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Energy Programme


NUPI’s Energy Programme is an independent, interdisciplinary research programme that deals with international politics and economics related to energy issues. The programme was established in 2006.

The Energy Programme aims to serve as a forum for analyses of geopolitics. In addition, it examines Norway’s international role and the importance of oil and gas for Norwegian foreign policy. The intention is to function as an arena and meeting place for various groups, in Norway and abroad, working on related issues. The Energy Programme seeks to involve the departments at NUPI and other institutions in order to strengthen the understanding of Norway’s role as an energy power in a global perspective and to generate debate on international energy politics

Current research [More]

Russian and Caspian energy developments and their implications for Norway and Norwegian actors (RUSSCASP) 2008–2013

RUSSCASP aims to examine driving forces shaping Russian and Caspian energy exports, energy developments in the High North and the potential role of foreign energy companies in these regions. More

Development of the OSCE Academy as a regional node for education and research 2008–2013

The project aimes at strengthening the OSSE Academy in Bishkek , enriching its teaching activities and cementing its position as a regional competence centre on democracy and regional cooperation. More

Petroleum, politics and power: The cases of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia 2008-2012

PhD project analysing the relationship between state petroleum companies and the state in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia. More

Completed projects [More]

Mapping Energy Expertise. Actors and Topics 2009

The aim of this study was to map international expertise in the field of energy security with focus on the energy-security and climate-change nexus. More

Konflikt og forsoning i Midtøsten - olje, Irak, Iran og Saudi-Arabia 2010 - 2011

Prosjektet, som er et samarbeid mellom BI og NUPI, skal analysere USAs handlingsrom og virkemidler overfor Midtøsten. More

Regional Competence-Building for Think-Tanks in the South Caucasus and Central Asia 2007-2011

The project focuses on strengthening the capacity of think-tanks in South Caucasus and Central Asia. More

Publications [Vis flere]
  • Austvik, Ole Gunnar (2015). Negotiating and adapting optimal integration: transnational economic integration and the public management challenge,

    Chapter 11 in Soonhee Kim, Shena Ashley and Henry W. Lambright, eds. Public Administration in the Context of Global Governance

    .Cheltenham, UK,Edward Elgar Publishing.p. 16-137. Chapter in the book "Public Administration in the Context of Global Governance" who aims to consider the broad context of globalizing public administration and the many institutional and governance forms entailed. [url]
  • Godzimirski, Jakub M. (2014). The Norwegian Energy Security Debate,

    In Moe, Espen and Paul Midford (eds), Common Challenges, National Responses: The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security in Japan, China and Northern Europe.

    .Palgrave Macmillan.p. 116-136. [url]
  • Austvik, Ole Gunnar (2014). The Norwegian Petroleum Experience as an Example?,

    The International Shale Gas and Oil Journal, Vol 2 Issue 2

    .Deventer, The Netherlands,Claeys & Casteels.p. 18-28 .This article discusses how Norway as a newcomer to the industry in the 1970s, in a unique government - business mixture, succeeded to build a competitive national oil and gas industry in only a couple of decades. [url]
  • Godzimirski, Jakub M. (2014). Russia's external energy strategy,

    in Susanne Oxenstierna, Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen (ed.) Russian Energy and Security up to 2030

    .London/New York,Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.p. 213-231.This book chapter presents the key challenges and opportunities that Russian external energy policy will have to deal with in the period between 2012 and 2030 as viewed in a series of future energy scenarios published over the last decade. [url]
  • Godzimirski, Jakub M. (2013). Russian Energy: Summing up and Looking Ahead,

    in Jakub M. Godzimirski (ed) Russian Energy in a Changing World

    .Farnham/Burlington,Ashgate Publishing Limited.p. 177-195.Chapter 9 in Jakub M. Godzimirski (ed) Russian Energy in a Changing World is a summing up of the main findings of the contributors of the book. [url]
  • Godzimirski, Jakub M., (2013). Actors, Ideas and Actions,

    in Jakub M. Godzimirski (ed) Russian Energy in a Changing World

    .Farnham/Burlington,Ashgate Publishing Limited.p. 13-34.Chapter 1 in Jakub M. Godzimirski (ed) Russian Energy in a Changing World. This chapter presents the key actors, ideas ans actions shaping the Russian energy sector in recent years. [url]
  • Godzimirski, Jakub M. (2013). Introduction: Understanding Russian Energy after the Crisis,

    in Jakub M. Godzimirski (ed) Russian Energy in a Changing World

    .Farnham/Burlington,Ashgate Publishing Limited.p. 1-12.Introduction to the book Russian Energy in a Changing World. What is the Outlook for the Hydrocarbons Superpower? [url]
  • Godzimirski, Jakub M. [ed.] (2013). Russian Energy in a Changing World. UK, Ashgate. 218 pages. In this book Russian and Western scholars examine various aspects of Russian energy policy and the opportunities and constraints that influence the choices made by the country’s energy decision makers.
  • Overland, Indra (2013). Gas, Price, and Russia's Modernization,

    in Osteuropa 63 (7)

    .Berlin,Berliner Wissenshafts-Verlag.p. 61-74.This article argues that to increase energy efficiency in Russia, subsidies should be cut and energy prices increased so as to create an incentive to save energy. [url]
  • Overland, Indra , Jakub M. Godzimirski, Lars Petter Lunden, Daniel Fjærtoft (2013). Rosneft's offshore partnerships: the re-opening of the Russian petroleum frontier?,

    in Polar Record 49 (2)

    .Cambridge University Press.p. 140-153.This article analyses and compares the contents and contexts of major cooperation agreements between the Russian and state owned Rosneft and international companies. The goal is to ascertain what the agreements have to tell about access for international companies to Russia's offshore petroleum resources and the influence of competing Russian political actors over the country's petroleum sector. [url]