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Chet Morrison Contractors, iSIMS introduce structurally optimized jacket design

Chet Morrison Contractors (Morrison), a leading energy service company for the oil, gas and renewables industries, has formed a strategic partnership with iSIMS to launch the iJacket, a new optimized method in jacket and foundation design.

Aker Solutions wins services contract with Brazilian major

Petrobras has awarded Aker Solutions a contract to provide maintenance and modifications services for nine platforms at oil and gas fields in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

Fugro secures E&P support contracts in Trindad and the Gulf of Mexico

Fugro has won three contracts with BHP Petroleum (Deepwater) Inc., which see the company delivering a range of specialist services to support exploration and production operations in Trinidad and Tobago and the Gulf of Mexico.

Gordon weakens to tropical depression after shutting in 9% of GOM production

Gordon was rapidly weakening to a tropical depression after coming ashore near the Alabama-Mississippi border late Tuesday and killing at least one person while knocking out power to thousands.

BP announced as the Lead Operator Sponsor of MCEDD 2019

Gulf Quest LLC is pleased to announce that BP will be the Lead Operator Sponsor of MCE Deepwater Development 2019 (MCEDD), which will be held April 2-4, 2019, at the Novotel London West.

Halliburton sets record for deepwater liner hanger installations

Halliburton Company has announced its XtremeGrip liner hangers have been installed to a depth of 30,924 ft in the Gulf of Mexico Hess-operated Stampede deepwater development, setting a record depth for the XtremeGrip system.

Transocean to acquire Ocean Rig for $2.7 billion

Transocean Ltd. and Ocean Rig UDW Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Transocean will acquire Ocean Rig in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2.7 billion, inclusive of Ocean Rig’s net debt.

BP deploys cloud-based analytics solution on Gulf of Mexico platforms

BP announced today that it has successfully deployed Plant Operations Advisor (POA), a cloud-based advanced analytics solution developed with Baker Hughes, a GE company, across all four of its operated production platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

NPD gives Equinor's Aasta Hansteen project the go-ahead

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of the Aasta Hansteen facility in the Norwegian Sea. Operator Equinor plans to start production during the course of autumn 2018.

LIFE 2018 sparks ethics conversation, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P. In its sixth year, the goal is to leverage advances in science, technology, digital, and the community, to drive the industry forward.

Introducing the Inaugural Deepwater Executive Summit

Gulf Quest LLC, a joint venture between Gulf Energy Information/World Oil and Quest Offshore are excited to introduce the inaugural Deepwater Executive Summit.

Shearwater acquires Schlumberger marine seismic acquisition business

Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS and Schlumberger have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Shearwater to acquire the marine seismic acquisition assets and operations of WesternGeco, the geophysical services product line of Schlumberger.

Crowley successfully supports Appomattox platform tow-out

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s SOLUTIONS has successfully and safely delivered Shell’s Appomattox semisubmersible Floating Production System (FPS) to the open waters of the U.S. Gulf from Kiewit Offshore Services' construction facility in Ingleside, Texas.

Wood wins deepwater contract with Shell in the Philippines

Wood has secured a new, six-year contract with Shell to provide asset management services to the Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project in the Philippines.

Wood launches new phase of subsea integrity management industry network

Wood has further extended the SURF IM Network, which aims to share experience and lessons learned from subsea integrity and reliability issues and is supported by 10 major global operators: BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Hess, Husky, Petronas, Shell, Suncor, Total and Woodside.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company to provide coatings for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

People in the industry

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has named Mitch Ingram, formerly executive V.P., international and deepwater operations and project management, to the post of executive V.P., international, deepwater and exploration.

Operators and service firms collaborate through ground-breaking subsea technology

Drummond Lawson, Subsea Technologies Ltd.

Collaboration is the driving force of the global oil and gas industry, as it faces mounting pressure to increase efficiencies, maximize production and streamline processes, both offshore and onshore.

Maintaining asset integrity during hurricane season

David Renzi, Stress Engineering Services

Use of simulation twins can protect floating assets during hurricane season.

Precise prediction of hydrocarbon burn efficiency is now possible

Andy Cuthbert, Boots & Coots—A Halliburton Service

From the early days of dynamite to advanced well control systems, significant advances have been made in fire suppression and blow out prevention in the oil and gas industry.