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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,...

2014-08-07 23:01:06

TGS, a global multi-client geoscience data provider, has given a gift of digital seismic and well log data from the Gulf of Mexico to the Department of Geology & Geological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, S.D. Students preparing to enter the petroleum industry will begin analyzing the information from over 3,000 square miles in the Gulf this fall. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Department of Geology & Geological...

Gulf of Mexico dead zone
2014-08-06 02:00:11

NOAA Headquarters Mapped size confirms NOAA forecast for an average-sized hypoxia zone this year NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer  — approximately the size of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruise from July 27 to August 2. This area falls within the predicted range of 4,633 to 5,708 square miles forecast by a suite of...

2014-08-05 16:22:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lifted the suspension and proposed debarment, and removed the statutory disqualification, previously imposed by the EPA. This action is subject to the condition that the Company continue to comply with the conditions of its existing plea agreement (previously announced January 3, 2013) resolving environmental violations relating to the Company's...

2014-07-31 08:26:27

- Second-quarter highlights HOUSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced second-quarter 2014 earnings of $505 million or $1.31 per diluted common share and adjusted earnings, which exclude certain items that impact the comparability of results, of $644 million or $1.67 per share. For the same period in the prior year, Apache's earnings were $1 billion or $2.54 per diluted common share and adjusted earnings were $813 million or $2.04 per share....

2014-07-31 04:21:38

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell's (NYSE:RDS.A)(NYSE:RDS.B) second quarter 2014 earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis (see Note 2), were $5.1 billion compared with $2.4 billion for the same quarter a year ago. Earnings included an identified net charge of $1.0 billion after tax, mainly reflecting impairments which were partly offset by divestment gains (see page 6). Second quarter 2014 CCS earnings excluding...

2014-07-28 16:23:50

For only the second time, US citizens can run in the Havana Marathon or Half Marathon; entrants can vie for a chance to win a spot on the Havana Marathon 4-Day Tour, Nov 14-17 NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is Cuba on your bucket list of places you've wanted to visit? What if you could get up close and personal with its capital city, Havana, or at least 26.2 miles of it? For only the second time, American marathoners will get the chance to run in the...


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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