Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2008«

Daqing – one of the world’s largest oil fields / ett av världens största oljefält

August 30, 2008

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Next year it is 50 years since they found Daqing, that is China’s largest oilfield and one of the world’s 20 largest. There are varying reports on the field’s size. According to published information it can yield around 13 to 18 million barrels of oil. Production began in 1962 and, after approximately 40 years of […]

Meetings with energy authorities and the Academy of Social Sciences / Möte med energimyndigheter och akademi

August 30, 2008

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During two days we have had various seminars on Peak Oil and a workshop on the socioeconomic consequences of Peak Oil. The meetings were in central Beijing. Since the Chinese University of Petroleum lies on the outer traffic routes of Beijing we needed to depart early in a car bearing the correct final digit on […]

Peak Oil Workshop

August 27, 2008

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The University welcomed us with a dinner that evening together with the rector and some other leading professors. It was revealed that the head of the economics institute was sceptical about Peak Oil, i.e. economists around the world think alike. Fortunately, others have different viewpoints. The fact that the rector is also the chairperson of […]

Welcome to China / Välkommen till Kina

August 27, 2008

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  The plane from Stockholm to Beijing was half full. A little further back in the plane I could get four seats for myself and it was no problem to sleep for a few hours. The new airport in Beijing is magnificent and there are no hassles coming in and passing through customs. It is […]

Welcome to China / Välkommen till Kina

August 27, 2008

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(English will come) Planet från Stockholm till Beijing var halvfullt och lite längre bak i planet kunde jag få fyra säten för mig själv och det var inga problem att sova några timmar. Den nya flygplatsen i Beijing är magnifik och inget krångel att komma in och genom tullen. Det märks att man satsat stort […]

Intervju om Norges olja på DN-tv (Dagens Näringsliv)

August 25, 2008

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(Just Swedish) För intresserade så finns det en intervju om Norges olja på Dagens Näringslivs hemsida. Intervjun är på Norska och Svenska.

Peak Oil delegation till Beijing / Peak Oil delegation to Beijing

August 25, 2008

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The Olympic Games in Beijing are over and the Swedish delegation, that had such high expectations of great success now travels home with their tails between their legs. Not a single gold medal. The four silver that we won were all great surprises while the bronze resulted from a “certain” sailing gold. Now a new […]

ASPO Sweden / ASPO Sverige

August 20, 2008

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In May 2002, i.e. six years ago, ASPO, The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, had its first meeting in Uppsala. We decided then to build a network that would raise awareness of the approaching world peak of oil production. One year ago, at the ASPO conference in Cork, Ireland, we decided […]

Once again Norwegian Oil / Norges olja än en gång

August 19, 2008

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Our paper on Norwegian oil production, that was accepted for publication in Energy Policy at the beginning of August and that was then discussed in Norway, has now become an article in Dagens Industri [Today’s Industry, a Swedish newspaper]. Gabriel Mellqvist rang yesterday before noon and he was mainly interested in the discussion on production […]

Ph.D. students and undergraduates / Doktorander och studenter

August 18, 2008

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The most important members of a research group are Ph.D. students and undergraduates. It is their task to work with all the “crazy” ideas that one has a research leader. Yesterday evening I was out at Arlanda [Stockholm’s international airport] to meet Noriaki from Japan who is to begin as a new Ph.D. student in […]

KCBS Radio, San Fransisco

August 16, 2008

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Today the all news radio station KCBS from San Francisco call for an interview. It has already been aired but this is the direct link to the audio: http://podcast.kcbs.com/kcbs/1270978.mp3

The war in Georgia IV / Kriget i Georgien IV

August 15, 2008

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Time to summarise an armed conflict that, in future, will be analysed from different viewpoints. We can note that silence prevails in Germany – the economic ties with Russia are very strong. Together with France and Italy, they have made a statement where they observe that a one-sided condemnation of Russia can make it difficult […]

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