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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

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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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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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

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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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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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

$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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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