The secular approach to conscience includes psychologicalphysiologicalsociologicalhumanitarianand authoritarian views. Charles Darwin considered that conscience evolved in humans to resolve conflicts between competing natural impulses-some about self-preservation but others about safety of a family or community; the claim of conscience to moral authority emerged from the "greater duration of impression of social instincts" in the struggle for survival. Thus, nationalism is invoked in conscience to quell tribal conflict and the notion of a Brotherhood of Man is invoked to quell national conflicts.
And, as always, issues of health, safety and environment remain at our core. The following are operational highlights from the past year.
ExxonMobil, joined by IADC and others, argued that settled maritime law forbids the award of punitive damages against a vessel owner, who nevertheless remains liable for actual compensatory damages.
However, the tribunal decision also mandated two additional weeks of paid leave; therefore, the decision will be appealed. This EU proposal, however, does not affect the Scottish Tribunal appeal. The court has taken preliminary steps to accept the appeal. The new investigation will examine basins in Appalachia, New Mexico and Wyoming.
The additional designations could further limit oil and gas exploration throughout the GOM, and industry hopes to illustrate the value of its information-gathering efforts in determining shallow hazards, deep current regimes, and undersea pipeline routing, along with associated oil and natural gas gathering systems.
In its formal comment to the docket, IADC observed that the so-called technological barriers found in the deepwater GOM have been surmounted elsewhere in the world.
Indonesian tax scheme Noting concerns that regulatory authorities in Indonesia may not be observing settled agreements with IADC on its tax regime, the association has written to the Indonesian director general of tax.
It emphasized that IADC has enjoyed a long history of cooperation with the Indonesian Tax Administration, with a positive and open path of communication between the parties. The legislation would make it virtually impossible for foreign service providers to supply necessary materials and labor.
IADC and Halliburton representatives pointed out practical problems such as local hire capacity and the lack of infrastructure. IADC also pointed out the sophistication and cost of offshore rigs and that personnel must be selected based on expertise to manage the rig asset, not nationality.
In fact, several companies already voluntarily disclose payments to governments under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. The governments contemplated are primarily outside the EU, especially in the so-called resource-rich developing world.
The oil and gas trade community supports accession because it would expand US sovereignty over frontier deepwater areas beyond the OCS and would enhance rights of navigation for mobile offshore units. Geothermal opportunities IADC is serving as a link to the drilling industry for the US Department of Energy DOE as the government renews its push for geothermal drilling — a green and renewable energy source.
IADC hosted and facilitated a meeting between the DOE and drilling contractors in June to discuss geothermal and potential drilling opportunities. For IADC members operating in many areas of Africa, Latin America and Asia where the World Bank wields considerable leverage, the Bank has suggested that those governments can use a lesser standard of transparency and bidding for government contracts, including with state-owned oil companies.
The proposed rule would deny or limit royalty relief for ultra-deep wells sidetracked from existing wellsites, or secondary wellsites on existing leases. The industry associations urged MMS to reconsider the rule in light of its inconsistency with Congressional intent and the significantly declining replacement ratio of US natural gas reserves.
The letter notes that Title VII ignores the predicament of restricted natural gas and oil supply. Other concerns include unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles, such as redundant statutes on water resources, surface owner protection and environmental analyses, and prohibition of certain production in the Gulf of Mexico and Roan Plateau of Colorado.
IADC was invited by the UK government in to join its Offshore Contractors Forum, initially established to open a routine dialogue between the offshore production industry and UK tax authorities.
Specifically, Mr Lindsay took issue with draft regulations that would suspend drilling operations for three months each year, allegedly in the interest of wildlife protection.
He argued that not only would that discourage contractors from working in the state, but the drilling suspension could actually be as long as five months, considering the time needed for rig mobilization and de-mobilization. With approximately rigs operating in Colorado, mostly in the western slope Piceance Basin, IADC argues that the draft regulations could have a catastrophic impact on production and, thus, to revenue for Colorado.About the Authors Thomas R.
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