Offshore Technology Conference – Marine Gadgets

gCaptain CMO Rob Almeida and I have been walking the halls of the, truly massive, Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week. While 90% of the booths are drilling technology of little interest to most of our readers (unless iron roughnecks and power-tongs are your thing?) there are certainly hidden gems in the rough. Many of the new items gCaptain will be featuring in … [Read more...]

Subsea 7’s Completes First Commercially Available Autonomous Inspection Vehicle

Subsea 7 announced today announced that it has completed the design and build of the first commercially available Autonomous Inspection Vehicle (AIV), a technology intended for remote inspection and intervention of subsea structures such as manifolds, wellheads and risers.  Designed in partner ship with the Scottish-based robotics software developer Seebyte, the AIV is the … [Read more...]

Bromwich Discusses the Future of U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Development at OTC [TRANSCRIPT]

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered remarks Monday at the 2011 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, an an international event focusing on the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection. Director Bromwich discussed the … [Read more...]

Cummins Annouces New Houston Oil And Gas Center

HOUSTON – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced the Cummins Oil and Gas Center of Excellence, a business launched to serve the needs of its growing oil and gas customer base. The Houston land-based center is located in a primary hub of engineering and technology for the oil and gas industry, and represents a significant investment by Cummins Inc. The Cummins Offshore Oil and … [Read more...]

US Coastal-State Governors Form Offshore Drilling Coalition

HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- A group of coastal-state governors has formed a coalition to press the federal government to speed its permitting of offshore oil drilling, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday. Barbour said he had joined the governors of Texas, Alaska and Louisiana to form the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition. The group will push the U.S. Department of … [Read more...]