Gulf Of Mexico News


Pemex's Environmental Record Puts Funding in Jeopardy

Dec 27, 2022

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said it has been falling behind in a global race to transition from fossil to renewable energy sources, and that stricter demands from environmentally conscious investors pose a threat. Investors…

Aquadrill, Diamond Offshore in 150-day U.S. GoM Drillship Charter with BP

Dec 16, 2022

Offshore drilling rig owner Aquadrill said Thursday it had extended a charter-hire deal with drilling firm Diamond Offshore for its Vela drillship.The Vela drillship will be provided to an end client in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for a 150-day drilling contract as part of the extension…

CIMC Nets 3-Year Extensions for Jack-up Rig Duo in Mexico

Nov 23, 2022

China-based CIMC’s Asset Management Company has secured three-year contract extensions for two jack-up drilling rigs in Mexico.The rigs, Gulf Driller VI and Gulf Driller VIII , will continue working for the Mexican national oil company Pemex…

Talos Extends Helix Producer I Floater Charter in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 23, 2022

Oil and gas company Talos Energy has extended the contract for the Helix Producer I floating production vessel in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. According to Helix Energy Solutions Group, the vessel owner, the contract has been extended for one year the term…

New Fortress Finalizes Deal to Develop Lakach Gas Project in Mexico Using FLNG

Nov 22, 2022

U.S.-based firm New Fortress Energy Inc. said Tuesday it had finalized agreements with Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex, to develop and operate an integrated upstream and natural gas liquefaction project to develop the Lakach deepwater gas field off Veracruz in Southeastern Mexico…

Pemex Sees Deepwater Lakach Gas Project Boosting Output Significantly

Nov 22, 2022

Mexican state oil company Pemex expects a key offshore natural gas field located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico will add significant output after inking a service contract on Monday, part of a push to grow local output while reducing imports…

Mexico's Pemex Had a Plan to Fix Its Flaring Problem, but Abandoned It

Nov 07, 2022

In late 2016, to avoid racking up fines for burning too much natural gas, Mexico's state oil company Pemex struck a deal with the regulator to invest over $3 billion to fix its flaring problem at its most productive set of oil fields.But five years on…

Woodmac: Offshore CCS Could Give New Lease of Life to U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Nov 03, 2022

Offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in the US Gulf of Mexico could play an influential role in the country's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie said Thursday.According to Woodmac…

Pemex Gets Nod to Develop Once-abandoned Deepwater Gas Field

Nov 01, 2022

Mexico's oil regulator approved on Monday a revamped plan for developing the once-abandoned Lakach deepwater natural gas project, presented by state oil company Pemex, in the first public session chaired by its newly appointed head.The Gulf…

Wintershall Dea Buys Stake in Hokchi Block Offshore Mexico

Oct 25, 2022

German oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has agreed to acquire a 37% non-operated participating interest in the Hokchi Block, offshore Mexico, from Hokchi Energy, a subsidiary of  Pan American Energy.Wintershall Dea will have an option to…

U.S. to Hold Gulf of Mexico Drilling Auction in March 2023

Oct 21, 2022

The Biden administration on Thursday said it would hold a Gulf of Mexico drilling auction in March of next year to satisfy a requirement in the government's new climate change law.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer all of…

Shearwater GeoServices, WesternGeco in Large U.S. Gulf OBN Project

Oct 20, 2022

Shearwater GeoServices said Thursday it had secured a contract for a large US Gulf of Mexico Ocean Bottom program, Engagement 3, the second project award under the recently announced global agreement with WesternGeco.'The contract secures WesternGeco access for follow-on projects…

U.S. Gulf Operator Books Prosafe's Accommodation Rig

Oct 14, 2022

Prosafe has signed a firm contract with an unnamed major oil and gas company to provide accommodation services using the Safe Concordia semi-submersible rig in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The contract has a firm length of 330 days, with options for up to 6 months…

Mexico's Pemex Has No Record of Reporting Methane Leak from Offshore Oil Field

Oct 07, 2022

Pemex did not inform Mexico's environmental regulator of a methane leak from a key offshore oilfield in December, according to the state oil company's response to a freedom of information request, which confirmed an earlier Reuters report that the regulator had no record of the incident…

DOF Subsea Nets U.S. Gulf of Mexico Work

Sep 30, 2022

Subsea services company DOF Subsea said Friday it had won multiple contracts in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  The company has received a contract award for the provision of services to 'a major operator' in the Gulf of Mexico, starting in the fourth quarter of 2022…

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