This first English-language study examines the problems, benefits, and prospects for the future faced by Norway as an oil-producing nation. It demonstrates the impact of oil on Norway's foreign policy.

chapter |6 pages


part 1|16 pages

The Context

chapter 1|5 pages

The World in Disorder

chapter 2|4 pages

The Energy Crisis

chapter 3|4 pages

The OPEC Revolution

part 2|15 pages

Norway’s Role as an Oil Nation

chapter 4|4 pages

The Importance of Norway’s Oil

chapter 5|9 pages

Norway’s Dilemma: OPEC versus IEA

part 3|26 pages

The Functional Issues

chapter 6|7 pages

The Question of Pace

chapter 7|8 pages

The Question of Prices

chapter 8|8 pages

The Question of Profits

part 4|32 pages

The North Sea

chapter 9|6 pages

Nationalism versus Internationalism

chapter 10|8 pages

Ekofisk—Landing the Oil and Gas

chapter 11|5 pages

Frigg—Dividing the Pie

part 5|13 pages

Spitzbergen and the Barents Sea

chapter 13|11 pages

Norway and the Great Powers

part 6|20 pages

Crisis Management

chapter 14|12 pages

Accidents—The Bravo Blowout

chapter 15|6 pages

Security—Terrorism and War

part 7|10 pages

The Prospects

chapter 16|8 pages

Comments and Speculation