Gulf Of Mexico News

BOEM Announces New GoM Lease Sale

Oct 07, 2019

The US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to offer about 78 million acres in a region-wide Gulf of Mexico lease sale scheduled for March 2020.Lease Sale 254, which would include all unleased areas in…

Otto Takes Control of Gulf of Mexico License

May 09, 2019

Otto Energy now owns 100% interest in the VR 232 license in the shallow water US Gulf of Mexico after acquiring the remaining 50% working interest Byron Energy.VR 232 is adjacent to Otto’s 50% owned South Marsh Island Block 71 oil field and production platform…

Talos Spuds Bulleit in US Gulf of Mexico

May 07, 2019

Talos Energy has started drilling the Bulleit appraisal well in Green Canyon Block 21 in the US Gulf of Mexico, says partner Otto Energy. The well is being drilled from the Noble Don Taylor drillship. The Bulleit prospect sits in approximately 1…

Repsol, LLOG to Partner on Deepwater US Gulf Developments

May 01, 2019

The U.S.-based exploration and production company LLOG Exploration Offshore and  Spanish oil company Repsol announced the signing of an Asset Exchange and Joint Participation Agreement in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.The agreement provides for…

Danos Wins Shell Contract

Nov 05, 2018

Oilfield services provider Danos announced Monday that Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has awarded a contract to for the coatings maintenance campaign for the Ursa tension leg platform (TLP).…

Subsea 7, OneSubsea Bag Gulf of Mexico Contract

Oct 03, 2018

Offshore oil services firm Subsea 7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Fieldwood Energy to Subsea Integration Alliance, a global partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company.The award is for the deepwater…

Stone hits pay at Mt. Providence

Jan 10, 2018

US-based Stone Energy hit oil at its 100%-owned Mt. Providence development well in Mississippi Canyon block 28, in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The Mt. Providence well (also known as MC 28 #4) hit approximately 153ft of high quality…

Collaborative contracting

Jan 10, 2018

Audrey Leon looks at how BP’s new approach to working with its suppliers have led to quicker project start-up (First published in OE January 2018, view the full issue here). The Juniper platform offshore Trinidad and Tobago…

Florida cut from future offshore drilling

Jan 10, 2018

Just days after announcing the US would make 90% of the country's Outer Continental Self (OCS) open to future oil and gas lease sales, US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said he would take Florida off the table after the state's governor…

ArcLight acquires 26.5% in Shell's Perdido

Jan 09, 2018

A Boston-based private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners has acquired a 26.5% non-operated stake in Shell's Perdido Regional Host from BP. The Perdido Regional Host spar platform is the only deepwater production facility serving the Gulf of Mexico’s Perdido Foldbelt Trend…

Israel's Delek to explore US GoM

Jan 08, 2018

Israel's Delek Group is setting the firm's exploration sights on US offshore, particularly in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The firm announced a strategic partnership with GulfSlope Energy and Texas South Energy. The companies say that Delek subsidiary…

Cantium picks OPEX predictive tech for US GoM

Jan 08, 2018

An Aberdeen-based predictive technology firm Operational Excellence (OPEX) Group has signed a five-year master service agreement (MSA) with US Gulf of Mexico operator Cantium. It's the first international agreement for the firm, which…

BSEE issues gas release hazards guidance

Jan 05, 2018

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has issued a safety alert regarding gas release hazards, following a compliance and incident data review that turned up 31 incidents by 14 operators in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo from BSEE…

Zinke to open 90% of US offshore to exploration

Jan 04, 2018

US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke unveiled a draft proposed program (DPP) for offshore oil and gas leasing for 2019-2024 will make available over 90% of US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) acreage, and more than 98% of undiscovered, technically…

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