Offshore Oil

Obama officials face tough questions on oil drilling, land access

And she noted that despite the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster — and a five-month ban on some offshore drilling that followed — “there are now more floating rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico” than before the spill. Murkowski acknowledged the ... FuelFix

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 ...

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 […]

API cites growing support for opening areas to offshore drilling

06/05/2013 By Paula Dittrick OGJ Senior Writer Broad, bipartisan support is building among lawmakers at the state and federal levels for expanding access to offshore oil and gas drilling and development, said Erik Milito, American Petroleum Institute director of upstream and industry operations. Speaking to reporters […]

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 […]

Diamond Offshore to build $755M rig for BP operation

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Diamond Offshore Drilling has announced an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries to build a semisubmersible drilling rig, at a cost of $755 million. The cost includes spares, commissioning and shipyard supervision, according to the announcement by ... FuelFix (blog)

Interior moves ahead on offshore drilling safety institute – The Hill

The Interior Department is taking steps toward implementing its years-long plan to create an “Ocean Energy Safety Institute,” which officials say will provide an independent forum for collaboration and research to improve offshore drilling safety...

Warner and Kaine introduce offshore drilling bill

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The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013 would expand the nation's offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, an alternative to the Obama administration's proposed 2012-2017 offshore oil and gas plan ...

Sen. Kaine doesn’t expect White House veto of Atlantic offshore

The White House also has said it won't budge on offshore drilling, even to get one of the president's energy goals — a so-called “Energy Security Trust” — off the ...
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