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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)…

Transocean to join S&P 500 Index

Oct 22, 2013

Standard & Poors said that Transocean Ltd. (RIG) would replace computer maker Dell Inc. (DELL) in the S&P 500 index, effective 28 Oct 2013. The S&P 500 index one of the most commonly followed stock market (equity) indices and it is based…

McDermott CEO to retire

Oct 18, 2013

McDermott International, Inc. announced that Stephen M. Johnson will retire from his positions as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer— and as a director of McDermott in December 2013. David Dickson has agreed to join…

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)…

TAM showcases new Houston facility

Oct 18, 2013

TAM International marked its 45th anniversary and the opening of its recently-built manufacturing facility on October 18 with a tour of the facilities in Houston, Texas. The new site was open to employees in September. TAM specializes in inflatable packers…

Herbert new head of exploration for BP

Oct 18, 2013

BP has selected a new head of exploration to replace Mike Daly, who is leaving BP at the end of 2013 after 28 years with the company.  Richard Herbert returns to BP after serving as executive vice president at Talisman Energy since 2009…

Crane transfer operations - a key challenge

Oct 17, 2013

“The safe transfer of personnel is a key challenge in the offshore environment,” says Reflex Marine founder & CEO Phillip Strong. The company organized a 3-hour seminar on crane transfer safety at EnerMech in Aberdeen prior to the start of SPE Offshore Europe 2013…

Offshore cranes receive regulatory update

Oct 16, 2013

The US Coast Guard updated decades old regulations regarding offshore cranes and inspection practices. Anthresia McWashington takes a look at the changes to come. The US Coast Guard (USCG) recently proposed revisions to the design, certification…

GOM major projects have blossomed-a picture IS worth a thousand words

Oct 16, 2013

The US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has clearly returned to the spotlight as one of the hottest offshore regions in the world. The impact of Macondo appears to be in the past and the number of both drilling rigs and major production projects are increasing…

US-Mexico agreement likely headed for conference committee

Oct 15, 2013

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 October 12, differed from that of the US House of Representative’s version…

Overview of wellhead fatigue monitoring

Oct 14, 2013

Wellhead fatigue is acknowledged as a technical challenge in the oil and gas industry. In an effort to advance industry capabilities and better inform operational decisions, BP is developing a system for instrumentation and data interpretation…

Technip awarded subsea contract for GOM project

Oct 14, 2013

Houston-based LLOG Exploration Offshore L.L.C. awarded Technip a substantial contract for the development of the Delta House field, located in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The contract covers the project management…

British Columbia releases marine spill study

Oct 13, 2013

The Canadian province of British Columbia released a comprehensive study assessing current marine-spill preparedness and response capabilities on 10 October 2013. The study also outlines necessary improvements to achieve a world-class system to ensure B…

Shutdown could affect GOM

Oct 11, 2013

Over the past week, the government shutdown has steadily crept into more sectors of the oil and gas industry. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) shuttered today, sending a message to subscribers at 1 pm ET that it would furlough…

Structural integrity management – from cradle to grave

Oct 11, 2013

Properly implemented, structural integrity management can provide structural integrity assurance from design to decommissioning, explains Mohammad Nabavian of Wood Group PSN. The concept of structural integrity management (SIM) for offshore installations is maturing…

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