Developments in Hot Tapping Technology 2015 July-August OILMAN Publisher 

Production Chicken

Letter from the Publisher It looks as though I’ve become addicted to trying to figure out how the United States can beat OPEC in their game of “Oil Production Chicken”. In the latest episode OPEC announced they will maintain their existing combined production target at 30 million barrels per day, effectively feeding into the world’s over supply. Controlling the world’s supply,... Read More
2015 July-August OILMAN Pride 

Offshore History: Texaco Tanker at their Lake Barre Terminal early 1950s

Narrow channels that crisscrossed saltwater marshes were the roads traveled by tug boats, crew boats and barges transporting men and materials to the offshore drilling site. Courtesy of The Sloane Gallery - www.sloanegallery.com - 281-496-2212  ... Subscribe and read the rest of this article. Get Unlimited Access to OILMAN Magazine by subscribing today! Here is a preview of our digital magazine: Have an account?... Read More
2015 July-August OILMAN Pride 

Offshore History: Early Offshore Pylon Rig on Lake Barre Early 1950s

Vast saltwater lakes and shallow water marshes were no obstacle when it came to drilling and producing oil. Drilling platforms constructed on timber pilings introduced in the 1930s were still being used in the 1950s in 10-15 feet of water. Courtesy of The Sloane Gallery - www.sloanegallery.com - 281-496-2212  ... Subscribe and read the rest of this article. Get Unlimited Access to OILMAN Magazine... Read More
2015 July-August 

The Gulf of Mexico Long-Play

Offshore oil and gas exploration and production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico are standing up to the oil price downturn that has been influencing the oil shale play for more than six months. That is the word from industry experts, who believe the long-term timescales of the offshore market have insulated the Gulf of Mexico from the reductions in... Read More
2015 July-August Louisiana 

Five Years Post-BP Oil Spill

On April 13, almost five years since the April 20, 2010, BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), under the Department of the Interior, issued proposed amendments to well control regulations for offshore well operators in the Outer Continental Shelf. In response to the BP oil spill, the proposed amendments seek to... Read More
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