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1. n. [Geology]

The initial phase in petroleum operations that includes generation of a prospect or play or both, and drilling of an exploration well. Appraisal, development and production phases follow successful exploration.

For more details, see The Defining Series: Oil and Gas Exploration Essentials.

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