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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Explorer Division Column EMD

In virtually all regions of sustained production, the industry is steadily improving in situ recovery methods and reducing environmental impacts of bitumen and heavy oil production, especially those associated with surface mining.

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Explorer Article

The winners of the 2015 Arctic Technology Conference’s inaugural Distinguished Achievement Awards have been named for the Individual and the Company/Organization/Institution categories.

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Explorer Article

New technology, new science, new possibilities – all in a new location. There’s a lot that’s new waiting to be introduced at this year’s Arctic Technology Conference (ATC), a multidisciplinary meeting that offers the latest in Arctic exploration, development and production.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Exploration and production in the Arctic is a proven difficult task – companies active there are all too familiar with its harsh conditions of ice, extreme low temperatures, long periods of winter darkness and remoteness. Consequently, providing safety to workers has become a major concern for companies braving this harsh territory.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

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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Explorer Emphasis Article

Newfoundland-based GRI Simulations has logged innumerable hours working on its Virtual Arctic Simulation Environment to enable scientists to evaluate the perilous area from the comfort of their offices.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

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

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Explorer Emphasis Article

It wasn’t easy, that’s for sure. But AAPG member Tom Marshall – a geologist who moved to Alaska in his early 30s, enamored by the idea of homesteading in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley – managed to change the future of the entire state with a suggestion that sounded as promising as a dry hole.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

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.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Workshop
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tuesday, 21 February Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This workshop will be held Feb 21-22 in Oklahoma City, and will bring together industry practitioners, government and state agencies, nonprofit and academic institutions in a first of its kind event that will spark new ideas, motivate interdisciplinary and multi institutional collaboration and support the establishment of best practices for cleaning up and repurposing wells across the nation.

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Plamen Nikolov Ganev Plamen Nikolov Ganev President (2022-2023) Accenture Strategy (310) 726-2067
Vaughn Grant Thompson Vaughn Grant Thompson Past President (2022-2023) Carbon California 805-794-0070
Kristy Hanley Whitaker Kristy Hanley Whitaker President Elect (2022-2023) Berry Corporation 6616163967
Stephen Anthony Reid Stephen Anthony Reid Editor-in-Chief (2021-2023) Geological Consultant (661) 303-7817
Lisa Ann Alpert Lisa Ann Alpert Treasurer (2022-2023) Aera Energy LLC 661-665-5557
Megan Ruth Mortimer-Lamb Megan Ruth Mortimer-Lamb Treasurer Elect (2022-2023) Aera Energy LLC

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