Offshore

Delfin Close to Landing Supply Deal for Delayed U.S. Offshore LNG Export Terminal

Delfin Close to Landing Supply Deal for Delayed U.S. Offshore LNG Export Terminal

Delfin Midstream has filed another request with FERC for more time to build onshore metering, compression and pipeline facilities in Cameron Parish, LA, for its planned floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) export project offshore. Delfin wants until Sept. 28, 2022 to complete the onshore facilities. It is the company’s third extension request. If built, it…

July 3, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Fall Further on Cooling Forecast, Rising Supply

Natural Gas Futures Fall Further on Cooling Forecast, Rising Supply

A weaker weather pattern seen for the coming two weeks coupled with rising production to send natural gas futures prices sliding on Monday. The July Nymex gas futures contract settled at $3.191, off 2.4 cents from Friday’s close. August slipped 2.1 cents to $3.215. Spot gas prices were mostly lower too, with strong demand mainly…

June 21, 2021
Feds Looking to Expand Wind Energy Offshore East, West Coasts and GOM

Feds Looking to Expand Wind Energy Offshore East, West Coasts and GOM

The Department of Interior may have paused federal oil and natural gas leasing, but it is looking to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind capacity on nearly every U.S. coast by 2030. A competitive lease sale to kick things off is planned in the New York Bight, with other auctions eventually expected offshore the West…

June 21, 2021
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
ExxonMobil, Partners Strike More Oil in Stabroek Offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil, Partners Strike More Oil in Stabroek Offshore Guyana

Offshore Guyana continues to prove fruitful for ExxonMobil and its partners, with the Irving, TX-based supermajor announcing another discovery in the Stabroek Block. The Longtail-3 well encountered 230 feet of net pay, including newly identified hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs below the original discovery intervals, according to ExxonMobil. “Longtail-3, combined with our recent discovery at Uaru-2, has the…

June 16, 2021
API, Chamber Urge Biden Administration to Lift Moratorium on Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

API, Chamber Urge Biden Administration to Lift Moratorium on Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined Republican leaders in calling on the Biden administration to lift its temporary pause on federal oil and natural gas leasing after a Louisiana district court ordered the moratorium be lifted. Fourteen states in March challenged President Biden’s executive order (EO), which in January,…

June 15, 2021
Talos Diving into Carbon Capture Opportunities in U.S. Offshore

Talos Diving into Carbon Capture Opportunities in U.S. Offshore

Houston-based Talos Energy Inc. is diving into carbon capture and storage (CCS) opportunities along the Gulf Coast and offshore with UK expert Storegga Geotechnologies Ltd.  Through the joint venture (JV), the partners plan to “source, evaluate and develop” CCS opportunities on the coast and in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) offshore Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and…

June 11, 2021
Hess Considering Adding Third Bakken Rig on Strong Oil Prices

Hess Considering Adding Third Bakken Rig on Strong Oil Prices

Hess Corp. is considering adding a third rig in the second half of 2021 in the Bakken Shale of North Dakota if oil prices remain strong, executives said during an earnings call. Adding a fourth rig in the future “would get output to 200,000 b/d and make the Bakken a $1 billion/year free cash flow…

April 29, 2021
Updated Regulations Needed for Offshore Oil, Natural Gas Pipelines, Says GAO

Updated Regulations Needed for Offshore Oil, Natural Gas Pipelines, Says GAO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) urged federal regulators to continue working to update regulations to ensure the integrity of about 8,600 miles of active offshore oil and gas pipelines. The U.S. government watchdog also handed down recommendations for addressing the environmental and safety risks associated with decommissioning. The GAO said the Department of the Interior’s…

April 24, 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Seacor Search in Gulf of Mexico

U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Seacor Search in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is suspending its search and rescue efforts for eight people still missing after a Seacor Marine-owned liftboat capsized off Louisiana last week. “This does not mean the case is closed,” Capt. Will E. Watson, sector commander in New Orleans, said Monday during a press conference. “At any time, we might…

April 19, 2021