Anadarko Ordered To Pay $159.5 Million For Deepwater Horizon Spill

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was ordered to pay almost $160 million for its role as part-owner of the doomed Gulf of Mexico well that in 2010 caused the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The fine was the last big uncertainty hanging over Anadarko from the disaster. The order Monday comes after the government told U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans that the … [Read more...]

WATCH: Heidelberg Spar Upended in Gulf of Mexico

Anadarko's Heidelberg Spar has made the 400 mile trip from Ingleside, Texas to its new home at the Green Canyon 859 block in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where it has now been upended. The Heidelberg is an exact replica of Anadarko's Lucius facility, which began production in January 2015 in the Gulf of Mexico's Keathley Canyon area. The two facilities are Anadarko's … [Read more...]

WATCH: Heerema’s SSCV Thialf Installs Lucius Topsides

Hereema Marine Contractors' semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf, with the highest rated offshore lifting capacity in the world at 14,200 tons, placed the topsides facility atop Anadarko's Lucius Spar early this year while dynamically positioned 275 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas in approximately 7,000 feet of water.  The production facility weighed in at about 15,000 … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Heidelberg Spar Construction in Freezing Cold Finland

Work is progressing on Anadarko's Heidelberg spar at Technip's fabrication yard in Pori, Finland. Heidelberg is Anadarko's second spar in a "design one, build two" series that began with the Lucius spar, which is now on location in the Gulf of Mexico. Replicating Lucius, the Heidelberg spar will have a capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day. RELATED: Lucius’ Topsides … [Read more...]

Lucius’ Topsides Heads to Keathley Canyon [IMAGES]

Crowley tugs have Anadarko's 12,000 ton oil and gas processing facility under tow today as they head east toward the center of the Gulf of Mexico and the location of the already installed Lucius Spar at Keathley Canyon block 875. Once fully commissioned, Anadarko's Lucius spar facility, located approximately 340 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas, will produce upwards of … [Read more...]