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Jackson Offshore Receives Minority Certification

Lee Jackson, President and CEO of Jackson Offshore LLC, a provider of high specification crewboat services in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, announced the company’s recent certification as a minority business in the state of Louisiana. Jackson Offshore was formed in part to provide dedicated crewboat services to major oil and offshore service companies wishing to contract with companies involved in the reinvestment and rejuvenation of southern Louisiana and especially New Orleans. The company is based in downtown New Orleans and is similarly dedicated to advancing minority participation in the US offshore marine industry. In addition to Lee Jackson’s majority ownership, Jackson Offshore is also comprised of equity partners Rigdon Marine Corporation, a U.S. Flag operator of next generation platform supply, fast supply and crewboat services, and BOURBON, a French conglomerate in the offshore industry. Both Rigdon Marine and BOURBON have been strong supporters in the rebuilding process of private enterprises along the Gulf Coast after the devastating hurricanes in 2005.


Horizon Offshore Receives Southeast Asia Contract

Horizon Offshore, Inc.’s subsidiary, Horizon Marine Construction, Ltd., has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd (BSP) to perform several installations off the coast of Brunei, beginning the second quarter of 2003. Services provided by Horizon will include project management and installation of a four-pile jacket, drilling deck, two 880-ton compressor modules, and living quarters. In addition to the structural work, Horizon will provide the installation


Diamond Offshore Receives Ocean Baroness

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. reported net income of $22.6 million, or $0.17 per share on a diluted basis, on revenues of $193.7 million for the first quarter of 2002, compared to net income of $36.8 million, or $0.27 per share on a diluted basis, on revenues of $205.2 million for the first quarter of 2001. Diamond Offshore also announced the delivery of the "Ocean Baroness," an ultra-deepwater upgraded semisubmersible, which began its short term contract with Murphy Sabah Oil Co. Ltd


Tanjung Offshore to Take 5

TANJUNG Offshore Bhd, an O&G service provider, expects to receive five more vessels in the second half of this year, according to a report on http://biz.thestar.com.my. Tanjung Offshore said the five vessels are comprised of three anchor-handling tug supply, one well-testing vessel, and one tug and utility boat. Currently, Tanjung Offshore owns and operates seven vessels servicing the O&G industry. Besides offshore support vessels (OSVs)


Gulf Lease Sale Attracts $487.2m in Bids

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced that the Western Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207, held in New Orleans, attracted $487,297,676 in high bids. The sale was conducted by Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) and had 53 companies submitting 423 bids on 319 tracts comprising over 1.8 million acres offshore Texas. The sum of all bids received totaled $607,134,968. “In the midst of the national discussion about energy production


Troms Offshore Receives PSV from STX Søviknes Shipyard

Troms Offshore Supply has received its new build Platform Supply Vessel no 773 at STX Søviknes shipyard in Norway The ship will be given the name MV Troms Sirius in a naming ceremony to be arranged in Stavanger Troms Sirius is a 'Clean Design' diesel electric PSV (Platform Supply  Vessel) with a deck area of  1.020m2 and consequently one of the largest PSV ships operating in the North Sea.  Engines and propulsion in combination with advanced catalyst technologies ensure


Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 174 Attracts $94.6 Million in High Bids

A Federal offshore natural gas and oil lease sale in the Western Gulf of Mexico received $94.7 million in high bids. The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) received 177 bids totaling $104.2 million at the sale held in New Orleans. The 41 participating companies bid on 153 tracts in the Western Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas and in deeper waters offshore Louisiana. "The results of the sale are about what we expected


Offshore Books $1M Of New Business with USCG

Offshore Systems International Ltd. has received orders from Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard for ECPINS systems for USCG Sea Going Buoy Tender WLB hulls 6 and 7 with an option for an additional nine systems through the year 2003. In addition, Offshore's wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Offshore Systems International Inc., has been selected by the USCG and Bollinger Shipyard to provide the Yokogawa EML500HV1 Electromagnetic Speed Log for the new USCG Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) Program


MarAd Approves Five Applications

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has approved five applications under section 9 of the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended. They include: · Coastal Towing, Inc., Spring, TX, has received approval to sell the 1,454-gross-ton tank barge COASTAL 2007-L to Overseas Bureau Shipping, a Panamanian corporation, and transfer said Vessel to Panamanian registry and flag. The vessel was built in 1977 in Nashville, TN. · C. S. Liftboats, Inc


NOIA President Supports Energy Exploration, Development

During the testimony today at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore energy revenue sharing, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) president Randall Luthi urged Congress to take the next step in enhancing America’s energy security, energy reliability and American jobs by increasing access to the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for energy exploration and development. “Only by providing additional oil and natural gas lease sales in more of the


BV Acquires MAC

Bureau Veritas (BV) acquired Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC).  Based in Aberdeen, MAC was established in 2010 and now has 30 employees as well as more than 40 associates. This transaction is in line with BV’s recent developments in the North Sea offshore sector


Damen's Mobile BWTS Receives IMO Type Approval

Photo: Damen

Damen said its mobile ballast water treatment system has received type approval from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).   An external ballast water treatment unit designed primarily for use in ports and harbors, the Damen InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard


OSV Crewman Medevaced off Texas

An ailing crew member aboard an offshore supply vessel (OSV) was medevaced 14 miles off the Texas Point Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday morning.   At approximately 7:45 a.m., U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders received a report from the 120-foot vessel, Poppa John


Statoil Wins Licences Off UK, 'Resets' Exploration Off U.S.

Norway's Statoil was the second top bidder for 13 oil exploration leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and won six licences offshore Britain, it said on Thursday, in a sign it may be looking to boost reserves after slashing costs. "The importance of oil companies' ability to replenish


ABS Advises on Hybrid Electric Power Systems

ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

ABS has published the ABS Advisory on Hybrid Electric Power Systems to help marine and offshore owners and operators make decisions about energy generation and storage. “ABS continues to lead industry safety with the first comprehensive Advisory to address the latest hybrid electric


San Diego Shipyards Getting $383mln to Repair Navy Ships

San Diego Ship Repair. Photo: BAE Systems

 Three San Diego shipyards - BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Continental Maritime, General Dynamics, and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company - have received a combined $383 million contracts for complex maintenance, repair and modernizations on amphibious ships.  


Subsea 7 Awarded Subsea Work Off Australia

Subsea 7 S.A. said it has been awarded a “sizeable” contract by Cooper Energy Ltd for the Sole Development Project, offshore Australia.   Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between $50 million and $150 million.  


Record Number of OSVs to Be Delivered in 2017

© panalot / Adobe Stock

Vessel oversupply will continue to plague the offshore industry this year as a record total of 465 offshore support vessels (OSV) are expected to be delivered in 2017, according to VesselsValue.   Beginning with the drop in oil prices and then lower demand for offshore research projects


Offshore Wind: BOEM Fields Pair of Unsolicited Bids

Map of the unsolicited offshore New York bid. (Source: BOEM)

BOEM has received unsolicited lease requests from two companies seeking to develop offshore wind energy on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). These requests are for areas located offshore New York and Massachusetts and are not in response to a formal call for interest.  


Global Shipbuilders: What does the Future Hold?

Graph: Clarksons Research

After a long cycle of build-up in capacity in the 2000s, shipyards hit a new peak in global output in 2010, says a report by Clarksons Research.  Since then, the impact of reduced vessel ordering on shipbuilders worldwide has been a key issue for the industry


Singapore’s Survivability

New business: Keppel has begun building dredgers like the Cristobal Colon, seen hear outside Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: copyright Jan de Nul Offshore)

Singapore’s shipyards are looking to recent investments in capacity, design and newly acquired technology to combat order declines after a decades-long offshore buildup. Sembcorp and peer Keppel are making the most of partnerships in FLNG and showing signs they’ll be okay through the


African Development Bank to Fund Lamu Port

Photo: LAPSSET

 Efforts by the government to attract investors to help build 29 berths at the proposed Lamu port has received a boost from African Development Bank, said a report in The Star, Kenya.   The port has received a $1.9 million grant to cater for advisory services and technical support in


Wärtsilä to Optimize Performance for Songa Offshore Drill Rigs

Photo: Wärtsilä

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management and services agreement with Songa Offshore for four Cat-D type semi-submersible drilling rigs operating in the North Sea. Through the partnership with Wärtsilä


ABS, Industry Experts Tackle MODU Safety Issues

At its annual Special Committee Meeting, ABS shared recent enhancements to ABS jacking gear requirements, which address jackup system reliability. Photo: ABS

 ABS, the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, collaborated with industry experts during its annual Special Committee Meeting held recently to discuss the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs)


The World's First Offshore Wind Farm is Retiring

Photo: DONG Energy A/S

 DONG Energy has decided to retire “Vindeby”, the world’s first offshore wind farm, which 25 years ago marked the birth of the offshore wind industry. Today, offshore wind is a recognised and proven renewable energy technology






 
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