- Senior Research Fellow+47 92696167
The Russian petroleum industry is facing alarming trends. Upstream, decreasing size of discoveries and a falling recovery rate challenges Russia's ability to maintain its petroleum production. For Russia's gas sector, the structure and politics in core export markets represent an additional challenge.
In order to secure vital revenue for the state, Russia faces a triple challenge of replacing current production capacity, making production more cost-efficient, and being more flexible in its gas export strategy. The Russian institutional framework, however, has yet to change in accordance with new realities.
This project focuses on how Russia´s oil and gas sector responds to current upstream and downstream challenges. Will there be institutional adaption or resistance?
This question is addressed through four work packages on institutional change covering unconventional oil, Arctic offshore petroleum, the business climate for IOCs and gas exports. The project will also include a PhD with the preliminary title: "The Russian Gas Sector in a Changing World: Gazprom´s Response to Export Market and Upstream Challenges"
Project period: 2014-2018
- Research Council of Norway (PETROSAM 2 Programme)
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
Post-Communist Economies, Vol 28, No 3, 2016, pp. 281-299.
Energy Policy, 2015, Vol. 87, p. 553-561
Oil & Gas Journal, Vol 113, No 8, 2015
Samfunnsøkonomen, No 1, 2016, pp. 10-19. (In Norwegian)
Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL), Vol 14, No 2, 2016.
The Energy Journal, Vol 36, SI 1, 2015, pp. 63-97.
FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 10, May 2013
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Sesimikk-avtale mellom Norge og Russland i Barentshavet ('Agreement about seismic surveys bteween Norway and Russia in the Barents Sea')
Her og nå - NRK P1 (radio), 13.10.2016. In Norwegian.
Oljefunn i nord kan dempe spenningen mellom øst og vest ('Oil discoveries in the North could dampen east-west tensions')
NRK Finnmark, 12.10.2016. In Norwegian.
23. konsesjonsrunde: Dei nye områda for leiteboring ('The 23rd licensing round: New acreage for exploration drilling')
BarentsWatch, 05.09.2016. In Norwegian.
Бурение вдоль российской границы. Норвегия приглашает ('Drilling along the Russian border. A Norwegian invitation')
The Independent Barents Observer, 24.05.2016. In Russian
Lukoil is Norway’s new Arctic petro partner
The Independent Barents Observer, 24.05.2016.
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The Independent Barents Observer, 24.05.2016. In Russian.
Drilling along the Russian border. A Norwegian invitation
The Independent Barents Observer, 19.05.2016