Offshore


Wednesday, April 6, 2011
News

US Republicans Target May For Vote On Bills Requiring Oil And Gas Leases

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–House Republicans are targeting next month for a preliminary vote on a set of bills that would direct federal regulators to lease

April 6, 2011
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Engineering News

Maersk places US $1.3 billion drillship order with Samsung

Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for the construction of two ultra deepwater drillships, the company said in

April 6, 2011
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News

Top Transocean exec’s to donate ‘safety bonuses’

Transocean’s senior management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Steven Newman, announced today that they are voluntarily donating the safety bonuses

April 6, 2011
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
News

Kongsberg unveils new remotely operated BOP Control System

Kongsberg has just unveiled its new Emergency Acoustic BOP Control System, the ACS500.  In an emergency situation, the ultra-portable unit can be carried on a

April 5, 2011
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Offshore

BOEM Halts FPSO Permit & Orders A Full Investigation

Petroleo Brasileiro’s U.S. unit said Monday that it must fully investigate a problem encountered in a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas development before

April 5, 2011
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News

US: BP Has No Deal For Deepwater Drilling In Gulf -Reuters

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Monday rejected media reports that BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) has struck a deal to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of

April 5, 2011
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Monday, April 4, 2011
News

Official statement from Petrobras regarding loss of buoyancy can

Below is a statement released by Petrobas on the loss of a 130 ton bouyancy can that seperated from its riser at the Chinook field in the Gulf of

April 4, 2011
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Multimedia

Ultra-deepwater Free Standing Hybrid Riser Installation (VIDEO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5KQMlwV3Lg This video shows the actual installation of the bouyancy cans currently supporting the Free Standing Hybrid Risers

April 4, 2011
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Offshore

“2010 Safest Year In Company History” Says Transocean – Safety Bonuses Paid To Company Executives [UPDATE]

By Daniel Gilbert and Tennille Tracy Of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) had its “best year in safety performance” despite

April 4, 2011
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News

International Officials To Discuss Supporting Oil Spill Containment Tech

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–International officials will meet in Washington April 14 to discuss promoting “cutting-edge technologies” for

April 4, 2011
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Sunday, April 3, 2011
News

Setback in the Gulf for Petrobras: BW Pioneer drops a production riser, Cascade and Chinook shut in (Update)

gCaptain just received news that on 25 23 March, one of Petrobras’ 8000-foot long production risers fell to the sea floor after the chain connecting it

April 3, 2011
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Saturday, April 2, 2011
News

Dockwise signs global agreement to conduct heavy lift transport for Seadrill rigs

Dockwise Ltd, one of the most capable heavy lift contractors in the world, has signed a major deal with Seadrill to provide transport services for their global

April 2, 2011
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Friday, April 1, 2011
News

Transocean Workers Refuse To Testify At Deepwater Horizon Investigation

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Employees of Transocean Ltd. (RIG), the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded last April, are refusing to

April 1, 2011
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
News

Memorial to be held for Deepwater Horizon victims

According to a report from the Associated Press, Transocean is planning a memorial at the site of the Deepwater Horizon explosion next month for relatives of

March 31, 2011
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News

API: Report on ‘idle leases’ whitewashes government inaction

Erik Milito, API’s upstream director, this week called on the administration to abandon its policies “to defer, delay and deny access to domestic

March 31, 2011
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Blog

60 Minutes Knocks On Transocean’s Door And Finds No One Home… yet?

While officially headquartered in Zug, Switzerland for tax purposes, Transocean (NYSE: RIG), the world’s largest deepwater drilling contractor, runs the

March 31, 2011
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New Guidelines For “Risk-Based” Qualification of New Offshore Technology

Bureau Veritas, a elading classification society, has issued guidelines for the Risk-Based Qualification of New Technology. Qualification is a process by which

March 31, 2011
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News

Shell: Drilling On New Deepwater Gulf Well To Start In April

U.S. regulators said Wednesday oil company Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSB, RDSA.LN, RDSB.LN) has received approval to drill a new well in the deep-water

March 31, 2011
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News

Helix Oil Spill Group Expanding Reach To Stop Runaway Wells

Image: Helix’s HRFS diagram courtesy Helix (click image to enlarge) HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–The Helix Well Containment Group will nearly double the

March 31, 2011
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
News

Helix group responds to BOEMRE’s clarifications on spill containment rules

On Tuesday, March 29, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) issued several refinements to deepwater drilling rules and

March 30, 2011
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