Explorer Policy Watch

The oil and natural gas industry is the target of round two of the President’s Climate Action Plan, released in 2013 with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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DEG has two principal venues to reach members and the public through the written word.These commonly serve as discussion starters and are intended to maintain lively debate and discourse within the DEG community.

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In a paper to be presented at the upcoming Arctic Technology Conference, Fugro remote sensing manager Todd Mitchell discusses ways to better characterize the sensitive areas of the remote Arctic to help prepare for better disaster responses.

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Arctic exploration and production is not for the timid. Nor for those without deep pockets.

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A massive environmental data trove from Alaska’s Chukchi Sea gathered by three large oil companies is available at an Internet near you. The Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program was begun by ConocoPhillips and Shell in 2008, including Statoil in 2012-13.

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The call for abstracts deadline is Jan. 15 for the next AAPG International Conference and Exhibition – a meeting that will be historic on many levels. This year’s ICE will be held Sept. 13-16 in Melbourne, Australia – the first time AAPG has used that city as a setting for ICE.

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Explorer Article

This film captures truth about energy and delivers its message with passion. “Public understanding of energy is very low. Energy education is vital.” That’s past AAPG president and newly-named AAPG Honorary member Scott Tinker, who helped create and narrates the film “Switch,” a non-partisan, non-advocacy documentary about the world’s energy needs, on why he thought the project was necessary.

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There’s a major scientific initiative evolving in Baton Rouge, La., that is expected to have a positive impact around the globe. It’s the relatively new Water Institute of the Gulf, appropriately located in this city bounded on its western edge by the majestic Mississippi River as it wends its way southward to meet the Gulf of Mexico.

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Explorer Policy Watch

The need for research to help understand the causes and mitigate induced seismicity was one of several topics at several recent Washington, D.C., workshops that explored what we know about the subsurface and its response to energy extraction technologies – and what research is needed for more efficient and safe energy development.

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In many environmental areas, it seems the energy industry is often on the defensive and is forced to react to real or perceived environmental issues rather than employ forethought to anticipate the majority of issues that might arise from energy-related activities.

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Workshop
Lviv, Ukraine
Thursday, 21 September Friday, 22 September 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us for a workshop where experts will  explore the Carpathian foreland and the Dnieper-Donetsk rift basins with a focus not only on hydrocarbons, but the utilization of geothermal resources, hydrogen exploration and CCUS.

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President Biden has laid out a bold and ambitious goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the United States by 2050.  The pathway to that target includes cutting total greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and eliminating them entirely from the nation’s electricity sector by 2035. The Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management will play an important role in the transition to net-zero carbon emissions by reducing the environmental impacts of fossil energy production and use – and helping decarbonize other hard-to abate sectors.

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Local sea-level changes are not simply a function of global ocean volumes but also the interactions between the solid Earth, the Earth’s gravitational field and the loading and unloading of ice sheets. Contrasting behaviors between Antarctica and Scotland highlight how important the geologic structure beneath the former ice sheets is in determining the interactions between ice sheets and relative sea levels.

Request a visit from Alex Simms!

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