Gulf Of Mexico News


BSEE: Multiple Factors Behind 2020 Gulf of Mexico Platform Fatality

Jan 19, 2022

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released an investigation report into an incident that saw a rigger fall to his death through the grating aboard Fieldwood Energy's oil platform offshore Louisiana in May 2020.The incident happened aboard Ewing Bank…

Delfin Plans Louisiana Floating LNG FID in 2022

Jan 19, 2022

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Delfin LNG said it plans to make a final investment decision (FID) to go forward with its Gulf of Mexico floating LNG export project off Louisiana in 2022.'This is the best macro-environment that the LNG business has ever seen…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: 'Encouraging Result' at Winterfell-2 Offshore Well

Jan 18, 2022

The drilling of Beacon Offshore Energy's Winterfell-2 appraisal well on Block 943 in the Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has been completed with the well showing encouraging results, Kosmos Energy, a partner in the project said Tuesday…

BOEM Preparing Draft EA for Future Offshore Wind Operations in Gulf of Mexico

Jan 14, 2022

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has this week said it is preparing a draft environmental assessment (EA) to consider the impacts of potential offshore wind leasing in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.The area that will…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Offers Tremendous Advantages for CCUS, But Regulatory Support Required, NOIA Says

Jan 12, 2022

The U.S. National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) on Wednesday released the policy paper, Carbon Capture, Use, & Storage: An Economic, Employment, & Climate Opportunity for the U.S Offshore Region, where it says that while the U.S. Gulf…

W&T Offshore to Buy Shallow Water GoM Oil Fields for $47M

Jan 10, 2022

U.S. Gulf of Mexico-focused oil and gas company W&T Offshore has agreed to buy working interests in and operatorship of oil and gas producing properties in Federal shallow waters in the central region of the Gulf of Mexico from privately-held…

Sembcorp Marine Delivers Vito Floater to Shell

Jan 06, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine said Thursday it had completed the construction of the Vito floating production facility, bound for deployment in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for Shell.The integration of Vito’s topside structure with its hull was executed by a pair of goliath cranes with 30…

Taylor Energy, U.S. Feds Reach $475M Settlement in Longest-running Offshore Oil Spill

Dec 23, 2021

Oil company Taylor Energy Co LLC agreed to transfer a $432 million cleanup trust account to the U.S. government and pay an additional $43 million to resolve a lawsuit over its role in the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history under a proposed deal filed in New Orleans federal court on Wednesday…

Reach Subsea Bags U.S. Gulf of Mexico Work

Dec 13, 2021

Norwegian subsea services company Reach Subsea said Monday it had secured a contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for end of 2021 and 2022 execution, representing about 230 project days.The project, with an unnamed client, involves the support…

Shell Makes 'Material' Deepwater Oil Discovery in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Dec 10, 2021

Oil major Shell has this week announced 'a material' discovery at the Blacktip North prospect in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, ~220 miles SSE of Houston. Blacktip North is located in OCS block Alaminos Canyon (AC) 336, approximately 4.5 miles northeast of the recently appraised Blacktip discovery…

U.S. Crude Output in September Fell 3.5% after Ida Hit Offshore Platforms

Dec 01, 2021

U.S. crude oil production fell 3.5% in September after Hurricane Ida temporarily halted most crude production in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday.Crude output dropped 380…

U.S. Oil Drilling Review Proposes Higher Fees, Development Curbs

Nov 29, 2021

The Biden administration proposed a slew of changes on Friday to the nation's federal oil and gas leasing program, including hiking fees on drilling companies and limiting their access to sensitive wildlife and cultural zones.The recommendations…

U.S. Interior Department Set to Release Federal Oil Leasing Review

Nov 26, 2021

The U.S. Interior Department will release a long-awaited report reviewing the environmental costs and economic benefits of the nation's federal oil and gas leasing program as early as Friday, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters…

U.S. Energy Secretary: Firms Making Huge Profits, Should Increase Oil Supply

Nov 24, 2021

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday urged U.S. energy companies to increase oil supply amid 'enormous profits' as President Joe Biden seeks to bring down the price of gasoline for American families.Granholm said the oil and gas…

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