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BSEE Director James Watson to Join ABS

ABS, a leading provider of maritime classification services, announces that James A. Watson, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), will join ABS as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas Division on 2 September 2013. In this role, Watson will […]

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 […]

Shell’s biggest oil platform heads for deep-water Gulf

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm by Emily Pickrell in featured, Offshore Shell’s Olympus platform is finally embarking on its last epic voyage. The Dutch company’s biggest and recently constructed tension leg platform started its final pre-production journey on Sunday, setting sail from the construction dock in Ingleside, Texas […]

Senators float bill giving offshore energy revenues to coastal states

By Zack Colman - 07/11/13 11:19 AM ET Senate legislation introduced Wednesday would for the first time award money to all coastal states for energy produced off their shores. Bill sponsors Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s top Republican, and Mary […]

Offshore drilling chief to resign, take post at maritime firm

The Obama administration's top regulator for offshore drilling plans to resign by this fall, creating another high-level vacancy at the Interior Department as the administration continues its second term. Full Story

NOIA President Comments on the Impending Departure of BSEE Director James A. Watson

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,   NOIA President Comments on the Impending Departure of BSEE Director James A. Watson   Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement regarding the impending departure of […]

Shell names new CEO to replace retiring Voser

Royal Dutch Shell selected its future chief executive officer, refining leader Ben van Beurden, indicating its plans to leverage its chemical and refining expertise to keep pace with the growing role of downstream. Full Story

Energy companies dominate Fortune Global 500

Energy corporations dominate this year’s Fortune Global 500 list of the largest corporations in the world by revenue, with China’s oil and power giants rising in the ranks. China National Petroleum and Sinopec Group hopped over BP, as the British oil company struggles to pay for […]

Google becoming big energy player

Google may not seem like an energy company, but it sure is acting like one. Through more than $1 billion in investments and through large contracts for renewable power, Google has become the most significant player in the energy business outside of actual energy companies […]

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
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