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Deepwater Horizon Oil Rained Down To The Sea Floor

Deepwater Horizon Oil Rained Down To The Sea Floor

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, much of the oil that leaked into the Gulf of Mexico disappeared, with scientists suspecting that it sank to the seafloor and out of view. Now,...

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2014-10-28 20:21:42

HOUSTON, TX, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nexen and co-owners in the Hess-operated Stampede development in the Gulf of Mexico today announced they have reached a final investment decision to proceed with the development of this project. Nexen U.S., wholly-owned by CNOOC Limited, estimates the reservoir contains 300-350 million barrels of recoverable oil. The Stampede development is expected to begin production in 2018 through an 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) tension leg...

2014-10-27 20:20:52

-- Ecopetrol America Inc. owns 40% of the block, which is operated by Repsol USA. BOGOTA, Colombia, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) reports the discovery of hydrocarbons in the Leon exploratory well located deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico (USA), operated by Repsol USA (60%), in partnership with Ecopetrol America Inc. (40%). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090209/ARM001LOGO The well is located 219 miles (354 kilometers)...

2014-10-23 12:23:02

- Guadalupe Discovery Encounters Significant Oil Pay - DALLAS and HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venari Resources LLC, a deepwater oil exploration and production company in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced a material oil discovery at its Guadalupe prospect in Keathley Canyon Block 10. The Guadalupe-1 well, which spud in June 2014 and drilled in 3,992 feet of water to a total depth of 30,173 feet, encountered significant oil pay in the Lower Tertiary Wilcox Sands....

2014-10-16 08:23:27

- Record revenue of $6.25 billion for the quarter, up 5% sequentially HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced today results for the third quarter of 2014 are as follows: Q3 2014 Q3 2013 Q2 2014 ------- ------- ------- Revenue (millions) $6,250 $5,787 $5,935 Adjusted net income (non-GAAP, millions)...

2014-10-14 23:04:07

Omega Protein is being lauded for its sustainability by international sustainability certification program Friend of the Sea. The award recertifies the Company’s operations in the Gulf of Mexico producing fish meal and fish oil as sustainable, and follows the recent release of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which details Omega Protein’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility through its products and community service. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October...

2014-10-08 16:22:37

LONDON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf of Mexico well intervention market is expected to reach $0.74 billion by 2017, up from $0.47 billion in 2013. Gulf of Mexico federal offshore oil production accounts for 23 percent of total U.S. crude oil production and federal offshore natural gas production in the Gulf accounts for 7 percent of total U.S. dry production. Over 40 percent of total U.S. petroleum refining capacity is located along the Gulf coast, as well as 30 percent of total...

2014-08-28 08:23:39

Additional pay discovered at Katmai and resources increased at Dantzler HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced final well results at the Katmai exploration well and the Dantzler appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. At Katmai, wireline logging data indicates a total of 154 net feet of crude oil pay was discovered in multiple reservoirs, including 117 net feet in Middle Miocene and 37 net feet in Lower Miocene reservoirs. The...

deepwater horizon drifters
2014-08-22 03:30:49

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Science consortium offers new information to predict how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean. Nearly two years to the day...

2014-08-15 12:22:07

HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced that the Bright exploration well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico reached the targeted Upper and Middle Miocene objectives and did not encounter hydrocarbons. Drilled to a total depth of 13,500 feet on Atwater Valley 362, the well has been plugged and abandoned. Full well assessment and the integration of drilling results into the Company's geologic models is ongoing to determine forward exploration...

2014-08-13 12:22:53

- Total Equity Raise for Company of $2.4 Billion DALLAS and HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venari Resources LLC, (the "Company") a deepwater oil exploration and production company in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced that it has raised an additional $1.3 billion of equity commitments. Venari's management and existing private equity and investment firms Warburg Pincus, Kelso & Company, Temasek and The Jordan Company, were joined by several new investors, including GIC,...


Latest Gulf of Mexico Reference Libraries

Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

American Mediterranean Sea
2013-04-18 12:49:28

The American Mediterranean Sea is the combined waterbody of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The American Mediterranean’s surface area is 4.319 million square kilometers and an average depth of 7,270 feet. The basins of the sea include those of the southern Caribbean: The Venezuelan, the Magdalena River, the two Colombians and the Gulf of Darien; and the Yucatan Basin. It also consists of the Mexican and the Mississippi basin, both of the Gulf of Mexico. The sea is considered...

ENSO Effects On Ocean Waters
2012-09-14 11:46:45

The above graph highlights how the ENSO has an impact on water temps. Northern Gulf of Mexico during EL-Nino: The first part of March during this EL-Nino cycle saw water temps in the 56-60F range, while the 8-14th saw water temps warm to the 60-64F range. By the third week of March temps had maintained 60-64F. The last week of March the temps dropped back to around 56-60F. Northern Gulf of Mexico during LA-Nina: The first week of March saw water temps approach the 70-72F range, by the...

Low Pressure Development Near The Gulf Coast
2012-06-15 02:30:39

As of 2:30pm Friday afternoon an area of disturbed weather has intensified in coverage over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. At this time the NHC has given the area a 0% of development. As it continues to track westward across the Gulf of Mexico it will bring increased winds/seas and heavy precipitation to the area. Severe weather also can’t be ruled out with this system as it continues westward over the next couple of days. Places that are going to be impacted with increased seas will be any...

The Loop Ocean Current
2012-07-10 18:20:32

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans. The reason for this is that ocean currents can play a major role on not only weather but also the climate of a region. The current that we are looking at is called the Loop Current. If you look at the image above you can see that it’s situated just off the west coast of Florida and extends into the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop current is a warm current and this creates a warmer surrounding in...

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