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Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

Home to the creators of Skype and the first country to use online voting, Estonia relishes its image as a technological pioneer. But the tiny East European country's most far-reaching economic achievement ...

May 30, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Easier transition to offshore

Tomorrow's offshore oil will be highly viscous – and it will be a heavy job to bring it ashore. But newly-won knowledge is offering hope for fields that today would have been turned down by the economists.

May 02, 2013 3 / 5 (1) 0

Going greener offshore

Pei Cheng Chua at the University of Stavanger (UiS) has developed new and better environment-friendly chemicals for use in oil and gas production. The 32-year-old from Malaysia defended her PhD thesis on ...

Apr 04, 2013 4 / 5 (2) 0

Portable device detects soil contamination

(Phys.org) -- The RemScan device uses an infrared signal to directly measure petroleum hydrocarbons in soil. The user simply pulls the trigger for a result in 15 seconds. The traditional method for measuring ...

Jul 24, 2012 not rated yet 0

Size matters -- even for molecules

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two electrons that are emitted from a large molecule by a single photon may originate from far apart within that molecule. In a recent study on hydrocarbon molecules consisting of one to five ...

Feb 03, 2012 2.3 / 5 (3) 1