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International Arctic Petroleum Cooperation

Barents Sea Scenarios, 1st Edition

Edited by Anatoli Bourmistrov, Frode Mellemvik, Alexei Bambulyak, Ove Gudmestad, Indra Overland, Anatoly Zolotukhin


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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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction and Scenarios

1. Introduction

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

Per-Arne Sundsbø

About the Editors

Anatoli Bourmistrov is Professor and Head of Section at Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway and Project Manager at the High North Center for Business.

Frode Mellemvik is Director of the High North Center and Professor at Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway.

Alexei Bambulyak is Country Manager, Russia, at the research company Akvaplan-niva, Norway.

Ove Gudmestad is Professor of Marine Technology at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

Indra Overland is Head of the Russia, Eurasia and Arctic Research Group at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and Professor II at Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway.

Anatoly Zolotukhin is Counsellor on International Affairs, Research Director of the Institute of Arctic Petroleum Technologies and Professor of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering at Gubkin University, Moscow, Russia.

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Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy