Research-Development News

Bechtel And Engineers Without Borders-UK Partner For Unique Internship Competition

SOURCE: Bechtel | 09 April 2014

Bechtel, the global engineering, construction and project management company, and Engineers Without Borders-UK are joining together for a unique internship competition. It offers students the chance to win a paid, four-week internship at Bechtel that includes time at an active project location. The ‘Building Africa through infrastructure’ competition is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in careers in infrastructure, engineering and construction.

Repsol And Indra Develop A Safety System To Detect Hydrocarbons, The First Of Its Kind In The World

SOURCE: Repsol | 26 March 2014

Repsol and Indra have jointly developed the world’s first water-based hydrocarbon leak early detection system, which will further increase safety conditions at all its facilities.

Repsol And IFPEN Will Develop Cutting-Edge Exploration And Production Technology

SOURCE: Repsol | 22 March 2014

Repsol and the French Institute of Petroleum, IFP Energies Nouvelles, have signed a framework collaboration agreement to develop cutting-edge exploration and production technology. These projects will help to make hydrocarbon discoveries, identify new reserves, as well as evaluating their potential and increasing production.

Rio Tinto Unveils Latest Mine Of The Future™ Innovation

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 13 March 2014

Rio Tinto today launched a new phase of its industry-leading Mine of the Future™ technology and innovation programme that is driving greater value by optimising the performance of key international copper and coal operations.

Solvay Launches Production Of Torrefied Biomass, A New Solution That Contributes To Energy Transition

SOURCE: Solvay | 11 March 2014

Solvay has launched the production of torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the United States, creating a new business that aims to provide an innovative and renewable energy solution. This business will be run by the recently created Solvay Biomass Energy joint venture between Solvay and U.S. company New Biomass Energy (NBE).

Technip Awarded Contract To Provide Onshore FEED For World’s First Commercial Gas Carbon Capture And Storage Project In Scotland Project Supports Development Of Key Technology To Reduce Carbon Emissions

SOURCE: Technip | 05 March 2014

Technip has been awarded a contract by Shell UK Limited to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) for the onshore elements of the Peterhead Gas Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstration project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Statoil’s Zafarani Reservoir In Tanzania Block 2 Successfully Tested

SOURCE: Statoil | 03 March 2014

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil today announce the results from their first drill stem test in the Tanzania Block 2 offshore discoveries.

ThyssenKrupp System Engineering Develops Fully Automated Formation Line For Lithium Ion Batteries

SOURCE: ThyssenKrupp | 24 February 2014

Industrial-scale solar energy and hydrogen technologies are important elements of a sustainable energy supply. Demand for efficient battery cells and battery systems as energy storage devices is growing.

AREVA Initiates Mining Innovation Center Project

SOURCE: AREVA | 14 February 2014

AREVA initiated this week the project for the construction of the Mining Innovation Center at its Bessines site (Limousin, France). This facility for mining research and expertise represents an investment of 33 million euros and will entail the construction of a new building.

Chevron, GE Form Technology Alliance

SOURCE: Chevron | 03 February 2014

Chevron Energy Technology Company and GE Oil & Gas announced today the creation of the Chevron GE Technology Alliance, which will develop and commercialize valuable technologies to solve critical needs for the oil and gas industry.