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Offshore Drilling & Completion: US & Gulf of Mexico

Marine Contracting wins EPCI contract for Cantarell field offshore Mexico

Marine Contracting has received an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract (EPCI) from Jord Oil & Gas B.V. to install an interconnecting bridge and tripod support structure for the Cantarell field in the Gulf of Mexico.

ERD meets wellbore challenges in Gulf of Mexico

Wellbore integrity is a major challenge in deepwater drilling, and when combined with depleted reservoir formations, the problem is exacerbated. In the Mississippi Canyon of the Gulf of Mexico, an operator carrying out a brownfield development drilled a well that presented several technical challenges. The project was an extended-reach (ERD) well in 3,000 ft (914 m) of water.

DRS Technologies sells new-design permanent-magnet motors

DRS Technologies Inc. has sold its first four PR Series 1,600-hp, permanent-magnet (PM) motors. These motors will be mounted on the Weatherford EH-1600 Triplex Mud Pump.

Statoil completes well in Gulf of Mexico

Statoil has made a small discovery in its Martin prospect located in the Gulf of Mexico. Statoil does not consider this to be a commercial discovery.

Noble hits pay in deepwater GOM

Noble Energy Inc. has successfully completed both the Katmai exploration well and the Dantzler appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Crowley’s Ocean Sky completes blackout testing in Gulf of Mexico

Crowley’s Ocean Sky has completed back-up station-keeping and holdback services in the Gulf of Mexico.

Deepwater GoM exploration well comes up dry

The Noble Energy and BP Exploration & Production Bright exploration well in deepwater Gulf of Mexico found no hydrocarbons.

GSP takes delivery of Magellan jackup

GSP has expanded its drilling fleet to eight rigs by acquiring the jackup GSP Magellan (ex-GSF Magellan).

Blue Ocean sets subsea well intervention records

Blue Ocean Technologies LLC, a riserless subsea well intervention company, has set industry records in subsea well intervention by intervening in, and subsequently conducting P&A on, a production gas well in 6,700 ft (2,042 m) of water and 12,600 ft (3,840 m) downhole, without a riser.

Freeport-McMoRan orders high-pressure BOP from Cameron

Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas has ordered a 20,000 psi BOP stack from Camero.

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