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Take A Bow 2015 September-October OILMAN Publisher 

Take A Bow

Letter from the Publisher In researching this issue it was amazing to see how the oil and gas industry has naturally progressed its safety processes and continues to implement new technologies to protect everyone and everything involved. Hint: that’s you, me, our families, neighbors, and pretty much anyone living within a hundred miles of a McDonald’s. Most people are sensible... Read More
Developing Technology: Humble Oil (Standard Oil) Offshore Rig 1950s 2015 September-October OILMAN Pride 

Developing Technology: Humble Oil (Standard Oil) Offshore Rig 1950s

Each new drilling project continued to redefine the boundaries and limitations of offshore drilling. In 1963 Shell Oil surprisingly shared its revolutionary deepwater drilling technology with its competitors in a now legendary “School of Industry.” Their effort to bring their competitors up to speed fueled demand for deepwater leases beyond 300 feet and ensured they would be awarded at auction.... Read More
Rules and Standards 2015 September-October 

Rules and Standards

Industry and regulators took significant steps over the summer in the ongoing effort to bolster oil and gas pipeline safety through development of new standards and rules. The American Petroleum Institute (API) published its safety management system standard after years of collaborative development, while the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a final rule on excavation damage prevention... Read More
API: Proposed rule ‘could make offshore operations less safe’ 2015 September-October 

API: Proposed rule ‘could make offshore operations less safe’

The American Petroleum Institute (API) in comments submitted to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) cautioned that the unintended consequences of some elements of the BSEE’s proposed rule on blowout preventer systems and well control “could make offshore operations less safe.” In a July 17 statement, Erik Milito, API upstream group director, said that certain aspects of the... Read More
Industry Reacts to EPA Actions #OilmanNEWS 2015 September-October 

Industry Reacts to EPA Actions

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan: Final Rule released on Aug. 3. EPA’s final rule establishes interim and final CO2 emission performance rates for two subcategories of fossil fuel-fired electric generating units: Fossil fuel-fired electric steam generating units (coal- and oil-fired power plants) Natural gas-fired combined cycle generating units American Petroleum Institute (API): New power plant rule harms American... Read More
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