ANADARKO: 3700 NEW WELLS OVER 10 YEARS IN UTAH
On May 8, 2012, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signed the official Record of Decision, clearing the way for Anadarko’s Greater Natural...Read More+
Paul Neal Adair was born in Houston, Texas in June 1915, the son of an Irish immigrant blacksmith. He left school to work as a labourer, first on the railways and then in the oil fields. Red’s first oil-related job came in 1938 with the Otis Pressure Control Company and began fighting oil well fires after returning from serving in a bomb disposal unit during World War II. After the war, Red began to work for Myron Kinley, the original pioneer of oil well fire and blowout control. Red worked for the M. M. Kinley Company for fourteen years, until he resigned in 1956. Red then formed the Red Adair Company. Red’s legend started when he extinguished the “Devil’s Cigarette Lighter” in 1962 in the Sahara Desert. The blaze had been burning for six months, fueled by over 550 million cubic feet of gas a day. In 1977, he contributed to the capping of the biggest oil well blowout ever to have occurred in the North Sea at the Ekofisk Bravo platform, located in the Norwegian sector and operated by Phillips Petroleum Company. Red also fought the 1970 offshore blaze at Bay Marchland, Louisiana, and the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988. Perhaps his most famous battle occurred when Red’s team extinguished 117 oil well fires in Kuwait, left by the retreating Iraqi Army. Adair died in 2004, aged 89, in Houston.
The first deepwater drilling rig developed in China will be put into service in the South China Sea, 380 km south-east of Hong Kong. The CNOOC rig Hai...Read More+