Ida News

Shell Expects Ida-hit Offshore Platform to Restart in November

Oct 22, 2021

Shell said on Friday it expects an offshore transfer facility, which was shut due to damage from Hurricane Ida, to be operational in the first half of November, restarting production of a popular Gulf of Mexico crude grade earlier than expected…

Schlumberger 3Q Profit Rises as Oilfield Services Demand Recovers

Oct 22, 2021

Schlumberger NV reported a rise in third-quarter adjusted income on Friday, buoyed by higher demand for the company's oilfield services and related equipment from producers looking to capitalize on a rebound in crude prices.Global crude prices rose 4…

Baker Hughes Profit Misses Estimates

Oct 20, 2021

Oilfield firm Baker Hughes Co reported a quarterly profit that fell short of Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, sending its shares down sharply in pre-market trading.Oil producers and service firms are expected to be supported by a rebound…

Opinion: Global Oil Market is Tight, Despite what Producers Say

Oct 18, 2021

Global petroleum inventories have fallen to their lowest seasonal level for seven years as producers have failed to raise output to match the rapid rebound in consumption since last year’s coronavirus-driven recession.In contrast to shortages in coal…

Shell Warns of $400M Hurricane Hit, But Sees Boost from Soaring Prices

Oct 07, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell warned on Thursday of a $400 million hit to third-quarter earnings from the damage caused by August's Hurricane Ida.However, in an update ahead of quarterly results this month, the oil major also flagged a boost to cashflows from soaring natural gas and electricity prices…

California Lawmakers Look to Ban Offshore Drilling after Spill

Oct 06, 2021

Democratic members of Congress from California seized on the oil spill off the state's coast to promote federal legislation to ban all offshore oil drilling, as investigators searched for what caused the pipeline to burst.About 3,000 barrels (126…

Shell Restarts Gulf of Mexico Olympus Platform After Hurricane

Oct 04, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it has restarted production at its Olympus platform in the Mars Corridor in the Gulf of Mexico following repairs to portion of its West Delta 143 offshore facility in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.The remaining assets in that corridor…

Three More Offshore Rigs Return to U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Oct 04, 2021

U.S. energy firms [last] week added oil and natural gas rigs for a fourth week in a row as more storm-hit offshore units resumed service in the Gulf of Mexico, and as crude prices this week hit three-year highs, prompting drillers to return to the wellpad…

LOOP Did Not Deliver Sour Crude from Storage in September

Oct 01, 2021

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the largest U.S. privately owned deepwater crude terminal, said on Friday it made no deliveries of sour crude from storage last month, following two storms that hit the U.S. Gulf Coast.The facility closed on August 28 ahead of Hurricane Ida…

Hurricane Ida's Lingering Effects Tighten Global Oil Market

Oct 01, 2021

Hurricane Ida's extensive and unexpectedly lingering disruption to output in the Gulf of Mexico has been the single most important factor contributing to the surge in oil prices over the last month.Damage to offshore installations has cut cumulative…

Brent Shoots Past $80 a Barrel

Sep 28, 2021

Oil markets climbed for a sixth day on Tuesday, boosted by a tighter supply and firm demand outlook, but power shortages in China which hit factory output tempered the rally.Brent crude futures gained 67 cents, or 0.8%, to $80.20 a barrel at 1016 GMT…

Brent Heading for $80 a Barrel. Hits Highest Since October 2018

Sep 27, 2021

Oil prices rose for a fifth straight day on Monday with Brent at its highest since October 2018 and heading for $80 amid supply concerns as demand picks up in parts of the world with the easing of pandemic restrictions.Brent crude was up 92 cents or 1…

Number of Production Floater Contracts in Near-term Queue at Record High

Sep 27, 2021

Crude prices have climbed to the upper-$70s, sustained by continued demand growth and the OPEC+ production curtailment agreement. Excess oil inventory has largely been eliminated, natural gas supply shortages have appeared in Europe and LNG prices have soared…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Three Offshore Rigs Return to Work in Storm Aftermath

Sep 27, 2021

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a 14th month in a row as more offshore units in the Gulf of Mexico returned to service after shutting when Hurricane Ida slammed into the coast in late August.This week, 3 offshore rigs returned in the Gulf of Mexico…

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…

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