Gulf Of Mexico News


Offshore Safety Regulations Must Reflect Sound Engineering Practices And Design, NOIA Says as DOI Proposes Changes to Well Control Rule

Sep 13, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday announced proposed revisions to the 2019 Well Control Rule, 'to ensure offshore oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf are conducted with the utmost safety and oversight standards…

Shell Brings Online U.S. Gulf of Mexico Well, Hess Says

Sep 09, 2022

U.S. oil and gas firm Hess Corp says first oil began flowing last month from a Shell-operated Llano-6 well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a project for which it owns a 50% stake. Hess, best known for its 30% interest in the Exxon Mobil-operated Guyana offshore oil and gas development…

U.S. EPA Revokes Permit for Phillips-Trafigura Bluewater Offshore Terminal

Sep 05, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revoked the pollution control permit of Bluewater Texas Terminal, according to a letter sent by the EPA to the offshore oil terminal, following objections from environmental groups.The terminal, jointly…

Scientists Detect Second 'Vast' Methane Leak at Pemex Offshore Oil Field in Mexico

Sep 05, 2022

Satellites recorded another large methane leak at an offshore platform belonging to Mexico's Pemex in August, according to exclusive data shared with Reuters, even as pressure mounts on the state oil company to reduce these emissions. Three…

Normal Atlantic Hurricane Activity Forecast over Next Two Weeks

Sep 02, 2022

There will likely be normal levels of tropical storm activity over the next two weeks as the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season hits its peak, forecasters at Colorado State University said on Thursday.An upper-level trough in the atmosphere is…

Inpex Exits Lucius, Hadrian North Fields in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Sep 02, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company Inpex has transferred its entire stakes in two U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore oilfields to project partners.The company has transferred its 10.1% stake in the Lucius Field located in the US Gulf of Mexico’s Keathley Canyon blocks 874…

Valaris Nets $149M Worth of Offshore Drilling Contracts

Sep 01, 2022

Offshore drilling company Valaris said Thursday it had secured new drilling rig contracts and contract extensions, worth $149 million in total. The contract backlog excludes lump sum payments such as mobilization fees and capital reimbursements…

Aquadrill Nets Further Work for Vela Drillship in U.S. GoM

Sep 01, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Aquadrill has extended a charter hire agreement with Diamond Offshore Drilling to provide its Vela drillship for operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for a drilling contract with a minimum duration of 225 days.Aquadrill…

Danos Nets 3-year Deal with Eni in Gulf of Mexico

Aug 31, 2022

Oilfield services company Danos has won a contract with Italian oil and gas company Eni to support brownfield repairs and routine maintenance to its Gulf of Mexico platforms. The three-year contract will utilize Danos’ fabrication, construction…

Report: Shell's Vito Offshore Field to Start Production in Early 2023

Aug 31, 2022

Shell's Vito deepwater oilfield in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico will start production in early 2023, partner Equinor said on Wednesday.'It is in the early stages of being installed with the intent of first production (in) early 2023,' Chris Golden…

Helix Energy Solutions Acquires MP GOM's Gulf of Mexico Block Stake

Aug 30, 2022

Helix Energy Solutions Group has acquired from MP Gulf of Mexico, LLC (“MP GOM”), a joint venture controlled by Murphy Exploration & Production Company – USA, all of MP GOM’s 62.5% interest in Mississippi Canyon Block 734, comprised of three wells and related subsea infrastructure…

Bulk Carrier Hit Offshore Platform Due to Charting Error, Poor Bridge Resource Management, NTSB Finds

Aug 26, 2022

On January 7, 2021, the dry bulk carrier Ocean Princess struck the uncrewed/out-of-service oil and gas production platform SP-83A while operating 24 miles south of Pilottown, Louisiana. Now, some 19 months later,  the National Transportation…

Boosted by Eni, Mexico's Newest Crude Finds Its Way to U.S. Refiners

Aug 26, 2022

Exports of Mexico's newest crude are ramping up under Italy's Eni as U.S. refiners find it an apt replacement for banned Russian oil and one that complements domestic grades. The shipments, which started in April according to Refinitiv Eikon data…

Gate Energy to Help LLOG Bring Online Salamanca FPS

Aug 23, 2022

Houston-based engineering, commissioning, and field services firm Gate Energy has won a commissioning management and execution contract for LLOG's Salamanca development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The scope of this work includes pre-commissioning…

US Court Vacates Decision to Block Federal Oil, Gas Leasing Pause

Aug 18, 2022

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday vacated a lower court's decision to block the Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal land and waters - a key piece of the president's climate change strategy - and sent the case back to that court for further proceedings…

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