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Petroleum Industry Transformations

Lessons from Norway and Beyond

Taran Thune Ole Andreas Engen (University of Stavanger, Norway) Olav Wicken



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13 August 2018
Taking the case of the Norwegian petroleum industry as its vantage point, the book discusses the question of industrial transformations in resource-based industries. The book presents new, empirically-based analyses of the development of the petroleum industry, with an emphasis on three ongoing transformation processes:

Technological upgrading and innovation in upstream petroleum.

Globalisation of the petroleum industry and suppliers' experiences of entering foreign markets.

Diversification into and out of petroleum - and the potential for new growth paths after oil.

Drawing together a range of key thinkers in this field, this volume addresses the ways in which the petroleum industry and its supply industry has changed since the turn of the millennium. It provides recommendations for the development of resource economies in general and petroleum economies in particular.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy policy and economics, natural resource management, innovation studies and the politics of the oil and gas sector.
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Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   521g
ISBN:   9781138307636
ISBN 10:   1138307637
Series:   Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions
Pages:   272
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
List of Figures List of Tables List of Contributors Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Chapter 1 - Transformations in petroleum: Innovation, globalisation and diversification By Taran Thune, Ole Andreas Engen and Olav Wicken PART I Chapter 2 - The evolving sectoral innovation system for upstream oil and gas in Norway By Ole Andreas Engen, Erlend Osland Simensen and Taran Thune Chapter 3 - Innovation in the petroleum value chain and the role of supply companies By Erlend Osland Simensen and Taran Thune Chapter 4 - Knowledge networks and innovation among subsea firms By Nina Hjertvikrem & Rune Dahl Fitjar Chapter 5 - Cost-cutting as an innovation driver among suppliers during an industry downturn By Jakoba Sraml Gonzalez Chapter 6 - Norwegian rig service industry: Innovations in contractual relations. By Petter Osmundsen PART II Chapter 7 - Born national - going global By Helge Ryggvik & Ole Andreas Engen Chapter 8 - Norwegian suppliers in Brazil By Helge Ryggvik, Ole Andreas Engen and Antonio Jose Junqueira Botelho Chapter 9 - Supply companies and the political economy of platform concepts in the U.S Gulf of Mexico By Helge Ryggvik Chapter 10 - Steel, Staff and Solutions: Past, present and future prospects for employment in the Norwegian-based petroleum supply industry By Atle Blomgren and Christian Quale PART III Chapter 11- Versatile competences and product market diversification among oil and gas supply firms By Taran Thune and Tuukka Makitie Chapter 12 - Diversification into new markets: Challenges and opportunities for petroleum supply firms By Allan Dahl Andersen and Magnus Gulbrandsen Chapter 13 - From oil to wind, and back again: Resource redeployment and diversification By Tuukka Makitie, Taran Thune and Jakoba Sraml Gonzalez PART IV Chapter 14 - The resource endowment challenge: Extending the value chain By Oystein Noreng Chapter 15 - Collaborative innovation in the Norwegian oil & gas industry: Surprise or sign of a new economy-wide paradigm? By Charles Sabel and Gary Herrigel

Taran Thune is Professor in the Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo, Norway. Ole Andreas Engen is a Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Olav Wicken is Professor in the Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Reviews for Petroleum Industry Transformations: Lessons from Norway and Beyond

Petroleum economies have long been analyzed macro-economically as suffering from the resource curse . This book offers a long-awaited alternative view based on a knowledge economy perspective. Petroleum economies can benefit from complex knowledge built up in supplier industries to diversify into new and promising industries. The case of Norway, central to this book, serves as an example for many other resource-based economies worldwide. -- Koen Frenken, Professor in Innovation Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands This book reveals the dynamics of natural resources when developed by a capability rich institutional regime. The petroleum sector in Norway is not only a success story, it has also transformed the innovation models of the global petroleum industry. The book is a must for those who want to understand todays offshore industry as well as for those who want to prepare for the transitions to come. -- Staffan Laestadius, Professor Emeritus, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden The oil and gas industry remains the largest in the world by a long way: it is the resource at the heart of the industrial system. This path-breaking book explores one of its most dynamic national bases [Norway]. It offers unique insights into oil's innovation paths, its industrial trajectories, its economic impacts and its future. --Keith Smith, Professor at Imperial Business School, UK

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