The State Offshore: Petroleum, Politics, and State Intervention on the British and Norwegian Continental Shelves

By Brent F. Nelsen | Go to book overview

3
Transformation

The first five years of the 1970s were years of transformation in petroleum politics--no less so in the United Kingdom and Norway than in the Middle East. The presence of oil in the North Sea, the worldwide trend toward greater national control of petroleum resources, and higher crude oil prices all contributed to a dramatic transformation of the petroleum policies established in Britain and Norway in the 1960s. This chapter examines in detail the road leading to reform in each country, the role of important actors in the formation of new policies, and the new systems thatemerged.


THE TRANSFORMATION OF NORWEGIAN POLICY

The Road to Reform

The road to petroleum policy reform in Norway was a smooth one. The journey began when officials became increasingly dissatisfied in the late 1960s with the limited tools of control provided by the 1965 system. The introduction of state participation to Second Round licenses was one indication that change was desired. Another was a statement by the Ministry of Industry in a 1970 report to the Storting that made clear its intention to consider the establishment of a stateowned company and a continental shelf directorate if commercial petroleum deposits were found. 1 Norwegian authorities wanted change, but their desire to strengthen state control of offshore activity could not be realized fully until their bargaining position vis-à-vis the oil companies was radically improved. That improvement came in mid-1970 when both the petroleum industry and the government recognized Ekofisk as a major discovery. 2 With a proven oil province within its jurisdiction, the Norwegian government now definitelyhad

-33-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The State Offshore: Petroleum, Politics, and State Intervention on the British and Norwegian Continental Shelves
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Figures ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Part I Setting the Stage 1
  • 1: Introduction 3
  • Part II The First Two Decades 11
  • 2: Creation 13
  • 3: Transformation 33
  • 4: Implementation 57
  • Part III The 1980s 85
  • 5: Regulation 87
  • 6: Depletion 113
  • 7: Taxation 137
  • 8: Participation 155
  • Part IV Conclusion 181
  • 9: Explanation 183
  • Appendix: List of Interviews 195
  • Notes 199
  • Selected Bibliography 229
  • Index 237
  • About the Author 251
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 258

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.