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Giant New North Sea Oil Discovery

Statoil has confirmed that the recent Aldous and Avaldsnes oil discoveries in the North Sea are connected and may represent an oil structure of between 500 million and 1.2 billion barrels of recoverable oil equivalent. If the upper part of

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Geology Research Group Scoops NovaUCD 2010 Innovation Award

The Fault Analysis Group, a leading research group within the UCD School of Geological Sciences, has been presented with the NovaUCD 2010 Innovation Award. The award was presented to the group in recognition of its successes in the establishment of

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World’s First Floating Windfarm For Scotland?

Norwegian oil and energy group Statoil has held discussions with Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, about the possibility of developing the world’s first floating windfarm off the Scottish coast. Two potential sites, one off the coast of Lewis and the

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E.ON Backs UK Offshore Wind Cost Cutting Plan

Energy giant E.ON, which operates wind farms in Northern Ireland and Britain, has become the latest investor to back the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a pioneering industry initiative to slash the costs of offshore wind power. EON is

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GE Energy Teams Up with Norwegian and Swedish Energy Companies in Growing European Offshore Wind Sector

GE Energy plans to install up to five offshore demonstration wind turbines through two separate partnerships within the Norwegian and Swedish offshore wind industries. Both initiatives will feature the largest wind turbine in GE’s fleet, a 4.0-megawatt machine that includes

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