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21st Century Exploration Roadmap Palaeozoic Project released for underexplored petroleum systems

RoadThe British Geological Survey (BGS) and the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) are pleased to announce the release of the 21st Century Exploration Roadmap (21CXRM) Palaeozoic Project, aiming to improve the knowledge and data from the underexplored Palaeozoic petroleum systems of the North Sea and Greater Irish Sea.


World’s top magma minds embark on journey into molten Earth

Volcanic activity on MontserratSome of the world’s leading volcanologists and geothermal engineers have signed up to a US$100m magma drilling project in a bid to help protect millions of people, towns and cities across the world from volcano disasters; and to make a strategic step in scaling up the use of geothermal energy.