Noble, Mariner Take On $25M Pipeline-Damage Claim

Law360, Houston (January 14, 2013, 11:10 PM EST) -- Energy giants Noble Corp., Mariner Energy Inc. and others squared off Monday in Texas federal court over liability for $25 million in damages allegedly caused to an underwater natural gas pipeline by a semi-submersible oil rig operated by the group.

Pipeline operator Williams Field Services Gulf Coast Co. LP. says a three-mile section of a natural gas pipeline it owns was yanked off the floor of the Gulf of Mexico by one of the rig’s anchors and dragged nearly a quarter of a mile, causing extensive...
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