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As part of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) efforts to craft comprehensive energy legislation, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently held a hearing to discuss 26 bills that would expand energy supplies. 
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Explorer Article

 
The oil and gas industry, like any competitive industry, keeps technological advancements close to the vest. The greatest exception to that rule are advancements that promote safety and protect the environment. Nine international oil and gas companies came together form the Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology Joint Industry Program – known, in short, as the Arctic JIP.
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The chief geologist for a Canadian regulatory agency says the group is working to assess potential risks by better understanding the full geologic framework in the development of oil sands and heavy oil in the province of Alberta.
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The semi-finals are completed. Twelve teams from around the world have their eyes set on Denver to participate in the finals of the 2015 AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition.
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History doesn’t always repeat itself, but it often rhymes, as veterans of the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys recall how they survived the 1980s oil crash.

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Explorer Emphasis

 
Feisty. Funny. Determined. Competitive. Brilliant. Generous. The words used to describe Harris in advance of her posthumously receiving the AAPG Harrison Schmitt Award at the upcoming ACE in Denver.
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Petroleum industry players expend considerable energy, money and time adhering to federal government dictates. Additionally, they are constantly on the alert for newer policies and restrictions that might affect them– particularly in the U.S. offshore environment.
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Several governors and elected officials will be on hand to discuss the future of coastal energy exploration during a panel discussion at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston next month. Speakers will include North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition.
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Oil spills get a lot of media attention, but the best stories are about the disasters that didn’t happen.
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Explorer Policy Watch

 

Commercial interest in the Arctic has grown with declines in summer sea ice cover – since 2007 the extent of Arctic sea ice has been significantly less than it was in the decade after satellite measurements started in 1978.

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Santa Barbara , California, United States
3-8 April 2016

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The conference aims to bring together professionals from academia, government agencies and industry who are actively involved in pushing the technical limits and application of basin modeling.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2-5 October 2016

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