Oil & Gas Production: US & Gulf of Mexico

SBM Offshore divests stake in Turritella project

 SBM Offshore has entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Corp. (MC) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) for the acquisition of a stake in the joint venture companies incorporated for the purpose of owning and operating FPSO Turritella.

Integrated Operations Center keeps Shell in sync with deepwater GoM assets

Some years after the devastating 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, Shell began developing an idea to bring some aspects of offshore platform work to a more controllable environment.

PEMEX orders ProSep mixer for GoM platform

PEMEX has awarded ProSep a contract to provide ProBlend mixers to blend two crude oil process streams on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Energy XXI closes East Bay field, Grand Isle gathering system sales

Energy XXI (Nasdaq:EXXI) has closed on the sale of its East Bay field for $21 million to a private buyer. 

PEMEX records another GoM platform accident

PEMEX has confirmed an explosion on the oil production platform Akal-H in the Gulf of Mexico. 

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W&T makes deepwater GOM discovery, turns on taps at Medusa

W&T Offshore has made a discovery at Ewing Banks 910, and has brought the Medusa field, located at Mississippi Canyon 538, onstream.

USCG continues to monitor GoM platform following fire

The US Coast Guard continues to monitor a platform near Breton Island after an on board fire was suppressed Saturday, May 23.

Technip bags engineering contract for Thunder Horse South expansion project in GoM

BP Exploration & Production Inc. has contracted Technip for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of the Thunder Horse production drilling quarters unit. 

OTC 2015: Chevron exec provides Lower Tertiary update

Steve Thurston, Chevron’s vice president, Deepwater Exploration & Projects, discussed the company’s recent success in the Gulf of Mexico with the Jack/ St. Malo fields at the recent Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Webcasts

Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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