Offshore North America News


Ørsted Orders CTV Pair in the US

May 09, 2019

Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind has entered into an agreement with the offshore wind support services provider WindServe Marine LLC to construct a two purpose-built offshore crew transfer vessels (CTVs).The first CTV will be built by US Workboats in Hubert…

Schlumberger Launches New Service at OTC

May 07, 2019

Schlumberger has introduced the IriSphere look-ahead-while-drilling service at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week. The new service provides the industry’s first application of electromagnetic (EM) technology for detecting…

Talos Spuds Bulleit in US Gulf of Mexico

May 07, 2019

Talos Energy has started drilling the Bulleit appraisal well in Green Canyon Block 21 in the US Gulf of Mexico, says partner Otto Energy. The well is being drilled from the Noble Don Taylor drillship. The Bulleit prospect sits in approximately 1…

Anadarko Backs Occidental's Revised Bid

May 07, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp’s board on Monday backed a US$38 billion bid from Occidental Petroleum Corp, adding pressure on rival Chevron Corp to raise its offer or walk away from the takeover contest.The decision capped a series of moves by Occidental…

TechnipFMC Wins Thunder Horse Expansion Gig

May 07, 2019

BP has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI) contract subsea systems on its Thunder Horse South Expansion 2 Project located in the Gulf of Mexico.Project sanction on the Thunder Horse project…

BP Sanctions latest Thunder Horse expansion

May 06, 2019

BP is set to go ahead with its Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after announcing project sanction. Thunder Horse Expansion Phase 2 will boost output at one of the largest oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico by about 50…

Ampelmann Scores Contract from Harvey Gulf

May 03, 2019

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has secured a contract to supply a walk-to-work (W2W) transfer system for US based marine transportation company Harvey Gulf to be used during maintenance work at an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico…

Oxy Shareholders Criticize Anadarko Bid

May 02, 2019

Several major Occidental Petroleum Corp shareholders have voiced opposition to the oil company's $38 billion bid for rival Anadarko Petroleum Corp that now includes a pricey financing deal with billionaire Warren Buffett.Occidental and Chevron…

Canyon Charters Otto Candies Vessel

May 02, 2019

Subsea services company Canyon Offshore said it has entered into an agreement with vessel owner Otto Candies for the charter of the Jones Act-compliant inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel Ross Candies.The charter will commence in…

Trump Administration to Revise Offshore Safety Rules

May 02, 2019

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns…

Pemex Swings to Q1 Loss

Apr 30, 2019

Petroleos Mexicanos swung to a 35.7 billion peso ($1.84 billion) net loss during the first quarter as revenues and crude output at the heavily-indebted Mexican state oil company fell, results posted to the stock exchange showed on Tuesday.Revenues at Pemex were 356…

Warren Buffett Backs Oxy's Anadarko Bid

Apr 30, 2019

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc committed $10 billion on Tuesday to Occidental Petroleum Corp's $38 billion cash-and-stock bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, boosting its chances of snatching a deal from Chevron Corp.Occidental and Chevron…

McDermott to Build Amoca Platform

Apr 30, 2019

McDermott International on Tuesday said it has been awarded a contract by Eni for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of wellhead platform one (WHP1) to be installed in the Amoca field, located approximately 30 kilometers offshore Dos Bocas in southeast Mexico…

US Still Processing Atlantic Seismic Permits

Apr 30, 2019

The U.S. Interior Department is still processing permit applications for companies to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic - a precursor to drilling - despite shelving its plan to vastly expand offshore drilling, a spokeswoman said on Monday…

Worley Wins Rhode Island OWF Contract

Apr 30, 2019

Denmark's offshore wind giant Ørsted has awarded WorleyParsons a core role in its Revolution Wind project, which will see the design and installation of a 700-megawatt offshore wind farm, located 15 kilometers south of the Rhode Island coast…

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