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Monday, February 19, 2018

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Maersk Viking. Photo: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Axes Dozens of Staff

 Maersk Drilling USA is laying off 84 employees who work aboard the Maersk Viking (UDW drillship), located in the Gulf of Mexico, and report directly to the company’s office in Houston, Houston Chronicle reported quoting data sent to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).   The employees, who received notification of the layoffs on Jan. 12, report to the company's office at 2500 CityWest Boulevard. They will continue to work for the next two months until their employment is terminated, according to the WARN notice.   The termination will likely be permanent unless the company

BOEM Oil and Gas Lease Sale: 48m Acres

the bureau will offer more than 48 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development, in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Central Planning Area (CPA). “As one of the most productive basins in the world, the Gulf of Mexico remains an important component of our domestic energy strategy to create jobs, foster economic opportunities, and reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil,” Hopper said. “The exploration and development of the Gulf of Mexico’s energy resources will continue to help power

Jim McClaugherty

McClaugherty Joins SeaTrepid International

SeaTrepid International announced that Jim McClaugherty has joined the company as senior sales manager for the Gulf of Mexico. McClaugherty joins with 45 years of experience in the offshore industry, starting his career as a commercial diver in 1970 in the Gulf of Mexico, and over a 10 year period moved up the ranks as diver, lead diver and diver supervisor. He then became a project manager and won a series of promotions to vice president and sales/business development director for a number of diving and marine contracting companies. McClaugherty served with TETRA Technologies as director of

Studies Examine O&G Potential in GoM and Pacific

Two new studies by QUEST Offshore Resources, Inc. estimate the significant potential benefits – including jobs, economic activity, revenues to governments, and energy production – that could result from opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Pacific outer continental shelf to oil and natural gas leasing. The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) will discuss the study results and the implications for energy policy in a press conference call on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Randall Luthi, NOIA president, and

Jason brink (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Adds Manager for Special Projects

Aqueos Corporation, a provider of subsea services to the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Coast, has appointed Jason Brink to the position of Project Manager-Special Projects, the company announced today.   “Aqueos is excited to have Jason onboard our Team. His experience in deep water ROV and diving operations adds depth to our team and complements our Gulf of Mexico operations. His ability to present technical solutions and support to our Houston based clientele is expected to enhance both our sales and project execution.” said Ted Roche, Aqueos President / Chief Executive Officer.

Credit: Chevron - Statoil ASA

Study: US Offshore Holds Huge Untapped Potential

studies show huge economic and energy potential of untapped offshore areas Two new studies released today by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) show significant potential added energy and economic benefits to the United States if the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific outer continental shelf (OCS) were opened to offshore oil and natural gas development. Both studies were conducted by Quest Offshore Inc., which also conducted a study of the Atlantic OCS, which NOIA and API released last year. “The U.S. oil and gas industry is already

Photo: ROVOP

ROVOP to Create New Jobs on GoM Growth

Independent subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider, ROVOP, is set to increase its Houston workforce as a result of further business growth including recent contract wins in the Gulf of Mexico region.   The growth follows the successful completion of a pipeline installation campaign in Mexico with Drebbel de Mexico, which has led to follow-on work.   The initial project with Drebbel involved the use of an ROV for concrete mattress installation for the first time in Mexican waters.   As a result of the successful project, ROVOP and Drebbel will work together again

Chad Fuhrmann

MAC Hires Fuhrmann, Targets US Growth

Assurance & Consulting (MAC) said it has taken the next significant step in the company’s growth strategy with its first appointment in the U.S. Chad Fuhrmann joins the Aberdeen-based firm as Business Director, Americas, with a remit to focus on developing MAC’s business in the Gulf of Mexico. The expansion in the U.S. marks the latest phase in the rapid evolution of the business, which was founded in 2011 and has grown to record turnover in excess of £3.25million in the past financial year. MAC is already active worldwide, including the Gulf, but the recruitment of the

At Port Manatee, cargo is offloaded from World Direct Shipping’s M/V Queen B, which is soon to shift to a new weekly service from Mexico’s Port of Tuxpan, while an additional vessel is deployed between Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, and Port Manatee. (Photo: World Direct)

World Direct Shipping to Double Port Manatee Service

Ocean carrier World Direct Shipping is doubling its service across the Gulf of Mexico between the state of Veracruz and Central Florida’s Port Manatee.             World Direct Shipping has announced plans to add a weekly sailing to Port Manatee from the Port of Tuxpan, in the north-central portion of Veracruz, to augment the successful service it has operated each week since November 2014 to Port Manatee from Coatzacoalcos, in southern Veracruz. The first sailing from Tuxpan is scheduled for Jan. 12.   Tuxpan is the closest commercia

Photo: BP

BP Hires Head of US Shale Unit before Spin-off

unit will start publishing separate financial information to the rest of BP from next year and operate under a different governance management, but BP will continue to own it. Separately, the oil major also announced on Wednesday it was the highest bidder on 27 new leases in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the basin where its Macondo well explosion killed 11 workers and caused a devastating oil spillage in 2010. "We hope to continue building on ... the recent momentum that has returned to BP's operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico," the company said in a statement. (Reporting

Robert Glassman (Photo: VMAG)

Glassman Joins VMAG

graduated from Palm Beach Community College, joined the Coast Guard and retired after 20+ years as a Mustang Lieutenant. During his military service, he was instrumental in many drug and migrant interdictions, conducted numerous aids to navigation projects, was the resident fisheries expert for the Gulf of Mexico, rescued many mariners from the sea, attended electronics schools to attain electrical engineering qualifications, became boarding officer qualified, partook in the massive rescue efforts in Alabama/Mississippi/Louisiana after hurricane Katrina and also responded to Deepwater Horizon disaster

Go Ahead for Brownsville Ship Channel Deepening

in the WRDA and submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to Congress for approval. The project calls for the Port of Brownsville channel to be deepened to 52 feet from its current design depth of 42 feet. When complete, the Port of Brownsville will become one of the deepest ports in the Gulf of Mexico.   “The deepening of the channel strengthens the port’s infrastructure and increases our global competitiveness. It is a catalyst for greater economic opportunities for our entire Rio Grande Valley,” said John Wood, Brownsville Navigation District Chairman. 

RigNet Names Jabbia VP, N. American Sales

Team Lead, and a Global Sales Executive.  Prior to joining RigNet in 2005, Jabbia worked as a Senior Technical Professional for Halliburton, where he led a crew of service operator technicians in conducting highly technical downhole acquisition services at remote well sites on land and in the Gulf of Mexico.  Jabbia holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Adams, Lewis Join FairfieldNodal Data Processing Team

on growing its data processing technology portfolio and service offerings.   Adams assumes the role of Technical Sales Manager, Fairfield Seismic Technologies, tasked with growing FairfieldNodal’s data processing business with an expanded technical portfolio in the Permian Basin and Gulf of Mexico.    Lewis joins FairfieldNodal as Manager of Reservoir Services, Fairfield Seismic Technologies. Reservoir characterization will be a new service offered to FairfieldNodal customers.   Formerly of GeoTrace, Adams and Lewis have the knowledge and skills to help further reinforce

Grant Johnson (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Johnson Joins Foss in HSQE Role

, where he served in various capacities including Director of Worldwide Fleet Management, Asset Technical Director, and most recently as manager of TechnipFMC's contract with Marine Well Containment Company. Before joining TechnipFMC, Johnson held various positions with BP's Alaskan, Shipping and U.S. Gulf of Mexico businesses, and began his career working as a U.S. Coast Guard licensed engineering officer aboard commercial, military sealift and government vessels in domestic and international trade.   Johnson is an active participant in industry committees and working groups, including currently

Janelle Pence (Photo: Seatronics)

Seatronics Names Pence as Vice President

, has announced the recruitment of Janelle Pence as vice president for the USA region. Pence will be responsible for managing and developing Seatronics’ business with a particular focus on developing long-term partnerships with the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and survey community in the Gulf of Mexico. Pence has more than 14 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, with a substantial focus on subsea development. She has held leadership positions in business development, commercial management, strategic planning and general administration with both Subsea 7 and Ceona, and

Bollinger Lockport New Construction in Lockport, La.(Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards Achieve Safety Milestones

builder of fast military patrol boats, oceangoing double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger is also a large vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 25 dry-docks

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