US & Gulf of Mexico Offshore Regional Report

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

Subsea 7 wins installation contract in US GoM

Subsea 7 SA has won a contract from Hess Corp. for installation work in support of the Stampede Project in deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.

Aqualis Offshore signs MSA with Atwood Oceanics

Aqualis Offshore has signed a master service agreement with offshore driller Atwood Oceanics.

SKF and Vantage combine to improve drillship fleet

SKF USA Inc. and Vantage Drilling Inc. have combined resources to improve the reliability of the Vantage Titanium Explorer and Platinum Explorer drillships.

Drilling & Completion

DeepStar study assesses cost-effective dry tree solutions

DeepStar evaluated a large number of novel concepts for a common design basis, focusing on identification and characterization of key technical performance parameters, constructability, and economi...

Much ado about nothing?

Predicting what will happen in the oil and gas industry over the next six months or a year is proving to be just as difficult as predicting which college team will win a playoff berth, or who will ...

Deepwater production to reach 1.9 MMboe/d in 2016

Production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is expected to reach a new peak of 1.9 MMboe/d in 2016, according to Wood Mackenzie's latest outlook.

Field Development

DeepStar study assesses cost-effective dry tree solutions

DeepStar evaluated a large number of novel concepts for a common design basis, focusing on identification and characterization of key technical performance parameters, constructability, and economi...

InterMoor completes Delta House hook-up in Gulf of Mexico

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has successfully installed and hooked up a permanent mooring system for the Delta House field floating production system (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

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

Subsea

MOS awarded subsea construction contract

Mermaid Offshore Services Ltd., recently renamed Mermaid Subsea Services (Thailand) Ltd., has been awarded a subsea construction contract in the Gulf of Thailand, serving an international fabricati...

Nexans dispatches first Shah Deniz Stage 2 DEH cables

Nexans has delivered its first subsea direct electrical heating (DEH) system consignment to BP for use in the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

Geology & Geophysics

MultiClient Geophysical awards Nordic Maritime 2D seismic survey

Nordic Maritime Pte. Ltd. has won a contract to provide 2D seismic survey work offshore Indonesia by MultiClient Geophysical (Pte) Ltd.

CAMAC to acquire 3D seismic offshore Gambia

CAMAC Energy Gambia Ltd., has awarded a contract for the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey to Polarcus Ltd. The survey will cover 1,504 sq km (581 sq mi) in the company’s A2 and A5 blocks offshore...

SEG 2014 takes stock of geophysical technology, trends

Two words that encapsulate the Society of Exploration Geophysicists annual International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting in Denver are "innovation" and "integration." Of all ...

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

Blue Ocean sets deepwater subsea intervention record

Blue Ocean Technologies has set another record for deepwater subsea interventions. Blue Ocean’s Interchangeable riserless intervention system (IRIS) recently intervened on a deepwater production we...

Shell expands presence in deepwater GoM with Mars B

Shell's Mars B project, located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, produced first oil in the first quarter of this year. It is the first time that significant infrastructure has been added to an exis...

Deepwater production to reach 1.9 MMboe/d in 2016

Production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is expected to reach a new peak of 1.9 MMboe/d in 2016, according to Wood Mackenzie's latest outlook.

Rigs/Vessels

SKF and Vantage combine to improve drillship fleet

SKF USA Inc. and Vantage Drilling Inc. have combined resources to improve the reliability of the Vantage Titanium Explorer and Platinum Explorer drillships.

Rosneft rig deal delayed to mid-2015

Northern Offshore has issued an update on its announcement this summer of a two-and-a-half-year contract with Rosneft for the jackup Energy Endeavor.

InterMoor completes Delta House hook-up in Gulf of Mexico

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has successfully installed and hooked up a permanent mooring system for the Delta House field floating production system (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico.