US & Gulf of Mexico Offshore Regional Report

Topsides Event 2013 Highlights

Top Topsides 2013 conference moments

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US & Gulf of Mexico Offshore Oil & Gas News

FoundOcean completes platform grouting in Bay of Campeche

FoundOcean has completed grouting an eight-legged jacket in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico, on behalf of McDermott.

Offshore rig count rises

The Baker Hughes US offshore rig count is 34, up one from last count but still 20 lower than a year before.

Congressional members urge increased OCS energy access

Members of the US Congress urge increased access to energy resources on the outer continental shelf. 

Drilling & Completion

Offshore rig count rises

The Baker Hughes US offshore rig count is 34, up one from last count but still 20 lower than a year before.

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 ft (6,299 m). 

Fugro sets seafloor drill water depth record

Fugro has set a seafloor drill water depth record of 2,923 m (9,589 ft) while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing borehole to 62 m (203 ft) below the seafloor.  

Field Development

FoundOcean completes platform grouting in Bay of Campeche

FoundOcean has completed grouting an eight-legged jacket in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico, on behalf of McDermott.

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 fab...

Feasibility study assesses two dry tree options for the Gulf of Mexico

Operators in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) are increasingly looking to ultra-deepwater (5,000-ft/1,524-m water depth) fields and more challenging reservoirs to deliver the hydrocarbons that the energy m...

Subsea

OTC 2015: Doris updates subsea projects offshore Angola

Doris Engineering has been involved in one major expansion/upgrade program and studies for three new field developments offshore Angola. Company officials, exhibiting at this year’s Offshore Techno...

ExxonMobil flows production at Kizomba satellites ahead of schedule

ExxonMobil Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Esso Exploratoin Angola Ltd., has started oil production ahead of schedule at the Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 project offshore Angola.

Subsea Services Alliance plans to produce 15,000-psi intervention riser system

Subsea Services Alliance, the collaboration between Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc., OneSubsea, and Schlumberger, will engineer and manufacture a 15,000-psi intervention riser system as its first...

Geology & Geophysics

ONGC finds more oil and gas offshore eastern India

ONGC has notched two hydrocarbon discoveries offshore India’s east coast.

Senegal partners consider further deepwater wells

Cairn Energy, ConocoPhillips, FAR and state-owned Petrosen have approved a first-phase work program and budget to evaluate last year’s deepwater SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal.&nb...

Mubadala looks to build on Malida discoveries offshore Thailand

Tap Oil has issued an update on exploration plans for some of its concessions offshore Thailand and Western Australia.

Pipeline & Transportation

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.

Ceona Amazon to install Walter GoM pipelines

Ceona has secured a letter of intent from Walter Oil & Gas Corp. to use the Ceona Amazon on what will be Ceona’s first rigid pipelay project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Production

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 publish...

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 fab...

Rigs/Vessels

Offshore rig count rises

The Baker Hughes US offshore rig count is 34, up one from last count but still 20 lower than a year before.

US offshore drilling rig count remains steady

The weekly rig count for offshore US remained steady at 33 in the recent Baker Hughes data release. 

Chevron adds drillship in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Chevron Corp. reports that the Transocean Deepwater Asgard has arrived in the US Gulf of Mexico to work under a two-year contract.

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