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Noted oilfield analyst Matt Simmons dies suddenly

Posted on 10 August 2010 in News

Noted oilfield analyst and investment banker Matthew R Simmons, founder and former chairman of Simmons & Company International, died…

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BP names Mike Utsler its representative to Unified Area Command in New Orleans; Suttles returning to COO role in Houston

Posted on 06 August 2010 in News

BP announced on 6 Aug the appointment of Mike Utsler as BP’s lead representative in the Unified Area Command…

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GOM doomed as E&P Dead Sea under “Americanization” proposals

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Congressional proposals to “Americanize” offshore vessels in the US Gulf of Mexico will inevitably grind OCS development and production to a halt…

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Keep abreast of Congressional actions at iadc.org

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Stay on top of the latest post-Macondo Congressional shenanigans through our weekly postings on www.iadc.org/offshore_GOM_reform. Every Friday, IADC…

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First two BOEM fact-finding forums set for 10-11 Aug. in Mobile & Pensacola

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

The new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement announced on 3 August that its first…

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BP completes MC252-well cementing in 6 hours

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

BP announced on 5 August that it has begun pumping cement into the MC252 well after receiving authorization from the National Incident Commander (NIC). The operation…

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IADC survey: Open interfaces for downhole tools, drilling control systems valued

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

A recent survey conducted by the IADC Drilling Control Systems (DCS) Subcommittee found that 78% of…

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Eni’s Arcadia field on production just 45 days after discovery

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Eni has started oil production from the Arcadia field, in the Western Desert of Egypt, only 45 days after its discovery…

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Environmental groups instigate flood of litigation

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Environmental organizations have launched a flurry of anti-offshore drilling lawsuits in various federal courts. IADC, along with USOGA…

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Fla. Hotel exec: Come on down! No oil in Tampa!

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Don’t like media coverage of the oil spill (present company excepted, of course)? The Florida hotel industry stands shoulder to shoulder with you…

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