Shale Gas Production at the Micro/Nano-Scale

The University of Nicosia cordially invites you to the following event: Shale Gas Production at the Micro/Nano-Scale Abstract In the past, it was considered that shales can only be the source and the seal for natural gas accumulations while resources encountered in such tight formations were deemed uneconomical to produce. Recent advances in horizontal drilling and reservoir stimulation, such as […]

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Poor gas drilling results not all doom and gloom

Article featuring Dr. Constantinos Hadjistassou and Dr. Charles Ellinas which appeared in Sunday Mail, Sept. 17, 2017. By Elias Hazou. News this week of the outcome at the Onisiphoros well generated all sorts of reaction, but for experts the main takeaway is that the gas find – albeit a small one – holds great promise for the future because it […]

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Μελετώντας την μοναδική γεωλογία της Κύπρου

Ημερ. 10 Σεπτ., 2017. Το οφιολοθικό σύμπλεγμα του Τροόδους αποτελεί σήμερα ένα παγκόσμιο γεωλογικό θησαυρό που επιτρέπει στον επισκέπτη να παρατηρήσει την ανάδυση της Κύπρου από τον πυθμένα της θάλασσας. Ταυτόχρονα μπορεί κανείς να μελετήσει και να αντιληφθεί τις γεωλογικές διεργασίες που συμβαίνουν στους σημερινούς βυθούς των ωκεανών. Θέλοντας λοιπόν να αναδείξει αυτήν την μοναδικότητα και να βοηθήσει στην περεταίρω […]

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Understanding the Unique Geology of Cyprus

The Troodos ophiolite complex constitutes a global geological treasure that permits the visitor to observe the genesis of Cyprus from the seabed. At the same time, one can study and understand the geological processes that occur in today’s ocean floors. In showcasing this uniqueness and helping understand hydrothermal alteration, the EU COST action Medsalt in collaboration with the Programme in […]

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Cyprus could benefit from climate change fight

Article appears in Sunday Mail, on Sept. 3rd, 2017. By Constantinos Hadjistassou* A few months before announcing the third licensing round for hydrocarbons off Cyprus, the government endorsed the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) for restricting climate change. EU member states have committed to curbing greenhouse gases by 40 per cent compared to 1990 emissions levels. Although the EU is […]

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Prudent Management of the Hydrocarbons Concessions

Article published in the Cyprus Weekly newspaper on 11 Jan., 2013. By Constantinos Hadjistassou, PhD Cyprus’s bright spot? More than one year since the official announcement of the discovery of seven (7) trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas by Noble Energy, in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), negotiations between the Government and Total’s and ENI’s consortia regarding blocks […]

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Ms. Kyriaki Kyliki Earns an AG Leventis Foundation Scholarship

Date: 04 Sept., 2017. Congratulations to Ms. Kyriaki Kylili, PhD student at the Marine and Carbon Lab at the University of Nicosia, for receiving a prestigious A. G. Leventis Foundation scholarship. Competition for the awards is often stiff and selection is made from a large pool of well qualified candidates. Approximately one in eight applications is successful. The financial support will […]

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