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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
Monday, 01 November 2010 11:52

Fiber flexes deepwater muscle

Long used in deepwater mooring, synthetic ropes are increasingly being employed in deepwater heavy lift operations. Russell McCulley talks to…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00

Counting the cost of low prices

Reporting from last month’s SEG annual meeting in Denver, Andrew McBarnet finds marine seismic contractors frustrated by contract bidding woes.There…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Bayou state feels the drilling ban blues

With a major service point for the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon, Louisiana among all US states has…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Oil reforms cool in hot political climate

Mexico's Pemex is preparing this month to issue the first incentive-based contracts allowed under the country's 2008 oil reforms. Most…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Rig market - OE October 2010

OE's analysis of current rig market data is updated monthly using statistics provided by Rigzone.com Worldwide utilization for the mobile…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
All dressed up and nowhere to go is never a good feeling. But that's exactly what has just happened to…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Renewables - OE October 2010

HYWIND’S HIDDEN ASSETS: Syntactic foam specialist Trelleborg Offshore recently released details of how it employed well-proven offshore oil & gas…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Flaring to end at Tres Hermanos

Mexico just registered its first Clean Development Mechanism with the United Nations under a collaboration between Pemex and Statoil to…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Macondo mess triggers BP shakeup

BP put the final nail in the Macondo coffin 19 September with a successful relief well kill, ending a five-month…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:00

BP eyes Macondo end game

BP in late August was in the final stages of permanently plugging the deepwater Gulf of Mexico Macondo exploration well,…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
The six-month US moratorium on deepwater drilling following the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, along with tougher regulations and higher liability costs…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:00

Marine renewables - OE September 2010

Cape Wind clears another hurdle Another challenge to its long-delayed quest to become the US’s first offshore wind farm was…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
Monday, 30 August 2010 19:00

Obituary - Matt Simmons: a true visionary

Matthew Simmons, an energy investment banker and peak oil alarmist who in recent years was a strong advocate of renewable…
Published in OE: 2010 / September