Shell leads high offers in Gulf of Mexico

The oil company Shell Offshore Inc. leads all companies in the sum of high offers in the Gulf of Mexico. The company made 20 bids in the $ 55.9 million value, including the single largest apparent bid of $ 24.1 million in Atwater Valley Block 64, as well as $ 5.1 million in Mississippi Canyon Block 845.

Statoil is second in both sums of high bids and higher individual bids. The Norwegian company said 13 high bids totaling $ 44.5 million, including $ 21.2 million in the Walker Ridge Block 55 and US $ 11.1 million in Walker Ridge Block 189.

Hess Corp., the US, was third in total apparent high bids and higher bids only. With 12 high bids, it is set to spend US $ 43.9 million, including $ 18.3 million in Green Canyon Block 287 and US $ 6.8 million for Green Canyon Block 72.

The strong sales today reflects the continued optimism of the industry and the interest on the Continental Shelf of the Gulf Exterior, a cornerstone of the offshore oil and gas resources vital part of President Trump plan to become energy independent of the United States.



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