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Gulf Of Mexico Bacteria Found To Break Down And Consume Crude Oil
2013-04-09 09:49:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it happened in 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill released 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and was described as one of the greatest man-made ecological disasters to ever impact the region. However, new research presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans this week suggested that the Gulf has a natural mechanism capable of breaking down spilled...

2013-04-03 16:20:22

GALVESTON, Texas, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mariner Group, LLC, (Mariner) a world leader in delivering advanced Situational Awareness and Response software announced today that the Port of Galveston selected CommandBridge(TM) as the cornerstone of its Maritime Command and Control & Situational Awareness project. Galveston will deploy CommandBridge, the industry-leading situation management and response platform, to improve security and operations across its 850 acres of...

2013-04-02 16:23:02

Ecopetrol America Inc. placed bids partnering with Murphy Exploration and Production Company, Anadarko US Offshore Corporation, MCX Gulf of Mexico LLC and JX Nippon Oil Exploration (U.S.A.) Limited. BOGOTA, Colombia, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) announces that its U.S. affiliate (Ecopetrol America Inc.) placed the most competitive bids for 6 blocks in the "Central Planning Area Lease Sale 227" round held in New Orleans, as...

2013-04-01 16:22:02

HOUSTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced that its subsidiaries were the apparent high bidders on nine shallow water blocks and five deepwater blocks in the recent Gulf of Mexico lease sale held by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Lease Sale 227, held March 20 in New Orleans, received 407 bids from 52 companies on 320 tracts, with the high bids totaling more than $1.2 billion. On the...

First Two-Headed Bull Shark Discovered
2013-03-26 09:36:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report in the Journal of Fish Biology,“¯American marine biologists discovered the first ever two-headed bull shark last year in the Gulf of Mexico. Different from conjoined twins whose bodies are connected in utero, the phenomenon known as dicephalia has previously  been observed in other marine species such as blue or tope sharks. “This is certainly one of those interesting and rarely...

2013-03-26 04:20:46

HOUSTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) and Wood Group PSN today announced the formation of an offshore reserve response team. Made up of 100 select reserve operations personnel, the team will be activated should MWCC's modular capture vessels (MCVs) be called upon to respond to a well control incident in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The team would be deployed to a deepwater well control incident to operate the processing equipment on the MCVs...

2013-03-25 12:22:52

- Coronado Discovery Encounters More Than 400 Net Feet of Oil Pay - DALLAS and HOUSTON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Venari Resources LLC, a deepwater oil exploration and production company in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced a major discovery at its Coronado prospect. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/NY80025LOGO ) The Coronado discovery, which spud on June 1, 2012, encountered more than 400 feet of net oil pay. The Coronado well, which was drilled to a...

2013-03-21 16:22:49

LAFAYETTE, La., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) today announced the results of its participation in the Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale 227 held Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ("BOEM") in New Orleans covering available blocks in the Central Gulf of Mexico. Stone submitted the apparent high bid ("AHB") on 11 offshore blocks. Stone's share of the lease bonuses for the 11 AHBs totaled approximately $38.4 million. The...

2013-03-21 12:26:22

MIAMI, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hugo Cancio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fuego Enterprises, Inc., (OTC Pink: FUGI) announced today that Fuego has completed its acquisition of 51% of The Americas Group Cuba Business Enterprise LLC (TAGCBE) in exchange for shares of Fuego Enterprises, Inc. which are traded over the market under the symbol: FUGI. TAGCBE is focused on providing strategic advice to individuals and companies interested in doing business with Cuba and/or...

2013-03-21 12:24:20

DALLAS and HOUSTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Venari Resources LLC ("Venari" or the "Company"), a deepwater oil exploration and production company in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced it was the high bidder on 15 deep water blocks in the Central Gulf of Mexico offshore lease sale held yesterday by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in New Orleans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/NY80025LOGO) The Company was successful on 15 of 18 total bids for a total...


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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