BHP Billiton Petroleum has joined the Marine Well Containment Company, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the ability to quickly respond to a well control incident in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Chevron Corporation announced that Paul V. Bennett has been named Vice-President and Treasurer, effective May 1, 2011.
Noble Energy, Inc. has suspended drilling operations at the Leviathan #1 location, which was testing deeper potential in the well, offshore Israel. The company identified wear on the wellbore casing, requiring additional material and equipment necessary to complete the drilling of the well. Noble Energy is working to secure the needed items, which are not available in Israel.