Gulf Of Mexico News


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…

South Korean Shipbuilder to Build Floating Production Platform for Mexican Offshore Project

Jul 03, 2023

South Korea’s HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. said Monday in a stock exchange announcement that it had received a contract to build a floating production unit for a client in Mexico.The contract, awarded by an oil developer in Mexico, is worth 1…

VIDEO: U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Offshore Oil Platform Crewmember

Jun 12, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard  said Sunday it had medevaced an oil platform crewmember 23 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Saturday.Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 4:19 a.m. of a 33-year-old crewmember…

Island Offshore Bags Offshore Mooring Work in Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Mexico

Jun 09, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Island Offshore has recently secured work for its Island Victory vessel, which will install a mooring spread for an FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) for an undisclosed client. The contract kicks in the autumn of 2023 and has a duration of  90-120 days…

Enterprise Products Partners' Offshore Oil Export Terminal to Open by Early 2027

Jun 09, 2023

Enterprise Products Partners' Sea Port crude oil export terminal off the coast of Texas could begin operations between the second half of 2026 and early 2027, the pipeline operator's co-CEO said on Thursday. The terminal, planned for about 30 miles (48 km) off the coast of Texas…

TGS, SLB in U.S. Gulf of Mexico OBN Survey

Jun 08, 2023

Norway-based seismic data firm TGS in a strategic collaboration with oilfield services firm SLB on Thursday announced the start of the Engagement 4 Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) multi-client acquisition in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.According to TGS…

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