Offshore


Tuesday, April 19, 2011
News

Macondo Ties Not Hampering Halliburton Gulf Return

Halliburton (HAL), which provided services to BP on its doomed Macondo well, hasn’t had any trouble getting back to work in the Gulf of Mexico’s

April 19, 2011
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Monday, April 18, 2011
Offshore

MWCC Capping Stack – New Containment Device Is Ready For Deepwater Spills

The high-tech marvel that’s enabling oil companies to return to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico sits in a sun-baked industrial lot in the outskirts

April 18, 2011
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News

Shell US President Expects To Drill In Alaska’s Arctic In 2012

Image: Arctic sea ice credit NOAA HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSB) expects to start drilling in Alaska’s Arctic waters in the

April 18, 2011
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Saturday, April 16, 2011
News

SBM Offshore Gets Letter Of Intent For FPSO From Eni

AMSTERDAM -(Dow Jones)- SBM Offshore NV (SBMO.AE) said Friday that on behalf of its Joint Venture companies with Sonangol it has received a Letter of Intent

April 16, 2011
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Blog

Need a job? BOEMRE is hiring

Let me start by saying this is not your typical gCaptain job listing but hey, you never know. Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and

April 15, 2011
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Blog

Where do drillship crews come from? [MAPPED]

  Ever wonder where drillship crew workers come from?  Either way, a former shipmate on the Transocean’s drillship Discoverer Americas mapped

April 14, 2011
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News

Incident Photos – Pemex’s Flotel Jupiter platform partially sinks in Gulf of Mexico

Partial collapse of the platform Flotel Jupiter – April 12, 2011 Name: JUPITER 1 Flag: Mexico Rig Type: semi-submersible platform IMO No.: 8757283 Owner

April 14, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
News

US Interior Secretary Says Impressed With Offshore Oil Industry Safety

OFFSHORE GULF OF MEXICO (Dow Jones)–During a trip to a floating drilling rig in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said

April 13, 2011
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News

ATP Resumes Drilling In US Gulf Deep-Water

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Offshore explorer ATP Oil & Gas Corp. (ATPG) has resumed drilling at its Telemark field in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the first

April 13, 2011
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
News

US Interior Secretary Salazar: ‘Not Done’ Responding To Deepwater Horizon

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–After a year in which the Obama administration revamped rules for oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters, the administration is

April 12, 2011
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News

Seadrill continues big week: A new contract in Malaysia and a new tender rig

Seadrill has been having a good week.  Yesterday, the company announced it has exercised an option to build a new ultra-deepwater dual derrick drillship at

April 12, 2011
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Monday, April 11, 2011
News

Transocean sets world water-depth drilling record in 10,194 ft of water

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) said Monday that its ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 has set what it believes to be a world record

April 11, 2011
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News

Statoil latest to recieve U.S. approval for GoM drilling operations

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has approved Statoil to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The approved permit

April 11, 2011
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Offshore

Review Finds Faults In Coast Guard’s Ability To Respond To Crisis

Photo: An overflight of relief well operations by an Air Station New Orleans HH-65 Dolphin helicopter manned by a Coast Guard HITRON crew from Jacksonville,

April 11, 2011
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News

Seadrill orders another dual activity drillship from Samsung

Hamilton, Bermuda, April 11, 2011 – Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL) has exercised an option to build a new ultra-deepwater dual derrick drillship at the Samsung

April 11, 2011
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Friday, April 8, 2011
News

Murphy receives BOEMRE approval for drilling in Green Canyon Block 338

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has approved a deepwater permit for the drilling of a ninth well in the U.S. Gulf of

April 8, 2011
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News

Seadrill confirms ultra-deepwater contract in Mexico

Seadrill, through its affiliate Sea Dragon de Mexico, has settled the final agreement with Pemex for the provision of the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible

April 8, 2011
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
Engineering News

Pride extends option with Samsung for 6th drillship

Pride International, Inc. said today that it has reached and agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd. to extend Pride’s option for the construction

April 7, 2011
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News

Magnitude 7.4 quake hits off Japan, tsunami warning issued (Update)

Japan’s Meterological Agency reports a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan this morning at 23:32 JST. According to estimates, the

April 7, 2011
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Offshore

Colorado State Forcasts Above-Average 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Photo: Hurricanes Karl, Igor and Julia (from left to right on Sept. 16, 2010) were part of the onslaught of Atlantic storms during the 2010 season. Credit:

April 6, 2011
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