House of Commons, Energy and Climate Change Committee: UK Deepwater Drilling – Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Second Report of Session 2010-11 (Published January 6, 2011)

September 23, 2010 - Development of a High Pressure/High Temperature Down-hole Turbine Generator - DOE Award No.: DE-FC26-05NT42655

Study Examines Benefits of Expanding North Dakota Oil Refinery Capacity – A recent press release through Senator Byron Dorgan’s (D-N.D.) office indicates that the results of an oil refinery study shows "real promise" for building a new 34,000 barrel per day diesel and naphtha refinery in North Dakota. The study was conducted by The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives with support by the Corval Group, Purvin and Gertz Inc., and Mustang Engineers and Constructors and was managed through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The final report will be available through NETL within a few weeks. Read the DOE/NETL project summary.

Oil & Gas Financial Journal – E&P Offshore 

PennEnergy – Oil & Gas Offshore 

Emerson Intelligent Fields: Creating & Managing the Intelligent Field of the Future *Report by Hart’s E&P magazine. Register (free) -

RPSEA new reports posted on the following dates.

  • Drilling Moratorium Working Group Report by the Bipartisan Policy Center September 1
  • RPSEA Releases White Paper on Research and Technology Needs for Deepwater Development Forum August 27
  • A ‘culture of safety’ is needed after moratorium ends August 14
  • Technology, Methods Reflect Industry Quest to Reduce Drilling Footprint August 11
  • The Economic Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Industry and the Role of the Independents August 4
  • MIT Releases The Future of Natural Gas July 26

Energy Tomorrow Domestic Access

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

 Offshore Technology

RPSEA – Ultra-Deepwater Program

RPSEA Resource

American Oil & Gas Reporter – “Artificial Lift Technology, Offshore & Subsea, Financial Update” June 2010 Issue

 Ocean Science – April-May 2010

  • First images and orientation of fine structure from a 3-D seismic oceanography data set

We present 3-D images of ocean fine structure from a unique industry-collected 3-D multichannel seismic dataset from the Gulf of Mexico that includes expendable bathythermograph casts for both swaths.

  • Biofouling protection for marine environmental sensors

This paper presents a review of techniques used to protect against biofouling of in situ sensors and gives a short list and description of promising techniques.