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Gordon weakens to tropical depression after shutting in 9% of GOM production

Gordon was rapidly weakening to a tropical depression after coming ashore near the Alabama-Mississippi border late Tuesday and killing at least one person while knocking out power to thousands.

Halliburton sets record for deepwater liner hanger installations

Halliburton Company has announced its XtremeGrip liner hangers have been installed to a depth of 30,924 ft in the Gulf of Mexico Hess-operated Stampede deepwater development, setting a record depth for the XtremeGrip system.

BP deploys cloud-based analytics solution on Gulf of Mexico platforms

BP announced today that it has successfully deployed Plant Operations Advisor (POA), a cloud-based advanced analytics solution developed with Baker Hughes, a GE company, across all four of its operated production platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Anadarko Petroleum shuts-in GOM production as storm approaches

Oil traded near $71/bbl in New York as Tropical Storm Gordon forces evacuations at fields along the U.S. Gulf Coast and threatens supply.

Tropical Storm Gordon could be a problem for GOM producers

Tropical Storm Gordon may become a hurricane as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana and New Orleans, potentially causing issues for natural gas and oil production as it brushes the eastern edge of offshore energy fields.

Crowley successfully supports Appomattox platform tow-out

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s SOLUTIONS has successfully and safely delivered Shell’s Appomattox semisubmersible Floating Production System (FPS) to the open waters of the U.S. Gulf from Kiewit Offshore Services' construction facility in Ingleside, Texas.

China tariffs could mean bleak winter ahead for U.S. LNG

This winter could be a bleak one for America’s natural gas exporters as the fastest-growing buyer of the fuel threatens to halt purchases amid an escalating trade war.

GulfSlope Energy spuds Canoe prospect, in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

GulfSlope Energy, Inc. has announced that last week it commenced drilling of the Canoe Prospect No.1 well located in the Vermilion Area, South Addition Block 378 with the Rowan Ralph Coffman jack-up rig.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company to provide coatings for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

What’s new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Into the weeds

What’s new in exploration

William (Bill) Head, Contributing Editor

A.I. is just that, artificial— don’t make it a deity

Maintaining asset integrity during hurricane season

David Renzi, Stress Engineering Services

Use of simulation twins can protect floating assets during hurricane season.

U.S. selling more oil to India, Iran’s biggest customer

One of Iran’s biggest oil customers is buying more U.S. crude as President Donald Trump sticks to his pledge to squeeze the Persian Gulf nation’s energy trade.

China buckles in trade war: No tariffs on U.S. crude imports

The removal of U.S. crude from goods targeted by Chinese tariffs is a sign that America has become too big to ignore in the oil market.

Kosmos Energy acquires Deep Gulf Energy for $1.22 billion

Kosmos Energy entered into an agreement to acquire Deep Gulf Energy for a total consideration of $1.225 billion.

Breathing easy in Beijing may get pricey

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trade policies are threatening to make his environmental goals more costly to meet.

Trump push for energy dominant U.S. blunted by China LNG threat

China’s threatened tariff against U.S. LNG comes as a second wave of American export terminals seek financing with an eye toward the Asian giant’s drive to reduce its use of coal.

Billions at risk for U.S. LNG exports on China 25% tariffs

China is proposing a 25% tariff on imports of U.S. LNG. Shares of Cheniere Energy, fell on the report.

Majors cheer as Trump moves to ease auto standards

he Trump administration’s plan to relax fuel-economy and vehicle pollution standards could be a boon to U.S. oil producers who’ve quietly lobbied for the measure.

Sinopec is said to delay U.S. oil purchases amid tariff concerns

Sinopec is holding-off on buying U.S. crude, as the trade war between Beijing and Washington threatens to make American imports more expensive.