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  • Rethinking rig count as a predictor of natural gas production

    10/30/2013 10:52:19 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 30 replies
    eia ^ | October 28, 2013
    October 28, 2013 Rethinking rig count as a predictor of natural gas productionSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Drillinginfo, and Baker Hughes Note: Natural gas production includes volumes that after being produced may be vented, flared, reinjected, separated, or otherwise processed; this is also known as produced natural gas or gross withdrawals. Republished October 28, 2013, 3:45 p.m., text was modified to clarify content. In the past, the number of gas-oriented drilling rigs in a particular region has been a common metric for estimating the production of natural gas. However, technological advances have led the way to the widespread...
  • Did Hagel rig vote to win Senate seat? Details revealed in magazine profile on alleged GOP plan

    02/14/2013 8:09:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/14/13 | Bob Unruh
    An attempt by Senate Democrats to push through their controversial nominee for defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., failed today on a 58-40 vote as Republicans said they haven’t been given answers to their questions. Among his opponents are 14 retired U.S. admirals and generals, including high-profile names such as Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin and Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely. Hagel has endorsed subjecting the U.S. to the U.N.’s International Criminal Court, and he’s sat on the board of numerous globalist groups promoting U.S. funding for the Third World.
  • How I Hacked An Electronic Voting Machine

    11/20/2012 7:49:50 PM PST · by wannabegeek · 11 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | November 6, 2012 | Roger Johnston, Popular Science
    What do you need to rig an election? A basic knowledge of electronics and $30 worth of RadioShack gear, professional hacker Roger Johnston reveals. The good news: we can stop it.Roger Johnston is the head of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory. Not long ago, he and his colleagues launched security attacks on electronic voting machines to demonstrate the startling ease with which one can steal votes. Even more startling: Versions of those machines will appear in polling places all over America on Tuesday. The touchscreen Diebold Accuvote-TSX will be used by more than 26 million voters in...
  • CAN THE ELECTION BE RIGGED?

    09/11/2012 5:12:12 PM PDT · by hamboy · 26 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | September 10, 2012 | @iResist
    Can the 2012 election for president be rigged? Several weeks ago Pat emailed me and asked me to look into that possibility. Shortly thereafter, Pat’s research team and I started doing our homework. What we uncovered might shock some. I know it did me. In 2006, the “Secretary of State Project” aka “SOS,” was formed as a 527 political action committee. The goal of the committee was to help elect socialist Secretaries of State in swing states so as to affect the outcome of close races such as the 2000 presidential election. In the 2000 election, Florida Secretary of State...
  • 4 Dead, 49 Missing After (Russian) Arctic Oil Rig Sinks

    12/18/2011 10:36:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 12/18/11 | Khristina Narizhnaya
    4 Dead, 49 Missing After Arctic Oil Rig Sinks18 December 2011 By Khristina Narizhnaya At least four people died when the floating Kolskaya oil rig overturned and sank with 67 people on board in the stormy Sea of Okhotsk as it was being towed to shore, 200 kilometers off Sakhalin Island. Fourteen people survived with minor injuries and 49 were reported missing late Sunday, the Transportation Ministry said. Four survivors were flown to the Nogliki Airport on Sakhalin Island. The Kolskaya, owned by state-owned offshore drilling company Arktikmorneftegazrazvedka, was being transported to Sakhalin after testing the Pervoocherednaya deep-sea oil well....
  • Coast Guard responding to rig fire Gulf of Mexico; people reported in water

    09/02/2010 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Nola ^ | 9/2/2010 | Nola
    The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a rig explosion and fire "and people in the water'' in the Gulf of Mexico south of Vermilion Bay, authorities said. 78 0 2079Share Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel said the rig is around 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay and that a helicopter earlier today reported that it was in fire "and that there was smoke and there were people in the water.'' In an interview with CNN, Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough said there were 13 people on the rig and that all were accounted for....
  • Haphazard Firefighting Might Have Sunk BP Oil Rig

    07/28/2010 5:51:02 AM PDT · by Colquhoun · 17 replies
    Center for Pubic Integrity ^ | July 27,2010 | AAron Mehta, John Solomon
    The Coast Guard has gathered evidence it failed to follow its own firefighting policy during the Deepwater Horizon disaster and is investigating whether the chaotic spraying of tons of salt water by private boats contributed to sinking the ill-fated oil rig, according to interviews and documents. Training Exercises Showed Gaps in Government Preparedness Before BP Oil Spill Data Mine: Coast Guard Database Keeps Oil Spill Penalties Under Wraps Coast Guard officials told the Center for Public Integrity that the service does not have the expertise to fight an oil rig fire and that its response to the April 20 explosion...
  • CNOOC's 1st deep water rig to start production in Q4: executive

    06/15/2010 4:44:57 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 2 replies · 156+ views
    China Knowledge ^ | Jun. 10, 2010 | Unknown
    Jun. 10, 2010 (China Knowledge) - CNOOC Ltd<0883>, the largest offshore oil producer in China and a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp, is expected to start the production of its first deep water rig in the fourth quarter of this year, Chen Bi, vice executive president of CNOOC, said on Tuesday. The deep water rig, which is still under construction in Shanghai, is capable of running operations in the 3,000-meter depth water. A CNOOC executive said in December last year that the company plans to start deep water oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea sometime...
  • Second Rig Unrelated to Deepwater Spill Reportedly Leaking in Gulf

    06/08/2010 3:35:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 13+ views
    fox ^ | 6/8/10 | fox
    A second rig unrelated to the Deepwater Horizon spill has been leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico since late April, according to reports that appear to show a clearly visible slick at the second location. The slick from the Ocean Saratoga rig appears to be several miles long off the coast of Louisiana, according to satellite images visible from space and posted on the website of Skytruth.org, a group that monitors environmental issues. The company that operates the rig has been working to plug the leak, which Skytruth reported on May 15, according to local news reports.
  • Obama’s Cambridge Moment….Blames BP For Spill And Says They Will Pay

    05/03/2010 10:37:39 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies · 818+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-03-10 | Curt
    Obama's Katrina: On April 29th, Ron Gouget, who once managed Gulf spill response teams, publicly pilloried the administration's response to the tragic oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Gouget is an expert when it comes to these matters: he helped create the 1994 plan that allowed expedited burning of oil as soon as a major spill had occurred -- without having to wait for permission or approvals...."They had pre-approval. The whole reason the plan was created was so we could pull the trigger right away instead of waiting ten days to get permission," Gouget said. "If you...
  • Oil rig overturns in La.; no leaks detected

    04/30/2010 2:52:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 603+ views
    tbo.com ^ | 4/30/10 | ap
    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) -- Officials say an oil drilling rig on its way to a scrap yard has overturned in Louisiana. No injuries have been reported. The overturned rig is unrelated to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that threatens the coast's fragile ecosystem. The Coast Guard said Friday that the rig overturned about 80 miles west-southwest of New Orleans.
  • Congress Investigating Oil Rig Explosion (No coincidences prior to cap & tax vote?)

    04/29/2010 6:29:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 540+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4/27/10 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    Congress Investigating Oil Rig ExplosionHouse lawmakers investigating oil rig explosion, seek documents from BP and Transocean The Associated Press By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON April 27, 2010 (AP) Lawmakers on Tuesday asked the owner and operator of the oil rig that exploded last week in the Gulf of Mexico for documents as part of a congressional investigation into the accident. The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California, and the chairman of the committee's investigations subcommittee, Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, made the request in letters to Transocean Ltd.,...
  • Obama Budget Proposal Could Squeeze Small Energy Producers(or how to kill more small businesses)

    03/17/2009 8:19:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 4 replies · 323+ views
    DowJonesw ^ | 3/16/2009 | Jason Womack
    A U.S. budget proposal repealing long-standing tax breaks for oil and natural-gas companies is troubling small producers who fear that key investment sources may dry up. In late February, the Obama administration proposed a new 2010 budget that would eliminate tax breaks on intangible drilling costs such as fuel, labor and repair costs, which help attract capital to high-risk oil and gas drilling. Removing these incentives would bring the U.S. Treasury at least $31.5 billion in extra revenue, but could thin the ranks of small, independent energy producers and stymie drilling activity. "I think the administration was tying to aim...
  • IADC Rotary Rig Report (Active Oil Rigs Around the World)

    03/25/2008 9:56:03 PM PDT · by anymouse · 3 replies · 520+ views
    As reported to IADC by Baker Hughes Rotary Rigs Actually Making Hole For the week ending 20 March 2008 Country This Week Last Week Last Month Last Year United States 1784 1792 1771 1745 Canada 328 510 647 246 The complete North American Rig Count is available at the Baker Hughes web site. International Rotary Rigs Running Monthly Average for February 2008 Region Current Month Change From Previous Month Europe 81 -12 Middle East 272 -3 Africa 58 -10 Latin America 373 8 Asia Pacific 248 -4 The complete International Rig Count is available at the Baker Hughes web site....
  • Oil rig burns in North Sea

    11/25/2007 3:16:03 PM PST · by familyop · 12 replies · 220+ views
    United Press International ^ | 25NOV07 | United Press International
    ABERDEEN, Scotland, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Seven helicopters airlifted workers from a burning North Sea oil rig amid high winds northwest of Scotland Sunday. More than half of the 159 people on the remote Thistle Alpha platform had been airlifted to neighboring platforms several miles away, CNN reported. The burning rig is about 227 miles northwest of Aberdeen - "just about as remote as it gets," said British Royal Air Force spokesman Michael Mulford. The helicopters and one Nimrod aircraft flew from Norway, RAF stations, British Coast Guard stations, and other oil rigs to assist in the evacuation, Mulford told...
  • Romanians to visit oil rig seized by Iran (Romania claims "disproportionate act")

    08/24/2006 5:32:58 AM PDT · by balk · 11 replies · 651+ views
    IranMania ^ | Thursday, August 24, 2006 | IranMania
    Romanians to visit oil rig seized by Iran LONDON, August 24 (IranMania) - Two Romanian diplomats are en route to a Romanian oil rig in the Persian Gulf seized by Iranian authorities following a trade dispute, the Mediafax agency said. Romanian charge d'affaires to Teheran, Mircea Has, was also expected to call on the Iranian foreign ministry to protest what Bucharest described as a "disproportionate act," the agency added. The Iranians "could have resolved the problem a thousand other ways, without resorting to military action, especially because it was a civilian structure," he added.
  • Speedboat Attack On Nigeria Rig

    01/15/2006 4:43:44 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 858+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-15-2006
    Speedboat attack on Nigeria rig Last week gunmen attacked another platform kidnapping staff Gunmen using speedboats have clashed with Nigerian soldiers as they attacked an oil platform operated by Shell in the Niger Delta. A Shell spokesman said five workers were injured in the attack on the Benisede oil station in Bayelsa state. There are unconfirmed reports that some soldiers defending the platform and gunmen died in the attack. On Wednesday gunmen kidnapped four foreign workers from another Shell oil rig in the Niger delta region. The hostages, who are still being held, come from the UK, the US, Honduras...
  • Windsurfing in the Persian Gulf (WHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA)

    09/24/2004 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Mia T · 16 replies · 5,677+ views
    9.24.04 | Mia T
    Windsurfing in the Persian GulfWHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA by Mia T, 9.24.04 Kerry is UNFIT #21: THUMBSUCKER SERIES-BOARDHEAD TO THE RESCUE- (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) "I mean, I was in Safwan. I went there when the signing of the armistice took place at the end of the war." John KerryThe O'Reilly Factor, 2001 ohn Kerry's odd phrasing, above, suggests he was more likely windsurfing in the Persian Gulf than witnessing the signing of the Gulf-War cease fire. (Kerry's prior relevant vote, as well as his tawdry dilettantish tendencies, would tend to support this...
  • Nigerian navy prepares to attack oil rig

    05/01/2003 9:19:40 AM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 13 replies · 419+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 5/01/03 | FRANK URQUHART
    Nigerian navy prepares to attack oil rig THE Nigerian navy was last night preparing to seize the THE Nigerian navy was last night preparing to seize the strike-hit oil rigs off West Africa, where 35 British hostages have been warned they will be killed if there is any attempt to take the installations by force. Warships were ordered into the area after talks in Lagos failed to bring about a peaceful end to the wildcat dispute. Nigerian oil workers on the four US-owned drilling rigs have threatened to blow up at least one of the platforms should it be boarded....
  • Nigerian navy launch operation to end oil rig hostage crisis

    04/30/2003 8:12:55 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 255+ views
    Agence France-Presse | April 30, 2003
    LAGOS (AFP) - The Nigerian navy launched an operation Wednesday to secure four offshore oil platforms where a strike has trapped 97 British, US and European workers, the force's spokesman told AFP. Captain Sinefi Hungiapuko said the navy would try to retake the platforms without violence. According to e-mail messages sent from the rigs by foreign staff, the Nigerian strikers have threatened to resist. "The navy is directly involved now," he said. "We are trying to make sure things are settled peacefully. The navy is in the area. Our men will move to take control of the rigs ......
  • 97 held hostage on oil rigs fear for their lives

    04/29/2003 6:39:50 PM PDT · by saquin · 27 replies · 367+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 4/30/03
    97 held hostage on oil rigs fear for their lives97 held hostage on oil rigs Rory Carroll Africa correspondent, and Owen Bowcott Wednesday April 30, 2003The GuardianDozens of British and American oil workers are being held hostage on four rigs off Nigeria's coast by local colleagues in a bizarre drama which has been kept secret for 12 days, it emerged yesterday. Several captives have allegedly been put in containers and dangled by cranes over the sea and others threatened with death in an apparent attempt by striking Nigerian workers to intimidate managers. At least 35 Britons and 21 Americans are...
  • 21 American Oil Workers Taken Hostage in Nigeria

    04/29/2003 5:46:13 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 21 replies · 275+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | today | foxnews
    nothing follows - BREAKING...
  • FBI Seeking possible terrorists driving 'Real Transport' 18-wheeler Quebec Canada License RS7-116

    02/15/2003 10:55:48 PM PST · by disclaimer · 98 replies · 448+ views
    FBI alert triggered by 'Mideast' truckers Pair reportedly tried to put unleaded gasinto 18-wheeler at Colorado gas station Two men described as 'Middle Eastern' seen driving a semi-truck that made a stop at a Colorado gas station are the focus of a nationwide alert issued by the FBI, according to a report by KUSA-TV in Denver. The men driving the 18-wheeler reportedly stopped at a Hess station Thursday afternoon in the town of Byers, about forty miles east of Denver. The FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force got involved when an attendant saw the men apparently trying to put unleaded gasoline...
  • ALERT! FBI looking for truck that passed through Colorado!

    02/15/2003 1:46:07 AM PST · by RandallFlagg · 255 replies · 618+ views
    9 News Denver ^ | 2-14-03 | Chris Vanderveen
    DENVER - Concern among members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force has surfaced in Colorado. A semi-truck driving through the state on Thursday afternoon apparently triggered a nationwide alert going out to law enforcement agencies across the state Friday night. Only a few specifics of the alert were released. Apparently, it stems from what happened at a Sinclair gas station in Byers around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Byers is about 40 miles east of Denver on I-70. Two men described as Middle Eastern in an 18-wheeler with a white tractor truck apparently tried to put unleaded gasoline into the truck....
  • Workers evacuated from North Sea oil rig after explosion

    07/08/2002 4:21:18 PM PDT · by colette_g · 9 replies · 352+ views
    BBC News Ticker ^ | 9th July 2002 | BBC News
    Workers evacuated from North Sea oil rig after explosion. More soon.