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In this April 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Federal judge grants trial delay in BP oil spill fraud case

The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Court Judge Louis Guirola Jr. found the evidence so voluminous that attorneys would need more time to prepare their defenses.
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Watch: Anadarko’s Heidelberg spar makes 400-mile trip to deep Gulf of Mexico

On Monday, the Woodlands-based oil explorer released a video showing the spar’s 23,000-ton hull traveling 400 miles over four days.
A column of smoke comes off the West Delta 32 complex in the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on a Black Elk platform on Nov. 16, 2012. (U.S. Coast Guard)

Manslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 platform blast

The blast killed three Filipino workers — Avelino Tajonera, Ellroy Corporal and Jerome Malagapo — and injured several others.
LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel left, and plant manager Todd Monette right, walk through the Olefins Plant of LyondellBasell Chemical Company during a tour Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Channelview. 
 ( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

LyondellBasell moves forward with new chemical plant in Channelview

The move shows the Gulf Coast’s petrochemical boom is continuing as companies look to take advantage of cheap natural gas that is used as feedstock for manufacturing chemicals and plastics.
Map of Shell prospects in the Gulf of Mexico. (Shell)

Shell finds 100 million oil barrels in deep-water Gulf discovery

Royal Dutch Shell has drilled its longest-ever well and found 100 million barrels of oil equivalent buried at one of its recent deep-water discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Wednesday.
FRAMO Offshore Technology Conference at the NRG Center Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas. ( Gary Coronado / Houston Chronicle )

Shell vessel heads to deep Gulf waters amid region’s uncertainty

The Anglo-Dutch oil major’s latest project is slated to produce a peak 50,000 barrels a day in a region estimated to hold up to 2 billion barrels a day in production.
(Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News)

Shell affiliates are buyers, sellers in $390 million midstream transaction

Shell and other producers have also been using deals that sell some of their pipelines to help raise cash as they struggle with low crude oil prices.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Atwood Oceanics extends Gulf of Mexico rig contract, eyes additional work in Brazil

Atwood’s new contract for the rig is 60 percent smaller than a previous three-year contract with Noble.
Otis Barnes, left, of Port Arthur, and his daughter, Kay Barnes, of Groves, watch as the 15-story, 8,000-ton hull of the Neptune SeaStar - an oil and gas production platform that Australia-based BHP Billiton, Marathon Oil, Woodside Energy and Repsol will operate - is towed by tugboats down the Port Arthur Ship Canal Saturday morning, May 19, 2007.
BHP Billiton commissioned the rig to be built in June 2005, and that year's hurricanes didn't stop construction. This is one of the few hulls built in the U.S. rather than Finland, Korea or Japan, and the construction provided jobs when the hurricanes wiped out a lot of others for months.
May 19, 2007

Marathon Oil selling Gulf fields for $205 million

The Houston oil producer said Monday it is holding onto minority stakes in two Gulf projects.
Lee Tillman, of Marathon Oil Company, delivers remarks in  the Unconventional Impact Pane during the Offshore Technology Conference at NRG Park on May 5, 2014, in Houston, Tx. (Mayra Beltran/Houston Chronicle)

Marathon Oil to shed 200 jobs, restructure upstream business

The move shuffles Houston-based Marathon’s Bakken Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and Oklahoma assets into one division.