Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

Atlantis accommodation vessel bound for PEMEX in GoM

Atlantis Finance Ltd. has acquired funds to buy a semisubmersible accommodation vessel for Cotemar to use offshore Mexico.

US offshore rig count down by two

The US offshore drilling rig tally has dropped two rigs from the prior week, bringing the total to 30 in the Baker Hughes count.

Offshore rig count down by three

While the total US drilling rig count remained steady, the offshore rig count dropped three rigs to 35.

InterMoor completes mooring support project for Heidelberg spar in GoM

InterMoor Inc. has provided Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with rapid hook-up services for its Heidelberg truss spar in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after stepping in at short notice for another contractor.

Harkand completes upgrade of DSV Swordfish

Harkand has completed a $10.5-million upgrade of its Gulf of Mexico-based dive support vessel Swordfish.

Baker Hughes’ offshore rig count continues upward trend

Baker Hughes Inc.’s rig count finds an increase of four units working offshore. 

Bechtel receives FEED contract for Port Delfin FLNG vessel

Delfin LNG has chosen Bechtel to provide front-end engineering and design for what would be the first US-based FLNG vessel to go on the proposed deepwater port 50 mi (80 km) offshore Cameron Parish, Louisiana. 

US offshore rig count up by three

Baker Hughes Inc.’s weekly US rig count finds an increase of three offshore rigs, raising the total to 34. 

Jascon 31 to support GoM work for PEMEX

Sea Trucks has won a charter for the Jascon 31 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore US rig count holds steady

While the total US rig count is up 19 from 876, Baker Hughes Inc. says the offshore rig count remains unchanged at 31.


Exploring Shell’s FLNG technological advances and opportunities

As the offshore industry looks to develop remote and stranded natural gas fields, the use of floating liquefied natural (FLNG) vessels has become a...

Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

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

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...
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