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Dialogue is Key to Getting Offshore Well Control Rule Right

analysis  gulf of mexico  center for offshore safety  offshore safety  offshore operations  industry standards  bop  bsee  job growth 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 14, 2015

Safe, responsible energy development in the Gulf of Mexico is vital to the U.S. economy and job growth, as well as U.S. energy and national security. Each of these points likely will come up during a U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hearing on the impact of federal policies on energy production and economic growth in the Gulf, Tuesday in New Orleans.

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Oil Spill Probe: Dollars Did Not Trump Safety

blowout preventer  bop  bp  congress  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  halliburton  interior department  macondo well  oil leak  oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

The lead investigator for the presidential panel examining the Deepwater Horizon accident yesterday said he has found no evidence that anyone involved in the Macondo well took shortcuts to save money. 

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Cap Removal Delayed

blowout preventer  bop  bp  containment cap  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  macondo well  moratorium  offshore moratorium  drilling fluids  spiil response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 30, 2010

High seas have forced BP to postpone efforts to remove the containment cap on the Macondo well. The company says engineers are standing by, waiting to remove the cap and the battered blowout preventer (BOP) before replacing the BOP with one from the Deepwater Driller II. No oil is expected to be spilled during the operation. 

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Pressure Mounts Against Deepwater Drilling Ban

access  bop  bp  department of the interior  doi  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  mms  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil spill cleanup  oil spill in gulf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2010

The Department of the Interior (DOI) late yesterday sent out a list of new safety requirements to offshore drillers as pressure mounted against the drilling moratorium. 

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Top Kill Underway

blowout preventer  bop  bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 26, 2010

BP has received permission to launch the "top kill" procedure on the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. This means engineers can begin pumping heavy drilling fluids into the blowout preventer (BOP) and the wellbore in hopes of stopping the oil leaks. 

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BP CEO 'Devastated' by Oil Spill

blowout preventer  bop  bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill commission  oil spill response  relief wells  spill response  rovs  spill cleanup 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 25, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward yesterday told reporters he is "devastated" that oil from the Macondo well has reached the Gulf shoreline. 

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