Offshore Drilling & Completion: US & Gulf of Mexico

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. 

US offshore rig count down by two

The US offshore drilling rig tally has dropped two rigs from the prior week, bringing the total to 30 in the Baker Hughes count.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

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. 

Welltec adapts valves for revised West Africa well

October 7, 2015

Welltec has adapted its Flow Valve technology to solve various issues for a drilling campaign in West Africa.

Centrica gets go-ahead for North Sea coiled tubing shallow borehole

October 5, 2015

Centrica has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for a novel drilling exercise in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Songa rig to be temporarily sidelined from Norway contract

October 5, 2015 Statoil will suspend its contract with the semisubmersible Songa Trym after the rig has completed its current well on the Tarvos prospect in the No...

Lundin drilling farther north in Barents Sea

October 5, 2015

Lundin Norway is drilling a new target in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea, 60 km (37 mi) northeast of its Alta discovery.

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