On June 9th, about 100 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, the Deepwater Nautilus, which is of very similar design to the Deepwater Horizon and also built by Hyundai Heavy industries in Korea, suffered a serious accident when the drill line parted, dropping the traveling block to the drill floor. The well remained under control, […]
Helix Floating Production Unit Loses Power in Gulf of Mexico Resulting in Emergency Disconnect – gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Coast Guard Slowly Reopens Houston Ship Channel – Update – gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
SXSW Film Awards Announced! | SXSW 2014. The Great Invisible wins the Feature Documentary Grand Jury Award.
“The Great Invisible” @SXSW The Story of the BP Well Tragedy | Robert L. Cavnar.
Train derailment in Casselton North Dakota. Hauling oil. Much maligned pipelines are safer. Partial Evacuation for City of Casselton Following Train Derailm – Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks.
My latest on Huffington Post about oil production in Texas: New Technologies Drive Texas Oil Production to Old Heights | Robert L. Cavnar.
Texas has been known for decades as the oil state, accompanied by the quintessential stereotype of oilman as a big, loud buffoon, wearing boots and a 10 gallon hat with oil wells in his backyard. Embarrassingly, that stereotype has been perpetuated over the years by the antics of some of our politicians and public figures, […]
My latest on the pending BP criminal settlement that could occur as early as today: http://this-small-planet.com/2012/circle-of-trust-at-bp-did-not-include-the-government/