Offshore wind turbines could help prevent destruction caused by hurricanes by draining the storms of their deadly winds, according to a new scientific study that highlights a previously unknown benefit of the technology. More »
BP said Monday it began pumping crude from a new well at one of its four major deep-water hubs in the Gulf of Mexico last week, the second major startup in U.S. offshore region this year. More »
U.S. authorities asked a federal judge Thursday to streamline the “penalty phase” of the BP oil spill trial by ordering that the 2010 disaster caused serious harm to the environment, residents and businesses around the Gulf of Mexico. More »
The Obama administration suspended BP’s ability to get new federal contracts in 2012 More »
In hindsight, some of the best parts about working in the field were the stories I accumulated. In my mind, one of the funniest stories actually happened on my very last job (well, so far in my career anyways) on a rig. More »
Newpark Resources says it wants to focus on its core business activities that include drilling fluids and mats. More »
Royal Dutch Shell said Tuesday it had started production from its Olympus platform, the first of several new platforms expected to push oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to a record level by 2016. More »
Crews continued to work Friday to stop natural gas flowing from a drilling rig off the Louisiana coast, and the Coast Guard said workers had managed to cut the flow in half. More »
Oil companies that hope to nab new drilling leases near the U.S.-Mexico boundary in the Gulf of Mexico will have to wait a little longer to see if they were successful. More »
Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct an investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill plan to seek the disqualification of the federal judge who presided over the trial last month.
This week, help for someone looking for some advice on mentorship! More »
A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s approval of a multibillion-dollar settlement between BP PLC and lawyers for Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim the company’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost them money.