Shell makes ‘significant’ oil find in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Shell Offshore, a subsidiary of supermajor Shell, has made a ‘significant’ oil discovery in the deepwater region of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Shell said on Tuesday that it made a discovery of more than 600 feet (183 meters) net … Read More

Talos plans to redo Bulleit well in shallower sand

Houston-based oil and gas company Talos Energy plans to recomplete its Bulleit well, located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, in the shallower DTR-10 sand and to move away from the MP sand with production expected in mid to late … Read More

Mexican ministry to decide on Zama field unitization

Houston-based Talos Energy has informed that the unitization process of the giant Zama oil field, located in Mexican waters, will enter its next phase, as established in Mexican regulation. Valaris 8503 used for Zama appraisal – Courtesy of EnscoRowan / … Read More

Oceaneering inks rig services deal in GoM

Oceaneering’s Subsea Robotics and Offshore Projects Group have won an integrated rig services contract for covering the Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai fields in the US Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy: Oceaneering Specifically, the work scope includes the provision of remotely operated vehicles … Read More

Transocean lands higher day rate for drillship and more work for idle rig

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has secured more work at a higher day rate for a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico and a new contract for a semi-submersible in Myanmar after recently getting a termination for the same semi-sub from … Read More

BP’s Argos platform floated onto Boskalis vessel for transport

Oil major BP’s Argos platform, built for the Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, has been loaded onto a Boskalis vessel ahead of transport from South Korea to the U.S. BP named the new platform Argos … Read More

Hurricane shutdowns bite U.S. oil and gas output

As crews began returning to U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore facilities on Thursday following Hurricane Zeta, companies are feeling this year’s repeated oil and gas production halts. Eight named storms entered the U.S. Gulf of Mexico this year, most becoming … Read More

Operators shut-in nearly half of Gulf of Mexico oil production due to hurricane

Oil and gas operators have shut-in nearly half of oil production and over 55 per cent of gas production from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico due to the Hurricane Zeta. In an update on Tuesday, the U.S. Bureau of Safety … Read More

LLOG hatches development plan for new Gulf of Mexico oil discovery

LLOG Exploration Company (LLOG) has revealed a new discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and a development plan for the offshore field. LLOG plans to tie back its Spruance discovery to the EnVen-operated Lobster platform. Copyright: EnVen LLOG on … Read More

Operations on Gulf of Mexico offshore rigs return to normal following Hurricane Delta

All rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico have begun operating normally following the passing of Hurricane Delta, but nearly a quarter of oil output still remains shut-in. The BSEE said in its latest report that personnel were still evacuated … Read More