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OP/ED: U.S. Offshore Energy No Longer An “Either/Or” Proposition

Nov 03, 2020

Under the Trump Administration, Americans have enjoyed the benefits of consecutive increases of record-high oil production from the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for 2018-2019. During this same time period, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental…

South America’s Offshore Output Set to Surpass North America's by 2024

Nov 03, 2020

South America’s offshore output is on track to surpass volumes coming from North America by 2024, energy intelligence group GlobalData said Tuesday.While several projects in Brazil and Guyana have taken final investment decision (FID), and are less likely to be postponed or suspended…

Mooring Specialist Intermoor Names Ex-Valaris VP as Managing Director

Nov 02, 2020

Offshore services group Acteon has informed that Chris Johnston will be joining its moorings and anchors business InterMoor as group managing director.Johnston, which will be based in Houston, USA, brings with him more than 35 years of domestic…

Exxon Posts Third Straight Quarterly Loss

Nov 02, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp posted its third straight quarterly loss on Friday and detailed deeper spending cuts to come, as the oil major reels from the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on energy demand and prices.The largest U.S. oil producer by volume said…

Op/Ed: Candidates Should Not Ignore Offshore Safety Advances

Oct 30, 2020

The American Gulf of Mexico is home to impressive industry and even more incredible beauty. Every day, fishermen, conservationists, tour guides, canal and port dredgers, offshore oil and gas workers and countless others go to work in and around the Gulf of Mexico…

Exxon to Cut 14,000 Jobs as Pandemic Hits Oil Demand

Oct 29, 2020

ExxonMobil Corp said on Thursday it could cut its global workforce by about 15%, including deep white-collar staff reductions in the United States, as the COVID-19 pandemic batters energy demand and prices.Exxon and other oil producers have…

ExxonMobil to Lay Off 1,900 Employees in U.S.

Oct 29, 2020

The U.S. oil major ExxonMobil said Thursday it would reduce its workforce in the U.S. by around 1,900 employees.The company said that its management offices in Houston, Texas will primarily be affected by the announced workforce reductions.ExxonMobil said it expected around 1…

Exxon Mobil to Keep Dividend Flat for First Time Since 1982

Oct 29, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday kept its fourth-quarter dividend flat at 87 cents a share, signaling 2020 will be the first year since 1982 that the U.S. oil producer has not raised its shareholder payout.The largest U.S. oil producer by volume…

Hurricane Zeta Slams Louisiana. Shuts 231 Offshore Platforms in Gulf of Mexico

Oct 29, 2020

Hurricane Zeta smashed into Louisiana on Wednesday with 110-mile-per-hour (175 kph) winds and what government trackers called 'a life-threatening storm surge,' the third hurricane to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast state this year.Zeta's extremely dangerous…

Chevron to Cut a Quarter of Noble Energy's Employees

Oct 28, 2020

Chevron Corp will lay off about 25% of Noble Energy's employees who joined the oil major after its $4.1 billion purchase of the smaller rival earlier this month, the company told Reuters on Tuesday.A collapse in crude oil prices has forced most…

Trump, Biden Clash Over Climate, Oil Industry in Final Debate

Oct 23, 2020

Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden clashed over the country's response to climate change in their final presidential debate on Thursday, which included a stark disagreement over the future of the oil industry…

Third Straight Quarterly Loss for Baker Hughes

Oct 21, 2020

Baker Hughes Co reported a third straight quarterly loss on Wednesday, as a coronavirus-induced slump in commodity prices continued to hurt demand for equipment and services.Producers have been drilling fewer wells following a collapse in crude…

Grounded Offshore Rig Limits Sabine Pass Ship Traffic

Oct 20, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday that a large semi-submersible rig drifted into and ran aground in the Sabine Bank Channel, limiting vessels entering the Sabine-Neches Waterway to those with a maximum draft of 32 feet (9.8 meters).The waterway…

Halliburton Posts Fourth Straight Quarterly Loss

Oct 19, 2020

Halliburton Co posted its fourth-straight quarterly loss on Monday, as the world's second-largest oilfield services provider struggles with a plunge in demand and lower oil prices.Even though oil prices have recouped some of their losses from the historic lows of March and April…

U.S. to Offer 10-Year Terms for Offshore Blocks in Certain Water Depths

Oct 16, 2020

The U.S. offshore oil and gas regulator BOEM said Thursday it would offer longer terms for the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas exploration blocks in certain depths, in its region-wide offshore lease sale slated for November. The sale will include…

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