McDermott International, Inc., a leading international energy services company, and Shelfproekstroi, the principal marine contractor in the Republic of Azerbaijan, have formed a joint venture called Macshelf Ltd. Each of the partners holds 50 percent of Macshelf, which is headquartered in London.
The function of the joint venture is to perform engineering feasibility studies for oil and gas developments, to promote the export of steel components from Shelfproekstroi's modern fabrication yards on the Caspian Sea and to market Shelfproekstroi's design and construction services.
A second joint venture being supported by Macshelf Ltd. will involve the fabrication and installation of offshore structures, with its headquarters in Shelfproekstroi's facilities southwest of Baku, Azerbaijan.
Shelfproekstroi is the leading marine fabrication and installation contractor serving the offshore oil and gas industry in the Caspian Sea region.
OCS. All three areas – the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific OCS and the Atlantic OCS – are currently almost entirely off-limits to offshore oil and gas development but could be included in the federal government’s next five-year leasing program. If the federal government begins holding lease sales in
in coal production, natural gas distribution, inland marine transportation and oil and gas distribution, inland marine transportation and oil and gas development. For the nine months ended September 30, 1984, Eastern's revenues totaled $1.0 billion and net income was $51.5 million. HNG owns the
Inc. All three areas – the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific OCS and the Atlantic OCS – are currently almost entirely off-limits to offshore oil and gas development but could be included in the federal government’s next five-year leasing program. If the federal government begins holding lease sales in
by the University of New Orleans on the "Economic Future of the Gulf South." Noting the Louisiana Gulf was the birthplace of offshore oil and gas development more than 30 years ago, Mr. Howson said: "Normally, when an area has been developed for 30 years you would expect the oil and
The National Academy of Engineering recently released its study of "Safety and Offshore Oil." This document was commissioned by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Coast Guard in response to a provision of the OCS Lands Act Amendments of 1978. In June, 1979, the Geological Survey requested
Paul L. Kelly, vice president- industry & government relations, for the Rowan Companies, Inc. Pro-Leasing is an advocacy program to promote oil and gas development on America's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It seeks to enhance public understanding of the reasons to lease the OCS and unlock its needed
and is positioned to prosper. On the flip side, the abundance of cheap oil and gas found onshore is starting to have an impact on offshore oil and gas developments, as the oil majors are digesting rapidly rising production and crewing costs and slashing E&P expenditure. Jim McCaul, our long-time editorial
current administration has also refused to endorse a revenue sharing plan for Alaska. The Gulf of Mexico states that participate in offshore oil and gas development (the only other place in the U.S. currently open for offshore leasing) have a revenue sharing program allowing both the Federal and state
are too big to ignore. The EIA estimates that world shale gas resources total 7299 Tcf – 32% of world natural gas resources Shale/tight oil and gas development ultimately competes with deepwater for investment resources. These resources are finite – and energy companies will channel their investment
achievements in the upstream oil and gas industry over the past four decades. The ability to produce in deepwater has opened a new frontier in oil and gas development – and has generated a huge business base for suppliers of floating production systems Types of Floating Production Systems There are
finalize its next offshore leasing program, which will specify exactly which parts of the United States’ Outer Continental Shelf will be open to oil and gas development between 2017 and 2022. Having already cut the Atlantic from its proposed program back in March, the smoke signals coming from Washington
PRODUCTS ABB’s Onboard Microgrid for Small Vessel Fuel Economy ABB’s compact DC-based power distribution system offers hybrid power ef? ciencies to smaller ves- sels. The new Onboard Microgrid is based on the ABB power distribu- Natural Gas Sensing Capability tion system Onboard DC Grid with
New from Texas A&M Galveston. Hastings budgets and rail lines during times of Staff Member The TVIB has expanded its staff by has over 17 years of oil & gas industry change and opportunity. He previ- adding the position of Audit/Survey experience. Before joining Cashman, ously served as President
PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Johnson Allan Toma Garner Tadros commercial marine space by pioneer- Merchant Marine Academy, George’s Huibers to Chair NMMA Engine ing autonomous control and advanced maritime roots run deep. He previous- Manufacturers Division perception systems that make surface ly held the
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ech file T Thrustmaster Invests in the Future For over 35 years, Houston-based Thrustmaster of Texas quired, the headache of urea after treatment, and the cost has been a manufacturer of thrusters and waterjets. Over increase for tier 4 engines. Alternatively, Thrustmaster’s time, their business plan
Credit: AdobeStock_Ian Dyball for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore tail about the development timeline of an offshore wind proj- energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. ect, detailing the usual timing and needs of these projects. Similarly, the Offshore Marine
come from the Gulf of Mexi- Whether or not it will co. This success has caused our industry to remain primar- be economically fea- ily focused on oil and gas development, instead of applying Smith Charters sible to explore these our innovative nature to other offshore industries. waters for the domes
FIRE SAFETY (*) all images courtesy Ramtech of our WES Hotspot, a new technology that monitors to operate and isolate the supply (via a current imbalance) electrical installations and equipment, alerting nominated ignition would have already occurred. personnel on-board to the risk of an electrical ? re
FIRE SAFETY All Aboard with Fire Safety The latest technology can detect the risk of an on board electrical ? re – before it ignites. It’s not too late to incorporate this feature into your next workboat design. By John Newbury ire on board always poses a risk to life, although cer- Chapter II, the FSS
SAFETY & TRAINING “We now video the simulation to pull and review as we make our full re- port. We custom- ize the program. Delgado operates the simulator and FMT does all class- room instruction. Once in the steer- man program, we roll them through the simulator to see how advanced they are.
ment on future program development. Captain Sean T. Brady is the Chief of the Coast Guard’s Of? ce of Operating and Environmental Standards (OES). Brady’s of? ce is responsible for developing the maritime regulatory standards required by international treaties and U.S. statutes, regulations, and policy.
REGULATORY REVIEW covered by the VGP, and maybe more (although much of placid and predictable stream. That won’t be easy. this report is focused on ballast water). And, while the typ- VIDA is not just about ballast water, but ballast water ical workboat in U.S. waters isn’t impacted by ballast water does
COLUMN PROPULSION TECHNOLOGY Operating these multiple power with ease. Many companies have in- tem have experience and tested power sources will require the proper power vested a lot of resources into research management software. The most cost- management infrastructure. When and development to create
“By considering the different aspects of the ef? ciencies that can be achieved, hybridization can enable vessels to reap many bene? ts … Hybridization can enable the use of smaller generators where peak loads are handled by battery systems, allowing generators to run less frequently – thus resulting in
lower usage rates Transfer of power in hydraulic systemsSpeci? c lubricants for composite and elastomer materialsReduced air emissions due to better engine oils vessel. Theoretically, customers are also reducing energy terials, production processes, and delivery to the consumer. usage by up to 2%, but this
portfolios of product and every major quirements, and operator preferences. PAO based compressor oils, the savings equipment manufacturer (OEM) of Capturing actual energy savings from in energy consumption and waste re- vessel propulsion systems has devel- incremental change is dif? cult but the-
the role of lubricating cants lost through routine operational discharges. Lubri- the mechanical elements used in the marine industry. cants used in oil to sea interfaces and on equipment subject Traditionally, the role of lubricants has been viewed as to emersion must now be non-toxic, biodegradable
which there is no going back. Once owners enjoyed the bene? ts of lighter, more reliable diesel engines they stopped building large and dangerous steam boilers for inland vessels. Once the US inland owners start to enjoy the bene? ts of diesel electric propulsion they will not look back favorable on
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PROPULSION that when you lift the soundproof cowl, everything is easily accessible. CIMCO also designed a similar mounting pat- tern as a Yamaha 200hp outboard; the prop uses the same spline and shaft. As Pim Polesie, the Chief Marketing Credit: OXE Of? cer for Cimco, explained, “The ap- proach was to
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INSIGHTS our customers will only be happy if they can use the engine The CXO300 is said to have a 100% higher peak torque at the crankshaft than the leading gasoline 300hp out- to go out to sea reliably. We have put in place stringent cus- boards, which enables the craft to move more weight tomer service
board companies were not able to de- gap in the market for a diesel, high Safety was a big issue for military operators when deploying gaso- sign a more durable engine, but the power to weight, performance out- line outboards. Were military pa- truth is that they simply haven’t tried to board. With NATO
INSIGHTS outboard. This difference is ampli? ed when looking below the engine or because the drives are permanently in the water. the mid-range rpm. The increased low-end torque will push The Navy on the other hand, will be able to deploy missions heavy loaded hulls through rough waters with less