Gulf Of Mexico News


U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale Set for March

Feb 24, 2023

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said Friday that it would hold an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico in March 2023.The Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 259 will offer approximately 13,600 blocks on 73.3 million acres in the Western…

U.S. Gov't Proposes First-ever Offshore Wind Lease Sale in Gulf of Mexico

Feb 22, 2023

The U.S. administration on Wednesday proposed the first-ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, as part of the government's plan to spur offshore wind deployment beyond the East Coast.The proposed sale is part of the leasing path announced…

Williams Strikes Oil and Gas Gathering Deals with Oil Major Chevron

Feb 17, 2023

Natural gas processing and transportation firm Williams Cos Inc said on Friday it executed deals with oil major Chevron Corp's unit to support natural gas development in the Haynesville basin as well as the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Williams…

100,000 barrels per day: Shell Starts Production from Vito Offshore Platform in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Feb 16, 2023

Oil major Shell has started production from its Vito offshore platform in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM). 'With an estimated peak production of 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, Vito is the company's first deep-water platform in the GoM to employ a simplified…

Talos Energy Completes EnVen Acquisition

Feb 13, 2023

Talos Energy Inc., a U.S.-based offshore oil and gas producer, has completed its previously announced acquisition of EnVen Energy Corporation ('EnVen'). Talos, which owns oilfields in both the U.S. side and the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico…

Louisiana Slams EPA over Lack of Urgency on Carbon Reduction Project Approvals

Feb 13, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving too slowly to allow states to permit and oversee carbon-reduction projects, according to Louisiana's governor, slowing millions of dollars in investments designed to tackle greenhouse gas reduction…

Stena Drilling Drillship Secures More Work with BP

Feb 07, 2023

Oil major BP has awarded a contract extension to Stena Drilling for the use of the Stena IceMAX drillship. Stena Drilling said Tuesday that, under the extension, the rig would move to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, in direct continuation of the initial one-well…

TGS in U.S. Gulf of Mexico 4D OBN Survey

Feb 06, 2023

Norwegian offshore seismic data acquisition and processing firm TGS said Monday it had signed a memorandum of understanding to carry out a proprietary 4D OBN survey in Walker Ridge canyon in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The survey is planned to start in the third quarter of 2023…

Mexican Energy Firms Lag Methane Emission Rules, Investigators say

Jan 27, 2023

Mexican oil and gas companies, including state giant Pemex, are lagging behind on their obligations to identify, report and mitigate methane emissions from their installations, an investigation by a group of non-profits found.Methane, a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere…

EDG Wins Topside Modification Contract for Talos Energy's Ram Powell Platform

Jan 25, 2023

Louisiana-based firm EDG has recently won a topside modification contract from Talos Energy for the Ram Powell platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to accommodate the Venice and Lime Rock subsea tiebacks.EDG, which says it has executed  more than 25 subsea tiebacks over the years…

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Offshore Platform Helicopter Crash

Jan 17, 2023

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the December 29, 2022, fatal helicopter crash near a Gulf of Mexico oil platform. One pilot and three passengers died in the incident.'On December 29, 2022, about 0834 central standard time…

Valaris Bags Drilling Contracts in Brazil, U.S. GoM, and UK North Sea

Jan 13, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Friday it had recently secured contracts and extensions for its offshore drilling rigs in Brazil, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and the UK North Sea.In Brazil, French oil company TotalEnergies exercised an extension option for the VALARIS DS-15 drillship…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Laborde Marine Expands Offshore Vessel Fleet

Jan 12, 2023

New Orleans-based Laborde Marine said Thursday it had acquired two 240-foot (73.15m) deepwater DP-2 offshore supply vessels from L&M Botruc Rental, Inc. and has expanded its fleet of managed vessels. The company said that SOLAS-certified Shelley…

Talos Makes Two Deepwater Discoveries Near Ram Powell Platform in Gulf of Mexico

Jan 04, 2023

U.S. oil firm Talos Energy said Tuesday that its two deepwater wells in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had discovered commercial quantities of oil and gas during drilling operations in the fourth quarter of 2022. Talos holds a 60% working interest in the two deepwater discoveries…

Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Four Missing from Helicopter that Crashed Near Gulf of Mexico Platform

Dec 30, 2022

The Coast Guard called off its search for four passengers onboard a downed helicopter about 10 miles off the coast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.At around 8:40 a.m., Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders got a call from…

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