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Drilling on the cheap

“..BP threw a lot of money away by trying to drill that well ‘on the cheap’. One now has to wonder how Shell plans to drill their wells in the Arctic given the very ‘cheap’ drilling rig they are using.”

COMMENT ON THE BP/TRAN OCEAN DISASTER BY A FORMER SHELL EMPLOYEE

I have worked in the oil industry for several decades and have worked on many dozens of exploration wells, domestic US and overseas. Shallow wells, deep wells, straight hole and deviated, normally pressured and geopressured. So, I have been there and done that.

I have noticed in many articles and commentaries that Halliburton has come in for some serious pummeling for the design of the cement job for that particular well. Questions have been raised about whether they used the appropriate type of cement, and whether the proper number of stabilizers were attached to the casing, etc. And then there has been mention of the fact that BP did not run a cement bond log afterwards to determine the quality of the cement job. read more

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CORRIB GAS ORAL HEARING – WEEK TWO

“Given the enormous power wielded by this behemoth [Shell] in the case of Ireland, at any rate, a whistleblowers’ charter is essential if a modicum of trust is to be generated between the industry and the state establishment on one side and the citizen on the other”

The Mayo News

Tuesday, 07 September 2010

CORRIB GAS ORAL HEARING – WEEK TWO
A divided community
Aine Ryan
NEWS REPORTER

TENSIONS are palpable as the Bord Pleanála oral hearing into Shell E&P Ireland’s application for the last section of the Corrib high-pressure gas pipeline continues. Here, The Mayo News provides exclusive coverage of the complex issues that last week led board Inspector Martin Nolan to remark on the “significant social issues and tensions involved”, and, moreover, make a commitment to allow time to address these matters later during the hearing. read more

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