Offshore oil operations strengthening

Even though the Gulf of Mexico has been the site of major spills in the past, that doesn't mean that the area shouldn't be attractive to some major oil companies still. In fact, it means that the need for precise and industry-rated parts is stronger than ever.

The New York Times reported on oil drilling activity in the Gulf, and how companies with designs on the oil in the depths of these waters are now able to go investigate them thanks to a recent lift on the previous government ban that kept BP out of there.

According to the source, the status of BP in Texas is not insignificant, as it is responsible for more than 7,000 jobs in that state alone. Seen in this light, the company's presence might be a welcome one, especially if it participates in the government's drilling site auctions now that it is eligible to do so.

Corroborating this is the article that appeared in the Dallas News on the same subject, with Donald Boesch of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science quoted as to the tight safety restrictions that will apply this time around after the catastrophe of BP's previous "Deepwater Horizon" spill.

"You had tremendous incentives to go deeper and develop these new technologies to drill in these really high-pressure environments," he said. "But there wasn't a co-evolution of safety. It was a secondary consideration."

CNC machining companies in Texas stand ready to help energy companies operating in the Gulf keep their equipment working safely and efficiently, with a steady supply of custom parts that can stand up to the demands of the job at hand.