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Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

USCG responds to GoM rig taking on water

The US Coast Guard is monitoring conditions on the ENSCO 8506 semisubmersible drilling rig which began taking on water into a ballast tank after being hit by heavy seas.

Noble Energy contracts subsea installation work for Gunflint

Noble Energy has signed a letter of agreement with EMAS AMC for offshore installation of pipelines, umbilicals, and ancillary equipment for the Gunflint development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Harkand expands fleet with offshore construction vessel dedicated to Gulf of Mexico

Harkand has entered a charter agreement with Hornbeck Offshore for the offshore construction vessel HOS Mystique for a firm period of two years plus options.

Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan wins jackup fabrication work

McDermott International Inc.’s joint-venture company, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. (QMW), in Qingdao, China, has won a contract by Jord Oil & Gas Systems BV for process module fabrication work.

Crowley delivers decks to Tubular Bells in deepwater GoM

Crowley tugboats have delivered the production deck and the construction deck to the Tubular Bells installation in the Gulf of Mexico for Saipem.

Second deepwater spill containment vessel heads to GoM

Drydocks World has delivered Eagle Louisiana, the second of two modular capture vessels (MCV) for spill containment operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

Parker Drilling receives contract for barge drilling rig from Chevron

Parker Drilling Co. has contracted its barge drilling rig, Rig 55B, which is being introduced to the company's fleet to bring additional capabilities to the Gulf of Mexico barge market.

West Auriga ownership changes hands

Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL) has agreed to sell the West Auriga drillship to Seadrill Capricorn Holdings.

Petrobras hits record oil production of 40,000 b/d from Cascade and Chinook

Petrobras has set a new production record of 40,000 b/d of oil from the Cascade and Chinook fields of the Gulf of Mexico. Cascade has three wells in operation and Chinook has two wells.

SSTB 2014: Boa Marine Services receives three-year charter for Olympic Boa

Boa Marine Services Inc. has entered into a three-year, plus options charter agreement for the newbuild Olympic Boa, a multi-functional offshore construction vessel owned by Olympic Ship AS.


Offshore Engineering in the Concordia Wreck Removal Project

In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the str...

Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2013

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award - the top five offshore field development projects for 2013....