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IADC, API ask DOI for shallow-water exemption from drilling ban

Posted on 07 May 2010

Spurred by catastrophic potential job losses and ambiguities in the new-drilling ban issued by Washington, IADC and API have jointly asked the US Department of Interior for clarification and for an exemption for surface-stack drilling operations in less than 1,000 ft of water.

“A total ban on drilling in the US Gulf of Mexico threatens more than 10,000 jobs related to shallow–water operations alone,” remarked IADC president Dr Lee Hunt. “This is more than were affected by (Hurricanes) Ike and Katrina combined.”

The drilling ban results from the tragic Macondo blowout.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Doug Withers Says:

    Thank you for soliciting our restrictive government. Although the incident is tragic and our government is more concerned about harming fish than the 11 different families affected by the death of their loved ones, the government’s reaction is knee jerk. We cannot continue to strangle the US citizen.

    Please inform on how the individual can get involved.

    Sincerely,
    Doug

  2. Butch Crabtree Says:

    it’s a shame that we who have strived so hard in our industry to be Pro_Active in our operations, now the federal Goverment is being reactive to this serious situtation we all have to work with.

    we can only hope that Common Sense is th evictor in this battle to allow our industry to continue without more restraints.

    Take time to pray for the forgotten eleven

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