Fugro Americas’ geological survey equipment and instruments include a dynamic positioning system and an echosounder for gas seep surveys. The ship can work the U.S. GoM, the Americas and Caribbean.

The rigs are Deepwater Expedition, Transocean Legend, Transocean Rather and GSF Arctic III.

Contractors are canceling previous orders. Estimates are that orders could be down as much as 80% in 2015.

The Mariner Sentinel will provide emergency cover, oil spill response preparedness and tanker-assist capabilities for the Mariner Field.

This will be Ceona’s first rigid pipelay project in the GoM for Houston-based Walter Oil & Gas Corp.

The board of Red Emperor Resources NL entered into a letter of intent with Maersk to secure the Maersk Venturer ultradeepwater drillship.

McDermott International Inc. was awarded a large project for a new jacket, temporary deck and replacement umbilical by Qatar Petroleum.

Various subsea equipment will be delivered throughout 2015 and 2016.

Statoil signed a contract with Allseas for installation of three platform topsides on the Johan Sverdrup field. 

FPSO vessel

Deployment of floating production units is predicted to increase; however, analysts think orders for such units will fall in 2015.

The amendment will defer the commencement of the work, previously scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2015, to April 1, 2016.

The availability of dual-fuel engines and dedicated natural gas engines has created more fuel options in the oil patch.