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Monday, May 2, 2011
ABS Provides Comprehensive Guidance for Drilling Systems
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ABS Provides Comprehensive Guidance for Drilling Systems

Class society ABS announces the release of its enhanced Guide for the Classification of Drilling Systems which provides a comprehensive approach to classing

May 2, 2011
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CGGVeritas Announces Joint Venture with Eidesvik Offshore
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CGGVeritas Announces Joint Venture with Eidesvik Offshore

CGGVeritas announced today a new joint venture with the Norwegian ship-owner Eidesvik Offshore to manage ten high-capacity 3D vessels in the CGGVeritas fleet,

May 2, 2011
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US Shrinks Size Of Possible Wind Power Lease Off Massachusetts Coast
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US Shrinks Size Of Possible Wind Power Lease Off Massachusetts Coast

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Interior Department said Monday it is reducing the size of an area in waters off the Massachusetts coast that it is

May 2, 2011
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STX Expects Offshore Orders To Improve From 2Q
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STX Expects Offshore Orders To Improve From 2Q

DALIAN, China (Dow Jones)–STX Group, a South Korean conglomerate, will catch up with its bigger rivals in offshore facility orders from the second

May 2, 2011
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Transocean drillship finds Cuban refugees while en route to the Gulf of Mexico (UPDATED)
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Transocean drillship finds Cuban refugees while en route to the Gulf of Mexico (UPDATED)

GULF OF MEXICO: While transiting back from the Mediterranean, the Discoverer Americas, an 830-foot long drillship, crossed paths with a small raft carrying 5

April 28, 2011
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
USCG Deepwater Horizon Investigation Report REVIEW
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USCG Deepwater Horizon Investigation Report REVIEW

Since last Friday’s release of the USCG report into the Deepwater Horizon disaster, gCaptain staff has been looking over the report to see what the Coast

April 27, 2011
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In Shipbuilding, Buyers Have the Clout Now
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In Shipbuilding, Buyers Have the Clout Now

By Evan Ramstad, The Wall Street Journal Online’s Korea Real Time Report After orders for ships plunged in the second half of 2008 and virtually dried up

April 27, 2011
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
CLASS: US Flagged Liftboats designated as Wind Turbine IMR Units
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CLASS: US Flagged Liftboats designated as Wind Turbine IMR Units

ABS just released news about two US-flagged liftboats that have been specified with their Wind IMR notation.  Per ABS code, a Wind Turbine IMR Unit is

April 26, 2011
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Monday, April 25, 2011
BOEMRE Looking to Expand Oversight to Drilling Contractors
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BOEMRE Looking to Expand Oversight to Drilling Contractors

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. offshore drilling regulator is reviewing its authority to apply “any” or “all” of its regulations

April 25, 2011
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McDermott Lands Fabrication and Installation Work in GoM
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McDermott Lands Fabrication and Installation Work in GoM

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR), announced today that one of its subsidiary companies was awarded fabrication and installation work from Chevron

April 25, 2011
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Friday, April 22, 2011
Marshall Islands Responds Critically To USCG Deepwater Investigation Report
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Marshall Islands Responds Critically To USCG Deepwater Investigation Report

Today, the US Coast Guard (USCG), under the purview of the Joint Investigation by the USCG and Minerals Management Service (MMS) Convening Order (issued by

April 22, 2011
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Breaking News – USCG Releases Deepwater Horizon Investigation Report
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Breaking News – USCG Releases Deepwater Horizon Investigation Report

The United States Coast Guard just published to the Joint Investigation website its findings into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy last year. You can find the

April 22, 2011
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Small Oil Companies Stay In Gulf’s Deep Waters
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Small Oil Companies Stay In Gulf’s Deep Waters

HOUSTON—When the staggering costs of BP PLC’s deep-water Gulf of Mexico oil spill became clear, investors feared that small, independent oil and

April 21, 2011
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BP Agrees To Provide $1B For Gulf Restoration Projects
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BP Agrees To Provide $1B For Gulf Restoration Projects

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–BP Plc has agreed to provide $1 billion to help restore wildlife and habitats in the Gulf of Mexico as part of an agreement with

April 21, 2011
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Transocean Files Cross-Claims Against BP, Others Related To Gulf Spill
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Transocean Files Cross-Claims Against BP, Others Related To Gulf Spill

Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) said it filed cross-claims against BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) and other entities involved in last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill,

April 21, 2011
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
BP Sues Transocean For $40 Billion On Anniversary Of DWH Incident
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BP Sues Transocean For $40 Billion On Anniversary Of DWH Incident

On the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) explosion, BP PLC (BP, BP.LN), the owner of the blown well, filed suit against two of its contractors,

April 20, 2011
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President Obama issues statement on anniversary of DWH tragedy
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President Obama issues statement on anniversary of DWH tragedy

The following is a statement byPresident Obama posted to WhiteHouse.gov with regards to the one year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: One

April 20, 2011
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Bob Dudley Op-Ed: 1 Year After Deepwater Horizon Disaster
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Bob Dudley Op-Ed: 1 Year After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

By Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP p.l.c. A year ago [Wednesday, April 20], the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 men and causing the

April 20, 2011
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
SEAFOX 5 offshore wind turbine installation vessel lands first job
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SEAFOX 5 offshore wind turbine installation vessel lands first job

Keppel FELS has announced Tuesday that its new multi-purpose self-elevating platform (MPSEP), SEAFOX 5, has secured its first job in offshore wind market in a

April 19, 2011
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Cape Wind Project receives approval to begin construction
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Cape Wind Project receives approval to begin construction

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)

April 19, 2011
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