Friday, December 28, 2007 Maritime News

Hercules Closes Sale of Fleet

Dec 28, 2007

Houston-based Hercules Offshore Inc. reported it has closed the previously announced sale of its fleet of nine land drilling rigs and related assets to Petrex Sudamerica Sucursal de Venezuela S.

W&T Offshore Acquires interest in Federal Lease

Dec 28, 2007

W&T Offshore Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement with Apache Corp. to acquire Apache’s interest in Ship Shoal 349, a federal offshore lease off the coast of Louisiana, for $116 million.

Omni Energy names COO

Dec 28, 2007

Carencro, La.-based Omni Energy Services Corp. recently named Brian Recatto chief operating officer. Recatto joined the oilfield services firm in March 2007 as vice president.

Energy Partners Declares Dry Hole

Dec 28, 2007

Energy Partners Ltd. has reported its Gulf of Mexico Shelf exploratory well in South Timbalier 214 No. 2 was drilled but did not find commercial hydrocarbons and is being declared a dry hole.

Northrop Grumman to Build Amphibious Vessel

Dec 28, 2007

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently won a $1b contract from the U.S. Navy to build the ninth vessel of LPD-17 Class of amphibious transport ships. Northrop Grumman is building ships for the $13.

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