Deepwater Oil

First contact: Using offshore technology to find life on Mars

Offshore Technology | Umar Ali | September 2, 2019 The offshore oil and gas industry and space exploration have very different goals, but the conditions faced are similar. Much like operations in the inhospitable reaches of space, offshore oil and gas involves operating in temperatures […]

Oil majors evacuate U.S. Gulf platform staff before storm

Reuters | Collin Eaton | July 9, 2019 HOUSTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. oil producers on Tuesday began evacuating and shutting in production at their deepwater Gulf of Mexico platforms in advance of a tropical disturbance expected to become a storm this week. A tropical […]

CNBC tours Shell’s offshore drilling platform

CNBC | October 16, 2018 | Brian Sullivan CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports from one of Shell's offshore drilling platforms, which go down more than 3,000 feet. CNBC tours Shell's offshore drilling platform from CNBC.

Shell hails bounceback towards deepwater drilling

Financial Times | Anjli Raval | August 12, 2018 Royal Dutch Shell is doubling down on drilling for oil far beneath the oceans, as the energy group eyes a cash bonanza from traditional deepwater projects despite a growing focus on new US shale investments. Andy […]

Oil Majors’ Focus On Deep Water Pays Off

E&P | Elaine Maslin | July 30, 2018 Some 74% of the estimated 3.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent (Bboe) discovered in first-half (1H) 2018 was in ultra-deep water, despite onshore drilling accounting for 57% of the exploration well count, according to analysts at Wood […]

In disaster’s wake, BP doubles down on deepwater despite surging shale

Reuters | Jessica Resnick-Ault | June 27, 2017 About 300 BP workers commute 150 miles here by helicopter, from the Louisiana coast to a deep-sea drilling platform that can produce more oil in a day than a West Texas rig can pump in a year. […]

Market and Regulatory Forces at Play in Tomorrow’s Livestream Western Gulf Lease Sale

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, Market and Regulatory Forces at Play in Tomorrow’s Livestream Western Gulf Lease Sale  Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement in advance of tomorrow’s Western Gulf of Mexico […]

NOIA President Randall Luthi Featured in the Morning Consult: Shell’s Decision to Suspend Arctic Activities: Retreat or Pause?

Morning Consult | Monday, October 5, 2015 | By Randall Luthi Last week, in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast, Shell announced it was suspending its offshore Alaska operations, after finding insufficient quantities of hydrocarbons to justify further development at its sole […]

FuelFix: Native Alaskans tout Arctic energy development before president’s visit

FuelFix | Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Jennifer Dlouhy WASHINGTON — Native Alaskans are delivering a welcome message as President Barack Obama travels to the state, asking him to “continue to support Arctic energy development.” The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, which represents some 12,000 Alaska […]

WSJ Editorial by John Deutch: Amplify the Oil Boom by Liberating U.S. Exports

The Wall Street Journal, Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by former Undersecretary of the Department of Energy John Deutch With U.S. oil production on a long-term uptick, the long-standing ban on direct exports of crude should be abolished. Bills in both houses of Congress propose to […]
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