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Thursday, June 9, 2011
Offshore

Keppel lands tender contract from Seadrill

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has been awarded a US$142 million contract by Seadrill to build a repeat semisubmersible drilling tender (SSDT) based on the

June 9, 2011
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Offshore

Shell launches development of major new Gulf of Mexico discovery

Shell today announced a significant, multi-billion dollar investment to develop its major Cardamom oil and gas field in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico

June 8, 2011
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Incidents

Brazil Officials Prevent Petrobras from Restarting Offshore Platform

RIO DE JANEIRO— (Dow Jones & Company) Brazilian labor officials prohibited Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, from restarting operations at a

June 8, 2011
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Offshore

BHP Billiton First to Bring New Deepwater Production Well Online Since Moratorium

BHP Billiton Petroleum announced today that it is the first company in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to bring a newly drilled well into production since the

June 7, 2011
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Vietnam Kilo Class Submarine
Navy

Vietnam Announces Submarine Project In Response To Drillship Harassment By China

gCaptain has reported on the growing influence of China’s submarine fleet which includes Ballistic Missile and attack subs… a fact highlighted

June 7, 2011
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Monday, June 6, 2011
Offshore

Pacific Drilling Takes Delivery of Ultra-Deepwater Drillship ‘Pacific Mistral’

LUXEMBOURG – Pacific Drilling S.A. (NOTC: PDSA) announced today that it has received delivery of its newest drillship, the Pacific Mistral.  The Pacific

June 6, 2011
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Friday, June 3, 2011
Offshore

BOEMRE Issues Guidance For Reporting the Effects of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

As the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season gets under way, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today issued its annual

June 3, 2011
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Offshore

Chevron looking to ramp up Gulf drilling activity

With the issuance of new drilling permits, and new rules, Chevron is looking to ramp up drilling activities in the Gulf. TAHITI PLATFORM, Offshore Gulf of

June 2, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Chief Mechanic Doug Brown - deepwater horizon, BP Oil Spill, survivor
Blog

Exclusive Interview With Deepwater Horizon Survivor Doug Brown

On April 20th 2011, the one year anniversary of the BP rig explosion, gCaptain was honored to conduct video interviews with many survivors of the Deepwater

June 1, 2011
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Offshore

Shallow Gulf Waters Get Lonely; Hercules Offshore Holds Hope That It Can Dominate in Aging Energy Field

Hercules Offshore Inc., a contract driller that’s racked up three years of losses and angered shareholders over executive pay, has expanded its

June 1, 2011
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Engineering News

Chalk it up: Hyundai Heavy clinches $1.2 billion drillship order

Hyundai Heavy Industries said today it clinched a USD 1.12 billion order to build two drillships for drilling contractor Rowan Companies Inc. on May 31. The

June 1, 2011
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Offshore

Noble Energy Strikes Oil at Santiago Prospect in Gulf, Confidence Lifted

HOUSTON—Noble Energy Inc., the first company to receive a U.S. Gulf of Mexico deepwater-drilling permit in the wake of the BP PLCoil spill, said Tuesday

May 31, 2011
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Offshore

Ensco Completes Pride Aquisition

Ensco Now World’s Second Largest Offshore Driller LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) announced the completion of its acquisition

May 31, 2011
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Sunday, May 29, 2011
News

At Center of U.S. Oil Suit Is Norway Shipping Tycoon

(Dow Jones & Company) U.S. regulators’ lawsuit over alleged manipulation of crude-oil prices in 2008 has shone a spotlight on a shipping tycoon whose

May 29, 2011
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Offshore

Buckskin prospect gets U.S. deepwater drilling permit

Maersk Oil is participating in a new deepwater well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after operator Chevron received a drilling permit from the Bureau of Ocean

May 26, 2011
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Offshore

BOEMRE Report: GoM Mariner Platform Fire Caused By Aging Component

​Vermillion 380-A Platform fire courtesy BOEMRE HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. regulators said Wednesday that a fire that took place aboard a Mariner

May 25, 2011
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Engineering News

Wärtsilä’s next generation PSV promises unmatched efficiency

​The new VS 485 Mk III has outstanding performance in the areas of fuel-efficiency and safety. Image courtesy Wärtsilä Wärtsilä has said it

May 25, 2011
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Engineering News

Gulf Disaster Spurs Safety Innovation

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Last year’s deadly oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has become an engine for innovation by energy-services companies and a

May 24, 2011
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Monday, May 23, 2011
Offshore

ABS to Release New Standards for Workboat Living Arrangements

The American Bureau of Shipping will soon be re-defining the standards for crew living arrangements, the class-society said in statement posted its website. 

May 23, 2011
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Offshore

Helix: An Introduction to Well Intervention

By Trent Jacobs, Helix Energy Solutions Currently there are more than 5,000 subsea wells scattered across the globe, with more being drilled every day.  Many

May 23, 2011
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