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Topsides Event 2013 Highlights

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US & Gulf of Mexico Offshore Oil & Gas News

LQT Industries awarded five new construction projects

LQT Industries LLC, a full-service provider of accommodation facilities, design-build construction services, and support services to the oil and gas industry, has received new construction projects...

McDermott awarded offshore Megalodon platform installation in Gulf of Mexico

A McDermott International Inc. subsidiary will provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corp. for the Megalodon platform destined for South Timbalier block 311 in th...

BOEM spells out GoM leases on offer in next sale

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plans to offer 21 million acres offshore Texas in a lease sale that will include all the available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.

Drilling & Completion

Shell further defines Norphlet’s pay in the GoM

Shell has made a third major discovery through the Rydberg discovery in the Norphlet play in deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico.

UK Breagh gas field in line for further well frac operations

Drilling has started on the A08 production well for the Breagh Phase 1 gas development in the UK southern North Sea, according to partner Sterling Resources.

Noble Energy takes interest in deepwater GoM tracts

Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) has agreed with BP Exploration & Production Inc. to acquire 50% of BP's interest in 17 deepwater exploration leases in the Atwater Valley protraction area of the G...

Field Development

McDermott awarded offshore Megalodon platform installation in Gulf of Mexico

A McDermott International Inc. subsidiary will provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corp. for the Megalodon platform destined for South Timbalier block 311 in th...

Black Elk Energy enters into PSA with Renaissance Offshore

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Renaissance Offshore LLC. Under the agreement, Renaissance will acquire interests in nine fields in the ...

PEMEX awards multi-year seismic data processing contract to ION

ION Geophysical Corp. reports that its GX Technology (GXT) group has won a multi-year contract with PEMEX. GXT is providing a range of seismic data processing for multiple offshore and onshore surv...

Subsea

FMC, operators to develop next-gen subsea equipment

FMC Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FTI) has signed an agreement that establishes a joint industry program (JIP) with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips, and Shell to develop a new generation of...

TIW delivers safety valves to MWCC

TIW Corp. has completed and delivered two large-diameter ball-type safety valves to Marine Well Containment Co. (MWCC) for use with its expanded containment system.

Fugro opens new facility in Angola

To accommodate the future needs of the rapidly growing Angola offshore oil and gas industry, Fugro has opened its new facility in the SONILS Oil Service Centre in Luanda.

Geology & Geophysics

Harvest targets FPSO for presalt Dussafu oil development offshore Gabon

Harvest Natural Resources has signed a declaration of commerciality with the Gabonese Republic (Gabon) for the Dussafu block offshore Gabon.

BOEM issues ROD for environmental review of G&G survey activities off Atlantic Coast

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued a record of decision establishing the highest practicable level of mitigation measures and safeguards to reduce or eliminate impacts to marine li...

Sterling considers drilling options offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy has secured an extension to September 2015 for Phase 2 of the Ambilobe production-sharing contract (PSC) offshore Madagascar.

Pipeline & Transportation

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.

Tracerco expanding Discovery application for deepwater pipeline inspections

Tracerco, part of the FTSE100, Johnson Matthey Plc, has begun development on a new deepwater application for its pipeline inspection tool, Discovery, allowing it to reach depths of more than10,000 ...

Deepwater Operations 2013: NALCO Champion presents hydrate inhibitor case study

NALCO Champion is highlighting the capabilities of its fourth-generation anti-agglomerate, low-dose hydrate inhibitor on the exhibition floor at the Deepwater Operations conference in Galveston Tex...

Production

Offline wells reduce value in US deepwater Gulf

Wood Mackenzie recently studied the number of days of production per month for more than 1,200 wells in deepwater Gulf of Mexico between 2007 and 2013. Production wells are thought of as flowing mo...

Technology delivers unconventional results

The buzz in the US continues to be centered on tight oil and shale formations onshore…and for good reason.

EIA: Energy supplies less vulnerable to hurricane disruption

The US Energy Information Administration says that the surge in the country's crude oil and natural gas production in recent years means that there should be less interruptions to supply if hurrica...

Rigs/Vessels

Shell further defines Norphlet’s pay in the GoM

Shell has made a third major discovery through the Rydberg discovery in the Norphlet play in deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico.

Ultstein Verft delivers new vessel to Island Offshore

The Ulstein Verft newbuild Island Performer has been delivered to ship owner Island Offshore. The riserless light well intervention (RLWI/IMR) vessel will serve her first five years for FTO (a join...

GLOBAL DATA

This month, Infield Systems examines the dramatic change in market share of capex by water depth in the Gulf of Mexico over the last five years.