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Offshore US Oil Firms Talos, Stone Energy Plan $2.5B Merger
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Talos Energy and Stone Energy announced plans to merge and create a new company.

About 75,000 Bpd Of Gulf Oil Output Still Shut After Shell Fire
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 A combined 75,206 barrels per day of oil and 215,122 million cubic feet per day of natural gas production are shut-in.

Shell Enchilada Oil Platform In Gulf Of Mexico Shut After Fire
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Shell shut its Enchilada platform in the US Gulf of Mexico after an operational incident that caused injuries to two people.

BOEM Plans Biggest GOM Lease Sale Ever
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 BOEM proposes lease sale for nearly 77 million acres in Gulf of Mexico.

Oil Barge Explosion Off Texas Kills One, Fire Now Out
Friday, October 20, 2017 At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded.

BSEE: About 20% US Gulf Oil Output Offline Due To Hurricane Nate
Thursday, October 12, 2017 About 20% of US Gulf of Mexico oil production is offline in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate, BSEE says.

BSEE: About 32.7% US Gulf Oil Output Offline Due To Hurricane Nate
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 About 32.7% of US Gulf of Mexico oil production is offline in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate.

ExxonMobil Says Julia, Hadrian South Operations Back To Normal After Nate
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 ExxonMobil resumes normal operations at its Julia and Hadrian South subsea production systems.

Most US Gulf Oil Output Offline Ahead of Tropical Storm Nate
Friday, October 06, 2017 Nate has already pushed nearly three times as much Gulf crude production offline as Hurricane Harvey did in August.

Tropical Storm Nate Threatens Oil Rigs as It Targets U.S. Gulf
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Tropical Storm Nate has formed off of Nicaragua, threatening to inundate Central America, shut oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and damage cotton and citrus crops across the U.S. South.

BHP Gearing Up to Start Drilling for Oil in Mexico's Deep Waters
Monday, October 02, 2017 BHP Billiton is getting closer to drilling its first oil wells in Mexico's deep waters.

BP Restores Power At Thunder Horse Platform After Outage
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 BP restores power at its Thunder Horse platform in the US Gulf of Mexico.

BP's Thunder Horse Platform Shut Temporarily On Power Issue
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 BP halts production at its Thunder Horse platform in the US Gulf of Mexico following a power outage.

Europe's Gasoline Exports Set To Surge On Harvey Outages
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Gasoline exports from Europe across the Atlantic are set to surge in coming days as traders plug supply gaps caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.

BSEE: More Than 18% Of US Gulf Output Shut In By Harvey
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 More than 18% of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico was shut in on Tuesday due to Harvey, BSEE says.

Gadfly: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Harvey Tell Shale's Story
Monday, August 28, 2017 Hurricane Harvey has struck at a time when energy markets appear indifferent to all sorts of traditional stimuli.

Baker Hughes: US Drillers Cut Oil Rigs Ahead Of Hurricane Harvey
Friday, August 25, 2017 US energy firms cut oil rigs for a second week in a row ahead of Hurricane Harvey.

Flooding, Loss of Power Top Texas Refiners' Harvey Worries
Friday, August 25, 2017 The biggest fears for Texas refiners in the path of Hurricane Harvey: floods and power outages.

Hurricane Harvey Strengthens, Threatens Record Flooding in Texas
Friday, August 25, 2017 Harvey became a Category 3 hurricane, the third most powerful, the National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

Fuel Prices Rise, Refineries Shut As US Braces For Hurricane
Thursday, August 24, 2017 US gasoline prices surges to a 3-week high as Hurricane Harvey moves across the Gulf of Mexico and threatens to slam oil refineries in Texas.

Harvey Could Become First Hurricane to Strike Texas Since 2008
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Harvey has already spurred one refiner to start shutting down a plant and forced workers to be evacuated from Gulf of Mexico platforms.

Oil Producers Signal Offshore Return In Latest Gulf Of Mexico Auction
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Major oil producers pushed up high bids at a Gulf of Mexico offshore auction to $121 million, a nearly seven-fold increase from a year ago.

Franklin To Hit Mexico Oil State As Season's First Atlantic Hurricane
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 Storm Franklin, now a Category 1 hurricane, is set to crash into eastern Mexico's key oil-producing Gulf state of Veracruz.

Malaysia's Petronas Says Awarded Shallow-Water Oil And Gas Block In Mexico
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Petronas says it has been awarded a shallow-water oil and gas exploration block that it will jointly operate with Ecopetrol in the Mexican portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

Next Mexico Deepwater Oil Tender May Draw from Three Gulf Basins
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 The auction will likely take place in January, although no fixed date has yet been set.

Top Oil Market Summons Poseidon to US-Mideast Crude Fight
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Poseidon is the latest grade similar in quality to Middle East supply to lure a buyer in the world's biggest oil consuming region.

Mexico Delays Next Oil Auction to Let Huge New Find Sink In
Monday, July 17, 2017 "International and national interest is awakening," said Mexico's chief oil regulator.

Mexico Oil Privatization Pays Off With Billion-Barrel Find
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 It's the first new find by a private company in the country in almost 80 years, according to consultant Wood Mackenzie.

Rowan Lays Off Another 50 Offshore Workers
Monday, June 26, 2017 Just weeks after announcing it was laying off 150 offshore workers, Rowan Cos. has said it will let another 50 workers go in August.

Tropical Storm Dora Expected To Become Hurricane On Monday
Monday, June 26, 2017 Tropical Storm Dora, located off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean, is strengthening quickly and is expected to become a hurricane on Monday.

Storm Cindy Bears Down on Gulf Coast After Curbing Oil, Gas
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Tropical Storm Cindy shuts energy production in the Gulf of Mexico, disrupted shipping and forcing workers off oil and gas platforms.

Oil Traders Brace For Storm Cindy To Hit US Gulf Coast This Week
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Oil traders from Texas to Louisiana braced for supply disruptions as Tropical Storm Cindy, formed in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Mexico Whets Foreign Oil, Gas Appetite: Awards 10 Shallow Water GOM Blocks
Monday, June 19, 2017 Mexico's Gulf of Mexico shallow water auction nets 10 bids on 15 blocks June 19 - an amazing result for Mexico, analysts say.

Gas Boom Seen Snarling Traffic at One of America's Busiest Ports
Friday, June 09, 2017 A boom in natural gas exports from the US Gulf Coast is raising the prospect of traffic jams at one of America's busiest ports.

First Floating Gas Terminal in Gulf Gains Approval for Exports
Thursday, June 01, 2017 The first floating terminal proposed to export natural gas out of the Gulf of Mexico has been cleared by US regulators to send cargoes overseas.

Oil, Gas Execs Say E&P Activity Still Holding Strong in GOM
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Panelists at the Louisiana Energy Conference discussed the future of exploration and production activity in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the "new normal."

Rowan to Lay Off 150 Offshore Workers
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Rowan Companies will reduce its workforce after a contract on one of its drilling rigs is terminated.

Flotilla of U.S. Crude Heads to Asia as OPEC Weighs Extending Cuts
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Oil tankers carrying around 10 million barrels of U.S. crude are en route to Asia, according to shipping data and trade sources.

Wood Group Says New MSA Marks Quality of Its People
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Wood Group states that a recently signed 10-year master services agreement (MSA) with Chevron 'demonstrates the quality of its people'.

All Washed Up? Shale Oil and Gas Drowns Out US Gulf of Mexico Shallows
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 More than 10,000 jobs in the US Gulf of Mexico may be lost, never to return, as shallow water drilling lands in the doldrums where experts say it will remain.

New Investment Crucial to Keep Deepwater US GOM Production Afloat
Monday, May 08, 2017 Deepwater US Gulf of Mexico oil production is making a splash now, but without an increased - and significant - infusion of cash, volumes may dry up, experts say.

BP Says 1B Additional Barrels 'Possible' In Gulf Of Mexico Hubs
Monday, May 01, 2017 BP says the oil company's use of a new seismic imaging technology has identified 1 billion additional barrels of "possible resources" at four of its US offshore fields.

BP: Deepwater Investments in GOM Make Sense
Monday, May 01, 2017 BP's regional president for the Gulf of Mexico shares how his company was able to overcome the challenges of operating in deepwater.

Unsung Gulf of Mexico Tracks New Crude Oil Production Record
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Permian Basin hoards the spotlight, but meanwhile, offshore producers are a fraction of a percentage point away from hitting another all-time high during the first half of the year, according to RBN Energy.

BP Increasing Formal Employment Within Mexican Retail Fuels Sector
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 BP is increasing the level of formal employment within the Mexican retail fuels sector, Chris Sladen, BP Mexico country head, said at an oil and gas conference in London.

Eni CEO Says Mexico Oil Find Likely Bigger Than Estimates
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Eni says there could be more than 800 million barrels of oil in place in its recent discovery off the coast of Mexico.

Wood Group Wins Mad Dog 2 Contracts
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Wood Group secures 2 separate contracts related to BP plc's Mad Dog 2 project, which will see the company provide engineering services to further develop deepwater production.

Shell Approves New Gulf Of Mexico Project, First Since 2015
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Shell has given the go-ahead to develop its Kaikias deepwater field in the Gulf of Mexico, the first such project the oil and gas company has approved in 18 months.

BHP Billiton Approves $2.2B For U.S. Mad Dog Oil Project
Thursday, February 09, 2017 BHP Billiton approves its $2.2 billion share of investment for the second phase of the Mad Dog oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico, as expected.

Transocean, Atwood Oceanics Lay Off 200 Offshore Workers in Texas
Monday, February 06, 2017 Transocean and Atwood Oceanics are laying off employees who work offshore Gulf of Mexico.

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