National Academy of Sciences holds workshop on legacy issues, induced seismicity, and risk management in the oil and gas industry

An earthquake-resistant pipeline crossing the San Andreas Fault at Cholame, California. Image Copyright © Michael Collier
On Thursday and Friday, December 1-2, the National Academies' Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbons held a workshop on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development: Legacy Issues, Induced Seismicity, and Innovations in Managing Risk. The meeting brought together experts from industry, academia, state and federal agencies, and environmental organizations to assess recent and potential future developments in understanding, monitoring, and mitigating the risks associated with oil and gas production.
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AAPG: Interview with Noble Energy's Henry Pettingill on "Innovative Thinking for Deepwater Success"

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The American Associaition of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Learn Blog published an interivew with Noble Energy's Geology and Exploration Manager, Henry Pettingill. With many noteworthy deepwater discoveries in the Levant and Leviathan fields in the Mediterranean, AAPG asked Pettingill to share what has led to these successes.

Critical Issues: National Academy of Sciences holds meeting on mineral and energy resources for the coming decade

Mountain Pass Rare Earth Mine, California. This mine dominated global rare earth element production from the 1960s to the 1980s. Although it still contains significant reserves, it closed in 2015 due to competition from China. Credit: Dan Cordier, USGS
On Monday November 14, the National Academies' Committee on Earth Resources held a meeting on Mineral and Energy Resource Issues for the Coming Decade. The meeting covered a wide range of issues and focused on the scientific and technical advances and challenges that will affect mineral and energy resources in the near future. Click "Read More" for some key takeaways:


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