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P206 Monday, 29 December, 2003
Contraction and Convergence
  • EU Far Behind Kyoto Targets
  • De Palacio Breaking EU Unity
  • Spanish Industry Demands Renegotiation
  • No Change in the Kremlin
  • Post Mortem Options Discussed
  • COP9 Agrees on Artificial Sink
P205 Tuesday, 16 December, 2003
Now What?
  • Government Closes Nordland VI For Now
  • Most of Barents Sea Reopened
  • 95 Blocks Offered in 18th Round
  • No Permanent Petroleum Free Zones
  • Large Areas Deemed Particularly Sensitive
  • Tax Reform Even More Necessary
  • What's the Best Strategy for June - and Beyond?
P204 Thursday, 11 December, 2003
The Coming Generations
  • What's Best For Our Descendants?
P203 Thursday, 11 December, 2003
The Mouse and the Elephants
  • Liberals Stake Government on No To Lofoten E&P
  • But What Areas are "Close to Lofoten"?
  • Government Compromise Expected Next Week
  • Scared Conservatives and Statoil Almost Dumped All Of Nordland VI
  • Conservative MP Reprimands Oil Companies for Passivity
P202 Tuesday, 2 December, 2003
  • 19 Licenses Offered in APA 2003
  • Considerable Acreage Licensed
  • No Wells Committed
  • Confirms Potential, Not Commerciality
P201 Wednesday, 26 November, 2003
Tax Or SDFI?
  • Steensnæs: SDFI Down, More Income From Tax
  • What Does He Mean?
  • Muddled Thinking Also From Labour, SV
  • SDFI More Flexible Than Tax For New Awards
P200 Tuesday, 11 November, 2003
Storms and Silence
  • Solar Storms and Heat Records
  • New Defeat for "Hockey Stick"
  • Onarheim Says Solar Research is Interesting
  • "Conservatives Could Reevaluate Climate Policies"
P199 Wednesday, 5 November, 2003
Miracle Person Wanted
  • Jannik Lindbæk New Statoil Chairman
  • Statoil to Front Anti-Corruption Cause
  • Statoil Encounters Problem With Iranian Studies
  • Two Unions Working Against Internationalisation
P198 Tuesday, 29 October, 2003
Labour Moving Closer to the Industry
  • Brustad Expects Labour Yes to Northern E&P
  • Also Open Attitude to Tax Reform
  • Steensnæs: Tax Cuts "Sooner or Later"
  • Conservatives: At Least for Tail Production
  • Everything Coming Together in June<
P197 WTuesday, 7 October, 2003
Risks and Rewards
  • Organisations Comment on ULB
  • Joint Statement From OLF, TBL and LO
  • Veritas: Total Risk Down 12% With Norwegian E&P
  • Fishermen Not Fundamentalists; Object to Sensitive Areas
P196 Friday, 3 October, 2003
Moscow's Cosmic Dilemma
  • Putin Says Russia Undecided On Kyoto
  • Millstone for Russian Economy, Top Moscow Finance Wizard Says
  • Growth in "Kyoto countries" Tails Others By 1.8% Annually
  • Pravda: Moscow Appears to Have Killed Kyoto
  • US or European Relations More Important?
  • Russian Scientists Split, Increasing Support for Solar Theory
  • Canadian/Israeli Cosmic Ray Study Makes Impression in Russia
  • IPCC's Russian Vice Chairman Turning Sceptic
  • Time Working Against Russian Ratification
P195 Wednesday, 24 September, 2003
Exit Fjell
  • Løddesøl, Fjell Resign
  • Kaci K. Five Expected Acting Chairman
  • Inge K. Hansen Acting CEO
  • New Information Still Unknown
  • Was it Actually Illegal?
  • Remember "Industry Co-operation"?
P194 Wednesday, 17 September, 2003
Narrow Escape
  • No More Statoil Resignations - For Now
  • Board Says Iran Contract Must Be Once-Off Mistake
  • What Are the Consequences of Increased Risk Aversion?
  • Could Government Dare a More Pragmatic Approach?
  • How Encourage Internationalisation If We Close Many Doors?
P193 Sunday, 14 September, 2003
Don't Sack Fjell
  • Statoil's Board to Consider Fjell's Position
  • Naïve Debate About Business in Centralized Countries
  • Scratches Unavoidable if Internationalisation is to be Taken Seriously
P192 Thursday, 11 September, 2003
High Value at Risk
  • AAF Report: NCS Cluster's IC 80% of GoM
  • High Score on Core Competence
  • Low Score on Vision and Strategy
  • High Risk of Erosion
P191 Tuesday, 2 September, 2003
Mixed Response
  • Mixed Initial Reactions to Tax Report
  • Media, Politicians Commenting From Pre-Conceived Positions
  • Merits of Report Will Gradually Convince More
P190 Monday, 1 September, 2003
The Rest of the Agenda
  • Activity Report: Annual Rounds, More Predictability
  • Cost/Benefit Also For HSE
P189 Thursday, 28 August, 2003
Battle Start
  • Kon-Kraft Studies Released
  • Tax Study: Special Tax Reduction
  • Lack of Materiality Destroys Neutrality
P188 Friday, 15 August, 2003
Illegal Politics
  • Minister Won't Allow Petoro to Optimise Portfolio
  • Instruction Violates Petroleum Act
P187 Thursday, 14 August, 2003
Oh, Ellida
  • Careful Optimism After Ellida Oil Discovery
  • Major Uncertainty Remaining
  • Makes Tax Reform More, Not Less Important
P186 Thursday, 7 August, 2003
Further Decline
  • Only 43 Blocks Nominated for 18th Round Against 93 in 17th
  • Nordland VI Blocks Dependent on Impact Study
  • How to Apply if Fiscal Terms Remain Uncertain?
P185 Saturday, 26 July, 2003
The Bumble Bee
  • Oil Industry Defies Classic Competition Theory
  • Tough Challenges for Statoil/Hydro
P184 Wednesday, 9 July, 2003
Our Common Work Program
  • NPD Releases New Resource Report
  • Shows Compelling Need for Fiscal Improvements
P183 Tuesday, 1 July, 2003
Once in 460 Years
  • Impact Study Says Barents E&P is Safe
  • Low Risk For Accidents and Spills, Says Minister
  • Environmentalists Enraged, Prepare Civil Disobedience
P182 Thursday, 19 June, 2003
Statoil and its Younger Brother
  • Carefully Positive Reactions to Statoil's Capital Markets Day
  • Disagreement OLF/Petoro Over SDFI's Future
  • How Should We Solve the Inherit Petoro Dilemma?
P181 Thursday, 19 June, 2003
Dollars on the Pavement
  • Bjerkedal Committee Member Defends Petroleum Tax System
  • Instructive Information About Opposition's Thinking
P180 Wednesday, 18 June, 2003
A Norwegian TVA?
  • Fishermen's Association Says No to Nordland V, VI and Troms II
  • Joint Statement OLF/Fishermen's Association on Oil Spill Contingency Plans
  • Upside for Fishermen Seems Required
P179 Tuesday, 10 June, 2003
The Good Boy
  • Legislation on Abandonment Costs, Petroleum Act Approved
  • OLF's Opinions Not Even Considered by Committees
P178 Friday, 6 June, 2003
Double-Edged Sword
  • Statistics Norway Models Macro Effects of NCS Scenarios
  • Falling NCS Demand Causes Strong Negative Effects
  • Significantly Higher Unemployment, Lower Growth
  • "Action Rule" Oil Money Allowance Too Small to Cover Loss of Demand
  • Model Does Not Include More Damaging Effects From Loss of Knowledge Capital Etc
  • Report a Double-Edged Sword - With an Extra Upside
P177 Monday, 26 May, 2003
Grow or Get Out
  • Abandonment Act Removal to Parliament
  • Tax Value of Deduction to be Paid Out if Licensee Abandons the NCS
  • Niche Companies Must Grow Fast or Get Out
P176 Monday, 19 May, 2003
Narrow Perspective
  • Government Presents Supply Industry Study
  • No Action Proposed, Leaves All at Industry's Doorstep
P175 Tuesday, 13 May, 2003
Time Fence
  • Torvund Speaks Out On Fiscal Reform
  • Improved Tax System for New Investment Only
P174 Wednesday, 7 May, 2003
  • Finance Committee Submits Report on Progress Party Proposal
  • Major Marketing Campaign Ahead for Industry
P173 Tuesday, 29 April, 2003
Wildcats and Other Predators
  • NPD Firm On 10-12 Wildcats Only in 2003
  • Total Forecast 15-20 Including Appraisals
  • Semantic Confusion Used by Environmentalists
  • The House of Mirrors - and the Exception
P172 Thursday, 17 April, 2003
Broken Hockey Stick
  • Harvard Scientists Say 20th Century Not the Warmest
  • Confirm Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age
P171 Tuesday, 15 April, 2003
  • Northern Norway Mayors Want Both Oil and Fish
  • Recommend Coexistence Charter
  • Close Contacts Oil/Fish Organisations Confirmed
P170 Monday, 7 April, 2003
As Expected
  • Foss Responds to Progress Party Proposal
  • Mainly Negative, Still Open
P169 Thursday, 3 April, 2003
Oh So Slow
  • Almost All Applications Granted in North Sea Round Offers
  • No Firm Well Commitments in Whole Round
  • Fiscal Challenge for Mature Areas No Different From Frontier Areas
P168 Friday, 28 March, 2003
Extended Legal Reach
  • Petroleum Act Amendments to Parliament
  • More Onshore Facilities to be Included
P167 Thursday, 27 March, 2003
Thick Jungle
  • Parliament Committee Submits Report on Domestic Use of Natural Gas
  • No Grenland Pipeline at This Time
P166 Friday, 21 March, 2003
Invitation From Parliament
  • Progress Party Backs Kon-Kraft Tax Effort
  • Finance Committee Invites to Hearing
P165 Wednesday, 12 March, 2003
Breaking Out
  • Statoil CEO Indicates Priority For New Market Issue
  • No Specific Plans For Now
P164 Monday, 3 March, 2003
Balancing Risk/Reward
  • OLF Objects to NPD Split
  • Where Should Risk and Reward be Balanced?
  • What Happens When Facilities Move Onshore?
P163 Thursday, 20 February, 2003
On the Review List
  • BP Norway Wants to Share Exploration Costs; Gets Out of Gyda
  • BP Redefining Global Strategy; Divesting From Low-Yield Projects
  • More Demanding to Maintain Majors' Interest in NCS
  • And then Comes New Russia and New Iraq...
P162 Monday, 10 February, 2003
New Reve-Roland
  • Harvest or Revitalizing?
  • Privatise Statoil, Hydro, Statkraft, Economists Say
P161 Thursday, 6 February, 2003
Erosion is Here
  • Only 9 Companies Apply in North Sea Round
  • Total Volume Still Unknown
  • How Much is New Exploration?
  • Earlier 18th Round an Option
P160 Wednesday, 5 February, 2003
Tax Neutrality
  • The Minister's Tax Neutrality Principle
  • Weaknesses With IRR/NPV Considerations
  • Alternate Ways to Test for Neutrality
P159 Friday, 31 January, 2003
Steensnæs and Palacio
  • EU Commission and Norway Agree to Talk More
  • What Happened to Our Important Issues?
P158 Friday, 17 January, 2003
Abandonment Act to be Abandoned
  • Abandonment Cost Distribution Act to be Repealed
  • "Carry back" Still a Controversial Point, MoF is Inconsistent
P157 Friday, 10 January, 2003
Now You See Them,...
  • Ocean Basically Clean, Says Report
  • Petroleum Industry Makes Strongest Environment Effort
  • Co-Existence Oil, Fish, Fish Farming & Shipping Recommended
  • Fishermen, Environmentalists in Working Group
  • What the Environmentalists Say When You Don't See Them
P156 Wednesday, 1 January, 2003
2003 Agenda
  • What's on the 2003 Agenda?