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Oil Rigs in the Gulf

by TONI H / July 22, 2011 6:30 PM PDT
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RE: Ten rigs are leaving the Gulf and another 8 have veered
by JP Bill / July 22, 2011 10:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Oil Rigs in the Gulf

Ten rigs are leaving the Gulf and another 8 have veered off to other locations....

ARE?...tomorrow? today? yesterday?

THEY move for lots of reasons....Cause and effect?

From your link

Ten oil rigs have left the Gulf of Mexico since the Obama Administration
imposed a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in May 2010


10 have left?...one year ago there were 122 rigs now there are 121.

Were they the ones that moved because of the storm and didn't return? When did they leave?

The US Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling
rig supply is down one from last week to 121 units following the
mobilization of a rig to Mexico. However, the contracted rig count is up
two from last week to 65 units.


1 leaves 2 come in?

Down 1 Up 2...business as usual?

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Contracted doesn't mean
by TONI H / July 22, 2011 10:48 PM PDT

they have been issued permits yet and no construction or drilling has happened.

The 122 rigs have not been given permission yet to resume drilling, one left to go to Mexico (that was a deal set up with BO BTW). I haven't seen any report of any leaving because of the storm...but the one that leaked already moved out of the area months ago after waiting forever for BO to give them the okay to start back up, so they won't be back because they are already leased out somewhere else. If you read the article, you would know that the 10 are making arrangements to leave because they weren't waiting around anymore for BO to let them go back to work.

A couple of links for you.......

http://www.energydigger.com/rig-counts/u.s.-rig-counts.aspx

Gulf of Mexico Historical Rig Counts
The chart to the left, 1990 to present, shows the total number of offshore rigs (Texas & Louisiana) drilling in the Gulf of Mexico at any given time. With little effort, one can easily see the effect of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the Obama Offshore Drilling Moratorium.


A close up picture of the graph......

http://www.energydigger.com/imageViewer/pub/graphs/rig-counts/us/2011-07-22/us-gom1

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HEY!!!Don't bite my head off.
by JP Bill / July 22, 2011 10:58 PM PDT

If you read the article, you would know that the 10 are making arrangements to leave

IF YOU had read the article

Ten oil rigs have left the Gulf of Mexico

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Sorry
by TONI H / July 22, 2011 11:03 PM PDT

again, my brain got ahead of my typing....Yes...ten have already left, but there are ten more supposedly making arrangements to leave. I closed the window to that article and forgot to copy/paste the URL. I'm looking for it again, and will post that additional link. So tht would make a total of 22 gone.

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I can't locate that other article but
by TONI H / July 22, 2011 11:13 PM PDT
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Response
by JP Bill / July 22, 2011 11:22 PM PDT
The U.S. land rig count was up 0.48% this week, up 9 rigs from
last week to 1,879 total rigs running representing an annualized change of 19.68%


Oil from land rigs cheaper and safer to extract that sea rigs?

Increase in 1 sector decrease in an other.
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First
by TONI H / July 23, 2011 12:37 AM PDT
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The topic was about oil rigs in the Gulf, not rigs on land.

Are you suggesting that 9 land rigs (which are nothing compared to offshore rigs in size and personnel) makes up for all the lost jobs in the Gulf with the moratorium that shut down everything at one time?

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RE: makes up for all the lost jobs in the Gulf
by JP Bill / July 23, 2011 1:36 AM PDT
In reply to: First

And here I thought companies drilled to make the biggest profit (with as few workers as possible) and a countries MAIN concern was having enough oil., and another concern would be the environment AND safety.

It all started after the BP Blowout....They brought it on themselves (lost their own jobs)?

NOW they have to earn them back.

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Do you even pay attention to yourself
by TONI H / July 23, 2011 4:04 AM PDT

when you speak? Over a hundred rigs in the gulf and they 'brought it on themselves' and lost their own jobs????? They don't have to earn anything back, JP....what you said is like saying that because there is one accident on Highway 101, every vehicle should be parked forever until the auto industry can prove it will never happen again.

OK...I'm going back to not giving you the benefit of the doubt about being serious in a conversation.

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RE: every vehicle should be parked
by JP Bill / July 23, 2011 5:15 AM PDT

That's what some said to Toyota didn't they?

Over a hundred rigs in the gulf and they 'brought it on themselves'

They left the oil rig operators to "police" themselves (with minimal gov regulations) look what happened.

IF they let 1 oil rig company do it's own policing all the others would cry Foul.

Remember when the Shuttle exploded...did they just build a new one OR did they review every aspect of the operation?

I'm going back to not giving you the benefit of the doubt about being serious in a conversation.

That's your prerogative. I won't be devastated or offended.

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No
by TONI H / July 23, 2011 5:59 AM PDT

>>>That's what some said to Toyota didn't they?>>>> THEY didn't..TOYOTA made that decision voluntarily and it cost them a fortune just to find out that there wasn't a major problem with their vehicles all along.

We have THOUSANDS of oil rigs without incident and you claim, like BO, that because of ONE disaster, ALL should be punished and shut down, and new EPA regulations prevent permits from being issued in a timely manner. HIS agenda, just like with the coal industry, is to shut down ALL fossil fuels and go green NO MATTER WHAT THE COST TO THE JOBS MARKET AND THE ECONOMY, and ONE spill was all he needed to effectively slit the throats of the American people.

As for the Shuttle....it's not like we needed to have it up and running quickly or it would ruin our economy...they had TIME to review before another launch would be scheduled. How often were those shuttles lifting off...once every couple of years???

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Don't forget
by Mike_Hanks / July 24, 2011 1:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Oil Rigs in the Gulf

The contempt citation ordered over the illegal moratorium.

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