Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

US offshore rig count up by three

Baker Hughes Inc.’s weekly US rig count finds an increase of three offshore rigs, raising the total to 34. 

Jascon 31 to support GoM work for PEMEX

Sea Trucks has won a charter for the Jascon 31 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore US rig count holds steady

While the total US rig count is up 19 from 876, Baker Hughes Inc. says the offshore rig count remains unchanged at 31.

Shell Chukchi drilling permit gets two amendments from US Interior

The US Interior Department has approved Royal Dutch Shell's applications to drill in the Chukchi Sea, but with a built-in stop concerning the availability of a capping stack.

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

BSEE inspects Shell’s Arctic-bound rigs

Two US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement personnel conducted inspections of Shell Oil Co. marine vessels Noble Discoverer and the semisubmersible drilling unit Transocean Polar Pioneer in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, from July 7-12.

US offshore rig count remains steady

Baker Hughes’ count of offshore US drilling rigs remained steady at 31 compared to the prior week. 

ConocoPhillips issues drillship term notice

ConocoPhillips has provided a notice of termination for the three-year ENSCO DS-9 drillship contract. 

SBM Offshore divests stake in Turritella project

 SBM Offshore has entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Corp. (MC) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) for the acquisition of a stake in the joint venture companies incorporated for the purpose of owning and operating FPSO Turritella.

Regulatory, industry initiatives address improved DP safety

Increasing numbers of offshore floating structures are now equipped with dynamic positioning (DP) for station keeping, and these DP technologies are being applied in a growing range of applications.


Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

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

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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