SPECIAL REPORT: POINT OF VIEW: New SEG chief describes seismic methods lifting Forties field oil flow
Modern seismic methods support a "drilling machine" raising oil production in a UK North Sea field that, measured by discovery date, is just a decade shy of qualifying as an antique.
US agencies treated spill as catastrophe from outset, panel told
US departments and agencies responding to the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico treated it as a catastrophe from the beginning, officials told the independent commission established by US President Barack Obama to investigate the event and its implications on federal offshore oil and gas policies
Watching Government: Next steps on spills
As US President Barack Obama's commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began its Sept. 27 hearing, it became apparent that its work was entering a new, and potentially important, phase.
Government, industry examine oil spill preparedness
The oil and gas industry developed containment technology to deal with an oil spill in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, and new collaboration between industry and the US government is needed to assure an adequate response system in the future, speakers agreed at a meeting in Washington, DC.
Halliburton officials defend Macondo well's cement job
Cementing of BP PLC's ill-fated Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico took place after extensive tests, followed the operator's specifications, and showed no signs of problems in the hours before the well blew out on Apr. 20 and its semisubmersible exploded, killing 11 workers, Halliburton Co. officials told a federal panel on Sept. 26.
More dispersants research needed despite success in gulf, panel told
More research into the long-term effects of chemical dispersants is needed despite their apparently successful use in fighting the massive oil spill from BP PLC's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said on Sept. 27.
ConocoPhillips's Mulva: Natural gas a 'job-creation machine'
Growing natural gas consumption can help drive US economic recovery and job creation, ConocoPhillips Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Mulva said Sept. 27 at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Reforms driving Nigeria's oil, gas output growth, minister says
Nigeria's Parliament is expected soon to pass into law the Petroleum Industry Bill, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke told participants at the Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston on Sept. 27.
IHS CERA: Oil sands GHG emissions lower than perceived
Fuels made from Canadian oil sands have lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than many commonly cited estimates, said IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) in a new analysis.
Watching The World: Storage in Ivory Coast
Petroleum storage company Gestion des Stocks Pétroliers de la Côte d'Ivoire (Gestoci) will invest $400 million to double its current capacity.