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Through 150 Dry Wellbores (2005).

Four drawings, ink on paper 70 x 70 cm, and 84 x 80 cm.


Commission for the gas tanker “Arctic Princess” (one of the ships carrying lliquid gas from the “Snow White” field outside Northern Norway).


The four drawings depict every dry wellbore drilled in Norwegian sector from the start of Norwegian oil exploitation in 1967 to August 1984, when the “Snow White” gas field was discovered.

     “Dry wellbores” are (test)drillholes that shows no trace of neither oil nor gas. Beyond being disappointments, they are important sources of information, pointing out directions of further search.

     The numbers and colours on these drawings informs about dates, dept of sea, and the dept of bores below the bottom of the sea. They illustrate how the search for fossil fuels constantly is pushed further north, and deeper down.

     The bores are connected chronologically, with a line going from no 1 through to 150.

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