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Statoil announces new exploration acreage

Statoil has been awarded interests in 11 production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) yesterday, 18 January. Statoil is operator for eight of these licences. Read more…

Tap Oil announces Fletcher-3 appraisal well update WA-191-P

Tap Oil Limited (“Tap”) provides the following information on the Fletcher-3 appraisal well. Read more…

Faroe Petroleum announces New exploration licences awarded in Norway

Faroe  Petroleum, the  independent oil  and gas  company focusing principally on  exploration,  appraisal and production opportunities in the Atlantic margin, the North  Sea and Norway, is pleased to announce that it has been offered three new prospective  licences in the Norwegian Sea  under the 2010 Norwegian APA Licence Round. Read more…

Lundin Petroleum awarded ten licences in Norwegian licensing round

Lundin Petroleum AB (“Lundin Petroleum”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has been awarded ten exploration licence interests in the 2010 Norwegian Licensing Round, (Awards in Predefined Areas, APA). The awarded licences include two licences in the Greater Luno Area and one licence in the Greater Alvheim Area. Six of the awarded licences will be operated by Lundin Petroleum.  Read more…

BP says ‘yes’ to another year with AGR DS

BP has signed a new, 12-month contractwith AGR Drilling Services, potentially worth NOK110m. Read more…

GT Solar announces new DSS650 multicrystalline ingot growth system

GT Solar International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLR), a global provider of polysilicon production technology, and sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other specialty markets, today announced the commercial release of the DSS™650, the newest version of its industry-leading, multicrystalline ingot growth systems for the solar PV industry. The DSS650 produces ingots greater than 600 kilograms and delivers the same high quality performance and reliability that its customers, many of whom are the world’s leading PV manufacturers, expect from GT Solar’s multicrystalline growth furnaces. Read more…

Iberdrola Renovables installs more wind energy in 2010 than any other utility

Iberdrola Renovables built 39 new wind farm facilities in 2010 with combined wind power capacity of 1,780 MW. Read more…

Sunvalley Solar awarded solar installation contract in Holtville, CA

Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SSOL), a leading provider of solar power technology and solar integration systems, announced that it has signed another commercial solar installation contract with Vessey & Co in Holtville, California. Read more…

UK. Red tape cut in order to support increase in hydropower

There has been a six-fold increase (*) in the number of hydropower schemes planned in England and Wales since 2008, Environment Agency Wales announced today. Read more…

Duke Energy and ENN Group collaborate on green cities initiative

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and China-based ENN Group announced an agreement today to collaborate on the development of technologies to help build greener cities in China and the United States. Read more…

Origin Energy announces drilling of Dao Ruang-2 appraisal well

Origin Energy (“Origin”) advises that drilling has commenced at the Dao Ruang-2 appraisal well in Block L15/50, Onshore North East Thailand. Origin has a 40% nterest in this exploration block. Read more…

Ivanhoe Energy announces second deep gas discovery in less than one month on Zitong Block in China

David Dyck, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE, NASDAQ: IVAN) and Gerald Moench, President of Sunwing Energy Ltd., today announced another natural gas discovery in China - the second deep discovery in less than one month at the company’s Zitong exploration block in the Sichuan Province. Sunwing Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ivanhoe Energy. Read more…

Central Petroleum announces LNG preliminary concept appraisal study

Central Petroleum Limited (ASX:CTP) (“Central”), as Operator has pleasure in providing the results of a preliminary development concept appraisal report by Holt Campbell and Payton Pty Ltd, an independent engineering consultancy based in Perth, Western Australia. Read more…

Otto Energy announces Duhat-1 exploration drilling SC 51, Philippines

Otto Energy Ltd (ASX: OEL) is pleased announce it has executed a farm-out of Service Contract 51 (“SC51″) to SWAN Oil and Gas Ltd (“SWAN”). The agreement has been approved by the SC51 Joint Venture Partners and is awaiting Philippine Department of Energy approval. Read more…

Rocksource updates status of Block CY-DWN-2001/1 in India

Block operator, the Oil and Natural Gas Company of India Ltd (ONGC), has informed Rocksource ASA (Rocksource) that drilling of a third well on the block CY-DWN-2001/1 will commence within the next week.  As with the first two wells, this third well will not test the prospect associated with the primary positive electromagnetic (CSEM) anomaly, as interpreted by Rocksource. Read more…

Technip launches Vertiwind floating wind turbine project

Technip, in association with Nénuphar, Converteam and EDF Energies nouvelles is launching the Vertiwind project to test a pre-industrial prototype of a vertical-axis offshore floating wind turbine. The partners of the project are Seal Engineering, ISITV, IFP Energies nouvelles, Arts et Métiers, Bureau Veritas, Oceanide. Read more…

REpower reports 300 MW contract for Canadian wind projects

REpower Systems and the Saint-Laurent Énergies Consortium (SLE) have concluded a contract for the delivery of 150 wind turbines. Read more…

Bureau Veritas guidance for floating offshore wind turbines

Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the classification and certification of floating offshore wind turbines specifying the environmental conditions under which they may serve. Read more…

Greater Gabbard and Walney offshore wind farm start up

The UK offshore wind farms Greater Gabbard and Walney have generated electricity for the first time, says Scottish and Southern Energy Plc (SSE). Read more…

Masdar PV and Beck Energy build large open-space Solar Park in Germany

With effect immediately, 65,000 modules from Masdar PV will be generating 6,096,000 kWh of renewable energy annually at Europe’s largest ground mounted plant with solar modules from Masdar PV. In partnership with Beck Energy GmbH the project with an installed capacity of 6 MWp was realized on a ca. 30-ha site in Luckenwalde (50 km south of Berlin) and connected to the grid within a period of only two months. The total solar energy generated by the modules can supply around 2,200 four-person households. Read more…

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