Research topics

The project studies the introduction of the oil and gas industry in the High North and the processes by which the new industry gains a foothold in the region. More specifically, the project addresses the following questions:

  • What new challenges is the industry facing as it moves northwards?
  • How does the region engage to promote oil and gas development?
  • Which regional transformations do the petroleum activities bring about?
  • What characterizes the interaction between the oil industry and the fishing industry, and how are potential conflicts resolved?
  • In what ways are Norway and Russia establishing cross-border collaboration in the field of oil and gas?
  • How are the current low oil prices, the sanctions policy, and climate considerations affecting the mode and rate of oil and gas development in the High North?


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