Ataria Malveaux was 18, just out of high school, when she fled a chaotic family life in Houston for the promise of making quick money in Dallas. She soon discovered her would-be employer was a pimp; only the help of another woman allowed her to escape forced prostitution.
Delfin Midstream is moving ahead with front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on its Delfin LNG scheme.
The biggest US oil-import hub wants to grab a piece of surging North American crude exports.
Krewe Energy said it has completed an acquisition with Hilcorp Energy for its West Little Lake field.
Oil major Shell said it has made a new exploration discovery in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil major Shell plans to reduce its headcount in the Gulf of Mexico by more than 150 offshore jobs in the Gulf of Mexico.
GE Oil & Gas will cut 269 jobs from a facility in Louisiana later this year.
A representative of the native American Houma Nation Council will attend Shell’s annual general meeting next week to call on the board and investors to put an end to new offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico.
Chevron has sold a number of assets in the Gulf of Mexico to privately-owned Cox Oil.
Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract to design and supply a complete power island for Cleco Corporation.
GE Drilling has informed employees at its Louisiana plant it plans to make 77 redundancies.
Caza Oil and Gas has announced plans to go private and delist from the stock market.
A clean-up operation is under way after crude oil spilled into a body of water in southern Louisiana.
Northcote Energy expects to begin drilling the Lutcher Moore-21 well on the Shoats Creek field in Louisiana in US in the middle of May.
Plans to sell off oil and gas leases in the US have been hit by protests from environmentalists.
Oil major Chevron could reduce its headcount in the Gulf of Mexico by up to 385 positions.
The University of Louisiana has been displaying dozens of black-and-white images taken more than 40 years ago documenting the living and working conditions of coal miners.
Petsec Energy said a platform jacket will be fabricated and installed over the Main Pass block on its Hummer exploration prospect.
Dallas-based Gulf Coast Western has acquired the assets of Louisiana-based Orbit Energy Partners.
The collapse in the oil price claimed its latest shale drilling victim when Swift Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States.
BG Group has received approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate a natural gas liquefaction and export facility in Louisiana.
Oil major Chevron said it has made a “significant discovery” after the appraisal of the Anchor discovery in the Gulf of Mexico. The original discovery well, which is located 140 miles off the coast of Louisiana, was drilled in late last year to a depth of 33,750feet and encountered 690feet of net oil pay. The appraisal drilling began in June this year and Chevron said complete appraisal of the field will require further delineation wells and technical studies.
Vantage Drilling said its subsidiary will be reducing it headcount at a site in the Gulf of Mexico in a bid to streamline costs. The company said around 135 employees faced losing their jobs with the first round of cuts already started.
Three people have died while two others have been seriously injured after an explosion at a natural gas plant in Louisiana. The fatally injured were contractors working at the Williams Partners facility in the town of Gibson which is around 60 miles from New Orleans. The two seriously injured are being treated at nearby hospitals following the explosion.
Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract from Yuhang Chemical Inc (YCI) for its first major project in the US. The subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang company has planned a 1.7million tons per year world-scale methanol on the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The contract will see Amec Foster Wheeler provide engineering, project management, procurement and early construction services.