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.
This discovery marks the first operated offshore exploration discovery for Kufpec and demonstrates Kufpec’s growth and potential as an operator of offshore oil and gas projects, consistent with the Kufpec 2040 Strategy.
When the Trump administration explored the possibility of offering new oil leases offshore of California, its analysis was based on the assumption that an oil spill is unlikely and that if it did occur it would be limited to 8,400 gallons, according to the suit ... Monsell said the federal suit was part of an effort to phase out all offshore drilling.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas said it was offering 14 offshore exploration blocks, six clusters of discovered resource opportunities (DRO), and one cluster of late-life assets (LLA) in its annual bid exercise launched on Thursday.
Perth , January 27 (ANI) ...Woodside in a statement on Thursday said they have operated in Myanmar since 2013, conducting multiple exploration and drilling campaigns ... "In 2021 Woodside completed the relinquishment of exploration permits covering offshore Blocks AD-2, AD-5 and A-4 and is in the process of withdrawing from Blocks AD-6, AD-7 and A-7.
(THE CONVERSATION) Off the Massachusetts and New York coasts, developers are preparing to build the United States’ first federally approvedutility-scale offshore wind farms – 74 turbines in all that could power 470,000 homes. More than a dozen other offshore wind projects are awaiting approval along the Eastern Seaboard.
The UPRDB introduces a separation of the upstream petroleum exploration and production sector from the mining sector, which is currently regulated under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources DevelopmentAct, No 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) ... terms of both the exploration and production phase.
Equinor has received consent from Norway’s offshore regulator for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea, using one of Transocean’s rigs. The post Equinor gets the go-ahead for drilling ops in.. ... .
Previous Next. Staff reporter ... He also said in a forum yesterday that the government will continue to explore with mainland authorities the construction of offshore yuan infrastructure to further promote the internationalization of the yuan, including allowing investors to trade Hong Kong stocks in yuan without having to exchange the currency ... .
CourtesyJohn Bennion. By now, you’ve probably heard that a company is proposing to build islands in UtahLake — like those offshore from Dubai. Utah Lake is not the Persian Gulf, but I decided to explore how the Dubai Islands are doing. This might be good to know before we allow someone to mess in a significant way with the geography of our lake ... .
Masdar also announced an agreement with CosmoEnergy Holdings Co, one of Japan’s largest energy companies, to explore the development of renewable energy initiatives, including offshore wind projects, in the Far East nation. .