Norway is already an important and long-term supplier of gas to Europe, and Norwegian gas could become the center of the energy transition in the EU, the Norwegian Directorate of Petroleum said in a statement. 2022 resource reportpresented on Thursday.
The report was presented by Kjersti Dahle Grov, acting director for technology, analytics and coexistence. He emphasized the factors that are important to counteract the decline in production and ensure an increase in gas exports to Europe.
This includes high exploration activity, further technology development to recover more from the operating field, active players – and infrastructure development.
The chances of making major discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf are greatest in the unexplored areas of the Barents Sea. 59 percent of its resources are located in areas not yet cleared for petroleum activities, mostly in the northern Barents Sea.
In addition, the infrastructure must also exist. Until now, the Equinor gas plant in Melkøya was the only option for supplying gas.
– Without greater export capacity, both proven and undiscovered gas in the Barents Sea is less desirable, says NPD.
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