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Record US GoM Production Expected to Continue

Oct 16, 2019

Crude oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico will continue to set records through 2020, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects.The EIA said it anticipates average annual crude oil production in the US Federal Gulf of Mexico (GoM) in 2019 and in 2020 will top the 1…

LLOG Orders 20k Trees for Shenandoah

Oct 15, 2019

US-based LLOG has ordered subsea trees designed for pressures up to 20,000 pounds per square inch (psi) for its deepwater Shenandoah development in the US Gulf of Mexico.The subsea trees, ordered from TechnipFMC on Tuesday, mark the first material…

Fugro Completes GoM Surveys for Shell

Oct 10, 2019

Fugro said it has completed several deepwater geophysical surveys in the Gulf of Mexico for Shell.The project required data collection over multiple deepwater lease blocks in the greater Perdido and Mars development areas to support clearance of potential environmental…

Talos Deploys USI Subsea Wellhead Cap in the GoM

Oct 09, 2019

Universal Subsea Inc. (USI) announced that its patent-pending Defender subsea isolation cap was installed to the Bulleit subsea well, operated by Talos Energy in the Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 1,300 feet.The lightweight, thermoplastic cap was landed…

Chevron Buys Into Three Blocks in Mexico

Oct 07, 2019

U.S.-based Chevron Corp said on Friday it signed an agreement with a unit of Royal Dutch Shell to buy a 40% stake in three deepwater blocks in the Mexican Gulf that the Anglo-Dutch firm won in auctions under the nation's energy reform.The deal…

Milito Named NOIA President

Oct 04, 2019

Veteran energy industry association executive Erik Milito has been named as the new president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and will to take the helm of the offshore energy association effective November 1, 2019.“Erik is a strong leader and an effective communicator…

Mexican Government Not Seeking to Control Zama

Oct 03, 2019

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that his government is not seeking to take control of the Zama oilfield discovery, which is currently operated by a private consortium led by U.S.-based Talos Energy.Reuters reported earlier this week that Mexico's national oil company…

Foss, Østensjø Partner for US Offshore Wind

Oct 03, 2019

Foss Maritime LLC and Østensjø Rederi AS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a partnership to provide domestic service operation vessels (SOV) to owners and operators of offshore wind projects in US waters.Paul Gallagher, Vice President at Foss Maritime said…

Partners Walk Away from Mexico Gulf Project

Oct 03, 2019

A consortium formed by Hokchi Energy, Talos Energy and Wintershall Dea has given up a Mexican oil contract in the Gulf of Mexico's shallow waters due to lack of commercial discovery, the country's oil regulator said on Wednesday.As part of Mexico's flagship energy reform…

Valaris Announces New Contract Awards

Oct 01, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris on Tuesday announced a group of new global contracts and contract extensions, with associated revenue backlog of approximately $245 million. The latest batch of contracts, which includes work in several continents…

Oceaneering Awarded Canada Decom Scope

Sep 30, 2019

Oceaneering International said it has been awarded a contract to support a decommissioning project off the east coast of Canada. This is the first decommissioning contract for Oceaneering in Canada.The contract’s work scope includes internal cutting…

Hibernia Platform Resumes Production

Sep 27, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday said production has resumed at its Hibernia oil platform in Canada. Production was shut last month due to a power outage.Hibernia has been producing oil since 1997 and sits roughly 315 km (200 miles) east of St. John's…

i-Tech 7 Completes LLOG Job in the US

Sep 26, 2019

Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit i-Tech 7 said it has completed a subsea decommissioning and abandonment project for LLOG Exploration Co. in the Gulf of Mexico, using its smart skid technology.Seeking better ways to flush three flowlines…

ALE Awarded Subsea 7 Contract

Sep 25, 2019

Heavy transportation and lifting specialist ALE said it has been awarded a steel catenary riser (SCR) and umbilical pull-in contract by Subsea 7 USA. The scope of work included in this contract is for engineering, procurement, fabrication and offshore pull-in operations in the US Gulf of Mexico…

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