New technologies for Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas exploration (Options Brief)
New technologies for Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas exploration (Options Brief), EPRS, European Parliament, April 2019
This study examines the evolution of technologies in the offshore exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean, and their future environmental impact for the region. It reviews the existing literature and draws upon the expert opinion of various business, policy and academic insiders, and finds that the main risks come from accidental discharges at sea from well blowouts, chemical releases and the associated greenhouse gas emissions. It also finds that new technologies propel this stage of natural gas development towards increasing digitalisation, better designs for safety equipment, and increased automation.
Publication type:
policy brief
Publication language:
English
Publication date:
2019-04
Publication URL:
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2019/634419/EPRS_STU(2019)634419(ANN1)_EN.pdf
Institute:
European Parliament / Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) (STOA)
Country:
EU
Project:
New technologies for Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas exploration (STOA)

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