Exploration & Production , Crude Oil

Offshore Oil Workers Flee as Third Storm in Month Aims for US Gulf of Mexico

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.

September 20, 2020

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Sept. 18, 2020)

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.

September 18, 2020

Exploration & Production

US Oil Producers, Exporters Tally Damages from Hurricane Sally, Begin Restarts

Crews returned to at least 30 offshore oil and gas platforms.

September 17, 2020


Top 12 Recent Gulf of Mexico Discoveries

September 2020: Mississippi Canyon Block 430 Completion Producing 11,355 bbl of Oil, 13.986 MMcf of Gas per Day

September 16, 2020

Exploration & Production , Petrochemicals , Natural Gas , Crude Oil , Midstream

Over Quarter of US Oil Production Shut from Hurricane Sally

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.

September 15, 2020

Exploration & Production , Petrochemicals , Natural Gas , Crude Oil

Oil Companies Idle Production as US Gulf Coast Braces for Hurricane Sally

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.

September 14, 2020

Public Capital , Deepwater , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Kosmos Energy Sells Frontier Exploration Assets in $200 Million Farm-down to Shell

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.

September 9, 2020

Exploration & Production , Legislation

Trump Signs Order Extending Oil Drilling Ban Offshore Florida

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.

September 8, 2020

Exploration & Production , Technology

E&P Tech: Tenaris Connector Makes Promising Field Debut Offshore Mexico

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.

September 3, 2020

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations

Pemex, Hokchi Begin Talks Over Possible Shared Reservoir

The companies have begun talks over a confidentiality agreement that will allow both sides to share technical data, the ministry said.

September 3, 2020