Offshore Oil

Company’s report blames contractor for fatal offshore blast

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy August 22, 2013 WASHINGTON - A fatal explosion on a Gulf of Mexico production platform last November was triggered by contractors conducting maintenance work at the site, according to an investigation commissioned by the Houston-based company that owned the facility. Federal […]

Feds push stricter rules for offshore oil and gas production systems

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:53 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed a rule to tighten standards for oil and gas production systems used offshore, in a bid to keep pace with the industry’s march into deeper waters and more challenging […]

Anadarko pushes boundaries with newest deep-water platform

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 5:45 am by Zain Shauk INGLESIDE — Of the towering oil platforms under construction along the Texas coast, one stands out because it can’t yet stand. It’s a 23,000-ton cylindrical column the length of two football fields, and it […]

Foreign payments fight could jeopardize US-Mexico drilling pact

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy The oil industry is jeopardizing efforts to unlock nearly 1.5 million acres of Gulf of Mexico waters for drilling by aggressively opposing a federal mandate to disclose foreign payments, according to a former […]

Mexico’s Pemex Looks to Tap U.S. Shale and Deep-water Oil

By JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA and LAURENCE ILIFF Emilio Lozoya, CEO of Pemex, is trying to reverse falling production. MEXICO CITY—Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico's state oil monopoly, will set up a new company to explore and produce shale gas and deep-water oil in the U.S. as part […]

Oil Drillers in Gulf of Mexico Brace for Storm

WSJ By ALISON SIDER Marathon Oil Corp. MRO -0.46% and BP BP.LN -0.12% PLC said they are evacuating some workers from the Gulf of Mexico as a storm makes its way from the Caribbean Sea toward the U.S. gulf waters... Full Story

Fossil Fuel Production on Federal Lands Drops

Fossil fuel production on U.S. federal lands took another dip during fiscal year 2012, even as energy production nationwide soared to a record high, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. During fiscal year 2012 — which ended last Sept. 30 and is the most […]

Spill containment company in constant race to keep up with oil boom

Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 HOUSTON -- As drilling in the Gulf of Mexico expands well beyond the scale of where it was before the 2010 oil spill, the owner of the world's largest spill containment system is racing to catch […]

The (Russian) Arctic is open for business

...similar agreement with Royal Dutch Shell. No offshore drilling has taken place in the Canadian Arctic since 2006. Inadequate infrastructure is part of the reason: Canada lacks any roads or pipelines to its...

Olympus offshore platform arrives at deep-water destination

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm by in featured, Gulf of Mexico, Production Shell’s massive Olympus production platform has reached its destination in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, ending an 18,000-mile journey that began last year in South Korea. Full Story
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