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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

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

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 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)

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

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

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

BOEM and Atlantic Sand Assessment Project

BOEM-funded Hurricane Sandy initiative is creating a new inventory of potential offshore sediment resources in federal waters in the Atlantic. Photo Lamont-Doherty

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) will dedicate the Atlantic Sand Assessment Project (ASAP) core storage repository on Tuesday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. The collection is a result of the BOEM-funded project to create a new inventory of

Tidewater Gets Waiver Extensions

Photo Tidewater

As previously reported, Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) has been in discussions with its principal lenders and noteholders to amend the company's various debt arrangements to obtain relief from certain covenants. Pending the resolution of those discussions

VOS Start Equipped with Barge Master Gangway

Photo: Vroon

Vroon has  announced that walk-to-work vessel VOS Start is to be equipped with the brand-new Barge Master Gangway.   This unique combination will enable safe and efficient transfer of personnel and cargo. The Barge Master Gangway incorporates an access tower with elevator

Sailing into the Arctic’s Future

Randall Luthi (Photo: NOIA)

Last month, a large cruise ship completed its inaugural cruise through the Northwest Passage. The historic journey brought nearly 1,700 passengers from Seward, Alaska, past the rugged wilderness and isolated villages of the Arctic, to the concrete jungle of New York City

Clyde Launches Training Facility

CTS Staff Photo Clyde Training Solutions

Clyde Training Solutions (CTS) opened central Scotland’s first dedicated marine and offshore international training centre.   CTS – a newly established Clyde Group company -  is now offering an extensive range of onsite accredited maritime safety courses to an international

ABS Recognized in Singapore for R&D Collaboration

Christopher Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

ABS, a classification and technical services provider to the offshore and marine industries, has been recognized by the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) as this year’s recipient of the Honorary SMI Collaboration Award.   Guest of honor Lucien Wong

Winson Oil buys VLCC for Med Storage

Buys VLCC to store gasoil in Mediterranean. Hong Kong-based trader Winson Oil has bought a very large crude carrier (VLCC) to store oil in the Mediterranean as it pushes to expand its business in Europe, two company sources said. The step could boost Asian gasoil margins if the firm enters

ClassNK, Liberian Registry Trial Electronic Certificates System

ClassNK said it has begun operational trials for “ClassNK e-Certificate”, a comprehensive system to provide ships’ class certificates and statutory certificates issued on behalf of flag states in electronic format.  

Palfinger Wins Deck Equipment Package

Illustration of Havyard 832 MPV, where Palfinger Marine will deliver and extensive deck equipment package of cranes, winches and offshore equipment. (Copyright: Palfinger Marine GmbH, Havyard Group)

Palfinger Marine signed a contract with Turkish shipyard Cemre to supply a deck equipment package to a Havyard 832 MPV vessel being built for Esvagt. The package from Palfinger consists of cranes, winches and offshore equipment. The MPV will measure 81.9 x 17.16 m, with a  deck area of 620 sq

Windea La Cour Goes to Work

Photo: Ulstein Group

Two years on from the launch of the Ulstein Group’s X-STERN design at the ONS 2014 maritime exhibition in Stavanger, the first vessel to feature the innovative hull line has entered service at the Gemini offshore wind farm.   The newly built Windea La Cour incorporates the X-STERN: a

US Offshore Wind Comes to Life

(Photo: Robert Kunkel)

Marine News contributor Robert Kunkel asks: Are we ready to support the farms?   On August 19, 2016, we watched as the fifth tower and associated nacelle was raised on the Deepwater Offshore Wind Farm approximately 3 miles offshore of Block Island, Rhode Island

Op-Ed: Alaska's Golden Offshore Opportunity

Credit: Shell McCown

Offshore energy presents a golden opportunity for Alaska and the United States.   As we enter the final quarter of the year, one of the last and most pressing pieces of business facing the Interior Department is to finalize its next offshore leasing program

Wärtsilä Designed AHTS Delivered to COSL

Another two Wärtsilä designed AHTS vessels are to be delivered to COSL this year. Photo Wärtsilä

Two new Wärtsilä designed Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels were delivered from the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group yard in China during the second week of September. The ships have been built for China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL)

Interview: Aaron Smith Zeroes in on the Offshore Sector

Aaron Smith

Insights: Aaron Smith - President and CEO, Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA); Executive Director, OSVDPA   As the Executive Director for the Offshore Supply Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority (OSVDPA), Aaron Smith is charged with managing the day-to-day operation of the Authority

An Introduction To Offshore Project CAPEX

Graph: Clarksons Research

 Two high-level indicators of vessel and structure demand in the offshore sector are energy prices and oil company exploration & production (E&P) spending, says Clarksons Research.   A third, slightly more specific indicator is estimated offshore project capital expenditure

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