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In the north-central area of the West Siberian basin, three oil families have been identified based on source-related geochemical biomarker parameters and compound-specific isotopic analysis of alkanes and diamondoids.
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Explorer Emphasis

 

After the massive discovery offshore Alaska’s North Slope last year, recent recommendations by the National Petroleum Council, among other developments, the Arctic Circle is becoming a hotspot for offshore exploration.

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When OPEC announced a six-month agreement to curb production and reduce the world’s crude-supply surplus, skeptics quickly observed that a lot of people would have to keep their promises in order to make a meaningful dent in the world’s oil supply.

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The terms “resilient” and “flexible” are not often used to describe OPEC. But they might be the best two words to characterize the organization.

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By one measure, 2016 shaped up to be the worst time for international oil and gas discoveries in years. By another, last year looks like the worst for international oil additions in decades.

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The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Geological Sciences recently won first place in the Imperial Barrel Award competition. This was the school’s ninth year in the competition, and its first win, coming out of the Southwest Section.

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Basins around the world hold identified potential for unconventional resource development and a combination of exploration, assessment and evaluation seems certain to uncover other favorable plays.

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For the oil industry, the most worrisome news coming out of the Middle East doesn’t involve geopolitics. It’s well known by now that Iran wants to increase production by at least 500,000 barrels of oil per day as the lifting of international sanctions allows it to resume crude exports. But Iran isn’t alone.

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Explorer Policy Watch

 

Arctic energy is in the news as summer steams into Washington, D.C. Major issues include the midpoint of the two-year U.S. chair of the Arctic Council; public campaigns for and against including the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in the 2017-22 offshore oil and gas leasing plan; and plans for the United States to build the first heavy icebreaker in 40 years.

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