GOM

Exploration & Production , Digital Oilfield , Logistics

Shell, Maersk Training Form Offshore Training Partnership for Gulf of Mexico Workforce

The agreement will combine the world-class infrastructure and training set-up at the Shell Robert Center with Maersk Training’s experienced instructors and course-design methodology.  

May 4, 2021

Deepwater

Top 12 Recent Gulf of Mexico Discoveries

April 2021:  Middle Miocene Well in Alaminos Canyon Block 857: 3,513 bbl of Oil, 2.21 MMcf of Gas per Day

May 1, 2021

Subsea

Chevron Awards Worley Ballymore Tieback Work in Gulf of Mexico

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has awarded Worley an engineering and procurement services contract on April 19 to provide brownfield modification services for one of its deepwater production facilities located in the Gulf of Mexico.

April 19, 2021

Highlights

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (April 16, 2021)

Production starts at a Shell-operated venture in the Gulf of Mexico, a horizontal Woodford Shale completion in Pecos County, Texas, plus Crestone Peak Niobrara wells in Colorado’s Arapahoe County top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.

April 16, 2021

People , Exploration & Production

Talos Energy CEO Tim Duncan Selected as NOIA Chairman

NOIA confirmed Tim Duncan as well as Paul Danos in their positions as chairman and vice chairman, respectively, for the 2021-22 term during a virtual board of directors meeting on April 14.

April 15, 2021

Legislation , International

Mexico’s Lower House Approves Contentious Oil Legislation

The initiative is part of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s efforts to strengthen state influence over the energy market at the expense of private capital.

April 15, 2021

Exploration & Production

Oil Production in US Gulf Projected to Increase over Next Two Years

The EIA expects 13 new projects could account for about 12% of total crude oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, or about 200,000 bbl/d, by the end of 2022.

April 14, 2021

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations

US Appeals Court Affirms Arctic, Atlantic Leasing Bans

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said President Joe Biden’s reinstatement of Obama-era protections makes moot the previous administration’s attempts to allow oil development there.

April 14, 2021

Discoveries

BP, Partners Hit Oil at Puma West in GoM

Drilled to a total depth of 23,530 ft just 15 miles west of the BP-operated Mad Dog Field, the well hit high-quality Miocene reservoir, BP says.

April 13, 2021

Field Development

BP’s Argos Platform for US GoM Mad Dog 2 Arrives in Texas Waters

Argos is set to become BP’s fifth operated platform in the GoM and the first new platform since Thunder Horse began production in 2008, the company said.

April 12, 2021