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  • 30 June 2010

    Seadrill has taken delivery of the new deepwater drillship West Gemini from the Samsung Shipyard in South Korea. The unit was delivered on budget and one day ahead of original delivery schedule. The vessel will carry out a simulated drilling operation in Korean waters before relocation to Angola in West Africa to commence operations under […]

  • 24 April 2013

    On 22 April 2013, China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) signed an agreement to commission construction of a 12-Streamer Seismic Vessel, HYSY721 at Shanghai Shipyard Co. Ltd. HYSY721 will be a large-scale dual-source deepwater seismic vessel, which will primarily engage in deepwater operations and 3D seismic data collection covering a wide area. The vessel will be […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    Pacific Drilling S.A. has reached an agreement with with South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries to extend an option to construct a seventh ultra-deepwater drillship until March 2, 2012, on the same commercial terms including a delivery date of May 17, 2014. Pacific Drilling is a growing offshore drilling company that provides global drilling services […]

  • 11 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Pacific Drilling S.A. announced today that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Bora commenced operations at the Agbami Field in Nigeria on August 10, 2011. The rig is contracted for three years to a wholly owned Chevron subsidiary. The Pacific Bora is capable of operating in water depths of up to 10,000 feet and drilling wells […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has extended rig integrity support for the Deepwater Invictus drillship. According to LR, its expertise in blowout preventers (BOPs) and rig integrity will be used to provide confidence in risk management for deepwater drilling and well exploration. “We have had a team supporting the Gulf of Mexico drilling program on board Deepwater Invictus, and it […]

  • 23 October 2015

    Governor Robert Bentley announced that Alabama has agreed to a settlement of USD 20 million with Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, which owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig when it exploded in Gulf of Mexico causing the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.  “The State of Alabama suffered tremendous environmental and economic losses because of the […]

  • 29 March 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today issued additional guidance summarizing and clarifying previously issued offshore deepwater drilling safety requirements. This guidance document also highlights BOEMRE’s process for reviewing subsea containment plans for deepwater operations. The guidance contains no additional regulatory requirements, but instead provides clarifying information to assist the oil […]

  • 10 August 2020
    Automation, Equipment, Innovation, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    TechnipFMC ROV Services has recently deployed two new Gemini ROV systems for Shell, operating on contracted deepwater rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gemini ROV is the latest innovation from TechnipFMC’s ROV Services group and leverages precision robotics to improve productivity and reduce rig days per well. The company said it has also simultaneously […]

  • 12 August 2019

    Wison Offshore & Marine has launched a novel solution for installing offshore wind turbines in deep waters. Wison has unveiled BT Wind, a technology that uses a truss buoyant tower for supporting a large offshore wind turbine. According to the company, by featuring a truss buoyant tower and a self-elevated turbine tower the system makes installation […]

  • 3 April 2014

    ChonocoPhillips’ Chief Technology Officer Ram Shenoy shares his vision of the future.   What does a chief technology officer at an E&P company do? My responsibilities cover all aspects of developing and incorporating technology and innovation into ConocoPhillips’ businesses, including defining and recommending technology strategy to the Executive Leadership Team – the framework under which […]

  • 9 September 2010
    Business & Finance

    Chevron Corporation announced that it has been granted approval by the Liberian government to acquire a 70 percent interest and operatorship in three deepwater concessions in Liberia. “We are very pleased to participate in Liberia’s emerging energy sector,” said Chevron Vice Chairman George Kirkland. “Entry into this large prospective offshore area allows us to advance […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Seadrill Limited has entered into turnkey contracts to build four new ultra-deepwater drillships. Two drillships will be built at the DSME yard and the other two at the Samsung yard, in South Korea. The project value price is estimated to be below US$600 million per unit (including project management, drilling and handling tools, spares, capitalized […]

  • 18 November 2012

    BP on Friday notified that it was the successful bidder for four deepwater exploration blocks offshore Nova Scotia, Canada. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) announced that BP was the successful bidder for blocks five, six, seven and eight in the Call for Bids NS12-1. The blocks together cover an area of almost 14,000 […]

  • 14 March 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP – Shell 50%) announced today a significant new oil discovery in the coastal waters of the south-east Asian sultanate. The discovery, named Geronggong, is situated in the 3rd Offshore Acreage Area, approximately 100km offshore where water depth is approximately 1000m, the deepest water depth in which BSP has discovered hydrocarbons […]

  • 28 June 2013

    From May 31 to June 1, in the Cameroon Kribi Deepwater Port Project, the installation of the first caisson and the first underwater reef blasting at the wharf foundation trench was completed one after another, marking the important progress in the project. At 19 o’clock on May 31, with the close cooperation and careful cooperation […]

  • 5 January 2006

    Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) today announced initiation of a major upgrade of the Victory-class semisubmersible Garden Banks, which has been renamed Ocean Monarch. The modernized rig will be designed to operate in up to 10,000 ft. of water

  • 20 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    TDI-Brooks has been awarded the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) funded study entitled “Deepwater Atlantic Habitats II: Continued Atlantic Research and Exploration in Deepwater Ecosystems with Focus on Coral, Canyon and Seep Communities.” This […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Heerema Marine Contractor’s new Deepwater Construction Vessel (DCV) Aegir was christened in the Rotterdam Calandkanaal (NL) with a spectacular show to mark the festive occasion. The christening was performed by Mrs Ann Vardeman. This state-of-the-art vessel is capable of executing complex infrastructure and pipeline projects in ultra deep water, while offering sufficient lifting capacity to […]

  • 10 December 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.  – notes that certain news articles have been reported regarding the Company’s Deepwater Containment System (DCS). The Helix DCS provides a solution that centers on three vessels, the Helix Producer I, the Q4000 and the Express, each of which played a role in the Macondo response and are presently operating […]

  • 2 August 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $6.6 million contract July 31 to Vortex Marine Construction Inc. of Oakland for maintenance dredging along the Sacramento and Stockton deep-water ship channels. The contract allows for work to be provided on an as-needed basis over time and up to a specified dollar limit, better […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The deepwater decommissioning challenge in the Gulf of Mexico is approaching fast, prompting concerns that the industry may be unprepared. Several very large jackets greater than 10,000 tons and in water depths of around 1,000 ft or more in the Gulf are in Pre-FEED Status for decommissioning. To date only seven structures have been removed […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    BP and partners Total, Petrobras and Petrogal were yesterday named winning bidders for eight deepwater blocks offshore Brazil in the Brazilian National Petroleum Agency’s (ANP’s) 11th bid round. BP will be operator in two of the blocks. The companies have committed to explore concession blocks FZA-M-57, FZA-M-59, FZA-M-86, FZA-M-88, FZA-M-125, and FAZ-M-127 in the Foz […]