Geopolitics face developing oil beyond 200-mile zone

Development of deep and very deep oil in waters beyond the 200-mile economic zone will raise some difficult geopolitical questions, the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) has been told.Jean-François Giannesini, advisor to the IFP president, discussed the issues in a paper for IFP's Panorama, a review of the previous year's energy events, OGJ Online reported.He said deep and very deep sea hydrocarbon exploration is targeting the "great abyssal plains, beyond the foot of the continental shelf, towards 1,500 m depths." Deep sea proven resources currently are only about 3-4% of world reserves.Giannesini said development of deep sea hydrocarbons will influence geop...

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