Shell leases Grupo R rig for Gulf of Mexico operations

first_imgMexican operator Grupo R has signed a contract with Shell for the lease of the La Muralla IV drilling rig to operate in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.Source: Grupo RGrupo R said on Tueday that the integrated contract model signed with Shell would provide Shell with the drilling rig, as well as the support team to drill three wells, with option for extensions, in deep water since the third quarter of 2020.“At Shell we are committed to promoting the development of a modern, innovative and competitive energy sector for Mexico. With the hiring and promotion of Mexican companies with extensive experience and capacity for the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, we favor the generation of quality jobs and help promote the development of the economy,” said Pablo Tejera Cuesta, Upstream Director of Shell México.David Stewart, Global Vice President of Shell Deepwater Wells, said: “We are convinced that by combining the experience of Grupo R with our global experience, we will contribute to the development of deepwater exploration in Mexico, always in line with the highest standards in industrial safety.”Ramiro Garza, President of Grupo R, said: “We are proud that Shell has chosen Group R to provide the leasing services of the La Muralla IV deepwater drilling rig. For our Group, this contract is proof that we are a growing company with the ambition and the ability to become an international marine drilling company.”La Muralla IV is a 6th generation semi-submersible drilling unit of a GVA7500 design. The rig is designed to operate in 10,000 ft water depth.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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Dempsey grabs hat-trick as U.S. hammer Honduras 6-0

first_img(REUTERS)-Clint Dempsey scored a hat-trick as the United States hammered Honduras 6-0 in California on Friday to get their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.The United States, who replaced coach Juergen Klinsmann with Bruce Arena in November after losing their last two qualifiers, opened the scoring through Sebastian Lletget after five minutes when he was on hand to tap home after Christian Pulisic’s shot squirmed past the goalkeeper.Honduras came back into the game but the home side doubled their lead after 27 minutes when U.S. captain Michael Bradley was afforded time and space to fire home a low drive from 25 yards out.Dempsey marked his return to the team after a year out with a heart complaint by making it 3-0 five minutes later when he volleyed home a deft pass from Pulisic, who made it 4-0 seconds after half-time when he shot into the bottom corner.Pulisic turned provider again three minutes later with a perfectly weighted pass that Dempsey steered round the keeper before firing into the empty net.Dempsey got his hat-trick and his side’s sixth goal in the 54th minute when he curled a spectacular free kick into the far corner of the net from 25 yards out.The result takes the United States onto three points, equal with Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras, and off the bottom of the group on goal difference.Mexico lead the table with seven points, one ahead of Costa Rica and three more than Panama.The top three teams in the group qualify automatically for Russia while the fourth-placed side goes into a playoff with a team from the Asian conference.last_img read more

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