Gulf Of Mexico News


Prosafe's Safe Concordia Flotel Starts 330-Day Contract in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Aug 10, 2023

Offshore accommodation rig provider Prosafe said Thursday that its Safe Concordia semi-submersible flotel had started a 330-day contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The contract is with 'a major operator' in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and it started on August 9…

Pemex Downplays Impact of Offshore Oil Spill

Jul 27, 2023

The chief executive officer of Mexican state energy oil Pemex on Wednesday sought to downplay an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico this month, saying it was quickly fixed and less serious than academics had calculated.Pemex has been under intense…

Hess Makes Oil Discovery in U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Eyes Tubular Bells Tie-back

Jul 26, 2023

U.S.-based oil company Hess said Wednesday it had made an oil discovery at the Pickerel-1 exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The well is located in Mississippi Canyon Block 727, where Hess holds a 100% stake.The well encountered approximately 90 feet of net pay in high quality…

Danos Wins Multi-Asset Project with BP in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 25, 2023

US-based oilfield services provider Danos has recently won a contract to perform work across BP’s five assets in the Gulf of Mexico.The three-year agreement includes planning and estimating, fabrication, installation, and maintenance and repair…

US Announces First Offshore Wind Rights Sale in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 20, 2023

The United States announced the first offshore wind power development rights sale in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, which President Joe Biden will discuss during a trip to highlight the administration's efforts to boost renewable energy.In February…

Transocean Scores $518M Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 18, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has secured a 1,080-day contract for one of its high-specification seventh-generation, ultra-deepwater drillships in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Mexico. The contract will contribute approximately $518 million in backlog…

Over 75% of Oil and Gas Production in US Gulf of Mexico Has Lower GHG Intensity than Average, Reports S&P Global

Jul 13, 2023

According to a new S&P Global Commodity Insights report, more than three-fourths of all oil and gas production in the United States Gulf of Mexico has a lower greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity than the basin-wide average. GHG intensity from shallow…

Biden Admin Urged to Stop 'fast-tracking' Gulf Oil and Gas Reviews

Jul 13, 2023

Six environmental groups on Wednesday asked the Biden administration to end the 'routine fast-tracking' of offshore oil and gas projects in the Gulf of Mexico, which they claim undermines environmental protections and safety.Earthjustice, the Sierra Club…

Mexico's Pemex to Lose Some 100,000 bpd of Crude this Month after Deadly Platform Fire

Jul 12, 2023

Mexico's state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos will see its crude output reduced by some 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) until the beginning of August after a massive fire on Friday at an offshore platform, a top company source said.The reduced production implies that…

Carnelian Backs Alta Mar Energy's Offshore Oil & Gas Ventures in the Gulf of Mexico

Jul 11, 2023

Alta Mar Energy, an upstream company focused on non-operated oil and gas investments in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, on Tuesday announced the closing of an equity commitment from investment funds managed by Carnelian Energy Capital Management, L…

Pemex Estimates Deadly Platform Fire Shut in 700,000 Barrels of Oil

Jul 10, 2023

Mexican oil company Pemex estimates that a deadly fire on a major offshore platform off the southern edge of the Gulf of Mexico has led to the loss of 700,000 barrels of crude oil production so far, while one person remains missing, the CEO of the state company…

VIDEO: Two Dead, One Missing after Fire Tears through Pemex Offshore Oil Platform

Jul 08, 2023

Two workers died and another remained missing after a raging fire broke out early on Friday morning at an offshore platform run by Mexican state oil company Pemex just off the southern edge of the Gulf of Mexico.In posts on Twitter, Pemex said…

Fire Breaks Out at Pemex Offshore Platform at Cantarell Complex - Source

Jul 07, 2023

A fire broke out early Friday morning at the Nohoch-A offshore platform run by Mexican state oil company Pemex at the Cantarell complex, a source at the company said.Pemex has sent four vessels to extinguish the fire and is preparing to receive potentially injured workers at a nearby hospital…

Third Coast Acquires Stake in Shell-operated U.S. Gulf of Mexico Offshore Platform

Jul 06, 2023

Houston-based Third Coast Super Holdings has acquired an indirect 26.5% non-operated interest in the Perdido offshore platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI, L.P., a private equity fund managed by ArcLight Capital Partners…

'Major Operator' Chooses Expro's System for Deepwater Project in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 05, 2023

Energy services firm Expro said Wednesday it had secured a contract with an unnamed 'major operator' for the first deployment of its single shear and seal high-debris 15K ball valve assembly.The multi-functional single shear and seal mechanism…

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