WorldOil China's Cnooc in search of partner to develop Mexico's deepwater prospects Cnooc Ltd. is searching for partners to develop oil prospects deep into the Gulf of Mexico as the Chinese giant extends its global reach. Abrado’s chemical system saves rig time with single-trip deepwater fluid displacement in GOM Abrado announced today that it has completed another successful single-trip deepwater displacement for a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico using its proprietary VeriClean 200X chemical system. Drilling Advances Help Wanted: Must be more adept at operating a mouse than a brake handle. InterMoor wins mooring contract on BP's Mad Dog 2 project InterMoor, a leading provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has been awarded a service contract with Subsea 7 to provide mooring and tow services for BP’s new Mad Dog 2 project. LLOG Exploration begins execution of Buckskin Project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico LLOG Exploration Company, LLC, has announced that the Company and all of its working interest partners have taken several key steps to begin execution of the previously-approved Buckskin Project. Crude climbs as Texas works to recover from Harvey Crude oil rose, and gasoline fell to the lowest in more than a week, as Gulf Coast refiners continued their recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Goldman sees oil gloom clearing as demand rises in Harvey's wake Reconstruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s deadly gash through Texas could prove positive for the oil market in a few months, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Offshore oil companies reboarding platforms, rigs in U.S. Gulf of Mexico Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are reboarding platforms and rigs and restoring normal operations following Tropical Storm Harvey. Mexico seeks to add energy reform to Nafta, negotiators said to tackle labor and rules of origin Officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will start to tackle some of the tougher issues in the North American Free Trade Agreement as they discuss labor, dispute resolution and rules of origin for products at a negotiating session in Mexico City, according to two people familiar with the schedule. Harvey's wrath lays bare Mexico's U.S. natural gas addiction Hurricane Harvey’s crushing blow to the U.S. energy industry reveals just how dependent Mexico has become on natural gas from its northern neighbor.