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Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

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.

Rowan awarded contract for fourth ultra-deepwater drillship

Rowan Companies plc reports that one of its subsidiaries has entered into a two-year drilling contract for the Rowan Relentless, the fourth and final drillship in Rowan's current construction program. 

Cal Dive sells GoM surface diving fleet

Cal Dive International Inc. has sold its US Gulf of Mexico shallow-water surface diving fleet to a privately held company for $18.5 million and a 19.9% minority interest in the entity acquiring the assets.

ASV C-Worker 6 vessel carries out GoM subsea operation

ASV Ltd.’s C-Worker 6 has carried out a seabed transponder calibration in 1,300-m (4,265-ft) waters. The trials, in the Gulf of Mexico, were conducted in rough conditions with 2.5-m (8-ft) waves.

Fugro expands fleet in Gulf of Mexico

Fugro is expanding its survey fleet in the Gulf of Mexico to include a new AUV, Echo Surveyor VII, and a new vessel, R/V Fugro Americas.

OTC 2014: Ceona delivers Polar Onyx and Normand Pacific vessels for projects in Brazil and Gulf of Mexico

Ceona has completed final outfitting of the Polar Onyx and the Normand Pacific to begin clients’ projects in Brazil and the 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.


Advanced AUV Upgrades for Pipeline Inspection and GeoHazard Surveys

C & C Technologies has enhanced its AUV technology to address the needs for pipeline inspection.  C & C has made inspection-class upgr...

Accelerate Exploration Data Access With Flash Storage

This webinar, sponsored by HGST, will explore the interfaces, server appliances, integration and configuration of flash storage, consider the advan...
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Trends in Real-Time Operations: Best Practices for Asset Integrity and Secure Information Management

This webcast, presented by Thinklogical, examines best practices for the design of the underlying system to securely control, manage and distribute...
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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...