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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 19, 2010

ExxonMobil reports that it has completed the world's longest well from an existing offshore fixed platform drilling rig. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 19, 2010

Many people in Washington and New York apparently have short memories. A case-in-point is the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act, which was passed during the Clinton Administration to encourage energy companies to develop oil and natural gas in the deep waters of the Gulf of the Mexico.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 15, 2010

A few days ago, Shell's new oil platform Perdido began producing "first oil" in the Gulf of Mexico. To get a better understanding of the technology and engineering required to produce oil from the deep waters of the Gulf, take a look at this video

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 14, 2010

Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that government scientists have until Oct. 1 to gather environmental, ecological and technical data to inform decisions on oil and natural gas development in the Alaskan Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 7, 2010

Eric Smith, a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is calling on his "fellow environmentalists to reassess their stand on offshore oil."

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 6, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Erik Milito, API's group director of upstream and industry operations, about President Obama's plan to open areas on the Outer Continental Shelf for offshore drilling. Erik says this is a step in the right direction, and explains how opening even more areas offshore could benefit the economy. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 5, 2010

On the same day President Obama announced his offshore drilling plan, Shell announced that it "smashed the water depth record for an offshore oil drilling and production by over 50%" by starting oil production at its Perdido platform

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