Offshore Drilling Photos on Townhall

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              FILE - In this May 15, 2010 file photo a member of the press takes photographs of a company logo at the headquarters of the offshore drilling company Transocean in Steinhausen, Switzerl

    FILE - In this May 15, 2010 file photo a member of the press takes photographs of a company logo at the headquarters of the offshore drilling company Transocean in Steinhausen, Switzerl

    Posted: 3/2/2013 7:18:20 AM EST
    FILE - In this May 15, 2010 file photo a member of the press takes photographs of a company logo at the headquarters of the offshore drilling company Transocean in Steinhausen, Switzerland. Foreign executives who moved their company headquarters to Switzerland to get better tax deals for their firms may find themselves paying the price for it this weekend. A plan to crack down on excessive corporate pay packages is predicted to pass at the ballot box Sunday. (AP Photo/Keystone, Sigi Tischler, File)
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              FILE - In this April 22, 2010 file photo, David Rainey, BP's vice president for Gulf of Mexico production, speaks to the media in New Orleans about the ongoing operations surrounding th

    FILE - In this April 22, 2010 file photo, David Rainey, BP's vice president for Gulf of Mexico production, speaks to the media in New Orleans about the ongoing operations surrounding th

    Posted: 11/15/2012 5:08:35 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 22, 2010 file photo, David Rainey, BP's vice president for Gulf of Mexico production, speaks to the media in New Orleans about the ongoing operations surrounding the Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit explosion. Rainey, was indicted on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, on counts of obstruction of Congress and false statements. The indictment claims the former executive lied to federal investigators when they asked him how he calculated a flow rate estimate for BP's blown-out well in the days after the disaster. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber, File)
  •  - A journalist reaches for a copy of the report by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling in Washington

    A journalist reaches for a copy of the report by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling in Washington

    Posted: 4/16/2012 7:43:50 PM EST
    A journalist reaches for a copy of the report by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling in Washington January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
  •  - File photo of the Ocean Guardian semi-submersible drilling rig in location for oil drilling some 150 km from the Falkland Islands

    File photo of the Ocean Guardian semi-submersible drilling rig in location for oil drilling some 150 km from the Falkland Islands

    Posted: 3/28/2012 2:38:01 PM EST
    The Ocean Guardian semi-submersible drilling rig contracted from Diamond Offshore Drilling by Desire Petroleum floats in location for oil drilling some 150 km (93 miles) from the Falkland Islands in this February 19, 2010 file photo. Few people are tracking the ups and downs of the British companies looking for oil off the disputed Falkland Islands as closely as islanders themselves. The search for black gold in South Atlantic waters claimed by Argentina has even persuaded some residents to dabble in the stock market as they bet on a windfall that could guarantee their small community's prosperity for decades to come. REUTERS/Gary Clement/Files (FALKLAND ISLANDS - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - EPA Administrator Jackson testifies in Washington

    EPA Administrator Jackson testifies in Washington

    Posted: 9/15/2011 12:28:49 AM EST
    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testifies before the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing on "the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmental impacts, and approaches to restoration" in Washington September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang
  •  - To match Interview OIL-SPILL/ALLEN

    To match Interview OIL-SPILL/ALLEN

    Posted: 4/16/2011 10:31:26 AM EST
    U.S. National Incident Commander Thad Allen testifies at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington, in this September 27, 2010 file photo. Allen, the man the Obama administration chose to lead the fight against the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, on April 15, 2011 gave BP credit for capping its stricken well but criticised its shoreline cleanup efforts, during an interview with Reuters. Allen was the face of the federal government's response to the disaster, which held the world's attention during the 87 days that London-based BP's mile-deep Macondo well spewed more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. To match Interview OIL-SPILL/ALLEN REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT HEADSHOT)
  •  - William K. Reilly, Ken Salazar, David Hayes and Bob Graham address the media in Mexico City

    William K. Reilly, Ken Salazar, David Hayes and Bob Graham address the media in Mexico City

    Posted: 4/4/2011 12:01:51 PM EST
    (L-R) Co-Chairman of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling William K. Reilly, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes and Co-Chairman of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Bob Graham address the media in Mexico City April 4, 2011. Salazar rejected media reports that BP was striking a deal to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico a year after the worst oil spill in U.S. History. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - A journalist reaches for a copy of the report by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling in Washington

    A journalist reaches for a copy of the report by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling in Washington

    Posted: 1/11/2011 11:13:51 AM EST
    A journalist reaches for a copy of the report by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling in Washington January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS DISASTER)
  •  - Adm. Thad Allen, national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, testifies at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington

    Adm. Thad Allen, national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, testifies at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 11:39:03 AM EST
    Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, listens to a question as he testifies at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing on "the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmental impacts, and approaches to restoration" in Washington, September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
  •  - Woman signs petition against offshore drilling during protest in Miami Beach

    Woman signs petition against offshore drilling during protest in Miami Beach

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:47:03 PM EST
    Maricalla Gonzalez (L) of Miami, FL signs a petition against offshore oil drilling before taking part in the 'Hands Across The Sand Miami' event sponsored by several groups protesting offshore oil drilling, which they say presents danger to oceans, marine wildlife fishing industries and coastal economies in Miami Beach, Florida June 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Workers recovering an oil-stained boom laid down after the Deepwater Horizon spill temporarily disrupt a protest directed against offshore drilling at Pensacola Beach

    Workers recovering an oil-stained boom laid down after the Deepwater Horizon spill temporarily disrupt a protest directed against offshore drilling at Pensacola Beach

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:43:33 PM EST
    Workers recovering an oil-stained boom laid down after the Deepwater Horizon spill temporarily disrupt a protest directed against offshore drilling at Pensacola Beach, Florida June 26, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Protesters carry large black piece of plastic symbolizing oil spill during protest against offshore drilling in Miami Beach

    Protesters carry large black piece of plastic symbolizing oil spill during protest against offshore drilling in Miami Beach

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:34:36 PM EST
    Protestors carry a large black piece of plastic they say symbolizes an oil spill as they take part in the 'Hands Across The Sand Miami' event sponsored by several groups protesting offshore oil drilling, which they say presents danger to oceans, marine wildlife fishing industries and coastal economies in Miami Beach, Florida June 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - A member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team cleanses a pelican of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station

    A member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team cleanses a pelican of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station

    Posted: 5/17/2010 9:20:54 PM EST
    Dr. Erica Miller, a member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team, cleanses a pelican of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station on Ft. Jackson in Plaquemines Parish, La., May 15, 2010. The station has stood up to provide support for animals that may have been affected as a result of the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 15, 2010. REUTERS/(U.S. Navy/Justin Stumberg/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - A small pollution containment chamber is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc.

    A small pollution containment chamber is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc.

    Posted: 5/12/2010 1:46:48 PM EST
    A small pollution containment chamber, known as the "top hat", is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc. in Port Fourchon, La, May 10, 2010. The chamber will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley. Photo taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  -  A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc. In Louisiana

    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc. In Louisiana

    Posted: 5/12/2010 12:27:57 PM EST
    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc. in Port Fourchon, La, May 10, 2010. The chamber will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley. Photo taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - Adam Shaw, a Louisiana oilfield diver assigned to the Premier Explorer, performs a surveillance mission during a controlled fire of the oil-covered waters in the Gulf of Mexico

    Adam Shaw, a Louisiana oilfield diver assigned to the Premier Explorer, performs a surveillance mission during a controlled fire of the oil-covered waters in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/8/2010 5:19:06 PM EST
    Adam Shaw, a Louisiana oilfield diver assigned to the Premier Explorer, performs a surveillance mission during a controlled fire of the oil-covered waters in the Gulf of Mexico May 7, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies is conducting the "in situ burns" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Jeffery Tilghman Williams/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Steve Henne of Marine Spill Response Corp. heads back to the Premier Explorer after a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico

    Steve Henne of Marine Spill Response Corp. heads back to the Premier Explorer after a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 1:37:21 PM EST
    Steve Henne, of Marine Spill Response Corp., heads back to the Premier Explorer after a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:36:57 AM EST
    Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico, May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard, working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - A reconnaissance team heads towards the partially collapsed Montara well head platform and the West Atlas mobile offshore drilling unit in the Timor Sea

    A reconnaissance team heads towards the partially collapsed Montara well head platform and the West Atlas mobile offshore drilling unit in the Timor Sea

    Posted: 11/23/2009 5:44:35 AM EST
    A reconnaissance team heads towards the partially collapsed Montara well head platform and the West Atlas mobile offshore drilling unit in the Timor Sea, about 250 km (155 miles) off the far north Kimberley coast of Western Australia state in this November 22, 2009 handout photo. The team carried out a safety and damage assessment on the rig which began leaking oil and gas in August and later caught fire. Picture taken November 22, 2009. REUTERS/PTTEP/Handout (AUSTRALIA DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - The wreckage of a Ukrainian helicopter that crashed onto an offshore drilling platform in the Black Sea is seen

    The wreckage of a Ukrainian helicopter that crashed onto an offshore drilling platform in the Black Sea is seen

    Posted: 4/29/2008 4:51:54 AM EST
    The wreckage of a Ukrainian helicopter that crashed onto an offshore drilling platform in the Black Sea is seen April 28, 2008. The helicopter crashed onto an offshore drilling platform in the Black Sea on Monday, killing all 20 people on board, an emergencies ministry spokesman said. Picture taken April 28, 2008. REUTERS/Handout (UKRAINE). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.