U.S. Offshore ///
Schlumberger announced today that PETRONAS, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PETRONAS (E&P) OVERSEAS VENTURES SDN. BHD., has signed an agreement to license a significant part of the WesternGeco Campeche wide-azimuth (WAZ) deepwater multi-client seismic survey in the southern Gulf of Mexico.
SBM Offshore has announced that FPSO Turritella is formally on hire as of Sept. 2, 2016, after achieving Commencement of Commercial Production (CoCP).
The Turritella FPSO vessel, which is the host facility for the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas project, started producing from the Lower Tertiary.
Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its affiliate Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell), today announces it has an agreement to sell 100% of its interest in Gulf of Mexico Green Canyon blocks 114, 158, 202 and 248, referred to as the Brutus/Glider assets, to EnVen Energy Corp., through its affiliate EnVen Energy Ventures, LLC.
The Transocean Winner drilling rig that ran aground in bad weather on the Isle of Lewis nearly two weeks ago has been successfully refloated and stabilized, and is now under tow to safer waters.
A new forged completion landing string gives operators and drilling contractors the flexibility to use the same tubular string for both drilling and completion operations, without compromising performance or safety.
Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business, has announced the release of the 9 1/2-in. Azimuthal Lithodensity (ALD) service, providing real-time density measurements and images in boreholes up to 17 1/2 in.
Sowing the seeds of the next expansion
TGS and Schlumberger have announced commencement of the Dual Coil Shooting multi-vessel full-azimuth acquisition Revolution XII and XIII surveys in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The surveys will cover approximately 7,150 km2 (306 blocks) in the Green Canyon, Atwater Valley and Ewing Bank protraction areas of the Central Gulf of Mexico.
Venari Resources has acquired an additional 7% working interest in Shenandoah field on Walker Ridge Blocks 51, 52 and 53. The company also reported successful results from the Shenandoah #5 appraisal well.
Shell has made a new discovery in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The initial estimated recoverable resources for the Fort Sumter well are more than 125 MMboe.
Hess Corp. slid to the lowest in more than three months after the oil and gas producer trimmed its output estimate for the year by as much a 10% following disruptions in two Gulf of Mexico fields.
With many of the Well Control Rule provisions set to take effect in less than a week, on July 28, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno today reminded his senior staff to provide timely responses to any questions the agency receives.
Deep Down, an oilfield services company specializing in deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services, has received orders for flying leads and umbilical accessories, valued at over $3 million, directly from two major operators.
BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced Friday that the bureau will offer 23.8 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a milestone lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.
Noble Energy has started production at the company's Gunflint oil development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has notified companies holding oil and gas leases in federal waters that it is updating financial assurance and risk management requirements to ensure that taxpayers never have to pay for decommissioning and removing a company’s offshore production facilities.
BP has raised the total liability from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, which triggered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, by $5.2 billion to $61.6 billion before tax.
The deepwater Gulf of Mexico debut also eliminated tie-backs, allowing for flexibility in the well design.