September marks the EXPLORER's annual International Issue, and one of the world's areas that has been near the top of all lists when it comes to exploration potential is Greenland. Seeping oil first detected in 1992 at the Disko-Nuussuaq region launched the ruggedly beautiful area into exploration status. Pictured on this month's cover (above) is grønArctic's GRO #3 well, drilled on western Nuussuaq. Click here for an update on Greenland activity.
Photo by Kim Zinck-Jørgensen
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.
The Proverbial 'Doo Doo' Is Hitting the Fan'
Senate Panel Hears AAPG Views
AAPG's message concerning the abundance of gas resources, the current supply crunch and the need to open public lands to exploration was taken to the halls of Congress. G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs, of New Canaan, Conn., was invited to testify by Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Hydraulic Frac Policy Proposed
Supply, Land Position Papers OK'd
Two policy statements concerning issues facing the upstream industry have been approved by the AAPG Executive Committee and a third policy statement on Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing is published to allow member comments prior to the Executive Committee's final approval.
President-Elect Candidates Respond
Candidates for AAPG office have been given the opportunity to respond briefly to the subject: "Why I Accepted the Invitation to be a Candidate for AAPG Office."
51 Drilled in 1987 - 4,000 in 1997
Horizontal Wells Now Common
An increasing number of companies, in an increasing number of places around the world, consider horizontal drilling as an option in all kinds of plays. Through May 1999 Denver-based IHS Energy Group's databases contained records for 20,430 horizontal wells in 67 different countries.
Rank Wildcat Probes Huge Structure
Greenland Wants 'Oil Lamp' to Light
Everyone knows Greenland has oil. But the exploration areas are so frontier they make Dodge City look like the middle of Manhattan, and so far no one has caught a glimpse of commercial Greenland production. So who will be first?
Cost Base Reduction is Goal
UK Seeks to Work WITH Industry
The oil and gas business has been one of the crown jewels of the United Kingdom's economy for years, sustaining an impressive performance for over three decades - and through innovative approaches, officials mean to keep it that way.