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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.

OTC: DOE continues to address technology and market challenges

The DOE's offshore research and technology solutions continue to support President Trump’s goals for energy dominance and the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy.

BP approves Thunder Horse South expansion Phase 2

BP approves Thunder Horse South expansion Phase 2

Can a major war be won?

Trent Latshaw, Latshaw Drilling Company

The recent tightening of oil export sanctions by the Trump administration against Iran has caused me to do some thinking.

Octogenarian Billionaire Carl Icahn is said to build a small position in Oxy

Activist investor Carl Icahn has built a small position in Occidental Petroleum Corp. as the oil producer tussles to win a bidding war for Anadarko Petroleum Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.

Aramco cuts oil prices to U.S. as Trump tightens Iran sanctions

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, cut June pricing for all crude grades to the U.S. and raised most pricing to other regions.

Well control rule enhances safe offshore operations, according to API

The release of revisions to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Well Control Rule is a part of an ongoing effort that has strengthened industry’s actions on safe operations and a regulatory framework that promotes updated, modern, and safe technologies, industry best practices, and operations.

Occidental's winding path to Anadarko bid led to Warren Buffett

The current deal is a culmination of almost two years of on-and-off-again wrangling with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. -- a saga that’s so far seen the company slip through its fingers several times.

API, IOGP support increase in U.S. LNG exports to EU in joint paper

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) released a position paper at the first EU-U.S. Energy Council Business-to-Business Energy Forum on encouraging large-scale U.S. LNG exports to the EU’s gas market.

Oilfield Helping Hands Permian basin chapter to host first Black Gold Bash

Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), a nonprofit charitable organization comprised of volunteers devoted to providing assistance to oilfield workers in financial crisis, will be hosting its first Black Gold Bash at the La Hacienda Event Center in Midland, Texas on June 14, 2019.

Trump rolls back drilling rules sparked by 2010 Gulf Oil spill

The Trump administration plans to relax offshore drilling requirements imposed in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people in 2010 and unleashed the worst oil spill in U.S. history.