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

Halliburton, Transocean settle certain remaining Macondo claims

Halliburton and Transocean have settled claims left from the 2010 Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

Schlumberger, Spectrum agree on deepwater seismic job offshore Mexico

Spectrum and Schlumberger have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly acquire and process Spectrum’s offshore Mexico Campeche-Yucatan 2D regional multi-client program.

Drilling & Completion

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

US offshore rig count steady at 34

The US offshore rig count is 34, unchanged from last week, and down 23 rigs year over year.

Shell holds to plans for rigs in Seattle port

Shell continues to move forward with its plans to drill in the Arctic and expects to bring two semisubmersible drilling rigs into the Port of Seattle despite the city’s threat of fines and the port...

Field Development

Technip bags engineering contract for Thunder Horse South expansion project in GoM

BP Exploration & Production Inc. has contracted Technip for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of ...

OTC 2015: Chevron exec provides Lower Tertiary update

Steve Thurston, Chevron’s vice president, Deepwater Exploration & Projects, discussed the company’s recent success in the Gulf of Mexico with the Jack/ St. Malo fields at the recent Offshore Te...

Delta House has potential to enhance offshore design philosophy

Another revolution is in the works for offshore oil and gas production - one caused by a new semisubmersible production platform named after the home of the boisterous college fraternity in the 197...

Subsea

Subsea equipment monitoring technology to be trialed in North Sea

An unnamed sponsor of a joint industry project to develop the company’s V-IR subsea integrity monitoring system has committed to deploy V-LIM line insulation monitor units in various North Sea fiel...

Jee to engineer injection riser system for North Sea polymer platform

Amec Foster Wheeler has awarded Jee a front-end engineering and design contract for a jacket rigid polymer injection riser package, including J-tubes.

UK North Sea CO2 storage study moves into appraisal phase

The Energy Technologies Institute has selected a consortium led by Aberdeen-based consultancy Pale Blue Dot Energy to work on an offshore carbon dioxide storage project.

Geology & Geophysics

Gazprom to re-start drilling in Yuzhno-Kirinskoye area

Gazprom has outlined its main exploration goals this year on the Russian continental shelf.

Chariot, AziLat cancel Brazil farm-out plans

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd. (AIM: CHAR) has terminated a farm-out agreement with AziLat Ltd. on the BAR-M-292, BAR-M-293, BAR-M-313, and BAR-M-314 licenses in the Barreirinhas basin offshore Brazil.

Schlumberger, Spectrum agree on deepwater seismic job offshore Mexico

Spectrum and Schlumberger have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly acquire and process Spectrum’s offshore Mexico Campeche-Yucatan 2D regional multi-client program.

Pipeline & Transportation

Technip bags engineering contract for Thunder Horse South expansion project in GoM

BP Exploration & Production Inc. has contracted Technip for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of ...

Classification society merger bolsters industry training and certification resources

Since 1864, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has evolved from a Norwegian classification society into an international provider of classification and technical assurance along with software and independent...

GULF OF MEXICO

The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held an oil and gas lease sale for the Central Gulf of Mexico that drew $538,780,056 in high bids for tracts on the US oute...

Production

Technip bags engineering contract for Thunder Horse South expansion project in GoM

BP Exploration & Production Inc. has contracted Technip for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of ...

OTC 2015: Chevron exec provides Lower Tertiary update

Steve Thurston, Chevron’s vice president, Deepwater Exploration & Projects, discussed the company’s recent success in the Gulf of Mexico with the Jack/ St. Malo fields at the recent Offshore Te...

Delta House has potential to enhance offshore design philosophy

Another revolution is in the works for offshore oil and gas production - one caused by a new semisubmersible production platform named after the home of the boisterous college fraternity in the 197...

Rigs/Vessels

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

US offshore rig count steady at 34

The US offshore rig count is 34, unchanged from last week, and down 23 rigs year over year.

Shell holds to plans for rigs in Seattle port

Shell continues to move forward with its plans to drill in the Arctic and expects to bring two semisubmersible drilling rigs into the Port of Seattle despite the city’s threat of fines and the port...
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