As western Europe’s largest oil and gas producer, Norway is now exploring the idea that up to 40% of its untapped resources could be in the Barents Sea. These resources are estimated to be worth up to 230 billion Euros.
With this, Kirkenes – a small Norwegian town in the high Arctic – could become the hub for a new era of oil and gas exploration in Norway.
Cecilie Hansen, the Mayor of Kirkenes, believes that “it’s time to look to the north,” and start oil and gas activities in this part of the country. Serious investments were already made in the two major shipping terminals and the construction of a oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.
Entrepreneur Jacob Stolt-Nielsen invested 250 million Euros in the LNG project believing that “The oil and gas [that’s] going to be produced is going to increase tremendously.” When the terminal is ready, it is expected that volumes will top 18 – 20 million tons by 2018.
Those looking for jobs in the Norwegian oil companies should check out the TUjobs.com portal. The online recruitment website specialises in advertising oil and gas jobs, posting daily vacancies. Some of the highlights on TUjobs.com this week are:
• Quality & Risk Manager – QRM Engineer at Experis in Nord-Trøndelag
• Estimator/ Senior Estimator at Aibel in Forus
• Senior Subeas Engineers at Reinertsen AS in Trondheim
• Senior Consultant Procurement- Business Consulting at Experis in Rogaland
To view all of the job vacancies, visit www.TUjobs.com.