Oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is set to make new records in the imminent future, according to Norwegian oil and gas intelligence firm Rystad Energy.Shell’s Appomattox platform. Image source: CrowleyRystad said on Friday that GoM oil production was a mere 1.28 million bpd in 2013, whereas in 2018 production averaged a record high of 1.79 million bpd.The intelligence company forecasted that 2019 production would average 1.95 million bpd, with some months potentially touching the 2 million bpd ceiling.Joachim Milling Gregersen, analyst on Rystad Energy’s upstream team, said: “With earlier than planned production, Appomattox will be a key growth contributor to help push U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production toward a new record high before year-end.” To remind, Shell started production from its Appomattox floating production platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico earlier this month.Production from the platform kicked off several months ahead of its expected startup in the third quarter of 2019.Appomattox, Shell’s largest floating production system in the Gulf of Mexico, will host the adjacent Appomattox and Vicksburg hydrocarbon accumulations.According to Rystad, plateau production at the development will be around 140,000 boe per day while Shell claims that the expected production will peak at 175,000 boe per day.Shell is the operator of the project with a 79 percent stake, while China’s CNOOC owns 21 percent. Oil produced from the Appomattox will be moved by the Mattox Pipeline to the Proteus pipeline system and then onshore.“The torch has been carried by large deepwater fields, of which Appomattox is the latest contribution,” Gregersen added.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by more than 10.000 industry professionals daily.We had almost 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas.These stats allow our partners advertising on Offshore Energy Today to get maximum exposure to their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident summary between Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24.Crimes against a personat 1:06 a.m. on April 24, DPS officers responded to a non-USC female who reported that a suspect confronted her in the parking garage at 1207 27th St. and forcibly removed her purse, watch and necklace. The female sustained injuries to her head and mouth and was examined by an LAFD RA unit, but she declined transportation for medical treatment and was released at the scene. LAPD officers also responded and subsequently took over the investigation.at 8:05 p.M. on April 23, a suspect approached a student who was walking on Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard and grabbed her cellular phone from her hand. The suspect then fled on foot and disappeared from sight. DPS officers responded and conducted a search but were unable to locate the suspect.Crimes against propertyAT 4:59 a.m. on April 24, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect trespassing on the sixth floor of Seeley G. Mudd Building and detained him for investigation. During questioning, the suspect claimed that he was a student, but a check of his name revealed that he was not currently registered. The suspect was then escorted out of the building and released after being advised against trespassing on university property.Miscellaneous incidentsat 10:42 p.m. on April 23, a student on 29th Street and Menlo Avenue was cited to Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for uncooperative and belligerent behavior with LAPD officers who issued him a citation for drinking in public.