Whisper it quietly: The Gulf of Mexico remains the long-term 'must have' asset in virtually every major operator's portfolio. Production is still rising with several
major deepwater projects recently on- stream and at least six more due to flow this year. Still, technological, operational and economic challenges lie ahead.
The industry is responding with new collaborative alliances, partnerships and joint ventures, for greenfield developments as well as for operational efficiency from existing facilities and brownfield production enhancement.
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Managing Director and Senior Oilfield Services Analyst, Credit Suisse
President and CEO Venari Resources
Ultra-Deepwater Technology Manager, DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory
Chairman, President & CEO Noble Energy, Inc.
President and CEO Talos Energy LLC
James Pappas, P.E.
President, Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, RPSEA
Senior Vice President, Technology ABS
Vice President of Asset Support, U.S. Offshore Statoil
Dr. Edgar Rangel German
Commissioner National Hydrocarbon Commission, Mexico
NADL Receives Contract Extension For West Elara Jackup North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. received a firm one-well extension plus one optional well from Statoil Petroleum AS for the jackup West Elara, according to a Jan. 20 press release. The work will begin in direct continuation of West Elara's existing contract with Statoil. The West Elara has worked for Statoil since 2011.
US Drillers Add Most Oil Rigs Since April 2013 U.S. energy companies this week added the most oil rigs in nearly four years, extending an eight-month recovery as drillers take advantage of a deal by OPEC to cut supplies that has boosted prices over $50 a barrel since early December.Drillers added 29 oil rigs in the week to Jan. 20, bringing the total count up to 551, the most since November 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said on Jan. 20. During the same week a year ago, there were 510 active oil rigs.Since crude prices first topped $50 a barrel in May after recovering from 13-year lows in February, drillers have added a total of 235 oil rigs in 30 of the past 34 weeks, the biggest recovery in rigs since a global oil glut crushed the market over two years starting in mid-2014.