Category: Offshore

With trial pending, BP asks judge to cull experts

With a trial over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill looming, BP PLC is asking a federal judge to block two plaintiffs’ experts from testifying about an alleged disregard for safety throughout the energy company that those experts say led to the nation’s largest offshore oil spill.  More »

Experts: US ill-prepared for oil spill off Cuba

The U.S. is not ready to handle an oil spill if drilling off the Cuban coast should go awry but can be better prepared with monitoring systems and other basic steps, experts told government officials.  More »

Shell gets deepwater exploration tracts offshore Nova Scotia

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has awarded to Shell Canada Ltd. exploration rights for four deepwater parcels offshore southwestern Nova Scotia.  More »

South Mobile students still suffering from spill

For the children of south Mobile County, the effects of 2010′s Deepwater Horizon oil spill didn’t wash away as shorelines were cleared of tarballs and as waters reopened to fishing.  More »

US reps want rules for drillers seeking Cuba oil

U.S. Rep. David Rivera wants to hold foreign companies that drill for oil off the coast of Cuba liable for any oil spills that reach U.S. shores.  More »

Nigeria to ask for compensation from Shell on Bonga spill

Nigeria will “soon” ask for compensation for an oil spill from Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s largest oil company, President Goodluck Jonathan said.  More »

Africa seen mirroring Brazil in Atlantic coast drilling

The world’s next great oil finds may be buried under a layer of salt more than two miles beneath the seabed off Africa’s Atlantic coast.  More »

Republicans seek more drilling to pay for highway bill

House Republicans next week will push a bill that would extend highway and mass-transit programs for five years and expand oil-and-gas drilling to cover some of the costs.  More »

Steffy: President needs a dose of energy reality

President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union speech, called for an “all-of-the-above” strategy to develop energy that’s “cleaner, cheaper and full of new jobs.”  More »

Noble Corp. rises as offshore drilling improves

Noble Corp. (NE), the offshore-drilling contractor building 11 new rigs, rose the most in more than four months after telling analysts that usage and lease rates for its vessels are improving throughout the world.  More »

Anadarko finds oil offshore Brazil as it plans assets sale

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), the independent U.S. producer that plans to sell its assets in Brazil, found traces of oil at an offshore well in the country’s most productive basin.  More »

Chevron’s rig fire in Nigeria may last 30 days, radio says

Chevron Corp. doesn’t expect to put out a fire that started last month at its offshore Funiwa field in Nigeria within the next 30 days, Radio Nigeria reported.  More »