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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Chief Mechanic Doug Brown - deepwater horizon, BP Oil Spill, survivor
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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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Shallow Gulf Waters Get Lonely; Hercules Offshore Holds Hope That It Can Dominate in Aging Energy Field
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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Chalk it up: Hyundai Heavy clinches $1.2 billion drillship order
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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
Noble Energy Strikes Oil at Santiago Prospect in Gulf, Confidence Lifted
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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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Ensco Completes Pride Aquisition
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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
At Center of U.S. Oil Suit Is Norway Shipping Tycoon
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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
Buckskin prospect gets U.S. deepwater drilling permit
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
BOEMRE Report: GoM Mariner Platform Fire Caused By Aging Component
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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Wärtsilä’s next generation PSV promises unmatched efficiency
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
Gulf Disaster Spurs Safety Innovation
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
ABS to Release New Standards for Workboat Living Arrangements
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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Helix: An Introduction to Well Intervention
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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Friday, May 20, 2011
Shell’s Prelude FLNG: The Largest, Most Impressive Floating Object Ever To Be Constructed
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Shell’s Prelude FLNG: The Largest, Most Impressive Floating Object Ever To Be Constructed

Today, Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS) announced plans for the construction of the Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Project, the world’s first

May 20, 2011
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Mitsui & Co. Steps Up, Accepts Partial Blame For Gulf Oil Spill
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Mitsui & Co. Steps Up, Accepts Partial Blame For Gulf Oil Spill

BP PLC (BP.LN, BP) scored a victory in its efforts to force other companies involved in last year’s disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill to cough up a

May 20, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
NOAA: Above-Normal Hurricane Season For Atlantic
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NOAA: Above-Normal Hurricane Season For Atlantic

Hurricanes Karl, Igor and Julia over the Atlantic in 2010 courtesy NOAA The weather experts at NOAA today released their annual hurricane forecast for the 2011

May 19, 2011
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GL Poll: Offshore Industry Undecided on Future Oil Price
Offshore

GL Poll: Offshore Industry Undecided on Future Oil Price

Houston, TX – Oil and gas industry professionals are divided in opinion on whether the price of a barrel of oil will exceed $150 by the end of 2011,

May 19, 2011
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Diamond Exercises Option For Third Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
Engineering News

Diamond Exercises Option For Third Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

On the heals of announcing a $1.8 billion deal with Andarko for the future use of two of their newbuild drillships, Diamond Offshore has issued the following

May 19, 2011
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Edison Chouest Announces Plans For Eight New Deepwater PSV’s
Engineering News

Edison Chouest Announces Plans For Eight New Deepwater PSV’s

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) today announced plans to design and construct eight new deepwater platform supply vessels. ECO currently owns and operates a

May 19, 2011
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Final Bids For V Ships Due June 16
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Final Bids For V Ships Due June 16

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Final bids for V Ships, a ship-management business owned by Exponent Private Equity, are due June 16, a person familiar with the

May 18, 2011
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RIG Shareholders Reject BP Spill Liability Proposal
Offshore

RIG Shareholders Reject BP Spill Liability Proposal

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Transocean Ltd. (RIG) shareholders quashed a proposal that would have absolved the company’s directors and top management from

May 18, 2011
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