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.
QatarEnergy will join a tripartite consortium to explore waters off Lebanon's coast for possible offshore oil and gas reserves, Beirut's energy ministry announced on Thursday ... Lebanon extended the deadline for applications to explore for possible hydrocarbons in the remaining eight offshore blocks until June this year.
OMV has received consent from Norway’s offshore safety regulator for exploration drilling in the North Sea off Norway. The post OMV to spud North Sea prospect with Odfjell rig appeared first on OffshoreEnergy... .
Murphy Oil Corp ... "Our meaningful progress and consistent execution were particularly evident in our offshore business," he said ... Murphy Oil is an international oil and natural gas exploration and production company with offshore production in Southeast Asia, Canada and the Gulf of Mexico as well as North American operations ... .
Lebanon's first licensing round in 2017 saw a consortium of TotalEnergies, Eni and Russia's Novatek win bids to explore in the offshore 4 and 9 blocks ...Offshore areas in the eastern Mediterranean and Levant have yielded major gas discoveries in the past decade.
Malta's central location in the Mediterranean and its proximity to proven hydrocarbon reserves with operating offshore oil and gas fields near Sicily, Libya and Tunisia make its offshore acreage attractive for petroleum exploration.
Jan 25 (Reuters) - Energy producer Hess Corp (HES.N) on Wednesday beat Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter profit on higher crude prices, and said it had found more oil offshore Guyana... The company also said it had found oil at the Fangtooth SE-1 well on the Stabroek Block, offshore Guyana ... Exploration & ProductioncategoryExclusive.