In scientific research, exploration is one of three purposes of empirical research (the other two being description and explanation). The term is commonly used metaphorically. For example, an individual may speak of exploring the Internet, sexuality, etc.
Notable periods of human exploration
Phoenician galley sailings
The Phoenicians (1550 BCE–300 BCE) traded throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Asia Minor though many of their routes are still unknown today. The presence of tin in some Phoenician artifacts suggests that they may have traveled to Britain. Some scientists speculate that they voyaged all the way to Central America, although this is disputed. According to Virgil's Aeneid and other ancient sources, the legendary Queen Dido was a Phoenician from Asia Minor who sailed to North Africa and founded the city of Carthage.
Mineral exploration is the process of finding ores (commercially viable concentrations of minerals) to mine. Mineral exploration is a much more intensive, organized and professional form of mineral prospecting and, though it frequently uses the services of prospecting, the process of mineral exploration on the whole is much more involved.
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
AGR has been awarded a well management contract by Apus Energia for a deepwater exploration well in the Sinapa license offshore Guinea-Bissau. The post AGR going to Guinea-Bissau for well management job appeared first on OffshoreEnergy... .
The company has secured a well management contract with Apus Energia Guinea-Bissau S.A. for a deepwater exploration well in the Sinapa license offshore Guinea-Bissau, with drilling set to commence in the summer of 2024 ... .
The WAFXAward has been handed to Rethinking Oil Rigs – OffshoreData Center, by ArupArup. The WAFX Award, which celebrates proposals that aim to tackle global challenges, has been awarded to Rethinking Oil Rigs – Offshore Data Center, by Arup. The project explores how oil rigs ...
PresidentNicolas Maduro hailed what he called "an overwhelming victory for the 'Yes' throughout Venezuela." ... Regardless of the outcome of the vote, little will change in the short term ... But tensions have been rising since Guyana took bids in September for several offshore oil exploration blocks, and after a major new find was announced in October.
“We are convinced that Essequibo is ours. It has always been ours,” said Mariela Camero, 68, who voted in a working-class area of Caracas... But tensions have been rising since Guyana took bids in September for several offshore oil exploration blocks, and after a major new find was announced in October ... And Caracas had vowed to go ahead regardless.
OIL-RICH TERRITORY. Nicolas Maduro, who is seeking re-election next year, hopes the vote would bolster his nation’s century-old claim to Guyana-ruled Essequibo. AFP, CARACAS ... However, tensions have been rising since Guyana took bids in September for several offshore oil exploration blocks, and after a major new find was announced in October ... .
Climate ChangeMinisterSimonWatts says he will provide an update on New Zealand's stance on a global renewables pledge when he lands in Dubai at the end of the week ... New Zealand's target is cutting methane by 10 percent by 2030 ... The award was in recognition of the new government's decision to reverse the ban on offshore oil and gas exploration ....
It has budgeted to spend $102 billion over the next five years, up 31 per cent from the previous five-year period, and 72 per cent of which is directed to oil and gas exploration and production ... It would not make sense for Brazil to constrain its growth, in addition to current major projects in its famous “pre-salt” deepwater offshore area.
Dogger BankSouth consists of two offshore wind projects, each 1.5 GW ... In September 2022, RWE and Masdar signed a memorandum of understanding to explore collaborations on offshore wind projects both in and outside Germany ... became the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
News of the agreement for the joint investment in what is billed as the world’s largest wind farm comes at a critical time of the offshore wind and is seen as a vote of confidence for the beleaguered industry from a global investor ... A year ago they committed to working jointly to explore offshore wind projects both in and outside Germany.
Olabode Makanjuola, CEO, Caverton OffshoreSupportGroup seems to possess a magic wand in aviation and shipping; making his career life a subject of keen interest, writes Funke Olaode ... While exploring onshore and offshore work, Makanjuola considered the possibility of commuting by air as an added option in the services provided.