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Cook Inlet Federal Lease Sale yields more than $3 million in high bids

Cook Inlet Lease Sale 244 -- the first lease sale held in Alaska’s federal waters since 2008 -- garnered $3,034,815 in high bids for 14 tracts covering roughly 76,615 acres in Cook Inlet, off south-central Alaska. All bids were submitted by Hilcorp Alaska LLC.

Storm Cindy bears down on Gulf coast after curbing oil and gas operations

Tropical Storm Cindy has curbed energy production in the GOM, disrupted shipping and forced workers off oil and gas platforms.

Gulf of Mexico Storm Cindy threatens shipping, crude imports

Tropical Storm Cindy has halted service at a major oil terminal in the Gulf of Mexico, prompted some evacuations at rigs and platforms and put states from Texas to Florida on notice for life-threatening floods.

LAGCOE announces LAGCOE Looey 2017: Don Briggs

LAGCOE is proud to announce LAGCOE Looey 2017, Mr. Don Briggs, Founding Member and President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. LAGCOE Looey is an honorary position given to someone who has accomplished something great in the oil and gas industry.

WebCreek releases virtual reality oilfield training solution

Houston-based software company WebCreek has recently launched its virtual training module for oilfield operations.

Stone Energy initiates drilling operations at Rampart Deep Prospect

Stone Energy Corporation has announced that drilling operations on its Rampart Deep Prospect in Mississippi Canyon Block 116 were initiated on June 3, 2017. The Stone generated prospect will be drilled and operated by Deep Gulf Energy III, LLC, and is expected to be tied back to Stone's 100% owned Pompano platform, if successful.

Paris pullout pits U.S. Chamber against the likes of Exxon Mobil, Citigroup

As President Donald Trump mulled whether to exit the Paris climate accord, companies as varied as Dow Chemical Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Citigroup Inc. prodded him to stay in.

Trump said to mull combining agencies split after Gulf spill

After the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Obama administration broke the scandal-plagued federal agency that policed offshore drilling into separate bureaus. Now the Trump administration is considering putting it back together again.

CGG delivers final data from Encontrado project over Perdido fold belt

CGG announced today that the final products from its Encontrado multi-client reprocessing project across the Gulf of Mexico’s prolific Perdido fold belt have been delivered on schedule to the Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) and the industry.

First floating gas terminal in Gulf gets approval for exports

The first floating terminal proposed to export natural gas out of the Gulf of Mexico has been cleared by U.S. regulators to send cargoes overseas.

Flat Time Reduction launches Lean Oilfield Solutions

Flat Time Reduction (FTR), a Houston-based engineering and management consulting firm, has developed a new system tailored specifically for the oil and gas industry, based on the proven methodology behind lean manufacturing.

Trump proposes $204.9 million budget for BSEE in 2018

President Donald Trump has proposed a $204.9 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Exxon Mobil awards contract extension for Maersk Viking drillship

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract extension for the ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Viking, by oil major Exxon Mobil. The estimated value of the contract extension is $22.5 million, with a duration of 150 days.

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.