Gulf Of Mexico News


Na Kika Tie-back: BP Starts Production from Herschel Expansion in Gulf of Mexico

Feb 22, 2022

Oil major BP has started up production from its Herschel Expansion project in the Gulf of Mexico, in what is the first of four major projects scheduled to be delivered by BP globally in 2022.The first phase of the Herschel Expansion project…

DeepOcean Charters Hornbeck Offshore's 'HOS Warland' for Gulf of Mexico Ops

Feb 16, 2022

Subsea services company DeepOcean has chartered Hornbeck Offshore's HOS Warland multi-purpose service vessel supporting the US Gulf of Mexico operations.'The HOS Warland will extend DeepOcean’s capabilities in the larger construction end of…

Non-binding Phase Starts for Petrobras U.S. Gulf of Mexico Asset Sale

Feb 16, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has started the non-binding phase regarding the sale of its assets in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Petrobras is selling its entire 20% stake held in the company MP Gulf of Mexico, LLC. (MPGoM), located in Texas, USA…

TotalEnergies Withdraws from North Platte Deepwater Project in Gulf of Mexico

Feb 10, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies said Thursday it wouldn't sanction the North Platte deepwater project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and that it would withdraw from it. Equinor said it was disappointed with the decision, but that it would move forward with the development…

BSEE Inspects Murphy Oil’s New King’s Quay Platform Ahead of First Oil

Feb 07, 2022

U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspectors and engineers last week carried out an offshore regulatory pre-production inspection of Murphy Oil’s King’s Quay floating production system (FPS) platform. The facility, a semi-submersible FPS…

Shell Orders EDR's Drilling Tech for Gulf of Mexico Operations

Feb 07, 2022

Norwegian offshore drilling technology company Enhanced Drilling (EDR) has recently received an order from Shell to supply a second EC-Drill Controlled Mud Level (CML) system to be used in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) system…

W&T Offshore Completes Acquisition of Shallow Water GoM Oil Fields

Feb 02, 2022

W&T Offshore has completed the acquisition of shallow-water U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields from ANKOR E&P Holdings Corporation and KOA Energy LP, ahead of schedule.The oil firm has bought oil and gas producing properties in Federal shallow…

Chevron Reviewing Court Decision that Blocked Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

Jan 31, 2022

Chevron Corp is reviewing a federal judge decision that invalidated the results of an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico [last] Thursday, saying the Biden administration failed to properly account for the auction's climate change impact…

Report: Red Willow Offshore Offering Stakes in Six U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oilfields

Jan 31, 2022

Red Willow Offshore LLC, a closely-held U.S. oil and gas producer, is marketing its interest in six non-operated U.S. Gulf of Mexico oilfields that it has valued at over $130 million, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday…

U.S. Judge Annuls Gulf of Mexico Oil Auction Over Climate Impact

Jan 28, 2022

A federal judge invalidated the results of an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday saying the Biden administration failed to properly account for the auction's climate change impact.The decision has cast uncertainty over the future of the U…

Subsea 7 Scores 'Substantial' Contract at Shenandoah Field in U.S. Gulf

Jan 26, 2022

Offshore oil and gas installation services company Subsea 7 said Wednesday it had scored a contract for subsea installation services related to Beacon Offshore Energy’s Shenandoah Development, located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in water depths up to 6…

Appeals Court Revives BP’s Fight Over Deepwater Cleanup Workers’ Claims

Jan 20, 2022

A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived a fight between BP, two contractors, and an insurance company over who should pay for thousands of personal injury claims brought by cleanup workers after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire in 2010…

BSEE: Multiple Factors Behind 2020 Gulf of Mexico Platform Fatality

Jan 19, 2022

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released an investigation report into an incident that saw a rigger fall to his death through the grating aboard Fieldwood Energy's oil platform offshore Louisiana in May 2020.The incident happened aboard Ewing Bank…

Delfin Plans Louisiana Floating LNG FID in 2022

Jan 19, 2022

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Delfin LNG said it plans to make a final investment decision (FID) to go forward with its Gulf of Mexico floating LNG export project off Louisiana in 2022.'This is the best macro-environment that the LNG business has ever seen…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: 'Encouraging Result' at Winterfell-2 Offshore Well

Jan 18, 2022

The drilling of Beacon Offshore Energy's Winterfell-2 appraisal well on Block 943 in the Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has been completed with the well showing encouraging results, Kosmos Energy, a partner in the project said Tuesday…

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