May 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Ocean Odyssey Blowout v. Macondo Blowout, a Case of Deja Ju?

A long, dark shadow dimmed the bright hopes of the North Sea oil and gas industry after the June 1988 the Piper Alpha tragedy that killed 167. So two short months later, news of the Ocean Odyssey blowout reopened emotional wounds and increased the trepidation about the North Sea industry among the local…

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Added by Dive Diva on May 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Dit Class 108-93

looking for members of the DIT class 108-93. We are includuing a class photo in a book on commercial diving/diving regulation reform and would appreciate it if you could ID any of the divers in the class. Would also like to talk with any members

Added by Peter J Pilkington on May 22, 2010 at 11:38am — No Comments

News of OLD FRIENDS/COWORKERS

Worked in the North Sea for Santa Fe in the 70's. Also worked in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone know the whereabouts of Bobby Vendetto or Mike Stott??

Added by Tom Johnson on May 21, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

History of BP Includes Role in 1953 Iran Coup After Nationalization of Oil

Interesting interview linking BP, the CIA, and the rise of modern terrorism in the Middle East. 60 years ago BP was called the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.

Excerpted from an interview with Stephen Kinzer, author of All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror.

STEPHEN KINZER: Well, I’ll tell you an interesting story to start off. I was recently on a panel in the National Cathedral in Washington, and one of the…

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Added by Dive Diva on May 12, 2010 at 4:08pm — No Comments

We've Come A Long Way - 1943 Guide to Hiring Women

Added by Dive Diva on May 10, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Workers Tell of Night Their Oil Rig Exploded

By Ian Urbina and Justin Gillis
The New York Times
updated 9:18 a.m. CT, Sat., May 8, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - Nearly 50 miles offshore at the big oil rig floating on a glassy-calm sea, a helicopter landed early on the morning of April 20, carrying four executives from BP, the…

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Added by Dive Diva on May 8, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

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