Gulf Of Mexico News


U.S. Offshore Oil Production Restarts after Pipeline Fix

Aug 15, 2022

A damaged oil pipeline component that disrupted output at several offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms was repaired late Friday, a Louisiana official said, with producers moving to reactivate some of the halted production.A failed flange connecting…

Repair to Oil Pipe that Shut U.S. Offshore Output Due by End of Day

Aug 12, 2022

Crews were expected to replace a damaged oil pipeline piece by the end of the day on Friday, a Louisiana port official said, allowing for the resumption of production at seven offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platforms.A failed flange connecting…

Methane Emissions from U.S. Shallow Offshore Platforms Exceed Those on Land, Study Finds

Aug 12, 2022

Measurements of methane emissions from shallow water oil and gas platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico found they were substantially higher than those from drilling on land, according to research published on Thursday.The study, by researchers at non-profit Carbon Mapper…

Oil Tank Platform Collapses, Oil Spills in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana

Aug 09, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill after an oil tank platform collapsed at the Hilcorp Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, on Monday.Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma personnel initially received a notification…

Delfin Seeks More Time to Build US Gulf of Mexico LNG Export Plant

Jul 22, 2022

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Delfin LNG has asked federal regulators to extend the amount of time it has to put the onshore part of its proposed Gulf of Mexico floating LNG export project off Louisiana into service until September 2023…

Woodside Cuts Output Guidance on Gulf of Mexico Project Delay

Jul 21, 2022

Australia's Woodside Energy Group trimmed its production outlook for 2022 on Thursday and flagged a possible delay to a U.S. oil project inherited with BHP Group's petroleum assets, sending its shares down 4%.Woodside, now a top 10 global independent oil and…

Biden Moves to Expand Offshore Wind to Gulf of Mexico

Jul 21, 2022

The Biden administration on Wednesday said it had identified 700,000 acres for possible offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico, seeking to expand a growing clean energy industry to a major U.S. oil and gas hub.It also said President…

Worley's Engineering & Procurement Services for Shell's Gulf of Mexico Platform

Jul 18, 2022

Worley has won a three-year contract with Shell to provide engineering and procurement services for several of its assets in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).Worley will provide professional services in engineering, procurement, project services and support fabrication and construction…

U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Offshore Vessel Crewmember with Heart Attack Symptoms

Jul 15, 2022

A 52-year-old man was medevaced Thursday from an offshore supply vessel about 36 miles southeast of Grande Isle, Louisiana.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call stating a crewmember aboard the offshore supply vessel…

U.S. Oil Mergers Drop to $12 Billion as Volatility Limits Deals

Jul 15, 2022

U.S. oil and gas dealmaking fell to $12 billion last quarter, down from the first quarter and nearly a third of the $34.8 billion in the same period a year ago, as commodity price volatility left buyers and sellers clashing over asset values…

Gulf of Mexico: Helix Energy Solutions Buys Alliance Group of Companies

Jul 05, 2022

U.S. based offshore well services company Helix Energy Solutions Group has finalized the previously announced acquisition of the Alliance group of companies, bolstering its decommissioning footprint in the Gulf of Mexico.Alliance is a Louisiana…

Five-year Plan: U.S. to Hold Between Zero and 11 Offshore Drilling Lease Sales

Jul 04, 2022

President Joe Biden's administration on Friday unveiled a five-year proposal for offshore oil and gas development in areas of existing production, and said the final plan may have anywhere from zero to 11 lease sales.The range of options, between two auctions a year and none at all…

Subsea Tiebacks: LLOG Starts Production from Spruance Oil and Gas Field

Jun 28, 2022

U.S. Gulf of Mexico-focused oil and gas company LLOG Exploration said Tuesday it had recently kicked off production from its Spruance field, located offshore Louisiana.The two-well subsea development is located in Ewing Bank (“EW”) Blocks 877 and 921 in the U…

Scientists Find Massive Methane Leak at Pemex Gulf of Mexico Oil Field

Jun 10, 2022

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos released thousands of tons of methane gas into the atmosphere from an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico last December, research published on Thursday by the European Space Agency (ESA) showed…

Shell Completes Maintenance at Gulf of Mexico Ursa Platform

Jun 07, 2022

Oil major Shell on Monday said planned maintenance at its Ursa platform in the Gulf of Mexico was completed on Sunday.Shell, the leading operator in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, started turnarounds at its Mars and Ursa platforms at the end of April…

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