Commentary, 9/10 2008Oct 15, 2008
As we were preparing to go to press, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Petroleum Directorate (NPD) announced that the Awards in Predefined Areas 2008 (APA 2008) have once again proven to be the best ever.
“The high level of interest shows that the APA system contributes to efficient exploration of the shelf, in line with the authorities’ intentions,” says Sissel Eriksen, director in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate with responsibility for exploration.
From the Editor, 9/10 2008Oct 15, 2008
In many ways, most of what’s in this issue serves as a review of the recent Offshore Northern Seas conference. With its Energy for One World theme, ONS celebrated yet another year of breaking records. We’ve been busy following up on “discoveries” we made during this year’s event.
Bente Nyland and the NPD – The Long ViewOct 15, 2008
Bente Nyland was sworn in as the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s third director general last December, following her stint as acting director after Gunnar Berge resigned the post half a year earlier. Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine
caught up with Ms. Nyland at the NPD stand at this year’s ONS. Amid the clamour of the exhibition floor, beneath the “It Matters” banner over the NPD stand – she filled us in on what’s happening on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Intent to IntegrateOct 15, 2008
Stakeholders in the Norwegian petroleum industry gathering in Stavanger in September learned that much to do with harnessing communications technology to harvest “billions of dollars” in extra value offshore could be slow in coming. Work on developing – and agreeing – standards, especially for wireless, is of necessity bogging down the machinery of change. Delegates at the Norwegian Petroleum Society’s Integrated Operations seminar learned much was “still being discussed”.
Maximising Production in Mature Assets with Solid Expandable TechnologyOct 15, 2008
During the last 10 years, Enventure’s expandable systems have been globally proven to be highly effective for operators facing extreme drilling and production challenges, such as those in the North Sea. Use of the technology is yielding a host of economic and operational benefits worldwide.
Essential Downloads for Your Mobile PhoneOct 15, 2008
There are plenty of useful and entertaining applications available for your mobile phone on the Internet – some of them free of charge. Here are a few nifty items for you to check out. Most of them can be downloaded directly to your mobile phone, while others require sideloading from a PC or online registration before downloading.