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Shell reports structural damage to West Delta facilities from Hurricane Ida

The West Delta-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for production from Shell’s assets in the Mars corridor in the Gulf of Mexico to onshore crude and natural gas terminals.

New study outlines opportunities for UK companies in growth of U.S. offshore wind

The study states that a lack of maturity in the US offshore wind supply chain currently translates to the need for a rapid expansion in products and services required to deliver projects on time and on budget.

Shell preps key Gulf of Mexico pipeline for restart after hurricane Ida

Royal Dutch Shell is gearing up to restart oil pipelines off the U.S. Gulf Coast, potentially moving the region’s top driller one step closer to restoring some production shut by Hurricane Ida.

Phillips 66 might idle hurricane-damaged Louisiana refinery

Phillips 66 may idle a New Orleans-area refinery that suffered so much damage during Hurricane Ida that repairs may be too costly, according to people familiar with the operation.

Enbridge to expand U.S. oil export capacity with $3B Moda Midstream deal

Enbridge Inc., the Canadian pipeline giant, agreed to acquire Moda Midstream Operating LLC for $3 billion to add U.S. Gulf Coast oil export capacity. The deal will connect Enbridge with oil produced in the Permian and Eagle Ford shale basins.

U.S. Coast Guard investigating miles-long oil spill after hurricane Ida

Federal authorities are responding to a 14-mile long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico discovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, according to the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office.

Strategic Petroleum Reserve draws increase as Gulf oil remains offline

The U.S. is granting a second refiner in Louisiana access to the country’s emergency crude stockpiles as most oil-producing platforms in the Gulf of Mexico remain offline after Hurricane Ida.

Democrats close in on drilling, mining bans for Biden’s $3.5T infrastructure scheme

Legislation to block oil drilling in most U.S. waters and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge edged closer to passage Thursday, as the House Natural Resources Committee rejected more than a dozen changes sought by Republicans.

Noble provides clarity on Globetrotter II drillship, during and after hurricane Ida

World Oil reached out to Noble Corporation, owner of the drillship, for further comment. This afternoon (Thursday, Sept. 2), we received further explanation from Noble’s Vice President, Investor Relations, and Treasurer, Craig Muirhead.

Port Fourchon, other Gulf oil facilities likely offline for weeks after Ida

Damage to Port Fourchon, which services about 90% of output from U.S. Gulf deepwater oil and natural gas wells, is extensive and widespread, Chett Chiasson, executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission said in an NPR interview Tuesday.

U.S. offshore oil industry assesses Hurricane Ida storm impact

About 95% of Gulf of Mexico oil production, and 94% of gas output had been shut-in as of Monday, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Oil prices slip, gasoline jumps as Hurricane Ida disrupts infrastructure

U.S. gasoline futures jumped after Hurricane Ida barreled ashore in Louisiana, disrupting processing facilities. Oil reversed early gains as local rigs may have escaped significant damage and the OPEC+ producers’ cartel is expected on Wednesday to endorse a supply increase.

Industry must find ways to survive increasingly authoritarian U.S. government

David Blackmon, Contributing Editor

From killing the Keystone XL pipeline to federal land usage, leasing bans, wastewater disposal and tax treatment, the Biden administration is waging a full-scale assault on the U.S. upstream oil and gas industry.

Democrats want to add new drilling bans to Biden’s $3.5T infrastructure bill

Endangered desert fish would get millions of dollars in federal funding, while oil companies would face new fees and a ban on most offshore drilling under a plan floated by House Democrats.

Biden plans September restart of oil leases, per court ruling

The Biden administration moved Tuesday to resume selling oil and gas drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the western U.S., after a judge ruled the president’s leasing pause was unlawful.

Chevron, Hess mandate Covid vaccines for Gulf of Mexico crews

Chevron and Hess are requiring employees who work on its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico to get the Covid-19 vaccine, as the oil giant responds to rising cases across the southern U.S.

Silixa rolls out industry’s first subsea distributed acoustic sensing system

Silixa announced the successful installation, validation, and borehole seismic acquisition from a permanently installed fiber optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing system, Carina Subsea 4D, on BP’s Atlantis Phase 3 subsea field development.

Biden to restart oil lease sales while appealing June court order

The Biden administration is appealing a federal judge’s ruling against its oil leasing moratorium, while promising to resume offering new leases on U.S. lands and waters.

Tracerco Discovery deployed in Gulf of Mexico to carry out subsea pipeline inspections

Tracerco has been awarded three subsea inspection contracts to provide critical asset integrity data on pipelines of a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico.

Woodside in advanced talks to buy BHP's $14.7B petroleum business

Woodside Petroleum is in advanced talks to buy BHP Group’s petroleum division for about A$20 billion ($14.7 billion), the Australian Financial Review reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.