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NSRI leadership announced

Sep 29, 2014

The UK's recently launched National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has appointed a chairman and project director and a board. Peter Blake, has taken up the role of chairman of NSRI and Dr Gordon Drummond has joined as project director…

Saudi Aramco opens Houston research center

Sep 22, 2014

Saudi Aramco announced the opening of the new Aramco Research Center on Houston’s west side in the energy corridor, on Friday, 19 September. Khalid A. Al-Falih, president & CEO Saudi Aramco, at…

DTU opens new research center

Sep 18, 2014

The Technical University of Denmark’s (DTU) new Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre opened 18 September. DBU platform Image: DTU DTU said that it wants to train…

New buoys test wind speeds offshore US

Sep 18, 2014

Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off US shores. The bright yellow buoys — each worth about US$1…

EMGS wins Petrobras contract

Sep 09, 2014

Petrobras awarded Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) a US$5.5 million contract for 3D EM data acquisition in Brazil. EMGS says all necessary permits are in place and the start-up of acquisition will be as soon as possible. The survey will be done using the vessel EM Leader…

Texas A&M develops new oil detection method

Aug 14, 2014

A new method for detecting oil degradation in the water long after the spill has disappeared from the surface provides another tool for researchers studying long-term environmental impacts, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi announced on 14 August 2014…

STATS opens UK facility

Aug 05, 2014

Left: Martin Wilson; Right: Dr. Mark Burton The Aberdeenshire-headquartered STATS Group opened a new intervention engineering and technical support hub and recruited two pipeline intervention services team members…


Jul 28, 2014

ABS and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and innovation. Over the next five years, ABS and MPA will collaborate on maritime…

NJ in court to stop seismic surveys

Jul 09, 2014

New Jersey is moving to stop an ocean research project opposed by the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), fishing groups, and environmentalists. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a permit on 1 July and the seismic surveys began…

Statoil spends big in R&D

Jun 27, 2014

Statoil opened a new improved oil recovery (IOR) center in Trondheim the same day it announced an R&D-focused strategic agreement between subsidiary Statoil Technology Invest (STI) and Scottish Enterprise. The new IOR center will be the largest center of its kind in the country…

Sonardyne introduces academic discounts for US scientific research

Jun 17, 2014

Marine science and ocean research programs across the United States are set to benefit from access to more affordable underwater technology thanks to a new discount scheme introduced by Houston-based Sonardyne Inc. Under the terms of the company’s Academic Discount Partnership…

Composite structures study: Industry contributors sought

May 30, 2014

Industry contributors are wanted to scope the demand for a UK-based, large composites structures center as part of a study for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The National Composites Centre (NCC), in conjunction with the University of Southampton…

Nuclear ice-breaker starts arctic research

Apr 09, 2014

The Arctic Research and Design Center, a joint venture between Rosneft and ExxonMobil, has started its Kara-Winter 2014 Expedition to assess ice conditions in the Laptev, Kara, and East-Siberian Seas.  The expedition, which has support…

Texas A&M's Harte Institute

Mar 25, 2014

An in-depth look at the Harte Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University's Corpus Christi campus.

NERC's oil & gas CDT to open in Aberdeen

Jan 23, 2014

A new training centre which aims to tackle the skills shortage in the UK oil and gas sector has been launched in Scotland; students will begin in October. The £8 million Oil & Gas Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Aberdeen is offering…

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