Oil & Gas Production: US & Gulf of Mexico

Shell taps OneSubsea for Stones 15,000-psi subsea processing systems

Shell Offshore Inc. has awarded OneSubsea a contract to supply subsea processing systems for the Stones project in the Gulf of Mexico.


Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

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.


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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