WorldOil Wood Group wins FEED contract for first-of-its-kind LNG production platform The Honghua Group Limited has awarded a $12 million front-end engineering design (FEED) contract to Wood for its LNG platform development in the West Delta area of the Gulf of Mexico. Hess Corp. issues statement on impact from incident at Shell Enchilada platform Hess Corporation has released a statement about the impact on its operations resulting from a fire at the Shell Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell advised in a statement on Nov. 12 that a plan for repairing the damaged portions of the asset is being developed. Drilling Advances Planning for failure Coast Guard, BSEE respond to oil platform fire The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are responding to a report of an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday. Proposed U.S. tax overhaul jibes with oil industry The tax overhaul proposed in the U.S. House is a better bet for oil and gas companies than solar developers or electric car buyers, keeping with President Donald Trump’s decidedly fossil-fuel friendly views. U.S. to exit global anti-corruption effort aimed at oil cash The Trump administration said it will exit a global anti-corruption effort that compels oil, gas and mining companies to disclose the payments they give governments worldwide. Caliche Development announces natural gas liquid storage project in Beaumont Caliche Development Partners, LLC announced today that service is set to begin in third-quarter 2018 for the initial NGL storage project at its recently-acquired subsidiary, Coastal Caverns, Inc. LAGCOE 2017: New Technology Showcase winners feature innovative oilfield equipment New Technology Showcase winners from the 2017 Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) in Lafayette, La., presented their award-winning tools and equipment during a technical session at the conference on Oct. 25. New attitude in D.C. points toward increased EandP access on U.S. OCS, Luthi says Winds of change are afoot in the U.S. government’s energy-regulating bodies, and consequently, new access to the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS) is on the horizon for oil and gas companies. Otto Energy acquires interest in ST 235 in the Gulf of Mexico Otto Energy Limited has announced that Houston Energy has been awarded the South Timbalier 235 (ST 235) lease under Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 249.