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Aker Solutions Develops Capping Technology To Limit Deepwater Drilling Risks

SOURCE: Aker Solutions | 19 February 2015

Aker Solutions delivered the key subsea component for the system being developed by Marine Well Containment Company to limit environmental risks from oil and gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Total Energy Ventures Invests In France’s Avenisense

SOURCE: Total | 02 February 2015

Total Energy Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of French energy company Total, is investing in Avenisense, a French company specialized in embedded fluid property sensors.

GE And Statoil Launch Ambitious New Collaboration To Accelerate Development Of Sustainable Energy Solutions

SOURCE: Statoil | 28 January 2015

GE and Statoil have now announced a new collaboration to accelerate the development of more environmentally and economically sustainable energy solutions to help fuel the future.

Petrobras Develops Unique Technology To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 23 January 2015

An unparalleled technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions through carbon dioxide capture is being developed on a demonstration scale at Petrobras’ Shale Industrialization Facility (known as SIX) in Paraná, in partnership with the company’s Cenpes research center.

UK-First Renewable Heat Network Demonstration Secures Research Funding

SOURCE: E.on | 21 January 2015

A low carbon heating project led by E.ON working with the University of Exeter and technology providers SK Solar and Star Renewable Energy has today been awarded a Government research grant to carry out the feasibility work to create a UK-first community-wide energy scheme based on emissions-free renewable energy sources.

Amec Foster Wheeler Becomes Founding Partner In EDF Energy Strategic Partnership

SOURCE: Amec Foster Wheeler | 20 January 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has signed to become a founding partner in the EDF Energy Strategic Partnership for Lifetime Interface Agreement. The contract positions it among a select group of key suppliers working with EDF Energy to extend the life of its UK Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) nuclear power stations.

Total Energy Ventures Invests In Stem

SOURCE: Total | 12 January 2015

Total Energy Ventures (TEV), the venture capital arm of French energy company Total, is investing in Stem, which specializes in energy optimization solutions for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers and grid operators.

IHI And Toshiba To Launch Demonstration Research Of Ocean Current Power Generation System

SOURCE: Toshiba | 25 December 2014

IHI Corporation (Tokyo 7013; “IHI”) and Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo 6502; “Toshiba”) have been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”) as co-researchers in the “Research and Development (“R&D”) of Ocean Energy Technology - Demonstration Research of Ocean Energy Power Generation”.

AREVA Launches Ground-Breaking Solution To Improve The Reliability Of Nuclear Power Plant Secondary Systems

SOURCE: AREVA | 18 December 2014

AREVA has developed an innovative technology to prevent the corrosion of the secondary systems of nuclear power plants through the application of a protective film on the inner surfaces. This solution reinforces the long-term reliability of these structures and contributes to extending the duration of reactor operations.

Atkins And University Of Edinburgh Launch Oil And Gas Masters Module

SOURCE: Atkins | 17 December 2014

Atkins has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to launch an “Introduction to Oil and Gas” module for the University’s Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Masters degrees.