http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Exxon proposes federally-funded $100B carbon capture facility on Texas Gulf Coast https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/20/exxon-proposes-federally-funded-100b-carbon-capture-facility-on-texas-gulf-coast In what would be the world’s biggest carbon carbon and sequestration project, Exxon, along with a multitude of private and public partners, would build a facility to collect emissions from refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial facilities along the Houston Ship Channel, Joe Blommaert, president of Exxon’s new low-carbon business said in a blog post. Talos Energy announces successful deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration results https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/14/talos-energy-announces-successful-deepwater-gulf-of-mexico-exploration-results Talos Energy, along with affiliates of BP and Chevron U.S.A. announced successful drilling results from the Puma West exploration project located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Green Canyon Block 821. U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production set to increase through 2022, says EIA https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/14/us-gulf-of-mexico-oil-production-set-to-increase-through-2022-says-eia The Energy Information Administration forecasts U.S. crude oil production in the U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico to increase in the next two years, according to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook. By the end of 2022, 13 new projects could account for about 12% of total GOM crude oil production, or about 200,000 barrels per day. Biden taps former BOEM chief for key Interior oil regulation role https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/14/biden-taps-former-boem-chief-for-key-interior-oil-regulation-role Tommy Beaudreau, a veteran of the Interior Department who charted new restrictions for Arctic oil drilling under former President Barack Obama, is being tapped to return to the agency as its No. 2 official. While OPEC ramps up production, U.S. oil output is projected to fall https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/7/while-opec-ramps-up-production-us-oil-output-is-projected-to-fall With the U.S. unlikely to ever reach previous crude production levels, OPEC+ is moving to roll back part of their oil supply cuts in the coming months. U.S. oilfield service companies added 23,000 jobs in March https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/6/us-oilfield-service-companies-added-23-000-jobs-in-march The monthly Oilfield Services and Equipment Employment Report, compiled and published by the Energy Workforce and Technology Council, estimates a peak of 102,000 pandemic-related job losses. Since then, the industry has gained back more than 23,000 jobs. U.S. Interior chief reviewing “fundamentally broken” oil rights system https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/2/us-interior-chief-reviewing-fundamentally-broken-oil-rights-system One day after the U.S. energy secretary phoned Saudi Arabia on the "importance of affordable and reliable energy for consumers," Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called the domestic fossil fuel industry "fundamentally broken," suggesting that Biden's oil and gas leasing moratorium will be anything but temporary. CGG wins three new offshore imaging projects for BP https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/31/cgg-wins-three-new-offshore-imaging-projects-for-bp CGG has been awarded three major seismic imaging projects by BP, two from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and one from offshore Trinidad and Tobago. These projects will start in Q1/Q2 this year and complete with cloud delivery of the data no later than Q4 of 2021. Wyoming and 12 other states file suits against Biden’s oil lease moratorium https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/24/wyoming-and-12-other-states-file-suits-against-biden-s-oil-lease-moratorium President Joe Biden’s Jan. 27 executive order entitled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad violates federal law by sidestepping honest debate on whether the “speculative” benefits of the plan outweigh the financial cost to states, Wyoming said in a complaint filed Wednesday in federal court. A similar suit was filed separately by more than a dozen states led by Louisiana. Leading oil and gas CEOs fall in with Biden’s climate change campaign https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/23/leading-oil-and-gas-ceos-fall-in-with-biden-s-climate-change-campaign Chief executives of some of the largest U.S. oil companies promised to collaborate with the Biden administration in its campaign against climate change during a meeting Monday with White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy.