Gulf Of Mexico News


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…

Mexico Close to Striking Deal Over Major Offshore Oil Find

Jun 06, 2022

The Mexican government is close to reaching a deal with U.S.-based Talos Energy over the future of a potentially lucrative shared crude discovery, the president said on Friday.The handling of Zama, a deposit holding some 900 million barrels and located offshore in the southern Gulf of Mexico…

Shell Taps Audubon for Gulf of Mexico Platform Work

Jun 03, 2022

Audubon has won a contract with Shell Offshore to provide brownfield engineering and procurement (EP) services support for Shell’s Mars Corridor in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The contract covers Shell’s offshore platforms in the U.S. Gulf including its Mars…

New U.S. Hurricane Outlook Sees Five Major Storms

Jun 03, 2022

Forecasters on Thursday amped up their outlook for the U.S. Atlantic hurricane season, saying warm sea temperatures and the absence of a moderating wind shear portend a 'well-above average' number of storms.Colorado State University researchers raised their estimate for tropical storms…

Chevron Taps Subsea 7 for 'Sizable' Ballymore Work in Gulf of Mexico

Jun 02, 2022

Offshore installation company Subsea 7 on Wednesday said it had won a 'sizable' contract with Chevron for the development of the Ballymore offshore project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Subsea 7 defines a sizable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million…

Jumbo Taps Fugro for Assistance with Shell's Vito Platform Hook-up

May 30, 2022

Jumbo Maritime has awarded Fugro a positioning and metocean services contract to help guide the safe transport and installation of a new floating production system (FPS) for Vito, a deepwater development in the US Gulf of Mexico.Fugro services will support both inshore and offshore towing of the 24…

Talos Energy Looking to Buy Offshore Fields from Oil Majors

May 25, 2022

Offshore oil and gas producer Talos Energy on Tuesday said it was interested in scooping up new production, particularly as major oil companies shed assets in a bid to decarbonize.'We're a natural consolidator, particularly when you think about the Gulf of Mexico…

Chevron Enters U.S. Gulf of Mexico CCS JV

May 24, 2022

Oil major Chevron has closed the transaction to enter a U.S. Gulf of Mexico carbon capture and storage joint venture with Talos Energy and Carbonvert.The companies on Tuesday announced the execution of definitive documentation and closing of…

U.S. Preparing New Five-year Plan for Offshore Oil and Gas Auctions

May 20, 2022

The Biden administration will propose a new five-year plan for offshore oil and gas development by June 30, the date when the current plan expires, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said on Thursday.The announcement comes as the administration…

Worley Bags Three-year Offshore Services Deal with Shell in U.S.

May 18, 2022

Offshore engineering company Worley has won a three-year engineering and procurement (EP) services contract with Shell in the U.S. to support five of its assets in the Gulf of Mexico.'The contract will support Shell’s transition to a digitized…

Talos Energy Pauses Mexico Oil Arbitration Bid Amid High-level Talks - Reuters

May 18, 2022

U.S.-based oil producer Talos Energy has temporarily suspended pursuit of an arbitration claim against Mexico amid high-level talks over one of the country's flagship offshore projects, five people close to the matter said.The dispute erupted…

Helix Energy Solutions to Buy Alliance Companies to Boost Presence in Gulf of Mexico Decommissioning Space

May 17, 2022

U.S.-based offshore oil and gas services firm  Helix Energy Solutions Group is set to buy equity interests of Louisiana-baed Alliance group of companies for $120 million cash at closing, plus the potential for post-closing earnout consideration…

Chevron Sanctions $1.6B Ballymore Deepwater Project in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

May 17, 2022

U.S. oil major Chevron has sanctioned the Ballymore oil field development in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The project, with a design capacity of 75,000 barrels of crude oil per day,  will be developed as a three-mile subsea tieback to the existing Chevron-operated Blind Faith platform…

NOIA: U.S. Gov't Move Against Offshore Oil & Gas Lease Sales 'Devastating to Americans'

May 13, 2022

Erik Milito, president of the U.S. National Ocean Industries Association, said this week that the U.S. government's decision not to hold offshore oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet was expected, but also 'devastating to Americans…

U.S. Scraps Three Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales

May 13, 2022

The Biden administration on Wednesday said it would scrap three planned sales of offshore oil and gas leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.In a statement, the Department of Interior said it was not moving forward with an auction for drilling…

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