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2011-04-19 08:50:00

BALTIMORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RLTV, the only cable network dedicated to serving the needs of generation 50+, will air a special episode of "Stanley On The Go" on April 20th at 8pm EDT. This episode takes us into the heart of the Deepwater Horizon disaster to investigate the aftermath, and speak to the people whose lives were changed forever. With the one-year anniversary fast approaching, RLTV takes a look back at the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of...

2011-04-14 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Senator Bob Graham and William K. Reilly, Co-chairs for the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, on House Natural Resources Offshore Drilling Proposals: "Efficient, expeditious review of permitting decisions for offshore oil development is critical to meet our country's demand for transportation fuels, and that is clearly an objective of the bills under...

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2011-04-13 05:55:00

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. announced on Tuesday that its ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 had set a world record for deepwater drilling by an offshore drilling rig. The company said its rig had drilled to an ocean depth of 10,194 feet (3,107 meters) while working off the coast of India for Reliance Industries. The depth surpassed Transocean's prior record of 10,011 feet of water, set in 2003 by the Discoverer Deep Seas working for Chevron in the Gulf of...

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2011-04-04 05:40:00

BP is expected to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in July, the Sunday Times reports. The paper reported on Sunday that BP is said to have granted 24-hour access to U.S. government overseers and pledged to meet safety requirements that go beyond tougher rules imposed after the accident that took place in April 2010. Charlie Kronick, a spokesman for Greenpeace, said that the news was "a poke in the eye not only to the environment but to investors". He told msnbc.com: "It has...

2011-03-12 00:00:29

With the approval of the first deep-water drilling permit since the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil companies will need to ensure the safety of their offshore workers, Houston maritime lawyers Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin say. Houston, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) March 11, 2011 Oil companies will need to do a better job of protecting their offshore workers when deep-water drilling resumes this month in the Gulf of Mexico, Houston maritime attorney Kurt Arnold said today. Arnold spoke in reaction to...

2011-02-24 00:00:45

Kurt Arnold of the Houston maritime law firm of Arnold & Itkin LLP counsels individuals, businesses affected by oil rig disaster to seek help negotiating government regulations. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 23, 2011 A maritime law attorney from Houston's Arnold & Itkin LLP personal injury law firm today said that offshore workers in Louisiana and Texas should apply quickly to take advantage of recently re-designated BP Deepwater Horizon disaster relief funds. An estimated 9,000...

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2011-02-18 09:00:00

Misguided well design decisions by BP officials, poor oversight of a cement contractor that they had received warnings about years beforehand, an ill-timed reorganization of the engineering staff, and the lack of cooperation from their partners were all factors that played a part in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, the national commission investigating the oil spill revealed on Thursday. In their final report to President Obama, the National Oil Spill Commission discovered that as early...

2011-02-01 22:54:42

New predictive tool described in Environmental Engineering Science Many questions remain about the fate and environmental impact of the marine oil caused by the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform. A predictive model based on engineering design tools is described in an article in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free online at...

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2011-01-27 05:50:00

A new study released Wednesday finds that dispersants placed deep in the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the BP oil spill seemed to keep some oil from contaminating the water's surface.  However, the chemicals in the dispersant lingered underwater, adding to growing concerns about the long-term consequences for the region. The study, which appears in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, was the first peer-reviewed research published on the fate of oil dispersants added...

2011-01-26 09:46:00

Oilfield expert warns errors in report undermine safety recommendations SINGAPORE, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In anticipation of today's Senate and House hearings over the final report by President Obama's National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, oilfield operations expert Phil Rae warns that fundamental mistakes made in the panel's findings threaten to undermine efforts to ensure such a tragedy never occurs again: After $6 million...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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