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Big Foot sighting in the Gulf of Mexico

After years of construction, the colossal Big Foot platform is proving it isn’t just an urban legend. The deepwater offshore rig is finally heading out into the Gulf of Mexico. Although Big Foot was built in Korea, additional work has been ongoing since March 2013 in the Gulf Marine Fabrication yards in Corpus Christi, according to FuelFix. But the rig’s ...

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Guyana defends oil concession in waters claimed by Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s government on Saturday rejected the latest objections raised by neighboring Venezuela over the granting to ExxonMobil Corp. of an oil and gas concession in Caribbean waters claimed by both nations. Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett said in a statement that the project would continue, saying that Guyana has authority over the offshore area in dispute. Rodriguez-Birkett released ...

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Congressmen among dozens attending session on offshore oil

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Two congressmen, opponents holding signs and dozens of others turned out Wednesday as the federal government held another public meeting on the contentious issue of opening wide swaths of the Atlantic off the Carolinas coast to oil and natural gas exploration. “Keep your oil off our beaches!” read a sign held by Charlotte Witte, a 32-year-old ...

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Hercules takes another hit in oil glut

The global oil glut has hit Hercules Offshore, Inc. hard, but circumstances seem unwilling to relent for the company. Hercules announced today that Saudi Aramco is terminating its drilling contract for the Hercules 261 effective March 27, 2015. Discussions between Hercules Offshore and Saudi Aramco were already underway regarding Hercules 262 and Hercules 266. The two companies were discussing the ...

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Public hearings set for upcoming offshore lease sales

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is opening a public comment period on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for upcoming lease sales, according to a press release. BOEM is arranging for lease sales throughout the Gulf of Mexico in upcoming years. Central Planning Area (CPA) Lease Sale 241 is set tentatively for March 2016, while CPA Lease ...

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This new service vessel is making waves in the Gulf

A brand new vessel just hit the water in the Gulf of Mexico, and its makers are calling it the first of its kind in the United States. The Harvey Energy, built by Harvey Gulf International Marine, is engineered to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will service deepwater oil and gas platforms, according to Fox 8 News.  The ...

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