Offshore

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Affects Seven Producers, Investigation Underway

U.S. officials said on Tuesday seven energy companies have been impacted by an oil discharge near Main Pass Oil Gathering Co.'s (MPOG) pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico that is estimated to have released more than a million gallons of crude oil.

US Coast Guard Investigates Source of 1.1 Million Gallons Oil Leak in Gulf of Mexico from Underwater Pipeline

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said it was still looking for the source of a leak from an underwater pipeline off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico that it estimated had released more than a million gallons of crude oil.

Venezuela Close to Approving Offshore Gas License with Trinidad, Shell

Venezuela is close to approving a license for Shell and the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago to develop a promising offshore natural gas field and export its production to the Caribbean country, two people close to the matter said.

US Coast Guard Heads Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup After Underwater Pipeline Leak

The U.S. Coast Guard was leading an oil spill clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, partnering with local and federal agencies and companies after a Main Pass Oil Gathering Co. (MPOG) underwater pipeline began leaking.

Energy Transfer, TotalEnergies Ink Deal for Crude Offtake from Blue Marlin Offshore Port

(P&GJ) — U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer said on Thursday it has signed a non-binding agreement to supply crude oil to French energy major TotalEnergies from its upcoming Blue Marlin oil export project.

Snam to Invest $1.1 Billion in Ravenna Offshore LNG Terminal

Italian gas grid operator Snam will invest a total of $1.1 billion in a new LNG offshore terminal near Ravenna, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

Chevron Resumes Natural Gas Supply from Israel's Tamar Offshore Field

Chevron said on Monday it had resumed the supply of natural gas from the offshore Tamar field, a month after it was told by Israel to halt operations due to violence in the region.

Mexico's Pemex, New Fortress Energy Scrap Deepwater Gas Project, Sources Say

Mexican state energy company Pemex and U.S. LNG company New Fortress Energy have terminated a deal to develop potentially the country's first deepwater natural gas project that was signed a year ago, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Talos Working on Engineering Design for Zama Oil, Gas Project in Mexico

Talos Energy is making a final review of the engineering design and working to secure financing for the Zama project, a Mexican oil and gas project in the Gulf of Mexico, before making a final investment decision (FID), the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

Kosmos Energy Anticipates Possible Q2 2024 Start for Tortue LNG Project

Kosmos Energy said on Monday that the start-up of the BP-operated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas project offshore Senegal and Mauritania could slip into the second quarter of 2024.

New Fortress Energy Considers Onshore LNG Facility in Mexico as Complement to Offshore Project

New Fortress Energy on Thursday disclosed it is weighing an LNG export facility in Mexico that would be an onshore complement to its offshore project.

Private Equity Rushes to Gulf as Fundraising Dries Up

A growing number of private equity funds are opening offices in the Gulf, hoping to deepen their ties with cash-rich sovereign wealth funds and families in the region as funding for buyouts has dried up elsewhere.

Australian Court Blocks Santos' $3.6 Billion Subsea Gas Pipeline Project

Santos said on Thursday an Australian court has granted an interim injunction preventing it from starting work on laying undersea pipelines on its $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia.

NSTA Awards 27 New Oil, Gas Exploration Licenses, Shell Comes Out on Top

Among the successful bidders to drill for new oil and gas in the British North Sea are Shell - with the most licenses, Equinor, DNO, Aker BP, Ithaca, TotalEnergies and BP.

Three Baltic Gas Pipeline, Telecom Cable Incidents Are Related, Estonia Says

Finland on Friday said it had raised its risk assessment for gas supply security because of the damage to the Balticconnector Finland-Estonia pipeline, which operator Gasgrid has said could be out of commission until April or longer.

Chinese Vessel Accused of Finnish Gas Pipeline Damage Also Investigated for Underwater Cable Damage

Early on Oct. 8, a gas pipeline and a telecoms cable connecting Finland and Estonia under the Baltic Sea were broken. Another telecoms cable, between Sweden and Estonia, was also damaged that night.

Finland Says Gas Pipeline Likely Broken by Ship Dragging Anchor

Damage to a Baltic Sea gas pipeline earlier this month is believed to have been caused by a ship dragging a large anchor along the seabed, but it was too early to tell if this was an accident or a deliberate act, Finnish police said on Tuesday.

Seismologists Detected Blast-Like Waves Near Broken Baltic Sea Pipeline

Nordic and Baltic seismologists said that they had detected blast-like waves on Sunday when a Baltic Sea gas pipeline ruptured but that the data was not strong enough to determine whether explosives were involved.

U.S. Supports Finland, Estonia as It Probes Baltic Gas Pipeline Burst

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday the United States would support Finland and Estonia as they probe damage to a gas pipeline and a telecommunications cable under the Baltic Sea.

'Outside Activity' Likely Damaged Gas Pipeline, Telecoms Cable, Finland Says

A subsea gas pipeline and a telecommunications cable connecting Finland and Estonia under the Baltic Sea have been damaged in what may have been a deliberate act, the Finnish government said on Tuesday.

Israel Suspends Chevron's Tamar Gas Field Amid Hamas Attacks

Israel has suspended production at the Tamar gas field off its southern coast and will seek alternative fuel sources to meet its needs, the energy ministry said on Monday following three days of violence in the region.

Repairing Finland-Estonia Gas Pipeline May Take Months, Operator Says

Repairing a subsea gas pipeline connecting Finland and Estonia that was shut on Sunday due to a suspected leak could take months or more if a puncture is confirmed, Finnish gas system operator Gasgrid said.

Gas Pipeline Between Finland and Estonia Shut After Suspected Leak

A subsea gas pipeline connecting Finland and Estonia was shut early on Sunday after an unusual drop in pressure probably caused by a leak, Finnish gas system company Gasgrid and Estonian operator Elering said.

UAE's ADNOC Awards $17 Billion of Contracts for Gas Project, Including Subsea Pipelines

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Thursday it had awarded contracts worth about $16.94 billion for a gas project that aims to operate with net zero carbon dioxide emissions, adding it would be the first in the world to do so.

BP Explores $1 Billion Sale of Stake in US Pipelines

BP Plc is exploring the sale of a 49% stake in its U.S. oil and gas pipeline network in the Gulf of Mexico, hoping to raise as much as $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Biden Angers All Sides with Scaled Back Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

The Biden administration's plan to slash offshore oil and gas leasing drew fire from both the fossil fuel industry and environmentalists on Friday, with energy companies saying it will raise fuel prices and greens saying it undermines efforts to stop global warming.

PLIDCO Introduces Hydrogen-Compatible Fittings for Pipeline Maintenance and Repairs

(P&GJ) — The Pipe Line Development Company (PLIDCO) has launched a new range of products for use with hydrogen pipelines in response to the emerging transition toward hydrogen and other alternative energy sources.

DNO Makes Norway Gas Condensate Discovery

Norwegian oil company DNO said on Tuesday it had discovered gas condensate at its Norma prospect in the North Sea and that it would continue to drill for more resources nearby.

US Backs Chevron's Subsea Pipeline Plan for Aphrodite Gas Field Amid Cyprus Dispute

Washington has weighed into a dispute between Cyprus and international companies led by Chevron over how to develop a giant offshore gas field, backing the U.S. company's plan to link it to neighboring Egypt, two industry sources and a U.S. source said on Friday.

Italy's Saipem Wins Two Contracts with Eni, BP Worth $700 Million

Italian energy services group Saipem on Thursday said it was awarded two new contracts by Eni's Eni Congo and BP, worth a total of around $700 million.