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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
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 19:00

Mexican "export crisis" warning

If current trends continue, Mexico could become a net oil importer in a decade, a new report claims. Mexico, the…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
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

Pieces of eight

Earlier this year the refrain was ‘$5 natural gas forever', based on the US Energy Information Administration's (EIA) annual outlook,…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:00

Shearing the unshearable

The 5 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico last year from the BP-operated deepwater Macondo…
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

Big crowds, award-winning technology

As an indicator of the health of the oil & gas industry, attendance at May's Offshore Technology Conference in Houston…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
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
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:00

Improving cold-climate confidence

An INTECSEA-led joint industry project headed by former Shell subsea specialist Ian Ball is looking to pave the way for…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:00

Subsea tiebacks buck the trend

Earlier this year, Douglas-Westwood forecast † the industry will spend $139 billion on subsea hardware 2011-15, a 23% jump on…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
Competence testing, true independent oversight and a stronger focus on the human element are the lessons from Macondo, argues Lloyd's…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Establishing the Beaufort Sea baseline

Three Alaskan Beaufort Sea developments – BP Exploration (Alaska)'s Northstar, Pioneer Natural Resources' Oooguruk and now Eni Petroleum's Nikaitchuq –…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Subsea acoustics on the upgrade

With over 27 years' of development and application work behind it, Nautronix is a company with subsea acoustics in its…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Why the fracpack gets top billing

Once in a while I would like to look inward and discuss technical advances in the industry or how things…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Fire from ice: progress to date

The current state of development of methane hydrate resources – ‘from Mallik to the Nankai Trough' – was examined by…
Published in OE: 2011 / April