Ormen Lange and Snøhvit : just a fairytale, or a regional savor?
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This master thesis explores what the actual ripple effects from Snøhvit and Ormen Lange have been, and looked upon the lessons learned from this. My theoretical foundations are based upon theories about ripple effects and coopetition. A ripple effect is:”Indirect effect that spreads out from the direct or main effect to reach areas or population far removed from its intended or original purpose or target‖ and coopetition is competitors cooperating to achieve a mutual goal. In addition to this I will, on the basis of my study of Aukra and Hammerfest and with primary and secondary data, end this thesis with an estimation of potential ripple effects in the Lofoten and Vesterålen if this region is opened up for oil and gas activity. The theoretical directions are chosen based on hypothesis I had and on my main problem statement ―What are the actual economical ripple effects of oil and gas activity for local municipalities- a case study of Aukra and Hammerfest?‖ My empirical data consists of data from interviews with the Mayor of Aukra and former Mayor in Hammerfest, in addition to interviews with informants in the Lofoten and Vesterålen region. My findings can be briefly summarized like this: Both municipalities have large property tax income They are experiencing an increase in population and local youth are staying behind Aukra has developed a beneficial cooperation with its neighboring municipalities through GassRor IKS Hammerfest and Aukra both experience more activity in its own municipalities Local suppliers are included in delivery of industrial equipment Lofoten and Vesterålen is today in a situation where they need new legs to stand on There is a high degree of transferability from Hammerfest and Aukra to Lofoten and Vesterålen region
Masteroppgave i Energy management - Høgskolen i Bodø, 2010