Gulf of Mexico


Transocean to lay off 110 offshore rig workers

Transocean Deepwater plans to lay off as many as 110 workers after the Houston offshore driller could not secure a new contract for one of its drillships amid low oil prices.


Pemex’s mounting death toll

When 62-year-old Tomas Morales registered a fever of 101.3 Fahrenheit on April 14, the doctor told him to self-isolate. But there was a problem: Morales was on an oil platform off the Mexican coast only reachable by helicopter, and he shared a bedroom with three other workers.