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The Petroleum Infrastructure Programme (PIP) was set up by the Petroleum Affairs Division (PAD) in 1997. PIP presently comprises two sub-programmes:- the active Petroleum Exploration and Production Promotion and Support (PEPPS) and the now completed PIP (1997 - 2002) sub-programmes.


The overall aim of PIP is to promote hydrocarbon exploration and development activities by:
· Strengthening of local support structures
· Funding of research data gathering and ‘land-based’ research in Irish offshore areas
· Providing a forum for co-operation amongst explorationists and researchers

Research under the Programme goes beyond normal licence area–specific work and is designed so as not to duplicate the efforts of other groups or of commercial contractors.  It is also considered essential that local researchers should be given an opportunity to participate in the research projects.  PIP is funded by oil companies with licences offshore Ireland and the PAD.

Atlantic Ireland 2016

The ISPSG will hold the Atlantic Ireland 2016 Conference on Tuesday 1st November 2016 at the Doubletree (formerly Burlington) Hotel in Dublin. The first flier for this event will be available in late March 2016.

2013 Open Call for Project Proposals

Under the 2013 Open Call, PIP has awarded €2.5m in research funding to fifteen (15) Irish and international researchers.  The projects are aimed at improving knowledge of petroleum systems and exploration potential offshore Ireland, developing environmental monitoring techniques and specialist engineering studies to improve Exploration & Production cost effectiveness.
Approved projects can be viewed under Downloads/ Approved Projects Lists.
The press release can be downloaded below.
Download PIP_SCIENCE_RESEARCH_PRESS_RELASE_16_12_2013.PDF (154 Kb, 20 Dec 2013)

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