Offshore North America News


Eni’s Miztón Platform Installed

Apr 09, 2019

Mexico’s Energy Reform has sen its first concrete offshore result, with the installation of of Eni’s Miztón platform in the Gulf of Mexico.In March, the Sapura 3500 DP3 Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV) completed the installation under the Area 1 Production Sharing Contract (PSC)…

Interest in US Offshore Acreage Growing

Apr 05, 2019

With stabilizing oil prices and lower breakeven points, interest in the US offshore is increasing.Randall Luthi, president of National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), said the interest extends well beyond the existing regions open for oil…

Harvey Gulf Branches Out Internationally

Apr 04, 2019

Since committing to go global in September 2018, US based Harvey Gulf said on Thursday it has been awarded contracts in Mexico, Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname.The company noted it also has bids for work in Mozambique, Angola, Senegal, Israel…

OPT Scores Oil and Gas Study Contract

Apr 03, 2019

US based ocean energy solutions company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) said it has signed a contract with an unnamed oil and gas exploration and production company to complete a 12-week paid feasibility study that will examine the use of OPT’s…

Oregon Gov. Signs Offshore Drilling Ban Into Law

Mar 29, 2019

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday signed a bill indefinitely blocking offshore drilling in the U.S. west coast state's territorial waters as lawmakers from several coastal states move to close their shorelines to oil and gas exploration…

Award Against Eni Voided in Transocean Suit

Mar 29, 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday supported a lower court's finding that Italian oil producer Eni SpA breached a contract with offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd, but voided a $160 million damages award.A three-judge panel found the…

US Offshore Drilling Takes Center Stage

Mar 28, 2019

U.S. lawmakers will quiz President Donald Trump’s new pick to lead the Interior Department on Thursday, focusing on the former energy and mining lobbyist’s plans to expand fossil fuels production from the United States' public lands and waters…

Seabed Geosolutions Wins GoM Survey

Mar 27, 2019

Marine seismic surveyor Seabed Geosolutions announced Wednesday it has been awarded a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in an ultra-deepwater area of the Gulf of Mexico by an unnamed major energy company.Covering 270 square kilometers and in water depths up to 2…

Researchers to Monitor Disruptive US Gulf Current

Mar 26, 2019

A major $2 million scientific study led by the University of Rhode Island (URI)’s Graduate School of Oceanography will monitor disruptive ocean currents in the US Gulf of Mexico, with a long term goal to improve forecasts for safer offshore operations in the region…

EOM Offshore Acquires Ocean Tech Services

Mar 26, 2019

Oceanographic technology and marine services provider EOM Offshore announced Tuesday it has acquired the assets and operations of the New Jersey-based marine services provider Ocean Tech Services.Ocean Tech Services has a decade of experience…

US Buyers Turn to Offshore Crude

Mar 25, 2019

U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry have made winners out of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, Gulf of Mexico offshore heavyweights, as refiners in need of substitutes are scooping up oil produced in the region.Those two companies produce…

Decommissioning Activity High

Mar 22, 2019

The offshore oil and gas industry has dedicated significant efforts to decommissioning platforms in the US Gulf of Mexico in the last five years.According to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Scott Angelle, over the last five years…

US Lease Sale a Test for Drilling Demand

Mar 20, 2019

The Trump administration will hold its fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, in a fresh test of demand from drillers that have lately been shying away from the region.The outcome of the lease sale…

Pemex Plans to Triple Drilling this Year

Mar 19, 2019

Mexico's national oil company Pemex plans to triple the number of wells it will drill this year, the company's chief executive said on Monday, in a bid to grow crude output and reverse more than a decade of declining production.The government…

Pemex CEO Questions Ratings Downgrade

Mar 18, 2019

The chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex on Monday questioned credit agency downgrades to the firm's debt, saying the same agencies had not acted when the company's investment and oil exploration activity diminished under past governments…

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