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Petrobras asks court to lift ban on Swiss rig supplier and Chevron

Saturday, September 29th 2012 - 08:33 UTC
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Brazilian energy giant Petrobras on Friday asked a Rio do Janeiro court to lift a ban on operations of rig owner Transocean in connection with a major ocean oil spill last year. The company filed a civil action as “injured third party” to press for the immediate lifting of a July 31 injunction ordering US oil firm Chevron and Switzerland-based Transocean to stop drilling and shipping activities in Brazil within 30 days. Read full article

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  • Englander

    Wasn't Transocean the Company that operated the Deepwater Horizon oil rig which became the worst environmental disasters in US history?

    Amazed they are still in business.

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @1

    Lovely to sit there as a complete know-nothing in the oil business and pontificate about things you have no comprehension of: drilling for oil offshore.

    Ever heard the expression 'those that tell me they have never made a mistake, tell me they have never made anything'.

    I have worked in the oil industry and know that problems in the real world are BOUND to happen, it is HOW you deal with problems that matters.

    Who can blame companies from keeping their corporate mouths shut while they attempt to correct the situation themselves? As soon as they say something they get slammed with big fines and chucked off the playground.

    Even Petrobras had a spill and did not know it!

    Now the chickens are home to roost. Petrobras has had to go to court on the side of these 'enemies of the state' as far as the judiciary and unions are concerned and admit that THEIR judgement fcuked up a large part of the nations interest.

    Talk about thinking ahead, NOT.

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    Solar

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Just asking a question, but guess from your overly aggressive response that they are the same useless, accident prone outfit.
    You say that you once worked in the Oil industry and know everything there is to know about it.
    Perhaps its just as well you are doing something else now.

    Sep 30th, 2012 - 09:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    This is what comes from putting blanket-bans on the main players in the business - sooner or later your country needs them again, and has to unpick the legal cases that they put in place with such precipitous haste. Carlos Minc is the ridiculous politician responsible for most bans and most claims.

    Sep 30th, 2012 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Don't remember Transocean “dealing” with anything after Deepwater Horizon, apart from blaming BP and pointing out a clause in their contract that excused them from any responsibility including their own negligence. Then they ran away and left BP “to deal” with the matter. Brazil is quite right to be wary of this Company.

    Sep 30th, 2012 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @4 Englander

    Please point out where in my last post that I say I 'know everything there is to know about it.'

    If you think that was aggressive which part of the wallflower patch are you presently on?

    So, do tell, what experience do YOU have in the oil industry? I suspect none.

    Also, you had no positive point to put against my statements other than supercilious drivel.

    AND “Brazil is quite right to be wary of this Company.” So wary that the state owned oil company wants them back to get the oil out and revenues for the country.

    Mmm. Ever considered that the judge was responding to the unions who were shut out of the area and because of that were trying to score points irrespective of the damage to the country?

    But why accept the facts (see 5 above) and use common sense for the good OF ALL.

    But let me make another presumption, I bet the tag is not descriptive of your nationality either.

    GeofWard2 is a very nice chap irrespective of the moronic poster he is responding to. I prefer to put it ‘clearly’ shall we say?

    Peace

    Sep 30th, 2012 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    “Please point out where in my last post that I say I 'know everything there is to know about it.'”

    Read it again and make your own mind up.

    “If you think that was aggressive which part of the wallflower patch are you presently on?”

    Whats a wallflower patch?

    “So, do tell, what experience do YOU have in the oil industry? I suspect none.”

    Why do you say that? What experience do you have?

    “Also, you had no positive point to put against my statements other than supercilious drivel.”

    Have another read and revert back.

    “AND “Brazil is quite right to be wary of this Company.” So wary that the state owned oil company wants them back to get the oil out and revenues for the country.”

    Perhaps the state owned Oil Company does but then the State decides and the State has a right to be wary. That seems to be the right order of things in the real world.

    “Mmm. Ever considered that the judge was responding to the unions who were shut out of the area and because of that were trying to score points irrespective of the damage to the country?”

    Mmm I don't pretend to second guess Judges. That's for gimps like you.

    ”But why accept the facts (see 5 above) and use common sense for the good OF ALL“.

    What facts. I see only opinions. Do you know the difference?

    ”But let me make another presumption, I bet the tag is not descriptive of your nationality either.“

    You are full of presumptions and also full of shit.

    ”GeofWard2 is a very nice chap irrespective of the moronic poster he is responding to. I prefer to put it ‘clearly’ shall we say?”

    I'm sure he is.

    Peace

    Nah Fuck off tosser. I also like to be clear.

    Sep 30th, 2012 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    8 Englander

    How erudite your use of English is!

    At least I never swore at you, but perhaps your time will come.

    And if you don't know what a wallflower patch is how can you possibly be British?

    I see, like all the other AG misfits on here you answer one question with another, thus demonstrating your shallow depth in knowledgeable debate. Much like the last line of your post.

    How about peace and blessings be upon you this time?

    Do you get it yet: I bet you haven’t?

    Sep 30th, 2012 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Gimp
    What's the matter clInt are the questions too difficult? Oil expert my arse, you'd have trouble getting a job picking up litter.

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 06:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    10 Englander

    Had you have been on MercoPress before you would know exactly what my oil experience is, everyone else with a brain and the ability to use it does.

    PS That excludes all the Malvanistas and people of low intellect such as yourself.

    (Still no swear words from me)

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Nice to see a heated debate between Brits, neither of whom are me for a change! Chris btw I do know what a wallflower is so can guess what you mean by the wallflower patch, but I've never heard the expression before. It is odd to see a state company contest a state ban in court I must say...

    Oct 03rd, 2012 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    B_K
    it's even more odd to see a major partner in the extraction process left out of the litigation process when things go wrong.

    Perhaps we should expect, from now on, that the Brasilian partners will never be taken to court by Brasil .... only the foreign partners.
    Brasilian legislation says that oil extraction in Brasilian waters, etc, MUST have Petrobras major involvement in the extraction.

    Involvement without responsibility.... what a lovely position to be in!

    I hope all money passing through the company is fully accounted for .... and that none of it finds its way into the pockets of politicians;
    perhaps Petrobras is 'above that sort of thing'.

    Oct 03rd, 2012 - 07:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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