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Oil Perks Up as Red Sea Tensions Spark Investor Jitters

Dec 20, 2023

Global oil benchmark Brent topped $80 a barrel on Wednesday amid jitters over global trade disruption and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East following attacks on ships by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi forces in the Red Sea.Brent crude futures LCOc1 rose 89 cents…

US to Hold Gulf of Mexico Oil Auction After String of Delays

Dec 20, 2023

The Biden administration on Wednesday will hold an auction of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico following several delays due to litigation over the drilling industry's impact on an endangered species of whale.The sale will likely be the…

Shell Makes FID for Sparta Development in Gulf of Mexico

Dec 20, 2023

Shell Offshore, a U.S. subsidiary of Shell, has reached the Final Investment Decision (FID) for Sparta, a deepwater development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Owned by Shell Offshore (51% operator) and Equinor Gulf of Mexico (49%), Sparta is expected to reach a peak production of approximately 90…

NTSB Recommends Pipeline Operators Implement Safety Management Systems

Dec 19, 2023

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is recommending new notification alarms and procedures for potential incursions on pipelines and a change to an anchorage off the California coast following a crude oil release in 2021 caused by ship anchors damaging an underwater pipeline…

TGS Secures OBN Data Acquisition Job in the Gulf of Mexico

Dec 18, 2023

Offshore seismic data firm TGS has been awarded an Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) data acquisition contract in the Gulf of Mexico.The project's acquisition will start in the first quarter of 2024.The contract will cover two-month proprietary OBN data acquisition work…

Shell Takes 100% Working Interest in GoM Kaikias Field

Dec 14, 2023

Supermajor Shell reports it now has 100% working interest in the Kaikias field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after acquiring a 20% stake from Mitsui's MOEX North America.The field Kaikias, located in the prolific Mars-Ursa basin, approximately 130 miles from the Louisiana coast…

Port of Long Beach Seeks Input for Pier Wind Terminal Project

Dec 13, 2023

California's Port of Long Beach is hosting two events to provide information about and gather input for the upcoming environmental review for Pier Wind, a proposed 400-acre terminal designed to facilitate the assembly and deployment of offshore wind turbines…

US Proposes Offshore Wind Auction for Central Atlantic Areas Next Year

Dec 11, 2023

The Biden administration on Monday announced a plan to sell offshore wind development rights for two areas off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia next year.The proposed sale by auction is the latest effort by President Joe Biden's…

GATE Energy Awarded Woodside Trion FPU Commissioning

Dec 08, 2023

GATE Energy announced it has been awarded the commissioning contract for the Woodside Trion Floating Production Unit (FPU) project by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI). GATE's scope includes pre-commissioning and commissioning planning and execution at HHI's fabrication yard in Ulsan…

FTC Seeks Additional Data on Chevron-Hess Deal

Dec 08, 2023

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sent a second request to Chevron and Hess, seeking additional information and documentary materials related to their pending merger, the companies said on Friday.(Reuters Reporting by Sourasis Bose)

US Gives Final Nod to Rhode Island's $1.5 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 07, 2023

The U.S Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council on Thursday approved the construction of a $1.5 billion offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island.The project, Revolution Wind, is run by Danish company Orsted and U.S.-based Eversource…

Talos Sees 'Immaterial' Impact in Q4 from Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Dec 07, 2023

U.S. oil and gas producer Talos Energy said on Thursday it expects the impact related to the Main Pass Oil Gathering pipeline shut-in following an oil spill to be immaterial to its fourth-quarter results.The oil spill was first observed on Nov…

Canada Unveils Cap and Trade System for Oil and Gas Emissions

Dec 07, 2023

Canada on Thursday unveiled a plan to limit emissions from the oil and gas sector using a cap and trade system starting in 2026, a step toward fulfilling a government pledge to cut emissions in the country's most polluting sector.Under the proposal…

Orsted South Fork Wind Farm Delivers First Power to NY Electric Grid

Dec 06, 2023

Danish energy company Orsted's South Fork offshore wind farm off New York State delivered its first power to the state's power grid, according to a press release by New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday.The announcement is a bit of positive…

Vessel to Complete Mexico's First Floating LNG Plant Sets Sail

Dec 05, 2023

A storage vessel for Mexico's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant departed U.S. waters on Monday for Altamira, Mexico, according to ship tracking data, putting the offshore project on track to soon inaugurate exports.LNG developer New Fortress Energy last week said its 1…

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