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BOEM publishes final notice for June Cook Inlet lease sale

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced it will offer approximately 1.09 million acres off Alaska’s southcentral coast in a lease sale scheduled for June 21.

NXT Energy Solutions launches multi-client survey in the Gulf of Mexico

NXT Energy Solutions Inc. has advised that it has commenced work on the first ever SFD multi-client survey in the Gulf of Mexico.

Bollinger's 4,000-ton drydock arrives in Algiers, La.

Bollinger Shipyards has announced the arrival of the drydock Mrs. Jody, with a total lifting capacity of 4,000 tons at Bollinger Algiers in Louisiana.

Wood Group awarded conceptual engineering contracts for Chevron's Tigris, Anchor

Wood Group has signed a 10-year master services agreement (MSA) with Chevron that allows them to deliver conceptual engineering, pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED), FEED, detailed design and procurement services in multiple locations across Chevron’s global onshore and offshore asset portfolio.

Republican window to roll back Obama's rules closes at 14-1

Republicans efforts to rescind a myriad of Obama-era rules ended with 14 regulations eliminated from the books but one late failure.

TDI-Brooks International to perform site survey in the Caribbean

TDI-Brooks International, Inc. has been selected to perform three site surveys and an Environmental Baseline project in the Caribbean.

Enpro supports operator, achieves record time for first oil

Enpro Subsea has revealed details of how its unique subsea architecture was used for the first time by an operator in the Gulf of Mexico and was a contributing factor to the organization achieving first oil production in under 12 months – a record time for the client.

Trelleborg and ExPert Riser Solutions partner to expand GOM buoyancy repair services

ExPert Riser Solutions, located at the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon, La., is now an Authorized Repair Center for Trelleborg’s offshore operation, expanding and improving its Drill Riser Buoyancy Module (DRBM) repair offering.

M² Subsea and Frontera Offshore join forces in Gulf of Mexico

M² Subsea has joined forces with Frontera Offshore to deliver remedial pipeline work for Permaducto, a subsidiary of Grupo Protexa, in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap (KMZ) oilfield in the Bay of Campeche, 65 mi north east of Cuidad del Carmen, Mexico. This contract also marks the first award for M² Subsea in the Gulf of Mexico region.

BP debt rises again as Gulf oil spill payouts soak up profit

BP Plc’s net debt rose again in the first quarter, reaching the highest level in at least a decade as payments linked to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill countered an almost threefold jump in profit.

Trump's U.S. looks past energy independence, to global dominance

The U.S. is in the position to be energy-dominant, not just independent, thanks to fracing and plans to loosen drilling regulations, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday.

At OTC 2017, Secretary Zinke signs orders implementing new offshore energy strategy

On the stage of the Offshore Technology Conference, flanked by men and women who work on offshore oil and gas platforms, Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke today signed two secretarial orders aimed at unleashing America’s offshore energy potential and growing the U.S. economy.

New API safety standards developed to enhance O&G industry equipment, operations

The American Petroleum Institute’s Global Industry Services department (API Global) released two new safety standards: API Standard 16AR - Standard for Repair and Remanufacture of Drill-through Equipment and API Standard 18LCM - Product Life Cycle Management System Requirements for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries.

Schlumberger contracts with Pemex for multiclient wide-azimuth seismic survey in Campeche Basin

Schlumberger announced today that Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has signed an agreement to license data from the WesternGeco Campeche wide-azimuth (WAZ) multiclient seismic survey in the Salina del Istmo province of the southern Gulf of Mexico.

BP finds more than 200 MMbbl in new resources with seismic imaging at U.S. GOM

BP announced a major breakthrough in seismic imaging that has identified more than 200 million barrels of additional resources at BP’s Atlantis field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Trump to expand offshore drilling, review post-spill rules

President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to expand offshore oil drilling and to reconsider rules that safeguard the activity.

XACT Downhole Telemetry helps operator transmit real-time downhole data from 31,000 ft

XACT Downhole Telemetry, in conjunction with a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico, recently completed a multi-run completion deployment with real-time data coverage from a record-breaking depth of over 30,000 ft onsite in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dresser-Rand to supply compressor trains for BP project in the Gulf of Mexico

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, received an order from BP to provide rotating equipment for the Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Native American tribes claim oil tankers threaten endangered orcas

Endangered killer whales in the waters west of Seattle face heightened risk from an increased traffic of tankers that will carry oil from Kinder Morgan Inc.’s $5.4 billion Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, two Native American organizations claim in a federal lawsuit.

Trump orders review of 1906 monument law to help oil, mining

President Donald Trump ordered a review of as many as 40 large national monuments that have been declared over the past two decades, beginning a process that could lead to the repeal of protections for those lands and new opportunities for oil and mining companies.