Monday, March 13, 2023

Biden Backs $8 Billion Alaska Oil Project at Odds with Climate Agenda

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden authorized a giant ConocoPhillips oil project in northwest Alaska that environmentalists argue

March 13, 2023
Total Views: 1621

Sunday, December 5, 2021

South Africans Protest Against Shell Oil Exploration In Pristine Wild Coast

By Siyabonga Sishi PORT EDWARD, South Africa, Dec 5 (Reuters) – South Africans took to their beaches on Sunday to protest against plans by Royal Dutch

December 5, 2021
Total Views: 1499

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Talos Files USMCA Dispute Notice Against Mexico Over Zama Field

By Max de Haldevang (Bloomberg) –Talos Energy Inc., the U.S. offshore explorer behind Mexico’s largest oil discovery in years, is taking the first

September 4, 2021
Total Views: 1072

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Maritime News

U.S., Canada Agree to Oil and Gas Well Emission Cuts

By Justin Sink, Josh Wingrove and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced steps to

March 10, 2016
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Oil Bust of 1986 Reminds U.S. Drillers of Price War Risk

The last time that U.S. oil drillers got caught up in a price war orchestrated by Saudi Arabia, it ended badly for the

November 26, 2014
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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China’s Deepwater Drilling Rig Finds Oil Off Vietnam

By John Ruwitch and Nguyen Phuong Linh SHANGHAI/HANOI, July 16 (Reuters) – A Chinese oil rig has finished drilling near the disputed Paracel islands in

July 15, 2014
Total Views: 42

Friday, July 11, 2014
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Hat Trick for Transocean Arctic Offshore Norway, More Drilling Planned

Transocean Arctic, a harsh environment semi-submersible on contract to VNG Norge AS via Rig Management Norway has discovered more oil while drilling on the

July 11, 2014
Total Views: 12

Monday, June 16, 2014
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Deepwater Nautilus Drops Traveling Block [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

On June 9 2014, technicians on board the semi-submersible drilling rig Deepwater Nautilus were troubleshooting an alarm that was preventing the top drive from

June 16, 2014
Total Views: 124

Monday, June 9, 2014

Rowan is Out of the Woods with Latest Contract While Other Drillers are Scrambling

Rowan Companies’ fourth and final newbuild drillship, the Rowan Relentless, is now covered by a long term charter contract amid a very competitive

June 9, 2014
Total Views: 44

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
Total Views: 204

Thursday, July 18, 2013
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Israel’s Deepest Well Targets 1.5 Billion Barrels of Oil

By Shoshanna Solomon (Bloomberg) — The deepest oil well drilled in Israel’s 65-year history may be the most important. Houston’s Noble Energy

July 18, 2013
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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North Sea Rig Rates May Push Higher as Midwater Market Heats Up

— By Gregory Lewis and Anthony Sibilia, Barron’s Online Is the midwater-rig market poised for a pickup? We think so! Increasing demand for midwater

October 2, 2012
Total Views: 12

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tullow Oil Encouters Abnormal Pressure While Drilling Offshore Guyana, Confirms Hydrocarbons

LONDON–U.K.-listed oil explorer Tullow Oil PLC (TLW.LN) said Monday it has decided to abandon a high-pressure oil well it was drilling off the coast of

July 16, 2012
Total Views: 22

Friday, June 15, 2012
Breaking Bottom Hole Assembly

When Rigs Were Made of Wood | The Career of a Senior Tool Pusher

In the days when physical manual work was an every day occurrence – by George Cheyne,  Senior Toolpusher, Stena Carron It was a crisp December morning

June 15, 2012
Total Views: 260

Friday, May 18, 2012

Drilling Off Cuba, and How the Embargo Could be Very Costly for the US

The Scarabeo 9, on contract for Repsol, is currently sitting at, or very close to, “TD” or total depth on the first deepwater well ever drilled off

May 18, 2012
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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Transocean and ExxonMobil Begin Drilling at Jansz-Io Offshore Australia

– By ExxonMobil Connection The ExxonMobil Drilling team this month commenced operations on the Jansz-lo driling program for the Gorgon LNG Project off

May 1, 2012
Total Views: 48

Saturday, April 28, 2012
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In Case of Offshore Oil Drilling in Cuba and the Bahamas

By Doug Helton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) For the past year, we at NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard have been studying the possible

April 28, 2012
Total Views: 17

Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Stena Carron Drillship Wins Contract West of Shetland

Valiant Petroleum announced today that it had entered into a contract to secure a firm rig slot on the Stena Carron drillship to drill the Handcross prospect

April 5, 2012
Total Views: 48

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Fire Incidents

Alaskan Star Drilling Rig Catches Fire Offshore Brazil

Petrobras announces that on Tuesday (13/03) around 14:30, the drilling rig SS-39 (Alaskan Star), a semi-submersible drilling rig owned by Queiroz Galvao

March 13, 2012
Total Views: 129

Friday, March 2, 2012
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Statoil Introduces New “Cat J” Jackup Rig for Norwegian Continental Shelf [VIDEO]

OSLO (Dow Jones)– Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil ASA (STO) Friday said it is introducing a new drilling rig concept for mature fields on the

March 2, 2012
Total Views: 149