Environment 2004 The Norwegian Petroleum Sector

Published under: Bondevik's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Environment 2004 The Norwegian Petroleum Sector

To enhance knowledge about petroleum activities and environmental issues.

The purpose of this publication is threefold:

  • to increase knowledge about the environmental aspects of Norwegian oil and gas activities
  • to take a more detailed look at a specific topic which particularly concerns both the industry and the authorities, and identify the challenges and options faced
  • to emphasise the government’s goal of ensuring that Norway reconciles its role as a large energy producer with a pioneering position on environmental issues.

Environment 2004 covers the status of emissions/discharges, environmental impacts, and measures to reduce discharges to the sea and emissions to the air from petroleum activities. The topic of this year’s edition focuses on treatment techniques for produced water. It demonstrates that new Norwegian technology helps to limit the risk of environmental harm. The choice of solution vary from field to field, and reflects such considerations as technical reservoir conditions and costs. The strong focus on the environmental aspects of Norwegian oil and gas production has helped to make our petroleum sector a leader in this area. That reflects both the way the authorities have incorporated environmental considerations extensively into the industry’s frame conditions, and from the commitment made by the industry itself.

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