Rigs/Vessels: US & Gulf of Mexico

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.

Offshore US rig count holds steady

Baker Hughes count of rigs operating offshore US held steady last week at 54. Of this number, 53 were in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell charters Ocean Alliance for GoM IRM, subsea work

Shell Offshore Inc. has signed a multi-service vessel charter with Oceaneering International Inc. to use the Ocean Alliance in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

SKF and Vantage combine to improve drillship fleet

SKF USA Inc. and Vantage Drilling Inc. have combined resources to improve the reliability of the Vantage Titanium Explorer and Platinum Explorer drillships.

Rosneft rig deal delayed to mid-2015

Northern Offshore has issued an update on its announcement this summer of a two-and-a-half-year contract with Rosneft for the jackup Energy Endeavor.

InterMoor completes Delta House hook-up in Gulf of Mexico

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has successfully installed and hooked up a permanent mooring system for the Delta House field floating production system (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Ocean Installer to place Delta House umbilicals

Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG Exploration on the Delta House project.

TGS signs LOA for 2D surveys over Mexico and US Atlantic

TGS has signed a letter of award with SeaBird Exploration to acquire up to 300,000 km (186,411 mi) of 2D seismic data offshore Mexico and in US Atlantic waters.

First LNG-powered support vessel to debut in the Gulf of Mexico

Green initiatives aimed at building dual-fuel fleets and using LNG propulsion technology are providing the framework and best practices for gas-fueled vessels operating in US waters. In 2011, Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC decided to build a new generation of Jones Act-compliant offshore support vessels that have the capacity to burn both diesel and LNG as fuel to service the US GoM offshore market. These OSVs are the first LNG-powered vessels to be built in a US shipyard under the auspices of the US Coast Guard and classification society ABS.

ClassNK expands Veracruz office to increase offshore support

Classification society ClassNK has expanded its Veracruz office in Mexico to better support the growing offshore oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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