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NPD reports double duster

THE Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has reported that the exploration well drilled by ConocoPhillips Skandinavia on block 2/4 of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea failed to encounter hydrocarbons.

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Drilling rig taken on for Celtic Sea

IRISH company Providence Resources has contracted the semi-submersible drilling rig, GSF Arctic II, for its Celtic Sea drilling programme of two firm wells plus an option offshore Ireland this summer. The company said it confirmed the presence of a significant oil accumulation at the Hook Head structure with the drilling last autumn of the 50/11-3 appraisal well. Providence logged a total of 75ft of net hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir in a 484ft gross hydrocarbon-bearing interval.

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Perry Slingsby scores

Perry Slingsby Systems (PSS) has secured a contract with DOF Subsea to supply 10 new-generation Triton XLX ROV (remotely operated vehicle) systems - five in 2009, the rest in 2010. This order brings the number of PSS systems contracted by DOF in the last 30 months to 21.

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Two billion more from Prudhoe

BP says it intends to produce a further 2billion barrels of oil from its Prudhoe Bay asset in Alaska by implementing a range of production enhancement procedures over the next two or three years. More than 11billion barrels have been extracted to date.

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London expert seconded

DELOITTE has seconded a member of its global Petroleum Services Group based in London to Aberdeen. For the first time, Aberdeen companies will have direct access to the specialist support and advisory services offered by the group to help them compete in today's fast-paced oil and gas industry.

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Cameron shops in Austria

CAMERON acquired Austrian group SBS Oilfield Equipment, which designs, builds and instals in-well rod lift pumping and progressive cavity pumping systems and provides associated services. Cameron says the addition of SBS will increase the size and geographic reach of its artificial lift businesses based in eastern Europe and will broaden its scope of products and services.

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Top drawer line-up promised for All-Energy 2008

EU RENEWABLE energy targets; the final report on the Transmission Access Review; important moves for microgeneration and heat; work progressing so well on the Glendoe hydro project that Scottish and Southern Energy is looking at more hydro projects; the launch of the Renewable Fuels Transport Obligation; the impending launch of Scotland's Hydrogen Futures Study; frenetic activity in the wind, wave and tidal sectors - it's certainly "all systems go" on the renewables front.

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Facilitator launching postgrad talent hunt

The North Sea's Industry Technology Facilitator is launching a two-year talent hunt. The plan is to work with the North Sea and academia to build a pipeline of top-notch fresh faces into the energy sector by establishing industry-generated projects for use in postgraduate research .