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Gulf Economic Survival Team

A group of idle rigs is seen behind James Noe, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Hercules Offshore while aboard the Hercules 251 a shallow water drilling rig owned by on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, near Port Fourchon, La. (Smiley N. Pool /Chronicle)

Industry study predicts Gulf drilling plummet from safety rule

Announced last April by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel, the rule would tighten standards on blowout preventers – the device that failed in the case of Deepwater – as well as put more controls on how companies drill and monitor wells deep under the surface of the ocean.
Lori LeBlance, executive director of the Gulf Economic Survival Team.

Commentary: Developing American’s new energy future

Long-term capital investment in the Gulf ultimately requires confidence in the regulatory regime, says Lori LeBlanc of the Gulf Economic Survival Team.