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Insertion Tube Siphons Oil from Deepwater Horizon Well

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  insertion tube  oil collection system  spill cleanup  spill response  technology innovation  cofferdam  containment dome 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 17, 2010

BP succeeded yesterday in connecting a 4" pipe to the broken riser to siphon oil and gas from the leaking Macondo well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico's surface. 

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Fixing the Deepwater Horizon Leaks

bp  cofferdam  containment dome  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  oil collection system  oil spill cleanup  spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 13, 2010

The New York Times reports today that BP is making headway in solving the problems that are allowing oil from the Macondo well to spill into the Gulf.

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Who Pays for the Oil Spill?

bp  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill liability trust fund  oil spill response  spill response  oil spill payment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2010

We've received several telephone calls from reporters who are wondering who pays for oil spill cleanup activities. With regard to the Deepwater Horizon spill, BP has assumed responsibility for the cleanup. 

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Oil Spill Response Expanding Daily

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil industry task forces  oil spill cleanup  oil spill in gulf  oil spill response  spill response  offshore equipment safety  offshore operating procedures 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2010

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill response has become so massive, and the activities aimed at pinpointing a cause have become so numerous, it's becoming increasingly difficult to mention everything in a single blog post.

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Update on the Industry's Task Forces

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  offshore equipment safety  offshore operating procedures  oil industry task forces  oil spill cleanup  oil spill in gulf  oil spill response  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 11, 2010

As we've explained on this blog, API and its member companies have developed dozens of standards and best practices on offshore energy development. The oil and natural industry takes seriously its responsibility to produce energy safely and to protect the environment, and many of the industry's standards and best practices address these critically important issues.

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Deepwater Horizon Hearings

bp  congress  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf oil spill  spill cleanup  spill response  halliburton 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 11, 2010

Officials from BP, Transocean and Halliburton are on Capitol Hill today testifying about the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. 

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Options for Stopping the Leaks

bp  cofferdam  containment dome  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 10, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon's Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico threw another curve ball at engineers who were hoping to stop the leak with a 100-ton containment chamber this weekend. 

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Conference Call on Deepwater Horizon Response

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 7, 2010

Yesterday API hosted a conference call with 14 bloggers to discuss the Deepwater Horizon incident, and spill response and cleanup efforts. Several API representatives who have been closely monitoring the issue were on the call to take questions.

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