Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Offshore

BP Drilling First Producing Wells at Atlantis Since Moratorium

(Bloomberg) — BP Plc, whose Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico caused the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, is drilling the first producing wells at the region’s Atlantis field since a...

September 4, 2012
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Offshore

ATP Bankruptcy: Company Lost $1.1 Million Per Day For Past 3 Years

(Bloomberg) — ATP Oil & Gas Corp., the Gulf of Mexico oil producer that filed for bankruptcy last week, was given preliminary approval by a judge for $618 million in...

August 22, 2012
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Saturday, August 18, 2012
Offshore

Drilling Moratorium Leads ATP to Chapter 11

ATP Oil & Gas Corp. (ATPG) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday, hit by the rising costs associated with its deep-water drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico. The...

August 18, 2012
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Offshore

BHP Billiton First to Bring New Deepwater Production Well Online Since Moratorium

BHP Billiton Petroleum announced today that it is the first company in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to bring a newly drilled well into production since the moratorium was enacted...

June 7, 2011
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
News

OMSA President slams Interior Department, Salazar over drilling permits

Jim Adams, president and CEO of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), said that BOEMER’s late day announcement that it has issued an additional permit for deepwater drilling is misleading....

March 19, 2011
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
News

Despite Second GoM Permit, Don’t Expect Surge In US Deep-Water Drilling

Though US regulators have decided to allow a second deepwater Gulf of Mexico drilling project, don’t bet on a rush of permits to follow, FBR Capital Markets says. Instead, expect...

March 15, 2011
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
News

US Interior Dept Will Act On Offshore Oil Permits By March Deadline

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–A U.S. official said Wednesday the Interior Department will meet a court-imposed deadline to act on five deepwater drilling permit applications before the end of this month. A...

March 2, 2011
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Monday, February 28, 2011
News

Noble Receives First Deepwater Drilling Permit Since BP Oil Spill

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. officials have approved the first permit for deepwater drilling since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, granting Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) a so-called “permit to bypass” for a...

February 28, 2011
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
News

Republicans To Hold More Hearings On US Offshore Oil Permits

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Republicans in the House of Representatives announced Wednesday a series of public hearings about permits to drill for oil off U.S. shores, their latest effort to pressure the...

February 23, 2011
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
News

BOEMRE Provides Additional Clarity for Certain Activities Suspended under the Deepwater Moratorium

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today notified 13 companies whose deepwater drilling activities were suspended by last year’s deepwater drilling moratorium that they may...

January 4, 2011
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Offshore

Drilling moratorium lifted! Now what?

Running 22-inch casing on Discoverer Clear Leader In an early afternoon call today with the media, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management director Michael...

October 13, 2010
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Offshore

Drilling Moratorium to be Lifted Early?

There are rumours flying around about the possible premature lifting of the drilling ban in the Gulf of Mexico. Of the 33 rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico, the...

September 28, 2010
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Oil Spill

New Ban on Deepwater Drilling Issued

The U.S. Department of Interior today has issued yet another moratorium on deepwater drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), saying that the suspension is nesessary to ensure adequate safety...

July 12, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Oil Spill

Breaking News – Federal judge blocks Gulf drilling moratorium

A federal judge in New Orleans, Louisiana, has blocked a six-month federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf. Several dozen plaintiffs had sued President Barack Obama’s administration, arguing the...

June 22, 2010
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