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Press Release: US and Norway Strengthen Cooperation on Offshore Energy and Seabed Minerals

RegjeringeToday in Washington DC, the US Department of Interior (DOI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE).

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a framework for continued cooperation between DOI and MPE in the areas of  offshore oil and gas, offshore wind energy and seabed minerals.

– The MOU signed today will further strengthen the longstanding energy partnership between our two countries. I’m convinced that sharing of best practices and experience will be mutually beneficial, and contribute to sustainable resource management, said Mr. Tony C. Tiller, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Activities outlined in the MOU framework include the exchange of scientific and technical information, and cooperation regarding research and technological development. DOI and MPE will remain in regular contact and foster discussion of experiences, best practices, policy, and regulatory initiatives relevant to the development of offshore resources.

The U.S. and Norway are two of the world’s largest offshore energy producers and have decades of experience to draw upon in expanding discussions on oil and gas best practices. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Katharine MacGregor and Norwegian Ambassador to the U.S., Mr. Kåre R. Aas signed the agreement during a ceremony in Washington, DC.

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Sons of Norway Viking: Seven Years as Norway’s Ambassador with Kåre R. Aas

I have served as Norway’s Ambassador to the United States for the past seven years. It has been a privilege and an honor to work every day on further developing the already excellent relationship between our two countries. In a few weeks I will leave Washington, D.C., and move on to new challenges.

It is a strange time to end my tenure here in the United States, as the whole world since late winter has been challenged by a health crisis the likes of which we have not seen in our lifetimes. It affects us all profoundly. It impacts our economy and way of life to such an extent that I believe we will never really return to our old ways in all respects.

Let me reflect on a few issues that come to mind as particularly important after these years.

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