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Schlumberger cuts another 11,000 jobs

Workforce reduced by 15% since oil fall

SCHLUMBERGER is cutting another 11,000 jobs, bringing total layoffs to 20,000 in the wake of low oil prices.

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Cobalt film is dual-purpose water splitter

Cheaper than platinum catalysts

A NEW cobalt-based thin film catalyst developed at Rice University can produce both hydrogen and oxygen from splitting water, unlike traditional catalysts, which make one or the other.

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€600m to preserve Total’s French refineries

Will upgrade operations at La Mède and Donges

TOTAL will spend €600m (US$646m) upgrading two refineries in France in a bid to secure their long-term future amid deteriorating conditions for European refiners.

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