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Alejandro Pla. Photo: Intermarine, LLC

Intermarine Appoints Alejandro Pla as Mexico Manager

 Intermarine, LLC, a global leader in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has named Alejandro Pla as Country Manager – Mexico. He will be based in Mexico, City. Pla has more than 24 years of experience in a variety of roles in shipping and logistics.    Most recently, he served as Chartering Manager for Representaciones Maritimas S.A. agency in Mexico City where he oversaw commercial and chartering activity for the group and their clients.   In his role with Intermarine, Pla will match worldwide cargo opportunities with the Company’s regional

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training.   Kelleher will be responsible to support both marine and industrial segments within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He will serve as a member of the Volvo Penta of the Americas executive team and the extended aftermarket management team   Kelleher was previously director of the marine leisure segment with responsibility for OEM and dealer sales and partnership development for North America. He has also served as head of the service

Shane Guidry

Harvey Gulf Expands into Mexico

Harvey Gulf, a strong driver in the U.S. OSV market and a true leader in the incorporation of LNG-as-fuel in marine vessels, announced that it establishing Harvey Gulf International Marine de Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V.    Recently approved changes in Mexican law allow foreign ownership in hydrocarbons which facilitates this growth.   “We recognize the growth potential in the Mexican market for our business," said Shane Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf International Marine. "The establishment of Harvey Gulf International Marine de Mexico will allow us to fully deliver our

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

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

BOEM Oil and Gas Lease Sale: 48m Acres

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.

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

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

Credit: Chevron - Statoil ASA

Study: US Offshore Holds Huge Untapped Potential

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 a

Steve Bertone (Photo: Sparrows Group)

Sparrows Appoints Bertone to Oversee Americas Growth

team with the appointment of a director to head up its operations across the Americas. Steve Bertone joins the Sparrows Group, after 33 years with McDermott International. In his new role, Bertone will be based in Houston and will oversee all of Sparrows Group’s operations in the US, Brazil, Mexico and the Caribbean. Bertone said, “The Americas is a region that presents a wealth of exciting opportunities for a well-respected business like Sparrows Group. The company has been operating here for many years and the specialist knowledge and excellent reputation for quality and value will

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

Scott Nagel (Photo: Navico)

Navico Hires Southwest US Sales Manager

of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has appointed Scott Nagel as its new territory sales manager for the southwest U.S.   Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., Nagel’s territory will cover California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii.   Nagel has been in the industry for many years working as an independent sales representative for leading brands like Daiwa, Rapala, Flambeau, Penn, Beretta and Sig Sauer. Nagel got his start in the industry while attending San Diego State University and working as a deck hand

John Hotz (Photo: SAFE Boats International)

SAFE Boats International Promotes Hotz

Aluminum boat manufacturer SAFE Boats International (SBI) announced the promotion of John Hotz to Director of International Business Development for Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico, a region which currently operates more than 130 SBI vessels.   Hotz is a 30 year marine industry, business development veteran and is recognized worldwide as a subject matter expert on high speed maritime interdiction vessels, SAFE Boats said. Prior to joining SAFE Boats in 2009, Hotz led business development efforts for companies such as Boston Whaler and Donzi Marine.

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 first

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

Jill Rivette has joined the Geotechnical Division

Jill Rivette Joins C & C Technologies

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 additional

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