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2013-08-06 08:26:20

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the three months ended June 30, 2013, Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the "Company") (NYSE: RDC) generated net income from continuing operations of $82.8 million, or $0.67 per share, compared to $50.8 million, or $0.41 per share in the second quarter of 2012. The second quarter of 2013 includes a $12.5 million after-tax gain, or $0.10 per share on the sale of a 116-C class jack-up rig (Rowan-Paris). Excluding the sale of the Rowan-Paris,...

2013-08-01 16:23:05

GoMRI funding is building research capacity in Gulf of Mexico RESTON, Va., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) funded researchers jumped into action after learning of a tragedy aboard the natural gas drilling rig, Hercules 252. The GoMRI scientists quickly gathered to develop a plan to collect environmental samples near and at the site of the Hercules, which caught fire on July 23, 2013 as it was drilling approximately 55 miles off...

2013-08-01 04:20:42

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, August 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell's (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) second quarter 2013 earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis (see Note 1), were $2.4 billion compared with $6.0 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Second quarter 2013 earnings included an identified net charge of $2.2 billion after tax, mainly reflecting impairments (see page 6). Second quarter 2013 CCS earnings excluding identified items (see page...

Heavy Rains Increase Nutrient Pollution Flow Down Mississippi River
2013-07-29 12:32:11

NOAA NOAA-supported scientists found a large Gulf of Mexico oxygen-free or hypoxic "dead" zone, but not as large as had been predicted. Measuring 5,840 square miles, an area the size of Connecticut, the 2013 Gulf dead zone indicates nutrients from the Mississippi River watershed are continuing to affect the nation's commercial and recreational marine resources in the Gulf. "A near-record area was expected because of wet spring conditions in the Mississippi watershed and the resultant...

2013-07-26 23:18:50

MEDICC reports on Cuba's medical school commencements where 10,000 Cuban and International physicians graduated, addressing the need for primary care physicians for the world’s medically underserved communities Havana, Cuba (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Thunderous applause from newly graduated Cuban and foreign doctors greeted congratulatory remarks from Dr Jorge González, Rector of the Medical University of Havana, at commencement ceremonies in Cuba’s capital. The Lázaro...

2013-07-23 23:17:59

Brazos Cedar Works designs and creates custom cedar furniture and accessories to sell in their store in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Their new website, created by AgniTEK, features news announcement modules and detailed descriptions of their products. College Station, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 AgniTEK, a nationally-recognized company for their expertise in helping organizations leverage technology to improve businesses, is pleased to announce the launch of a website for Brazos Cedar Works...

2013-07-19 08:23:50

HOUSTON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced today net income on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2013 of $240 million or $0.54 per diluted share. This includes after-tax charges of $20 million ($0.05 per diluted share) for bad debt provisions in Latin America and $7 million ($0.02 per diluted share) for an inventory charge related to certain proppants used in pressure pumping in North America. These results compare to net income of...

2013-07-18 16:22:58

Company rebalances portfolio toward more predictable growth HOUSTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) announced today it has agreed to sell its Gulf of Mexico Shelf operations and properties to Fieldwood Energy LLC (Fieldwood), an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings, for cash proceeds of $3.75 billion. In addition, Fieldwood will assume all asset retirement obligations for these properties, which, as of June 30, 2013, Apache estimated at a...

2013-07-18 12:24:08

BOSTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For several years, Road Scholar, the leader in educational travel, has enabled thousands of its participants to travel to Cuba to interact with citizens and learn firsthand about their history and culture. In addition to its land-based programs, Road Scholar is now offering three exclusive ocean voyages to several remote locations in Cuba rarely seen by foreigners. All programs include a full-time schedule of people-to-people activities,...

Deepwater Horizon Rig Wreckage Oil Sheens
2013-07-17 09:12:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Oil sheens recently discovered floating at the ocean's surface near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster were caused by pockets of oil trapped within the wreckage of the sunken rig, according to the results of a new chemical analysis. The sheens, which were first reported to the US Coast Guard by BP last September, had led to some concern that the capped Macondo Well that played a key role in the largest offshore oil...


Latest Gulf of Mexico Reference Libraries

Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

American Mediterranean Sea
2013-04-18 12:49:28

The American Mediterranean Sea is the combined waterbody of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The American Mediterranean’s surface area is 4.319 million square kilometers and an average depth of 7,270 feet. The basins of the sea include those of the southern Caribbean: The Venezuelan, the Magdalena River, the two Colombians and the Gulf of Darien; and the Yucatan Basin. It also consists of the Mexican and the Mississippi basin, both of the Gulf of Mexico. The sea is considered...

ENSO Effects On Ocean Waters
2012-09-14 11:46:45

The above graph highlights how the ENSO has an impact on water temps. Northern Gulf of Mexico during EL-Nino: The first part of March during this EL-Nino cycle saw water temps in the 56-60F range, while the 8-14th saw water temps warm to the 60-64F range. By the third week of March temps had maintained 60-64F. The last week of March the temps dropped back to around 56-60F. Northern Gulf of Mexico during LA-Nina: The first week of March saw water temps approach the 70-72F range, by the...

Low Pressure Development Near The Gulf Coast
2012-06-15 02:30:39

As of 2:30pm Friday afternoon an area of disturbed weather has intensified in coverage over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. At this time the NHC has given the area a 0% of development. As it continues to track westward across the Gulf of Mexico it will bring increased winds/seas and heavy precipitation to the area. Severe weather also can’t be ruled out with this system as it continues westward over the next couple of days. Places that are going to be impacted with increased seas will be any...

The Loop Ocean Current
2012-07-10 18:20:32

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans. The reason for this is that ocean currents can play a major role on not only weather but also the climate of a region. The current that we are looking at is called the Loop Current. If you look at the image above you can see that it’s situated just off the west coast of Florida and extends into the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop current is a warm current and this creates a warmer surrounding in...

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