Subsea Oil & Gas: US & Gulf of Mexico

LLOG calls on McDermott for Otis tieback in deepwater GoM

LLOG Exploration Offshore has awarded McDermott International a lump-sum contract to support the Otis development in the Gulf of Mexico.

J2 Subsea opens new Houston facility

J2 Subsea has opened a new subsea tooling facility at fellow Acteon company Seatronics’ subsea electronics location in Houston. 

Clariant product averts well shut-in

Clariant Oil Services recently worked with an oil producer in the Gulf of Mexico to develop a new anti-agglomerate chemistry to reduce the amount of methanol concentration in the oil phase to prevent the shut-in of a pipeline.

Technip receives subsea decommissioning and installation contract in GoM

Technip has received a contract from Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co. for the decommissioning of the brownfield development and installation of new subsea equipment supporting a floating production system.

BSEE proposes new safety standards

In mid-April, the US Department of Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released two new sets of regulations to ensure safe and responsible offshore oil and gas development in the wake of the Macondo tragedy and Shell's troubled Alaskan offshore drilling program of 2012.

Bright spots remain amidst downturn

While low oil prices are casting a shadow over Gulf of Mexico E&P activity, work is moving ahead on several projects, and recent assessments of operators' safety records have received high marks.

Global Data

Fugro completes wellhead monitoring project for BP in deepwater GoM

Fugro has successfully completed a year-long wellhead monitoring project for BP Americas Inc. measuring BOP stack motions and calculating wellhead fatigue in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lewek Constellation sets pipelay record in deepwater GoM

EMAS AMC says the Lewek Constellation has set an industry pipelay record in the US Gulf of Mexico in 7,368 ft (2,246 m) of water during sea trials.

Aker Solutions enters offshore Mexico with Lakach contract

Aker Solutions has secured a contract from Saipem to supply umbilicals for the PEMEX-operated Lakach deepwater natural gas field. 

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Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

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