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.
Facebook21Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyLacey Mayor Ryder joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation, and Park Association and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign. The campaign has an ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.Huntamer Park, in the heart of Lacey’s Woodland District, attracts patrons of a summer community concert.This bipartisan group includes mayors from across the country and represents cities large and small, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, representing more than 1,000 U.S. mayors, also unanimously passed a resolution urging all mayors to actively pursue the 10-minute walk to a park goal. Currently, over 130 mayors/cities have endorsed the campaign.“Parks are critically important in Lacey and cities across America. This mayor’s coalition is a great step forward to work together and ensure all Americans have a quality park within a close walk of home,” said Mayor Ryder. “Lacey City Council approved the updated Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan last month which includes Lacey adopting a standard of having a neighborhood park/trail within one-half mile of each resident.” The Plan can be accessed at the City of Lacey website.Studies show high-quality parks provide many benefits to residents and cities, as well, including:Physical and mental health – providing opportunities for physical activities and to interact with natureEconomic – boosting business and helping revitalize neighborhoodsCommunity-building – providing opportunities for neighbors to interact and work together to improve their surroundingsEnvironmental – cleaning and cooling the air, improving climate resilience, and providing opportunities for environmental educationCities Partner to Advance the 10-Minute VisionThe campaign marks the start of a multi-year partnership with cities and mayors across the country. Beginning in 2018, the campaign—led by The Trust for Public Land in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute—will work with select cities to create measurable policies and strategies to advance the 10-minute walk vision. Reaching 100 percent served in cities nationwide will require major advances in park finance and construction; zoning changes to encourage park development; embedding this goal into city parks master plans; the expansion of “joint-use” agreements that open school playgrounds, tracks, and gyms for public use after hours and on weekends; and other innovations.Partner Organizations on the 10-Minute Walk Campaign“Everyone deserves to have a park within a 10-minute walk—that is why we are in the midst of mapping park access for every city and town across America through our new platform, ParkServe®,” said Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development for The Trust for Public Land. “We have already mapped more than 100,000 parks in nearly 7,700 communities across the country. Our research shows, more than 100 million Americans currently do not have access to the countless benefits parks provide. These mayors deserve enormous credit for endorsing the 10-minute walk.”“Thoughtfully designed parks make a positive difference in the quality of life in communities, serving as a respite, a source of civic pride, and a draw for investment activity,” said Patrick L. Phillips, Global Chief Executive Officer for the Urban Land Institute. “We are excited to work with these distinguished mayors and other urban leaders to promote the 10-minute walk campaign and help improve park access in their cities and urban areas across the country.”The JPB Foundation also provided generous support for this effort.For more information or to see the full list of participating mayors/cities, visit 10minutewalk.org.