Offshore Drilling & Completion: US & Gulf of Mexico

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.

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 ft (6,299 m). 

Fugro sets seafloor drill water depth record

Fugro has set a seafloor drill water depth record of 2,923 m (9,589 ft) while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing borehole to 62 m (203 ft) below the seafloor.


US offshore drilling rig count remains steady

The weekly rig count for offshore US remained steady at 33 in the recent Baker Hughes data release. 

Chevron adds drillship in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Chevron Corp. reports that the Transocean Deepwater Asgard has arrived in the US Gulf of Mexico to work under a two-year contract.

US proposes new rules for offshore well control equipment

The US Department of the Interior is proposing new rules for design and operation of well control equipment offshore.

Offshore US rig count rises; total count declines

While the overall US rig count has dropped, the number of offshore rigs has gone up. 

Cobalt P&A’s GoM appraisal well after riser problem

Cobalt International Energy Inc. (NYSE:CIE) has P&A’d its North Platte #2 appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico due to a seal failure in the riser connection system. 

Statoil finds oil at Yeti in GoM

Statoil has made an oil discovery in its Miocene Yeti prospect located in the Gulf of Mexico

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Expro, has secured a key contract offshore Canada with Statoil in the Flemish Pass basin.

OTC 2015: GE unveils new seawater sulfate removal membrane

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GE has unveiled at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference a new water treatment technology for the upstream oil and gas market.

OTC 2015: Baker Hughes introduces Hammerhead system

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Hurricane reviews options for Lancaster area development west of Shetland

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Hurricane Energy has issued an update on its discoveries and nearby prospects west of Shetland in the UK far north.

Latest Ebok platform offshore Nigeria nears commissioning

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