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Oversight Hearing on “The Science behind Discovery: Seismic Exploration and the Future of the Atlantic OCS”
Friday, January 10, 2014 9:30 AM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Oversight Hearing on:

  • “The Science behind Discovery: Seismic Exploration and the Future of the Atlantic OCS”

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:


Mr. Walter Cruickshank
Deputy Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Mr. Paul Barnes
Manager - Atlantic Canada
Canadian Assoc. of Petroleum Producers
(Truth in Testimony Form)

James H. Knapp, Ph.D.
Chair, USC Faculty Senate and Professor, Dept. of Earth & Ocean Sciences
School of Earth, Ocean, & Environ.
Univ. of South Carolina
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Richie Miller
Spectrum Geo Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Dr. Donald F. Boesch
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
(Truth in Testimony Form)


This Subcommittee hearing will focus on the cutting edge technology currently used in the field of seismic research and the fundamentally important role seismic research plays in moving forward with future offshore energy development in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

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