The Norwegian government is in favour of the so-called electrification of the shelf (elektrifisering av sokkelen), which means the electrification of the oil and gas platform.
I will comment this new focus on a relatively old topic on the Norwegian Continental Shelf more in detail rapidly.
But, after today's seminar organised by ZERO in Oslo, a policy question remains. Does the government has a consistent strategy for electrifying the platforms, or, as put forward by the representative of the Ministry for Petroleum and Energy, it will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Time has come to define a clear strategy for electrification of the shelf, as part of the general energy and climate national policy.