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Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

Macondo and other titanic struggles

The Titanic, Columbia space shuttle and Deepwater Horizon disasters span a period of almost 100 years but have more in…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
The six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon disaster has forced oil &…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

BP races hurricane season clock

BP in mid-June began collecting oil & gas from the first phase of a system that taps into the choke…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:00

Tragedy tempers spirits, but not the crowds

Around 73,000 attendees packed this year’s OTC in Houston, nearly 5000 more than last year. But the still-unfolding Deepwater Horizon…
Published in OE: 2010 / June
BP struggled to stop the flow of oil from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico as the disaster…
Published in OE: 2010 / June
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:00

Spill spells trouble for seismic

Andrew McBarnet forecasts some damaging consequences for marine seismic operations offshore the US as a result of the Deepwater Horizon…
Published in OE: 2010 / June
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:00

Cape Wind green light

After years of delay, the Cape Wind offshore wind project got the green light to proceed with the $1 billion…
Published in OE: 2010 / June
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Heavy losses in Horizon tragedy

Late in the evening 20 April, an explosion rocked the deck of the Deepwater Horizon and set off a fire…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Deepwater poised for fast recovery

Two recently published reports point to a speedy recovery for offshore E&P. The deepwater sector of the oil & gas…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Guarded optimism greets US leasing plan

The oil & gas industry and analysts greeted President Obama’s offshore drilling plan as a step in the right direction.…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Drillers feel the pre-salt pinch

With well costs escalating to consume up to half of a project’s funding, operators are seeking ways to trim costs.…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Virginia sale to test Atlantic interest

The scheduled 2012 lease sale offshore Virginia will proceed, even without the environmental impact studies necessary to allow oil &…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
The shaky economic recovery could be threatened if US energy policies push up prices, ExxonMobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Could water worries scupper shale gas?

Water shortages could pose as great a threat to energy security as political instability or terrorism, leading peak oil theorist…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 19:00

Accommodation rig demand looking up

Flotel specialist Prosafe expects a good long-term demand for its accommodation rigs, with growth in activity in the North Sea…
Published in OE: 2010 / April