RAMM ENERGY PARTNER

HANS HENRIK RAMM (see CV)
Petroleum Strategy Advisor
* Cluster Strategy
* Petroleum Tax
* Licensing Policies
* Regulatory Regime
* Business-Government Interface
* Intellectual (Knowledge) Capital
* Innovation Theory
* Behind The News - Commentary and Analysis
* Weekly Friday Commentaries at Offshore.no

HOW WILL NORWAY BE AFFECTED BY THE SHALE GAS REVOLUTION AND THE MACONDO ACCIDENT?
(World Energy Outlook, conventional and unconventional resources, shale gas outlook, European gas market, blowout risk assessments, NCS and GoM safety, technological response)
Presentation at the Safety and Subsea Operations Conferences, 2010, hosted by the Maritime Forum for Haugalandet og Sunnhordland
(Haugesund, 11 August, 2010). (Language: Norwegian).
WHAT NOW FOR E&P, AFTER MACONDO?
Article in Næringsrapport #3/2010 (July). (Language: Norwegian).
MAIN CHALLENGES FOR THE NORWEGIAN CONTINENTAL SHELF
(Management Plan Barents Sea and Lofoten/Vesterålen, blowout risk assessment, oil and fisheries, Macondo accident, technological response, market failure for oil spill contingency products, new business opportunities, shale gas, new Barents Sea acreage after delination agreement, natural gas versus coal, land use problems for biofuels, petroleum saves land for forests, forests capture CO2 from petroleum, wind power intermittence increase fuel consumption, carbon pricing and technology neutrality best climate mitigation strategy)
Presentation for the Oslofjord Offshore Forum
(Sandvika, 10 June, 2010). (Language: Norwegian).
OIL, GAS, AND NEW ENERGY
Presentation at the Offshore Day, 2010, hosted by the Norwegian Society of Chartered Technical and Scientific Professionals (Tekna)
(Oslo, 27 May, 2010). (Language: Norwegian).
OUTLOOK FOR THE OIL MARKET AND THE SHIP-OWNERS' DEMAND FOR NEW SHIPS
(historical oil price development, cyclical fears for peak oil between periods of abundance, the political factor and other market uncertainties, the failures to predict the market, why not to trust futures markets, various theories for forwards price outlook, prices and costs, global conventional and unconventional petroleum resources, the technological frontiers that have been passed and those yet to confront, NOCs and IOCs, a Norwegian natural gas strategy)
Presentation at the Annual Meeting of Norwegian Shipbuilders
(Bergen, 19 March, 2010). (Language: Norwegian).
THE CENTURY OF NATURAL GAS
Article in Næringsrapport #1/2010, page 30-31 (February). (Language: Norwegian).
THE FUTURE FOR NORWAY'S OFFSHORE SUPPLY INDUSTRY
(NCS scenarios, policies for increased diversity, networking between oil companies and suppliers for innovation, Statoil's adjustment after the merger, cooperation and competition in a well-performing cluster, emulation of diversity with a single core customer, technology development, promotion of pilots and first use, adjustment to climate change, the limitations for renewables, carbon capture and storage (CCS), the battle over society's attitude to the petroleum industry)
Presentation for the Aker ASA section of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)
(Oslo, 20 October, 2009). (Language: Norwegian).
STATOIL GOES ABROAD - SHOULD NORWAY FOLLOW?
(Statoil must internationalize, Norway must increase diversity, arguments for reduced state ownership in Statoil, disintegration of Statoil no solution, validity of arguments for high state ownership, strategy and criteria for reduced ownership)
Presentation for Autumn Conference of the Norwegian Association of Economists (Samfunnsøkonomene).
(Oslo, 17 September, 2009). (Language: Norwegian).
NORWEGIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY INTO A NEW DECADE
(challenges related to climate, safety, "peak oil" beliefs, and security of supply, the NCS resource base, NCS scenarios, global energy demand, renewables cannot solve climate problem, all technologies should be given opportunity to meet their challenges with technology, security of supply problem exaggerated, the growth/green dimension in Norwegian politics, false and true corporate social responsibility (CSR))
Presentation at the Safety and Subsea Operations Conferences, 2009, hosted by the Maritime Forum for Haugalandet og Sunnhordland
(Haugesund, 12 August, 2009). (Language: Norwegian).
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN THE TIME AHEAD?
(growing energy demand, no limits to resources, today's unconventional is tomorrow's conventional, climate policies, renewables, knowledge capital in the Norwegian petroleum cluster, the regional sub-clusters, cluster structure with supply chains, internationalization of supply industry, technological advances, unconventional gas at the NCS, access to new acreage, R&D, petroleum tax)
Presentation at the Offshore Service Vessels Conference, 2009, hosted by the Norwegian School of Management.
(Ålesund, 28 May, 2009). (Language: Norwegian).
NORWEGIAN OIL HISTORY FROM 1960 TO TODAY
Presentation at the Offshore Day, 2009, hosted by the Norwegian Society of Chartered Technical and Scientific Professionals (Tekna)
(Oslo, 27 May, 2009). (Language: Norwegian).
FUTURE OUTLOOK FOR THE NORWEGIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
(global energy demand and supply, detailed oil price history with events since 1860, oil market, climate, IPCC circle argument, solar influence could be more important, too easily discarded by IPCC, balanced climate policy covering several scenarios)
Presentation for Bekkelaget Lions
(Oslo, 12 May, 2009). (Language: Norwegian).
IS THE NORWEGIAN PETROLEUM TAX SYSTEM ADJUSTED TO NCS CHALLENGES?
(KonKraft tax initiative 2003, good theory, unfortunate proposal and timing, explanation of materiality and relationship to knowledge capital, detailed model analysis of system properties with knowledge capital included, how to include a system proxy for knowledge capital, production allowance possibly combined with windfall profit tax, improved performance of amended system)
Presentation for the 2009 Tax Seminar of the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF)
(Svolvær, 7 May, 2009). (Language: Norwegian)
(For an earlier version in English, see "Backtracking our own footsteps" 31 October, 2007, below).
DOWNSTREAM USE OF NATURAL GAS IN NORWAY - PRINCIPLES
(natural gas resources, most will be exported, exporting gas as raw material no problem, technology and cluster growth are upstream, faulty innovation metrics, domestic use all right if profitable, but not a must, gas accessible at five landing points, market failure must be proven if onshore use is to be supported by state, some market failure may be present, gas power may facilitate commercial use)
Presentation for the 2009 Natural Gas Conference
(Bergen, 29 April, 2009). (Language: Norwegian).
IS TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCED FAST ENOUGH AT THE NCS?
Presentation at conference hosted by the Centre for Smart and Safe Wells, International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS)
(Stavanger, 2 April, 2009). (Language: Norwegian).
HSE AS COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
(CSR must not be Copycat Social Responsibility, real achievements rather than green symbol policies give competitive edge, target conflicts between S and E in HSE, politics magnify E and diminish S, specific analysis of competitive advantages and real CSR related to various efforts)
Presentation at Environment Seminar hosted by the Petroleum Safety Authority
(Stavanger, 11 February, 2009). (Language: Norwegian).
THE FUTURE OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
(energy demand and supply, no end to energy resources, today’s unconventional is tomorrow’s conventional, oil market properties and uncertainties, politics, security of supply, protectionism, selective environment policies, the limits to growth for renewables, effects of recession, sensible climate policies, political change in Norway, reputation and true CSR, why adjusting to elite politics is counter-productive for industry, access to acreage and other petroleum-related issues in Norwegian politics, diversity and competition, innovation drivers and innovation metrics, the Norwegian innovation paradox)
Presentation for Aker Solutions.
(Gardermoen, 14 November, 2008). (Language: English).
IS NORWAY'S TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AT RISK?
Presentation at 4th Norwegian Petroleum Technology Conference hosted by the Offshore Media Group.
(Bergen, 15 October, 2008). (Language: Mixed Norwegian/English).
HOW TO MAINTAIN AND DEVELOP THE NORWEGIAN PETROLEUM RELATED COMPETENCE?
(knowledge capital, national capital, innovation paradox, innovation metrics, tacit knowledge, networking, clusters, pilots, first use, unconventional gas)
Presentation at the Onshore Facilities Conference, 2008, hosted by the Norwegian Petroleum Society
(Sandefjord, 8 September, 2008). (Language: Norwegian).
NCS STATUS
(exploration, development, new operators, future outlook, hidden innovation, knowledge capital)
Presentation at the Offshore Day, 2008, hosted by the Norwegian Society of Chartered Technical and Scientific Professionals (Tekna)
(Oslo, 29 May, 2008). (Language: Mixed Norwegian/English).
ONSHORE SPIN-OFFS FROM E&P OUTSIDE MIDDLE NORWAY - WHAT IS REALISTIC?
(and how to make more realistic)
Presentation at the Norwegian Sea Conference 2008 (Stjørdal, 3 April, 2008). (Language: Norwegian).
WHERE ARE WE, AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Presentation at the Norwegian School of Management (BI) Kristiansand Conference 2008
(Kristiansand 2 April, 2008). (Language: Mixed Norwegian/English).
THE NEED FOR INNOVATION IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY - AND THE CHALLENGES TO BE OVERCOME.
Presentation at the PGS Ramform Sovereign Christening Seminar (Ålesund 12 March, 2008). (Language: English).
GOVERNMENT'S OWNERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE POLICY
Article in Minerva (25 February, 2008). (Language: Norwegian).
OIL COMPANIES AT THE NCS: HOW WILL THE PICTURE DEVELOP? INCLUDING SUGGESTIONS FOR A STRATEGY TO IMPROVE DIVERSITY.
(oil companies after category, nationality, market capitalization, estimated knowledge capital, price/book, reserves in fields by operator, how to improve post-merger diversity, how to achieve a Statoil shift abroad)
Presentation for the Stavanger Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
(Stavanger, 24 January, 2008, updated February, 2008). (Language: English).
BACKTRACKING OUR OWN FOOTSTEPS: WHY TAX SYSTEM CONTRIBUTES
(explanation of materiality and relationship to knowledge capital, detailed model analysis of system properties with knowledge capital included, suggestions about system improvements, differentiated production allowance possibly combined with windfall profit tax)
Presentation at the Norwegian Petroleum Society's Petroleum Tax Conference (31 October, 2007), prepared after the conference to clarify points from discussion. (Language: English).
STATOIL/HYDRO MERGER: EFFECTS ON THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE INDUSTRY
(Government's expectations about StatoilHydro's post-merger performance with regard to the supply industry, R&D, diversity, etc)
Items for Panel Discussion at the Norwegian Petroleum Society's Offshore Operations and Maintenance Conference (17 October, 2007). (Language: Norwegian).
FROM 2007 TO 2009. SPECIAL BTN POST-ELECTION EDITION. ANALYSIS OF LOCAL ELECTION AND OUTLOOK FOR 2009 NATIONAL ELECTION, WITH DISCUSSION OF GOVERNMENT ALTERNATIVES
BTN Commentary with access restricted to subscribers. Others may request a copy by mailing btn@getmail.no (October, 2007). (Language: English).
STATOIL/HYDRO MERGER: EFFECTS ON DIVERSITY AND INNOVATION IN THE NORWEGIAN PETROLEUM CLUSTER (AND SUGGESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO MITIGATE THEM)
Presentation at the Norwegian Petroleum Society's Solstrand Economic Conference (20 September, 2007). (Language: English).
THE NORWEGIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY - DEVELOPMENT OR EROSION?
Paper presented at the Annual Safety Forum Conference of the Petroleum Safety Authority (PTIL), with comments on HSE aspects and risk assessment (20 June, 2007). (Language: Norwegian).
THE STATOIL/HYDRO MERGER - CONSEQUENCES FOR DIVERSITY, COMPETITION, INNOVATION, AND VALUE CREATION AT THE NCS
(20 various aspects of diversity influenced by the merger)
Presentation for the Norwegian Society of Engineers and Technologists (NITO) (20 April, 2007). (Language: Norwegian).
THE NORWEGIAN PETROLEUM CLUSTER'S DEVELOPMENT IN VIEW OF THE GLOBAL ENERGY OUTLOOK
Presentation for the Young Conservatives in Middle Norway (25 March, 2007). (Language: Norwegian).
NORWAY FOR STATOIL?
Article in Minerva (12 February, 2007). (Language: Norwegian).
THE MEGA-MERGER AND DIVERSITY AT THE NCS
Presentation at the Offshore Strategy Conference
(5 February, 2007). (Language: Norwegian).
NORWEGIAN COMPETENCE IN A GLOBAL MARKET - POWER HUB OR BRANCH OFFICE?
Presentation at the Norwegian Petroleum Society's Field Development Conference (22 January, 2007). (Language: Norwegian).
KNOWLEDGE ABOUT KNOWLEDGE
Report prepared for the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) and The Norwegian Society of Chartered Technical and Scientific Professionals (Tekna), on the Norwegian petroleum cluster as an environment for creating knowledge capital from human capital, how fiscal and other framework conditions may influence the building of knowledge capital, the long-term perspectives for the petroleum cluster, what Norwegian society can learn from the experiences in the petroleum cluster, and the importance of gaining more knowledge about the functionality of knowledge for increased value creation (November, 2006). (Language: Norwegian).
TAX IN A KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
Article in Minerva #2 2006. (Language: Norwegian).
FUTURE PERSPECTIVES FOR THE NCS
Paper presented at the 2006 Modification Conference hosted by the Norwegian Petroleum Association.
(Stavanger, 28 March, 2006. (Language: Norwegian).
ENTIRELY GREEN IS GREEN ENOUGH
Commentary in Ukeavisen Ledelse.
(March, 2006). (Language: Norwegian).
THE FUTURE OF THE "ACTION RULE"
Commentary in Ukeavisen Ledelse.
(11 november, 2005). (Language: Norwegian).
ASSETS AND LIABILITIES FOR THE SUPPLY INDUSTRY IN FRONT OF 2005 ELECTIONS
- and a draft for a revised strategy for the Offshore Section of the Federation of Norwegian Manufacturing Industries (TBL).
(knowledge, technology, R&D, competitiveness, internationalisation, value creation, ownership, cluster functions, oil price, first use, asset forum, petroleum tax, best practise, reputation).
Presentation at the Offshore Strategy Conference.
(Stavanger, 7 February, 2005). (Language: Norwegian).
HOW CAN KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL BECOME BETTER ACCEPTED IN NORWAY?
(definitions of knowledge capital, human capital, etc, neoclassic vs innovation theory, R&D, externalities, personal tax, company tax, capital value theory, petroleum tax confuses knowledge rent and resource rent, problem of invisible knowledge capital, cluster effects, macro effects)
Presentation for the Norwegian Petroleum Technology Conference 2005, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Offshore Media Group.
(Stavanger, 26 January, 2005). (Language: English).
TODAY'S SITUATION IN OUR PETROLEUM ECONOMY
Presentation for the Technology Management Conference, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
(Trondheim, 23 April, 2004). (Language: Norwegian).
2003 FOR GOOD OR WORSE - WHAT HAPPENS IN 2004?
(Kon-Kraft, petroleum tax, intellectual capital, materiality, costs, activity, northern areas, fishermen, new entrants, internationalisation, ownership. best practise, reputation).
Paper and presentation at the Offshore Strategy Conference.
(Stavanger, 11 February, 2004). (Language: Norwegian).
WHAT KIND OF CAPITAL IS KNOWLEDGE?
Presentation for the Stavanger Business Association.
(Stavanger, 12 November, 2003). (Language: Norwegian).
PETROLEUM TAX AND INNOVATION THEORY - DO WE REALLY WANT TO BE AVERAGE?
(neoclassical capital value and profit theory, assumptions do not hold in knowledge economy, endogenous knowledge, cluster effects, externalities, the extended balance sheet, need to separate finance rent, resource rent, knowledge rent, monopoly rent, huge impact on taxation of resource-based industries)
Presentation at the the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF) Petroleum Tax Conference.
(Oslo, 11 November, 2003). (Language: English).
COMPETENCE AND VALUE CREATION AT THE NORWEGIAN CONTINENTAL SHELF.
An Analysis of the Knowledge Capital in the Norwegian Petroleum Cluster.
Co-author (together with Stig Ellingsen and Tore Sandvold) of report from the Administrative Research Fund (AFF) of The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). September, 2003. (Language: Norwegian).
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL AND THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IN A NEW INNOVATION ECONOMY.
Consequences for Firm Behaviour, Innovation, Value Creation and Framework Conditions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
Paper presented at the PetroBank User Group Meeting, Petrodata AS.
(Haugesund, 10 September, 2003). (Language: English).
2002 FOR GOOD OR WORSE - WHAT HAPPENS IN 2003?
(petroleum tax, access to acreage, restructuring, popular identification with the industry, public image)
Paper at the 2003 Offshore Strategy Conference.
(Stavanger, 10 February, 2003). (Language: Norwegian).
POSSIBLE RELATIONS BETWEEN SUPPLY INDUSTRY PROFITABILITY, INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURE AND PETROLEUM TAX
Working Paper for Kon-Kraft's Working Group for the Petroleum Industry's Value Creation and Financial Opportunities ("Capital Project"),
enclosed to the Working Group's report of November, 2002 (scroll down to page 75). (Language: Norwegian).

USE OF NATURAL GAS IN NORWAY: A PARLIAMENTARY REPORT THAT WAS NOT SUBMITTED
Paper presented at Norwegian Petroleum Society's Natural Gas Conference, Oslo 30 October, 2002. (Language: Norwegian).

CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE NORWEGIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY.
THE ROLE OF KON-KRAFT IN THIS CONTEXT.
Working Paper for Kon-Kraft seminar 10 October, 2002. (Language: Norwegian).

CHANGING THE RULES OF THE GAME TO CREATE MORE VALUE - PETROLEUM TAX AND KNOWLEDGE RENT
Paper presented at the 2002 Offshore Northern Seas Conference (ONS).
(Stavanger, 28 August, 2002). (Language: English).

THE PETROLEUM CLUSTER: KNOWING HOW TO DO IT
Article in Petoro Perspective Autumn, 2002, Petoro AS. (Language: English).

THE MECHANISMS THAT COULD UNDERMINE THE PETROLEUM CLUSTER
Paper and presentation at the Offshore Strategy Conference, Stavanger 12 February, 2002. (Language: Norwegian).
USE OF NATURAL GAS IN NORWAY
Paper at Norsk Hydro's gas seminar. (Bergen, 8 November, 2001). (Language: Norwegian).

TAX IN A KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
Article in Horisont #2/2001, Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry (NHO). (Direct link). (Language: Norwegian).

INDUSTRIAL EFFECTS OF THE OFFSHORE ACTIVITIES
(historical background for the emergence of the Norwegian cluster)
Paper presented for a Venezuelan government delegation at a Ministry of Petroleum and Energy seminar 18 June, 2001. (Language: English).

GAS MARKETS AND GAS TRANSPORT
Statement at hearing in Parliament's Standing Committee on Energy 25 Jan, 2001. (Language: Norwegian).

RECOMMENDATIONS ON CHANGES TO NORWAY'S E&P LICENSING SYSTEM
Report to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, prepared in cooperation with Arthur D Little International Inc. February 2000. (Language: English).
Enclosure to Parliamentary Report No. 39 (1999-2000) On the Oil and Gas Activities.
AWARD CRITERIA FOR E&P LICENSING
Report to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. January 2000. (Language: English).
Enclosure to Parliamentary Report No. 39 (1999-2000) On the Oil and Gas Activities.
EVALUATION OF FINANCE MINISTRY'S PETROLEUM TAX STUDY
Report to Aker Maritime ASA. (October, 2000). (Language: Norwegian.)

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