Many people are calling for a halt to oil production.
So why is the new Johan Sverdrup field so important?
“If people didn’t care and protest about the climate, we’d be far worse off,” says geologist Thea Broch (30), who works at Equinor’s office in Harstad. “They push us to improve, both as a company and as an industry. That’s a very good thing.”
Her job is to search for new oil and gas fields by interpreting seismic images, which show what is hidden under the seabed. She says that it’s important for her to influence the industry in the right direction, and that’s why she welcomes the opportunity to work for a company like Equinor.
Thea Broch. Photo: VG Partnership
In the Paris Agreement, world leaders agreed that global warming must be limited to well below two degrees. This calls for a significant reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions.
“It’s important that the oil that is produced, is produced as cleanly as possible.”
Thea Broch, Geologist at Equinor