Europe Blog

On September 30, at the 3P Arctic Conference & Exhibition, Chris Parry will talk on 'Wilson Cycles and the Opening of the North Atlantic & Norwegian – Greenland Sea.”

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Europe Blog

At the 3P Arctic Conference & Exhibition this September Tom Stone will present ‘Utlilising Raman Spectroscopy for the automated analysis of heavy minerals in sands and silts: An example from the Triassic and Jurassic of the Barents Sea’ in the afternoon of Session 5. - See more at: http://www.aapg.org/global/europe/blog

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Europe Blog

At the 3P Arctic Conference & Exhibition this September, Bernard Coakley will discuss active proposals and planned drilling across the Arctic Ocean, highlighting the scientific objectives for sampling the sedimentary column. 

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Europe Blog

At the 3P Arctic Conference & Exhibition this September Geir Richardson with Statoil will present 'Toward the 23rd Round' during the opening and plenary session.

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Europe Blog

At the 3P Arctic Conference & Exhibition this September, Dr. Jonathan Bujak will tell attendees about a plant that has the potential to help reduce today’s climate change. 

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Energy Policy Blog

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, chaired by Representative Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) recently held a hearing that investigated the environmental risks and economic benefits of Alaska offshore Arctic drilling. Two of the new Arctic offshore regulations attracted the most controversy: the requirement for a standby rig in case of a blowout, and the shortened drilling season. This hearing comes at the same time as Shell mobilizes its equipment for drilling in the Chukchi Sea later this summer. Groups opposed to Arctic drilling recently protested the Polar Pioneer drilling rig’s departure from the Port of Seattle.

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Energy Policy Blog

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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Correlator Article

Immediately after the November election, many were looking forward to a more productive Congress and a relatively passive, lame-duck president. Those assumptions have been turned on their head. President Obama is proposing many new regulations that will negatively affect oil and gas, and plans to close additional federal land to drilling.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

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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Energy Policy Blog

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) methane-hydrate program is making a giant leap forward in 2015 with a new field test. But, why should we care about methane hydrates? First, the world will continue to depend on fossil fuels well past 2040 and natural gas is the cleanest option. Second, some countries that do not have sufficient indigenous energy have potentially large methane hydrate resources. Finally, methane hydrates occur in low concentrations over vast areas of the seafloor and shallow subsea sediments around the world, including the Arctic. If these areas warm, the hydrates could dissociate, releasing methane.

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