Gulf of Mexico – Deepwater Drilling Update – 4.12.15

Less than five years after the tragic Transocean Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 50 deepwater wells are being drilled off the shores of Texas and Louisiana.

As we learned from Macondo, all too often the vessels that drill in deep water are involved in unnecessary and preventable accidents that cause personal injuries to those who work offshore.

The Texas Jones Act attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard follow the activities of the companies and drilling rigs used to drill in the Gulf, so that they are prepared if and when they are called upon to represent injured offshore workers and their families.

Oil Companies Operating In The Gulf of Mexico

According to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, as of April 12, 2015, the following oil companies are drilling deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico:

  1. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  2. ANKOR Energy LLC
  3. BP Exploration & Production Inc.
  4. Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
  5. Cobalt International Energy, L.P.
  6. ConocoPhillips Company
  7. Deep Gulf Energy III, LLC
  8. Energy Resource Technology GOM, Inc.
  9. Eni US Operating Co. Inc.
  10. Exxon Mobil Corporation
  11. Fieldwood SD Offshore LLC
  12. Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC
  13. Hess Corporation
  14. LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C.
  15. Marathon Oil Company
  16. Murphy Exploration & Production Company
  17. Petrobras America Inc.
  18. Shell Offshore Inc.
  19. Union Oil Company of California
  20. W & T Offshore, Inc.
  21. Whistler Energy II, LLC

Drilling Rigs Operating In The Gulf of Mexico

The offshore drilling rigs being used to drill deepwater wells in the Gulf include:

  1. Blake 1007
  2. Diamond Ocean Blackhawk
  3. Diamond Ocean Blackhornet
  4. Ensco 8500
  5. Ensco 8505
  6. Ensco 8506
  7. Ensco DS-4
  8. H&P 203
  9. H&P 204
  10. Helix 534
  11. Mad Dog Spar Rig
  12. Maersk Valiant
  13. Maersk Viking
  14. Nabors 87
  15. Nabors 202
  16. Nabors Super Sundowner XXI
  17. Nabors Mods 200
  18. Nabors Mods 201
  19. Nabors Pool 140
  20. Noble Bully I
  21. Noble Danny Adkins
  22. Noble Don Taylor
  23. Noble Globetrotter
  24. Noble Jim Day
  25. Noble Sam Croft
  26. Noble Tom Madden
  27. Pacific Santa Ana
  28. Pacific Sharav
  29. Rowan Reliance
  30. Rowan Resolute
  31. Seadrill Sevan Louisiana
  32. Seadrill West Auriga
  33. Seadrill West Neptune
  34. Seadrill West Sirius
  35. Seadrill West Vela
  36. Stena Forth
  37. Stena Icemax
  38. T.O. (Transocean) Deepwater Nautilus
  39. T.O. Discoverer Clear Leader
  40. T.O. Discoverer Deep Seas
  41. T.O. Discoverer India
  42. T.O. Discoverer Inspiration
  43. T.O. Development Driller III
  44. Vintage Titanium Explorer
  45. Wireline Unit (Houma Dist)
  46. Wireline Unit (L.J. Dist)

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury while working off the shores of Texas or Louisiana, you need to consult with a qualified Houston maritime attorney or Houston Jones Act attorney. Most offshore drillers, oil companies, and oilfield services companies are based in Houston, and qualified Houston injury lawyers will know how, when, and where to best pursue your claim.

The Houston Jones Act lawyers and Houston offshore injury lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard can help. They have membership in the prestigious Maritime Law Association, and they have assisted clients in a variety of maritime and offshore injury cases involving accidents throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

Please contact us now for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights.