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A recent report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) criticized two agencies – the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)…
Thursday, 04 January 2018 09:58

US deepwater GoM poised for comeback

A new report from analyst firm Wood Mackenzie, "Deepwater GoM: 5 Things to Look for in 2018," says costs have…
Thursday, 04 January 2018 02:37

ExxonMobil down-mans Sable ahead of storm

ExxonMobil has down-manned facilities offshore Canada in advance of a winter storm expected to sweep through the area, says the…
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 13:21

Byron preps for another South Marsh well

Byron Energy is preparing to spud next week the F3 development well at South Marsh Island Block 71 in the…
Thursday, 28 December 2017 13:10

BSEE to revise OCS production rule

Seeking to reduce “unnecessary regulatory burdens” while maintaining or advancing safety and environmental protection, the US Bureau of Safety and…
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 14:25

Eni kicks off Beaufort Sea drilling

Italian oil major Eni has spud a new oil well from the Spy Island drillsite, a manmade island in the…
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 13:58

Byron strikes pay at South Marsh Island

Byron Energy has struck 190ft (58m) of net oil pay in the South Marsh Island Block 71 F-2 well in…
Canada-headquartered engineering group SNC-Lavalin, which recently acquired engineering house Atkins, has signed a framework agreement with Shell to provide pre-feasibility…
Italy's Eni says a production test on the Tecoalli-2 well, in shallow water Campeche Bay, Mexico, showed "excellent production capabilities,"…
Thursday, 21 December 2017 03:42

TGS to start new 3D GoM survey

Geoscience firm TGS is to start a new multiclient acquisition project called Alonso 3D in the US Gulf of Mexico.…
Thursday, 21 December 2017 03:37

Polarcus teams up with TGS for GoM survey

Norwegian seismic firm Polarcus has received a letter of award from TGS for the acquisition of 6172sq km of 3D…
Monday, 18 December 2017 17:09

McDermott, CB&I to combine in $6B merger

McDermott International and CB&I today (18 December) unveiled plans to combine in an all-stock transaction valued at US$6 billion. McDermott's…
Friday, 15 December 2017 03:35

W&T well in Gulf of Mexico disappoints

US explorer W&T Offshore's ST 224 #1 exploration well, in the South Timbalier license in the US Gulf of Mexico,…
Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:51

Cobalt files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Cobalt International Energy reported today (14 December) it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for…
Shell has awarded a contract to UK forge Sheffield Forgemasters for castings for use on the Vito semisubmersible platform for…