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Subsea Oil & Gas: US & Gulf of Mexico

MWCC conducts first system integration test on Eagle Texas

As deepwater basin exploration and development activity increases, so does the need for more capable and reliable equipment and innovative technology – two subjects of technical sessions at the recent 2014 SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference in Galveston, Texas.

Delta SubSea secures MPSV for deepwater GoM operations

Delta SubSea LLC has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. for the HOS Bayou, one of Hornbeck’s recently constructed 300 class HOSMAX DP-2 multi-purpose service vessels (MPSVs). 

SBM Offshore announces Thunder Hawk tiebacks

SBM Offshore has signed a production handling agreement with Noble Energy to produce the Big Bend and Dantzler fields to the Thunder Hawk DeepDraft semi located in 6,060 ft (1,847 m) of water in the Gulf of Mexico.

McDermott completes contract scope for GoM project

McDermott International Inc. has completed the Jack and St. Malo project in the Gulf of Mexico for Chevron USA Inc.

Technip wins contract for Kodiak tieback

Deep Gulf Energy II LLC has awarded Technip a lump-sum contract to develop the Kodiak field in Mississippi Canyon blocks 727 and 771 in the Gulf of Mexico at water depths from 1,472 m (4,829 ft) to 1,710 m (5,610 ft).

Shell turns on Cardamom’s taps in the Gulf of Mexico

Shell turned on the taps at its Cardamom development in the Gulf of Mexico – the second major deepwater facility the company has brought online in the GoM this year.

Gulf brownfield project addresses safety challenges and solutions

The Auger/Cardamom tie-in project presented numerous safety challenges, including weight and stability issues, tight tolerances, and large structural and equipment additions. Solutions to these challenges included use of laser scanning technology, pre-planning with hazard assessments and constructability reviews, weight mitigation efforts, and continual interface on safety issues with all project phase participants. Video conferencing tools were frequently used to link design with operations and construction. Project operator Shell worked with Jacobs Engineering to incorporate safety values and processes into every phase to produce solid project results.

NCS Survey wins five-year subsea contract with Ceona

NCS Survey Ltd, an Acteon company, has won a five-year contract for positioning services with Ceona. Mobilization and has been completed installation on the first vessel, Ceona’s DP3 multi-purpose vessel, the Normand Pacific.

J2 Subsea opens new US facility and extends ROV tool offering

J2 Subsea, an Acteon company, has opened a new facility in New Iberia, Louisiana, to make its extensive range of ROV tools more readily available for subsea operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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 open end of the line, would be safe.

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