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Oil Operators and Contractors Nailed with Harsher Regulations



October 12, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: RIG , BP , HAL

Oil and gas exploration and production rules seem to be getting harsher and harsher as time goes on. Recently oil operators and contractors have seen the brunt of increased regulations. Where is all this coming from? It could be remaining effects of the Gulf oil spill, considering drilling will begin there again soon. Reuters gives some more detail one who is going to be effected by these new rules.


 "The agency is responsible for overseeing the development of energy and mineral resources off the coast of the United States as the successor of the much criticized Minerals Management Service.

During last year’s BP[BP  36.56    1.14  (+3.22%)   ] oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the role of contractors Halliburton[HAL  31.295    0.785  (+2.57%)   ], in charge of the cementing in the Macondo well, and Transocean[RIG  45.52    0.46 (+1.02%)   ], which operated the Deepwater Horizon rig, came into sharp focus in addition to the role the BP played as operator.

Under current practice U.S. regulators turn mainly to the operator as the company accountable for all offshore operations."


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#1) On October 12, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Teacherman1 (< 20) wrote:

Might be a reason to stay with "onshore" companies.

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#2) On October 13, 2011 at 11:32 AM, EnvestorFirst (< 20) wrote:

Agreed. I am tend to like onshore investments better anyways, but thought it would be a good heads up for folks who like their offshore oil. 

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