Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

Fugro takes delivery of Fugro Americas

Fugro has taken delivery of the newbuild shallow-draft survey vessel, Fugro Americas.

US offshore rig count declines

The US offshore rig count is 37, down 11 rigs from last week, and down 18 rigs year over year. 

Big Foot on way to Walker Ridge in GoM

Chevron’s Big Foot semisubmersible production platform is on its way to installation in the Walker Ridge area of the US Gulf of Mexico. 

Ceona Amazon to install Walter GoM pipelines

Ceona has secured a letter of intent from Walter Oil & Gas Corp. to use the Ceona Amazon on what will be Ceona’s first rigid pipelay project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Helix extends BP contract start on Q5000

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE: HLX) has agreed to amend an existing agreement with BP Exploration & Production regarding use of the Q5000 in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore US rig count declines

The US offshore rig count last week was 51, down three rigs from the previous week, and down four rigs year over year.

BSEE, USCG issue alert after dynamic positioning incident

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Coast Guard have issued a Joint Safety Alert addressing a dynamic positioning incident involving an offshore supply vessel (OSV) which resulted in a loss of position during OCS activity.

Baker Hughes offshore rig count up for week

The Baker Hughes US offshore rig count for the week ending Feb. 20 shows an increase of two rigs over the previous week, bringing the total to 54. 

LEEVAC launches Tidewater hull

LEEVAC Shipyards Jennings has launched hull 367. 

McDermott’s DB50 makes record lift in GoM

McDermott International Inc.’s Derrick Barge 50 recently completed the installation of a drilling and production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico continental shelf that included the heavy lift of a 3,250-ton jacket.


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

The precipitous decline in oil prices over the past six months has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some s...

Standardization of Offshore Production Systems

The EPC strategy and an update on the construction of the eight units will be presented as well as an overview of future opportunities.

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Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2014

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award – the top five offshore field development projects for 2014....