Search continues for liftboat crew missing in Gulf of Mexico

UPDATE: Read HERE for Monday update on this incident. Ten people are missing after a liftboat contracted by the seismic data services company, Geokinetics, became disabled and began to take on water in the Southern Gulf of Mexico yesterday as a result of high seas produced by Tropical Storm Nate. The liftboat, the Trinity II, is owned by Trinity Liftboat Services based in … [Read more...]

Where do drillship crews come from? [MAPPED]

  Ever wonder where drillship crew workers come from?  Either way, a former shipmate on the Transocean's drillship Discoverer Americas mapped it.  Shown here is the geographical distribution of the crew's home town. Under contract with Statoil, Discoverer Americas has been drilling in Egpytian waters, but is en route back to the Gulf of Mexico to drill a new well … [Read more...]