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Topsides Event 2013 Highlights

Top Topsides 2013 conference moments

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US & Gulf of Mexico Offshore Oil & Gas News

Keppel AmFELS delivers fourth rig to Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC has delivered the jackup rig, Coatzacoalcos, to Mexico’s Central Panuco SA De CV, a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central SV De CV on time, within budget, and with zero lost-...

Online Exclusive: Deloitte: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance

Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable natural gas production to meet rising and changing sources of demand, and that the country will be self-sufficient in ...

Ikon Science joins SEAM

Ikon Science has joined the consortium for the SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) program and will work on the third phase of this initiative to evaluate and advance the current methodologies for pre-dri...

Drilling & Completion

Keppel AmFELS delivers fourth rig to Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC has delivered the jackup rig, Coatzacoalcos, to Mexico’s Central Panuco SA De CV, a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central SV De CV on time, within budget, and with zero lost-...

Online Exclusive: Deloitte: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance

Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable natural gas production to meet rising and changing sources of demand, and that the country will be self-sufficient in ...

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...

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

Seabox to lead subsea water treatment JIP

Seabox will lead a joint industry project with Az ACG Ltd. (the state oil company of the Azerbaijan Republic – SOCAR), Suncor, SIPCO, and two oil majors, with Research Council of Norway support, to...

Subsea 7 lands GoM installation for Shell

Royal Dutch Shell has awarded Subsea 7 a contract for installation work in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract value is in the range of $50 million to $100 million.

JDR wins deepwater West Africa umbilical order

Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, a Nigerian oil and gas service company, has awarded JDR a fasttrack contract supporting the West African Abo project for the manufacture of a 1.55-km (1-mi) hybri...

Geology & Geophysics

Woodside to explore ultra-deepwaters offshore Morocco

Woodside has contracted to explore offshore Morocco in the Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore area.

Ikon Science joins SEAM

Ikon Science has joined the consortium for the SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) program and will work on the third phase of this initiative to evaluate and advance the current methodologies for pre-dri...

Second Libra well on track offshore Brazil

Petrobras says a second appraisal well in the Libra block in the Santos basin has reached the salt base.

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

Online Exclusive: Deloitte: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance

Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable natural gas production to meet rising and changing sources of demand, and that the country will be self-sufficient in ...

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.

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...