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Maritime Experts Urge Gulf Of Mexico Be Declared High Risk For Piracy

Man. Boat. Face covered. Hat

PORTANDTERMINAL.COM, AUGUST 4, 2020 MEXICO CITY – Campeche Sound in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico should be declared a high-risk area by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) due to the rising number of attacks on oil and gas vessels and platforms, according to two maritime experts. Adriana Ávila-Zúñiga Nordfjeld and Dimitrios Dalaklis, academics at the World Maritime …

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Maritime Image of the Day: “The Bullwinkle” oil platform

PortandTerminal.com, November 25, 2019 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – “Bullwinkle” is a 1,736 feet (529 m) tall oil platform that was towed as one single piece and installed in the Gulf of Mexico in 1988. It was installed in 1988 by Shell in the Gulf of Mexico and is regarded as one of the most extraordinary engineering feats of the 20th century. Oil platforms like …

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Government worried about oil companies making a buck. Gives them $18 billion

PortandTerminal.com, October 24, 2019 Energy companies continue to harvest oil and gas royalty-free from dozens of affected tracts in the Gulf, long after lawmakers realized sloppy legislative writing prevented the government from making the price breaks temporary. By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) –The U.S. has forfeited some $18 billion tied to oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico …

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Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Producers Begin Restarting After Barry

PortandTerminal.com, July 16, 2019 By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, July 15 (Reuters) – U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the nearly 74% production that was shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said. There were 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil production offline in the U.S.-regulated areas …

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Mystery 200-year-old shipwreck found in Gulf of Mexico

PortandTerminal.com, May 30, 2019 Researchers testing equipment in the Gulf of Mexico inadvertently discovered the 200-year-old wreckage of a ship earlier this month The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer discovered a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico while testing a new remotely operated vehicle. The team aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Okeanos Explorer found the impressive wreck when they were …

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BP’s new seismic technology just discovered a billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico

Peter Stewart, PortandTerminal.com, January 8, 2019 Hamburg, Germany – BP’s investment in next-generation technology just paid off to the tune of a billion barrels of oil. BP made the massive 1 billion-barrel discovery at its Thunder Horse field off the tip of Louisiana. Thunder Horse is the company’s largest production and drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. BP is …

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