Industrial Marine Achieved Rapid Turnaround Time In Repairing Drilling Rig

Downtime was cut by half when dockside repairs on the jackup drilling rig Salenergy V (shown above) were completed by Industrial Marine Services in Cameron, La. The interval between the rig's arrival at Industrial Marine and the day the work was completed on schedule was approximately half the repair time that would have been required if the rig had been repaired in the Gulf. The rig will begin initial drilling operations for ARCO off Morgan City, La., in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Salenergy V, which drew 20-22 feet when docked at Cameron, was worked on 24 hours a day by 40-man shifts. This intensive work force and the extensive dockside facilities of Industrial ensured the rapid turnaround time.

Industrial Marine Services is located within the complex of Cameron Offshore Services, which is a one-of-a-kind facility, similar only to a smaller operation in Aberdeen, Scotland. It takes the "general store" approach to serving the oil industry, and includes more than 80 acres on a deepwater channel one mile from the open Gulf.

Cameron Offshore supplies marine base packages that serve as support bases for several oil companies. Services include: office space; fuel and water; the largest pipe storage and handling facility in the Central Gulf area, with terminals in Westlake and Sulphur, La.; and a barite mill and loading facility.

Industrial Marine is a maintenance operation that performs welding, sandblasting, offshore platform hookups, platform rig moves, and general repairs.

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