The primary objective of the PETROSAM programme is to increase insight into petroleum activity in a societal context in order to provide the Norwegian petroleum authorities and petroleum industry with the best possible basis on which to devise policies and strategies.
Insight into the interplay between policy, economics and petroleum activities is critical for Norway as a major oil and gas-exporting nation. Over the past six years, activities under the Programme on Social Science Petroleum Research (PETROSAM) at the Research Council of Norway have resulted in new knowledge in this field.
Two books have recently been published based on research funded through the “Poverty and peace” (POVPEACE) activity under the NORGLOBAL programme; One on fisheries, the other on oil and gas.
PETROSAM har innvilget fire nye prosjekter fra 2012.