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2012-01-01 08:25:36

By early next year, there will be more deepwater drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico than there were in the days leading up to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, Jonathan Fahey of the Associated Press (AP) reported on Friday. On April 20, 2010, and explosion onboard the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 men working on the platform, injured 17 others, and led to what many have called the one of the worst environmental disaster in American history. Approximately five...

2008-12-18 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- BP today announced that it has successfully started production from the third and fourth wells at the Thunder Horse field with production now in excess of 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), signalling the completion of commissioning and commencement of full operation. BP plans to start-up additional production from the Thunder Horse North field in the first half of 2009. "The strong ramp-up of production from Thunder Horse is an important...

2008-09-25 12:00:37

BHP Billiton Petroleum announced today that oil production has been safely restored at its Neptune and Shenzi/Genghis Khan fields in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ike caused the company to shut in production on both fields. Production is ramping up as the export pipelines are able to take the increasing volumes. Natural gas from Neptune and Shenzi/Genghis Khan will be brought online as pipelines and infrastructure along the Gulf Coast permit. BHP Billiton Petroleum...

2008-07-25 06:00:41

Primary resources major BHP Billiton has announced that its Neptune tension leg platform in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, which began production on July 6, 2008, has five of six wells on line and has already ramped up oil production to full design capacity of 50,000 barrels of oil per day. Natural gas production is continuing to ramp up. The Neptune tension leg platform (TLP) was installed in 1,300m of water on the Green Canyon Block 613. Field development includes six initial subsea wells...

2008-07-24 15:00:54

BHP Billiton announced today that its Neptune Tension Leg Platform (TLP) in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, which began production on July 6, has five of six wells on line and has already ramped up the oil production to full design capacity of 50,000 barrels of oil per day. Natural gas production continues to ramp up. "The achievement to reach full production capacity in just 15 days after start-up on the Company's first operated, standalone deepwater production platform in the Gulf of Mexico...

2008-07-07 09:00:56

BHP Billiton, a diversified resources group, has announced that first oil and natural gas production has commenced from the Neptune development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The single-column tension leg platform (TLP) is designed to handle up to 50,000 barrels of oil per day and 50 million cubic feet per day of natural gas. The facility has recently undergone remediation to strengthen the structural components inside the hull's pontoons. Neptune, located approximately 120 miles off...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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