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Test car with added H vroom

AS THE price of fuel for the parental taxi soars and concerns grow about the impact of car culture on the environment, a team of scientists from the University of Sunderland have come up with a hydrogen-powered car which they believe is a significant step forward in creating a mass-produced green machine.

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Q4 and E&A wells keep on coming on the UKCS

INTO the final quarter of 2008 and a total of 59 exploration and appraisal wells have started on the UKCS so far, an increase of 14 spuds over the same point in 2007 and a level of activity not reached until the start of December that year. Additionally, 36 sidetracks have so far been initiated this year.

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$5bn put up

OIL & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is to invest more than $5billion in developing its deepwater blocks KG-DWN-98/2 and KG-DW-IV, with first production anticipated in 2013.

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Noatun prospect success

STATOILHYDRO'S exploration well drilled on the Noatun prospect 16km north of the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea has encountered gas and condensate. A sidetrack is to be drilled in the well to assess whether the find is worth exploiting.

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Yet more Brazilian strikes

ANADARKO Petroleum has made a major "pre-salt" oil discovery on the Wahoo prospect in Brazil's prolific Campos Basin with its 1-APL-1-ESS well drilled on block BM-C-30 in some 1,417m (4,650ft) water depth. Preliminary results, based on wireline logs, indicate at least 60m (195ft) of net pay with similar characteristics to the nearby Jubarte 1-ESS-103A well.

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Oil&gas suppliers causing concern

RECORD activity levels, scarcity in personnel and resources, coupled with rising costs, have taken their toll on customer satisfaction levels, with some oilfield suppliers taking a hammering while others excel, according to Douglas-Westwood analysts.

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Creating meritocracy no mean task

Taqa - in Arabic, it means energy - burst on to the North Sea stage less that two years ago, and it was only launched in 2005 as a joint-stock company in Abu Dhabi and 51% owned by the government-owned Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA).