Deepwater Oil Drilling: US & Gulf of Mexico

ConocoPhillips to cut deepwater exploration spending

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) plans to reduce deepwater exploration spending with most of the cuts coming in Gulf of Mexico operations.

Integrated Operations Center keeps Shell in sync with deepwater GoM assets

Some years after the devastating 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, Shell began developing an idea to bring some aspects of offshore platform work to a more controllable environment.


Prompted by the ongoing reform of Mexico's oil and gas market, a number of oilfield service providers have begun to ramp up their E&P activities in the Mexican portion of the GoM.

Stone to proceed with two Pompano tiebacks

Stone Energy Corp. has provided a drilling and production update on its deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations.  

2H Offshore receives multiple contracts for Hess’ Stampede development

2H Offshore has won two separate contracts to verify the design, fabrication, and installation phases of the steel catenary risers (SCR) for the Stampede field development in the central US Gulf of Mexico. 

Shell to fund Appomattox GoM deepwater development

Royal Dutch Shell plc has made the final investment decision to proceed with the Appomattox deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico. 

PGS, Spectrum, Schlumberger combine for major seismic survey offshore Mexico

Petroleum Geo-Services, Spectrum, and Schlumberger have agreed to collaborate on acquisition of 80,000-100,000 km (49,710-62,137 mi) of long-offset 2D data covering what the group says will be all major hydrocarbon provinces offshore Mexico.

US Supreme Court rejects appeals from BP, Anadarko on Macondo fines

The US Supreme Court has rejected appeals from BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and let stand the ruling by a US District judge in New Orleans that BP and Anadarko were automatically liable as co-owners of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. 

LLOG calls on McDermott for Otis tieback in deepwater GoM

LLOG Exploration Offshore has awarded McDermott International a lump-sum contract to support the Otis development in the Gulf of Mexico.

CARBO Ceramics deploys proppant technologies in the GoM

 CARBO Ceramics Inc. has applied two of its proppant technologies, KRYPTOSPHERE HD and SCALEGUARD, for an operator in the Gulf of Mexico’s Lower Tertiary trend, which the company says marks the largest and deepest job for these proprietary technologies to date.


Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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