Author: Halfdan Carstens

Halfdan CarstensHalfdan is a geologist with working experience from Norway, the US and several other countries worldwide. He worked for Saga Petroleum, Nopec and PGS before launching the magazine GEO in 1998. In 2004, he was the main founder of GEO ExPro and later expronews.com. Among other honours, Halfdan received the AAPG journalism award for “notable journalistic achievements”. He is also the initiator of several G&G-conferences that are still being run on a regular basis.

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Honoured for Deep Sea Minerals initiative

Honoured for Deep Sea Minerals initiative

Bloomberg Media has since 2011 published a ranking of the 50 Most Influential with "the ability to move markets or shape ideas and policies". In th [...]
Plenty of “rock batteries” on the ocean floor

Plenty of “rock batteries” on the ocean floor

Figure caption: Manganese nodules are formed as accretions at 4500 meter in the deep Pacific Ocean. They grow very slowly, about 1 cm per every millio [...]
From New York to Bergen

From New York to Bergen

On July 8, the Norwegian company FREYR was listed on the New York stock exchange. On October 20-21, the company will present at Deep Sea Minerals 2021 [...]
The Deep Sea: A Potential “Copper Mine”

The Deep Sea: A Potential “Copper Mine”

As clearly pointed out by IEA in the May 2021 report (“The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transition”), solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, win [...]
“Found” 7 profitable MMboe

“Found” 7 profitable MMboe

Lime Petroleum acquires 33.84% of producing Brage Field in Norway from Repsol. As of 15 June 2021, Lime Petroleum entered into a conditional sale a [...]
Large discoveries in the Triassic are still possible

Large discoveries in the Triassic are still possible

“Within EMGS, we would have been very excited if additional prospectivity had been proven within the Snadd level related to the observed resistor. Thi [...]
“Remarkable success”

“Remarkable success”

"The success rate over the last 18 months has been remarkable for such a mature area [as the NCS]," Torgeir Stordal, director of technology and coexis [...]
In the forefront of exploration technology

In the forefront of exploration technology

"Finding new commercial oil and gas is becoming increasingly difficult," Torgeir Stordal, said director of Technology and Coexistence at the Norwegian [...]
We will know in a few weeks’ time

We will know in a few weeks’ time

Equinor is currently drilling 7322/6-1S (Shenzhou), a prospect some 40 km west of Wisting, in an area of the Bjarmeland Platform that has not been exp [...]
The size of small fields tends to be overestimated

The size of small fields tends to be overestimated

Based on an analysis of 40 fields that started production since 2010, Anders Wittemann from Wittemann E&P Consulting (WEPC) concludes that it is p [...]
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