Friday, July 01, 2011

Federal Government approves first deep-sea drilling approval in the Gulf

Friday, July 01, 2011
After more than eight months no deep drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has approved the United States the first approval for deep sea drilling in the region.

The Bureau of ocean energy management, regulation and enforcement on Monday announced that noble Energy Inc. is a permission, well, about 70 miles southeast of Venice, La. continue to work was issued

Noble began drilling well four days before the deepwater horizon well exploded. Drilling activity was exposed on 12 June under a moratorium to the United States on the research in waters deeper than 500 feet placed. If the moratorium was lifted in October allowed many thought it would be not long before it would be business as usual in the Gulf, but not new, were issued. 37 Other drilling permits has approved the United States since the lifting of the moratorium, but they were all in shallow water.

Feeling increased pressure from the oil industry began regulators and legislators alike began while drilling projects get back in the Gulf so that new safeguards were available.

Noble received approval to demonstrate it is according to Director Michael Bromwich, which contain a well blowout. The company commissioned the Helix well use containment group, an emergency cover areas, to stop the flow of oil if it loses power over a good stack.

A consortium led by Exxon Mobil Corp. offers an other emergency containment solution, as announced this month.

"We expect more deep-sea allows be approved, in the coming weeks and months based on the same process, which led to the approval of this permission", Bromwich said.

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