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Monday, February 8, 2016
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Maritime News

GE Tackles Offshore Oil Spill Prevention in New BOP Pact

By David Wethe (Bloomberg) — Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. is turning over care and handling of the massive rig safety devices designed to stop well

February 8, 2016
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Friday, June 19, 2015
News

PHOTOS: BSEE Inspects Shell’s Critical Arctic Containment Equipment

  The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement this week oversaw testing of Shell’s proposed Arctic-ready capping system, a key piece of

June 19, 2015
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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Incidents

Hercules 265 Jack-Up Rig Blowout – “By No Means Was it the Rig Hands Fault”

An anonymous gCaptain source gave us the second-hand run down of what transpired on board the Hercules 265 when at 0845 on July 23, well A-3 blew out at

August 6, 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Interesting

Hercules Jack-Up Rig Fire is Out, Rowan Jack-Up Contracted for Relief Well

Update 5 (29 July 2013) On 27 July, BSEE approved a permit application by Walter Oil and Gas to drill the relief well which will permanently kill the well

July 25, 2013
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Interesting

How a Jack-Up Rig Blowout Occurs

From a drilling safety standpoint, jack-up rigs are inherently more dangerous than floating rigs for two main reasons. First, if the well blows out and catches

July 24, 2013
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Friday, August 10, 2012
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News

BOP Blowout! $4.5 Billion Surge in Orders for 400-Ton Subsea Failsafe

The five-story-tall valve that failed to stop the biggest offshore U.S. oil spill is heading toward a $4.5 billion surge in orders as deep-water oil

August 10, 2012
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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Incidents

Shell Spills Oily Drilling Mud into the Gulf of Mexico

A Shell-contracted deepwater drilling rig accidently spilled 319 barrels of oily mud into the sea yesterday while operating in in the Gulf of Mexico’s

December 20, 2011
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Offshore

$250 Million and Call It a Day – BP Indemnifies Cameron in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Cameron International Corporation (NYSE: CAM) said today that they have reached an agreement with BP to settle all claims between the two companies relating to

December 16, 2011
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Monday, September 26, 2011
News

Lloyd’s Register unveils new program tailor-made for deepwater drilling

ModuSpec BV and Scandpower AS, members of the Lloyd’s Register Group, are developing a new tool with origins from the nuclear power industry that may

September 26, 2011
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Offshore

GL Noble Denton Publishes New BOP Certification Guidelines

GL Noble Denton has published a new Guideline for the certification of blow-out preventers (BOPs), clearly defining the process to be undertaken by independent

May 3, 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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Monday, March 28, 2011
News

BP Wins Right For More Tests On Rig’s Failed Blowout Preventer – AP

A U.S. district judge Friday granted a request by BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) for additional testing of the critical safety device that failed to stop oil from gushing

March 28, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
News

Joint Investigation into Deepwater Horizon explosion turns focus onto the BOP

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Joint Investigation Team, which is

March 23, 2011
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Offshore

Seadrill Orders Four New Dual Activity Drillships

Seadrill Ltd. announced today that they have awarded the Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries a $1.08B contract to build four new dual-activity

November 11, 2010
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Blog

Blowout Preventer Photos – Exclusive HiRes Images Of The Deepwater Horizon’s BOP

In a gCaptain exclusive, high resolution photographs where taken of the Deepwater Horizon’s Blow Out Preventer ( BOP ) stack as it sits now at

September 14, 2010
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