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AAPG Europe Regional Conference, Global Analogues of the Atlantic Margin

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Unconventional petroleum in Europe


Unconventional petroleum targets in Europe include shales and sandstones. Old and new evidence is presented to support the argument that these targets are valuable. The European Commission sees unconventional petroleum development in Europe as a major boost in the financial prospect of the EU. Several major companies have tried to explore for unconventional petroleum in European countries, without success. The failure and future success of these efforts will be discussed. Also, the various arguments against unconventional fossil fuel exploration in Europe will be presented.