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Friday, September 16, 2011
Michael Bromwich
News

US Offshore Drilling Safety Chief holds on to current post… for now

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Michael Bromwich, the former federal prosecutor who has led the U.S. agency that oversees offshore drilling through its response

September 16, 2011
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
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News

Getting back to work in the Gulf of Mexico… offshore drilling rebounds, finally.

– By Russell Gold, Wall Street Journal The Gulf of Mexico has staged a comeback as a source of oil for big energy companies, little more than a year

September 15, 2011
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News

Offshore Drilling, the Turkish Economic Zone, and Greek Cypriots… it’s complicated.

ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey said it will declare a border on the continental shelf if the island of Cyprus proceeds with offshore oil and gas drilling

September 15, 2011
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Admiral Papp Praises Deepwater Horizon Crew, Captain Kutcha Cleared
Blog

Admiral Papp Praises Deepwater Horizon Crew, Captain Kutcha Cleared

The Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Robert Papp, released his final report on the Deepwater Horizon Investigation today. The contents of the report

September 14, 2011
Total Views: 83

BOEMRE
News

Joint Investigation Report Volume II: BP gets majority of blame for Deepwater Horizon disaster

Complimenting today’s official  (and final) US Coast Guard investigation report into the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Bureau of Ocean Energy

September 14, 2011
Total Views: 16

New Federal Report Spreads Blame in Gulf Blowout, Spill
Offshore

New Federal Report Spreads Blame in Gulf Blowout, Spill

By Russell Gold A federal investigation into the cause of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico points the finger at BP PLC, but also its

September 14, 2011
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
High-Spec Jackup Market:  Hercules Offshore increases stake in Discovery Offshore
News

High-Spec Jackup Market: Hercules Offshore increases stake in Discovery Offshore

Hercules Offshore Inc. (HERO) said its acquired an added 6.1 million shares of Discovery Offshore SA (DISC.OS), bringing the contract driller’s stake to

September 13, 2011
Total Views: 9

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Defense

US government proposes new workplace safety rules for offshore oil and gas industry

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Interior Department Tuesday proposed additional workplace safety requirements for offshore oil and gas drillers. The

September 13, 2011
Total Views: 4

Monday, September 12, 2011
Trinity II’s lifeboat found in Gulf of Mexico, at least 3 reported dead
Offshore

Trinity II’s lifeboat found in Gulf of Mexico, at least 3 reported dead

Mexican state-owned petroleum company Pemex reported Sunday that 7 of the ten missing persons from the abandoned Trinity IIhave been found alive in the

September 12, 2011
Total Views: 94

technip
News

Another big subsea consolidation… Technip acquires Global Industries

PARIS (Dow Jones)–French oil services group Technip SA (TEC.FR) Monday announced the acquisition of U.S.-based Global Industries Ltd. (GLBL) for $8.00 a

September 12, 2011
Total Views: 120

Friday, September 9, 2011
Search continues for liftboat crew missing in Gulf of Mexico
Offshore

Search continues for liftboat crew missing in Gulf of Mexico

UPDATE: Read HERE for Monday update on this incident. Ten people are missing after a liftboat contracted by the seismic data services company, Geokinetics,

September 9, 2011
Total Views: 20

statoil
News

Seadrill’s West Hercules is put to work by Norwegian energy giant Statoil

HAMILTON – Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL) announced today that they had secured a four-year contract for their ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig West

September 9, 2011
Total Views: 141

Thursday, September 8, 2011
How Much Oil Really Spilled In The Gulf Oil Disaster? [WHOI REPORT]
Blog

How Much Oil Really Spilled In The Gulf Oil Disaster? [WHOI REPORT]

In this report issued by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, researches assess just how much oil and gas spilled as a result of the Deepwater Horizon

September 8, 2011
Total Views: 11

News

Chevron CEO: Backlog of offshore drilling permits is slowing US economy, offers solution…

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The chairman and chief executive of Chevron Corp. (CVX) said Wednesday that the U.S. offshore drilling regulator needs more

September 8, 2011
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
First of Four Chinese Built PX105 PSV’s Delivered to Bourbon Norway
Engineering News

First of Four Chinese Built PX105 PSV’s Delivered to Bourbon Norway

Bourbon Front, the first of four ULSTEIN PX105 platform supply vessels built at China’s Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. has been delivered to Bourbon

September 7, 2011
Total Views: 85

Incidents

UK looking to “name and shame” offshore oil companies that cause environmental damage

ABERDEEN, Scotland (Dow Jones)–The organization tasked with policing safety on U.K. North Sea oil and gas installations said Wednesday it is prepared to

September 7, 2011
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
UK debuts new well capping device
Offshore

UK debuts new well capping device

Today, at the SPE Offshore Europe 2011 conference in Aberdeen, Britain Energy Minister, Charles Hendry MP, announced that a new piece of equipment said to be

September 6, 2011
Total Views: 6

Technip lands North Sea installation contract from Maersk Oil
Offshore

Technip lands North Sea installation contract from Maersk Oil

Technip has been awarded a contract worth approximately €40 million from Maersk Oil for installation work in the North Sea. The contract covers

September 6, 2011
Total Views: 5

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Offshore

Halliburton CEO: “Phenomenal” shale opportunities outside North America

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Halliburton Co. (HAL) Chief Executive David Lesar said Tuesday there are “fantastic and phenomenal opportunities” for

September 6, 2011
Total Views: 3

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Incidents

CNOOC Willing To Set Up Marine Environmental Fund With ConocoPhillips

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CEO), also known as CNOOC, said Tuesday that it is willing to establish a marine environmental

September 6, 2011
Total Views: 15
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