Sanctioned

Two Ultra-Deepwater GOM Projects Launched

Two separate mega projects to develop oil and natural gas resources in the Walker Ridge blocks of the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) were sanctioned last week by Royal Dutch Shell plc and partners ExxonMobil Corp. and Statoil ASA.

May 13, 2013

Williams Sanctions Canada Petrochem Facility

Building on a strategy to expand its petrochemicals business in Canada, Williams last week sanctioned the first propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility in Alberta.

March 25, 2013

Williams Pulls Trigger to Build Alberta PDH Facility

Building on a strategy to expand its petrochemicals business in Canada, Williams on Monday sanctioned the first propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility in Alberta.

March 19, 2013

ExxonMobil Sanctions Hebron Offshore Eastern Canada

ExxonMobil Corp. has sanctioned its massive Hebron oilfield development offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, a $14 billion project that is slated to recover more than 70 million boe, an uptick from earlier estimates.

January 8, 2013

Deepwater Lucius Project Gets Green Light

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its partners on Thursday officially sanctioned the promising Lucius project in Keathley Canyon (KC), a region in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) that is attracting some of the top explorers in the world.

December 19, 2011

Deepwater Lucius Project Gets Green Light

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its partners on Thursday officially sanctioned the promising Lucius project in Keathley Canyon (KC), a region in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) that is attracting some of the top explorers in the world.

December 16, 2011

Obama Touts Shale Gas; Taps Energy Secretary to Tackle Fracking Safety

In a major speech on national energy security Wednesday, President Obama promoted natural gas as a way forward for the United States and said he has directed Energy Secretary Steven Chu to work with other agencies, the natural gas industry, states and environmental experts to improve the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

March 31, 2011

Chevron Commits to Another Deepwater Project

Chevron Corp. on Thursday gave a thumbs-up to develop the $4 billion Big Foot project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM), two months after the company sanctioned the long-awaited Jack/St. Malo project.

December 20, 2010

ExxonMobil Coy on Alaska Gasline, Still Smarting Over Point Thomson

While TransCanada Corp. awaits the fate of its proposal in a state-sanctioned process for the development of a pipeline to tap Alaska’s natural gas reserves and ConocoPhillips and BP plc say they’re moving ahead with their similar project, North Slope major ExxonMobil Corp. said last week it is still weighing its options.

May 5, 2008

ExxonMobil Coy on Alaska Gasline, Still Smarting Over Point Thomson

While TransCanada Corp. awaits the fate of its proposal in a state-sanctioned process for the development of a pipeline to tap Alaska’s natural gas reserves and ConocoPhillips and BP plc say they’re moving ahead with their similar project, North Slope major ExxonMobil Corp. is still weighing its options.

May 2, 2008