Oil and Gas Assessment (OGA)

This subsite presents information products and materials relating to the results of the 2007 assessment of Oil and Gas in the Arctic (OGA)

The 2007 assessment of oil and gas activities in the Arctic was prepared in response to a request from the Ministers of the Arctic Council. The assessment was coordinated by AMAP.

The objective of the 2007 OGA was to present an holistic assessment of the environmental, social and economic, and human health impacts of oil and gas activities in the Arctic, and to evaluate the likely future course of development of Arctic oil and gas activities and their potential effects.

The assessment updates information contained in the 1997/98 AMAP assessment reports, including several aspects not covered in the earlier assessments regarding impacts of oil and gas activities. It aims to offer a balanced and reliable document to decision makers in support of sound future management of oil and gas activities in the Arctic, and includes recommendations to the Ministers for their consideration.


OGA Reports

The OGA assessment is presented in three reports: an overview report (of ca. 40 pages) summarising the results of the assessment in an easily readable format; and two scientific assessment volumes providing the fully-referenced and detailed technical background information. Volume 1 covers oil and gas activities in the Arctic and its social and economic effects. Volume 2 covers sources, inputs and concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons and oil and gas related chemicals in the Arctic; and effects of ol and gas activity on the environment and human health. A third volume is under preparation covering ecosystem effects and vulnerability.


The OGA reports contain a number of specially-prepared maps and graphics, a selection of which are shown below. These and other AMAP maps and graphics are available from the Maps and Graphics database.


Maps

Name Kind Modified
Generalized schematic diagram of oil and gas activities Maps & Graphics 23/05/2013 12:57:40
Map of main oil and gas transport routes from Russian Arctic production areas 23/05/2013 12:58:12
Relationship between frequency and volume of releases to the marine environment from different sources (worldwide) 23/05/2013 13:00:55
Simplified Barents Sea food-web 23/05/2013 13:04:29
Pie charts showing original gas in place in the Arctic areas of the four Arctic producing countries 23/05/2013 13:06:31
Pie charts showing original oil in place in the Arctic areas of the four Arctic producing countries 23/05/2013 13:02:41
Holistic approach to assessment of health of the general population 23/05/2013 13:10:49
Distribution of business activity around Norway from oil and gas 23/05/2013 13:01:32
GDP in Arctic regions compared with national averages 23/05/2013 13:07:31
Alaska quarterly oil and gas employment 23/05/2013 13:11:14
Fate of spilled oil - the most important weathering processes and their time windows 23/05/2013 13:12:41
Schematic diagram of the petroleum hydrocarbon budget of the Arctic 23/05/2013 13:10:00
Echo sounder crosssection of the Kopanoar mud volcano with methane venting from crest 23/05/2013 13:12:05
PAH contamination in bottom sediments from harbours in northern Norway and Russia 23/05/2013 13:05:23
Annual and cumulative gas production in arctic areas, by country 23/05/2013 12:59:27
Oil/gas production areas in the Arctic 23/05/2013 12:58:47
Expansion of exploration drilling activity in arctic oil and gas provinces. Locations of drilling 1990 to 2004 23/05/2013 13:06:04
Expansion of exploration drilling activity in arctic oil and gas provinces. Locations of drilling 1980 to 1989 23/05/2013 13:09:25
Expansion of exploration drilling activity in arctic oil and gas provinces. Locations of drilling 1960 to 1979 23/05/2013 13:08:25
Expansion of exploration drilling activity in arctic oil and gas provinces. Locations of drilling pre 1960 23/05/2013 13:08:56
Recent observations of summer sea-ice extent 23/05/2013 13:02:09
Population changes over time in the Central Arctic caribou herd, Alaska 23/05/2013 13:03:43
Fluctuations in the price of oil 23/05/2013 13:06:59
PAH concentration in bottom sediments around the Arctic, 2001-2005 23/05/2013 13:10:24
PAH concentration in bottom sediments of the Barents Sea 23/05/2013 12:57:56
Annual and cumulative oil production in arctic areas, by country 23/05/2013 13:04:54
Major Oil and Gas Provinces and basins around the Arctic 23/05/2013 12:58:35

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