Gulf Of Mexico News


CGG sets seismic records in GOM

Apr 04, 2013

CGG announced today that its new fleet, with the addition of four high-end vessels from its recent acquisition of Fugro Geoscience, set two new industry records that highlight the strength of its marine capabilities. Firstly, through…

Apache adds 14 GOM blocks

Apr 02, 2013

Apache subsidiaries placed high bids on 14 blocks during the most recent Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227, the company announced on April 1, 2013.(Image: Chevron-Statoil ASA)Apache said it was the sole bidder on nine shallow water blocks on the continental shelf…

Why US gas hydrate potential is losing its fizz

Mar 28, 2013

Andrew McBarnet points to the signs that indicate previous enthusiasm for gas hydrate research in the US may be running out of steam. The announcement last month of significant progress in a key gas hydrates research project offshore…

Gulf of Mexico lease sale

Mar 27, 2013

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and US Department of the Interior announced that Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 28.6 million acres off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The sale will take place this month in New Orleans…

Chevron hits Coronado pay

Mar 25, 2013

Chevron encountered more than 400 ft (122m) of net oil pay at its deepwater Coronado prospect well No.1 in the Gulf of Mexico, the company announced on 25 March 2013. Pacific Santa Ana (Image: Pacific Drilling) Coronado comprises Walker Ridge Block 98…

GOM lease sale raises US$1.2B

Mar 21, 2013

The latest Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 held Wednesday drew $1.2 billion in high bids for tracts spanning the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Statoil was the highest bidder on 15 leases, the company announced on 20 March 2013…

FMC scores subsea contract duo

Mar 21, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. announced it has won multiple subsea contracts this week. Subsea tree (Image: FMC Technologies)The Houston-based equipment supplier said on March 21 that it won a $30 million subsea equipment order from LLOG Exploration Co…

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…

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