The far northern waters of the NCS are a sensitive and demanding area, and introduce new and additional risks which must be managed in order to operate prudently.
Natural conditions on the northernmost NCS present challenges related to technological and operational solutions, emergency preparedness, logistics, personal equipment/ clothing, geography, ice conditions, and access to suitable facilities and equipment.
Petroleum operations in the far north represent an important long-term commitment – both on the NCS and on other continental shelves. Important decisions will be taken about activities in this region in the time to come, and we have a crucial role to play where these are concerned.
What must the industry do?