Offshore North America News - page 192

Rigless drilling enters the pilot stage

Apr 15, 2013

Exploration could be radically altered by a simple idea, Victor Schmidt explains, saving industry months and millions. How does the offshore industry evaluate a new deepwater play? Conduct geologic research, examine studies, collect samples…

Jewell confirmed as DOI head

Apr 12, 2013

The US Senate confirmed Sally Jewell, CEO of US-based retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), as the next Secretary of the Interior department.President Barack Obama and Sally Jewell applaud outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (Official…

BOEM completes SEIS review

Apr 11, 2013

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed oil and gas Lease Sales 233 and 231, the third and fourth sales scheduled in the current 2012-2017 Five Year Program.(Image…

ConocoPhillips suspends Arctic program

Apr 10, 2013

Citing unease over changing US regulations, ConocoPhillips opted to pause plans for its 2014 Alaska Chukchi Sea drilling program, the supermajor announced on 10 April 2013.Shell's oil spill response teams practice laying out nearly 600m (1,500ft)…

Pangea LNG to export from Texas

Apr 10, 2013

A. The US Department of Energy granted Pangea LNG (North America) Holdings, long-term, multi-contract authorization to export up to 8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG to free trade agreement nations from its south Texas LNG Project…

Colloquy: Drivers of change

Apr 10, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column The IHS CERAWeek conference took Houston by storm in March, with a solid program of topical breakfast discussions, illustrious keynote speakers, plenary sessions, and dialogues. The energy topics ran the gamut…

Stone secures Ensco rig for Cardona

Apr 08, 2013

Stone Energy Corp. hired an ENSCO drilling rig for its Cardona program at Mississippi Canyon block 29, the company announced on April 8, ENSCO 8500 series drilling rigThe Ensco 8500 series dynamically-positioned deepwater drilling rig…

Ocean Installer names head of US office

Apr 08, 2013

Ocean Installer named Michael Newbury president of its new US office, located in Houston.Michael NewburyNewbury joined Ocean Installer after serving as vice president for operations and business development at US-based subsea contractor Deep Down Inc…

Pemex, Exxon sign cooperative agreement

Apr 04, 2013

Mexican state oil company Pemex and US oil giant ExxonMobil renewed a general cooperation agreement to share technical and scientific information, Pemex announced on April 3, 2013.Mexican President Enrique Pena NietoThe five-year agreement, Pemex said…

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…

Shell, Kinder Morgan team up for US LNG exports

Mar 28, 2013

Shell teamed up with Kinder Morgan’s Southern Liquefaction to develop a natural gas liquefaction plant at Southern LNG’s Elba Island terminal near Savannah, Georgia, US. The partners plan to modify the Elba Express Pipeline and the Elba Island…

Global Tubing opens Canadian service center

Mar 28, 2013

Texas-based coiled tubing provider Global Tubing, opened a new service center in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, last month. The1709 sq m facility will house two full indoor service lines, and provide coiled tubing services including spooling, welding…

Latin America’s Telmex

Mar 28, 2013

Latin America’s Telmex contracted Offshore Marine Management to supervise and assist with repairs to the shore-end section of an existing fiber optic connection between the Mexican mainland and Cozumel. Offshore Marine Management installed protective pipe on to the submarine cable section…

Houston warehouse boost

Mar 28, 2013

Dubai-based shipping, logistics, and marine services provider GAC began construction on its new North Houston office and warehouse. The 181,067 sq ft cross dock building, slated for completion in July, includes four acres of outside storage space…

Keppel secures Grupo R order

Mar 28, 2013

Keppel FELS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has secured contracts from Mexican drilling company, Grupo R, to build four jackup rigs worth US$820 million. Seadrill's West Ariel jackup rig is a KFELS B Class design (Image: Keppel Corp…

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