Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Hurricane Isaac Activity Statistics

Updated August 30. Almost all of Gulf shut down.

Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 a.m. CDT today, personnel have been evacuated from a total of 509 production platforms, equivalent to 85.4 percent of the 596 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Production platforms are the structures located offshore from which oil and natural gas are produced. Unlike drilling rigs, which typically move from location to location, production facilities remain in the same location throughout a project’s duration.

Personnel have been evacuated from 50 rigs, equivalent to 65.79 percent of the 76 rigs currently operating in the Gulf. Rigs can include several types of self-contained offshore drilling facilities including jackup rigs, submersibles and semisubmersibles.

via BSEE Hurricane Isaac Activity Statistics: August 30, 2012 | BSEE.


The animals of the Gulf of Mexico

A list of disturbing and depressing, some will say alarmist, links, via Naked Capitalism via George Washington’s Blog:

The Fracking Won’t Save Us Chart

From EIA. Prudhoe Bay also “reversed the decline in domestic oil production” at one point.

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Swimming in Oil Not Preferred by Dolphins, Whales

2010-2012 Cetacean Unusual Mortality Event in Northern Gulf of Mexico – Office of Protected Resources – NOAA Fisheries

Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (as amended), an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (Texas/Louisiana border through Franklin County, FL) from February 2010 through the present.

Note: These numbers are preliminary and may be subject to change. As of March 18, 2012, the UME involves 693 Cetacean “strandings” in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (5% stranded alive and 95% stranded dead).

via 2010-2012 Cetacean Unusual Mortality Event in Northern Gulf of Mexico – Office of Protected Resources – NOAA Fisheries.

Jackups are my favorite kind of newbuild
January 17, 2012, 19:58
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Actually, I prefer semi-submersibles, like the Atwood Condor below. Who wouldn’t? But it sure is fun to say jackups.

The 2012 newbuild count is out, and it’s down. (via Rigzone)

BP vs. Halliburton
December 5, 2011, 03:40
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CNOOC in the Gulf
December 1, 2011, 03:24
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“Nexen, CNOOC Team Up in GOM JV,” Rigzone, November 30, 2011.