In fact, Byron Energy recently stated that the EOD 264 rig has completed its prior engagements work on Wednesday, January 15, but the rig could not be safely towed from its current location to the SM71 F platform, due to weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico
According to reports, a fire broke out on the Pemex-operated offshore platform, located in the Southern Gulf of Mexico on January 7, Tuesday; The fire injured three workers who were transferred to a Mexican state to receive medical care.
Enterprise Products Partners LP and Enbridge Inc have reached an agreement to jointly develop a US Gulf Coast crude export terminal, that will be capable of loading supertankers off Freeport, Texas. Currently, only the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) has the ability to fully load VLCCs from the Gulf Coast.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration advises that the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season which was marked by intensified tropical activity from mid-August through October, comes to an end on Saturday, November 30. 2019 marks the fourth consecutive above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The only other period on record that produced four consecutive above-normal seasons was in 1998-2001.
Kosmos Energy, the US-based oil and gas company, completed drilling the Resolution exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The primary exploration objective proved to be water-bearing, yet the well encountered reservoir quality sands.
New research from the US BSEE and BOEM indicates the need to define the Gulf of Mexico Shallow Water Province (water depth less than 200 meters) as a distinct province to avoid stranding more than $20 billion of the US oil and natural gas resources.
Up to eight pirates attacked the Italian supply vessel ‘Remas’ on November 11, in the Gulf of Mexico. Two crew members suffered injuries, which are not life threatening. The pirates approached the supply ship with two fast boats.
The US Federal Gulf of Mexico accomplished an annual record reaching the US cruse oil production of 1.8 million barrels per day in 2018, and EIA now expects that the oil production in GOM will set new production records for 2019 and 2020.
US Interior’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Andrea Travnicek announced that the region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 253 generated $159,386,761 in high bids for 151 tracts covering 835,006 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 27 companies took part in the lease sale, submitting $174,922,200 in all bids.
On August 31, 2018, the fishing vessel Master D was transiting with three crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico 45 miles southeast of South Padre Island, Texas, when a fire in the engine room erupted. After unsuccessfully trying to extinguish the fire, the crew abandoned the vessel without injury. The fire continued to burn until the vessel sank the next day. An oil sheen of around 400 yards by 1 mile was visible in the water after the sinking. The estimated property damage was more than $162,000, the NTSB report notes.
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