Category: Gulf of Mexico

Among “pharmacists”, engineers and ex-gangmembers, the oilfield is a great equalizer

In hindsight, some of the best parts about working in the field were the stories I accumulated. In my mind, one of the funniest stories actually happened on my very last job (well, so far in my career anyways) on a rig.  More »

Newpark selling waste unit for $100 million

Newpark Resources says it wants to focus on its core business activities that include drilling fluids and mats.  More »

Deep-water giant begins production in Gulf of Mexico field (photos)

Royal Dutch Shell said Tuesday it had started production from its Olympus platform, the first of several new platforms expected to push oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to a record level by 2016.  More »

Kill attempt to come for well spewing gas off Gulf coast

Crews continued to work Friday to stop natural gas flowing from a drilling rig off the Louisiana coast, and the Coast Guard said workers had managed to cut the flow in half.  More »

Feds will wait til March to open sealed Gulf bids

Oil companies that hope to nab new drilling leases near the U.S.-Mexico boundary in the Gulf of Mexico will have to wait a little longer to see if they were successful.  More »

Ex-BP engineer to seek judge’s recusal from case

Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct an investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill plan to seek the disqualification of the federal judge who presided over the trial last month.  More »

What young professionals in oil & gas need to know about finding a mentor

This week, help for someone looking for some advice on mentorship!  More »

Court upholds 2012 oil spill settlement

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s approval of a multibillion-dollar settlement between BP PLC and lawyers for Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim the company’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost them money.  More »

Houston firm expands Gulf of Mexico holdings with $750M deal

Houston-based Fieldwood Energy plans to pay $750 million for 150 blocks in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

BP takes latest arguments over spill payments to appeals court

BP is again asking a New Orleans appeals court to intervene after a federal judge denied its latest attempt to block some payments in its multibillion-dollar oil spill settlement.  More »

A reader asks: “How can you make an oil & gas internship turn into an oil & gas job?”

Even in oil & gas, where the market is good for job seekers, internships are crucial for getting your foot in the door. While they present a great opportunity for interns to build their skill set, they provide an equally good chance for companies to perform an “extended interview” and evaluate things like work ethic, dependability, and “fit” with the company culture. Today, a budding oil & gas professional from Rice University wants to know how they can ace this interview and secure their place in the industry!  More »

Judge rules against BP’s efforts to stem payments

A federal judge on Tuesday denied BP’s months-long efforts to stem settlement payments to oil spill claimants it says were not harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.  More »