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2011-04-22 00:00:30

Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of the Houston maritime law firm, Arnold & Itkin LLP, say the federal government and oil industry have been too slow to act on improving offshore worker safety. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 One year after the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil rig fire and explosion, reforms are still needed to provide better safety for offshore workers, Houston maritime injury attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin said today. "On the whole, I don't think you can say that...

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2011-04-21 12:30:00

BP is suing the owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year for $40 billion in damages. BP said safety systems on Transocean's Deepwater Horizon rig had failed. The company claimed in a statement that Swiss-based company Transocean "missed critical signs that hydrocarbons were flowing up the riser and failed to take appropriate actions." "As the owner and operator of the Deepwater Horizon rig, Transocean is a 'responsible party' under the Oil Pollution Act and should...

2011-04-20 00:00:30

Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin, attorneys with the Houston maritime law firm of Arnold & Itkin LLP, say safer work conditions would be the best memorial to the Deepwater Horizon's 11 lost offshore workers. Houston, Texas (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 Houston maritime attorney Jason Itkin said the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still being felt by many communities and workers along the Gulf coast as the first anniversary of the disaster approaches. "Workers, families and...

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...


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