Bay Of Campeche News

Frontera Offshore loading M² Subsea’s ROVs onto the MPSV Tehuana (Photo: M² Subsea)

M² Subsea, Frontera Join Forces in the GoM

M² Subsea has joined forces with Frontera Offshore to deliver remedial pipeline work for Permaducto, a subsidiary of Grupo Protexa, in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap (KMZ) oilfield in the Bay of Campeche, 65 miles north east of Cuidad del Carmen, Mexico. This contract also marks the first award for M² Subsea in the Gulf of Mexico region.   The project will see personnel from M² Subsea’s Houston base on-board Frontera Offshore’s chartered multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) Tehuana, to facilitate pre and post lay surveys for Frontera Offshore. The survey work will be carried out

(Photo: Ardent)

Troll Solution Wreck Removal Completed

in Pemex's Abkatun-Pol-Chuc shallow water oil field, experienced a debilitating accident while carrying out maintenance work on the wellhead platform CAAN-A in May 2015. The offshore rig was positioning itself to carry out maintenance on wells linked to the Caan Alf platform in the southern Bay of Campeche when it listed, killing two workers.   Initial efforts were made to refloat and salvage the jack-up, though the Troll Solution collapsed and sank into the seabed in approximately 30 meters water depth, coming to rest within 2 meters from the active CAAN-A platform.   Enter marine

Fugro Synergy (Photo: Fugro)

Pemex Extends Fugro Campaign

Mexican national oil company, Pemex, has awarded a further extension to Fugro’s contract to support its exploration drilling activities in the Bay of Campeche.   The contract extension is valued at approximately $20 million and the workscope includes geophysical and geotechnical field operations, laboratory testing and geoconsulting activities. The field program commences in December 2015 from the ultra-deepwater geotechnical and well services vessel Fugro Synergy, while the geoconsulting program will continue through 2016.

Schlumberger, Statoil Execute Multiclient WAZ Survey in Campeche Basin

of the geology in the Campeche requires wide-azimuth acquisition to image the subsalt effectively, and we are bringing all of our experience gained in the US Gulf of Mexico to deliver enhanced subsalt imaging to our clients.” A fleet of eight vessels is conducting the survey in the Bay of Campeche for the three-year project. The project follows the Mexican government opening licensing rounds to non-government companies for the first time

Courtesy Fugro

Fugro Secures PEMEX Contract Extension

long-time associates, Diavaz, has been awarded an extension of the ongoing offshore geophysical and geotechnical campaign by the Mexican national oil company, PEMEX. Geotechnical field operations, laboratory testing and Geoconsulting activities will support exploration drilling activities in the Bay of Campeche and deepwater locations in the Perdido area. The value of the contract extension is approximately USD 13 million. The field program is planned to start in October 2015, from the ultra-deepwater geotechnical and well services vessel Fugro Synergy, while the Geoconsulting program will continue

Photo: Harkand

Harkand Reports Two Survey Firsts in Mexico

Harkand has carried out the first ever free inertial metrology in Mexico’s waters and at a new depth for this approach in the region. The global inspection, repair and maintenance company achieved the survey results for their client at a depth of 380fsw in the Bay of Campeche, setting a new record in the area. The scope of work saw Harkand working in collaboration with their metrology technology partner Zupt to complete the survey project in support of the installation of an expansion spool piece for a new pipeline and platform campaign in Mexico. AJ Jain, Harkand managing director

Photo: FoundOcean

FoundOcean Completes Grouting for Ayatsil-A Jacket

FoundOcean has completed the grouting for an eight-legged jacket in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico. The project, completed on behalf of McDermott, mobilized from Port Fourchon, Louisiana and is one of a number of projects completed by FoundOcean in the region. FoundOcean visited the fabrication yard in Tampico to conduct an inspection of the jacket’s grout lines in order to identify any issues that could cause costly delays to the offshore installation schedule. In the case of Ayatsil-A, FoundOcean were able to provide a bespoke grouting solution, providing a customized high strength grout

Pemex Operation

Pemex Suspends Eviction of Workers in Campeche

15,000 who had enlisted, who will return to their work when weather conditions permit. To carry out the evacuation to the Dos Bocas maritime terminal in Tabasco, and Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Pemex ordered 97 ships and 36 helicopters. PEMEX will continue to timely monitor the weather in the Bay of Campeche and the rest of the regions.  

Umberto Vergine, Saipem CEO,

Saipem Bags $750m E&C Contracts in Gulf of Mexico

relationship with Pemex after the difficulties of last year". Saipem has also been awarded a Transportation & Installation contract by Protexa for the installation of various offshore structures, including two platform decks of around 3,000 tonnes each. The platforms are located in the Bay of Campeche in Mexico and are part of the development of Pemex in shallow waters.   Saipem operates in the Engineering & Construction and Drilling businesses, with a strong bias towards oil & gas-related activities in remote areas and deep-waters.  Saipem is a leader in the provision

Seven Borealis: Photo credit Subsea 7

Subsea 7 Wins GofM Pemex Contract

contract comprises the engineering, fabrication and installation of an 8km pipeline, related risers, two slug catchers (a slug catcher is a storage vessel used to separate oil, water and gases and regulate flow within a pipeline)  and two cantilever structures for the Line 67 Project in the Bay of Campeche. This is the second contract awarded to the joint venture. Project management and engineering will be handled from the joint venture’s offices in Ciudad del Carmen and Houston. Offshore operations are due to commence in the third quarter 2013, with pipelay activities being conducted

Offshore Rig Flare-up Control System Highlighted

Dresser-Rand notches up the sale of its 1,000th DATUM® centrifugal compressor. The milestone was reached with the sale to Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) to supplement capacity on its existing Abkatun-D Platform located in the Tabasco Field in the Bay of Campeche. Recent changes in Mexican environmental regulations required PEMEX to reduce and eventually eliminate gas flaring on its offshore platforms. In order to comply with this requirement, additional compression capacity was needed on its Abkatun-D platform to move the gas to a downstream collection point.   Dresser-Rand recommended

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