Gulf Of Mexico News


DeepOcean Bags Post-Lay Trenching Works Offshore Mexico

Jun 05, 2023

Offshore services company DeepOcean has won a contract to provide post-lay trenching works on 30 kilometers of pipeline offshore Mexico. DeepOcean will execute the post-lay trenching works from the M/S Volantis subsea construction vessel, which is equipped DeepOcean’s high powered jet trencher UT-1…

Plans Announced for LNG Export Facility in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Jun 01, 2023

Grand Isle LNG is proposing to build an LNG export facility, thirteen miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, in Plaquemines Parish, promising significant economic benefits to the region.The proposed deepwater port is a platform-based modular design…

Mexican Tycoon Slim Buys Stake in Zama Offshore Oil Field from Talos

May 26, 2023

A unit of Mexico's Grupo Carso, controlled by the family of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, said on Thursday it has purchased a minority stake in Talos Energy Mexico for $124.75 million to obtain a portion of the offshore Zama oil project.The acquisition needs approval of Mexican regulators…

TechnipFMC to Supply Subsea Systems for Shell's U.S. Gulf of Mexico Project

May 26, 2023

Oilfield services company TechnipFMC said Thursday it had secured an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract with the oil giant Shell for its Dover development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. TechnipFMC said the contract was 'significant' in value…

U.S. Coast Guard Saves Three Boaters Stranded on Offshore Oil Platform

May 22, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday it had rescued three boaters from an offshore oil platform after their vessel sank near Freeport, Texas, Sunday.'Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report at approximately 3 a.m. from…

BSEE Warns on Modification of Tools after Offshore Worker Injured

May 17, 2023

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released Safety Alert 463: Adaptation and Modification of Tool Results in Injury.The alert describes how a worker was recently injured while attempting to install a hydraulic line…

Report: US Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Leads on GHG Intensity

May 16, 2023

The US National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has released a study on global oil production emissions that finds that the greenhouse gas intensity of US oil production, particularly in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, is significantly lower than most other regions around the world…

BP Ventures Back into Offshore Oil Frontiers to Boost Output

May 10, 2023

BP is ramping up oil exploration and drilling activity in frontier prospects as the energy giant tries to stem a decline in its oil and gas output after years of focusing on a shift to renewables to cut carbon emissions. The move comes as companies…

Mexico's Pemex Quarterly Profit Nearly Halves as Sales, Revenues Fall

May 04, 2023

Mexican national oil company Pemex said on Wednesday its net profit almost halved in the first quarter to $3.15 billion, as weaker sales outweighed lower costs and currency gains from a stronger peso.In a securities filing, Pemex said profit declined from about $6…

Salamanca Development: LLOG Taps Subsea 7 for GOM Pipeline Work

May 02, 2023

Oil company LLOG Exploration Offshore has awarded a subsea installation contract to Subsea 7 as part of its Salamanca development project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The Salamanca development project includes the Leon and Castile offshore oil fields…

Wintershall Dea Makes Important Discovery Offshore Mexico

Apr 26, 2023

Operator Wintershall Dea and its partners Harbour Energy and Sapura OMV have made a significant oil discovery on the Kan exploration prospect in Block 30, located in the shallow waters of the Cuenca Salina in the Sureste Basin, offshore Mexico…

U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Crew Member from Allseas' Pipelayer in Gulf of Mexico

Apr 24, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday it had evacuated a crew member from motor vessel Solitaire approximately 15 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Coast Guard Eighth District and Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center watchstanders received a report at approximately 10 p…

Saipem's 7th-gen Drillship Santorini Secures Two-year Extension with Eni

Apr 19, 2023

Italian oil company Eni has extended the contract for Saipem's 7th-generation Santorini drillship for two years, starting in August 2023.According to Saipem, the extension is worth approximately 280 million dollars. 'To this amount will be added…

LLOG Taps InterMoor to Fabricate 12 Mooring Piles for Salamanca FPS in the Gulf of Mexico

Apr 18, 2023

Acteon's InterMoor has secured a contract to fabricate 12 mooring piles to support oil firm LLOG in the permanent mooring of the Salamanca Floating Production System in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.LLOG previously awarded the design of the 80’ long and 16’ OD piles…

VIDEO: BP's First New Platform in U.S. Gulf of Mexico Since 2008 Starts Production

Apr 13, 2023

Oil major BP has started oil production at its Argos offshore platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.With a gross production capacity of up to 140,000 barrels of oil per day, Argos is BP’s fifth platform in the Gulf of Mexico and the…

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