Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone” grows

AUGUST 3, 2017—The Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone” is growing and it’s the largest it has ever been—relatively the size of New Jersey—according to a team of scientists. The current Gulf of

Next Gulf lease sale terms offer sweetener for shallow water leases

JULY 14, 2017—The U.S. Department of the Interior is to offer 75.9 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development in a region-wide lease

Strong crude exports from North Sea, GOM

APRIL 19, 2017—While overall seaborne demand for Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) and Suezmax tankers was down 4.6% in the first quarter of this year as compared with the previous quarter, there

Cashman acquires three deck barges

OCTOBER 26, 2016—Continuing to expand its global fleet, Cashman Equipment Corp., Braintree, MA, reports that it has added three 330 ft x 110 ft x 20 ft ballastable deck barges. The newly

Platforms and rigs evacuated as Tropical Depression 9 builds

AUGUST 29, 2016 — Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in the path of Tropical Depression No. 9. The Bureau of Safety and

BOA Offshore gets Technip contract in GoM

JUNE 15, 2016 — Trondheim, Norway, headquartered BOA AS says that Technip USA Inc. has awarded it a contract  for light construction, heavy lift and possible umbilical lay operations and installations in

Sinopacific delivers its first Mexican market PSVs

DECEMBER 29, 2015 — China’s Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group reports that its Zhejiang Shipyard has delivered three SPP17A platform supply vessels to the Mexico’s Naviera Petrolera Integral S.A. de C.V. The three PSVs

Freeport McMoran discovers oil in Deepwater GOM

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015—Publicly traded Freeport-McMoRan reported that it discovered oil from its Horn Mountain Deep well in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Initial production from the well, which will be tied back to

Rapp Marine building 150-ton AHC crane for Otto Candies

APRIL 3, 2015—Deck machinery and towing equipment specialist Rapp Marine will engineer and manufacture its largest crane to date—a 150-ton Active Heave Compensated (AHC) crane—for privately held Otto Candies LLC, Des Allemands,

Chevron expands deepwater U.S. GoM exploration plans

JANUARY 28, 20015 — Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) reports that subsidiary, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., will work with BP Exploration and Production Inc. and ConocoPhillips Company  to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore