OFFSHORE DRILLING: Gulf of Mexico teems with activity even as costs rise Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 HOUSTON -- 2014 is shaping up to be a busy year for the Gulf of Mexico's energy industry. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.