Gulf Of Mexico News

Petrobras Launches Binding Phase for Sale of Its U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Field Interests

Apr 19, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has launched the binding phase for the sale of its 20% in the company MP Gulf of Mexico, LLC. (MPGoM), which owns offshore fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Petrobras first announced its intention to exit the joint venture in October 2021…

Deepwater: First Oil Starts Flowing from King’s Quay Floating Production System, Murphy Oil Says

Apr 12, 2022

U.S. oil firm Murphy Oil Corporation has started oil production from the Khaleesi, Mormont, and Samurai field development project in the deepwater section of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Production has started flowing this month from the Murphy-operated King’s Quay floating production system…

Accuweather Sees Two to Four Hurricanes Hitting U.S. Gulf of Mexico in 2022

Apr 06, 2022

Privately-held Accuweather Inc forecasts 2022 will be the seventh straight above-average Atlantic hurricane season seeing the formation of between three and five major hurricanes with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour (178 kph)…

W&T Offshore In Bolt-on Purchase of Producing Assets in Shallow-water Gulf of Mexico

Apr 05, 2022

U.S. oil company W&T Offshore said Tuesday it had acquired the remaining working interests in the oil and gas producing properties in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico bought earlier this year from an undisclosed private seller.The assets are located…

Helix in Multi-year Well Intervention Deal with Shell in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Apr 01, 2022

Helix Energy Solutions Group, a U.S. offshore oil, and gas well services company, has signed a multi-year deal with Shell to provide Well Intervention services in the Gulf of Mexico.Under the contract Helix will provide either the Q4000 or Q5000 riser-based semi-submersible well intervention vessel…

New Fortress Energy Plans to Build Offshore LNG Export Project in Louisiana by Q1 2023

Apr 01, 2022

U.S. energy company New Fortress Energy Inc said on Thursday it filed with federal regulators to build an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project off Louisiana that could enter service as soon as the first quarter of 2023.That is…

Shell Starts Production from 20,000 boe/d PowerNap Field in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Mar 29, 2022

Shell has brought online its PowerNap project, a subsea development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with an expected production of 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). PowerNap is a tie-back to the Shell-operated Olympus tension leg platform (TLP) in the prolific Mars Corridor…

Talos Disappointed as Pemex Gets to Run Development of Giant Zama Offshore Oil Discovery

Mar 28, 2022

Mexican authorities have decided that Mexico's national oil company Pemex will become the operator of the giant Zama offshore field development, despite the fact that the discovery was made by the U.S. oil company Talos Energy back in 2017.Talos…

Update: Valaris Drillship Collides with Bulk Carrier in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Mar 14, 2022

A Valaris drillship hit the Akti bulk carrier ship on Saturday, after breaking free its moorings near the VT Halter Shipyards and Chevron docks in Pascagoula,  Mississippi. At around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders…

W&T Offshore Promotes Gulf of Mexico Head to COO

Mar 14, 2022

U.S. Gulf of Mexico focused oil and gas W&T Offshore on Monday announced the promotion of William J. Williford to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.Tracy W. Krohn, W&T’s Chairman and CEO, stated, “William has been important…

BHP Books Aquadrill's Vela Drillship for Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Mar 08, 2022

Australia-based BHP has booked Aquadrill's Vela drillship for a drilling operation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The rig, managed by Seadrill, is currently in the Gulf of Mexico, on a contract with Equinor until May. After the expiration of the contract…

PGS' Ramform Titan Seismic Vessel Makes First Ever U.S. Port Call

Mar 07, 2022

The Norwegian seismic survey company PGS' seismic vessel Ramform Titan recently entered Galveston, Texas, marking the first-ever visit of a Titan-class vessel to a U.S. port. The PGS vessel is mobilizing for a 4D survey in the Gulf of Mexico…

Coast Guard Medevacs Oil Worker from Platform Off Louisiana

Feb 28, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an oil platform worker last Thursday near Breton Sound, Louisiana.Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at approximately 6:25 p.m. from the oil platform Breton Sound 21 of a  worker sustaining serious injuries to the arm…

Lukoil Wraps Buy of 50% Stake in Shallow Water Area 4 Offshore Mexico

Feb 25, 2022

Russian oil company Lukoil said Friday it had completed the acquisition of the 50% operator interest in the Area 4 project in Mexico through the acquisition of the operator's holding company. The proposed acquisition was first announced in July 2021…

Eni Starts Oil Production from Miamte FPSO Offshore Mexico

Feb 24, 2022

Italian oil company Eni has started oil production via the Miamte FPSO at the Miztón field, offshore Mexico The field sits in Area 1 in the Gulf of Mexico, about 10 kilometers offshore the Tabasco coast.  Upon its arrival in Mexico in January 2022…

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