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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
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

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
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

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
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 00:00

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
Monday, 09 August 2010 00:00

Uncertainty rules

The Macondo oil spill will have a lasting impact, but not the same repercussions on the petroleum industry that the…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Four of the largest oil companies have pledged $1 billion to build a rapid response system designed to capture and…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
BP has come under fierce criticism for its response to the Macondo blowout, a months-long saga of top hats, riser…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Monday, 09 August 2010 00:00

Surfing the technology wave

Andrew McBarnet detects a shift of emphasis in the marketing of marine seismic.The marine seismic industry is well used to…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Monday, 09 August 2010 00:00

Mailbag - August 2010

Macondo matters Sir, OE's article by Ian Fitzsimmons on preventing future Macondo spills [‘Macondo and other titanic struggles', OE July]…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Monday, 09 August 2010 00:00

Ready for the upturn

Nieuw-Lekkerland-headquartered Bayards, a key player in the offshore aluminium industry, is seeing early signs that the recession's grip on major…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Monday, 09 August 2010 00:00

Simulating Perdidos transient engineering

Increased uncertainties about operating in ultra-deepwater typically result in over-designed production systems with resulting increased costs. Prasanna Parthasarathy and Kellin…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Monday, 09 August 2010 00:00

Chernobyl offshore?

Unfair though it may seem, it is conceivable that the Macondo incident will have at least as damaging and persistent…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Monday, 09 August 2010 00:00

Moratorium is a bad job

BP's Gulf of Mexico oil leak is an unmitigated disaster, not just because of the amount of oil that has…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00

Vision for a billion

KBR, long a dominant player in regions like the North Sea, has cast its offshore gaze around the world, looking…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00

Ice sculptures

Among the greatest uncertainties in future energy supply is the amount of oil and gas yet to be found in…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
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