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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…

Saudi Aramco opens new research center

Jan 16, 2014

Saudi Aramco opened a research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The new center is adjacent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and will support computational reservoir modeling, nanotechnology, and advanced gas membrane system research…

EU begins Horizon 2020 research program

Jan 02, 2014

Offshore projects, including oil spill response and observation systems, have been included in the European Union's€80 billion research and innovation program Horizon 2020. Horizon 2020 is a challege-based research and innovation program run by the European Research Council (ERC)…

Saudi Aramco opens research center in Boston

Dec 05, 2013

Saudi Aramco opened a research center in Cambridge (Boston), Massachusetts yesterday, the first of three new US research facilities the global energy giant will set up by the end of next year. The new center is adjacent to the Massachusetts…

Eni increases Russian ties

Nov 27, 2013

Italy's Eni has signed a string of agreements with Russian operators and a research institution, building its ties with the country. The first is a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Eni and Novatek, which sees the two firms agreeing…

Clariant inaugurates a new research a new development in Suzano

Sep 01, 2013

Clariant inaugurated a new research a new development in Suzano, Brazil. The laboratory begins operations with a complete infrastructure, state-ofthe- art equipment with a team of researchers dedicated to develop new generations of catalysts…

Vallourec will launch a new research center in Rio de Janeiro

Sep 01, 2013

Vallourec will launch a new research center in Rio de Janeiro, expected to be operational next month. The Rio center will focus on all pre-salt activities. Located next to Petrobras’ CENPES research center in the Technological Park of Rio de Janeiro…

Vallourec inaugurats new research center in Rio de Janeiro

Aug 01, 2013

Vallourec inaugurated a new research center in Rio de Janeiro, due to open in October. The center, located next to Petrobras’ CENPES, will focus on Vallourec’s pre-salt activities, with the support from Vallourec’s center in Belo Horizonte…

Clariant opens R&D lab in Brazil

Jul 17, 2013

Clariant opened a new R&D Laboratory for Catalysts for Chemicals and Oil & Gas industries. Located in the company’s largest manufacturing plant of Latin America, in Suzano (Brazil), the laboratory begins operations with a complete infrastructure…

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