On March 27, 2015, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) in approving its report, Arctic Potential: Realizing the Promise of U.S. Arctic Oil and Gas Resources, also approved the making available of certain materials used in the study process, including detailed, specific subject matter papers prepared by the study’s Technology & Operations Subgroup. These Topic Papers were working documents that were part of the analyses that led to development of the summary results presented in the report’s Executive Summary and Chapters

These Topic Papers represent the views and conclusions of the authors. The National Petroleum Council has not endorsed or approved the statements and conclusions contained in these documents, but approved the publication of these materials as part of the study process.

The NPC believes that these papers will be of interest to the readers of the report and will help them better understand the study results.  These materials are being made available in the interest of transparency.

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