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McDermott Wins Subsea Work from Shell

of project execution in the Gulf of Mexico with Shell, combined with our industry-leading subsea capabilities and integrated business model, will help drive efficiency while maintaining our uncompromising commitment to safety and quality."The Great White development, which is operated by Shell Offshore Inc., is a deep-water oil and gas project that has unlocked a new frontier of energy development in the Gulf of Mexico's Lower Tertiary Paleogene. The Shell-operated Perdido Regional Host production hub, which saw first commercial production in 2011, processes oil and gas from the Silvertip

Shell Glider Subsea Jumper Leak courtesy Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Photo BSEE

BSEE : Investigation Report into Subsea Jumper Leak

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) released the panel investigation report on the May 11, 2016 subsea jumper leak on a platform operated by Shell Offshore, Inc. The leak from Green Canyon Block 248 occurred on Subsea Well #4, resulting in an estimated release of 1,926 barrels of oil. The BSEE investigation panel concluded that the loss of containment in the Glider subsea system was caused by the ductile tensile overload fracture of the Load Limiting Joint of the Glider #4 jumper.  The ductile tensile overload fracture was caused by the bending loads imposed as a result of

Oil sheen location Photo BSEE

BSEE, USCG Respond Oil Spill in GoM

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to a two mile by thirteen mile sheen in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 97 miles south of Port Fourchon, LA. The offshore oil and gas operator, Shell Offshore Inc., reported that a sheen was observed in the area of its Glider Field, a group of four subsea wells located in Green Canyon Block 248. The production from these four wells flows through a subsea manifold to Shell’s Brutus platform located in 2,900 feet of water. Shell reported that production from all wells that flow to the Brutus

Shell Selects Materia's Thermal Insulation System

Materia, Inc., in conjunction with Aegion Corporation, has been selected by Shell Offshore, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), to supply pipeline insulation materials for the Appomattox development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.    The insulation system is unique among existing polymers in its ability to provide an effective thermal barrier between flowlines and seawater. The thermosetting cross-linked hydrocarbon polymer maintains structural integrity in deepwater operating environments as an incompressible solid at water depths greater than 10,000 feet.

Stones field is located in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico, around 322km away from the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana. Image courtesy of Apuldram.

Technip Bags Stones Project Contract in GoM

  Technip was awarded by Shell Offshore Inc. (“Shell”) a contract for the development of subsea infrastructure for the Stones project. Included in the service are two subsea production tie-backs to the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. The Stones field is located in the Walker Ridge area in the US Gulf of Mexico, at a water depth of 2,930 meters along the pipelay route. The contract covers:  engineering of the required second pipeline end terminations (PLETs),  fabrication of the PLETs and piles,  installation of the subsea production system(1)

The Appomattox semi-submersible offshore platform hull will be transported from South Korea to Ingleside, Texas

Shell, COSCO Ink Appomattox Platform Transportation Deal

  COSCO Shipping    Company    Limited    (COSCOL)    signed    a contract with  Shell    Offshore    Inc.    on    6    July    2015,    for the transportation    of the Appomattox    semi-submersible offshore platform    hull    from    South    Korea    to Ingleside,    Texas. This  &n

FPSO Turritella (Image: SBM Offshore)

SBM Offshore Divests Stake in Turritella Project

in the company's 2015 proportional net debt guidance of below $3.5 billion. FPSO Turritella is currently under construction in Singapore and is expected to be delivered and on-hire in the first half of 2016.   SBM Offshore announced on July 22, 2013 that it had signed contracts with Shell Offshore Inc. to supply and lease a FPSO for the Stones development project in the Gulf of Mexico. The contracts include an initial period of 10 years with future extension options up to a total of 20 years. Start-up of the facility continues to be expected in the first half of 2016.   The Stones

MSV Ocean Alliance (Photo courtesy of Oceaneering International)

Shell Charters Oceaneering Vessel for IMR

Oceaneering International, Inc. has entered into a two-year, multiservice vessel charter agreement with Shell Offshore Inc. for use of the Ocean Alliance in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) commencing January 1, 2015.   The Ocean Alliance is a U.S. flagged vessel built in 2010 with an overall length of approximately 309 feet (94 meters), a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 69 personnel, a helideck, a 150-ton active heave compensated crane and a working moonpool. The vessel is outfitted with two Oceaneering work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and is equipped with a

Noble Pleads Guilty to Enviro Charges Surrounding Kulluk

Prevention certificate, knowingly failing to maintain a ballast water record book, and knowingly and willfully failing to notify the U.S. Coast Guard of hazardous conditions aboard the drill ship Noble Discoverer. At the time of the offenses, the Noble Discoverer was operating under contract with Shell Offshore, Inc. and Shell Development, Ltd. for the purpose of drilling in the arctic in Alaska. During the 2012 drilling season, Noble was the operator and bare boat charterer of the motor vessel Noble Discoverer and the drilling operator of the MODU Kulluk. Kulluk was a conical-shaped vessel

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