Gulf Of Mexico News


Noble's Gunflint hits non-commercial pay

Jun 14, 2013

Noble Energy announced a non-commercial hydrocarbon find at its second deepwater Gunflint appraisal well in the US Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi Canyon 992 #1, located one mile west of the original discovery well, encountered 109 ft of net pay and was drilled to a total depth of 32…

Subsea 7 wins Heidelberg contract

Jun 10, 2013

Subsea 7 S.A. was awarded a contract by Anadarko and their partners for the Heidelberg development in the Gulf of Mexico.The work scope includes the engineering, fabrication, and installation of risers, pipelines, and flowlines in water depths over 1…

GE wins Pemex subsea deal

Jun 05, 2013

GE Oil & Gas and Pemex Exploration and Production have signed an US$84 million agreement for the supply and installation of subsea wellheads for Pemex’s deepwater and ultra-deepwater drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico. The agreement…

Technip wins Julia contract

Jun 05, 2013

ExxonMobil handed Technip a contract for the development of the Julia field, a US$4 billion project Exxon and partner Statoil announced last month. The contract covers the project management, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of more than 48 km of 10…

New technology boosts well recovery, cuts costs

May 31, 2013

Owners and operators of offshore wells aim at improving efficiency, cutting costs, reducing failures and down time, while maximizing economic benefits. It’s no easy task under the best of circumstances. Reaching these goals requires a sophisticated…

Wave of the future

May 31, 2013

Automation is the ideal way to unite technology with company cultures. Through technology, workers in the offshore environment have the potential to form a myopic view on life. Produce now, don’t worry about tomorrow. It makes sense. From drilling to producing…

Shell recruits FMC for Stones

May 23, 2013

Shell has contracted FMC Technologies to supply subsea equipment for its 100%-operated Stones field development in the US Gulf of Mexico.  The contract’s scope includes the supply of eight subsea trees, a subsea manifold, topside, and subsea controls and associated equipment…

TGS strikes new partnerships

May 23, 2013

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) announced at its Capital Markets Day that it will embark on several new partnerships. TGS and Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) agreed to jointly development multi-client projects in defined areas in northwestern Europe…

Wood Group snares Hess contract

May 23, 2013

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will deliver operations & maintenance services to Hess Corporation's Baldpate production platform in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, under a new five-year contract. WGPSN will also provide these services to Hess for…

Reeled pipelay vessel for ultra‐deepwater field developments

May 22, 2013

Reeled pipelay has normally been used in fully developed and matured offshore oil and gas field areas with close proximity to onshore support, onshore logistics, and with short offshore transit distance to onshore spoolbases for loading the pipeline stalks onto the reel…

Subsea grouting solves many seabed problems

May 22, 2013

Subsea damage and support problems can be quickly solved using injection grouting. James Bell of FoundOcean tells us how its accomplished. Extending the life of an asset means that the structure can still generate revenue, whereas removing them can be a highly complex operation…

Bureau Veritas gains SEMS audit accreditation

May 21, 2013

Bureau Veritas Certification is pleased to announce its provisional accreditation as an official SEMS Audit Service Provider for the Center for Offshore Safety (COS). Originally introduced as recommended practice RP 75 in 1990, the Safety…

Harkand to buy Houston's Veolia Marine Services

May 20, 2013

Newly founded IRM group Harkand has announced plans to buy Gulf of Mexico business Veolia Marine Services (VMS).  The deal would add 150 onshore and offshore staff, based out of Houston, three dynamically-positioned multi-purpose vessels (MSVs)…

Global Deepwater Review

May 16, 2013

E&P companies are ramping up exploration of deepwater and ultra-deepwater reservoirs, encouraged by attractive oil prices. New developments spread across offshore Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North and South America. Jeannie…

Chevron hits Coronado pay

May 15, 2013

Chevron encountered more than 400ft of net oil pay at its deepwater Coronado well No. 1 in the US Gulf of Mexico. Coronado comprises Walker Ridge Block 98. The No. 1 well is located approximately 190 miles off the Louisiana coast in 6,127ft of water…

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