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 blowouts to General Electric Co....

February 8, 2016
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Friday, June 19, 2015

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 containment equipment that is considered the line of...

June 19, 2015
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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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 South Timbalier 220,...

August 6, 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
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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 that...

July 25, 2013
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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 fire, there’s no way...

July 24, 2013
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Friday, August 10, 2012
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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 explorers seek to minimize costs on the world’s most expensive...

August 10, 2012
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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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 Mississippi Canyon.   This news is not...

December 20, 2011
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Friday, December 16, 2011

$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 the Deepwater Horizon disaster in...

December 16, 2011
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Monday, September 26, 2011

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 prove highly useful to subsea...

September 26, 2011
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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 the key to the...

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 compelling backdrop against which to roll out...

May 24, 2011
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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 third party certification bodies in certifying...

May 3, 2011
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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 liferaft or helicopter and used...

April 5, 2011
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Monday, March 28, 2011

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 out of...

March 28, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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 examining the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting...

March 23, 2011
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

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 drillships.  This is the first new drillship order...

November 11, 2010
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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 NASA’s Michoud facility in New...

September 14, 2010
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