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BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in March
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding an oil and gas lease sale including all available unleased areas in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore Wells to Watch in 2019
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Wood Mackenzie's Vice President of Global Exploration, Andrew Latham, singles out 5 conventional offshore wells to watch in 2019.

Offshore Mexico Appraisal Well Encouraging
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Zama appraisal program includes three penetrations.

GOM Crustacean-themed Well Spuds
Friday, November 30, 2018 EnVen Energy Corp. has spud its King Crab well on Ewing Bank Block 873 in its Lobster Field.

Oil Exploration Activity Will Pick Up in 2019
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 There will be a pick up in oil exploration activity next year, according to a new report.

Less Appetite for Exploration Drilling
Monday, November 12, 2018 There's less appetite for exploration drilling, according to Rystad Energy.

A Better Approach to Conventional Oil Exploration
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 The history of oil exploration is one of trying to overcome the odds.

New US GOM Seismic Project for TGS and Schlumberger
Friday, October 12, 2018 TGS and Schlumberger announce a new multiclient nodal seismic project in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

BOEM Sets GOM-wide Lease Sale
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Lease Sale 252 will offer approximately 14,696 unleased blocks in the GOM Western, Central and Eastern planning areas.

Byron Energy Expands Footprint in Gulf of Mexico
Monday, September 24, 2018 The company has been notified by the BOEM that its bids for three GoM blocks were accepted.

Byron Energy Starts Drilling Well in US Gulf
Monday, August 27, 2018 Drilling has begun on a well in the Bivouac Peak Prospect East in Louisiana.

Reduced Royalty Rates Will Lead to Even Greater Increase in GOM Activity
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Reduced royalty rates will lead to an even greater increase in activity in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President Chris John.

Oil Companies Make Few Bids In US Offshore Lease Auction
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Oil companies bid on less than 1% of the parcels offered in a sweeping US auction of Gulf of Mexico exploration leases.

Shell Makes Large Discovery in Gulf of Mexico
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Shell has made a deepwater discovery offshore southeast of New Orleans.

Rystad Energy: 100 Offshore Projects to be Sanctioned in 2018
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Oil market 'tailwind' likely to spark 100 offshore project sanctions in 2018.