Friday, March 2, 2018
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Offshore News

How Shell Hid a ‘Whale’ Well Before Placing Mexican Oil Bet

By Ron Bousso and Marianna Parraga LONDON/HOUSTON, March 2 (Reuters) – The gasps in the audience were clearly audible at the auction of Mexico’s oil blocks a month ago as Royal...

March 2, 2018
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Offshore News

Oil Worker Killed on Talos Energy Platform in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is conducting an investigation into the fatality of a third-party construction worker in an area of the Gulf of Mexico known as West...

February 20, 2018
Total Views: 50

Thursday, February 1, 2018
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News

Shell Makes Historic Mexico Comeback to Rule Deep Gulf Waters

By Adam Williams (Bloomberg) — In the span of a few hours, Royal Dutch Shell Plc became the new king of Mexico’s deep waters. The super major — which once dominated the...

February 1, 2018
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Maritime News

Here Are the Potentially Lucrative Areas Up for Grabs in Mexico’s Deepwater Oil Auction

MEXICO CITY, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The Mexican government is seeking to auction off development rights to 29 deepwater oil and gas blocks in its territorial waters in the Gulf...

January 31, 2018
Total Views: 1

Friday, January 26, 2018
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News

Oil’s Heavy Hitters Line Up to Dive Into Mexico’s Deep Waters

By Adam Williams and Sabrina Valle (Bloomberg) — If you’re a super-major oil explorer, Mexico says it’s got a bargain for you. The once-giant crude nation whose output plunged in the past...

January 26, 2018
Total Views: 7

Thursday, January 25, 2018
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News

Total Expands in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico with Acquisition of Samson Offshore

French energy giant Total is expanding its footprint in the U.S. deepwater Gulf of Mexico market with an agreement to acquire Samson Offshore Anchor, which holds a stake in four...

January 25, 2018
Total Views: 3

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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News

Goldman Says Big Oil Is Poised for Its Best Year in Decades

By Kelly Gilblom and Nejra Cehic (Bloomberg) — Big Oil’s slump is over and industry domination beckons, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. In 2018, companies from Royal Dutch Shell...

December 14, 2017
Total Views: 0

Thursday, November 30, 2017
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News

U.S. Oil Owes Mexico Crude for Success as Tankers Ferry Both

By Serene Cheong (Bloomberg) — U.S. crude may owe supply from Mexico for helping it capture a share of the world’s biggest oil market this year. The total volume of U.S. and...

November 30, 2017
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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News

Gulf of Mexico Oil Companies Talos and Stone Energy Planning $2.5 Billion Merger

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Talos Energy LLC and Stone Energy Corp, two U.S. exploration and production companies focused on the Gulf of Mexico, announced on Tuesday plans to...

November 21, 2017
Total Views: 3

Friday, October 27, 2017
News

Derrick Barge DB-1 Partially Sinks in Gulf of Mexico

The derrick barge DB-1 has partially sunk in the Gulf of Mexico after a powerful squall caused it strike an underwater platform jacket that it was working to remove.  The...

October 27, 2017
Total Views: 131

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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News

Trump Administration Proposes Largest Oil and Gas Lease Sale in U.S. History

The U.S. Department of Interior has proposed the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States, which will offer up over 79.9 million acres in federal...

October 25, 2017
Total Views: 13

Monday, October 16, 2017
News

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill May Be Biggest Since 2010

BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst on Monday initiated a Panel Investigation Monday into an oil release from subsea infrastructure located about 40 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana...

October 16, 2017
Total Views: 20

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Interesting

Coast Guard Responding to 300,000 Gallon Crude Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies are responding to a crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said Saturday its Sector New Orleans received a...

October 14, 2017
Total Views: 16

Thursday, October 5, 2017
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Maritime News

Tropical Storm Nate Threatens Oil Rigs as It Targets U.S. Gulf Coast

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Tropical Storm Nate has formed off of Nicaragua, threatening to inundate Central America, shut oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and damage cotton...

October 5, 2017
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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News

Ship Photos of the Day – Stampede Platform Tow-Out in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboats recently completed the tow-out and installation of Hess’ Stampede tension-leg platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Crowley vessels worked alongside six ASD tractor tugs from...

August 2, 2017
Total Views: 16

Monday, July 17, 2017
Maritime News

Mexico Delays Next Oil Auction to Let Huge New Find Sink In

By Adam Williams (Bloomberg) — Mexico will delay its next offshore oilfield auctions by a month, giving international bidders more time to evaluate recent major crude discoveries that highlight the...

July 17, 2017
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
News

Mexico Oil Privatization Pays Off With Billion-Barrel Find

By Adam Williams and Angelina Rascouet (Bloomberg) — Mexico’s decision to allow private companies to explore for oil and gas started to pay off after the discovery of at least...

July 12, 2017
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
thunder horse platform
Maritime News

In Disaster’s Wake, BP Doubles Down on Deepwater Despite Surging Shale

By Jessica Resnick-Ault THUNDER HORSE OIL PLATFORM, Gulf of Mexico, June 27 (Reuters) – About 300 BP workers commute 150 miles here by helicopter, from the Louisiana coast to a...

June 27, 2017
Total Views: 11

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Interesting

The U.S. Government Just Released an Incredibly Detailed Map of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a 1.4 billion pixel map of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico that is up to 50 times more detailed than any map...

June 1, 2017
Total Views: 133

Maritime News

U.S. Approves Exports from First Floating LNG Terminal in Gulf of Mexico

By Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — The first floating terminal proposed to export natural gas out of the Gulf of Mexico has been cleared by U.S. regulators to send cargoes...

June 1, 2017
Total Views: 8