Volume 30 | August 1, 2017
BIC Column: Director Lori LeBlanc- This Man Knows We Can Have It All 

"Seven years ago, Angelle was the vocal, passionate champion of Louisiana’s efforts to end the offshore drilling moratorium and get our people back to work in the Gulf, and his efforts were hugely successful. Working hand-in-hand with a grassroots advocacy group, Gulf Economic Survival Team, and with the support of industry organizations like LMOGA, Angelle met numerous times with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other key federal leaders to press for a speedy resumption to Gulf drilling. In October 2010,

the moratorium was lifted, a month earlier than the president had originally intended.


Part of Angelle’s success in this effort was his belief that, as a state and a nation, we can have it all: energy production, safety and environmental sustainability. Today, he takes that commitment with him in his

new job as director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in Washington, a post that is very important to the future of the Gulf as an energy resource and as an economic engine for our entire country." 

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Gulf Of Mexico Growth Second Only To Permian via Oil Price 

Big projects are coming back, according to the U.S. government’s energy data compiler. Gulf of Mexico oil production is projected to have the second-largest growth among U.S. oil plays through 2018, according to a note released by the EIA.


While the U.S. shale boom, which shines particularly brightly in the Permian, has attracted the vast majority of market attention, shale plays are not the only locations of successful oil and gas operations in the country. The Gulf of Mexico is still popular enough to receive $275 million in a recent lease sale, and according to Wood Mackenzie breakevens in the region are below $50/bbl.

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Pushing Innovation to New Depths
Via Chevron 
"With each of our major Gulf of Mexico deep water projects, Chevron had to do something that we haven’t done before. By extending existing and developing new technologies, we have proven we can operate in deeper water and deal with higher pressures and address the many challenges that we see."
Beauty in the Gulf 
A day in the life of a Gulf Energy Worker
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