Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

BSEE, USCG issue alert after dynamic positioning incident

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Coast Guard have issued a Joint Safety Alert addressing a dynamic positioning incident involving an offshore supply vessel (OSV) which resulted in a loss of position during OCS activity.

Baker Hughes offshore rig count up for week

The Baker Hughes US offshore rig count for the week ending Feb. 20 shows an increase of two rigs over the previous week, bringing the total to 54. 

LEEVAC launches Tidewater hull

LEEVAC Shipyards Jennings has launched hull 367. 

McDermott’s DB50 makes record lift in GoM

McDermott International Inc.’s Derrick Barge 50 recently completed the installation of a drilling and production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico continental shelf that included the heavy lift of a 3,250-ton jacket.

Offshore US rig count holds steady

Baker Hughes count of rigs operating offshore US held steady last week at 54. Of this number, 53 were in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell charters Ocean Alliance for GoM IRM, subsea work

Shell Offshore Inc. has signed a multi-service vessel charter with Oceaneering International Inc. to use the Ocean Alliance in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

SKF and Vantage combine to improve drillship fleet

SKF USA Inc. and Vantage Drilling Inc. have combined resources to improve the reliability of the Vantage Titanium Explorer and Platinum Explorer drillships.

Rosneft rig deal delayed to mid-2015

Northern Offshore has issued an update on its announcement this summer of a two-and-a-half-year contract with Rosneft for the jackup Energy Endeavor.

InterMoor completes Delta House hook-up in Gulf of Mexico

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has successfully installed and hooked up a permanent mooring system for the Delta House field floating production system (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico. 

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.

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