Deepwater Nautilus, Sister to Deepwater Horizon, Drops Traveling Block

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, […]

New Technologies Drive Texas Oil Production to Old Heights

Texas oil production

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, […]