Total recoverable oil and gas resources have increased sharply since 2012 but it will be difficult to achieve the government's oil targets from 2005, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) figures show.
Money from the Arabs has breathed new life into the aircraft maintenance facility in Sola. Investors from Bahrain who bought the company partnered with a bank that adheres to Islamic principles. The bank is now preparing to launch a Sharia bank in Norway.
Many are speculating about whether the western Norway storms and extreme rainfall in England are effects of the much-warned climate changes This is nothing compared to what is coming if emissions continue, climate researchers say.
Much of the discussion about Statoil's Johan Sverdrup development plans is about electrification. Nevertheless, project director Øyvind Reinertsen believes it is important to keep the significance this has for Norwegian society in mind.