On October 31st, Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources, witnessed the signature of the “Joint Research Cooperation Agreement Renewal” document between Nalcor Energy and Ireland’s Petroleum Infrastructure Programme (PIP) regarding research collaboration under the North Atlantic Petroleum Systems Assessment (NAPSA).
The agreement was further welcomed by His Excellency Kevin Michael Vickers, Ambassador of Canada to Ireland.
The objective of NAPSA is to foster research collaboration between Irish and Atlantic Canadian researchers that will lead to the establishment of funded scientific projects to enhance our understanding of the petroleum geology of the North Atlantic basins. The long-term goal is to promote research that leads to increased petroleum exploration and development, with projects also fostering basic research to enhance the growth of scientific knowledge.
NAPSA’s membership comprises a number of research institutions and public agencies from both Ireland and Canada, including Geological Survey Ireland.
For more information on its background and objectives, please visit: http://www.napsaresearch.org/