Editorial: Image and reality
In the ecological calamity threatening the US Gulf Coast, image and reality, inevitably, diverge. The reality is unimaginably bad.
OTC speakers highlight offshore industry's future
This report was reported and written by Bob Tippee, editor; Steven Poruban, senior editor; and Paula Dittrick, senior staff writer.
OTC: Saudi Aramco emphasizing exploration, natural gas
Saudi Aramco is shifting its upstream emphasis to exploration and natural gas development after adding 2 million b/d to oil production capacity during 2004-09, according to Zuhair Al-Hussain, vice-president, drilling and workovers.
OTC Spotlight on Technology recognizes 13 innovations
The 2010 Offshore Technology Conference recognized 13 innovative technologies in its Spotlight on New Technology.
OTC: Shell touts offshore technologies, innovations
Recovering the remaining more-difficult-to-develop hydrocarbon resources will require new technologies and innovations, Matthias Bichsel, member of the executive committee of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and director of projects and technology told a topical breakfast audience May 4 at the Offshore Technology Conference.
BP, Transocean drilling relief well to kill gulf blowout
BP PLC started drilling a relief well as one of several options the company is pursuing to kill a deepwater blowout in the Gulf of Mexico and stop a widening crude oil leak that has caused international concern.
Inquiries into gulf well blowout, oil spill take shape
Congressional responses to the gulf drilling rig accident and subsequent crude oil spill took sharper focus last week as a US Senate committee prepared to consider broader policy implications, while a US House subcommittee concentrated on the accident's possible causes.
Watching Government: House bulldogs sharpen teeth
Two of the US House's most tenacious members are leading investigations into the Apr. 20 explosion and fire at the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible rig and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Senators briefed on BP role in gulf spill containment
BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward met with several US senators on May 4 to discuss the company's efforts to contain crude oil leaking from one of its Gulf of Mexico wells.
Watching The World: Thumbs up, Colombia
International oil and gas companies are drawing a bead on Colombia, seeing a sign of change in the country that says: Open for Business. It's a sign that's long overdue.