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Asia Leads in Global LNG Demand Growth, China Support

October 24, 2014

Fast expanding Asian economies, with rising energy needs, will emerge as a key driver for demand growth in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market over the next few years, with China accounting for the bulk of the increase. The LNG demand growth in Asia comes at a time when producers – in North America,… Continue Reading »

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NOAA Discovers Two WWII Vessels Off North Carolina

October 24, 2014

A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Lost for more than 70 years, the discovery of the two… Continue Reading »

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Chevron Finds Paleogene Exploration Success with Guadalupe

October 24, 2014

Chevron Corp. reported Thursday that it encountered significant oil pay in Paleogene age Wilcox sands at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The discovery adds momentum to Chevron’s growing North America business as the company continues to unlock important Gulf resources with its deepwater exploration and appraisal program. The company started… Continue Reading »

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Eni Norge to Drill for Oil Spill Response in the Dark

October 24, 2014

Eni Norge is entering into an oil spill contingency training agreement with the Nordkapp Maritime Training Centre in Honningsvåg. The centre will be the first in the world to employ simulators for oil recovery training in conditions of darkness. The development of the Goliat field has considerably strengthened the oil spill contingency apparatus in West… Continue Reading »

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Treasure hunter uncovers Bronze Age settlement using Google Earth

October 24, 2014

Real life Indiana Jones – Howard Jones- discovered ancient treasures using simple technology. A treasure hunter has stunned archaeologists by locating an historic Bronze Age settlement – using just Google Earth. Canny Howard Jones shunned his usual methods of finding ancient communities - and simply used the internet instead. He trawled satellite images for the sort of… Continue Reading »

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GDF, BP Make ‘Significant’ Discovery in the UK North Sea

October 24, 2014

GDF Suez and BP announced Thursday that they have made a “significant” discovery in the UK zone of the central North Sea. The discovery spans the GDF-operated block 30/1f in license P1588 and the BP-operated block 30/1c in license P363. Dubbed “Marconi” by GDF and “Vorlich” by BP, the discovery has been flow-tested at a… Continue Reading »

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Vesper Marine Beacons Used in MH370 Hunt

October 24, 2014

Vesper Marine’s Virtual AIS Beacons are employed in the search for lost Malaysian airliner MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The international search team is a closely coordinated effort between United States-based Phoenix International, Dutch engineering company Fugro and the governments of Australia and Malaysia. After an exhaustive period of mapping the ocean floor, the… Continue Reading »

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New Diver Trainer – The Underwater Centre

October 23, 2014

Commercial diving is a booming industry making it one of the most sought after careers in the energy sector today. The need for diver trainers also becomes more apparent with the rising number of commercial diver aspirants. The Underwater Centre, Tasmania announced that a new Diver Trainer will be joining their team. David Loudon was… Continue Reading »

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Storms Prompt Mexico’s Pemex To Evacuate 15,000 Workers From Gulf

October 22, 2014

Mexico’s state oil company Pemex said on Tuesday it was evacuating 15,000 workers from installations in the Gulf of Mexico because of bad weather, adding the evacuation would have only a minimal impact on crude oil output. Pemex gave no immediate details on what minimal impact meant in terms of barrels of oil. The evacuation… Continue Reading »

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NASA Scientist: Arctic Drillers Can Learn from Space Program

October 22, 2014

As the oil and gas industry intensifies its exploration efforts in the Arctic, it could benefit from exploration of another kind – outer space, Dr. Omar Hatamleh, NASA’s assistant chief scientist, told attendees at the recent Houston Consular Forum in Houston, Texas. The space program and drilling in extreme environments have some surprising similarities, Hatamleh… Continue Reading »

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