Offshore Permafrost and Oil and Gas Field Development

  • Arne Instanes
  • Marina Leibman
  • Evgeny S. Melnikov
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 76)


Experience from oil and gas field development in the Beaufort Sea and Barents Sea has clearly shown that there is a need for mapping of offshore permafrost and better understanding of the physical properties of offshore permafrost in order to develop cost effective and environmentally friendly technologies fir the development of new fields. The most promising area for future offshore Arctic oil and gas field development is the Barents Sea including the shallow waters of the Pechora Sea where development is presently on the way. Russian researchers and institutes have studied offshore permafrost for more than 60 years and represent vast knowledge and experience. Modern Arctic offshore geotechnical soil investigations have been and can be carried out by Russian companies.


Arctic Ocean Well Bore Saline Pore Water Svalbard Archipelago Norwegian Geotechnical Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arne Instanes
    • 1
  • Marina Leibman
    • 2
  • Evgeny S. Melnikov
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)OsloNORWAY
  2. 2.Earth Cryosphere InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRUSSIA

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