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[online] Elusive Resources and Community Expectations: Petroleum Narratives by the Norwegian Barents Sea

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  • UserRagnhild Feng Dale (Western Norway Research Institute)
  • ClockThursday 14 May 2020, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseZoom.

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The debate over whether oil found in the Barents Sea should materialise in jobs in the northern regions of Norway has been a hot topic in public debates in recent years, as oil prices have fluctuated and the resource itself is present in smaller amounts than first expected. In this talk, I’ll discuss a paper I’m currently writing, and zoom in on how the dynamic between petroleum companies and local communities in the Norwegian North are performed and communicated in the debate about the Johan Castberg field outside Nordkapp. Here, narratives and expectations of what the resource will mean for them are affected not only by politics or economics, but also by the elusiveness of the resource itself.

This talk is part of the Polar Humanities and Social Sciences ECR Workshop series.

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