Gulf Of Mexico News

PGS to begin Triton full-azimuth survey in GoM

Dec 02, 2013

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) announces the TRITON GeoStreamer® Full Azimuth survey, a new solution to complex imaging problems in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.  PGS offer this survey as the next important advance in tailored acquisition design…

Global Briefs: December 2013

Nov 27, 2013

CGG surveys GOM for Pemex CGG has been selected to carry out a large high-end seismic acquisition survey in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of Pemex. The survey, in Mexican waters, is phase 5 in Pemex’s Centauro program, the largest ever…

BSEE cites 12 for SEMS non-compliance

Nov 26, 2013

Brian Salerno, director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), cited 12 Gulf of Mexico (GOM) operators for failure to comply with the Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) requirements of the Workplace Safety Rule…

Pipeline market to grow in Europe, Asia, and Africa

Nov 14, 2013

Since the turn of the millennium, global pipeline investment has undergone sustained and, in recent years, robust growth as a result of favorable market conditions and industry trends, including: the continued high levels of investment in offshore development…

Well integrity matters

Nov 07, 2013

Meta has deployed its Metalmorphology technology in wells in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Richard Craig explains. Well integrity, particularly the structural and casing integrity of wells, is a key issue in the offshore oil and gas sector…

The piece small challenge

Nov 07, 2013

Large structures in deep water Gulf of Mexico are set to challenge established decommissioning methodologies in the basin, while the North Sea still awaits its bow-wave of activity. Elaine Maslin reports. Globally, the offshore decommissioning market has largely been limited to two basins…

Global Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

Transboundary may head to committee The US Senate bill ratifying the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, S. 812, is reportedly on its way to a conference committee. The Senate’s version of the bill, passed last month (October)…

Deepwater well decommissioning

Nov 01, 2013

Houston-based Helix ESG recently completed a deepwater well decommissioning project in 7919ft. Darin Hilton explains the steps and options involved in plugging and abandonment. Over the past several years, there has been a growing demand…

Pemex job for Oleg Strashnov

Oct 29, 2013

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has won a contract with Permaducto SA de CV for an offshore installation project in Mexico.  Under the contract, SHL will execute work offshore Mexico in a joined offshore program for Pemex’s KuMaZa/Cantarell project…

BOEM announces Central GoM lease sale

Oct 25, 2013

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced that it will hold Gulf of Mexico Central…

BMT picked for Stones FPSO mooring system

Oct 25, 2013

BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc (BMT) has been awarded a contract from SBM Offshore to provide an integrated marine monitoring system (IMMS) for the Stones floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the US Gulf of Mexico…

LAGCOE13: InterMoor grabs LLOG work

Oct 22, 2013

InterMoor has been awarded a contract for design, fabrication and installation of 12 suction pile anchors, pre-set installation of 12 chain polyester chain mooring lines and hook-up of the LLOG Delta House production semi-submersible floating production system (FPS)…

Subsea waterjet cutting goes ultra-deep and ultra-high pressure

Oct 18, 2013

Waterjet cutting went deepwater during the BP Macondo crisis. Now it is ready to go even deeper. By Elaine Maslin Ultra-high pressure (UHP) waterjet technology has been used since the mid- 1980s in the marine environment. Its use is well…

W&T adds to GOM portfolio

Oct 18, 2013

W&T Offshore Inc. is set to acquire a portion of Callon Petroleum Operating Co.'s Gulf of Mexico acreage, the company announced on October 18, 2013. W&T will take a 15% working interest in the Medusa field (deepwater Mississippi Canyon blocks 538 and 582)…

New frontiers: Depth drives intervention

Oct 16, 2013

Growing numbers of subsea wells in increasingly deeper waters will continue to drive the market for well intervention capabilities. Infields’ James Hearn outlines the market. Depleting oil and gas reserves within established shallow water…

Current News

Baker Hughes Grabs Petrobras’ Well Construction Job at Búzios Field

Canada Secures Surrender of All Offshore Pacific Coast Oil and Gas Permits

Maine Selects Sears Island as Preferred Site for Floating Wind Port Facility

Equinor Granted Permission to Drill Wildcat Well in Barents Sea

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News