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2005
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P302 Friday, 23 December, 2005
Boxed In
  • No Barents Awards in APA05
  • Only Two Firm Wells in Entire Round
  • Goliat Believed to be Commercial
  • How to Reach Critical Mass in the North?
  • What About Some Diplomacy With Majors?
  • Snøhvit's Oil Should be Reconsidered
P301 Friday, 9 December, 2005
Who is Extremist?
  • Government Agencies Negative to E&P
  • OLF CEO: Environment One Consideration Along With Others
  • Environmentalists: Must Be Overriding Interest
  • Bellona Leader Leaves OLF Committee in Protest
P300 Friday, 2 December, 2005
Kinderegg
  • OLF Proposes Tax Against Quota Swap
  • Would Give Government More Budget Room
  • Quota Costs May Disappear Earlier than Tax
P299 Sunday, 20 November, 2005
Norway and the Majors
  • 24 Companies Apply in 19th Round
  • Number of Blocks Applied for Not Published
  • BP, ExxonMobil Not on List
  • No Shell Applications for Barents Sea
  • How Can We Keep Majors in Our Main Frontier Region?
P298 Friday, 18 November, 2005
Zones III
  • SV Leader Kristin Halvorsen Accepts Non-Permanent Protection
  • Enoksen, Halvorsen Agree Re-Opening is Up to Future Parliaments
  • Long Time Perspectives in Examples
  • Enoksen Says More than Nordland VI Will Be Protected Now
  • Mentions Acreage in Barents Sea
P297 Wednesday, 16 November, 2005
High North
  • Foreign Minister Presents High North Policies
  • Petty Party Politics Disturb Stateman's Image
P296 Tuesday, 15 November, 2005
Zones II
  • MPE Minister Says Permanent Protection Would Be a Mistake
  • "New Government More E&P Friendly than Old"
  • Environment Minister to Comment in Parliament
P295 Monday, 14 November, 2005
Zones
  • Zone Concepts Inflating
  • No More Clarity on Policies
  • Ambiguity About 19th Round
P294 Wednesday, 2 November, 2005
MPE Deputies
  • Anita Utseth From Pertra to MPE
  • Anne Tingelstad Wøien Personal Adviser
P293 Monday, 24 October, 2005
Risk Highlighted
  • Go-Ahead for Goliat Well After Temporary Stop Order from MoE
  • Unacceptable that System Can Allow Late Stop Orders
  • Only 10 Exploration Wells Spudded in 2005 So Far
P292 Friday, 21 October, 2005
Northern Visions
  • Consultants Describe Long-Term Barents Perspectives
  • World Will Hold Norway Responsible for Resource Development
  • Norway Must Prove Itself to be Preferred Resource Manager
  • Necessary to Clarify Intentions for Barents North and Contested Area
  • Continuous Activities Required for Optimal Regional Effects
  • Is Norway Able to Decide on Required Determination and Visions?
P291 Wednesday, 19 October, 2005
Green Fading
  • Upside for Barents Tug-of-War Improving
  • Enoksen on E&P Friendly Side of Centre Party
  • Minister of Environment Without Earlier Green Commitments
  • Ministers of Fisheries, Industry Strong E&P Supporters
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs With Strong Barents Focus
  • Trade Unions Vetoed Labour Dynasty, Akselsen Auxiliary Damage
P290 Friday, 14 October, 2005
Not Bad, For Now
  • No Barents Embargo
  • 19th Round Proceeding as Planned, Probably APA 2005 As Well
  • Only Nordland VI Protected for Four Years Now
  • Later Delimitation of Protected Area Crucial
  • SV Incentive Now for Early but Strict Management Plan
  • Key to Solution is Environment Minister From SV
  • MPE to the Centre Party, Probably Marit Arnstad
  • Even Stronger Commitment to Renewables Than Expected
  • Petoro Not Mentioned As CO2-for-EOR Planner
P289 Thursday, 13 October, 2005
Not Looking Good
  • Negotiations Complete, Platform Today at 16:00
  • New Government Members to be Presented on Monday
  • Kristin Halvorsen (SV) Expected Finance Minister
  • SV Expected to Get Minister of Environment
  • No Exploration Outside Lofoten/Vesterålen Under Red-Greens
  • Barents Exploration Embargo Pending Extended Management Plan - For How Long?
  • Commitment to CO2 Sequestration/EOR Plan
  • - As Well As More Subsidies for Renewables
  • Petoro to Prepare for CO2 Trading
  • Illusions Approved as Political Currency
P288 Wednesday, 12 October, 2005
Minority Dictate?
  • Professors Say Barents E&P is Safe
  • Most Norwegians Believe the Same
  • Increases Pressure on Socialist Left Party in Negotiations
  • Negotiations in Crisis, Deadline Tomorrow
P287 Monday, 3 October, 2005
Green Power Socialists
  • Energy Directorate Expects 7 TWh of New Wind Power By 2020
  • Giant Wind Power Park Opened at Smøla
  • Requires Large Subsidies, High Power Price
  • Greens Deeply Split on Wind Power
  • Gas Power With CO2 Sequestration in Addition Could Cause Target Overrun
  • Why Not Simply Normalise Hydro Power Tax to Release Large Potential?
P286 Wednesday, 21 September, 2005
Mother of Picked Winners
  • Industry Group, Bellona Propose CO2 Value Chain
  • State Corporation To Absorb Giant Risk
  • Cost-Pushing Incentives
  • Historic Success - or Historic Bust?
  • Certain to Attract Red-Green Negotiators
P285 Thursday, 15 September, 2005
Mostly Downsides
  • Policy Changes Likely to be Mostly Negative for Oil & Gas Industry
P284 Friday, 26 August, 2005
New Regulation
  • MPE Proposes New Area Fee System
  • New Regulations on Third Party Use of Facilities
  • Approvals Required More Frequently
  • Requirement to Report "Undesirable Events"
P283 Friday, 22 July, 2005
Technology and Adaptation
  • G8 Climate Strategy Without Enforced Reductions
  • Global Concerted Effort on Technology, Adaptation and Energy Security
  • Blair: Grandstanding Won't Provide Solutions
  • House of Lords: Kyoto Ineffective and Naïve
P282 Thursday, 21 July, 2005
Partnership With the State?
  • Red-Greens Want Partnership on Research With Oil Industry
  • Will Make Foreign Fabricators Meet Norwegian HSE and Labour Requirements
  • Barents Sea Expected to Represent Most Serious Red-Green Internal Conflict
P281 Wednesday, 29 June, 2005
Shtokman
  • Statoil, Hydro, Gazprom in General Barents Cooperation
  • Government-to-Government Agreement on Energy
  • Gazprom May Ask Statoil/Hydro to Cooperate on Shtokman Project Plan
  • Hydro Confirms it is Willing, Statoil Probably Willing As Well
  • Novosti & International Media Hint Norwegians are Leading Shtokman Contest
  • Hydro Believed to Negotiate US LNG Access
P280 Friday, 17 June, 2005
19th Round Offers
  • 19th Round Announced<
  • Industry Carefully Positive
  • Green Still in War Paint
P279 Wednesday, 15 June, 2005
Who's Dirty?
  • Petroleum Fund Divests From Kerr-McGee on Ethics
  • Ethics Council Considering Total in Myanmar (Burma)
  • How Far to Take Guilt By Association?
  • Relative Impact on Human Rights Situation Should Decide
  • Council Should Turn Down Divestment From Total
  • Mandela Said to Have Thanked BP and Shell for Staying Under Apartheid
P278 Monday, 13 June, 2005
Peak Oil
  • "Peak Oil" New Global Scare?
  • Fits Agendas of Strange Bedfellows
  • ExxonMobil: Growing Call on OPEC Oil
  • Meeting Demand Requires Heavy R&D Effort
  • Frontier Fossils Crucial
  • Wishful Thinking About Renewables a Risky Business
  • How Far Can We Trust the Saudis?
P277 Friday, 13 May, 2005
05-09
  • The Political Parties' Petroleum Policies 2005-09
P276 Thursday, 21 April, 2005
Akselsen
  • No Red-Green Shift For Akselsen
  • Prefers Diversity to Statoil/Hydro Merger
P275 Wednesday, 20 April, 2005
DivestTerror Revisited
  • Mixed Success for DivestTerrror Campaign
  • Halliburton, Cooper, GE Closing Down in Iran
  • Expectations of War or Just Legislation?
  • Liberals Main Force in Sudan Campaign
P274 Tuesday, 12 April, 2005
What’s Hydro Up To?
  • Hydro/Centrica Talks Terminated
  • New Speculations About Statoil Merger
P273 Friday, 8 April, 2005
No Quick Fix
  • PR Guru Reprimands Industry
  • But Main Problem Is With Receivers, Not Messengers
  • Attention Must Be Paid to Paradigms and Knowledge
P272 Friday, 1 April, 2005
Research for Value
  • Higher Priority For Petroleum Directed Research
  • Norway to Reach EU Targets by 2010
  • Balancing Targeted and Wide Research
  • Committee Against "Dishonest Research"
P271 Sunday, 20 March, 2005
September to March
  • Centre Party Compromises on Barents Sea
  • Petroleum Free Zones; No E&P Around Lofoten/Vesterålen
  • Slower E&P; Queue System for Field Development
  • Conservatives: Hybrid Barents Decision; Could Mean Anything
  • Labour: Means Centre Party Accepts Exploration
  • Environmentalists: Disappointing, But Positive Elements
P270 Friday, 4 March, 2005
Entrenched Debate
  • Global Warming: Marine Physicists Claim Final Proof
  • Found Ocean Temperature Fit To Computer Models
  • Still Another Report Breaks "Hockey Stick"
  • Where are the Emergency Policies if Warming is Rapid and Real?
P269 Tuesday, 1 March, 2005
Nominations
  • 19 Companies Nominates 61 Blocks for 19th Round
  • 35 Blocks in Barents Sea
  • Core Group of Nine Companies Nominating Through Four Rounds
P268 Thursday, 24 February, 2005
Striking for Fun
  • OLF/NR Call For Revised Strike Rules |
  • Option: Change the Definition of a Strike or Lockout
P267 Monday, 21 February, 2005
Looking Good
  • Most People Believe in Oil & Gas Industry's Future
  • Oil People More Trusted Than Journalists
  • Low Ethics Score is Still Best
P266 Monday, 21 February, 2005
Dementis Politicus
  • Opposition Forgets Why We Privatised Statoil
  • Statoil Profits Show that Privatisation Worked
P265 Monday, 14 February, 2005
Golden Chance
  • Gunnar Frognes: Supply Industry Exceptional Opportunity
  • National Companies, Majors Increasingly Dependent on Industry
  • High Barrier for Entry to Advanced Market
P264 Monday, 31 January, 2005
Performance Leaps for Free?
  • Who Reaps the Profits of Technology?
  • The Asset Manager as the Powerful Gate-Keeper
  • The NCS Could Gain Advantage By Solving Externalities Problem
  • From Challenge Driven to Profit Driven Implementation
  • Not Just "Be Kind to Your Supplier Week"
P263 Wednesday, 19 January, 2005
Gassco Vs Statoil
  • Gassco Wants to Take Over Pipeline Operations and Maintenance
  • Statoil Says Loss Will Hurt Core Competence
  • Other Companies Support Gassco, Some Hesitate
P262 Wednesday, 19 January, 2005
Hindsight
  • Vold: Bad Timing of Tax Initiative
  • Lund/Reiten: Debate Over Framework Conditions Cannot Be Shelved
  • NPD Presentation Shows Timing Was Right, Except in Hindsight
P261 Sunday, 16 January, 2005
Porter
  • Continued Debate After Porter Visit
  • Petroleum Industry Missed by Both Sides
  • Is the Industry Really That Invisible?
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