2. Review a map of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Population Density (US Only) 4. Saturday May 16, 2015 at 12:01 AM May 17, 2015 at 12:10 AM. Explain that this can reduce the need for oil and the threat of future oil spills. SUBSCRIBE NOW $3 for 3 months. The Gulf of Mexico is rich in oil reserves. The Gulf of Mexico Region Notice to Lessees (NTL) No. Terms of Service |  See Definitions, Sources, and Notes link above for more information on this table. This activity targets the following skills: The resources are also available at the top of the page. Help students analyze their logs to determine how they can directly reduce their oil consumption. Community Social Vulnerability Indicators (US Gulf Coast) 2. Houston — Oil and gas upstream activity in the US Gulf of Mexico could pick up in 2021, even as production is expected to dip slightly because of reduced drilling in 2020 stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, analysts said this week. Booms were placed as barriers throughout the Gulf Coast to prevent oil from entering fragile ecosystems. Assess students’ written responses based on content, organization, and vocabulary. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was an industrial disaster that began on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect, considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry and estimated to be 8 to 31 percent larger in volume than the previous largest, the Ixtoc I oil spill, also in the Gulf of Mexico. Kerr-McGee drilling platform, known as Kermac Rig No. 4. In June 1954, a revolutionary mobile platform concept was launched from its shipyard in Louisiana. Israel's Navitas Petroleum said on Tuesday the Blackstone Group signed a preliminary deal to raise its stake in a drilling project in the Gulf of Mexico to 47% from 16%. While offshore companies are accustomed to turning off wells temporarily during hurricanes and other extreme weather, shale oil production is known for shorter cycles from drilling to initial extraction. Ask students to use the map, including the map legend, to answer the following questions: 3. EL DORADO, Arkansas – Murphy Oil Corp.’s Gulf of Mexico production averaged 82,000 boe/d in 4Q 2019, the company revealed in its latest results statement.. During 4Q, the Nearly Headless Nick well in Mississippi Canyon block 387 came online with a peak rate of about 6,900 boe/d. community and interactions of living and nonliving things in an area. April 21, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon burns in the Gulf of Mexico. Community Social Well-Being Indicators (US Gulf Coast) 3. Overview of the Gulf of Mexico. Have students brainstorm additional ways to reduce their oil use. For instance, while many countries have systems in place to treat and distribute clean drinking water, in many other countries around the globe, communities may only have access to untreated or contaminated water. Big oil spills are known killers of wildlife. The Gulf of Mexico holds huge untapped offshore oil deposits that could help power the U.S. for decades. For more information on the file types available on the Disc Media Store, please click here. Report Gulf of Mexico Offshore Fracking, Health & Safety Oil & Gas Issues: Discuss Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Fracking Issues Blue Dots = Oil & Gas Health or Safety Issue Reported Oil & Natural Gas Drilling Sites, Power Plants, Renewable Energy, Refineries Add pin, enter address, describe health issue(s) & number of people Explore patterns of resource distribution with this curated collection. Offshore shut-ins and other cost reductions are among the factors pressuring companies such as Schlumberger Ltd. , Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Co. to lay off the oil-field-service workers that they provide to producers on a contract basis. Gulf of Mexico federal offshore oil production accounts for 17% of total U.S. crude oil production and federal offshore natural gas production in the Gulf accounts for 5% of total U.S. dry production. Beacon Offshore Energy has made an oil discovery at the Winterfell offshore well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Kosmos Energy, a partner in the project has informed. 1. They discuss the effectiveness and flaws of oil cleanup strategies based on the results. But in 1979, an accident at the much more shallow exploratory well Ixtoc I near Mexico’s Bay of Campeche dumped an estimated 147 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.