Offshore Drilling & Completion: US & Gulf of Mexico

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.

Offshore rig count rises

The Baker Hughes US offshore rig count is 34, up one from last count but still 20 lower than a year before.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

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. 

Cobalt presses ahead with Cameia development offshore Angola

May 20, 2015 Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) expects to achieve formal sanction by year-end for its Cameia development project in block 21 offshore Angola.

Shell secures extension for Draugen offshore Norway

May 20, 2015

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved A/S Norske Shell’s request to extend the lifespan of the Draugen complex in the Norwegian Sea.

Ocean Rig extends drillship contract with ENI offshore Angola

May 20, 2015 Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has extended the contract for the drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon to ENI Angola for a further one year until 2Q 2017.

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