Gulf of Mexico


US Judge Approves BP Civil Settlement With Government Over 2010 Spill

April 6, 2016

U.S. Judge Carl Barbier granted final approval on Monday to BP Plc’s civil settlement over its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill after it reached a deal in July 2015 to pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states. The company at the time said its total pre-tax charges… Continue Reading »


Mexico Sets Low Local Content Rule For Deep Water Oil Projects

April 1, 2016

Oil companies operating in Mexico’s deep waters must use national suppliers for 8 percent of the projects by 2025, the government said on Tuesday, a relatively low rate meant to encourage foreign and private firms to bid on contracts. Mexico’s oil regulator has scheduled its first-ever deep water auction in early December for 10 blocks… Continue Reading »


McDermott Scoops Anadarko Subsea Gig

January 28, 2016

McDermott has been awarded a subsea umbilical and flowline installation contract by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in support of its Phase II development of the Caesar/Tonga field located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Caesar/Tonga Phase II is being developed as a subsea tieback to the Anadarko-operated Constitution spar, located in Block Green Canyon 726 and… Continue Reading »


Bibby Subsea Bags GoM Decom Project

December 17, 2015

Bibby Subsea, through its strategic alliance with Aqueos Corporation, has secured a multi-million dollar decommissioning project in the Gulf of Mexico for an undisclosed oil company. The work will be undertaken during the first half of 2016 and the DSV Bibby Sapphire will relocate to the Gulf of Mexico during December 2015 to work on… Continue Reading »


Technip Lands Odd Job Subsea Gig in GoM

December 16, 2015

Technip has been awarded a lump sum contract by Deep Gulf Energy II, for the development of the Odd Job field. This ultra deepwater field is located in Mississippi Canyon, offshore New Orleans, in the Gulf of Mexico, in water depths ranging from 1,330 to 1,825 meters. According to Technip, the contract consists of: Project… Continue Reading »


EMGS Sells Daybreak Data in Gulf of Mexico

December 10, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has inked a data licensing agreement with an undisclosed international oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract will see EMGS provide data over the Daybreak project located in the western US Gulf of Mexico. Daybreak covers some 1850 square kilometers in the Alaminos… Continue Reading »


SBCC alumna looks to break gender barrier with diving career

December 7, 2015

KARMEN KODIA, Channels Staff December 4, 2015 • 158 views Filed under Activities, Features, Off campus City College alumna Dallas Fowlie spends more time underwater than above it as she strives to become a commercial diver. “I’ve been told multiple times that girls would never make it out here,” Fowlie said. “And that is what… Continue Reading »


Anadarko Ordered To Pay $159.5M Fine For 2010 Gulf Spill

December 1, 2015

A federal judge ordered Anadarko Petroleum Corp to pay a $159.5 million civil fine reflecting its stake in the Gulf of Mexico well whose 2010 blowout caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill. In a decision on Monday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans said Anadarko was not at fault for the spill…. Continue Reading »


Quiet Gulf Hurricane Season End Leaves Oil Drowned in Oversupply

December 1, 2015

Oil bulls can say farewell to another quiet Atlantic hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico, which ends Monday without a storm-induced price rise to lift crude from its once-in-a-generation slump. Barely an oil worker was evacuated from the Gulf of Mexico and the biggest storm this year — the strongest hurricane ever in the Western… Continue Reading »


Diver claims he was injured on the job

November 23, 2015

A Louisiana man is suing over claims he suffered hyperbaric injury on the job. Jacob Gerlek filed the suit Oct. 27 in U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana against Epic Diving & Marine Services. On Oct. 1, 2015, Gerlek was employed as a seaman, commercial diver and member of the crew of… Continue Reading »

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