15721 Explorer Issue: Explorer Issue
Current Issue: February 2015

In this issue, we delve into some of the new and developing technologies that will mitigate some of the risk and cost of Arctic exploration and development. Also read about some of the logistical and personnel complications, and solutions, for finding oil in the harsh environment of the frozen north. And, we take a look at many technical presentations from the upcoming Arctic Technology Conference, and we explore some of the history of how Alaska's North Slope became such a hot spot for hydrocarbons. In addition, we have some in-depth analysis of the current state of the global oil and gas market in light of the ongoing price war, including some specifics on the current fate of some major U.S. plays. There's also some coverage of the politics of energy development in both the halls of power at the federal, state and local levels, and in the halls of academia.

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