The Shell Robert Training and Conference Center in Louisiana has established a new partnership with Maersk Training, which will see the global safety specialists deliver enhanced training to the Gulf of Mexico offshore workforce.
April 20, 2021, marks the eleventh anniversary of the biggest ever oil industry disaster in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, in which 11 people died after the Transocean semi-submersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank at BP's Macondo well location, followed by a huge oil spill that kept flowing into the sea for 87 days.
Exxon Mobil Corp. proposed a giant, $100 billion hub to capture carbon dioxide emissions along the U.S. Gulf Coast in Texas but warned that government funding would be required to pay for and develop it.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts U.S. crude oil production in the U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico to increase in the next two years, according to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). By the end of 2022, 13 new projects could account for about 12% of total GOM crude oil production, or about 200,000 barrels per day (bpd).