By Anatoli Bourmistrov, Frode Mellemvik, Alexei Bambulyak, Ove Gudmestad, Indra Overland, Anatoly Zolotukhin
The Arctic zone includes quite a lot of average assets needed to maintain international fiscal progress, so it truly is unsurprising that it is increasingly at risk of political, financial, environmental, or even army conflicts. This booklet seems intimately on the preconditions and outlook for overseas cooperation at the improvement of Arctic petroleum assets, targeting Norwegian–Russian cooperation within the Barents Sea in the direction of 2025.
The authors supply a cross-disciplinary technique together with geopolitical, institutional, technological, company and environmental views to examine the underlying elements that form the long run improvement of the sector. Three future eventualities are built, exploring a variety of degrees of cooperation and development influenced by means of and due to power political, advertisement and environmental situations. via those eventualities, the booklet improves realizing of the demanding situations and opportunities for Arctic petroleum source improvement and promotes further attention of the potential results of destiny cooperation.
The booklet could be of curiosity to scholars, students and policy-makers operating within the parts of Arctic reviews, oil and gasoline experiences, power defense, worldwide environmental governance, environmental politics and environmental technology.
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Extra resources for International Arctic Petroleum Cooperation: Barents Sea Scenarios
G. demanded volumes, project development time frames and transportation routes. In ChapterÂ€10, Maria Bulakh, Ove Gudmestad and Anatoly Zolotukhin describe how hydrocarbon fields in the newly delineated border area in the Barents Sea of Norway and Russia can be developed based on subsea technology. Founded on data from previous geological surveys, the authors describe the physical environmental conditions in the most promising area of the Barents SeaÂ€– the Fedynsky High, analyze the main challenges for exploration and production and suggest possible scenarios for oil and gas fields’ technical development and arrangements.
Finally, in ChapterÂ€14, Per-Arne Sundsbø discusses issues of the winterization of onshore facilities and outdoor work areas. Because wind and drifting snow are among the most essential characteristics of the Arctic climate, increasing petroleum activity means that proper winterization of equipment is an indispensable condition for successful operations in Arctic conditions. The author describes and reviews different winterization measures. The chapterÂ€also provides design guidelines for wind and snow control, while illustrating that selected control measures should be carefully designed and implemented according to a systematic and overall wind and snow control strategy for petroleum facilities.
G. the issues of the climate change, the role of authorities and the relative importance of different factors. This book is evidence that we managed to reach a consensus. We are thankful to the people who dedicated their time to review and comment on individual chapters and scenarios. In this respect, we would like to express our gratitude to experts on different issues related to Arctic petroleum in international, Norwegian and Russian perspectives, especially those who have provided written comments and/or actively participated in discussions during the book seminars in Moscow (OctoberÂ€22, 2014) and Oslo (OctoberÂ€31, 2014): Morten Anker (Counselor for Energy and Environment, Norwegian Embassy in Moscow), Odd Jarle Borch (Professor, Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland), Daniel Fjærtoft (Partner and Managing Director, Sigra Group), Jarle Forbord (Managing Director, the Norwegian Russian Chamber of Commerce), Jakub Godzimirski (Research Professor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs), Marsel Gubaidullin (Professor, Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk), Andrey Kulikov (Second Secretary, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Norway), Petter Nore (Chief Energy Analyst, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway), Iryna Roddvik (Vice President External Affairs, Region Europe, Telenor), Sverre Rustad (Counselor for Education, Research and Technology, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow), Antonina Stoupakova (Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Geological Adviser to Statoil) and Erik Øverland (Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education and Research of Norway).