Offshore Drilling & Completion: US & Gulf of Mexico

DeepStar study assesses cost-effective dry tree solutions

DeepStar evaluated a large number of novel concepts for a common design basis, focusing on identification and characterization of key technical performance parameters, constructability, and economic factors. The economic factors are most important for these designs to be considered attractive for development of marginal fields with short field life and fewer wells. The authors present the alternative development themes for obtaining dry tree and direct vertical access capability.

Much ado about nothing?

Predicting what will happen in the oil and gas industry over the next six months or a year is proving to be just as difficult as predicting which college team will win a playoff berth, or who will win the next World Cup.

Deepwater production to reach 1.9 MMboe/d in 2016

Production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is expected to reach a new peak of 1.9 MMboe/d in 2016, according to Wood Mackenzie's latest outlook.

Oil States tests endurance of ESI 440 Series jacking system

Oil States Industries Inc. has tested the endurance of the Energy Services International (ESI) 440 Series jacking system at Oil States’ pull-test facility in Houma, Louisiana.

Holstein Deep, Dorado drilling positive for Freeport-McMoRan

Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas has positive drilling results from its 100%-owned Holstein Deep and Dorado development wells in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Production from these projects is expected to total 30,000 boe/d in 2016.

LQT provides helicopter station, accommodation units in GoM

LQT Industries LLC has developed and provided a newly designed modular helideck to support helicopter refueling operations and an aluminum building package comprising 11 units that will accommodate 60 personnel on an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Keppel AmFELS delivers fourth rig to Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC has delivered the jackup rig, Coatzacoalcos, to Mexico’s Central Panuco SA De CV, a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central SV De CV on time, within budget, and with zero lost-time incidents.

Online Exclusive: Deloitte: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance

Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable natural gas production to meet rising and changing sources of demand, and that the country will be self-sufficient in oil in five to 10 years, according to a Deloitte survey titled, “2014 Oil and Gas Survey: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance.”

Repsol makes oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Repsol has made a new discovery of high-quality oil in the US Gulf of Mexico. The find was made 352 km (219 mi) from the Louisiana coast in an ultra-deepwater well named León, located in the Keathley Canyon 642 block.

Chevron hits oil offshore GoM in Guadalupe prospect

Chevron Corp. made an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

December 18, 2014

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

NDC receives latest newbuild jackup

December 18, 2014 Lamprell has completed construction of the jackup Shuwehat within budget, and has delivered the rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC).&nbs...

Husky targets mid-year start-up for South White Rose offshore Newfoundland

December 17, 2014

Husky Oil expects first oil in mid-2015 from the South White Rose satellite extension offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Vaalco reassesses offshore Gabon plans following H2S inflow

December 17, 2014 Vaalco Energy says the jackup Transocean Constellation II has completed the first development well drilled from the newly installed Etame platform ...

NPD authorizes three wells offshore Norway

December 16, 2014

Maersk Oil has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for exploration drilling in license PL 510 in the Norwegian Sea.

ONGC makes oil and gas discoveries offshore India

December 15, 2014 ONGC has made new offshore oil and gas discoveries – one in the deepwater KG basin off the east coast of India, and the second in the Mumbai offsho...

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