The prospects include Al Khayr, Tortue and Marsouin.
The availability of dual-fuel engines and dedicated natural gas engines has created more fuel options in the oil patch.
With hydrocarbons plentiful, the region is a sleeping giant for the oil and gas industry.
Statoil’s choice of a remotely controlled unmanned wellhead platform as the concept for phase one of the Oseberg Future project reflects the swing it warned of last year from subsea back to surface installations as a means of cutting costs.
Many countries offer tax credits on R&D. And many companies are unaware of them.