Cameron Wallace, coordinating Helix Energy Solutions outreach efforts in the Caribbean, says the United States should help its Latin American neighbors establish safety measures for offshore development. More »
Activity in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing to heat up, with both operators and oil field services companies seeking ways to stake out their share of the market. More »
A presidential commission that investigated the Gulf oil spill released a scorecard today giving Congress a D+ on heeding its recommendations for improving the safety of offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon accident. More »
John Guide, a BP team leader who supervised managers on the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, says he was frustrated by last-minute changes to the drilling project but didn’t have any safety concerns before the deadly blast. More »
Halliburton employee Jesse Gagliano, a witness for his employer at a trial over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, said he didn’t believe the oil giant’s employees were risking workers’ safety when they didn’t follow his recommendations. More »
A former Halliburton lab manager testified Tuesday that a company official asked him not to record results of a cement stability test related to the well in the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster. More »
Choking back tears on the witness stand, Deepwater Horizon rig worker Joseph Keith said he doesn’t have any regrets about his actions the night of the explosion. He said a flurry of activity on the rig hindered his ability to monitor BP’s well for signs of trouble before the fatal explosion. More »
BP’s own statements, and analyses prepared by people it hired, may make it difficult to defend itself against billions of dollars more in penalties related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. As a civil trial is set to get under way in federal court Monday in New Orleans over a web of litigation related to the disaster, the U.S. government believes it has an ace in the hole – the British oil giant itself.
BP put its enhanced well monitoring capabilities in the Gulf of Mexico on display Tuesday to demonstrate the extra layers of safety the company put in place following the 2010 oil spill at its Macondo well. More »
Arctic drilling can be done safely, as long as the oil industry takes a balanced approach and works with local stakeholders and federal regulators, said Tom Hunter, the chairman of the federal Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee established after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. More »
One has suffered nightmares. Another says she’s lost a piece of her heart. A third laments that companies put money ahead of safety. The sentiments come from victim impact statements filed with the court and released this week by relatives of workers killed in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. More »
Long-term capital investment in the Gulf ultimately requires confidence in the regulatory regime, says Lori LeBlanc of the Gulf Economic Survival Team.