Gulf Of Mexico News


Chevron Books Floatel Rig for Anchor Field Services

Jun 08, 2021

U.S. oil major Chevron has hired Floatel International's offshore accommodation rig for services at its Anchor field development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Floatel said Tuesday that it would deploy its Floatel Triumph rig for the job. It did not share the financial details…

Talos Energy, Storegga JV Eyes Gulf of Mexico Carbon Capture Opportunities

Jun 08, 2021

Gulf of Mexico focused oil company Talos Energy and European carbon capture and storage firm Storegga have formed an exclusive joint venture to source, evaluate, and develop carbon capture and storage ('CCS') project opportunities on the United States Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico…

Talos Energy Says Gulf of Mexico Well Successful

Jun 04, 2021

U.S. oil company Talos Energy on Thursday said its drilling operation at the Gulf of Mexico Tornado 3 well was a success.The company said its Tornado 3 sidetrack well ('Tornado Attic' well) successfully discovered pay in-line with pre-drill expectations…

Oil Firms Challenge Fieldwood's Reorganization Plan

Jun 04, 2021

Several oil companies are challenging Fieldwood Energy’s proposed reorganization plan, saying it does not appropriately address its environmental obligations.The oil companies, which include Shell Offshore, BP Exploration & Production, ConocoPhillips Company and Marathon Oil Company…

PHOTO: Heerema's Balder Vessel Removes Morpeth Platform in Gulf of Mexico

May 31, 2021

Heerema Marine Contractors' deepwater construction vessel Balder has recently completed the offshore removal of the Morpeth Tension-leg Platform (TLP) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for client Eni.The Morpeth Tension-leg Platform had reached a 20…

Magseis Fairfield's 100th OBN Survey is Also 'First Ever' Carbon Neutral Seismic Survey

May 28, 2021

Norway-based ocean bottom node seismic surveyor Magseis Fairfield said Friday it had completed the acquisition of its 100th OBN survey, and with that announcement also shared what it was doing to become a carbon-neutral company, and what it…

BSEE Investigating Fatal Incident on GoM Platform

May 26, 2021

The U.S. offshore safety regulator BSEE has formed a panel to investigate a fatal incident that happened earlier this month at a Fieldwood Energy-operated oil platform, in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana.As previously reported, an offshore worker died on Saturday…

BHP Sells Its Stake in the GoM Neptune Field to EnVen

May 21, 2021

Australia's BHP announced on Friday that it will divest its 35% stake in the Neptune field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to Houston-based EnVen Energy Corp. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BHP has operated the Neptune field for the last 10 years…

Talos Best Positioned to Lead Zama Field Development, CEO Says

May 21, 2021

U.S.-based oil company Talos Energy, working on a unitization agreement for the giant Zama offshore oil discovery in Mexico with the Mexican oil company Pemex, hopes the final solution will see the company lead the development of the field as the operator…

W&T Offshore Books Valaris Jack-Up Rig for Gulf of Mexico Drilling Project

May 20, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has secured a contract for one of its jack-up rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Valaris, which on April 30, 2021 completed its financial restructuring and emerged from chapter 11, said Wednesday that the jack-up…

Salvors Remove Diesel Fuel from Capsized Liftboat Seacor Power

May 19, 2021

Salvage crews have removed all diesel fuel from the tanks of capsized liftboat Seacor Power in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.Salvors removed approximately 20,363 gallons of diesel fuel from the overturned vessel using the hot tapping method…

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Fatal Seacor Power Capsizing

May 18, 2021

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday published a preliminary report as part of its ongoing investigation into the fatal capsizing of the liftboat Seacor Power last month near Port Fourchon, La.There were 19 people on board when the U…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Worker Dies in Incident Aboard Fieldwood's Platform

May 17, 2021

An offshore worker died on Saturday in an accident aboard Fieldwood Energy's U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platform, offshore Louisiana.'We are deeply saddened to confirm that on May 15, 2021, a fatal incident occurred involving a contractor at the…

BHP Selects McDermott for Trion Floater FEED

May 11, 2021

McDermott, an offshore engineering and construction firm, has been chosen by Australia's BHP Billiton, in collaboration with Mexico's Pemex, to provide Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of a Semi-submersible Floating Production Unit (FPU) for the Trion field development offshore Mexico…

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