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Hurricane Harvey shuts in 22% of GoM production

Aug 25, 2017

Operators are evacuating platforms and rigs as Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, spins in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Hurricane Harvey's path…

Anadarko pulls GOM staff ahead of tropical storm

Jun 20, 2017

Anadarko Petroleum today (20 June) said it had completed the evacuation of all non-essential personnel from its Gulf of Mexico facilities ahead of Tropical Storm Cindy. The company started pulling workers from offshore facilities the afternoon of 19 June…

BOEM launches GoM marine species assessment

Jun 08, 2017

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is funding and participating in a federal research partnership that has launched an intensive three-year program to improve assessment studies of protected marine species in the Gulf of Mexico…

The Tao of subsea

Jun 01, 2017

Ocean floor mapping is being completely re-thought, with the help of drones, swarms of underwater vehicles and unmanned surface vehicles. Elaine Maslin reports. Team Tao’s BEM concept. Images from SMD…

Susan Avery elected to ExxonMobil board

Jan 26, 2017

ExxonMobil has elected Susan K. Avery to its board of directors, effective 1 February 2017. Avery, an atmospheric scientist, is the former president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Avery’s leadership experience in multiple academic and scientific organizations…

Getting fishy

Apr 01, 2016

The race is on to create an autonomous, resident underwater vehicle capable of long-term inspection operations and eventually a level of intervention. Elaine Maslin takes a look at BG Group’s version. FlatFish during shallow water seatrials…

NOAA: Deepwater Horizon responsible for dolphin deaths

May 20, 2015

As part of an unusual mortality event investigation, a team of scientists has discovered that dead bottlenose dolphins stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the start of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have lung and adrenal lesions…

Arctic routes to be surveyed

Mar 19, 2015

The US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is planning increased 2015 Arctic nautical charting operations, updating charts based on surveys conducted a hundred years ago. The so-called Arctic marine corridor project will…

Report: Macondo oil resides on seafloor

Oct 29, 2014

The “unprecedented quantity of oil” that surged from 2010’s blown Macondo well has contaminated a wide swath of the ocean floor, settling into a ring encompassing 3200sq km, according to recently-published research by the Proceedings of the…

Pemex cancels evacuation plans off Campeche

Oct 22, 2014

Updated at 22 October 2014 at 3 p.m. Pemex called off the evacuation of its 15,000 workers in the Bay of Campeche after severe weather conditions improved.  Earlier today, OE reported that Mexican national Pemex began evacuating its…

Faces of the Industry: Angela Cring

Oct 06, 2014

October’s Faces of the Industry profiles a leader who is expanding the footprint of LAGCOE (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition). Angela Cring, executive director of LAGCOE, is leading the organization into its next chapter and broadening its reach beyond the show itself…

USCG tests unmanned aircraft in Arctic for oil spill response

Aug 28, 2014

The US Coast Guard announced that the first launch and landing of an unmanned aircraft system from an icebreaker occurred on the flight deck of the USCGC Healy on 18 August in Arctic waters. The aircraft is being evaluated to determine…

USGS finds widespread natural methane seepage

Aug 27, 2014

Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the US Atlantic margin than previously thought, according to a study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the US Geological Survey, and other institutions. Methane…

NOAA downgrades Atlantic hurricane threat

Aug 11, 2014

Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center raised the likelihood for a below-normal season in last week’s update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. Image…

Hydroid, NOAA sponsor 2014 AUV hydrographic bootcamp

Jul 23, 2014

The AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp will take place 3-8 August 2014 at the University of New Hampshire’s Judd Gregg Marine Science Complex in New Castle, NH. The symposium will focus on developing new methods of AUV operations, data collection…

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