Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

Offshore US rig count increases

The US offshore rig count by Baker Hughes Inc. shows an increase of one rig over the prior week. 

Fugro, Cross Group receive GoM intervention contract

Fugro’s dynamically positioned multi-purpose drilling, well intervention, and geotechnical vessel, Fugro Synergy, will go to work on a multi-well intervention campaign in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kongsberg Marine gets NI accreditation for DP training center

Kongsberg Maritime’s Houston training center is the first maritime training facility in North America to offer the Nautical Institute accredited Sea Time Reduction Course for Dynamic Positioning Operators.

US offshore drilling rig count down by two

The US offshore rig count is 27, down two rigs from last week, and down 32 rigs year over year in Baker Hughes’ weekly report.

Offshore drilling rig count rises

The US offshore drilling rig count continues to move the opposite direction from the onshore rig count. 

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.

Global Data

US offshore rig count down by two

The US offshore drilling rig count is at 27, down two from this past week and down 31 for the year.

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.

US offshore drilling rig count steady

The offshore US drilling rig count remained consistent at 29. The Baker Hughes count has noted that this is down 31 from the same period a year ago.


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...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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