  • Focus on Efficiency, Gas, CCS, Renewables, Nuclear
  • Supply Side Encouraged, Demand Dampened
  • Failure to Invest in Oil Would Cause Disruptions
  • 62% Fossils in 450 Scenario that Meets Climate Target
  • 450S Almost Unattainable; should be Improved
P635 Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Roadmap - II
  • Gas Demand in Roadmap also from Non-Power
  • Slightly more Relaxed Decarbonisation
  • Lack of Transparency Makes Assessment Hard
  • Yet, Possible to Make Fairly Good Estimates
  • Large Spread between Scenarios
  • Total 2050 Gas Market from no Change to Down 40%
  • Low End Unrealistic Outlier
  • High End financially more Sustainable
  • Financial Trouble, Voter Reactions will Help
  • Possible to Protect almost Entire Market with CCS
  • Escape Clause May Relax or Postpone Targets
  • But Better to Keep Target and Be Cost Efficient
P634 Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Roadmap - I
  • Draft EU Roadmap Available on Web
  • More Positive to Gas than in Media Coverage
  • Minus 50% to Plus 80% in Power in 2050
  • Low "High Renewables" Scenario an Outlier
  • Gas with CCS Climate-Compatible
  • Role of Gas Far More than "Bridging"
  • Coal Could Fall to Very Low Levels
  • Yet, Roadmap Too Ambiguous
  • Final Version Should Be More Specific
  • Too Optimistic about Renewables
  • Sets up Competition between CCS and El Storage
P633 Monday, 31 October 2011
Gas Politics
  • Marketing Effort for Gas Stepped Up
  • Norway Needs Clarity for Barents Pipeline Investment
  • Statoil: UK Embarking on Huge Experiment
  • Borten Moe Believes in Gas for 70 Years
  • EU Commissioner Promises more Predictability
  • EU, UK Agree to at least 20 Years "Bridging" Role
  • UK: Major Role for Gas Possible to 2050 with CCS
  • Official Plan Accepts Gas with CCS as Low Carbon Energy
  • EU's Roadmap Appears to Do the Same
  • Germany Remains More Aloof
  • Must Wriggle free of Specific Commitments for Renewables
  • Statoil: "Concrete Sales Dialogue" with German customers<
P632 Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Intermittence
  • Will the EU Really Step Up Intermittent Energy?
  • Modelling Under-Estimates Costs, Emissions
  • In Practise, Wind/Solar Require Extra Power Plant
  • Moderate Penetration: Supplement to Coal or Gas only
  • Actually, a Means to Save Emissions, but Ineffective
  • CCS a Direct Competitor, Saves much more Emissions
  • CCS Competitive for Greenfield, Probably also Retrofitting
  • High Penetration: Storage/Reproduction Required
  • Penetration above Capacity Factor Hard, Costly
  • Gas with CCS Wins again
  • Modelling Should Show full System Costs, Emissions
  • If CCS Feasible: Much higher Growth for Natural Gas
P631 Monday, 24 October 2011
Statoil's Outlook
  • Statoil: Higher Energy Growth than in WEO
  • Close to WEO's Mid Scenario; More Realistic
  • Oil under Pressure in Transportation
  • Gas Will Gain Global Market Share
  • Also Growth in European Market
  • More Uncertainty in Europe towards 2040
  • Growth for Nuclear, New Renewables
  • Still Much Coal in 2040
  • Fossil Share 70%
  • Carbon Emissions Peak in 2035
  • In Our Opinion, Outlook for Gas is Even Better
P630 Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Unconventional
  • NPD Calls Attention to Unconventional Resources
  • Abundant Resources in Place at the NCS
  • Not Feasible to Produce Today
  • Attractive Future Opportunity
  • Technological Progress Should Be Monitored
  • Fast-Track International Development Onshore
  • Statoil Moves into Tight Oil in the US
  • Builds Diverse Unconventional Portfolio
  • Elsewhere, Early Stage Offshore Gas Hydrate Projects
  • ConocoPhillips Tests Norwegian Technology in Alaska
  • Both Companies' Competencies Potentially Important at NCS
  • Invigorated IOR/EOR also Step into the Unconventional
P629 Monday, 17 October 2011
A Long Future
  • NPD Releases new Resource Report
  • Norway Leading Exporter Far into Century
  • Resource Account not yet Revised
  • NPD Director Expects Upgrade after A/A Discovery
  • Later, Additions from Barents SE and Jan Mayen
  • Sub-Basalt Could Become Most Prospective Region
  • In the Longer Run, Unconventional Oil and Gas
P628 Monday, 10 October 2011
Not Good Enough
  • Seismic Surveys in New Areas as Promised
  • Contents of "Knowledge Collection" still Unclear
  • Nothing on Upgraded Oil Spill Preparedness System
  • Marginal Improvement for Petoro
  • R&D at Status Quo
  • MoF not Convinced about MPE's Production Scenario?
P627 Thursday, 6 October 2011
Election in LoVe
  • Strong Growth for E&P Positive Parties
  • Stronger in Northern Norway
  • Even Stronger in Lofoten/Vesterålen
  • Fastest Growth in LoVe Local Election
  • Valid as Indication of Attitudes to LoVe E&P
  • But as before not Without Conditions
  • Growing Scepticism in some Fishing Communities
P626 Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Upsides
  • The NPD Presents New Scenarios
  • Unknown Contribution from Barents SE
  • Amazing Upsides never Seen Before
  • New 2030 Peak up to 44% above 2004 Peak
  • Assumes High End of Resource Uncertainty
  • Not Dependent on Barents SE
  • Downside Scenarios Similar to Standard Forecast
  • Low Resources Could Require Faster E&P even with Barents SE
P625 Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Engine Inventory
  • Only 2-3 NCS Locomotives
  • Majors are Underexploited Resources
  • Limited Access for Runner-Ups
  • Slow Growth for many Newcomers
  • Licensing Insufficient for Promoting Diversity
  • Operative Area Control Decisive
  • Who Will Operate New Utsira South Province?
P624 Wednesday, 24 August 2011
The Norwegians - III
  • Ten Remaining Norwegians Still Starters
  • Three Even without Licenses
  • Many Have Good Exploration Portfolios
  • Strategies as Diverse as Others'
  • Valiant's Sagex Take-Over Can Release Knowledge Value
P623 Friday, 19 August 2011
Elephant in the Grass
  • Everybody Surprised after Giant Discovery
  • Oil Migration Still a Mystery
  • Elusive Closure of Reservoir
  • Is the North Sea Underexplored?
  • ExxonMobil, Lundin Prime Movers at Utsira High
  • Victory for Exploration Diversity and APA System
P622 Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Encouraging IOR - X
  • Area Coordination: Business as Usual
  • Long-Term Rig Contracts: Good Wishes
  • Electrification: Politics as Usual
  • Revision of Gas Transportation Regime
  • More Use of Fixed Platform Rigs?
P621 Monday, 4 July 2011
Encouraging IOR - IX
  • Good Cost Source Analysis Still Missing
  • Nothing New on HSE Related Costs
  • Rig Mobility Referred to Yet another Committee
  • No Proposals about Improved Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Boosting Productivity Probably Most Rewarding Strategy
P620 Friday, 1 July 2011
Encouraging IOR - VIII
  • Conservatives Open for Fiscal Reform
  • Only Slow Adjustment of Voting Rights
  • Easier to Have License Periods Extended Early
  • Stricter Terms only under Special Circumstances
  • No PDO for IOR; Existing Procedures Sufficient
  • No Amendment of Award Criteria
  • No Indexing of Companies' IOR Efforts
P619 Thursday, 30 June 2011
What's Missing
  • Report Poor on Diversity, Tax, R&D
  • Also Poor on Spin-Offs, Preparedness
  • New Policies Insufficient to Meet New Targets
  • Also Time to Discuss Unconventional Gas
P618 Thursday, 30 June 2011
The Proposals
  • Opening Processes for Barents SE, Jan Mayen
  • Nascent Framework for Management of Unopened Acreage
  • Nothing New on Barents North
  • Balanced Response to IOR Proposals
  • Important Clarifications about Licensing
  • APA System to Continue with Hearings
P617 Monday, 27 June 2011
PM Messing Up
  • PM Indicates LoVe Priority further Reduced
  • Puts Barents Sea against LoVe
  • Strong Reactions from Lofoten
  • Increases Uncertainty about Future
  • Solheim Continues Heritage Game
  • Divide-and-Conquer Strategy against Lofoten
  • Strategy Underpinned by PM's Statements
  • Lofoten Council Continues to Protect its Interests
  • No Help in New Parliament Report
  • Parliament Must Take Appropriate Action
P616 Saturday, 25 June 2011
Moral Boost
  • Finally Parliament Report After Seven Years
  • Increases Ambitions Compared to Current Policies
  • Suggests only ¼ Production Decline by 2040
  • Much Higher than NPD's Forecast
  • Closer to NPD's High Scenario from 2007
  • Compatible with Climate Targets, Says Minister
P615 Friday, 24 June 2011
The Norwegians - II
  • Very Different Profiles and Strategies
  • Even Merged, Not Close to Statoil
P614 Friday, 24 June 2011
The Norwegians - I
  • Outside Statoil/Petoro, Six Norwegians in 21st Round
  • Det norske Leader, but only One New License
P613 Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Pensioners in Gas
  • Statoil, Total Divest from Gassled
  • Shell Reported to Plan the Same
  • Follow ExxonMobil's Example
  • Inevitable Result of Original Set-Up
  • Pension Funds and Similar new Owners
  • More Motivated as Investors
  • Probably not Negative Consequences
  • But Statoil + Petoro above 50% Prudent for Now
P612 Monday, 6 June 2011
Other Foreign Independents
  • Lundin Clear Leader
  • Dana, Faroe, Premier Followers
  • Eleven others Uninteresting for Diversity
  • Nine of them Entirely Uninteresting
  • Group Behaviour Similar to Large Independents
P611 Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Industrial Groups
  • Idemitsu Emerging as a Strong Explorer
  • Maersk also Promising, but Mostly in Mature Areas
  • Both Comparable to the Gas Companies
  • Six others Gone and Not Missed
P610 Wednesday, 25 May 2011
The Gas Companies
  • Very Strong Presence of Gas Companies in 21st Round
  • Adds to Positions Built since 2000
  • Only Few Convincing as Explorers Yet
  • Slow Emergence as Field Operators
  • Audacious Moves from Mature to Frontier Areas
  • Some Could Be Potential Locomotives
  • Doesn't Change Need to Make the NCS more Attractive
P609 Monday, 23 May 2011
Majors and Independents
  • Statoil Winner in 21st Round
  • Takes Three out of Four Area Leaderships
  • One Third of Operatorships
  • Majors Becoming More Selective
  • Independents Thinning Out
  • Nexen Leaves Norway
P608 Tuesday, 10 May 2011
A Touch of LoVe
  • One License Kissing Nordland VI
  • Survivor after Government Battle
  • Rematch in APA 2011
  • Located in Offshore "Coal District"
  • Træna Bank Dead, but Alive
P607 Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Elusive Treasures
  • Companies Getting Serious about Sub-Basalt
  • Two Typical Basalt Zone Licenses in 21st Round
  • "Very Promising" Results from Force EM Survey
  • Chevron, ExxonMobil Taking the Lead
P606 Monday, 2 May 2011
Luva Carpet
  • Carpet Licensing around Luva
  • Statoil Area Mover after BP's First Strike
  • Extremely Demanding Field Development
  • Area Centre or Own Resources only?
  • Small Piece in Large Strategic Puzzle
P605 Wednesday, 27 April 2011
The Skrugard Magnet
  • Nine New Licenses around Skrugard
  • Barents Resources May Be Upgraded
  • Many Companies Behind 30-Year Effort in the Area
  • More Discoveries in the Area Needed
  • Many Opportunities in Existing and New Licenses
P604 Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Hoop and Beyond
  • Hoop One of Four Focal Areas in 21st Round
  • Gateway to Barents North?
  • The Interesting Overlap Area
P603 Tuesday, 5 April 2011
The Overload Factor
  • Normal Risk or Systematic Weakness?
  • Inherent Culture Problem or Due to Overload?
  • Overload a Likely Consequence of NCS Trends, Merger
  • Company Culture Takes Time to Improve
  • Project Focusing Easier and a No-Regret Strategy
  • Should Be Investigated in Dialogue with Minister
P602 Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Elephant in the Room
  • Strong PSA Criticism against Statoil
  • Appeals to Entire Industry for Suggestions
  • Minister: HSE not Good Enough for LoVe
  • Concerned about Statoil's Undesirable Events
  • Could Statoil become LoVe Show-Stopper?
  • Puzzle: Why Problems in Spite of Strong Motivation and Effort?
  • The Possible Root Factors
P601 Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Borten Moe - II
  • Concerned about Diversity
  • Wants to Allow Petoro Asset Management
  • Gas Power without CCS from Start
  • Not Taxpayers' Money for Offshore Wind
  • Wants Large Hydro Power Plants
  • Opens for new Petroleum Tax Amendments
  • More Coal Production at Svalbard
  • No Fan of Socialist Left Party or Progress Party
  • Woos Christian People's Party
  • Still Committed to Red-Green Coalition
  • But Only for Its Duration
  • What Happens if Borten Moe is Party Leader?
P600 Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Borten Moe - I
  • Ola Borten Moe new MPE Minister
  • Also Centre Party Deputy Leader and Crown Prince
  • Strong Commitment for Petroleum Industry
  • Expects Centre Party Yes to LoVe Impact Study in 2013
  • But Sets Strict Requirements
P599 Monday, 21 March 2011
Holding out for Majority Rule - II
  • Threats of Parliamentary Havoc Will Not Work
  • Predictable Response to Blackmail Protects Peace
  • If Liberals Sacks One "Yes" Government, It Gets Another
  • To Use Power, You Must Be Willing to Lose It
  • Safe for Industry to Hold Out for Majority Rule
P598 Monday, 21 March 2011
Holding out for Majority Rule - I
  • New LoVe Decisions at 2013 Conventions
  • Strand: LoVe Protected Forever
  • Solberg: Real Majority Will Rule after 2013
  • Important for Conservatives also on Other Issues
  • Strong Foundation in Conservative Petroleum Report
  • Labour Will Be Committed to Impact Study without Socialists
  • LoVe Impact Study, Opening then Holds in All Scenarios
  • In Some Less Likely Scenarios with Geographical Split
P597 Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Riding Two Horses
  • PM: Step-Wise and Knowledge-Based
  • Really Stepping-Stones for Multiple Delays of Real Decision
  • This is Number Four, Next in 2013
  • No Problem to Set Stones for 2015, 2017 if Needed
  • Will Continue for Duration of Red-Green Government
  • After that, Labour Will Take Action
  • PM's Dual Purpose Gives Impression of "Riding Two Horses"
  • Will Probably Ride Both into Election
  • Sense of Inevitability Important in Prolonged Conflict
  • Labour Official Relies on "Majority or New Government"
  • First Sign of Involuntary Hopes about Defeat?
P596 Monday, 14 March 2011
Modest Payment
  • Minor Compensations for LoVe Delay
  • Egga Edge, Coast-Near Barents Band
  • APA Extensions in Norwegian Sea
  • MPE to Emulate Impact Study
  • Unopened Parts of Nordland IV, V Included
  • Must Be Useful for Later Formal Impact Study
  • Or new Management Plan
  • Independent of other Ministries' Studies
  • Impact Study for Barents East
P595 Friday, 11 March 2011
How Big Green Victory?
  • LoVe Compromise to Be Announced Today
  • Possibly also Release of Management Plan
  • Follows Pattern of "Studies of Impacts"
  • Greens Jubilant
  • Decision Fits their War of Obstruction and Attrition
  • Shared Responsibility of Several Ministries
  • Assumed to Cover Contents of Normal Impact Study
  • Speedy Process for New Barents Acreage
  • Increased Efforts for R&D, IOR
  • Probably Confirmation of APA System
P594 Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Confirmation
  • Mongstad CCS already in Use against LoVe
  • PM Rejects Criticism against Solheim
  • May Find Solheim's Leak Convenient
  • Internal Labour Situation still Volatile
  • Stoltenberg Regains some Negotiating Space
  • Can Party Leaders Evade the Devil in the Details?
P593 Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Solheim Solo
  • Mongstad CCS Decision Deferred to 2016
  • Amine Health Hazards Need to be Assessed Further
  • Statoil, MPE Open for Other Technologies
  • Environment Minister Leaked Decision to Greens
  • Called Meeting in Private Apartment
  • Greens Leaked to Media Immediately
  • PM, MPE Unlikely to Have Known
  • MPE Sent Post-Leak Press Release
  • Strong Reactions against Solheim in Parliament
  • Must Put More Strain on Red-Green Coalition
  • What Was Solheim's Motive?
  • To Increase Pressure on Labour about LoVe?
P592 Friday, 25 February 2011
Tensions Building
  • PM Talks as if Preparing for New Delay
  • Party Leaders Probably Willing to Compromise
  • But Very Hard to Get Troops to Follow
  • Unprecedented Internal Conflicts in Labour
  • Dynamics of Decision-Making Will Harden Fronts
  • Real Possibility that Socialists Will Dissent or Leave
P591 Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Labour Revolt
  • Red-Green LoVe Negotiations to Begin this Week
  • Hopes for Conclusion by Mid March
  • Internal Labour Pressure for Impact Study Growing
  • Massive Demand from Labour in Northern Norway
  • Revolting Party Officials Ready to Risk Coalition
  • Reactions against "Minority Dictatorship"
  • No Doubt about Labour's real Position
  • Any Compromise Will now Be Seen as Defeat
  • Conservative Leader Warns against Compromise
  • Promises Safe Harbour for E&P-Friendly Labour Voters
P590 Monday, 31 January 2011
LoVe Update
  • Large Majority of Labour MPs for Impact Study
  • Labour Fears Loss of Industry-Friendly Voters
  • May Try to Split Area
  • Split Option Rejected by the Socialists
  • Labour Said to Reject "Studies of Impacts"
  • Implication is Red-Green Government Must End
  • Socialists Want Different Studies anyway
  • Also Lofoten as Heritage Area Might Come up
P589 Monday, 24 January 2011
First Retreat
  • Permanent Protection Taken off LoVe Agenda
  • Socialists Accept "Studies of Impacts"
  • First Retreat in this Round
  • Contents, Management, Duration Decisive
  • Time to End Obstruction and Let Parliament Decide
P588 Friday, 7 January 2011
Encouraging IOR - VII
  • Mixed Expectations about Area Coordination
  • Infrastructure Tariff Regulation Good Enough?
  • Long-Term Rig Contracts and Pools
  • Greenpeace Negative to Electrification
P587 Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Encouraging IOR - VI
  • Little New on Costs in Hearing Process
  • Revision of NORSOK Standards Recommended
  • Improvement Potential for Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Åm Report Can Help Setting New Efforts in Motion

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