Subsea

North America Onshore Downturn More Severe than Anticipated, Says FMC Chief

North America Onshore Downturn More Severe than Anticipated, Says FMC Chief

FMC Technologies Inc., one of the biggest vendors to North America’s oilfield service (OFS) operators, experienced significant declines in North America land operations during the second quarter and now expects no relief before 2016.

July 22, 2015
OneSubsea, Subsea 7 SA Partner on Integrated Offshore Systems

OneSubsea, Subsea 7 SA Partner on Integrated Offshore Systems

Houston-based OneSubsea is allying with Norway’s Subsea 7 SA to design, develop and deliver integrated options for the offshore, a market that has seen as big a downturn if not more, than the onshore.

July 14, 2015
OneSubsea, Subsea 7 SA Partner on Integrated Offshore Systems

OneSubsea, Subsea 7 SA Partner on Integrated Offshore Systems

Houston-based OneSubsea is allying with Norway's Subsea 7 SA to design, develop and deliver integrated options for the offshore, a market that has seen as big a downturn if not more, than the onshore.

July 14, 2015

Technip Sees Worsening Oil, Gas Environment, Lays Off 6,000

Technip, which employs 36,000 worldwide, including 4,200 across North America, is laying off 6,000 people and sharply restructuring to prepare for “an even more challenging environment” in the oil and natural gas industry.

July 6, 2015

Technip Sees Worsening Oil, Gas Environment, Lays Off 6,000

Technip, which employs 36,000 worldwide, including 4,200 across North America, is laying off 6,000 people and sharply restructuring to prepare for "an even more challenging environment" in the oil and natural gas industry.

July 6, 2015
Pipelay Record Set in Deepwater GOM

Pipelay Record Set in Deepwater GOM

The Lewek Constellation, a subsea construction vessel performing work for Noble Energy Inc. in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM), said it has set an industry pipelay record in 7,368 feet of water.

June 8, 2015
Pipelay Record Set in Deepwater GOM

Pipelay Record Set in Deepwater GOM

The Lewek Constellation, a subsea construction vessel performing work for Noble Energy Inc. in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, said it has set an industry pipelay record in 7,368 feet of water.

June 8, 2015

Second FPSO Project in GOM for Natural Gas Moves Forward

Shell Offshore Inc. has awarded Paris-based Technip the contract to install a subsea natural gas pipeline structure in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in the Stones field in the Walker Ridge blocks that are part of the prospective Lower Tertiary Trend.

August 26, 2013

BSEE Revises Safety Rule to Keep Pace With Offshore Technologies

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental and Enforcement (BSEE) has proposed a rule aimed at implementing industry best practices and updating regulations governing production safety systems and equipment used to collect and treat oil and natural gas from offshore production facilities.

August 23, 2013

Industry Brief

A subsea survey for the fourth time has confirmed the integrity of the Macondo well and the associated relief wells in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, BP plc said. The visual inspection by BP and Transocean Ltd., which owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, was to see if residual oil remained trapped under wreckage. The sheen is not recoverable and poses no risk to the shoreline, the U.S. Coast Guard said. No conclusive evidence of hydrocarbons leaking was observed from the surveyed area, but a “white, cloudy substance” appeared to emanate from several places on the overturned rig. Samples were collected, and BP plans to review the results with federal officials.

December 19, 2012