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Deepwater Oil Drilling: US & 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.

Repsol makes oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Repsol has made a new discovery of high-quality oil in the US Gulf of Mexico. The find was made 352 km (219 mi) from the Louisiana coast in an ultra-deepwater well named León, located in the Keathley Canyon 642 block.

Chevron hits oil offshore GoM in Guadalupe prospect

Chevron Corp. made an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.

Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling.

Offshore at 60: The Blue Water breakthrough

In January 1962, a strange contraption under lease to Shell Oil, called the Blue Water 1, spudded a record-setting offshore well in 297 ft (91 m) of water in the Gulf of Mexico. The maiden voyage of the Blue Water 1 took place a month before NASA astronaut John Glenn became the first American to complete an orbit of the earth. Both missions revealed a newfound human ability to explore frontiers beyond the comfort of terra firma. On Aug. 14, 1962, Shell Oil dramatically disclosed the details of its new "floating drilling platform."

RPSEA continues technology advance with ultra-deepwater R&D projects

The business of advancing technology continues as the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) moves forward with its transition into the role of technical coordinator under National Energy Technology Laboratory/US Department of Energy management in 2015. RPSEA's Ultra-Deepwater Conference recently held in Houston not only reviewed the status of programs under way, but also took a look ahead at how the organization might function in the future.

Operators advancing deepwater projects with new and existing technologies

Work is proceeding on a number of deepwater production efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, and recent announcements regarding the Big Bend, Dantzler, and Jack/St. Malo projects are providing fresh evidence of the Gulf's vitality as an E&P region.

Noble Energy contracts EMAS AMC for three GoM subsea tiebacks

EMAS AMC, the subsea division of EMAS, has finalized three contracts with Noble Energy worth a combined total of more than $300 million.

GE Oil & Gas selects Florida site for new manufacturing facility

GE Oil & Gas has selected Jacksonville for its advanced manufacturing facility for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves, among other oil and gas industry products.

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