BOEM, BSEE looking to boost Gulf of Mexico oil and gas output

first_imgIn 2019,facilities in deepwater Gulf of Mexico averaged a record-breaking 1.7 millionbarrels of oil per day. About 4 out of 5 deepwater facilities are producingless than 50 per cent of their daily oil production capacity, based on athree-year average of daily production rates. Deepwaterproduction, which comes from depths greater than 200 meters, accounts for 92per cent of total Gulf of Mexico offshore oil production, and 14 per cent ofall domestic oil produced in the U.S. The study wouldexamine specific economic parameters used by BOEM and BSEE for new andhigh-cost technologies like extended-reach subsea tiebacks. It is worthnoting that the BOEM team began to evaluate the specific features of deepwaterfacilities, examine whether changes to the economic parameters used by BSEEcould lead to expanded production or address other BSEE policy goals, and makerecommendations as appropriate. Throughcollaboration, BOEM and BSEE identified contingent resources that exist 30-60miles away from existing facilities. This research will identify anydifficulties that new technological advances may face, that could potentiallyhinder production and project economics. BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank added: “BSEE has provided some important initial data, and our team will consider the economic parameters used to examine these extended-reach subsea tieback projects given the capacity that exists in the region. Based on that analysis, BSEE could then have more tools to minimize stranded resources”. Implementationof these parameters could minimize stranded or left behind hydrocarbonresources. This research would apply to developments that might connect todeepwater facilities that have additional production capacity. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are advancing research regarding policies which could help increase oil and gas production from deepwater infrastructure already in place in the Gulf of Mexico. Scott Angelle, BSEE Director, said: “This research will help ensure our nation continues to achieve top oil and gas production by reducing stranded assets. A cursory review of the preliminary data suggests the time is right to usher in updated policies to ensure we are efficiently developing our natural resources and value for the American people”.last_img read more

Super Eagles Play Senegal in Last Friendly before Nations Cup

first_imgReports from the Eagles’ camp point to a very positive ambience with players and officials thinking of how to bring honour and glory to the nation when the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday, June 21.The Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Zimbabwe on June 9 in their last warm-up game played in Asaba, Delta State.The last time Nigeria and Senegal clashed at senior level was two years ago in London. Kelechi Iheanacho equalized from the spot after Moussa Sow had put Senegal ahead – both goals coming in the second half.Three –time African champions Nigeria are on an eight –match unbeaten run since elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.Today’s game has been scheduled to start at 7pm Egypt time (6pm Nigeria time) and both federations have agreed the match be played behind closed door in order to enable both coaching crews to tinker with tactics and strategy during the encounter.Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that his assistant captain, Ahmed Musa, will not feature in today’s game.Rohr cited ill-health as the reason why the Saudi Arabia-based winger is being left out of the squad.“Musa is sick as a result of this he will not play against Senegal,” the German said.Rohr also revealed that striker Henry Onyekuru and right-back Shehu Abdullahi won’t face the Teranga Lions.There’s however good news as Oghenekaro Etebo and Chidozie Awaziem, who were down with cold while training in Asaba, Delta State, are now fit to play.“Etebo and Awaziem have recovered from illness and they have been training with us. So they are available for selection for the big match against Africa’s best team Senegal,” Rohr said.The Nigeria delegation will depart from Ismailia tomorrow morning for Alexandria – venue of their Group B games against Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar on June 22, 26 and 30 respectively.Senegal are up against Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania in Group C and will play their games in Cairo.Egyptian referee Mahmoud Ashor will take charge of proceedings today and will be assisted by compatriots Mohamed Abdel Mgeed, Ahmed Salah and Said Abdollah.Egypt 2019 is Nigeria’s 18th appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations, three more than Senegal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Brazil celebrate Phillipe Coutinho’s second goal against Bolivia in the opening game of the Copa America Demola OjoNigeria’s Super Eagles look forward to a good outing as they face the Teranga Lions of Senegal today in Ismaila, Egypt.The Lions are ranked Africa’s number one team, with the Super Eagles still third in Africa, despite dropping three spots to 45th in the latest FIFA ranking.last_img read more