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TPG Sixth Street, Glendale Energy partner to fund acquisitions of non-operated oil and gas properties

TPG Sixth Street and Glendale Energy announced a new oil and gas investment partnership with an initial $500 million in capital commitments.

C-Innovation to perform riserless light well intervention for BP

C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has been awarded a significant contract to perform riserless light well intervention (RLWI) activities for BP in the Gulf of Mexico.

CGG cuts time of OBN imaging at Mad Dog field

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered a step-change in subsalt image quality over Mad Dog field in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

Danos provides integrated operations for Shell's Enchilada

Danos has been awarded multiple contracts with Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, to provide integrated operations on its Enchilada platform.

U.S. oil/gas output surge sets country increase record

U.S. natural gas and crude oil production increased last year at the fastest pace ever for a single country.

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Emily Querubin, World Oil

Several months ahead of schedule, Shell Offshore Inc., a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary—alongside partner CNOOC Petroleum Offshore SA, Inc., a subsidiary of CNOOC Limited—has begun producing at its Appomattox floating production system.

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Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Tillerson says he ‘probably paid too much’ for XTO Energy as Exxon CEO

Rex Tillerson has some regrets about ExxonMobil Corp.’s $31 billion purchase of XTO Energy Inc.

BSEE establishes investigation panels to address recent GOM incidents

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Gulf of Mexico Regional Director Lars Herbst has established two panels to investigate two serious incidents that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico last week.

Kosmos Energy announces first success from 2019 Gulf of Mexico exploration program

Kosmos Energy has announced an oil discovery at Gladden Deep (Kosmos 20% working interest). Gladden Deep is a subsea tie back which is expected to be brought online through the existing Gladden pipeline to the Medusa spar in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Murphy Oil Corporation closes GOM acquisition for $1.227 billion

Murphy Oil Corporation has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Murphy Exploration & Production Company - USA, has closed the previously announced strategic deepwater Gulf of Mexico acquisition from LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C. and LLOG Bluewater Holdings, L.L.C.

BSEE discusses shallow water Gulf of Mexico E&P trends

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Scott Angelle provided a presentation on exploration and production trends today to members of the Louisiana Senate Natural Resources Committee.

Shell starts production at Appomattox in the GOM

Shell has started at the Appomattox FPSO system months ahead of schedule, opening a new frontier in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

TGS and Schlumberger announce strategic collaboration in GOM

TGS and Schlumberger announced a strategic collaboration for multiclient ocean-bottom node projects in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

ExxonMobil's Gulf of Mexico sale draws interest from Repsol, Ineos

ExxonMobil Corp. has drawn interest from Repsol SA and closely held U.K. petrochemical company Ineos Group Holdings in a package of oil fields it's selling in the Gulf of Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter.

LNG production starts up at Cameron LNG export terminal in Louisiana, reports Total

The Cameron LNG project has achieved first liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from train 1.

CGG begins first multi-client ocean bottom node survey in Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico

CGG is pleased to announce commencement of its first multi-client ocean bottom node (OBN) survey, taking CGG’s offshore data library to the next level of excellence.

API: Growing trade war with China could hurt U.S. LNG, consumers

API issued the following statement in response to China’s increase of the retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. products, including U.S. LNG:

Equinor increases share in deepwater Gulf of Mexico from Shell

Equinor has exercised its preferential rights to acquire an additional 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field from Shell Offshore Inc for a total consideration of $965 million in cash.

Houston Ship Channel still not safe for passage to GOM after oil spill

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Saturday it’s too early to estimate when the Houston Ship Channel can reopen after a collision that spilled about 9,000 barrels of a gasoline ingredient into the water.