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Lloyd’s May Proceed With Defect Claim Against Manufacturer for Oil Rig Blowout

A federal appellate court revived products liability claims filed by an offshore oil rig operator and its insurer against the manufacturer of a blowout prevention device that failed to prevent a catastrophic blowout that caused $70 million in damages. The …

French Firm: 7 Sailors Kidnapped Off Nigeria Coast

Gunmen attacked a ship operated by a French oil and gas services company off the coast of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta, kidnapping six Russian sailors and an Estonian in the assault, the firm said Wednesday. Paris-based Bourbon SA offered only …

Texas Oil Rig Fire Damage Estimated in Millions

Officials expect that a Central Texas oil rig fire will take all week to extinguish. The rig is situated in a rural area near the Central Texas town of Milano, about 60 miles northeast of Austin. Milam County Chief Deputy …

Calif. Worker Killed During Oil Rig Construction

A California oil field worker has been killed when a support beam collapsed during construction of a new drilling rig in Ventura County. Senior deputy medical examiner Crain Stevens tells the Ventura County Star that 34-year-old Oscar Zamudio of Bakersfield …