Deepwater Oil Drilling: US & Gulf of Mexico

Technip secures another subsea contract for the Stones development in the GoM

Technip has received a contract from Shell Offshore for the development of subsea infrastructure for the Stones project.

DOT 2015: PEMEX’S chief technology officer to deliver keynote address

Dr. Pedro Silva-Lopez, chief technology officer of PEMEX, will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Deep Offshore Technology International Conference and Exhibition.

Wood Group to develop MWCC training simulator

The Marine Well Containment Co. has contracted Wood Group to provide an operator training simulator as well as to support training for deepwater well control loss containment.

Hess orders Stampede tubulars, line pipe from Vallourec

Hess Corp. has ordered 14,000 tons of tubular goods and line pipe from Vallourec for use on the Stampede project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf operators move forward with benchmark projects

While exploration and rig counts in the Gulf of Mexico are down, multiple projects in the deep and ultra-deepwater Gulf continue to head in the same direction: down, into deeper waters.

Shell orders Appomattox umbilicals from Oceaneering

Oceaneering International Inc. has secured a contract from Shell Offshore Inc. to supply umbilicals for the deepwater Appomattox field development in the Mississippi Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico.

TGS, Fugro to conduct year-long deepwater exploration study offshore Mexico

TGS has authorization from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos to acquire multibeam, coring, and geochemical analysis data over a 600,000-sq km (231,661-sq mi) area offshore Mexico.

Western Gulf of Mexico lease sale yields $22.7 million in high bids

The Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 246 drew $22,675,212 in high bids for tracts on the US outer continental shelf offshore Texas, according to the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Shell taps OneSubsea for Stones 15,000-psi subsea processing systems

Shell Offshore Inc. has awarded OneSubsea a contract to supply subsea processing systems for the Stones project in the Gulf of Mexico.

More good news, bad news for Gulf E&P

Exploration activity in the Gulf of Mexico continues to see new positive milestones, driven by past discoveries and recent field development; and more discouraging ones, owing to the continued state of low oil prices.


Exploring Shell’s FLNG technological advances and opportunities

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Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

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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

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