Taking a long hard look at the f u t u r e without resorting to crystal ball gazing of any kind, it's fair to say the offshore oil and gas support service industry in general and Tidewater Inc. in particular stand at the threshold of a m a g n i f i c a n t business environment.
The board of directors of the State Boat Corporation, a rapidly growing operator of tug/supply, supply and utility vessels for the offshore oil industry has announced the election of Dave S. Miller as president. Since joining State Boat in 1973, Mr.
Courtney A. Benson, former manager of Peterson Maritime Services, Inc. in Houston, has been appointed manager of the company's newly organized Hazardous Materials Division in New Orleans. William L. Thomas, assistant to Mr. Benson, has been named
Exxon USA recently installed the world's first commercial guyed tower offshore platform in 1,000 feet of water in a new gas and oil field southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Total development cost for the field is in excess of $750 million.
The offshore supply vessel Liberator, which once served rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, has been converted by Halter Marine, Inc., Lockport, La., to support the U.S. Coast Guard in its war on illegal drugs. Now known as the Windward Sentry,
The first U.S. deepwater oil port appears to be handling ULCCs and VLCCs without problems. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), located 19 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, has received seven large bulk carriers up to 417,000 dwt in its first quarter of operation.
The Andalucia yards of the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles SA (AESA) are assured of work orders well into 1989, according to the company. According to the company, its Cadiz yard has a full complement of orders, including
Supertankers that may require marine repairs and engineering services while at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port can utilize a new service group formed recently by Marine Agents of Galliano, Inc. A free-on-request pamphlet describes the facilities
One of the world's tallest fourpile offshore platforms is being built for Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, a subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Inc., in McDermott Marine Construction's Louisiana fabri- 86 cation yards. The platform, named Crystal,
Three contracts over a twomonth period, totaling approximately $9.5 million, have been received by IMODCO, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, from PEMEX, the Mexican state-controlled oil company,