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Economic Analysis of Offshore Marine Industry Could Sway Policymakers

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on March 1, 2010

From the halls of Congress to the county courthouse, lawmakers and government bureaucrats alike love numbers. They use them in graphs and display them on poster boards so all can see the benefits of the latest program or industry up for debate at any particular time.

Expansion of Offshore Lease Sales Could Be Delayed by Obama Administration

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on January 28, 2010

In a closed door meeting last week in Houston, Texas, Lars Herbst, the Minerals Management Service director for the Gulf of Mexico, told industry leaders there would be delays in plans to expand offshore drilling off the Atlantic coastline, specifically Virginia.

Shipyard Contracts, Announcements Spell Relief for Some in South Louisiana

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on January 26, 2010

An order for eight new offshore supply vessels and a company’s decision to build a new 400-foot icebreaker for Shell in Louisiana recently provided nearly as much relief to Gulf Coast shipyard workers as Garrett Hartley’s 40 yard field goal…

O&G Industry Finally Has Something to Buzz About in G of M

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on January 19, 2010

The prospect that the Gulf Coast – specifically 12,000 to 28,000 feet below the shallow waters of the Gulf Coast – could contain whole new energy reserves has the industry abuzz in recent weeks. New Orleans-based McMoRan Exploration Co. got…

Deeper Drilling In Shallow Water Could Save Shelf Work for O&G Service Companies

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on January 12, 2010

New Orleans-based McMoRan Exploration Co. reported this week what could be one of the largest oil and gas finds in decades in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, according to company Co-Chairman James Moffett. McMoRan drilled more than 28…

Workboat Watch

Litigiousness Offshore

Posted to Workboat Watch (by Matt Gresham) on August 28, 2009

First, Happy 150 Birthday to the modern oil industry – it was Aug. 27, 1859 that the first commercial oil well in the United States struck black gold in rural Pennsylvania. Terrebonne Parish, which is located about an hour south of New Orleans on the coastline…

ECA's and ISO8217-2010

ECA's and ISO8217-2010

Posted to ECA's and ISO8217-2010 (by Matt Gresham) on May 21, 2010

ISO8217-2010 will soon become the benchmark for marine fuel standards through the hard work and diligence of refiners, suppliers, engine builders, CIMAC, government agencies and the marine fuel testing industry. The changes were driven by the ever increasing environmental regulations…

Separation 101 ~ The Basics

Separation 101 ~ The Basics ~ Part I

Posted to Separation 101 ~ The Basics (by Matt Gresham) on January 19, 2010

Points 3 & 4 are the most commonly overlooked. As to minimum feed rate, think of machining a piece on a lathe, the higher the speed and finer the feed results in a polished or fine finish. In essence we are polishing the oil. Operating high…