Offshore Drilling & Completion: US & Gulf of Mexico

Offshore US rig count up two from prior week

The US offshore rig count is up by two rigs to reach 32 total in the Baker Hughes Inc. weekly report. 

US offshore rig count gives back gain from previous week

The Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count has found that the offshore US count has given back the three rigs it gained last week, and now stands at a total of 30 rigs. 

Freeport-McMoRan expects initial Horn Mountain Deep GoM production in 2017

Freeport-McMoRan says it expects initial production from its Horn Mountain Deep discovery in the Gulf of Mexico some time during the first half of 2017.

Shell calls halt to drilling offshore Alaska

Shell plans to seal and abandon its Burger J exploration well in the Chukchi Sea after finding only indications of oil and gas.

US offshore rig count rises to 33

The offshore US rig count has risen by two rigs to reach a total of 33, reports the Baker Hughes Inc. Weekly Rig Count. 

Maersk Training’s new Houston location to get drilling simulator

Maersk Training, Oiltec Solutions, and eDrilling plan to bring an advanced drilling and engineering simulator to Maersk Training’s new facility in Houston opening in November 2015.

US Gulf of Mexico share of global active offshore rigs on the decline, says EIA

The US Energy Information Administration has released a new report that examines the decline in world share of offshore drilling rigs in the US Gulf of Mexico.

US offshore rig count holds at 31

The US offshore rig count has remained steady at 31 reports Baker Hughes in its Weekly Rig Count. 

Offshore US rig count drops by two

The U.S. Offshore rig count is 31, down 2 rigs from last week, and down 35 rigs year over year.

US offshore rig count takes jump

Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count has found an increase of three rigs operating offshore the US. 

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Lundin gets approval for exploration well in Barents Sea license 708

October 12, 2015 Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has approved Lundin Norway’s plans to drill exploration well 7130/4 in Barents Sea production license 708.

Weather forces change to offshore Gabon drilling sequence

October 12, 2015

VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) and its partners have re-sequenced a drilling and workover program in the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon.  

Offshore US rig count up two from prior week

October 12, 2015

The US offshore rig count is up by two rigs to reach 32 total in the Baker Hughes Inc. weekly report. 

Ocean Rig considers cold stack for units off contract

October 9, 2015 Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has started work offshore Angola with the Olympia, and expects to move the rig to the Ivory Coast for one well in ...

Iran concludes oil drilling at South Pars

October 8, 2015

Petro Iran Development Co. has completed a drilling campaign through the oil layers of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

Well abandonment device modified to work deeper

October 8, 2015

Claxton has developed an extension module for its Suspended Well Abandonment Tool. 

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