Some 323,000 barrels of oil and 339 million cubic feet of natural gas output remained offline by GoM producers that had shut output ahead of Hurricane Sally, the U.S. Department of Interior said.
XTO Energy’s results from a Wolfcamp Shale completion in Loving, Texas, plus an oil and gas discovery announced by BP in the Gulf of Mexico top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.
Crews returned to at least 30 offshore oil and gas platforms.
Shell shut its Appomattox oil platform about 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana, joining BP, Chevron and Equinor in closing facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico less than one month after Hurricane Laura.
Chevron, BP, Equinor and Murphy Oil all evacuated some offshore workers from production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, the companies reported. Shell also curtailed production at ceftain platforms.
Proceeds from its farm-down to Shell enables Kosmos Energy to accelerate high-graded exploration opportunities in “proven basins that offer superior returns with shorter payback,” CEO Andrew Inglis says.
The ban on oil and gas drilling was set to expire in 2022. President Donald Trump said he would expand it to Florida's Atlantic coast and to the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.
Recording zero rejects and zero re-makeups, the first running of TenarisHydril EasyDock connector was carried out successfully in Mexican shallow waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
The companies have begun talks over a confidentiality agreement that will allow both sides to share technical data, the ministry said.