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Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

McDermott completes contract scope for GoM project

McDermott International Inc. has completed the Jack and St. Malo project in the Gulf of Mexico for Chevron USA Inc.

Technip wins contract for Kodiak tieback

Deep Gulf Energy II LLC has awarded Technip a lump-sum contract to develop the Kodiak field in Mississippi Canyon blocks 727 and 771 in the Gulf of Mexico at water depths from 1,472 m (4,829 ft) to 1,710 m (5,610 ft).

Crowley’s Ocean Sky completes blackout testing in Gulf of Mexico

Crowley’s Ocean Sky has completed back-up station-keeping and holdback services in the Gulf of Mexico.

GSP takes delivery of Magellan jackup

GSP has expanded its drilling fleet to eight rigs by acquiring the jackup GSP Magellan (ex-GSF Magellan).

NCS Survey wins five-year subsea contract with Ceona

NCS Survey Ltd, an Acteon company, has won a five-year contract for positioning services with Ceona. Mobilization and has been completed installation on the first vessel, Ceona’s DP3 multi-purpose vessel, the Normand Pacific.

SINOPACIFIC secures first vessel order from Mexico

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC), has signed a contract with a Mexican shipping company Naviera Petrolera Integral SA de CV for the construction of three SPP17A vessels.

Crowley Maritime christens third ocean class tugboat

As part of its new vessel build program, Crowley Maritime Corp. has christened the third of four new tugboats in the ocean class series – Ocean Sky – in Houston.

Shell further defines Norphlet’s pay in the GoM

Shell has made a third major discovery through the Rydberg discovery in the Norphlet play in deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico.

Ultstein Verft delivers new vessel to Island Offshore

The Ulstein Verft newbuild Island Performer has been delivered to ship owner Island Offshore. The riserless light well intervention (RLWI/IMR) vessel will serve her first five years for FTO (a joint venture between FMC Technologies, Edison Chouest Offshore, and Island Offshore) in the Gulf of Mexico.


This month, Infield Systems examines the dramatic change in market share of capex by water depth in the Gulf of Mexico over the last five years.


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