Offshore Drilling

Interior official hears wide range of input on oil drilling in Arctic

Anchorage — Against the backdrop of Royal Dutch Shell's troubled 2012 attempt to drill in the Arctic Ocean, a top Interior official -- and former Alaskan -- heard the gamut of views Thursday about whether and how oil companies can safely drill ... Go to […]

Last Cuban offshore oil project ending for now

A Russian oil company using a Norwegian-owned drilling rig is temporarily pulling out of Cuban waters without finding any significant sources of crude, but industry watchers say it is too soon to dismiss Cuba's offshore energy potential. The Songa ... Go to Source

PHOTOS: State-of-the-art platform prepares for Gulf of Mexico Journey

INGLESIDE — Royal Dutch Shell is about to move a mountain, towing its new state-of-the-art Olympus platform for duty in the Gulf of Mexico’s deep water. The Olympus, designed to operate in water depths of 3,000 to 5,000 feet, will be Shell’s sixth tension leg […]

US Coast Guard, BSEE to regulate mobile offshore drilling units

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Coast Guard have announced they will be joining hands to effectively regulate ... www.offshore-technology.com/.../newsus-coast-guard-bsee-co...Go to Source

Offshore drilling proponents launch new push on Capitol Hill

The oil and gas industry and their allies in Congress are renewing a campaign to expand drilling along the U.S. coastline. “There is broad support from both policymakers and the public” for “tapping into oil and natural gas resources off our coasts ... FuelFix Go […]

The Final Frontier in Offshore Drilling: Subsea Rigs – Financial Sense

Faced with increasingly challenging offshore drilling environments -- whether in the Arctic, the deep water of the Gulf of Mexico, or in Brazil's pre-salt formations ... www.financialsense.com/.../final-frontier-in-offshore-drilling-s...Go to Source

USCG, BSEE Sign Agreement for Regulating Mobile

This MOA ensures a comprehensive joint approach in the regulation of MODUs by clearly outlining the responsibilities of each agency for inspection and oversight of the systems and sub-systems associated with mobile offshore drilling units engaged in ... Go to Source

The week ahead: Offshore drilling back on House agenda

Members of the House Natural Resources Committee will meet on Thursday to discuss a draft bill that that would open parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to offshore drilling. The draft bill from committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) would ...See all stories on this […]

Preparing for Hurricane Season, 140 Miles Offshore

Saturday won’t be just another day for energy companies operating  in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, kicking off six months of nail-biting as companies watch the weather forecasts to decide whether to shut in wells and pull their people off […]

Rep. Duncan Backs Offshore Drilling Deal with Mexico

The U.S. House is expected to vote next month on legislation by Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Laurens, that would implement the 2012 deal to allow offshore drilling in an area of the Gulf of Mexico believed to hold up to 172 million barrels of oil and […]
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