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Trade group says Gulf of Mexico energy output fits with Biden’s climate plans

“There is substantial momentum across all segments of the economy in transparency and reporting of GHG emissions, sustainability, and ESG performance. The SEC should exercise restraint from taking any action that could hinder or otherwise complicate these ongoing efforts," said NOIA president Erik Milito regarding potential changes to the SEC's climate change disclosure rules.

Interior Department gauges deepwater Gulf of Mexico for new offshore wind projects

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will publish a Request for Interest in the Federal Register on Friday, June 11 to assess interest in potential offshore wind development in the Gulf of Mexico's outer continental shelf.

Talos Energy, Storegga form carbon capture JV targeting offshore Gulf of Mexico opportunities

Talos Energy has formed an exclusive joint venture with Storegga Geotechnologies to source, evaluate and develop carbon capture and storage project opportunities on the United States Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico, including state and federal waters.

Biden’s climate czar to meet with API leaders on oil and gas emission cuts

The session will be at least the second meeting this year between top API executives and White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy, who is coordinating the Biden administration’s efforts to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fossil fuels.

U.S. oil and gas jobs increased slightly in May as companies remain focused on debt

Oil and gas employment has remained fairly flat in 2021 as companies have focused on reducing debt, repaying investors and focusing on research and development instead of boosting production. Employment in the sector is down 13.8% since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

API outlines hurricane response and recovery procedures, introduces preparedness handbook

With the busiest part of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico hurricane season fast approaching, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry is taking steps to ensure the safety of facilities, employees and communities during heavy weather events.

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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

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

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

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

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

The monthly Oilfield Services and Equipment Employment Report, compiled and published by the Energy Workforce & 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

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

CGG has been awarded three major seismic imaging projects by BP, two from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and one from offshore Trinidad & 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

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

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.

Sparrows Group secures five-year US deal with major operator

The seven-figure deal will see Sparrows’ Houston team deliver crane inspection, maintenance, testing and repair services at two onshore facilities and a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Biden’s pick for Interior delayed over oil and gas opposition

The move by senators Steve Daines of Montana and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming underscores deep opposition from many Senate Republicans over the Biden administration’s plans for managing the nation’s federal lands and waters.

Oceaneering lands integrated rig services contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

The work scope includes the provision of remotely operated vehicles with collocated ROV tooling and technicians, remote positioning and metrology survey resources, and installation and workover control system equipment and technicians.