THORSHAVN, CAPITAL AND CHIEF PORT OF THE FAEROES. The old part of Thorshavn is picturesque, crowded, cluttered and slightly dirty; the new part is hygientic, modern and less picturesque. Corrugated iron roofs of the new buildings may be bettr to live under, but they cannot please the eye like an old sod roof colorful with green grass and flowers. Although all wood must be imported, the islanders follow in the footsteps of their Viking ancestors, building homes of timber instead of native rock. Even the chimneys are of wood.

Stormy Faroe Islands in 1930

“The Faeroes [sic] remain practically unchanged by modern civilization and untouched by the tourist. Modern civilization can find no foothold on their windy cliffs; there life can exist only when modeled on ancient, primitive patterns. And so the islanders, forever wrestling with waves and winds, have little time for the tourist or his money. Like…

Time to drill onshore again in the Faroes

Exploration for hydrocarbons is an on-going affair in the Faroes, and the involved oil companies have pinned their hopes upon certain areas of the Faroes plateau. In many instances the thick basalt layering has prevented the oil companies in picking the exact drill site location. There was a time when several onshore drillings were conducted,…

Faroe awarded 10 new exploration licences in Norway

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in the Atlantic margin, the North Sea and Norway, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded 10 new prospective exploration licences, including two operatorships, under the 2013 Norwegian APA (Awards in Pre-defined Areas) Licence Round on the…

Området sørøst for Færøyene er der oljeselskapene mener at sjansen er størst for å finne olje.

Hva skjer hvis man finner olje?

Oljeselskapene har i mange år jobbet med å undersøke den færøyske havbunnen for å finne ut av om det finnes olje eller gass i drivverdige mengder. Flere leteboringer har vært gjennomført, uten at man har funnet mer enn spor etter olje og gass. I vår gjenopptas leteboringen i Brugdan II og senere i år skal…

Sara Olsvig. Foto: AnguMotzfeldt

Vil ha tettere samarbeid med USA

– Våre kontakter med USA er i dag i hovedsak basert på forskning, forsvar og den amerikanske tilstedeværelsen på Thule Air Base. Jeg mener at vi trenger å tenke nytt i vårt forhold til USA, slik at det vil omfatte flere områder. Vi bør blant annet se på om vi ikke kan få til et…