Marathon drills discovery well in Gulf of Mexico

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Marathon Oil announced Monday that it drilled a discovery well on the Flying Dutchman prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. The Flying Dutchman well, located on Green Canyon Block 511, is located about 100 miles south of New Orleans and was drilled in about 3,700 feet of water to a depth of 30,000 feet, the […]
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Hearings set to probe Deepwater Horizon disaster

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Today kicks off the start of a number of hearings in regard to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 workers and left a leaking well at the bottom of the ocean. The Chronicle’s Washington reporter Jennifer Dlouhy outlined all the planned Congressional hearings for us yesterday.
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Chron Energy Newslinks | 5.11.2010 Golf-ball containment in the Gulf, no nukes for New England.

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• BP will try to use golf balls, knots of rope and other junk to begin sealing blown out well in the Gulf. • “Top hat” containment dome still an option. • Canadian oil sands could benefit from Deepwater Horizon disaster. • BP asks judges to combine all oil spill lawsuits, hear them in Houston […]
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Map of spill, May 11

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Spill MAY11 Web
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Oil spill takes over White House situation room

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White House Photo President Obama meets with several Cabinet members and senior administration officials about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Cabinet leaders and senior White House staff were summoned to the situation room at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., today to study the continued response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. […]
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Congress prepares to grill execs about Gulf spill

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Congress will begin grilling executives from BP, Transocean and Halliburton tomorrow, as lawmakers seek an explanation for the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Among the spill-related events Tuesday is a Senate energy committee hearing on offshore drilling. Lawmakers expect to probe […]
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Congressional hearings could include some finger-pointing

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While the Coast Guard and MMS begin their public hearings into the Deepwater Horizon disaster tomorrow, lawmakers will be doing the same thing on Capitol Hill. The flurry of hearings begins with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at 10 a.m. eastern, followed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at 2:30 and […]
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Coast Guard, MMS public hearings on Gulf investigation kick off tomorrow

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Starting tomorrow, the Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service will hold public hearings for the joint investigation into the cause of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. The agencies will hold two days of hearings from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2829 Williams Blvd. the Radisson New Orleans Airport, 2150 Veterans Blvd., […]
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Halyard flowlines adapted for temperature range

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May 10,2010 –Apache Energy has ordered gas flowlines from NKT Flexibles for its Halyard development off Northwest Australia. Delivery is scheduled for September…..
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This week’s energy industry events

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Monday, May 10 Houston Geological Society General Dinner: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hilton Houston Westchase, 9999 Westheimer. “Role of Slope Rise and Run on Deepwater Plays.” Speaker: Art Donovan, senior corporate adviser, BP. Cost: $35. Details online or contact the HGS office, 713-463-9476, lilly@hgs.org. Geophysical Society of Houston Golf Tournament: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Kingwood Country […]
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