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Topsides Event 2013 Highlights

Top Topsides 2013 conference moments

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US & Gulf of Mexico Offshore Oil & Gas News

INPEX acquires additional interest in GoM project

INPEX Corp. subsidiary Teikoku Oil (North America) Co. Ltd. has acquired an additional participating interest in the Lucius deepwater US Gulf of Mexico project.

TGS wins two new ocean bottom projects in US GoM

TGS has announced the first two ocean bottom projects in the shelf region of the US Gulf of Mexico under its collaboration agreement with FairfieldNodal.

BHP Billiton and PEMEX to exchange deepwater expertise

BHP Billiton and PEMEX have signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange technical knowledge, information, experiences, and practices related to the oil and gas industry.

Drilling & Completion

Marine Contracting wins EPCI contract for Cantarell field offshore Mexico

Marine Contracting has received an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract (EPCI) from Jord Oil & Gas B.V. to install an interconnecting bridge and tripod support stru...

ERD meets wellbore challenges in Gulf of Mexico

Wellbore integrity is a major challenge in deepwater drilling, and when combined with depleted reservoir formations, the problem is exacerbated. In the Mississippi Canyon of the Gulf of Mexico, an ...

DRS Technologies sells new-design permanent-magnet motors

DRS Technologies Inc. has sold its first four PR Series 1,600-hp, permanent-magnet (PM) motors. These motors will be mounted on the Weatherford EH-1600 Triplex Mud Pump.

Field Development

MWCC conducts first system integration test on Eagle Texas

As deepwater basin exploration and development activity increases, so does the need for more capable and reliable equipment and innovative technology – two subjects of technical sessions at the rec...

SBM Offshore announces Thunder Hawk tiebacks

SBM Offshore has signed a production handling agreement with Noble Energy to produce the Big Bend and Dantzler fields to the Thunder Hawk DeepDraft semi located in 6,060 ft (1,847 m) of water in th...

BOEM to modernize financial assurance and risk management

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Risk Management, Financial Assurance, and Loss Prevention to seek public input as it considers moderniz...

Subsea

Petrobras awards Skandi Santos a contract extension

AKOFS Offshore, a part of Akastor ASA, has been notified of a five-year contract extension from Petrobras to use the Skandi Santos, a subsea equipment support vessel, in Brazil.

MWCC conducts first system integration test on Eagle Texas

As deepwater basin exploration and development activity increases, so does the need for more capable and reliable equipment and innovative technology – two subjects of technical sessions at the rec...

Kongsberg Maritime launches new monitoring solution for subsea structures

Kongsberg Maritime has launched a tool that detects scouring, corrosion, deformation, and marine growth on underwater structures.

Geology & Geophysics

Providence lines up more wells offshore Ireland

Providence Resources has issued an update on its drilling/licensing activities offshore Ireland.

TGS wins two new ocean bottom projects in US GoM

TGS has announced the first two ocean bottom projects in the shelf region of the US Gulf of Mexico under its collaboration agreement with FairfieldNodal.

Ocean Installer wins new Brazil contract with Saipem

Ocean Installer has won a contract for subsea umbilical, riser, and flowline (SURF) support work in Brazil for Saipem. The contract, which will see the Normand Clipper in Brazil for eight months, i...

Pipeline & Transportation

TDW subsea pipeline pressure isolation technology protects divers

T.D. Williamson was recently retained to isolate pressure in a Gulf of Mexico riser so that a wye could be safely installed and so that divers, who would be working 228 m (748 ft) subsea near the o...

Enterprise, Genesis complete oil pipeline in deepwater GoM

Enterprise Products Partners LP and Genesis Energy LP report that their jointly owned crude oil gathering pipeline serving the Lucius production area in southern Keathley Canyon of the Gulf of Mexi...

New Industries completes 173-ton manifold for offshore facility

New Industries Inc. has completed the fabrication, inspection, coating, testing, delivery, and installation of the 173-ton Big Foot Intermediate Manifold.

Production

MWCC conducts first system integration test on Eagle Texas

As deepwater basin exploration and development activity increases, so does the need for more capable and reliable equipment and innovative technology – two subjects of technical sessions at the rec...

Sierra Oil & Gas receives financial commitments

Sierra Oil & Gas S. de RL de CV, Mexico's first independent exploration and production (E&P) company, has secured equity commitments of $525 million.

Marine Contracting wins EPCI contract for Cantarell field offshore Mexico

Marine Contracting has received an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract (EPCI) from Jord Oil & Gas B.V. to install an interconnecting bridge and tripod support stru...

Rigs/Vessels

Skandi Constructor ready to work in Gulf of Mexico in 2015

Well Ops Inc., a subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc., reports that its well intervention vessel, Skandi Constructor, will be available for operation in the Gulf of Mexico in 1Q 2015.

MWCC conducts first system integration test on Eagle Texas

As deepwater basin exploration and development activity increases, so does the need for more capable and reliable equipment and innovative technology – two subjects of technical sessions at the rec...

Delta SubSea secures MPSV for deepwater GoM operations

Delta SubSea LLC has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. for the HOS Bayou, one of Hornbeck’s recently constructed 300 class HOSMAX DP-2 multi-purpose ser...