Offshore Drilling & Completion: US & Gulf of Mexico

Offshore US rig count slides

The US offshore rig count slid to 29, five rigs down from the prior week, bringing it to 31 fewer year-over-year, reported Baker Hughes Inc.

 

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

US offshore rig count steady at 34

The US offshore rig count is 34, unchanged from last week, and down 23 rigs year over year.

Shell holds to plans for rigs in Seattle port

Shell continues to move forward with its plans to drill in the Arctic and expects to bring two semisubmersible drilling rigs into the Port of Seattle despite the city’s threat of fines and the port commissions request for Shell to wait.

BOEM grants Shell GoM conditional approval for offshore Alaska drilling

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has given Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. conditional approval to to start drilling for oil off the Alaskan coast this summer.

Offshore rig count holds steady

The US Offshore rig count is 34, unchanged from last week, and down 25 rigs year over year.

OTC 2015: NETL highlights blowout, spill model

At the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, researchers and scientists from the US Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) were on-hand to discuss the Blowout and Spill Occurrence Model (BLOSOM).

OTC 2015: Shell discusses Alaska Arctic exploration plans

Despite regulatory and legal challenges, Shell plans to drill two exploration wells in the Chukchi Sea this year.

Jackup accident in Bay of Campeche kills two workers

An accident on a PEMEX jackup rig in the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche is reported to have killed two workers.

OTC 2015: Baker Hughes introduces Hammerhead system

Baker Hughes has announced at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference the introduction of its Hammerhead system—the industry’s first fully integrated wellhead-to-reservoir ultra-deepwater completion and production system.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Offshore US rig count slides

May 26, 2015 The US offshore rig count slid to 29, five rigs down from the prior week, bringing it to 31 fewer year-over-year, reported Baker Hughes Inc.  

Bentec to supply drilling package for Caspian Sea platform

May 26, 2015

Nobel Oil has commissioned Bentec to build a drilling rig for offshore operations in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Statoil, Suncor get go-ahead for offshore Norway drilling

May 26, 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has sanctioned two new exploration wells.

Another well goes onstream at Maari offshore New Zealand

May 22, 2015

Cue Energy says the Maari MR7A development well is onstream offshore New Zealand.

Rowan adds work for five rigs

May 21, 2015

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

ExxonMobil finds oil in deepwater off Guyana

May 20, 2015

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) has made a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek block about 120 mi (193 km) offshore Guyana. 

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