This first English-language study examines the problems, benefits, and prospects for the future faced by Norway as an oil-producing nation. It demonstrates the impact of oil on Norway's foreign policy.
Introduction Part 1: The Context 1. The World in Disorder 2. The Energy Crisis 3. The OPEC Revolution Part 2: Norway's Role as an Oil Nation 4. The Importance of Norway's Oil 5. Norway's Dilemma: OPEC versus IEA Part 3: The Functional Issues 6. The Question of Pace 7. The Question of Prices 8. The Question of Profits Part 4: The North Sea 9. Nationalism versus Internationalism 10. Ekofisk—Landing the Oil and Gas 11. Frigg—Dividing the Pie 12. Statfjord—The Modernization of Norwegian Industry Part 5: Spitzbergen and the Barents Sea 13. Norway and the Great Powers Part 6: Crisis Management 14. Accidents—The Bravo Blowout 15. Security—Terrorism and War Part 7: The Prospects 16. Comments and Speculation