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Xodus Buys Ocean Geo Solutions

Oct 05, 2021

Energy industry consultancy Xodus has bought Houston-based data interpretation consultancy Ocean Geo Solutions (OGS), adding capabilities in geophysical data processing, interpretation, and reporting.OGS assesses seabed and subsurface conditions…

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…

'Catastrophic' California Offshore Oil Spill Kills Fish, Damages Wetlands

Oct 04, 2021

A large oil spill off the southern California coast left fish dead, birds mired in petroleum and wetlands contaminated, prompting local officials to call it an environmental catastrophe.The U.S. Coast Guard, heading a clean-up response involving federal…

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…

5th Circ. Won't Reconsider Ruling on FLSA Exemption for Seamen

Oct 01, 2021

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said workers who use cranes attached to boats to load equipment onto offshore oil rigs are not 'seamen' exempt from overtime pay under federal wage law, reviving a collective action against liftboat operator All Coast LLC…

Prysmian Gets 'Go Ahead' for $232M U.S. Offshore Wind Cable Project

Oct 01, 2021

Subsea cable maker Prysmian has been granted a 'notice to proceed' for a contract valued at around 200 million euros (around $232 million) to supply a subsea power cable system for the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm in the U.S.The Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm…

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…

PGS Wraps 2021 Seismic Acquisition Campaign Offshore Canada

Sep 29, 2021

Norwegian seismic data acquisition company PGS has said that it has on behalf of the PGS-TGS joint venture acquired over 10 000 sq. km of 3D GeoStreamer data offshore Newfoundland and Labrador between May and September this year. The data from…

Havfram Set to Order Giant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel for U.S. Market

Sep 27, 2021

Norwegian firm Ocean Installer, best known for its subsea installation services in the oil and gas sector, in December 2020 changed its name to Havfram - Ocean Forward in Norwegian - saying the name change reflected the company's growing commitment to offshore wind…

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…

Louisiana Allowed to Join Case Over Offshore Drilling Auction

Sep 24, 2021

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is allowing Louisiana to intervene in a lawsuit challenging an upcoming drilling lease auction, giving the staunch proponent of the federal oil and gas leasing program another chance to defend it in court…

BP's Gulf of Mexico Platforms Back Online after Storm

Sep 23, 2021

BP on Wednesday said all four of its offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico have resumed operations, having been brought back online and producing as of Sept. 12 post-Hurricane Ida.The company on Sept. 7 said it had resumed operations at its Atlantis and Mad Dog platforms…

Oil Prices Rise on Big Decline in U.S. Crude Stocks after Two Hurricanes

Sep 22, 2021

Oil prices rose around 1% on Wednesday, extending overnight gains, after industry data showed U.S. crude stocks fell more than expected last week in the wake of two hurricanes, highlighting tight supply as demand improves.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 75 cents…

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…

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