Winterhsall lining up well on Mjøsa offshore Norway

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Bridge Energy has provided an update on its upcoming programs offshore Norway.
Categories: Offshore

Telepathic rats team up across continents

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Scientists use neurotechnology to transmit rats’ thoughts, including across continents, in the first steps in the creation of a biological computer
Categories: Uncategorized

Joint Lowlander/Perth offshore development in prospect for North Sea

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Faroe Petroleum has agreed to take a 50% interest from Talisman Sinopec in UK central North Sea license P.324, block 14/20c.
Categories: Offshore

Perisai orders another jackup offshore drilling rig from Sembcorp

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Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd has ordered a second Pacific Class 400 jackup drilling rig from Sembcorp Marine subsidiary PPL Shipyard.
Categories: Offshore

License changes spur progress on Norwegian Sea well

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VNG Norge AS has finalized work to establish a new partnership for Norwegian offshore license PL 586.
Categories: Offshore

Underwater Centre, Divers Institute form alliance for saturation, ROV training

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The Underwater Centre in Scotland and the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle, Washington, have allied to provide dive students from the United States and Canada an opportunity to complete saturation diver training and ROV pilot technician training.
Categories: Offshore

US budget battle limits GDP growth

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Estimate dragged down by the big falls in business inventories and federal defence spending, suggesting that moderate growth will continue
Categories: Uncategorized
Bill White, chairman of Lazard Ltd., listens to a question during an interview in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. White discussed the outlook for U.S. energy independence. Photographer: Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg

Bill White says Texas lagging in skilled jobs

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Former Houston Mayor Bill White, defeated by Republican Rick Perry in a 2010 bid for governor of Texas, said the state is falling behind in preparing workers who can meet the demands of a resurgent U.S. energy industry.
A young evacuee is screened at a shelter for leaked radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Fukushima, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

WHO: Small cancer risk after Fukushima accident

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People exposed to the highest doses of radiation during the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in 2011 may have a slightly higher risk of cancer that is so small it probably won’t be detectable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization released Thursday.
Categories: Safety/Security
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

North Dakota fracking boom leaves oil hub a bust

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Oil extracted from wells ringing Williston, North Dakota, helped push the state’s surplus to a record $1.6 billion and generate the nation’s lowest jobless rate. Drilling also left the city broke.
Categories: General