Category archives for: Research & Development

Rosneft, Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation Ink Cooperation Agreement

Rosneft, Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation Ink Cooperation Agreement

Rosneft President, Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maksim Sokolov signed an Agreement of Cooperation. The parties agreed upon cooperation in fields relating to the search and rescue of people in distress, prevention and control of possible emergency situations, including oil and oil products spillage within […]

Statoil Secures New Acreage Offshore Colombia

Statoil Secures New Acreage Offshore Colombia

Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 licence offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round. Statoil will hold 33,33% in the licence. Repsol will be the operator of the licence and will hold 33,34%. ExxonMobil Exploration Colombia will hold 33,33%. The award is subject to the final approval of […]

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project Raises Concerns

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project Raises Concerns

Industry experts have raised concerns over the £850m Swansea Tidal Lagoon environmental effects. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said that the project could have an impact on the conservation areas in the Bay, according to Building.co.uk. NRW and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) added that they are worried over the lack of […]

Elia’s Belgian Offshore Grid Project Gets Authority’s Approval

Elia’s Belgian Offshore Grid Project Gets Authority’s Approval

Elia, Belgium’s high-voltage transmission system operator, has been given a green light for the construction of the Belgian Offshore Grid project. According to the Company’s website, the project for a high-voltage grid in the North Sea involves cooperation with the promoters of future wind farms and the authorities. The offshore meshed grid off the Belgian […]

Rosneft to Conduct Marine Fauna Monitoring in Northern Sea Route

Rosneft to Conduct Marine Fauna Monitoring in Northern Sea Route

OAO NK Rosneft will conduct marine fauna monitoring in the Northern Sea Route in 2014. The studies will be organized by the Arctic Research Center, a joint venture of Rosneft and ExxonMobil. The objective of the said studies is collection of data on marine fauna in Rosneft License Areas with a view to building a […]

ARENA Supports CSIRO’s Research on Carnegie’s Perth Wave Energy Project

ARENA Supports CSIRO’s Research on Carnegie’s Perth Wave Energy Project

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited will be part of a $1.3m national study undertaken by Australia’s premier science agency, the CSIRO, to develop a wave energy atlas and improve the assessment of wave energy extraction on the marine environment. The Australian Government’s independent funding agency for emerging renewable technologies, the Australian Renewable Energy […]

Fugro Opens New Facility in Luanda, Angola

Fugro Opens New Facility in Luanda, Angola

To accommodate the future needs of the rapidly growing Angola offshore oil and gas industry Fugro has opened its new facility in the SONILS Oil Service Centre in Luanda. Angola is now the second largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Nigeria. The official opening of the facility on 10 July by Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, […]

2H Offshore Joins European Deepwater Mining Consortium

2H Offshore Joins European Deepwater Mining Consortium

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has joined an international European consortium comprising nineteen leading industry and research organisations to develop deepwater mining solutions. Over the next four years, the European Commission funded project, known as Blue Mining, is developing seabed mining practices by creating new cost-effective solutions for environmentally friendly mining and processing in challenging […]

Industry Majors Team Up to Develop Next Generation Subsea Production Equipment

Industry Majors Team Up to Develop Next Generation Subsea Production Equipment

FMC Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement which establishes a joint industry program that includes Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, BP, ConocoPhillips and Shell for the purpose of jointly developing a new generation of standardized subsea production equipment and systems designed to meet the challenges of producing oil and gas from deepwater reservoirs with […]

BOEM to Offer 21 Mln Acres in GoM for Oil and Gas Development

BOEM to Offer 21 Mln Acres in GoM for Oil and Gas Development

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced that the bureau will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include […]







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