Inland Subsea SuccessDec 12, 2003
Managing Director Tore Halvorsen at FMC Kongsberg Subsea expects the number of Norwegian contractors they use to decrease in the years ahead. But personnel with high education will secure the company’s continued existence at Kongsberg - as the main center for subsea innovation within the largest subsea company in the world.
Technip in the Think TankDec 12, 2003
Decommissioning will no doubt become an important market segment in the North Sea in years to come. However, it requires huge investments, and the time perspective is long. Developing the most versatile equipment might be a way to secure these investments. At the moment Technip-Coflexip is considering two horses in hope that one of them might tempt ConocoPhillips.
Speeding Up the ReportDec 12, 2003
Einar Steensnæs is committed to please the oil companies in future licensing rounds, after the disappointing participation in the 17the licensing round and the high number of dry wells drilled during 2002. Steensnæs is therefore trying to find ways to sweeten the prospect of continued exploration on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Finishing the report on the consequences of exploration and production in the Lofoten and Barents region is now high on the agenda.
Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine 30th AnniversaryDec 12, 2003
Throughout the past 30 years Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine has covered the main events, and met with key players who helped shape the Norwegian oil & gas industry. During our anniversary year we will bring some glimpses from stories we have had through the years.
Legal and Ethical FrontiersDec 12, 2003
As Internet Crime is soaring, governments are scrambling to keep up with the perpetrators, and to find ways to effectively punish them. The key issue is how to effectively curb repeat offenders. At the same time, there is a real risk that the measures taken to prevent crime infringe on important civil rights. And as criminals grow smarter and develop better tools, the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies and legal authorities grow more difficult.