Deepwater

Huge Natural Gas Discovery Offshore Mauritania Said Enough to Support LNG Exports

A major natural gas discovery offshore Mauritania may be the largest deepwater discovery this year and holds the potential for an export project, according to Kosmos Energy Ltd.

October 30, 2019

Chevron’s Waterflood Project to Expand St. Malo Deepwater Resources

Chevron Corp. has sanctioned a waterflood project in the St. Malo field of the deepwater Lower Tertiary using technology designed to increase recovery and maximize existing resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

September 19, 2019

Oil, Gas Operators Drawn to Existing Deepwater Infrastructure in GOM Auction

Oil and natural gas producers in the latest federal offshore auction on Wednesday kept their bids narrowed and tailored to deepwater areas of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) with existing infrastructure.

August 21, 2019
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Williams has acquired and placed into service the 16-inch diameter Norphlet deepwater natural gas gathering pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), extending the reach of the Tulsa-based operator’s massive Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) system.

July 25, 2019
Deepwater, Tight Oil Found Moving Closer Cost-Wise on Development Spectrum

Deepwater, Tight Oil Found Moving Closer Cost-Wise on Development Spectrum

The rapid improvement in efficiencies to produce deepwater oil and gas, which usually has taken years and millions of dollars, has put the expensive offshore within reach of tight/shale oil development costs, according to Wood Mackenzie.

July 2, 2019
Deepwater Appomattox Starts Up Ahead of Schedule, Says Shell

Deepwater Appomattox Starts Up Ahead of Schedule, Says Shell

Oil and gas output has ramped up at the Appomattox floating production system in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) months ahead of schedule, operator Shell Offshore Inc. said Thursday.

May 23, 2019

Schlumberger, TGS Advancing Deepwater GOM Exploration Data

Schlumberger Ltd. and Norway’s TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. are collaborating on next generation ocean-bottom node projects to assist exploration clients in their quest to develop U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) oil and natural gas.

May 22, 2019

Offshore BOP, Well Control Regulations Finalized

The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on Thursday issued final regulations covering blowout preventer (BOP) systems and well control, which officials said would reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens.

May 2, 2019
Murphy Oil Snaps Up Deepwater GOM Assets for $1.375B

Murphy Oil Snaps Up Deepwater GOM Assets for $1.375B

Murphy Oil Corp. on Tuesday said it has snapped up producing deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) assets from units of LLOG Exploration Co. for $1.375 billion.

April 23, 2019

Shell Takes $965M for Caesar-Tonga Stakes in Deepwater GOM

Royal Dutch Shell plc has agreed to sell to Israeli-based Delek Group Ltd. its stakes in the producing Caesar-Tonga field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) for $965 million.

April 12, 2019