Gulf Of Mexico News

R/V Point Sur Captain Nick Allen recovers the Medusa. Image courtesy of Danté Fenolio

Giant Squid Filmed in America's Backyard

paying out 610 meters (2,000 feet) of rope, this time in bigger waves and stronger winds, soaking our shoes in saltwater.A day later, the dust has cleared, and what do we know? We found the squid after only five Medusa deployments, despite the fact that thousands of ROV and submersible dives in the Gulf of Mexico have not done so. This suggests that the animal does not like the bright lights of ROVs and that stealth monitoring of the sort possible with the Medusa can allow us to see what has never been seen before.We also found it here, only about 100 miles southeast of New Orleans. The old maps often

Island Venture (Photo: C-Innovation)

C-Innovation to Perform RLWI for BP

US-based marine services firm C-Innovation (C-I) said it has been awarded a contract to perform riserless light well intervention (RLWI) activities for oil major BP in the Gulf of Mexico.C-I, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, said the initial contract calls for both mechanical as well as hydraulic acid stimulations, which will be executed from its flagship Gulf of Mexico assets, the offshore construction and light well intervention vessels Island Venture and Island Performer.Work is expected to begin as early as July 2019 and will be performed in water depths of

The Mad Dog platform (File photo: BP)

CGG: Imaging Innovation at Mad Dog

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered a step-change in subsalt image quality over the Mad Dog field in the Green Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico.Fast access to high-quality images was critical to BP and partners in modifying and optimizing the ongoing drilling program.Through continued investment in imaging technology and supercomputing capacity, CGG said it was able to reduce project cycle time by almost half while delivering improved subsalt images. Ocean-bottom nodes (OBN) seismic data combined with full-waveform inversion (FWI), for velocity model

Eric Legendre (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Names Legendre VP

office.Legendre brings more than 18 years industry experience to the roleTed Roche, Aqueos President/CEO, said, "Eric is tasked with increasing our top line growth by leveraging our existing relationships with top tier EPCI Contractors and our existing 'blue chip' customer base in the Gulf of Mexico as well as expanding our international footprint to select regions including Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago and West Africa."Aqueos Corporation, with offices in Texas, Louisiana and California, provides marine construction and specialty subsea services including a complete range of commercial diving

Pic: Enpro Subsea

Enpro Subsea Intros FAM Technology

;, enabling a range of production enhancing technologies for things such as flow measurement, flow assurance, digital and intervention to be installed at any stage throughout the life of field.Enpro Subsea sales director, Craig McDonald, said, "Since our first FAM was deployed in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, FAM has been rapidly adopted for more than 50 wells globally, across 16 oilfields. The technology has been selected as part of a future-proof field development strategy. Installing FAM hubs provides operators with the reassurance that they can retrofit any technology to its subsea

(File photo:Magseis Fairfield)

Magseis Fairfield Lines Up GoM Survey

Norway based marine seismic surveyor Magseis Fairfield announced Wednesday it has received a letter of intent (LoI) for a two-month deepwater data acquisition program in the Gulf of Mexico.The survey is due to commence late in the fourth quarter of 2019, the company said.Magseis Fairfield CEO Per Christian Grytnes said, “The award demonstrates our strong position in the Gulf of Mexico and the high activity level in this market.”

The strategic collaboration for the multiclient sparse node program will create a data set utilizing high-end imaging to serve clients in field development phases and also enable near-field exploration in the congested areas within the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. (Image: TGS)

TGS, Schlumberger Partner for Ocean-bottom Node Project

TGS and Schlumberger’s geophysical services product line WesternGeco will work together to develop opportunities to co-invest in additional multiclient ocean-bottom node projects in the deepwater  U.S. Gulf of Mexico under a new collaboration agreement announced Wednesday.This collaboration includes the previously-announced 2,350 square kilometer Amendment Phase 1 project in the Mississippi Canyon and Atwater Valley protraction areas. Supported by industry prefunding, Amendment Phase 1 commenced in early 2019 and data acquisition is expected to complete in the third quarter of 2019.Both TGS

Map showing the location of CGG's Mississippi Canyon Node survey (Image: CGG)

CGG Kicks off OBN Survey in US Gulf

CGG announced Tuesday it has commenced its first multi-client ocean bottom node (OBN) survey.Located in the north-central region of the Gulf of Mexico, this dense OBN survey will provide well-sampled, full azimuthal coverage with long offsets, to deliver exceptional data for imaging the geologically complex structures in Mississippi Canyon, the company said.According to Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between CGG and Fugro, the 3D node project will utilize its advanced 4C technology CASE Abyss ocean bottom nodes, deployed by remotely operated vehicles to 2,100 meter water depths, illuminating a

Osprey Explorer (Photo: SeaBird Exploration)

SeaBird Tallies US GoM Contract

SeaBird Exploration announced Friday it has secured a new contract for source work in the US Gulf of Mexico with an unnamed repeat customer. The Osprey Explorer, which recently completed an Ocean-bottom node (OBN) survey for another customer, will perform the work, starting in mid-May 2019. The expected survey duration is 40 to 60 days.

Ross Candies (Photo: Ottio Candies)

Canyon Charters Otto Candies Vessel

, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel Ross Candies.The charter will commence in July 2019 upon completion of a previously scheduled regulatory dry dock. Canyon, the robotics division of Helix Energy Solutions Group, said it expects the vessel to support IMR operations for clients operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Jeremiah Hebert, Vice President Americas Region of Canyon Offshore, stated “Canyon Offshore is pleased to announce we have signed this long term charter agreement with Otto Candies for the M/V Ross Candies, a Jones Act and Coastwise Trade compliant DP 2 vessel. This charter brings together

DSV Kelly Ann Candies (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Charters Otto Candies DSV

surface air diving system. In addition, Aqueos has secured a dedicated hyperbaric rescue facility (HRF) and a life support package (LSP) to accommodate the SPHL in case of an emergency vessel evacuation. The vessel is Jones Act complaint, fuel efficient and is well suited to support clients in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago, Mexico and the surrounding regions including West Africa, Aqueos  said.Aqueos Corporation has incorporated a “One Team Approach” between vessel and dive crew and has also added valued business partners, Canyon Offshore for ROV services, T. Baker Smith for the

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