Offshore North America News


Magseis Fairfield Wins Gulf of Mexico Work

Mar 15, 2019

Oslo based offshore seismic services provider Magseis Fairfield said on Friday that it has received a contingent letter of award (LOA) for a three months data acquisition program for an unnamed client in the Gulf of Mexico.The survey is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2019…

OPT Inks Deal with US Operator

Mar 13, 2019

Ocean energy solutions developer Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) said it has signed a master service contract governing work with an unnamed offshore oil and gas operator within the U.S. and the U.S. outer continental shelf, including the provision of goods and services…

SeaBird Scores Contract Extension

Mar 12, 2019

SeaBird Exploration announced Tuesday that its contract for the Eagle Explorer with CGG has been extended by approximately 80 days for another survey in Northern Europe. The contract is now firm until August 15, 2019, with further options for CGG to extend with up to 60 days…

Trump Requests $200.5 Mln for BSEE, $193.4 for BOEM

Mar 11, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget submitted to Congress on Monday includes $200.5 million for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and $193.4 million for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)…

ACE Winches Delivers Innovative Riser Installation

Mar 11, 2019

ACE Winches said it has delivered a bespoke new product for the installation and pull-in of two steel catenary risers (SCR) on the Buckskin deepwater development, a field located approximately 190 miles south-east of Houston in the Gulf of Mexico…

First US FLNG Project Moving Ahead

Mar 07, 2019

Plans to construct a U.S. floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel in China, which may also provide funding and buy part of its output, are moving ahead despite trade tension between the countries, an executive at one of the partners said on Thursday…

Leak Detection Sonar Deployed in the US Gulf

Mar 05, 2019

A sonar monitoring system will help a major US oil company to reinforce its deepwater offshore asset integrity assurance in the US Gulf of Mexico.The system, a wide-area Sentry Integrity Monitoring Sonar (IMS) developed and delivered by subsea engineering specialist Sonardyne International…

DOF Subsea Tallies Multiple Contracts

Mar 05, 2019

DOF Subsea announced Tuesday it has been awarded various contracts, securing utilization for vessels in the subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) projects segment.The company said its Atlantic region has been awarded a contract by…

S&P Downgrades Pemex

Mar 04, 2019

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Monday slashed the stand-alone credit profile of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to 'B-' from 'BB-', piling pressure on the Mexican government to tighten up the debt-laden state oil firm's finances.S&P cut Pemex's outlook to negative from stable…

Ampelmann Wins Mexico Contract

Mar 04, 2019

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann announced Monday it has secured its first contract in Mexico. An A-type system has been mobilized on a flotel and will operate for two months, enabling the installation of an oil and gas platform.The fully motion compensated A-type system…

DNV GL Opens New Houston Facility

Feb 28, 2019

DNV GL announced Thursday that it has opened a new facility in Houston to provide failure analyses that support the industry in conducting effective and efficient root cause analyses.The facility will carry out the initial steps of a failure investigation…

Pemex Posts $6.4 Billion Q4 Loss

Feb 27, 2019

Mexican state oil company Pemex reported a loss of 125.5 billion pesos ($6.4 billion) for the fourth quarter on Wednesday, narrowing its loss from the same period in 2017, as the firm's finances face renewed scrutiny following a credit downgrade last month…

Hiring Uptick on the Horizon

Feb 22, 2019

Headcounts in the upstream oil and gas industry have dropped significantly since the downturn started in 2014, but NES Global Talent sees promise of recovery ahead.“We have seen a number of projects which have been in the pipeline for quite…

Mexico Plans $3.6 Bln Relief for Pemex

Feb 15, 2019

Mexico's government will inject $3.6 billion into ailing state-owned oil company Pemex, including by reducing taxes paid, company officials said on Friday, a move aimed at improving the firm's balance sheet and preventing a further downgrade to its credit rating…

Offshore Wind Players Bid to Supply NY

Feb 14, 2019

Several offshore wind players have submitted separate bids to supply New York with power from planned projects off the coast of Long Island.The proposals from Norway's Equinor and three joint ventures come in response to New York’s 800 MW procurement…

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