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Crews inspect Enchilada platform

Nov 10, 2017

Shell said today (10 November) that industrial firefighters were able to safely land on the Enchilada platform in the US Gulf of Mexico and perform a preliminary inspection; however, there is no timeline to resume normal operations. 'Though the structure is visibly sound…

BSEE, USCG sign regulatory MOA

Jan 24, 2017

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and US Coast Guard (USCG) signed four revised memorandums of agreement (MOAs) this week in order to improve regulatory collaboration related to the energy industry on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)…

Updated: GoM platform fire out, investigation launched

Jan 05, 2017

An investigation has been launched into a fire that broke out on an oil production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico yesterday.  Image from the USCG Twitter. The fire was on Renaissance…

Oil spill off Louisiana

Aug 03, 2016

An oil spill with an estimated maximum potential of 4200 gallons of crude oil occurred yesterday (2 August) from a well owned by Houston-based Texas Petroleum Investment Co. (TPIC), near Main Pass offshore Louisiana, according to the US Coast Guard (USCG)…

Noble Discoverer now Arctic-bound

Jun 30, 2015

The US Coast Guard (USCG) reported that the Noble Discoverer drillship has left the Port of Everett, Washington, in the early morning hours of 30 June, and is now Arctic-bound. Thus bringing Shell closer to its Chukchi Sea drilling season…

Delfin proposes first GoM FLNG

May 11, 2015

Delfin LNG submitted an application to construct, own and operate the Delfin LNG project (Port Delfin) in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) under the Deepwater Port Act (DWPA). Map from Delfin.  The…

OTC15: Low oil price challenges for GoM companies

May 05, 2015

Low oil prices are challenging oil and gas operators. Two Houston-based companies, Fieldwood Energy and Schlumberger, whose operations are mainly in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) discussed some challenges that their companies face due to today’s…

BP: GoM returning to pre-Deepwater Horizon conditions

Mar 16, 2015

It’s been five years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill and in a new report, the company says that the GoM is returning to its baseline condition. Image of Deepwater Horizon. From USCG.   According…

Industry set for new MPD guidelines

Feb 02, 2015

Jerry Lee reports on new guidelines for managed pressure drilling operations due out this year from both ABS and API. Pacific Drilling’s Pacific Santa Ana drillship, classed by ABS, has been outfitted…

Fire out on Energy XXI GoM platform

Jan 23, 2015

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) responded to an Energy XXI, GOM-operated platform that was damaged by a fire in South Timbalier (ST) Block 27 in the Gulf of Mexico. The unmanned ST 27 IA platform…

BOEM, NOPP launch Arctic ecosystem study in US and Canadian waters

Nov 24, 2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) partners announced the award of a broad Arctic study that will investigate the interrelationship among the physical, biological, chemical and…

New lease on life

Nov 03, 2014

ABS Group’s Brian Gibbs and David Hua discuss long-term strategies to extend the service life of aging offshore assets. Structural integrity is critical to sustaining stable, reliable, and optimal performance…

DNV GL launches regulatory roadmap for US floaters  

Sep 01, 2014

Raja Roy examines DNV GL’s first comprehensive overview on how to properly comply with US Coast Guard requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in US waters. The roadmap document called “Verification for compliance with United States…

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