According to the US Geological Survey, the Arctic holds 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered petroleum and 30 percent of its undiscovered natural gas. Of these resources, and estimated 84 percent lie offshore. The Arctic is a huge potential source of energy for decades to come. But in order to develop the resource safely, a relentless industry focus on accident prevention – with an absolute resolve to be prepared to respond to any incident, however unlikely – is required.
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