offshore drilling

GOM Activity Rising, with Williams Set to Expand Natural Gas Infrastructure

GOM Activity Rising, with Williams Set to Expand Natural Gas Infrastructure

Natural gas and oil opportunities in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) look to be expanding, with Tulsa-based Williams preparing to take advantage. The midstream giant, which already has substantial GOM infrastructure, recently clinched an agreement to gather and transport natural gas from the Shenandoah development underway in the deepwater. The agreement is with Beacon…

June 18, 2021
Fieldwood Energy Contractor Killed Offshore Louisiana

Fieldwood Energy Contractor Killed Offshore Louisiana

Fieldwood Energy LLC confirmed Monday that one person was fatally injured on Saturday (May 15) at the Eugene Island 158 No. 14 facility in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).  The unmanned platform is 50 miles south of Marsh Island, LA.  The unidentified contractor was involved in a “nonemergency casing pressure test on a shut-in well,”…

May 17, 2021
Deepwater Oil Find Said Sign of Existing Opportunities in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Oil Find Said Sign of Existing Opportunities in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

BP plc said it has struck oil at the Puma West prospect offshore Louisiana near its Mad Dog platform in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM).  The well in Green Canyon Block 821 was drilled by BP, operator and owner of the block, on behalf of co-owners Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Talos Energy Inc., each…

April 19, 2021
BP Strikes Oil in Deepwater Puma West Prospect Near Mad Dog

BP Strikes Oil in Deepwater Puma West Prospect Near Mad Dog

BP plc said it has struck oil at the Puma West prospect offshore Louisiana near its Mad Dog platform in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM).  The well in Green Canyon Block 821 was drilled by BP, operator and owner of the block, on behalf of co-owners Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Talos Energy Inc., each…

April 14, 2021
U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Industry Warns of Economic, Environmental Fallout from Biden Freeze of Federal Leasing

U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Industry Warns of Economic, Environmental Fallout from Biden Freeze of Federal Leasing

The Biden administration has frozen awarding new oil and gas drilling permits, as well as leases on federal onshore and offshore property, for 60 days, likely heralding more permanent limits to be enacted down the road. The order mandating the freeze was signed by acting Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Scott de la Vega…

January 22, 2021
Trump Reverses Course on Offshore Drilling by Extending, Expanding Atlantic Ban

Trump Reverses Course on Offshore Drilling by Extending, Expanding Atlantic Ban

In a policy about-face, President Trump extended a moratorium on oil and natural gas development in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and expanded the ban to the Atlantic coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The president, speaking Tuesday in Jupiter, FL, near his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, threw a political bone to…

September 9, 2020