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.
Some stakeholders say the failure of the Nigerian government to quickly review fiscal policies governing oil exploration of oil in deep, offshore waters is costing the country a loss in oil revenue amounting to trillions of Naira.
Guyana is changing how it concludes agreements with international oil companies for hydrocarbon exploration and will launch bidding rounds for offshore and onshore acreage, the South American country's president Irfaan Ali said ... Both the Canje and Kaieteur blocks are still in the exploration stage.
In March, green groups were left bitterly disappointed when the government refused to rule out the possibility of new offshore fossil fuel exploration in the North Sea, setting it apart from other countries such as Denmark... .
“An abrupt and prolonged major reduction to federal offshore oil and gas exploration and production would devastate Louisiana’s economy, but our state absolutely cannot turn a blind eye to the ways that climate change and sea level rise threaten Louisiana,” Gov.
Along the coasts, especially in the Western Region, he said there was an increase in exploration activities in the country’s offshore basin, which had resulted in the competition for space among various users of the sea ... The situation, he said, was not healthy since the offshore oil and gas space remained a restricted area and must be respected.
Australian oil exploration company Carnarvon Petroleum has decided that the drilling of the Buffalo-10 well offshore Timor-Leste would occur in the fourth quarter of 2021. The post Carnarvon set to.. ... .
Shell, ExxonMobil and others were invited to lengthy negotiations, but eventually all that transpired were some smaller gas exploration ventures in the Rub’ Al Khali desert, which did not lead to commercial production ...The Gulf offshore, the northern borders and the Red Sea all have potential for new exploration.
In those ten years, Kosmos has evolved from a frontier explorer to a full-cycle E&P with a diverse reserve base that has increased nearly seven-fold, building the platform for continued success over the next ten years ... Kosmos is a full-cycle deepwater independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused along the Atlantic Margins.
A mural with the ISIS logo in a tunnel reportedly used as a training centre by the group, on the southern outskirts of Mosul in Iraq, March 1, 2017 ... See more stories on Insider's business page ... Reuters ... It forced the suspension of French oil giant Total's $20 billion liquefied natural gas project and related offshore exploration activities near Palma.