Subsea history book published Subsea history book published
Published: 22. March 2019 Updated: 20. June 2019
The book "Getting down to it 50 years of subsea success in Norway" is now printed! The book is written by Kristin Øye Gjerde and Arnfinn Nergaard. The Norwegian Petroleum Museum has had the responsibility of organizing and realization of the project.
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The publisher Wigestrand publishing house has issued an eight pages leaflet that can be downloaded from here: Subsea history leaflet

Norway’s subsea history is a tale of pioneering spirit and drive, innovation and boldness, and world class technology solutions and engineering skills.
It’s about staking out an unexplored route, and about the way Norway – despite harsh weather conditions, deep waters and strict government regulation – has moved from importing subsea equipment for its Ekofisk field in 1971 to become a leading exporter of underwater technology worldwide in 2019.
Subsea wells currently account for about half of Norway’s offshore oil and gas production. But Norwegian offshore technology also has a substantial transfer value to related activities such as offshore wind power, aquaculture and seabed mining.
This sector will thereby provide the basis for new industrial development in coming decades. Knowing where the industry has come from will be valuable for understanding its present position – and where it is heading.
Underwater technology is not only an important element in the oil and gas industry, but also a key part of Norwegian industrial and contemporary history.
This book has been written for a broad audience, is copiously illustrated and presents developments partly chronologically and partly thematically. The story of Norwegian subsea technology has both a national and an international market. It is being published in separate and parallel English and Norwegian editions.

The book is now possible to order.

When ordering, remember to specify how many copies are required in English and Norwegian respectively. Orders should be sent to Wigestrand Forlag AS, e-mail:

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