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Topsides Event 2013 Highlights

Top Topsides 2013 conference moments

Checkout a slideshow covering the highlights of last year's 2013 Topsides Conference.

US & Gulf of Mexico Offshore Oil & Gas News

Ocean Installer to place Delta House umbilicals

Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG Exploration on the Delta House project.

BSEE responds to GoM rig explosion

One person is killed and three others injured following an explosion on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Studies highlight jobs, revenue potential of opening new oil and gas leasing offshore US

Offshore oil and natural gas leasing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the US Atlantic and Pacific coasts could create nearly 840,000 American jobs and raise more than $200 billion in revenue for t...

Drilling & Completion

Repsol makes oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Repsol has made a new discovery of high-quality oil in the US Gulf of Mexico. The find was made 352 km (219 mi) from the Louisiana coast in an ultra-deepwater well named León, located in the Keathl...

Chevron hits oil offshore GoM in Guadalupe prospect

Chevron Corp. made an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.

Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling.

Field Development

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

Production has begun from the deepwater Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico.

InterMoor completes Red Hawk spar decommissioning contract

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed its contract supporting the decommissioning of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Red Hawk spar in the Gulf of Mexico.

LLOG Exploration updates GOM operations

LLOG Bluewater, a joint venture between LLOG Exploration LLC and Blackstone Energy Partners, has completed installing the Delta House floating production system in Mississippi Canyon 254.

Subsea

Ocean Installer to place Delta House umbilicals

Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG Exploration on the Delta House project.

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

FES launches new subsea business

FES International has launched a new specialist business, FES Subsea, to bring five new core product lines to the subsea market.

 

Geology & Geophysics

EMGS receives survey contract award in Brazil

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has received a contract worth $1.5 million for a research project in Brazil.

QinetiQ acquires seismic capabilities from SR2020

QinetiQ has acquired the seismic processing and imaging capability of SR2020 Inc. for a purchase price of up to $1.7 million.

TGS signs LOA for 2D surveys over Mexico and US Atlantic

TGS has signed a letter of award with SeaBird Exploration to acquire up to 300,000 km (186,411 mi) of 2D seismic data offshore Mexico and in US Atlantic waters.

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

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

Production has begun from the deepwater Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Crowley christens new ocean-class tugboat Ocean Sun

As part of its new vessel build program, Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the latest of its four tugboats in the ocean-class series, Ocean Sun, on Oct. 15 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Marine Contracting moves Delta House FPSO to GoM location

Marine Contracting has towed LLOG Exploration’s Delta House FPSO to its operating site in the Gulf of Mexico’s Mississippi Canyon 254 field.

Rigs/Vessels

Ocean Installer to place Delta House umbilicals

Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG Exploration on the Delta House project.

TGS signs LOA for 2D surveys over Mexico and US Atlantic

TGS has signed a letter of award with SeaBird Exploration to acquire up to 300,000 km (186,411 mi) of 2D seismic data offshore Mexico and in US Atlantic waters.

First LNG-powered support vessel to debut in the Gulf of Mexico

Green initiatives aimed at building dual-fuel fleets and using LNG propulsion technology are providing the framework and best practices for gas-fueled vessels operating in US waters. In 2011, Harve...