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Energy Diary

03/11/2008

November 3-6: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Organiser: dmg world media - e-mail info@adipec.com. URL: www.adipec.com

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Living Drummond Lawson’s dream

Lewis Limited, of Aberdeen, is a subsea engineering company specialising in bespoke design-and-build and operation of riserless and lightweight subsea well-intervention equipment. That includes lightweight risers to surface for coiled-tubing intervention as well.

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Sterling’s East Breagh drilling high point for October

03/11/2008

TEN exploration and appraisal wells are currently active on the UKCS, although that count is 11 if Caithness's Middle Jurassic Lybster appraisal on block 11/24 of the Inner Moray Firth is included, being drilled from an onshore location. But just two wells were spudded in October, both in the Northern North Sea - Total's well 8/15-2 on the Palaeocene Sailor prospect, which is imminently to re-spud, and Sterling's well 210/29a-4 on the Middle Jurassic Cladhan prospect.

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Do you recall the last time?

THE stock market is on a roller-coaster ride, and so are oil prices. We have moved very quickly from July's figure of $147 a barrel to about half that level. On September 29, oil fell by $10 in one day, but it is worthwhile to reflect that, back in 1995, the price of oil was $10 barrel.

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Kidnap and ransom

When asking students on our hostile environments courses, "What is the biggest threat to your safety and security when operating in .........", this blank could be filled with "West Africa", "The Middle East" or "South America", among many other areas. But their answer, without fail, is "kidnap".

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International graduations hat-trick for RGU

ABERDEEN'S Robert Gordon University (RGU) has become the first UK university to hold Masters level graduation ceremonies in three overseas locations for students on corporate oil&gas industry-related programmes. Cappings have been held in Kazakhstan, Algeria and, most recently, Venezuela.

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Answer to voltage dips in wind

There are some very smart young minds working in the renewables sector these days - witness the work of Jesus Lopez Taberna, who very recently successfully defended his PhD thesis on how to protect wind turbines against sudden dips in grid voltages.

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Joint venture wins Kashagan FEED contract

03/11/2008

AKER Solutions, in joint venture with WorleyParsons and CB&I, has received a letter of intent to the value of $31million for the Kashagan Full Field Development FEED (front-end engineering and design) contract from Agip KCO, operator of the Kashagan consortium, Kazakhstan North Caspian Operation Company.

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NOAA’s ocean carbon quest

03/11/2008

US AGENCY NOAA (National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration) and the National Science Foundation have commissioned the first comprehensive national study of how carbon-dioxide emissions absorbed into the oceans may be altering fisheries, marine mammals, coral reefs and other natural resources. The work will be carried out by the US National Academy of Sciences.

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