Deepwater Oil Drilling: US & Gulf of Mexico

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 ft (6,299 m). 

Fugro sets seafloor drill water depth record

Fugro has set a seafloor drill water depth record of 2,923 m (9,589 ft) while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing borehole to 62 m (203 ft) below the seafloor.


Delta House sees first production in deepwater GoM

LLOG Exploration Co. has started production from the Delta House FPS in the Gulf of Mexico’s Mississippi Canyon 254.

Chevron adds drillship in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Chevron Corp. reports that the Transocean Deepwater Asgard has arrived in the US Gulf of Mexico to work under a two-year contract.

Cobalt P&A’s GoM appraisal well after riser problem

Cobalt International Energy Inc. (NYSE:CIE) has P&A’d its North Platte #2 appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico due to a seal failure in the riser connection system. 

Industry advances deepwater production riser technology

This issue of Offshore magazine includes an update to the Deepwater Production Riser Systems & Components Poster. Nearly five years have passed since the last edition of this poster was published, and there have been several advances related to riser technology over this short period of time.

Hess hosts congressional visit to Tubular Bells in deepwater GoM

Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) will host a visit of a bipartisan congressional delegation to its Tubular Bells oil and gas production facility in the Mississippi Canyon area of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. 

Feasibility study assesses two dry tree options for the Gulf of Mexico

Operators in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) are increasingly looking to ultra-deepwater (5,000-ft/1,524-m water depth) fields and more challenging reservoirs to deliver the hydrocarbons that the energy market demands and to satisfy their production growth objectives. DNV GL was granted an award by the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, partially funded by the US Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, to manage a project to develop dry tree semi concepts for the ultra-deepwater fields in the GoM.

Oil production in federal GoM expected to keep increasing

Crude oil production in the federal Gulf of Mexico is expected to continue to rise over the next two years, according to a recent report issued by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Deep Down records GoM projects

Deep Down Inc. has won several contracts for deepwater work in the Gulf of Mexico from “major operators.” 


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Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2014

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award – the top five offshore field development projects for 2014....