"Hurricane Ida" News

Hurricane Ida: All Workers Safe on Noble Corp. GoM Drillship Trio

Aug 30, 2021

Offshore drilling company Noble Corporation said Sunday that all workers aboard three of its drillships in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico were safe and accounted for following Hurricane Ida, with one of the three rigs experiencing hurricane-force conditions…

DNV Launches Guidance on Wind Farm Design for Tropical Cyclone Areas

Sep 24, 2021

Classification society and energy industry consultancy DNV has published a new Technical Note (TN) providing principles for determining site extreme wind speeds for wind farms caused by tropical cyclones. The company produced the document after…

Shell Starts Redeploying Workers on Gulf of Mexico Platform

Sep 09, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is beginning the redeployment of personnel to its Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico while damage assessments are continuing at its West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facility after Hurricane Ida.As of Wednesday, more than three-quarters of the U…

US Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Losses Lead to Cargo Cancellations

Sep 09, 2021

U.S. oil offshore losses remained at 76% on Thursday after Hurricane Ida hit the Gulf of Mexico, according to government data, which prolonged outages and caused the first oil cargo shipment cancellations to buyers in Asia.Production should…

Shell Stops Offshore Crew Changes from Hurricane-hit Heliport in Louisiana

Sep 02, 2021

Shell said its crew-change heliport in Houma, Louisiana, sustained 'significant damage' as a result of Hurricane Ida and that it would halt crew changes to and from its sites until a temporary heliport is established.The company said it is still assessing assets that were in the path of the storm…

Funds Rebuild Bullish Oil Position After Hurricane Outage in Gulf of Mexico

Sep 21, 2021

Hedge funds purchased crude after disruption to offshore production in the Gulf of Mexico lasted longer than expected, extending a drawdown of already-tight petroleum inventories.In the week to Sept. 14, hedge funds and other money managers…

Oil Prices Rise as Gulf of Mexico Producers Struggle to Restart Platforms after Ida

Sep 08, 2021

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, paring overnight losses, with producers in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico struggling to restart operations nine days after Hurricane Ida swept through.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 27 cents, or 0…

U.S. Drillers Add Rigs for Second Week, Gulf Unchanged

Sep 20, 2021

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a second week in a row although the number of offshore units in the Gulf of Mexico remained unchanged after Hurricane Ida slammed into the coast over two weeks ago.Fourteen offshore…

Shell Exits Permian with $9.5B Sale to ConocoPhillips. Its U.S. Output Now Mostly Offshore

Sep 21, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition.For ConocoPhillips…

Coast Guard: No Active Discharge Near Reported Oil Spill Sites in Gulf of Mexico

Sep 06, 2021

Following reports of oil spills found along the Southeast Louisiana coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday it had conducted overflights Sunday that focused on two locations previously identified for further investigation…

Divers to Try to Locate Oil Spill Source in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Sep 05, 2021

A private dive team will try to locate the source of a suspected oil spill spotted in the Bay Marchand area of the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in the region this week, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Saturday.U.S…

Oil Holds Above $75 on Big U.S. Inventories Drop With Gulf Output Still Recovering from Ida

Sep 16, 2021

Oil held above $75 a barrel on Thursday, within sight of a multi-week high hit a day earlier, supported by a big drop in U.S. crude inventories and surging European natural gas prices.U.S. crude inventories fell by 6.4 million barrels last week…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Not from Our Assets, Talos Energy Says

Sep 07, 2021

Following reports of an oil spill in Bay Marchand Block 5, off Louisiana in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, oil company Talos Energy said its assets were not the source of the oil release.'As a responsible operator, Talos has chosen to continue to…

Some 28% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Crude Output Offline

Sep 17, 2021

U.S. Gulf Coast crude oil exports are flowing again after recent hurricanes took out 26 million barrels of offshore production, according to sources and Refinitiv Eikon data, with local prices easing as more shipments moved out of the region…

Stronger Storms Test Aging U.S. Offshore Oil Platforms and Pipelines

Sep 08, 2021

Stronger hurricanes threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast energy hub are elevating the risks of oil spills from damage to area refineries, oil platforms and subsea pipelines, say experts.On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it was investigating nearly…

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