Deepwater Oil Drilling: US & Gulf of Mexico

Online exclusive: Mexico’s bidding round for shallow water kicks off

The Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission recently published the bidding and contract terms for the first 14 oil and gas areas in shallow waters.

Williams and DCP commence gas flow from ultra-deepwater GoM pipeline

Williams and DCP Midstream Partners, LP announced that the new extended Discovery natural gas gathering pipeline system has come online. 

New rig tracking service sees modest decline in GoM activity

Gaffney, Cline & Associates (GCA) has launched a new weekly commentary and tracking service that reviews US onshore and Gulf of Mexico (GoM) rig activity.

BOEM identifies GoM lease sale acreage

The US Interior Department and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plan to offer 41.2 million acres for oil and gas exploration and development in the Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 235 that will be held in New Orleans on March 18, 2015.

US BOEM offshore leasing program prioritizes GoM, proposes new Atlantic area

US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced the next step in the development of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022.

BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips team up in the GoM

BP has formed a new ownership and operating model with Chevron and ConocoPhillips to focus on moving two BP discoveries closer to development and provide expanded exploration access in the emerging geologic trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Technip receives GoM subsea contracts

Stone Energy Corp. has awarded Technip both a flexible pipe supply contract and an installation contract for the Amethyst field in Mississippi Canyon 26 in the Gulf of Mexico.

OneSubsea announces Jack/St. Malo involvement

Chevron Corp. recently achieved first oil from the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico. OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, supplied the subsea production and processing systems for these deepwater fields.

Hess orders Stampede umbilicals from Oceaneering

Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) has contracted Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE:OII) to supply umbilicals and umbilical distribution hardware to the Stampede project. 

UH to lead offshore energy research center

The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues.

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