Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

US offshore drilling rig count remains steady

The weekly rig count for offshore US remained steady at 33 in the recent Baker Hughes data release. 

Chevron adds drillship in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Chevron Corp. reports that the Transocean Deepwater Asgard has arrived in the US Gulf of Mexico to work under a two-year contract.

Offshore US rig count rises; total count declines

While the overall US rig count has dropped, the number of offshore rigs has gone up. 

Feasibility study assesses two dry tree options for the Gulf of Mexico

Operators in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) are increasingly looking to ultra-deepwater (5,000-ft/1,524-m water depth) fields and more challenging reservoirs to deliver the hydrocarbons that the energy market demands and to satisfy their production growth objectives. DNV GL was granted an award by the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, partially funded by the US Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, to manage a project to develop dry tree semi concepts for the ultra-deepwater fields in the GoM.

Activists board Shell's Arctic-bound rig

Six Greenpeace volunteers opposing Arctic drilling have intercepted Shell’s Polar Pioneer in the Pacific Ocean, 750 mi (1207 km) northwest of Hawaii, scaling the 38,000 metric ton (41,887 ton) platform.

Bibby orders two FMC Schilling ROVs

Bibby Subsea has commissioned two HD work-class ROVs designed by FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics. 

Lewek Constellation heads to GoM

EMAS AMC’s flagship newbuild Lewek Constellation has set sail to work in the Gulf of Mexico after successfully completing its inaugural job in late 2014, a $120-million project offshore Gabon.

Offshore rig count down three

The offshore US drilling rig count declined another three rigs from this past week, reaching a total of 31, reports Baker Hughes Inc. 

UPDATE: PEMEX fire death total now four

In updated information from several news sources, four workers were killed and 16 others injured in PEMEX’s Abkatun platform fire. 

InterMoor completes riser and mooring disconnection off Angola

InterMoor has completed operations for the disconnection and laydown of risers and mooring lines on an FPSO facility offshore Angola.


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