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Thursday, 01 September 2011 13:42

Pemex says contracts getting easier

Despite a reputation for ‘cumbersome’ contract processes, recent oil & gas sector reforms have created a more favorable investment climate…
Published in OE: 2011 / September
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Rising ambitions

Technological barriers and operator requirements can limit the possibilities available to offshore design teams when it comes to engineering a…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Gulf rebound - if permitting picks up

Increased economic activity, more jobs and a 70% rise in spending are predicted for the Gulf of Mexico offshore oil…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
An internal Transocean investigation into the explosion and loss of the Deepwater Horizon found that the tragedy was the result…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 19:00

Macondo: the BOP's story

The Deepwater Horizon's blowout preventer was a victim of the Macondo disaster, not the perpetrator. So says consultant Ian Fitzsimmons…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:00

LLOG champions spec floater cause

Long content to remain under the radar, Louisiana's LLOG is set to make a big splash with its first Gulf…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:00

Macondo under the microscope

The US Coast Guard in April released a report on its investigation into BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster, just weeks after…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
In 2010, ShawCor picked up an OTC Spotlight on Technology award for its Thermotite Ultra pipe insulation coating system. That…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
Saturday, 01 January 2011 18:00

New year could herald offshore rebound

New reports point, cautiously, to better times ahead for the industry in 2011. But uncertainty in the post-Macondo Gulf of…
Published in OE: 2011 / January
Saturday, 01 January 2011 18:00

Macondo: the human factors

Responding to consultant Ian Fitzsimmons' recent remarks in OE about BP's accident investigation report on the Gulf of Mexico's Macondo…
Published in OE: 2011 / January
Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:00

M&A up in the US

Merger and acquisition activity in the US oil & gas sector picked up steam 3Q 2010, despite ongoing uncertainty about…
Published in OE: 2010 / December
Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:00

Containment capability in the cross-hairs

Post-Macondo efforts to improve well containment capabilities on both sides of the Atlantic moved into higher gear last month.In the…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
The US lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater exploration in October, while codifying new rules governing drilling safety and well…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 12:18

Macondo the unfolding aftermath

In his think piece for OE’s July issue, consultant Ian Fitzsimmons drew parallels between the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and the…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 12:10

Industry scores another victory

Litigation continues in US courts over the Obama administration’s Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling moratorium, despite the early lifting of…
Published in OE: 2010 / November