Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation: US & Gulf of Mexico

Shell to fund Appomattox GoM deepwater development

Royal Dutch Shell plc has made the final investment decision to proceed with the Appomattox deepwater development 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. 

LLOG calls on McDermott for Otis tieback in deepwater GoM

LLOG Exploration Offshore has awarded McDermott International a lump-sum contract to support the Otis development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Clariant product averts well shut-in

Clariant Oil Services recently worked with an oil producer in the Gulf of Mexico to develop a new anti-agglomerate chemistry to reduce the amount of methanol concentration in the oil phase to prevent the shut-in of a pipeline.

Lewek Constellation sets pipelay record in deepwater GoM

EMAS AMC says the Lewek Constellation has set an industry pipelay record in the US Gulf of Mexico in 7,368 ft (2,246 m) of water during sea trials.

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. 

Classification society merger bolsters industry training and certification resources

Since 1864, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has evolved from a Norwegian classification society into an international provider of classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries.

GULF OF MEXICO

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.

Harkand to do dive support for Campeche pipeline

Harkand has won a $5-million contract from Swiber Offshore Mexico S.A. de C.V. to provide saturation diving services in support of a pipeline project.

ExxonMobil turns on Hadrian South taps in the deepwater GoM

ExxonMobil Corp. has commenced production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico at Hadrian South with facilities tied-back to the nearby Lucius project.

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