GULF OF MEXICO
Shell Awards Contracts to GATE Energy, Subsea 7 for Vito
GATE will provide facility commissioning and Subsea 7 will provide a pair of infield production flowlines and the umbilical system for Shell’s recently sanctioned deepwater GOM development.
McDermott Makes Headway With New Projects
The engineering and construction company announced that it had achieved a pair of milestones for BP’s Angelin and Pemex’s Abkatun-A2 platforms, both of which are scheduled for delivery within the next two fiscal quarters.
Efficiency Focus Helps Industry Chase Deepwater Capital
The president of Chevron North America E&P examines how standardization and operational efficiency is crucial for operators looking to bolster their deepwater portfolios.
Anadarko Looks to Tiebacks, Platform Life Extension, and Potential Redeployment To Add Value
Anadarko aims to maximize immediate short-cycle value through tiebacks and platform relocations in the Gulf of Mexico.
CNOOC Begins Production at Stampede in Gulf of Mexico
The Hess-operated field, which drew first oil in January, is expected to produce 80,000 BOPD as production ramps up this year.
Shell Stands Down Emergency Response at Enchilada Platform
Shell reported it has not observed any signs of oil on the water associated with a fire on the Enchilada platform, located in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Texas and Gulf of Mexico Production Continues Comeback After Harvey
Onshore and offshore production in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico continues to recover to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels as inspections and assessments of damages are done. Operators have not reported major damages resulting in extended shut-ins.
Drones Utilized to Assess Facility Damage After Harvey
As companies begin examining facilities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, commercial drones have become a valuable asset in reaching flooded areas too dangerous for people to reach.
BSEE Update 9/1: Offshore Oil and Gas Production Up 10% in Gulf of Mexico
Oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico have each gone up 10% since yesterday as Harvey continues to weaken and move northeast toward the Ohio Valley. Widespread flooding is expected to continue in Texas and toward the Louisiana border through the weekend.
BSEE Update 8/30: Gulf of Mexico Production Shut-Ins Show Fluctuating Recovery
The effects of Harvey are lingering for the operators in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil and gas shut-ins are fluctuating, but overall show slow improvement, according to the BSEE. As Harvey moves over the Ohio Valley in the next 72 hours, the cyclone aspect will diminish.
BSEE Update 8/29: Oil Production Shut-In of 18% in Gulf of Mexico
The BSEE report shows that since yesterday, oil production has improved slightly, while gas production has decreased slightly in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey’s ongoing effects.
M2 Subsea, Harvey Gulf Marine Form GOM Service Alliance
M2 Subsea, a provider of ROV services, formed an alliance with vessel operator Harvey Gulf Marine International to provide subsea ROV services in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gas Hydrates: A Matter of Risk?
A BP flow assurance engineer discusses the shift in hydrate management strategy from complete avoidance to risk mitigation for an offshore dry tree facility.
Mooring Systems Reduce the Risk of Hurricane Damage to Offshore Drilling Units
How do mooring systems reduce risks of hurricane damage to mobile offshore drilling units?
How Much Would You Spend To Develop a New Technology?
The value of new technology, and its ROI, is examined. Understanding the value proposition is not a trivial matter. When investing in facilities technologies, we have traditionally looked to invest in those that will reduce Capex or Opex. But what about niche technologies?
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