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Steven Thrasher (Photo: Ashtead)

Ashtead Bolsters US Team

leadership team with the appointment of Steven Thrasher as regional vice president for the Americas. Bringing almost 20 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Thrasher, who will be based in Houston, Texas, will head up Ashtead’s US operation as it gears up for further growth in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and neighbouring markets.   Prior to joining Ashtead, Thrasher held a number of senior and technical positions at FTO Services, C-Innovation and Schilling Robotics.   He began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1998, when he joined Sonsub as a ROV technician where he

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

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.

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

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

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

Jill Rivette has joined the Geotechnical Division

Jill Rivette Joins C & C Technologies

her many years of experience in geotechnical engineering.  The C & C geotechnical laboratory has been quite active in 2014 performing standard and advanced soil tests on core samples obtained from offshore East Africa, along with several extensive lab testing programs on projects in the Gulf of Mexico. The lab has purchased three new Direct Simple Shear devices to satisfy this increasing demand, which brings its total number of Direct Simple Shear devices to nine. Two additional Cyclic Simple Shear devices have also been added, expanding the total number of these devices to four. These

Em Roosevelt

Roosevelt Nmaed DPV Technical Sales Rep

gas industry. In his previous position, Roosevelt led the development of services utilizing membrane nitrogen for reviving and sustaining production of offshore platforms. He has also held positions at Nitro-Lift Technologies and Tesco Corporation. “Em is particularly experienced within the Gulf of Mexico area where our company's core operations are located,” said Rusty Lamb, Diamond Petroleum Ventures, CEO. “He has directed business development activities and brought new technologies to market throughout his career, and we are proud to have him as a member of our team.”  

Offshore operations:Image credit Cal Dive

Cal Dive CFO Brent D. Smith Resigns

in his future endeavors.” Cal Dive International, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a marine contractor that provides manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial, platform installation and salvage, and light well intervention services to the offshore oil and natural gas industry on the Gulf of Mexico OCS, Northeastern U.S., Latin America, Southeast Asia, China, Australia, West Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, with a diversified fleet of dive support vessels and construction barges.  

Jacqueline Weymann (left) with Norm MacLeod

Kings Point Student Earns NMRA Scholarship

. Her expected graduation date is June 2015.   Weymann plans to use the $500 to further her education by taking coursework in dynamic positioning. This will help her to obtain a position sailing on her third mate's unlimited license aboard multipurpose service and offshore supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.   Weymann is appreciative of NMRA's fostering career growth in the marine industries, especially for women. "I am grateful to know that there are members of the maritime community that are encouraging and supportive of maritime cadets," said Weymann

Richard Campbell

Aqueos Names Campbell Project Manager

Aqueos Corporation, a premier provider of subsea services to the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Coast, has announced the appointment of Richard Campbell to the position of Project Manager. “Richard’s 18 years of subsea welding and construction experience adds strength and expertise to our project management team, which will allow us to offer a greater range of service and expandability to our client base. In addition to his experience, Richard’s personality, work ethic, and professionalism, as a team player, fits our objective of assembling a team of the industry’s finest talent

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

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. 

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