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

US BOEM offshore leasing program prioritizes GoM, proposes new Atlantic area

US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced the next step in the development of the nation’s Outer Continental Shel...

BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips team up in the GoM

BP has formed a new ownership and operating model with Chevron and ConocoPhillips to focus on moving two BP discoveries closer to development and provide expanded exploration access in the emerging...

McDermott’s DB50 makes record lift in GoM

McDermott International Inc.’s Derrick Barge 50 recently completed the installation of a drilling and production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico continental shelf that included the heavy lift of ...

Drilling & Completion

Offshore US rig count holds steady

Baker Hughes count of rigs operating offshore US held steady last week at 54. Of this number, 53 were in the Gulf of Mexico.

Noble Energy’s Madison GoM exploration well comes up dry

The Madison exploration well in the Gulf of Mexico did not encounter commercial hydrocarbons. 

Gulf E&P remains active despite falling oil prices

As the offshore industry moves into 2015, E&P activities remain robust in the Gulf of Mexico. Demand for deepwater services remains strong, but the combined impact of falling oil prices and ris...

Field Development

McDermott’s DB50 makes record lift in GoM

McDermott International Inc.’s Derrick Barge 50 recently completed the installation of a drilling and production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico continental shelf that included the heavy lift of ...

Technip receives GoM subsea contracts

Stone Energy Corp. has awarded Technip both a flexible pipe supply contract and an installation contract for the Amethyst field in Mississippi Canyon 26 in the Gulf of Mexico.

OneSubsea announces Jack/St. Malo involvement

Chevron Corp. recently achieved first oil from the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico. OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, supplied the subsea production and processing syste...

Subsea

Maersk subsea vessels to use new-design Huisman cranes

Huisman has announced the signing late in December of a contract to supply COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard with four 400-metric ton (441-ton) Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Cranes and two 100-metric ton (110-to...

Technip receives GoM subsea contracts

Stone Energy Corp. has awarded Technip both a flexible pipe supply contract and an installation contract for the Amethyst field in Mississippi Canyon 26 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Online exclusive: offshore industry has cause for hope amidst falling oil prices

The oil and gas been hit hard by the rapid decline in the price of crude over the past few months, but the offshore sector should have some cause for optimism in the near term and beyond, says Mike...

Geology & Geophysics

Karoon completes Kangaroo side track well off Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia has completed the first of two planned side track wells on its Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in exploration block S-M-1165 of Brazil’s Santos basin.

BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips team up in the GoM

BP has formed a new ownership and operating model with Chevron and ConocoPhillips to focus on moving two BP discoveries closer to development and provide expanded exploration access in the emerging...

Spike details offshore Norway license awards

Spike Exploration Holding has secured four licenses under the 2014 Norwegian APA (Awards in Pre-defined Areas) License Round.

Pipeline & Transportation

Technip receives GoM subsea contracts

Stone Energy Corp. has awarded Technip both a flexible pipe supply contract and an installation contract for the Amethyst field in Mississippi Canyon 26 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lucius enters production in the ultra-deepwater GoM

Petrobras has started production at the Lucius field in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Enbridge plans new GoM pipeline to Hess’ Stampede development

Enbridge Inc. says it plans to build, own, and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect Hess Corp.’s planned Stampede development to an existing third-party pipeline system.

Production

BSEE, USCG respond to Energy XXI platform fire

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a damaged unmanned platform in South Timbalier block 27 in the Gulf of Mexico.

OneSubsea announces Jack/St. Malo involvement

Chevron Corp. recently achieved first oil from the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico. OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, supplied the subsea production and processing syste...

Lucius enters production in the ultra-deepwater GoM

Petrobras has started production at the Lucius field in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Rigs/Vessels

McDermott’s DB50 makes record lift in GoM

McDermott International Inc.’s Derrick Barge 50 recently completed the installation of a drilling and production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico continental shelf that included the heavy lift of ...

Offshore US rig count holds steady

Baker Hughes count of rigs operating offshore US held steady last week at 54. Of this number, 53 were in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell charters Ocean Alliance for GoM IRM, subsea work

Shell Offshore Inc. has signed a multi-service vessel charter with Oceaneering International Inc. to use the Ocean Alliance in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).