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Exploration

Division committee:
Division head: Kjell Sunde, Statoil
Elisabeth Alve, University of Oslo
Anders Elverhøi, University of Oslo

Photo: VISTA project 6261 Post Doc Martin Muravchik. Field work in Suez Rift, Egypt 2014.Photo: VISTA project 6261 Post Doc Martin Muravchik. Field work in Suez Rift, Egypt 2014.
New discoveries of hydrocarbon reserves are of great national and international economic importance to fulfil rising global energy demand and to maintain production levels. This is particularly the case on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), where the average time from award of exploration licence to field development traditionally is plus minus 10 years - It is clear that a significant exploration effort on the NCS is needed to maintain national production levels before existing producing fields are decommissioned. The ultimate goal of the VISTA-exploration programme is to provide new knowledge and technology that will reduce the economic risk related to exploration of petroleum, both on the NCS and globally. 

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Kjell Sunde

Division head, Exploration
E-mail: kjesu@statoil.com 

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