Commentary, 5/6 2010Jun 7, 2010
A little over a half a year ago, Transocean Ltd. announced that its ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig Deepwater Horizon had drilled the deepest oil and gas well to date while working for British Petroleum and its co-owners on the Tiber well in the US Gulf of Mexico. Working with BP, the Transocean crews on the Deepwater Horizon drilled the well to a 35,050-foot vertical depth (measured depth of 35,055 feet) – more than 10 kilometres, while operating at a little over 1,250 metres of water.
From the Editor, 5/6 2010Jun 7, 2010
The blowout and spill in the US Gulf of Mexico moves safety up to centre stage. Of course, HSE already shares an equal position with the highest levels of project management, but disasters such as the GoM blowout and catastrophic explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform serve to bring safety issues into sharp focus.