Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

Offshore US rig count slides

The US offshore rig count slid to 29, five rigs down from the prior week, bringing it to 31 fewer year-over-year, reported Baker Hughes Inc.


Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

US offshore rig count steady at 34

The US offshore rig count is 34, unchanged from last week, and down 23 rigs year over year.

Shell holds to plans for rigs in Seattle port

Shell continues to move forward with its plans to drill in the Arctic and expects to bring two semisubmersible drilling rigs into the Port of Seattle despite the city’s threat of fines and the port commissions request for Shell to wait.

BOEM grants Shell GoM conditional approval for offshore Alaska drilling

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has given Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. conditional approval to to start drilling for oil off the Alaskan coast this summer.

Offshore rig count holds steady

The US Offshore rig count is 34, unchanged from last week, and down 25 rigs year over year.

Wood Group Mustang completes engineering for MWCC vessels

Wood Group Mustang has completed engineering services for the two Marine Well Containment Co. (MWCC) vessels that can be deployed in the event of a deepwater well control incident in the US Gulf of Mexico. 

Classification society merger bolsters industry training and certification resources

Since 1864, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has evolved from a Norwegian classification society into an international provider of classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries.

Bennu awards Ceona deepwater GoM subsea installation

Bennu Oil & Gas has awarded Ceona a contract to install a flexible flowline and an umbilical at the deepwater Gulf of Mexico Mirage field.

Helix takes delivery of Q5000

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. has taken delivery of the Q5000 semisubmersible well intervention vessel.


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