Offshore North America News


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…

TechnipFMC Resolves US and Brazil Probes

Jun 26, 2019

Oil services company TechnipFMC said it would pay $301.3 million to resolve anti-corruption probes with Brazilian and U.S. authorities, and added it was committed to resolving another probe on its affairs with French authorities.TechnipFMC said…

Maersk Drilling Wins Contracts in Mexico

Jun 25, 2019

Maersk Drilling announced Tuesday it has secured contracts for a two-well project for the drillship Maersk Valiant with Repsol Exploración Mexico, S.A. de C.V. for work in Block 10 and 29 offshore Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico.The contracts have…

US Offshore Wind Market Doubles in Size

Jun 25, 2019

The market for offshore wind in the United States is growing, and growing fast, led by a number of solicitations from states on the East Coast.Over the last 12 months, the size of the US market has doubled to surpass China and Taiwan as the world's third largest for offshore wind…

GulfSlope Hires Ensco Rowan Rig

Jun 25, 2019

Houston-based oil and gas company GulfSlope Energy has executed a drilling services contract with Ensco Offshore Company, a subsidiary of EnscoRowan, to secure and utilize the Ensco 102 jack-up rig.The U.S. Gulf of Mexico focused independent…

Delfin Asks for FLNG Project Extension

Jun 21, 2019

Delfin LNG LLC asked U.S. federal energy regulators for a three-year and six-month extension until March 28, 2023 to build facilities proposed to connect floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessels off the coast of Louisiana.The U.S. Federal…

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