Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Oil Drilling News


Offshore oil: same old drill

U.S. research vessel sees few signs of spilled oil

Rig Survivor Blames BP's `Screwed-Up Plan' for Gulf Oil Blowout

"In the interview, he ticked off perceived flaws in the well design on his scarred fingers: Using foam cement in a high- pressure gas well, failing to employ a safer casing type, installing inadequate centralizers to insure the wall was properly cemented, and failing to test the well's integrity before removing heavy drilling mud that was containing the pressure. 

"I've worked on jobs for BP, Chevron and Shell and I've never seen this combination of bad choices on any other well, ever," he said."

Answers are few as fingers pointed

Spill Probe Focuses On Command Structure at Doomed Rig

Gulf Fishermen-Turned-Clean-Up Contractors Enthuse: 'Thank God For BP'

Yes, you read that right.  But read on to the end of the article.


Riki Ott: Seafood Safety and Politics Don't Mix—Opening of Gulf Fisheries at Odds With Evidence of Harm

Could the Gulf Oil Disaster Happen Here?

"Join us at the California Center for Sustainable Energy on August 26, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. as Moderator KPBS Reporter/Producer Ed Joyce takes participants through an interactive panel discussion including three expert speakers."


Florida's 3-Way Race for Key Senate Seat Could Hinge on Drilling