The North Sea System for Petroleum Production

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The North Sea System for Petroleum Production

State Intervention on the British and Norwegian Continental Shelves

9781839102493 Edward Elgar Publishing
Brent F. Nelsen, Jane Fishburne Hipp Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Furman University, US and Tina Soliman Hunter, Professor of Energy and Natural Resources Law, and Director of the Centre for Energy Resources Innovation and Transformation (CENRIT), Macquarie University, Australia
Publication Date: March 2024 ISBN: 978 1 83910 249 3 Extent: 146 pp
The North Sea System for Petroleum Production unpacks the variation in state intervention in offshore petroleum activities on the British and Norwegian continental shelves. This astute book also examines the causes of various policy convergences and divergences.

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The North Sea System for Petroleum Production unpacks the variation in state intervention in offshore petroleum activities on the British and Norwegian continental shelves. This astute book also examines the causes of various policy convergences and divergences.

Brent F. Nelsen and Tina Soliman Hunter illustrate how varying international conditions, interest group pressures and national cultures explain differences in state intervention that resulted in subsequent divergence and also highlight the issue of increased European demand against ongoing supply and delivery constraints. Considering current pledges to reduce carbon emissions, the book also investigates the increased role of the state in both countries to extract as much petroleum as possible whilst boosting offshore clean energy sources.

Academics and students of energy policy and energy law will benefit not only from the historical overview of development but also from the discussions surrounding the evolution of British and Norwegian legal frameworks. Government officials and business professionals will also find the extensive analysis informative, creating a deeper understanding of how Britain and Norway have achieved success in harnessing the resources of foreign private companies.
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‘The authoritative text for all researchers, students, practitioners, regulators, and policymakers charting the roots, development, and future of two of the leading North Sea offshore petroleum models. Nelsen and Soliman Hunter’s seminal research charts the gripping and unique history of offshore petroleum development in the British and Norwegian Continental Shelves. The expert application of theoretical tools to these two comparative offshore petroleum regimes draws crucial lessons for policy and regulatory development in conventional and decarbonised offshore energy development into the future.’
– Madeline Taylor, Macquarie University, Australia

‘This new title provides a historical and insightful guide to the evolution of the UK and Norwegian hydrocarbon developments in the North Sea which have been major hubs for the oil and gas industry over the past decades. In addition, it covers the challenges both countries will have to face to address their energy transition paths.’
– Eduardo G. Pereira, International Energy Scholar and Attorney, Brazil/Portugal
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Contents:
Preface
1 Framework: Explaining state intervention offshore
2 Convergence: Developing the North Sea System
3 Divergence: Checking state ownership and control
4 Reconvergence: Maximizing resource recovery
5 Future: Transitioning to a clean energy province
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