Oil & Gas Production: US & Gulf of Mexico

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.

Delta House has potential to enhance offshore design philosophy

Another revolution is in the works for offshore oil and gas production - one caused by a new semisubmersible production platform named after the home of the boisterous college fraternity in the 1978 comedic film, "Animal House."

Deepwater Gulf remains active amidst low oil prices

E&P activity in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is proving to be resilient in the face of a sharp decline in oil prices. Six new projects are expected to come online this year, which will bring an additional 177,000 boe/d in new production, according to a recent report by Wood Mackenzie.


The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held an oil and gas lease sale for the Central Gulf of Mexico that drew $538,780,056 in high bids for tracts on the US outer continental shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Jackup accident in Bay of Campeche kills two workers

An accident on a PEMEX jackup rig in the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche is reported to have killed two workers.

Delta House sees first production in deepwater GoM

LLOG Exploration Co. has started production from the Delta House FPS in the Gulf of Mexico’s Mississippi Canyon 254.

Industry advances deepwater production riser technology

This issue of Offshore magazine includes an update to the Deepwater Production Riser Systems & Components Poster. Nearly five years have passed since the last edition of this poster was published, and there have been several advances related to riser technology over this short period of time.

Red Hawk stands as first spar ever decommissioned in GoM

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of a kind. Heralded as the first cell spar ever built, it remains the lone cell spar ever fabricated just slightly 10 years after its inception. Decommissioned in September 2014, it then earned distinction of being the deepest floating production unit retired in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil production in federal GoM expected to keep increasing

Crude oil production in the federal Gulf of Mexico is expected to continue to rise over the next two years, according to a recent report issued by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).


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...
Sponsored by

Standardization of Offshore Production Systems

The EPC strategy and an update on the construction of the eight units will be presented as well as an overview of future opportunities.

Sponsored by

Frac Smarter with Hydrocarbon Tracers

Water, Oil & Gas phase tracers applied during the hydraulic stimulation can tell you how your wellbore is producing.

Sponsored by

Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2014

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award – the top five offshore field development projects for 2014....
Click to visit the Offshore Learning Center