292 pages | 72 B/W Illus.
The Arctic region contains large amounts of natural resources considered necessary to sustain global economic growth, so it is unsurprising that it is increasingly susceptible to political, economic, environmental, and even military conflicts. This book looks in detail at the preconditions and outlook for international cooperation on the development of Arctic petroleum resources, focusing on Norwegian–Russian cooperation in the Barents Sea towards 2025.
The authors provide a cross-disciplinary approach including geopolitical, institutional, technological, corporate and environmental perspectives to analyse the underlying factors that shape the future development of the region. Three future scenarios are developed, exploring various levels of cooperation and development influenced by and resulting from potential political, commercial and environmental circumstances. Through these scenarios, the book improves understanding of the challenges and opportunities for Arctic petroleum resource development and promotes further consideration of the possible outcomes of future cooperation.
The book should be of interest to students, scholars and policy-makers working in the areas of Arctic studies, oil and gas studies, energy security, global environmental governance, environmental politics and environmental technology.
Part 1: Introduction and Scenarios
Anatoli Bourmistrov and Frode Mellemvik
2. Barents Sea Oil and Gas 2025: Three Scenarios
Indra Overland, Alexei Bambulyak, Anatoli Bourmistrov, Ove Gudmestad, Frode Mellemvik and Anatoly Zolotukhin
Part 2: Politics, Economics and Experience of Cooperation
3. The International Context for Barents Oil and Gas: Asia’s Double Impact
Indra Overland, Nodari Simonia, Sergey Vasiliev and Elana Wilson Rowe
4. Resource Management Regimes in the Barents Sea
Alexei Bambulyak, Svetlana Golubeva, Maria Sydnes, Are Kristoffer Sydnes, Lars-Henrik Larsen and Vlada Streletskaya
5. Driving Forces for Norwegian–Russian Petroleum B2B Cooperation: Implications for the Barents Sea
Anatoli Bourmistrov, June Borge Doornich and Andrey Krivorotov
6. Norwegian–Russian Political Relations and Barents Oil and Gas Developments
Indra Overland and Andrey Krivorotov
7. Norwegian–Russian Cooperation on Oil and Gas Education
Anatoli Bourmistrov, Ove Gudmestad, Valery Salygin and Anatoly Zolotukhin
Part 3: Technology and the Natural Environment
8. Structure of the Geological Section and the Features of Oil and Gas Content
Mark Verba, Gennady Ivanov and Anatoly Zolotukhin
9. Barents Sea Hydrocarbon Resource Base and Production Potential
Anatoly Zolotukhin, Anton Sungurov and Vlada Streletskaya
10. Development of Hydrocarbon Fields in the Newly Delineated Border Area of Norway and Russia with Emphasis on Subsea Development Schemes
Maria Bulakh, Ove Gudmestad, and Anatoly Zolotukhin
11. Petroleum Production Facilities in Arctic Operational Environments
Tore Markeset, Anette Sæland, Ove Gudmestad and Javad Barabady
12. Crisis Management Considerations and Designs in Cold Climate Areas
Ove Njå and Ove Gudmestad
13. Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in the Barents Sea
Roald Kommedal, Andrea Bagi and Tor Hemmingsen
14. Winterization of Onshore Facilities and Outdoor Work Areas