Tag: Olympus

BP starts pumping crude at major deep-water Gulf project

BP said Monday it began pumping crude from a new well at one of its four major deep-water hubs in the Gulf of Mexico last week, the second major startup in U.S. offshore region this year.  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 »

Olympus offshore platform arrives at deep-water destination (photos)

Shell’s massive Olympus production platform has reached its destination in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, ending an 18,000-mile journey that began last year in South Korea.  More »

New oil platforms rise high to reach deep (photos)

The first wave of oil platforms since business went on hold in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill in 2010 are under construction on its shores as technological breakthroughs allow geologists and engineers to find and reach large oil reserves in previously mysterious regions deep under water and deeper under rock.  More »

PHOTOS: Shell is moving mountains for deep-water Gulf oil

Royal Dutch Shell is showing off its new Olympus platform, docked near Corpus Christi for final preparations before it sails for the Mars B project in the Gulf.  More »

Shell’s Olympus platform readies for Gulf of Mexico journey

The 10 million-pound drilling rig for Shell’s Olympus oil platform will begin a four-day voyage along the Texas coast on Thursday to be joined with its massive hull. See photos of the record-setting platform’s construction and journey across the ocean.  More »

Long journey for oil platform hull ends in Texas

The hull of Royal Dutch Shell’s Olympus offshore platform traveled 18,000 miles from South Korea. It arrived Saturday at a Texas port where it will be assembled before it sails to its final location in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Shell's Odum swings big iron in the Gulf

Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum, shown here at the Shell Houston Open, talks to us about the oil major’s outlook in the Gulf of Mexico and the costs of the drilling moratorium. (Photo: Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle)  More »

Shell goes all in with Gulf deep-water platform

Shell Oil plans to build the Olympus production platform to serve the Mars fields in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »