Thursday, February 24, 2011
News

Transocean CEO: Internal Deepwater Horizon Investigation Out In ‘Month Or Two’

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Chief Executive Steven Newman said the contract driller’s internal investigation into April’s Deepwater Horizon disaster should be complete and released within the next two months....

February 24, 2011
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
News

API response to Deepwater Horizon report: ‘We’ve made progress to improve safety’

Editor’s Note:  The following is a statement issued today by the The American Petroleum Institute in response to the National Commission on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling...

January 12, 2011
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
deepwater horizon oil spill
News

Halliburton releases statement on Deepwater Horizon Final Report

HOUSTON (Jan. 11, 2011) – In response to the findings of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released earlier today, Halliburton released the...

January 11, 2011
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Defense

National Commission releases final report on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Today, The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling release its final report on its investigation into the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. The Commission was...

January 11, 2011
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
News

National Commission releases Advance Chapter on BP Well Blowout Investigation

“A Failure of Management” “Cumulative Risk Large and Avoidable” January 6, 2011 – (Washington, DC) – The National Oil Spill Commission today is releasing in advance the chapter (attached) from...

January 6, 2011
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Oil Spill

Tests begin on Deepwater Horizon’s BOP, NAE releases interim report on causes of blowout

There is some news coming out today with regards to the the Deepwater Horizon blowout. First, forensic testing on the Deepwater Horizon’s blowout preventer finally got underway today at the...

November 17, 2010
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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Oil Spill

The imminent death of the BP oil well?

I’ve seen a few headlines today that seem to portray the Macondo Well as some sort of living creature, like it’s still writhing and twitching as it tries to survive...

September 19, 2010
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Oil Spill

Justice Department May Sue BP Over Gulf Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S Justice Department filed papers with the U.S. District Court in New Orleans Monday, September 13, indicating that they expect to sue BP for damages...

September 15, 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 NASA’s Michoud facility in New...

September 14, 2010
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Monday, September 13, 2010
Blog

Fire On The Horizon – A New Book By gCaptain

We are proud to announce that gCaptain’s founder and editor in chief, John Konrad, got a book deal! The upcoming book titled Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of...

September 13, 2010
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Friday, September 10, 2010
Blog

The Failed Negative Pressure Test – a BP Investigation Report Analysis

In Section 4 of BP’s Investigation report on the Horizon disaster, they discuss the negative pressure test as a possible missed indication of a “kick” in progress. Per Transocean’s Well...

September 10, 2010
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Oil Spill

Deepwater Horizon’s BOP in hands of Justice Department; BP internal report due tomorrow

Just a few days ago, the Deepwater Horizon’s blowout preventer, an integral part of the ongoing investigation into Gulf oil spill, was successfully removed from the MC252 well by Helix’s...

September 7, 2010
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Friday, August 27, 2010
Uncategorized

Marshall Islands Admits Error In Deepwater Horizon Manning

During yesterday’s deepwater investigation hearings a document was released by the Marshal Islands, flag state of the Deepwater Horizon, regarding the rig’s designation for purposes of meeting minimum safe manning...

August 27, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
USCG

All I hear Is Drilling, Drilling, Drilling

In today’s examination of Harry Thierens, BP’s vice president for drilling and completion, Deepwater Investigation board chairman Captain Hung Nguyen uttered strong statements about safety and the culture of deepwater...

August 25, 2010
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
USCG

Deepwater Horizon Hearings Resume In Houston Texas

The Deepwater Horizon hearings resumed today with a new presiding officer, high level witnesses and a new location; Houston Texas. But the most interesting item of the day was boredom as...

August 24, 2010
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Friday, August 20, 2010
Oil Spill

USCG Makes Positive Changes To Deepwater Horizon Hearings

gCaptain has been critical of the Deepwater Horizon Investigation panel in the past. From off-topic lines of question to verbal arguments between the Parties In Interest and from missing witnesses...

August 20, 2010
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
gCaptain

After Another Close Call, Transocean Changed Rules – New York Times

This morning the New York Times published an article entitled After Another Close Call, Transocean Changed Rules that points to Transocean’s critical changes to its own policies for handling oil...

August 17, 2010
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
Incidents

USCG Plans Dive Of The Deepwater Horizon Wreckage

Back in June gCaptain reported on James Cameron’s offer to dive the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon but, despite three official requests for information, the USCG refused to tell us...

August 14, 2010
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Sunday, August 1, 2010
Uncategorized

Critical Alarms – Are they being monitored, inhibited or both?

Photo by InfoClog Where the Alarms on the Deepwater Horizon being monitored, were they inhibited?  Yes and Yes. This morning the Sunday New York Times had an article so off...

August 1, 2010
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Monday, July 26, 2010
Incidents

Survivability Of The VDR – Voyage Data Recorders.

A plane crashes scattering debris across the ocean floor and boats, equipped with sonar tracking and ROV’s, begin their search for a black box containing answers. But what happens when...

July 26, 2010
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