Deepwater Oil Drilling: US & Gulf of Mexico

Technip closes sale of diving assets in Gulf of Mexico

Technip has completed the sale of its diving assets in the US Gulf of Mexico to Ranger Offshore Inc.

Blue Ocean sets deepwater subsea intervention record

Blue Ocean Technologies has set another record for deepwater subsea interventions. Blue Ocean’s Interchangeable riserless intervention system (IRIS) recently intervened on a deepwater production well in the Gulf of Mexico’s Desoto Canyon, reaching a record-breaking 8,200 ft (2,499 m).

DeepStar study assesses cost-effective dry tree solutions

DeepStar evaluated a large number of novel concepts for a common design basis, focusing on identification and characterization of key technical performance parameters, constructability, and economic factors. The economic factors are most important for these designs to be considered attractive for development of marginal fields with short field life and fewer wells. The authors present the alternative development themes for obtaining dry tree and direct vertical access capability.

Shell expands presence in deepwater GoM with Mars B

Shell's Mars B project, located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, produced first oil in the first quarter of this year. It is the first time that significant infrastructure has been added to an existing deepwater field in the Gulf, says Shell.

Deepwater production to reach 1.9 MMboe/d in 2016

Production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is expected to reach a new peak of 1.9 MMboe/d in 2016, according to Wood Mackenzie's latest outlook.

Cardona goes onstream in the Gulf of Mexico

Stone Energy Corp. has started production from the deepwater Cardona development in Mississippi Canyon block 29 in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Jack/St. Malo goes onto production in the Gulf of Mexico

The Jack/St. Malo project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is on production. 

InterMoor completes Delta House hook-up in Gulf of Mexico

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has successfully installed and hooked up a permanent mooring system for the Delta House field floating production system (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

Production has begun from the deepwater Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hess, partners sanction Stampede development in the deepwater GoM

Hess Corp. and its partners will proceed with the development of Stampede, an oil and gas project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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