Gulf Of Mexico News

Anadarko touts new GOM find

Mar 20, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. encountered approximately 1,000 net feet of oil pay at its Shenandoah-2 well in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the company announced on March 19, 2013.Ensco 8500 semisubmersible series (Image: Ensco) Anadarko discovered the…

AtComedia adds PECOM to event portfolio

Mar 19, 2013

OE Magazine’s parent company, AtComedia, closed the acquisition of the annual oil and gas event, PECOM (Petroleum Exhibition and Conference of Mexico) from International Exhibitions, Inc., the company said on March 19, 2013. The conference…

FMC lassos Mad Dog supply

Mar 19, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. signed a manufacturing and subsea equipment supply contract with BP in support of the Mad Dog Phase 2 field development, the company announced on 19 March 2013. Mad Dog Platform (Image: BP)The contract's scope includes the supply subsea trees…

Petrobras win for Subsea 7

Mar 13, 2013

Subsea 7 has announced the award of three contracts with a combined value in excess of US$300 million from Petrobras. The work includes the installation of flexible lines by the Seven Seas, under two lump-sum contracts and one day-rate contract…

Eurocopter AS350B3e to fly over GOM

Mar 08, 2013

All American Aviation LLC will be the first helicopter operator to provide offshore oil and gas transport service in the Gulf of Mexico using new Eurocopter AS350B3e AStar helicopters, American Eurocopter announced on 7 March 2013.AS350B3e…

Russia's Neftegaz joins 20 deepwater GOM blocks

Mar 06, 2013

Neftegaz America Shelf LP (Neftegaz), an indirect independent subsidiary of Rosneft, acquires 30 percent interest in 20 deepwater exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mexico held by ExxonMobil, under an agreement signed by the two companies. Rosneft President Igor I…

New semi delivered to Mexico’s Grupo R

Mar 05, 2013

The newbuild semisubmersible La Muralla IV arrived in Mexico waters after a 16,200-mile journey.Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Glacier delivered the semisubmersible La Muralla IV to the Bay of Campeche, Mexico. The rig was towed from Okpo…

Well control succeeds at Main Pass 295

Mar 01, 2013

Well control operations at Apache's Main Pass 295 in the Gulf of Mexico concluded on 28 February 2013, the company announced.Apache planned to move Rowan's Cecil Provine drilling rig to Main Pass 295 for a possible relief well (Image: Rowan)Apache…

Chevron cheers St. Malo flow

Mar 01, 2013

Chevron Corp. conducted a successful production test on the St. Malo PS003 well in the Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Oil flow rates, though limited by testing equipment constraints, exceeded 13,000 b/d. Click to view largerThe test…

2H Offshore wins LLOG project

Feb 28, 2013

2H Offshore Inc., an Acteon company, has recently been awarded a Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) detailed design project with LLOG Exploration. The SCRs will be the first attached to the Exmar OPTI-11000 semi-submersible.Delta House Model (Image…

Anadarko announces 2013 capital program

Feb 21, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum CorporationAnadarko Petroleum Corp. announced details of its 2013 capital program and guidance, and provided additional information regarding its significant U.S. onshore growth opportunities, deepwater and international mega projects and industry-leading exploration program…

Apache feels kick at GOM well

Feb 19, 2013

Apache shifts Cecil Provine rig to location Apache to move Rowan's Cecil Provine drilling rig to location for possible relief well (Image: Rowan)Apache evacuated 15 workers after experiencing a kick from an abnormally pressured gas zone…

Prosafe wins Cantarell extension

Feb 13, 2013

Cotemar Group extends contracts for Prosafe semisubs at Cantarell fieldProsafe's Jasminia accomodation semisub accommodates 535 personnel (Image: Prosafe SE)Mexico’s Cotemar Group, a private company headquartered in San Pedro Garza García…

US OK's Pangea LNG export bid

Feb 05, 2013

Pangea LNG is permitted to export up to 8MPTA Pangea LNGThe U.S. Department of Energy has granted Pangea LNG (North America) Holdings, LLC, long-term, multi-contract authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to free trade agreement…

BP picks FMC for subsea supply

Feb 04, 2013

FMC to deliver subsea gear starting 1H 2013 BP Thunder Horse platform (Image: BP)BP has chosen FMC Technologies to manufacture and supply subsea equipment to support water injection in its Thunder Horse field, FMC announced on 4 February 2013…

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