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BREAKING! Natural Gas Rig SINKS Offshore Of Venezuela!!!!

 
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BREAKING! Natural Gas Rig SINKS Offshore Of Venezuela!!!!
Chavez has confirmed on the Twitter:

[link to twitter.com]

Last Edited by snark on 05/13/2010 07:05 AM
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[link to news.bbc.co.uk]

A Venezuelan natural gas platform has sunk in the Caribbean Sea, President Hugo Chavez has announced via the social networking site Twitter.

Mr Chavez said the Aban Pearl platform sank in the early hours of Thursday morning, but all the 95 workers were evacuated safely.

Two navy boats are now patrolling the area, he added.

Venezuela's energy minister Rafael Ramirez said the sinking of the rig poses no risk to the environment.

The head of Aban Offshore Ltd, which owns the rig, confirmed the sinking, saying it was not yet clear what had happened but that the rig had been listing.

Speaking from the company's offices in Singapore, Gopal Dupalkrishnan said the semi-submersible rig had been under contract to a company owned by the Venezuelan government.

It was drilling some of the 16 gas wells in the Mariscal Sucre offshore natural gas project, in the extreme north-east of Sucre state.

The Mariscal Sucre project is being developed by Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, without participation from the private sector, Reuters news agency reports.
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Re: BREAKING! Natural Gas Rig SINKS Offshore Of Venezuela!!!!
so?
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so just a question..
this oil that has leaked? can it burn on the sea? i mean it should right? but somehow they dont seem to worrie about that...or cant it?

same thing with this gas rig?

somehow im wondering if the sea could be burning someday thanx to this shit?
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05/13/2010 07:07 AM
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hiding
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05/13/2010 07:08 AM
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Re: BREAKING! Natural Gas Rig SINKS Offshore Of Venezuela!!!!
Chavez has confirmed on the Twitter:

[link to twitter.com]
 Quoting: snark


Chavez twitters?
I dont think so.
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05/13/2010 07:14 AM
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[link to en.wikipedia.org]
Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño is a Venezuelan engineer and politician. He is the current president of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA.

Should we GLP POLL to determine the likelyhood of a whiffy statement?
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05/13/2010 07:18 AM
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Aban Offshore Ltd. (formerly Aban Loyd Chiles Offshore Ltd.) is India's largest offshore drilling services provider to oil companies, mainly for ONGC. It is now ventured into international waters as one of its five rigs is doing work for an Iranian oil company
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Just saying
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05/13/2010 07:21 AM
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Aban Offshore Limited (AOL) was established in 1986 when Indian entrepreneurs were encouraged to provide offshore drilling services to the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) to meet the growing needs of a vibrant economy. AOL launched its first contract drilling service to the ONGC in 1987 with two modern jack-up drilling rigs acquired from the USA.

By the 1990s, many private sector companies in India chose to exit the drilling business. However, AOL preferred to increase its focus on the sector with newer rigs, acquisitions and mergers.

* 1993: Fleet Addition
AOL purchases a 300-ft. jack-up rig from Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
* 2000 – 2001: Hitech Acquisition
AOL acquires Hitech Drilling Services (India) Ltd., belonging to the Tata Group, boosting AOL’s fleet to four rigs. This also enables AOL to enter the FPSO business with the FPU ‘Tahara’ owned by Hitech.
* 2005: Fleet Addition
AOL adds two jack-up rigs (Aban V and Aban VI) and a drill ship (Frontier Ice).
* 2005: International Expansion
In line with its global expansion strategy, AOL launches Aban Singapore Pte Ltd. (ASPL) in November as its vehicle for international operations. ASPL, in turn, sets up 3 SPVs as step down subsidiaries, each equipped with a rig or drill ship.
* 2006: Sinvest Acquisition
ASPL acquires a 33.7% stake in Sinvest ASA, a Norwegian company with eight new premium jack-ups on order. ASPL subsequently completes the acquisition in stages, including a mandatory offer to all shareholders.

AOL currently possesses twenty offshore drilling and production units spiraling us to a prestigious position among the top ten offshore drilling asset owners in the world.
[link to www.abanoffshore.com]

So, is it 5 rigs, or 20?
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So





Whats the name
of the Rig?
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05/13/2010 07:26 AM
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They show video of it burning in this video


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Venezuela's Mariscal Sucre natural gas auction closes with no offers

18 Jan 2010
Venezuela's Mariscal Sucre project, which has estimated reserves of 14.7 trillion cubic feet of gas, has failed to attract private interest after the government invited firms to make offers last week. Offers were to be made on Friday until midnight.

The government this month improved the conditions it was offering companies to help develop the project, but in the end nobody came forward, private sector sources close to the process said on Monday. State oil company PDVSA has yet to announce the results.

Last year PDVSA invited a group of companies including Japan's Marubeni, Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Itochu, Norway's Statoil, Russia's Gazprom and Italy's ENI to consider taking part in the project. Spain's Repsol had also shown interest but did not make an offer.

PDVSA forecasts that the field will produce 1.2 billion cubic feet per day.

[link to www.energy-pedia.com]
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Giant methane bubble?
That would lower the density of the water on which the platform sits, causing it to drop like a rock. Same would happen to a cruise ship if it encountered a massive underwater methane burst at sea. Sail into a pocket of released gas and go straight to the bottom.
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05/13/2010 07:39 AM

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Official News Sources?

I mean, the Queens Dog can twitter if someone does it for him, so other Sources please!
And Miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep....
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Official News Sources?

I mean, the Queens Dog can twitter if someone does it for him, so other Sources please!
 Quoting: Trickster

[link to news.bbc.co.uk]
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Official News Sources?

I mean, the Queens Dog can twitter if someone does it for him, so other Sources please!

[link to news.bbc.co.uk]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 942322

[link to online.wsj.com]
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05/13/2010 07:51 AM

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Thanks for the Sources.

Damn, so it continues... 1dunno1
And Miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep....
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05/13/2010 07:52 AM
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I m wondering at what depth it was drilling (or testing the drills)
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I m wondering at what depth it was drilling (or testing the drills)
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According to the article I just posted, about 160 meters.
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Great......another one
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I m wondering at what depth it was drilling (or testing the drills)



According to the article I just posted, about 160 meters.
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its not so deep but still interesting two rig accidents in a few days.
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05/13/2010 08:12 AM
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wtf

bump
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Thanks for the Sources.

Damn, so it continues... 1dunno1
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dang, so it does.
who'd a thought..
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Venezuela to Carry Out "Natural Gas Revolution"
[link to venezuelanalysis.com]

So this would mean more methane if this is leaking
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05/13/2010 08:15 AM
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Re: BREAKING! Natural Gas Rig SINKS Offshore Of Venezuela!!!!
Chavez has confirmed on the Twitter:

[link to twitter.com]


Chavez twitters?
I dont think so.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 965604


Chavez recently hired 200 people to administer his Twitter account.

Gotta love those government jobs!
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Aban Offshore Limited (AOL) was established in 1986 when Indian entrepreneurs were encouraged to provide offshore drilling services to the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) to meet the growing needs of a vibrant economy. AOL launched its first contract drilling service to the ONGC in 1987 with two modern jack-up drilling rigs acquired from the USA.

By the 1990s, many private sector companies in India chose to exit the drilling business. However, AOL preferred to increase its focus on the sector with newer rigs, acquisitions and mergers.

* 1993: Fleet Addition
AOL purchases a 300-ft. jack-up rig from Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
* 2000 – 2001: Hitech Acquisition
AOL acquires Hitech Drilling Services (India) Ltd., belonging to the Tata Group, boosting AOL’s fleet to four rigs. This also enables AOL to enter the FPSO business with the FPU ‘Tahara’ owned by Hitech.
* 2005: Fleet Addition
AOL adds two jack-up rigs (Aban V and Aban VI) and a drill ship (Frontier Ice).
* 2005: International Expansion
In line with its global expansion strategy, AOL launches Aban Singapore Pte Ltd. (ASPL) in November as its vehicle for international operations. ASPL, in turn, sets up 3 SPVs as step down subsidiaries, each equipped with a rig or drill ship.
* 2006: Sinvest Acquisition
ASPL acquires a 33.7% stake in Sinvest ASA, a Norwegian company with eight new premium jack-ups on order. ASPL subsequently completes the acquisition in stages, including a mandatory offer to all shareholders.

AOL currently possesses twenty offshore drilling and production units spiraling us to a prestigious position among the top ten offshore drilling asset owners in the world.
[link to www.abanoffshore.com]

So, is it 5 rigs, or 20?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 902354






So ... the Indians are polluting the environment as much as BP and Exxon !!
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bump
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Can anyone say $10.00 a gallon of gas in the near future?
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retalliation
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WTH is going on!
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