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Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

Chevron hits oil offshore GoM in Guadalupe prospect

Chevron Corp. made an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.

Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling.

Offshore at 60: The Blue Water breakthrough

In January 1962, a strange contraption under lease to Shell Oil, called the Blue Water 1, spudded a record-setting offshore well in 297 ft (91 m) of water in the Gulf of Mexico. The maiden voyage of the Blue Water 1 took place a month before NASA astronaut John Glenn became the first person to complete an orbit of the earth. Both missions revealed a newfound human ability to explore frontiers beyond the comfort of terra firma. On Aug. 14, 1962, Shell Oil dramatically disclosed the details of its new "floating drilling platform."

USCG's path forward: A unitary regulatory approach to industry on the OCS

Over the last year, the US Coast Guard (USCG) has focused on normalizing the regulatory sphere on the outer continental shelf (OCS) by making a concerted effort to give industry definitive parameters.

Crowley christens new ocean-class tugboat Ocean Sun

As part of its new vessel build program, Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the latest of its four tugboats in the ocean-class series, Ocean Sun, on Oct. 15 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

MacGregor updates on new offshore Asia contracts

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won new contracts with China-based Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group and with Thailand-based Mermaid Maritime Public Co. Ltd.

LLOG begins GoM Delta House hub installation

LLOG Exploration has begun installing its Delta House floating production hub in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, this part of the $2 billion project is expected to start producing oil and gas in early 2015.

Skandi Constructor ready to work in Gulf of Mexico in 2015

Well Ops Inc., a subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc., reports that its well intervention vessel, Skandi Constructor, will be available for operation in the Gulf of Mexico in 1Q 2015.

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). 

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