Category Archives: Macondo incident

Advances since Macondo

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Well Integrity Management Systems & Halliburton’s Houston Technology Center This report comments on selected themes discussed at an industry conference that took place in Houston on April 15-16 on Well Integrity Management Systems (WIMS) and related topics. Presented by DECOM WORLD, it featured diverse speakers from operators and service companies, in addition to an exhibition Continue Reading

News commentary: OTC 2013 — Day 1

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HOUSTON, May 7, 2013—Every year, in the first week of May, Houston becomes the Party Town of the global oil and gas industry. For the 80,000 people who attend the event, as delegates, speakers and exhibitors, there are invitations to breakfasts, receptions and special events throughout the week. Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the premier Continue Reading

Deepwater safety

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The serious issues of corporate governance and regulation in the shadow of the Macondo incident have not yet been addressed in the many post-accident studies that have been released. On April 20, 2010, a joint BP-Transocean safety audit team boarded the Deepwater Horizon for an inspection of the safety practices of the crew and the Continue Reading