CGG launches multi-client ocean bottom node survey in the Gulf of Mexico

May 14, 2019

CGG has started its first multi-client ocean bottom node survey in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

Equinor increases stake in Caesar Tonga

May 13, 2019

Equinor has exercised its preferential rights to acquire an additional 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field from Shell Offshore Inc. for $965 million in cash.


OTC 2019: Hess VP says offshore oil ‘a growth business’

May 12, 2019

Growing demand for petroleum products will spur offshore activity in the near term, says Gerbert Schoonman, Vice President, Global Production—Offshore, Hess Corp.

Talos reports sub-commercial gas find at Acan offshore Mexico

May 09, 2019

Talos Energy has issued an update on drilling operations in its interest in the Gulf of Mexico.


OTC 2019: The Americas provide opportunities to lower deepwater costs

May 09, 2019

Chris Golden, senior vice president at Equinor, discussed taming deepwater development costs in the Americas at the Offshore Technology Conference on Wednesday.

Explorers increasingly focused on high-impact wells to replenish resources

May 08, 2019

Exploration drilling recovered last year but portfolio renewal has become a critical issue for the industry following a performance decline, according to Westwood’s 10th annual ‘State of Exploration’ report.


TechnipFMC to supply subsea systems for latest Thunder Horse expansion

May 07, 2019

BP has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation subsea contract for the Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico.

OTC 2019: TAQA looking to raise North America oilfield services profile

May 07, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Industrialization and Energy Services Co. (TAQA) aims to complete the acquisition of two companies in the North American oilfield services technology and manufacturing sectors by year-end.


BP sanctions Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2

May 06, 2019

BP has sanctioned development of the Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Kosmos lines up two deepwater GoM wells in 2019

May 06, 2019

Kosmos Energy expects to drill the Resolution prospect later this year in Garden Banks block 492 in the Gulf of Mexico.


Murphy makes discoveries offshore Vietnam, Mexico

May 03, 2019

Murphy Oil Corp. has discovered oil with the LDT-1X exploration well on block 15-1/05 in the Cuu Long basin offshore Vietnam.

Ampelmann providing gangway access to Gulf of Mexico platform

May 03, 2019

Harvey Gulf has contracted Ampelmann to provide an offshore access system in the Gulf of Mexico.


Canyon Offshore, Aqueos charter Jones Act-compliant vessels

May 03, 2019

Otto Candies LLC has entered into multi-year charter agreements with Canyon Offshore Inc. and Aqueos Corp.

BSEE revises Well Control Rule

May 02, 2019

The US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has released the final BOP systems and well control regulations.


Total, Kosmos, Burullus contract EnscoRowan ultra-deepwater floaters

April 30, 2019

Ensco Rowan plc has issued an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.

Repsol, LLOG expand deepwater Gulf of Mexico collaboration

April 29, 2019

LLOG Exploration Offshore L.L.C. and Repsol E&P USA Inc. have signed an asset exchange and joint participation agreement in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.


Trump administration reportedly delays offshore leasing plan

April 26, 2019

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told the Wall Street Journal the Trump administration’s development of a new five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program has been delayed indefinitely.

Shell makes deepwater oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico

April 24, 2019

Shell Offshore Inc. has reported an oil discovery at the Blacktip prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.


Murphy to acquire LLOG’s deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets

April 23, 2019

Murphy Exploration & Production Co. – USA has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets from LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C. and LLOG Bluewater Holdings, L.L.C. for $1.625 billion.

BP terminates Seadrill Partners semisub contract

April 19, 2019

Seadrill Partners LLC has received early termination notice from BP for the semisubmersible West Capricorn about three months ahead of schedule.


Noble drillship secures extension, new contract

April 18, 2019

Noble Corp. plc has issued an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.

Murphy contracts Transocean ultra-deepwater drillship

April 17, 2019

Transocean Ltd. has provided an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.


Chevron to acquire Anadarko

April 12, 2019

Chevron Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to acquire all the outstanding shares of Anadarko in a stock and cash transaction valued at $33 billion.

NOIA elects executive committee, board of directors

April 12, 2019

The National Ocean Industries Association elected 17 industry leaders to its board of directors during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.



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