✭Transocean raps USCG Report. Wait until you see the actual Transocean report before you believe anything that Transocean says about the USCG report, but I will say this: all of these separate investigations is a GOOD thing.
✭ NTSB Report on PHI Helo crash
I remember this crash in S. Louisiana a couple of years ago. Turns out it was a bird strike w/unrated_ non-OEM window
✭ Louisiana a giant petro-state? State-level regulators in the pocket of lobbyists
✭ Unions moving offshore? Also includes a little history about the last time unions did a big push offshore.
✭ Leviathan Brine Blowout? Lots of different types of blowouts (crude oil, like Macondo, Fracking fluid, like the recent one in PA, and now brine). A blowout is simply a severe underbalance between mudweight and reservoir pressure.
✭BOEMRE Drilling Checklist. Used for approval process of new drilling permits. A remarkable amount of cooperation and communication between regulators and industry.
✭gCaptain commentary on USCG Deepwater Horizon Report . I don't agree with some of the gCaptain comments, but it's interesting reading.
✭When does "Stop Work Authority" actually get used? Focuses on Oil industry. Good example of "human factors engineering."
✭ Tanker Mogul at center of oil picefixing investigation . I'm not sure about this one. Speculators DEFINITELY manipulate the market in the SHORT TERM, but in the long term, the conventional wisdom is they make the market more efficient.
✭ BP Survivor wants all rigs reflagged as US Ships . One of those "why didn't we do that years ago"-ideas.