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Author Name:    BERGESEN, Helge Ole MOE, Arild OSTRENG, Willy

Title:   Resource Management at the International Level : The Case of the North Pacific

Publisher:    Frances Pinter (Publishers), London, 1987, ISBN:086187689x 

Seller ID:   103502

BERGESEN, Helge Ole, Arild MOE, and Willy OSTRENG. Soviet Oil and Security Interests in the Barents Sea. London : Frances Pinter (Publishers), (1987).First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-xv,(1),[1]-144. Tables, maps, diagrams in text. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The Barents Sea, which harbour s the Soviet northern fleet, has been marked by military activity and East-West tension ever since the Second World War. In the early 1980's oil exploration in the Norwegian and Soviet sectors of the Barents Sea introduced a new factor of commercial as well as strategic importance to this area, and it is in the light of this change that this analysis of Soviet energy policy, military interests and needs is made. An assessment is made of the importance of the Barents Sea as an energy option for the Soviet Union, focusingon domestic demand for oil and also the needs of foreign trade, having reg ard to the effects of the Chernobyl disaster. A discussion follows of the conflicting military and civilian interests in the Barents Sea. The authors aim to improve Western understanding of the relationships between Soviet military and civilian interests, and the factors likely to influence Soviet decision makers in this area. This book contains up-to-date topical information, including maps, and an appendix detailing Soviet purchases from abroadof offshore equipment." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The Barents Sea as an energy option : The development of the Soviet oil industry - The foreign t rade factor - Energy consumption in the Soviet Union - Soviet investment policy - Alternative areas of future oil production - Notes. 2. Soviet oil exploration in the Barents Sea : Seismic surveys - Exploratory drilling - Input of resources in offshore exploration - Soviet offshore activity: A preliminarv evaluation - Conclusions - Future prospects - Notes. 3. Petroleum and military strategy in the Barents Sea: A conflict of interests? : Ice conditions in the Barents Sea - The Northern Fleet: size, tasks and functions -Operational needs and conditions of the surface fleet - Submarines and pet roleum activity - Transit conditions in the Barents Sea - SSN-operations inthe Barents Sea - Summary and conclusion - Notes. 4. Conclusions: Soviet o ptions in the Barents Sea : Major alternatives - The Rouble Stategy - The hard-currency strategy - The form of cooperation - Notes. Appeniidix 1: The organization of the Barents Sea offshore research, planning, exploration and development. Appendix 2: Soviet offshore-related purchases from abroad. Owner's blind stamp on title page, name on flyleaf, else very good in dustjacket. 35.00


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