Offshore Drilling

New oil platforms rise high to reach deep

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 6:56 am by Zain Shauk in Gulf of Mexico, Offshore INGLESIDE — The giants are visible from more than 20 miles away, rising like monuments from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. They are oil platforms under construction — huge structures of steel […]

NOIA Surprised by Secretary Jewell’s Unfamiliarity with National Ocean Policy

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,   NOIA Surprised by Secretary Jewell’s Unfamiliarity with National Ocean Policy, Encouraged by Her Statement on Including New Areas in Future Offshore Leasing Plan   Washington, D.C. – During a House Natural […]

Shell shuts in giant Gulf platform for well hookups

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 11:21 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy in Gulf of Mexico, Politics/Policy Shell announced Wednesday it had temporarily halted operations at its oldest tension-leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico as it nears the final stage of a $2.5 billion project to drain deep oil […]

Time to Remove Roadblocks to Offshore Energy Production

Houston Chronicle By NOIA Chairman Dick Alario July 16, 2013 A decade ago, it seemed far-fetched that America would be poised to become the world's energy resource leader. Yet, that's the case today. America is on the path to overtake Russia as the top natural […]

Republicans press Interior on status of offshore drilling rule

By Ben Geman - 07/15/13 03:47 PM ET Eleven House Republicans are pressing the Interior Department for the status of long-planned rules that would toughen safety standards for subsea blowout preventers on offshore oil-and-gas rigs. The lawmakers, all members of energy-related committees, wrote a letter Friday to Interior’s […]

Gulf of Mexico rig count hits 4-year high

The number of rigs drilling in the US Gulf of Mexico hit a four-year high this week, according to data from Houston-based oilfield services giant Baker Hughes. read more

Opinion – Unlock energy potential for Virginia and nation, Randall Luthi

With bipartisan passage of the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, Doc Hastings and the U.S. House of Representatives charted a course for safely developing American oil and natural gas from our oceans. We can provide new jobs, increase state and federal treasuries and enhance our […]

Transocean sets new offshore water depth drilling record

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) reports that the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 has set a new world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig.  read more

Energy rigs in U.S. rise to 1,757, Baker Hughes reports

Oil and gas rigs in the U.S. advanced by nine to 1,757, the first gain in three weeks, according to Baker Hughes Inc. Full Story

Court rejects SEC rule on oil company payments

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:22 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy in featured, General, Legal issues A federal judge handed the oil industry a big win on Tuesday, when he tossed out a new financial disclosure rule that would require companies to reveal what they pay foreign governments in exchange […]
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