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Deepwater Oil Drilling: US & Gulf of Mexico

Shell outlines Mars B development strategy

Shell recently detailed its deepwater development strategy, with a particular emphasis upon its Mars B project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell further defines Norphlet’s pay in the GoM

Shell has made a third major discovery through the Rydberg discovery in the Norphlet play in deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico.

Inpex acquires additional interest in Lucius deepwater Gulf of Mexico project

Inpex Corp.’s subsidiary, Teikoku Oil (North America) Co., Ltd. has acquired an additional participating interest in the Lucius deepwater Gulf of Mexico project. 

Infield sees subsea market growth over next five years

The “Global Perspectives Subsea Market Report to 2018” by Infield predicts that capex in the segment will grow by 6.72% over the time span.

Freeport-McMoRan completes acquisition of deepwater GOM interests

Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas has completed its acquisition of certain of Apache Corp.’s interests in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Noble Energy takes interest in deepwater GoM tracts

Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) has agreed with BP Exploration & Production Inc. to acquire 50% of BP's interest in 17 deepwater exploration leases in the Atwater Valley protraction area of the Gulf of Mexico.

RPSEA to fund SEG Advanced Modeling project

Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) has selected SEG Advanced Modeling Corp. (SEAM) to receive $1.9 million in project funding for its "Pressure Prediction and Hazard Avoidance" project.

Offline wells reduce value in US deepwater Gulf

Wood Mackenzie recently studied the number of days of production per month for more than 1,200 wells in deepwater Gulf of Mexico between 2007 and 2013. Production wells are thought of as flowing more or less consistently. However, these wells can be shut-in for numerous reasons including inclement weather, equipment failure, and on-going maintenance drilling programs like workovers, side tracks, and recompletions. Based on the study, producing oil and gas wells in deepwater GoM were online on average only 79% of the time - less than 10 months in any given year.

Buckled pipe at core of Macondo event says US Chemical Safety Board

A draft assessment of the Macondo blowout by the US Chemical Safety Board concludes that the BOP failed to seal the well because the drill pipe buckled.

Expro deploys new-generation well test string in GoM

Expro has deployed its new design ExACT tool (Expro Annulus-Operated Circulating and Test Tool) in its first live offshore well.

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Advanced AUV Upgrades for Pipeline Inspection and GeoHazard Surveys

C & C Technologies has enhanced its AUV technology to address the needs for pipeline inspection.  C & C has made inspection-class upgr...

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This webinar, sponsored by HGST, will explore the interfaces, server appliances, integration and configuration of flash storage, consider the advan...
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Trends in Real-Time Operations: Best Practices for Asset Integrity and Secure Information Management

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Offshore Engineering in the Concordia Wreck Removal Project

In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the str...
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