(Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg)

Fatal explosion came during maintenance work

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The fatal explosion came nearly six months after federal drilling regulators warned that the facility had failed to maintain all equipment in a safe condition so as to ensure the protection of the lease and associated facilities.
(Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)

Feds probe fatal offshore blast

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Federal investigators are on the scene of a oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that exploded on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others.
The topsides are lowered onto the spar hull at the Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Hess Corp.)

Hess, Chevron see first oil flow at Tubular Bells

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Hess Corp.’s quest to harvest crude from its Tubular Bells field in deep Gulf of Mexico waters has culminated in oil now flowing at a massive production facility 45 miles from shore.
(Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Shell Midstream surges in early trading

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Shell’s midstream initial public offering took flight early Wednesday, gaining more than 40 percent shortly after trading started.
John B. Hess, chairman and chief executive officer of Hess Corp. (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg News)

Hess announces plans to proceed with $6 billion Gulf project

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The announcement comes at a time when many observers have questioned what sliding oil prices will mean for the future of the oil industry.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Key testimony in BP oil spill ruling wasn’t excluded, DOJ says

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That evidence played prominently in the judge’s finding that BP, owner of the Macondo well, was grossly negligent, a ruling that raises the stakes for the oil major
The Transocean-owned Discoverer India drill ship made the oil discovery 180 miles off the coast of Louisiana in 3992 feet of water. (Chevron)

Chevron, BP make oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

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Chevron and BP report an oil discovery in one of the deepest regions the industry has taken on in the Gulf of Mexico.
(Image: Department of Energy)

University of Texas wins $58 million to study methane source in Gulf

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The Department of Energy grant will allow UT to harvest the potential source of energy for the first time.
(Chevron)

Chevron drillship arrives deep in the Gulf of Mexico

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The Pacific Sharav, built to Chevron’s specifications, will work in the Keathley Canyon under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling, a Houston-based ultra-deepwater drilling contractor.
The OneSubsea exhibit booth at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference. (Collin Eaton/Houston Chronicle)

OneSubsea gets $270 million for Pemex’s first deepwater subsea field

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OneSubsea announced Monday that it won a $270 million contract to develop a subsea production system for Pemex that will serve the first deepwater subsea field developed by Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company.