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The American oil and natural gas industry depends on Louisiana. It depends on our friends, families and neighbors who work on the rigs and at the ports to provide fuels that Louisiana and the rest of country needs in constant supply. Thanks to recent developments in American innovation we are doing that work even better and at a bigger scale today than ever before.
While millions of Americans struggle to find work in other parts of the nation, Louisiana residents proudly claim one of the lowest average unemployment rates in the country, fueled largely by the demands of our productive petrochemical industry. Recent technological innovations have increased deepwater activity at an impressive pace, making the Gulf of Mexico the fastest growing offshore market in the world. If you are able to work, have a skill and appropriate training, and are drug-free, there is likely a job for you at a Louisiana port, shipyard, fabrication yard, refinery, pipeline or oilfield service company.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announced that crude oil and natural gas production has begun at the Jack/St. Malo project in the Lower Tertiary trend, deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Jack/St. Malo is a key part of Chevron’s strong queue of upstream projects and was delivered on time and on budget.
Being raised with three brothers ignited a competitive spirit within local business owner Chris Hale.
“I was always taught that I could do anything I wanted to do even though I was a girl,” she said.
Hess Corp.’s quest to harvest crude from its Tubular Bells field in deep Gulf of Mexico waters culminated Friday when oil started flowing at a massive production facility 45 miles from shore.
Sanctioned just three years ago, it is a sprawling, 7,500-ton structure balancing atop a 584-foot-long cylinder that plunges into the sea. By the end of the year, when production ramps up, the floating facility is expected to pull some 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent each day from three wells at the site.