Technology from Europe: Interview with Bente Nyland, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate ///

Norwegian oil production is declining while natural gas production is increasing. While 2009 saw a record number of exploration wells spudded and completed, that figure is expected to be lower this year, according to Bente Nyland, director general of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). The directorate handles oil and gas resource management and administration as well as issues related to the country’s CO2 tax. Nyland discusses how operators are being encouraged to increase the ultimate recovery rate of producing wells offshore Norway and the status of several major projects scheduled to come online in the next few years.

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