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Topsides Event 2013 Highlights

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US & Gulf of Mexico Offshore Oil & Gas News

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 ...

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...

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

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...

Gulf brownfield project addresses safety challenges and solutions

The Auger/Cardamom tie-in project presented numerous safety challenges, including weight and stability issues, tight tolerances, and large structural and equipment additions. Solutions to these cha...

Subsea

Wild Well Control shows new Singapore capping stack

Wild Well Control has unveiled a new subsea capping stack for use in a deepwater well control incident. 

GE to supply subsea manifolds for presalt fields offshore Brazil

Petrobras has awarded GE Oil & Gas a $300-million-plus contract to supply subsea manifold systems for presalt fields offshore Brazil.

Mermaid wins diving work offshore Middle East

Mermaid Maritime’s subsidiary in the Middle East has been awarded two saturation diving services contracts for offshore projects, both of six to eight months duration. 

Geology & Geophysics

Falkland basin group sets sights on oil

Noble Energy has re-evaluated the potential of numerous offshore licenses in the south and east Falkland basin.

BP applies novel seismic survey offshore Trinidad

Independent simultaneous sourcing is a revolution for marine seismic data acquisition, quality, and efficiency. It is revolutionary in terms of its business impact as well. In Trinidad's multiple s...

Global deepwater developments: real supply additions or just fighting decline?

Deepwater developments have long been touted as one of the most important sources of new oil and gas production. However, production levels have been relatively flat over the last four years, and t...

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

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...

Optimism reigns following Mexico’s oil and gas reform

Optimism regarding Mexico’s oil and gas future continues to grow as new rules and operating procedures are rolling out subsequent to last year’s constitutional amendment and the more recent passage...

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...

Rigs/Vessels

McDermott completes contract scope for GoM project

McDermott International Inc. has completed the Jack and St. Malo project in the Gulf of Mexico for Chevron USA Inc.

Technip wins contract for Kodiak tieback

Deep Gulf Energy II LLC has awarded Technip a lump-sum contract to develop the Kodiak field in Mississippi Canyon blocks 727 and 771 in the Gulf of Mexico at water depths from 1,472 m (4,829 ft) to...

Crowley’s Ocean Sky completes blackout testing in Gulf of Mexico

Crowley’s Ocean Sky has completed back-up station-keeping and holdback services in the Gulf of Mexico.