Offshore North America News


Sif to Build Monopiles for Vineyard Wind

Jul 10, 2019

Sif Holding n.v. will manufacture 84 monopiles (103 KTon steel) for the United States' first large-scale offshore wind farm, the 800 MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts.Sif, based in the Netherlands, said its scope comprises manufacturing of the monopiles…

Dominican Republic Kicks Off Licensing Round

Jul 10, 2019

The Dominican Republic's first oil licensing round will be a success if it awards more than two of the 14 blocks on offer this year, a government official said at an event disclosing the Caribbean nation's fiscal terms.The licensing round, which began on Wednesday with disclosure of contract terms…

Storm Forces US Gulf Platform Evacuations

Jul 10, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp and Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Wednesday joined several other U.S. oil producers withdrawing staff from deepwater platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as what could be a major storm gathered.The withdrawals helped push U.S. oil futures up 3…

Pemex Quietly Pursues Deepwater Project

Jul 03, 2019

Mexican state oil company Pemex is pursuing a risky Gulf of Mexico deepwater project despite vowing as recently as two weeks ago it would focus its limited resources elsewhere, according to a filing with the country's oil regulator.Pemex sought…

NJ Congressman Battles Offshore Drilling

Jul 03, 2019

Frank Joseph Pallone Jr., the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, says that the battle against the Trump Administration’s push for seismic blasting and drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean has made progress…

Eni Starts Producing from Miztón Offshore Mexico

Jul 02, 2019

Italian supermajor Eni said it has started the early production phase from the Miztón field, located in the Campeche Bay offshore Mexico, marking the first step in the development of Area 1, which is estimated to hold 2.1 billion of oil equivalent in place (90% oil) in the Amoca…

Ground Broken for Virginia Offshore Wind

Jul 02, 2019

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project has entered the construction phase as the American power and energy company Dominion Energy has formally begun construction.Gov. Ralph Northam announced the start of construction of the CVOW demonstration project…

Shell Says Two Killed in GoM Platform Accident

Jul 01, 2019

Two people were killed at Royal Dutch Shell's Auger tension leg platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning while testing mandatory safety equipment, the company said on Monday.'One other non-life-threatening injury was sustained…

GulfSlope Energy Forms JV for GoM

Jul 01, 2019

GulfSlope Energy, an independent oil and natural gas exploration company, has signed a letter of intent to enter a joint venture (JV) for drilling of shallow water depth prospects in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).The oil and natural gas company focused on exploring offshore U…

US Extends Offshore Wind Tax Credit

Jul 01, 2019

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in support of two bills introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, which would both extend the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind energy.The legislation comes at a critical time for offshore wind in America…

W&T Buys Exxon's Eastern GoM Assets

Jun 27, 2019

W&T Offshore announced on Thursday that it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with ExxonMobil to acquire their interests in and operatorship of oil and gas producing properties in the eastern region of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Alabama…

Zama Resource Estimate Upgraded

Jun 27, 2019

Talos Energy and its partners have increased the resource estimate of the Zama field in the offshore portion of Mexico's Sureste Basin, following evaluation of the data acquired from the Talos-operated Block 7 Zama appraisal campaign.'Based on the preliminary results of our appraisal program…

EnVen Co-founder Exits, Sues Company

Jun 26, 2019

An EnVen Energy Corp co-founder claims the chief executive of the offshore oil and gas producer provided misleading production and financial data to the board and forced him out as president, according to a lawsuit in a Texas court.David Dunwoody…

LLOG Begins Production at Buckskin

Jun 26, 2019

US-based LLOG Exploration announced on Tuesday that it has started production from the large-scale deepwater Buckskin project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Buckskin, which is located on Keathley Canyon blocks 785, 828, 829, 830, 871 and 872 in approximately 2…

Mexico Approves BP's Offshore Drilling Plan

Jun 26, 2019

Mexico's oil regulator on Tuesday approved a $97 million plan for drilling in an offshore area operated by British supermajor BP in the southern Gulf of Mexico.The four-year exploration plan approved by the national hydrocarbons commission (CNH) covers a 700…

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