Deepwater Drilling

(FILES) A file picture taken on August 8

This is the first installment in our Energy Executive Insight Series that gives executives at major energy companies an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences about the energy industry, their careers and their organizations.  What has been the biggest positive energy industry change since the start of your career? Historically the oil and gas industry has… Keep reading →

Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens North Carolina's Outer Banks

When you consider how much of the globe is covered by water it’s easy to see why some say the future of oil & gas production lies offshore in ultra-deep water. But while hydrocarbons are likely to be found in these locations, projects built to extract them can be more challenging than some space missions… Keep reading →

Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production

The Federal Gulf of Mexico is one of the fastest-growing offshore markets with yet-to-be-discovered potential of about 48 billion barrels of oil, according to various US data. The latest EIA data allocate 17% of US crude oil production in 2013 to the federal offshore Gulf of Mexico. Could the future of the US oil industry… Keep reading →

As Drilling At Relief Well Continues, Gulf Coast Toils Over Spill Recovery

This week’s central Gulf of Mexico lease auction, which saw oil and natural gas companies pledge more than $850 million in winning amounts, certainly helps support the United States’ status as an energy superpower. Developing more of our own oil and natural gas – and this week’s auction is a big step toward production – makes our… Keep reading →

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance,… Keep reading →

Cabinets From Both UK And Scottish Governments Meet In North East Scotland

Today’s 40 million-acre central Gulf of Mexico lease sale facilitated by the Department of Interior drew much attention due to BP’s return to action after being banned from the past 3 government auctions. The lease sale drew considerable attention from oil majors and independents, with most of the 380 bids submitted for deep-water territory. The… Keep reading →

50000 Sardines Swimming New Tank Launched At Aquarium In Yokohama

The Deepwater Horizon spill captured the attention of the American public with images of sea birds covered in oil slick and floating masses of crude on the surface of the ocean. But what has yet to be addressed is the impact of the oil spill on the sea floor. Paul Montagna and a team of… Keep reading →

Norwegian-UK Gas Pipeline Laid In the North Sea

By: Jackie DeAngelis Chevron is strategically investing in the Gulf of Mexico, spending almost $12 billion and boosting its labor force as it prepares to launch two deep-water platforms now under construction. The platforms, Jack St. Malo and Big Foot, are named after the fields where they are located. They’re both being assembled at the… Keep reading →

Bahrain, Home Of U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet

Daniel Yergin, vice-chairman of IHS Cera, has published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. The piece drives home a central point: oil production and pricing can adapt relatively quickly to changing circumstances, provided that governments refrain from stepping in to influence them. “A… Keep reading →

Enormous finds offshore Brazil have drawn global attention to the promise of sub-salt oil and gas, but Houston-based Swift Energy is seeking to attract partners to a sub-salt prospect much closer to home.

Swift is seeking deepwater players as future partners in a potential sub-salt find in the “onshore” US Gulf of Mexico, under its Lake Washington field, which lies in water depths of 10-15 feet just off the southeastern Louisiana shore. It says the sub-salt prospect could hold as much as 350 million barrels of oil equivalent. Keep reading →