Offshore Magazine’s 2013 in review

Based on the total number of page views at, the following are the most read articles from 2013.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON– Based on the total number of page views at, the following are the most read articles from 2013.

The most read online articles from January, February, and March are:

Kullukdrilling rig runs aground in Alaska

The Royal Dutch Shell PlcKullukconical drilling rig broke free and ran aground offshore Sitkalidak Island, Alaska, while on its way to Seattle.

Jack/St. Malo hull leaves shipyard

The semisubmersible hull for Chevron’s Jack/St. Malo deepwater Gulf of Mexico project has sailed out of the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Geoje, South Korea, bound for the Kiewit yard in South Texas.

Petrobras contracts Endeavor for Papa Terra review

Petrobras has retained Endeavor Management to provide third-party review and advisory services on Papa Terra.

The most read online articles from April, May, and June are:

API, BSEE release new standards, rules

The American Petroleum Institute and the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement both have issued new standards and rules that affect operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ghana gives go-ahead for deepwater TEN development

Ghana’s government has formally approved the development plan for the deep offshore Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme project.

Samsung to build next-generation North Sea jackups

Statoil and its license partners in the Gullfaks and Oseberg area fields in the Norwegian North Sea Unit have acquired two new “Category J” jackup drilling rigs.

The most read online articles from July, August, and September are:

Saipem jackup sinks offshore West Africa

The Saipem jackup drilling rigPerro Negro 6 has sunk offshore West Africa in 40 m (131 ft) of water.

Shell’s Olympus TLP in place, on target for 2014 startup

Shell’s Olympus tension leg platform reached its destination at the deepwater Mars field and was safely secured in place at the end of July.

Norway’s oldest production platform decommissioning starts

ConocoPhillips Norge has shut down Ekofisk 2/4A, the longest-serving oil production platform offshore Norway.

The most read online articles from October, November, and December are:

Cobalt reports Angola presalt discoveries

Cobalt International Energy has announced a pair of discoveries at the Lontra and Mavinga presalt prospects offshore Angola.

BP adds two drilling rigs in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

BP has added two drilling rigs to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, bringing its fleet there to a company record of nine rigs.

Shell floats hull for world’s largest floating facility

The 488-m long (1,602-ft long) hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility has moved out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Geoje, South Korea.

The most read magazine articles are:

Deepwater operators look to new frontiers

Oil and gas producers frequently ask “where do we go next to find new hydrocarbon reserves?”

Shell’s Mars B development begins to take shape

After the Macondo incident in 2010 brought drilling in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to a halt, some observers questioned whether the region could ever regain its position as one of the world’s premier energy basins.

CLOV project progressing on schedule

Construction of the CLOV FPSO recently surpassed a key milestone when the topsides was mated to the vessel hull at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, in late October.

Pitting and crevice corrosion of offshore stainless steel tubing

Oil and gas platforms regularly use stainless steel tubing in process instrumentation and sensing, as well as in chemical inhibition, hydraulic lines, impulse lines, and utility applications, over a wide range of temperatures, flows, and pressures.

BP looking to maximize production from Shetland area fields

Some large-scale projects are under way throughout the UK North Sea, reminiscent of the early days in the 1970s.

Industry steps up recruitment in response to ‘great crew change’

As the offshore oil and gas market continues to heat up due to global demand and high prices, so does the competition for talent.


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