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Title: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on April 09, 2009, 06:48:54 PM
Please post related research information here.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on April 09, 2009, 10:03:42 PM
http://www.pwc.com/extweb/pwcpublications.nsf/docid/161C5C534EE0E6D28525756F006F1DE9/$file/Nf_ArubaLLC.pdf


 
 Download The Aruba Limited Liability Company (1,842kb)
As of January 1, 2009, Aruba introduced a new legal entity, the Aruba Limited Liability Company (in Dutch: “Vennootschap met Beperkte Aansprakelijkheid”, hereinafter “VBA”).
The VBA is a very modern and flexible legal entity. The VBA is especially designed to make Aruba more attractive for foreign investors and can be used in international company structures.

In this newsflash we will inform you on the most important fiscal and corporate law features of the VBA.


 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on April 23, 2009, 11:49:42 AM

Journal of Petroleum Geology
Volume 15 Issue 2, Pages 283 - 304
Published Online: 18 Dec 2007



STRATIGRAPHY AND EVOLUTION OF THE TERTIARY ARUBA BASIN
E.A. Curet*
 *Directie Energiezaken, Caya Betico Croes 90, Oranjestad, Aruba
Copyright 1992 SCIENTIFIC PRESS LTD
ABSTRACT
The Aruba Basin (offshore Venezuela) is asymmetric, with the basin axis aligned parallel to, and just to the south of the Aruba uplift. The sedimentary section consists mostly of clays and shales, deposited since the Oligence, or possibly late Eocene, on a Crataceous basement of oceanic affinity. This monotonous lithology makes it difficult to compile a useful stratigraphic subdivision, but three seismic-stratigraphic units separated by unconformities have been distinguished, and are known as the Lower, Middle and Upper Sequences.

Sedimentation began in abyssal-to-bathyal depths, after the rapid subsidence of a weathered, volcanic terrain; the rate of sedimentation exceeded that of subsidence, causing a gradual shallowing of the sea-floor. The sedimentation rate during deposition of the Middle Sequence was sufficiently high to prevent normal compaction, thus causing a thick zone of abnormally high pressures. Deformation by faulting as well as folding was contemporaneous with sedimentaion and subsidence.

The main source area for the sediments lies to the south; the Aruba High has acted prinicpally as a sediment trap. On the north flank of the basin, some (bio-)clastic contribution from the island may be expected.

The type of organic matter in sediments penetrated by the three wells off shore Aruba, as determined by pyrolysis, is mostly gas-prone Type III kerogen. The TOC is fairly low—1% on average; but microscopic inspection revealed that a high percentage of the organic matter consists of amarphous kerogen. Due to the low geothermal gradient (1 F/100 ft), this organic matter is immature. Another drawback for the development of petroleum accumulations if the limited areal distribution of carrier and reservoir rocks. These two factors seriously restrict the petroleum potential of the Aruba Basin

However, there are indications from which the generation of petroleum can be deduced. In the deeper parts of the basin to the south of the island, sufficiently high temperatures may have been reached for Oligocene and older, sediments to be within the "oil window"; and the platform area in the SW may be underlain by older, more mature sediments. Further exploration on the north flank of the Aruba Basin and on the SW is considered to be justified, based on the inferred presence there of both source and reservoir rocks.


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http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119984787/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on April 23, 2009, 01:18:41 PM
Lukoil VP: No Immediate Interest In Valero Aruba Refinery4-7-09 1:00 PM EDT | E-mail Article | Print ArticleNEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Russian oil company OAO Lukoil Holdings (LKOH.RS) said Tuesday that it had no immediate interest in buying Valero Energy Corp.'s (VLO) refinery on the island of Aruba.

 
"We're not interested," Lukoil vice president Leonid Fedun told reporters following a meeting with investors.

Fedun said the asset would make a better fit with Lukoil's operations if the Russian major had a crude stream from Venezuela to refine.

Lukoil is currently in talks with Venezuela on finalizing a production venture, but output probably won't start "for many years," Fedun said.

-By Anna Raff, Dow Jones Newswires;201-938-4426;

 
http://news.morningstar.com/newsnet/ViewNews.aspx?article=/DJ/200904071300DOWJONESDJONLINE000513_univ.xml


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on April 23, 2009, 01:48:54 PM


{Hotping - didn't you find this one?  One of my all-time favorites!}


Aruba: Gateway to Caribbean and Latin America, Invites Indian Businessmen, Tourists
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mumbai (12/12/2007) - Mr. Nelson Oduber, Prime Minister of the island nation of Aruba, an autonomous state in the Kingdom of Netherlands, has invited Indian businessmen, investors and tourists to his country.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3593/3468998614_23c5c70f1d_m.jpg)


Mr. Oduber addressed an interactive meeting organised in his honour at Hotel Hilton Towers, Mumbai by the Indian Merchants' Chamber on December 12. The Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Hans Ramaker, introduced Mr. Oduber and other Ministers and officials of his delegation.

Welcoming the distinguished guests, IMC President Mr. Niraj Bajaj complimented Prime Minister Mr. Oduber for leading his country to prosperity in the past 18 years of his office. “With a per capita income of over $28,000, the nation of Aruba has few parallels in the world,” he said.

Prime Minister Mr. Oduber said that the population of Aruba – a 70 sq. mile island – was around 60,000 in 1986 and had now risen to well over 120,000. “Our tiny country with its beautiful beaches attracts over two million tourists annually,” he said.

Mr Oduber said that he aimed to make his country “Dubai of the Caribbean and Gateway of Latin America.”

As such, the 19.6 mile long, 6 mile wide island nation had built three major ports, an international airport which could take large aircraft and exclusive airport for private aircrafts, a free trade zone, top class educational, healthcare and hotel facilities and all such modern infrastructure.

Mr. Oduber invited Indian businessmen to set up bases in the Free Trade Zone of his country, add value to their products and re-export them to the US, Latin American and European countries.

Mr. Oduber said his country had its own central banking system, Parliamentary form of governance and an independent judiciary. Aruban island nation, situated off the coast of Venezuela in South America, was engaged in its coastal waters for offshore drilling for oil and was hopeful of finding rich deposits as in Venezuela and Columbia.

Though the backbone of Aruban economy was tourism, it was also a major base for refining and exporting oil.
In addition, Aruba also exported huge quantity of coffee, rice, sugar and whiskey to Europe and other western countries.

The invitation by IMC President Bajaj to visit Mumbai was presented to H.E. the Prime Minister in June by Mr Dinesh N. Joshi, Vice-Chairman of the IMC Infrastructure Committee and Indian partner of InCar Group.


http://www.incargroup.com/press/2007_12_01_archive.html



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on April 23, 2009, 01:59:08 PM
Lifesong...I have no idea if I found that one or not..... Doesn't really matter as long as it was found..lol  ::MonkeyWink:: 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on April 23, 2009, 11:26:18 PM
Quote

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4617.40

Quote from: Keepthefaith on Today at 12:03:42 AM
This article seems to give a wealth of knowledge pertaining to what is going on down there!I believe it is from January of 2006 but is like an amazing power-point presentation as to what's goin on.  Scroll down to page 15 Look who is very close to Aruba in the Cardon 3...

http://www.pdvsa.com/interface.en/database/fichero/publicacion/1101/35.PDF


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3549/3321294747_e72eda9d64_o.jpg)


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 01, 2009, 10:02:09 PM
Quote from: 2NJSons_Mom on Today at 04:03:39 PM
Lifesong & Hotping,

I spent time yesterday, and again today checking out things on Jen's list. I found an article today dated 1/29/2009 about Geolab.  There is a mention of it being part of the Diamar Group....which I couldn't find anything on....just thought I'd mention it. 

http://www.energydigital.com/GeoLab--Your-first-call_13348.aspx

Also found a few things yesterday, but not sure they are leading anywhere, yet.

Edit to add I think it may be Diamar Spa, shipowners, transport, etc., located in Naples.

http://www.pipedir.com/documents/Int_energy_pipeline_directory_2007.pdf


2NJ I'm taking this post over to the pipeline thread and adding what I have found...


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 01, 2009, 10:04:23 PM
 
GEOLAB       
GeoLab svolge attività di rilievi marini e servizi di supporto alle operazioni offshore. Fondata nel 1993 a Napoli, GeoLab nel 2002 è stata incorporata nel gruppo Diamar, gruppo armatoriale ed operatore marittimo di levatura internazionale. La sinergia che ne è derivata ha permesso a GeoLab di accedere ad una flotta di mezzi offshore intergruppo e di affermarsi nel mercato del Marine Survey & Positioning, fornendo servizi di qualità con l’impiego di tecnologie tradizionali e soluzioni innovative.
GeoLab è inoltre diventata nel 2006 membro dell’International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) per le divisioni Marine ed Offshore Surveying. GeoLab fornisce servizi “all-inclusive” di: geofisica marina, geologia e geotecnica, oceanografia applicata, ispezioni sottomarine, supporto alla costruzione offshore e rilievi ambientali, primariamente ai settori oil & gas offshore, collegamenti energia & telecomunicazione sottomarini, protezione dei litorali, ingegneria costiera e archeologia subacquea. GeoLab applica un Sistema di Gestione della Qualità secondo la norma UNI:EN ISO 9001:2000 con certificazione rilasciata dalla DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Italia. GeoLab prevede di conseguire entro giugno 2008 un Sistema Integrato (SGI) secondo le norme ISO 9001, ISO 14000 ed OHSAS 18002 anche per gli aspetti concernenti Sicurezza, Salute ed Ambiente.
(aggiornato al 7 maggio 2008)
GeoLab provides services to the International Marine Market. Established in 1993 in Italy and subsequently incorporated in 2002 into the Diamar Group of Companies, a well-established offshore vessel owner and operator, GeoLab has grown into an internationally renowned Marine Survey Contractor for delivering quality results through proven technology and innovative solutions. GeoLab has joined in 2006 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) for both Offshore Survey and Marine Divisions. GeoLab provides turn-key services world-wide, including marine geophysics, geology and geotechnics, applied oceanography, underwater inspections, construction support and environmental surveying primarily to the offshore oil & gas, submarine cabling, port & coastal, marine defence and underwater archeology industries. GeoLab implements a Quality Management System within the scope of UNI:EN ISO 9001:2000 with certification granted by DNV.
GeoLab will certify (June 2008) their Integrated Quality, Heath, Safety & Environmental Management System (IMS) compliant to ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18002 by DNV.
(last updated May 7th, 2008)       



Via Monteruscello, 75
80078 Pozzuoli (NA)
Telefono: 081.5249811
Fax: 081.5249850
E-mail: info@geolab.it
Web Site: http://www.geolab.it
      
   

Translation from Italian to English

GeoLAB
GeoLAB carries out surveys and marine support services to offshore operations. Founded in 1993 in Naples, geoLAB in 2002 was incorporated into the group Diama, owner's group and operator of international shipping. The synergy that has arisen has allowed geoLAB access to a fleet of offshore resources intergroup and succeed in the market of the Marine Survey & Positioning, providing quality services using traditional technologies and innovative solutions.
GeoLAB also became in 2006 a member of the Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) for Offshore and Marine divisions Surveying. GeoLAB provides all-inclusive "in: Marine geophysics, geology and geotechnical engineering, applied oceanography, underwater inspection, construction support to offshore and environmental relief, primarily to areas offshore oil & gas, energy & telecommunications links submarines, coastal protection, engineering coastal and underwater archeology. GeoLAB applies a Quality Management System according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 certification issued by DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Italy. GeoLAB expects to achieve by June 2008 an Integrated System (SGI) according to ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18002 for matters concerning Safety, Health and Environment.
(updated 7 May 2008)



GeoLAB provides services to the International Marine Market. Established in 1993 in Italy and subsequently incorporated in 2002 into the Diama Group of Companies, a well-established offshore vessel owner and operator, geoLAB has grown into an internationally renowned Marine Survey Contractor for delivering quality results through proven technology and innovative solutions. GeoLAB has joined in 2006 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) for both Offshore Survey and Marine Divisions. GeoLAB provides turn-key services world-wide, including marine geophysics, geology and geotechnics, applied oceanography, underwater inspections, construction support and environmental surveying primarily to the offshore oil & gas, submarine cabling, port & coastal, marine and defense industries underwater archeology . GeoLAB implements a Quality Management System within the scope of UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 with certification granted by DNV.
GeoLAB will certify (June 2008) their Integrated Quality, Heath, Safety & Environmental Management System (IMS) compliant to ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18002 by DNV.
(last updated May 7th, 2008)




Via Monteruscello, 75
80078 Pozzuoli (NA)
Phone: 081.5249811
Fax: 081.5249850
E-mail: info@geolab.it
Web Site: http://www.geolab.it

http://www.assomineraria.org/aziende/view.php?aziende_pk=2106&search=


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 01, 2009, 10:20:24 PM
Notice in the above article it says Diama Group not Diamar Group...Could just be a typo...

This is all I could find on Diama Group

Diama Group of Companies
Address: 28A Berkley Street, Onikan, Lagos.
Phone: +234 1 2645559; Fax: +234 1 2645556

http://www.nigeriagalleria.com/Manufacturing_and_Production/Conglomerates_d.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 01, 2009, 10:31:22 PM
I have no idea if any of these are related to Geolab Diamar Group of Companies but I thought I would post for others to see....


DIAMAR GROUP LLC
Miami, FL
Tampa, FL
CAVEDA, DAVID M
(MANAGER)
CAVEDA, M
(CONTACT)
GALLINAR, MICHAEL D
(MANAGER)
Associated Companies
 LAW OFFICE OF DAVID CAVEDA PA
WESTSIDE BEACH LLC
KCMD GROUP INC
1000 BRICKELL SUITE 300 LLC
WESTSIDE BEACH LLC
MGTG HOLDINGS INC
MGTG HOLDINGS LLC
AGI HOLDINGS LLC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 01, 2009, 11:33:46 PM

I'm working on the Timeline tonight and just came across this:

07/05/2008

Geolab Positioning Contract (http://www.geolab.it/geolab_eng/geoLay_contatti.html):

“Veripos has been awarded a further three-year contract by Naples-based GeoLab Srl, one of Europe's leading turnkey offshore survey and construction support organisations, for provision of high-precision GNSS positioning services.

The contract extends the relationship between the two companies following an earlier three-year agreement.  Under the new agreement, Veripos will continue to provide GeoLab with a full range of proprietary globalised satellite positioning facilities extending from its Standard GNSS augmentation service to its latest Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) capability which ensures decimetre-level accuracies by minimising or removing all main GPS error sources.”



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 01:33:15 AM
I will try to research this more tomorrow..Its Very Interesting

Oil Exploration Licenses

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Incl. ARUBA)
 
Production Sharing Contract Dated 19 March 1989 Between NOCA & Maraven S.A. For Contract Are II Offshore Aruba  (Supplement 74 /Page 1)
 
Production Sharing Contract Dated 14 March 1989 Between NOCA & Hamilton Oil (Aruba) Corporation for Contract Area I Offshore Aruba (Supplement 72 /Page 1)
 
Occidental Production Sharing Contract Dated 10 March 1989 for Contract Area II (Offshore) (Supplement 71 /Page 1)
 
1988 Model Production Sharing Contract for Offshore Exploration and Exploitation (Supplement 68 /Page 1)
 
The   Petroleum   Ordinance    Offshore  Aruba  1988   (With Explanatory Memorandum) (Supplement 69 /Page 49)
 
Production Sharing Agreement Dated 18 January 1980 Between Saba Bank Resources N.V. and Weeks Natural Resources (Netherlands Antilles N.V., Fina Petroleum St. Maarten N.V., & Fina Petroleum St. Eustatius, N.V. (Supplement 41 /Page 1)
 
Production Sharing Agreement Dated 15 December 1976 Between Saba Bank Resources N.V. and Marathon/Weeks/Santa Fe/Hamilton/ & Amerada (Supplement 26 /Page 13)
 
Act of 13 December 1976 Containing Rules With Respect to The Exploration & Production of Petroleum in or on The Saba Bank (Supplement 25 /Page 66)
 
Weeks Natural Resources (Netherland Antilles) N.V. Offshore Concession for Saba Bank, Dated 13 December 1974  (Supplement 18 /Page 46)

http://www.ciglobal.com/page126.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 01:37:15 AM
Caribbean fact sheet

http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/news/ntl32626.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 01:59:22 AM

More interesting reading...

 
http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:nRiwGjuJ-bgJ:www.fig.net/pub/figpub/pub36/chapters/chapter_5.pdf+oil+exploration+licenses+aruba&cd=42&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 11:42:19 AM
There could be very important info in this PDF file....Go to page 2 see the mention of Coastal Aruba.

 ::MonkeyEek::

http://www.cwa.uk.com/cvs/ms.pdf



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 12:09:33 PM
Chavez Says 'Empire's' Navy Doesn't Intimidate Him

Could it be that Washington is trying to intimidate Venezuela with large-scale naval maneuvers in the Caribbean Sea? According to this article from Venezuela's Cadena Global, President Hugo Chavez said, 'We aren't afraid of the Paper Empire!,' and 'We are preparing ourselves' for America's attempt to 'enslave us.'
Translated By Paula van de Werken

May 7, 2006
Venezuela - Cadena Global - Original Article (Spanish)   

 

Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington,
Now Taking Part in Naval Exercises That Venezuela
Says are Meant to Intimidate It. (above).

------------------------------------------------------------------
During his Sunday "Hello President [Alo Presidente]" program, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez maintained that the purpose of the American military presence in the Caribbean is to "intimidate" his Government, and he warned that the "Bolivarian Revolution isn't afraid of the Empire." Chavez also announced that he would push forward a legal reform to increase taxes paid for the extraction of  oil.

 

Hugo Chavez: Just
Because You're Paranoid,
Doesn't Mean They're Not
Out to Get You ...

-----------------------------"There are 6,000 sailors in the Caribbean and I don't know how many aircraft carriers and submarines. Just because they sail around the Caribbean with fleets they feel like putting there, they aren't going to threaten us, they aren't going to frighten us, we aren't afraid of the Paper Empire!" Chavez declared.

The Venezuelan ruler argued that the presence of the United States Ambassador to Caracas, William Brownfield, "onboard and outfitted by the fleet,"  shows that "those military maneuvers taking place right here under our noses, are meant to threaten us."

Brownfield has rejected claims that his country's military maneuvers in the Caribbean, as part of "Operation Partnership of the Americas," are meant to intimidate Venezuela.

Taking part in the United States maneuvers, beside the aircraft carriers, are over a hundred combat aircraft, a cruiser, a destroyer, a frigate with missiles and 6,500 sailors, according to various sources.

The American maneuvers, which began in April and will continue through May,  are taking place in international waters and also within the waters of Curacao, Aruba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, San Cristobel and Nevis, among other Caribbean nations.

Chavez insistently denounced the presumed intention of Washington "to invade" Venezuela to take over its reserves of over 3.15 billion barrels of oil (according to official figures). The White House denies the allegation.

"If the United States thinks it can come here and enslave us, there will be nothing left for us to do than go to the mountains and to the neighborhoods and resist the aggression. We are preparing ourselves," the Chief of State reiterated during his Sunday program.

Chavez accuses the Government of the United States of "Imperialism" and of "meddling" in Venezuela's internal affairs, while Washington calls the President of Venezuela "authoritarian" and a promoter of "anti-American" sentiment.

NEW TAX ON OIL EXTRACTION

 

Map and Graphic of the Orinoco Belt and Venezuela's Energy Resources.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------During the program, Chavez announced he would push forward a legal reform to increase tax payments for oil extraction.

"We are going to create a new oil tax, called the tax on extraction. Companies are earning a lot of money from the oil that they are taking from Venezuela," Chavez said, in regard to the international oil company partnerships operating in the country.

Despite the announcement by Chavez that oil companies which produce heavy crude in the Orinoco Belt will pay taxes of 50%, rather than the present rate which is closer to 34%, he didn't precisely specify the new tax rate.

British company British Petroleum Plc,  American Exxon-Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhilips, France's Total SA and Norwegian Statoil, operate in the Orinoco Faja Belt.

Executives of the state-run company Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) said a short while ago that Venezuela wants to convert four heavy crude operations into "mixed enterprises."

Chavez said that in 2007 the new tax would generate close to $1 billion in new revenue, without going into further details.

http://www.watchingamerica.com/cadenaglobal000004.shtml


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 01:22:53 PM
EXHIBIT 10.3

CONSULTANCY CONTRACT

BETWEEN

VETRA GROUP A.V.V.

AND

SAHARA PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CORP.


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This ALLIANCE AGREEMENT ("the Agreement") made as of the 9th day of March 2005 between Vetra Group A.V.V. ("VETRA") a Corporation organized under the laws of Aruba, with offices in Caracas Venezuela and Colombia and Sahara Petroleum Exploration Corp., a subsidiary of Global Environmental Energy Corp, (NASDAQ OTC:BB GEECF) (SAHARA) PO Box N-8303 Nassau Bahamas, each hereinafter a "PARTY" and collectively referred to as "PARTIES."

PREAMBLE

A. VETRA is an Aruban company that specialized in consulting in the business of oil and gas exploration and production.

B. SAHARA is an oil and gas exploration and development company.

C. SAHARA is contracting for the services of VETRA to assist SAHARA in specific oil and gas projects.

WHEREAS

a). SAHARA hereby contracts with VETRA to retain the services of VETRA to provide assistance and services to assist SAHARA in the development and commercialization of specific oil and gas exploration and development opportunities.

b). VETRA has agreed to be retained by SAHARA, under VETRA's normal terms and conditions as per appendix A hereto.

c). This Agreement is subject to approval by Board of Directors of VETRA and SAHARA. This Agreement may be modified from time to time in whole or in part by mutual consent in writing by both Parties.

In consideration of the foregoing premises and subject to the terms and provisions set forth below and intending to be legally bound, the Parties agree as follows:

1.0. PROJECT DEFINED.

VETRA shall undertake and assist SAHARA with those projects identified by SAHARA as herewith identified in Appendix B.

2.0. APPENDICES

2.01. The Parties have as of the date of this Agreement executed the appendices.

2.02. The appendices will provide generally terms as set out below.

2.03. SAHARA shall provide all relevant information required by VETRA so that VETRA can successfully meet VETRA 's obligations under the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

2.04. SAHARA will contract with VETRA for expert advice, consultancy services and potential equity participation.

2.05. VETRA will in addition provide to SAHARA will as of the date of this agreement the following persons to the advisory board of SAHARA: Humberto Calderon Berti, Karl Mazeika with alternates, Alfredo Gruber, Iker Anzola.

3.0. Allocation of Costs.

Each Party shall bear its own costs associated with preparation and execution of this Agreement.

4.0. Compliance With Law

Each Party hereby represents and warrants to the other that it and its respective activities in connection with the Agreement are in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and other requirements of all state and Federal governmental authorities and all political subdivisions and agencies thereof, and of any applicable foreign governmental authority and all political subdivisions and agencies thereof. The Parties agree that this agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

5.0 Interference.

5.1 No Party will knowingly interfere with any negotiation, arrangement or prospective business relationships then in process of being developed by any Party. Furthermore, no Party will at any time during the term of this Agreement and for a minimum of six (6) months after termination enter into any agreement or arrangement with any other person or entity which would infringe upon the rights or the interests of any Party as provided for in this Agreement.

6.0. Duration

The Agreement will become effective upon execution by the Parties and shall continue in effect for ten (10) years (Primary Term)..

7.0 Confidentiality

7.1. Each Party shall keep in strict confidence all financial, commercial and technical information belonging to any Party or which was developed by any Party relative to the opportunity (the "Confidential Information"). No Party shall at any time disclose Confidential Information to any third party. VETRA hereby agrees never to directly or indirectly disclose or use or even to "tacitly imply", or assist anyone else in disclosing or using such trade secrets to any person or entity other than as authorized by the parties for a period of five (5) years from the date hereof. VETRA will not without written consent from SAHARA, divulge, disclose or make accessible to any person the confidential business information of SAHARA. A Party receiving any governmental or judicial directive or order requiring it to disclose, release or produce Confidential Information to a third party shall immediately notify all other Parties by the quickest available means of communication of the existence of any such governmental or judicial directive or order pursuant to the notice provisions of this Agreement. Failure of the Party receiving any such governmental or judicial directive or order to notify the other Parties to this Agreement of the existence of same by the quickest immediate means of communication, shall constitute grounds for the declaration of an immediate default under the terms of this Agreement.

7.2. Each Party accepts and agrees that the principal point of contact for SAHARA is SAHARA's President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr. CA McCormack. All contact, discussions or negotiations between VETRA and SAHARA will be with Dr. CA McCormack or with those persons authorized by Dr. CA McCormack in writing. All contact with McCormack in his individual capacity shall be with McCormack or persons designated by McCormack in writing as representatives of McCormack.

8.0. Dispute Resolution

All disputes among the parties which cannot be settled amicably after negotiation by the Parties within a period of ten (10) days (subject to extension by mutual written agreement) shall be settled under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the Chamber of Commerce, Nassau Bahamas, current at the time of dispute, by three (3) arbitrators appointed in accordance with those rules. The place of arbitration shall be Nassau Bahamas, and the language of the proceeding shall be English. The decision of the arbitrators shall be final and enforceable through any court.

9.0. Language

This Agreement, any modifications thereto, all correspondence and other documents relevant to this Agreement or the undertakings related to the Agreement shall be in English.

10.0. Modifications and Additional Appendices.

The Parties agree that appendices may be modified or additional appendices may be added to this Agreement by mutual consent of the Parties in writing.

11.0 Miscellaneous

11.1 Failure of any Party to comply with any requirement, term or condition of this Agreement shall constitute and be deemed sufficient grounds for the termination of the Agreement by another Party.

11.2 No Party shall be liable for any claim or demand from another Party for anything already done or formed or for any other matter or thing whatsoever in connection with this Agreement or any appendix, or for anything done or formed or for any other matter or thing whatsoever in connection with the undertakings called for by this Agreement or the appendices, in the event that this Agreement or any of the appendices are not executed by any Party.

11.3 In the event of default VETRA or SAHARA may take any remedial step afforded by law or in equity or provided by this Agreement with all costs of any such remedy to be met or satisfied in full by the defaulting Party. No remedy is intended to be exclusive of any other remedy and each and every remedy shall be cumulative and in addition to any other remedy given by law or in equity or this Agreement.

11.4 If any Party to this Agreement withdraws from this Agreement without cause, the remaining Parties shall be able to claim against the withdrawing Party the actual damages and penalties those Parties have or may reasonably incur as the result of such withdrawal.

11.5 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, or elsewhere agreed to, neither party shall be liable for any consequential, secondary and/or indirect damages, costs or losses caused by or arising out of the other parties undertakings which do cause damages, costs or loss or threat thereof to the other party.

11.6 No Party shall commit any other Party to any other agreement or undertaking unless done with mutual written consent of all Parties. Nothing in this Agreement or the undertakings connected therewith shall be construed to create or constitute a partnership, agency or similar relationship or create joint and several liability on the part of the Parties.

11.7 The execution and delivery of the Agreement, and any appendices and all other required documents and instruments is and will be conditioned upon each Party obtaining all necessary authorizations and approvals, unless said authorizations and approvals have been represented by that Party to have been obtained or exist at the execution of this Agreement.

12.0. Documentation, Records, Audit.

12.1 When requested by SAHARA, VETRA shall provide copies of all documents concerning VETRA's activities pursuant to this agreement.

13.0 Warranties, Representations and Covenant

The Parties warrant, represent, and covenant as follows:

a. Capabilities: VETRA has the capability, experience, and means required to perform the services contemplated by this Agreement. All services and undertakings will be performed using personnel, equipment, and material qualified and/or suitable for the services and undertakings required or as otherwise requested.

b. Performance of Services and Undertakings: SAHARA acknowledges that the scheduling of VETRA's services and undertakings is critical to VETRA. Accordingly, SAHARA shall insure that available information, maps introductions and data that is necessary to fulfill VETRA's services and undertakings is present and will be continually available at all times to VETRA.

c. Notice of Violations: The Parties shall notify each other (i) if either party is served with notice of significant violation of any law, regulation, permit or license which relates to its services and undertakings hereunder; (ii) proceedings are commenced which could lead to revocation of permits or licenses which relate to such services; (iii) permits, licenses, or other governmental authorizations relating to such services or undertakings are revoked;
(iv) litigation is commenced against either party which could affect such services or undertakings. Upon service of any such notice, commencement of proceedings or revocation, the noticed party shall immediately notify the other party by the quickest available means of communications of the service of any such notice, commencement of proceedings or revocation according to the notice provisions of this Agreement. The failure of either party to undertake the foregoing required notifications shall constitute grounds for the declaration of an immediate default under the terms of this Agreement.

14.0. Force Majeure.

14.1. No Party shall be deemed in default of this Agreement or any action hereunder to the extent that any delay or failure in the performance of its obligations (other than the payment of money) results, without its fault or negligence, from any cause beyond its reasonable control, such as but not limited to acts of nature, acts of civil or military authority, embargoes, epidemics, war, riots, insurrections, fires, explosions, earthquakes, floods, adverse weather conditions, strikes, changes in laws, statutes, regulations or ordinances, and ministerial actions or omissions by regulatory authorities or their representatives, unless such omission or action shall have been caused or contributed to by the responsible party hereunder. If any such force majeure condition occurs and continues for a period of more than fourteen (14) days, then the Party experiencing such condition shall give immediate written notice to all other Parties which may then elect to: (1) terminate the affected service or undertaking or any part thereof, or (2) suspend the affected service or undertaking or any part thereof for the duration of the force majeure condition and resume performance once the force majeure condition ceases. Unless written notice is given within thirty (30) days after being notified of the force majeure conditions, the other Parties shall be deemed to have elected option 2 as outlined in this section 14.1.

15.0. Consequential Damages.

15.1. No Party shall be liable to any other Party for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages (including loss of anticipated profits, business interruption, good will or other economic or commercial loss) arising out of the undertakings called for by this Agreement or any appendices.

16.0. Entire Agreement.

16.1. The terms and conditions set forth herein constitute the entire understanding of the Parties.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned Parties has caused this Alliance Agreement to be executed and delivered by its duly authorized officer on the date first written above.

FOR VETRA

BY: /s/ Humberto Calderson Berti               dated 9th March 2005
    ----------------------------               ---------------------
Mr Humberto Calderon Berti
President Vetra Group AVV,
for and on behalf of VETRA AVV
 


AND

FOR VETRA

BY: /s/  Karl Mazeika                          dated 9th March 2005
    ----------------------------               ---------------------
Mr Karl Mazeika
Vice President Vetra Group AVV,
for and on behalf of VETRA AVV
 


FOR SAHARA

BY: /s/ Dr. CA McCormack                       dated 9th March 2005
    ----------------------------               ---------------------
Dr. CA McCormack
Chairman & President
Sahara Petroleum Exploration Corp
 


For and on behalf of Sahara Petroleum Exploration Corp

BY: /s/ Phillip O'Carroll                      dated 9th March 2005
    ----------------------------               ---------------------
Witness
Mr Philip O'Carroll
 



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Appendix A. VETRA's terms and conditions.

1). VETRA shall bill for its services at 50% of the going industry rate or at an average USD$100 per hour

2). SAHARA and VETRA will agree in advance on a budget for the services to be performed which will serve as a basis for the presentation of all invoices, billings and costs to SAHARA, to include a retainer on a job by job basis.

3). SAHARA and VETRA will negotiate and agree to pay a success fee in stock and in warrants as follows: 1,000,000 shares plus warrants exercisable at any time for 10 years from the date hereto as follows: o 200,000 shares with a strike price of USD$4.00 o 200,000 shares with a strike price of USD$6.00 o 200,000 shares with a strike price of USD$8.00 o 200,000 shares with a strike price of USD$10.00 o 200,000 shares with a strike price of USD$20.00 The success fee is triggered when SAHARA has contracted, directly or indirectly an oil and gas opportunity as defined in appendix B.

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http://sec.edgar-online.com/global-environmental-energy-coporation/8-k-current-report-filing/2005/03/21/Section5.aspx


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 01:32:06 PM
Gas drilling close to Aruba 14 November 2008
ORANJESTAD - Venezuela and Russia have started with mutual drillings for gas in sea. One of the fields where they are gong to drill, Cardón III, lies close to Aruba. The Venezuelan company PdVSA and the Russian Gazprom do the exploitation. Almost 190 Venezuelans, Russians, and Americans work on the project Venezuela and Russia close to Aruba.The idea is that also the American Chevron-Texaco participates actively in the project, which is something that Venezuela has promised a few years ago. Chevron-Texaco is coping with the anti-American attitude of the Chavez-government
http://www.yellowpages-aruba.com/home/news


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 02:02:38 PM
http://www.mmrvzl.com/experienciavzlacuadro.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 02:07:28 PM
Just thought this was very interesting and don't remember if it was posted before


IP Globalcom granted International Telecom License; first private sector telecom carrier in Aruba.
On August 27, 2008 the Court of First Instance of Aruba ordered the Government of Aruba to grant IP Globalcom N.V., formerly Café Internet N.V. an open concession to operate as an international carrier.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 28, 2008 – Oranjestad – The Court of First Instance of Aruba ordered the Government of Aruba to grant IP Globalcom N.V., formerly Café Internet N.V. an open concession to operate as an international carrier.

This decision implies that the incumbent -Setar- is no longer the sole international carrier of Aruba.

IP Globalcom NV, under the service brand Aruba Wireless® plans to use undersea fiber optic cable, the most advanced technology available today, to provide Aruba with international  connectivity at higher speeds, as well as enhanced accessibility and reliability.

“The world has entered an era characterized by a growing hunger for advanced and innovative telecom services; consumers around the world are seeking new ways to stay connected, entertained, empowered, and organized, “ said Satish Daryanani, director of IP Globalcom NV and a veteran businessman in Aruba. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to provide the backbone to a growing range of internationally available services, deploying innovative communication technologies to empower users and connect them to what's important in their lives.”

IP Globalcom NV is committed to Aruba's telecommunications future and is rapidly working to roll out its next generation network to enable easy and uninterrupted connectivity to a range of exciting new services.
# # #

IP Globalcom is a leader in delivering Broadband and other Communication Services to Corporations, Small-Medium Businesses, Residences, and the Mass Market. Operating as an Independent Licensed International Carrier on Aruba, IP Globalcom strives to empower consumers and businesses alike. Together with its Strategic Partnerships with Global Industry Leaders, IP Globalcom offers the most advanced network for converged communications.

# # # + Share This Article   

http://www.prlog.org/10111125-ip-globalcom-granted-international-telecom-license-first-private-sector-telecom-carrier-in-aruba.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 02, 2009, 08:03:17 PM
hotping,

I have been asked to give you a message.
You have been working very hard on this and other individuals are following your posts/information/links etc.

They want you to know you are not alone here, they just are working hard researching and putting pieces together.
Your work is so helpful and they wanted me to relay to you how much they appreciate you. Thank you.



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 02, 2009, 08:03:58 PM
in fact, I didn't even know you were over here - they did and sent me to tell you. You are not alone and everything you are digging up is helping them.



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 08:48:45 PM
Kermit

Please tell Everyone who sent You that They are Welcome and Thank You! I just wish I knew what Exactly I'm looking for.... Google is My Friend.....lol.....I have lots that I will post and I will hope that it is of some help to the other researchers in connecting the dots. If I post somethig that is irrelevant just Scroll On By.  ::MonkeyWink::  ::MonkeyHaHa::

 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 08:52:42 PM
 2007 AAPG Convention and Exhibition April 1-4 2007 Long Beach


http://aapg.confex.com/aapg/2007am/preliminaryprogram/index.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 02, 2009, 08:54:14 PM
hotping,

I have been asked to give you a message.
You have been working very hard on this and other individuals are following your posts/information/links etc.

They want you to know you are not alone here, they just are working hard researching and putting pieces together.
Your work is so helpful and they wanted me to relay to you how much they appreciate you. Thank you.



 ::MonkeyCool::

Keep digging Hotping!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 09:06:12 PM
hotping,

I have been asked to give you a message.
You have been working very hard on this and other individuals are following your posts/information/links etc.

They want you to know you are not alone here, they just are working hard researching and putting pieces together.
Your work is so helpful and they wanted me to relay to you how much they appreciate you. Thank you.



 ::MonkeyCool::

Keep digging Hotping!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel::
Good thing I decided to wait until next week to get My nails done...lol  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Thanks TM!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 09:17:38 PM
This would be a good source of info if We could register with them

http://www.infospectrum.net/home/reportlist_details.asp?id=32506&cns=S


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 09:24:34 PM
PetroFalcon updates Chevron Cardon III exploration block

Published Jan 6, 2009
 Print

Vinccler Oil and Gas, the wholly-owned subsidiary of PetroFalcon Corporation, has terminated the agreement to acquire a 30 percent working interest from Chevron Corporation in the offshore natural gas license for the Cardon III Block in the Gulf of Venezuela. According to the terms of the agreement, Chevron will reimburse all amounts paid by Vinccler plus interest.
Bill Gumma, PetroFalcon's President and CEO, said, "We are opting out of the Chevron exploration well in the Gulf of Venezuela due to the tightening global capital markets and the uncertain oil and natural gas price environment. After Chevron returns our share of past Cardon III expenses with interest, we will have more than US$33 million in cash, no debt and no expected cash calls from Baripetrol or PetroCumarebo for 2009 capital expenditures."
Tags: Chevron Corporation, PetroFalcon Corporation

http://www.scandoil.com/moxie-bm2/news/petrofalcon-updates-chevron-cardon-iii-exploration.shtml


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 09:35:59 PM
http://www.acteon.com/s2/THE-GROUP.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 02, 2009, 10:15:35 PM
I will slowly try to get back digging with you HotPing..I did find a link to the Gulmar Falcon..It is being used as of April..Schaefer's company has it posted on the Legacy website but the link i was at, it was listed under Gulmar Offshore???I think finding out where these ships are will probably give us some information..I will look for that link in on my computer..May take a minute...


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 10:16:05 PM


Permian Asset Management

CONNECTING THE DOTS: UNDERSTANDING U. S. FOREIGN OIL DEPENDENCE
BY ROBERT C. GAYLORD, CEO
STRATIGENT, INC.

Environmentalists, politicians and journalists warn of the dire consequences of US dependence on foreign oil.  The United States is accused of running a foreign policy based entirely on petro-centric interests and of fighting wars solely for the purpose of ensuring the free flow of oil at market prices.  The US is criticized for its dependence on foreign oil, especially Mideast oil and for tolerating tyrants and despots in the quest for cheap affordable oil.  So, what is the truth about the US and its nasty little oil habit?

http://www.permianco.com/research/connecting-the-dots.html

http://www.permianco.com/index.php



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 10:17:13 PM
I will slowly try to get back digging with you HotPing..I did find a link to the Gulmar Falcon..It is being used as of April..Schaefer's company has it posted on the Legacy website but the link i was at, it was listed under Gulmar Offshore???I think finding out where these ships are will probably give us some information..I will look for that link in on my computer..May take a minute...
Thanks KTF!  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 10:19:59 PM
New Partnership Alliance Announced Between Seisma Oil Research, LLC And Permian Asset Management, AVV
08.03.09 16:33 |                                           

Seisma Oil Research, LLC of Boca Raton, FL has retained the services of Permian Asset Management, AVV headquartered in Aruba, Dutch Antilles

http://www.pressport.dk/pressrelease/New-Partnership-Alliance-Announced-Between-Seisma-Oil-Research-LLC-And-Permian-Asset-Management-AVV-6754.aspx


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 10:23:37 PM
Lots of info


https://www.seismaresearch.com/media/index.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 02, 2009, 10:30:34 PM
Here you go HotPing...This one is time consuming.We need to look at the other ships Schaefer has as well!Scroll down to page 195..there is a page counter at the top...

http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/cargo_security/carriers/cf1400.ctt/cf1400.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 10:45:08 PM
Here you go HotPing...This one is time consuming.We need to look at the other ships Schaefer has as well!Scroll down to page 195..there is a page counter at the top...

http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/cargo_security/carriers/cf1400.ctt/cf1400.pdf
Thanks KTF! Will Do!  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 02, 2009, 10:47:20 PM
Here you go HotPing...This one is time consuming.We need to look at the other ships Schaefer has as well!Scroll down to page 195..there is a page counter at the top...

http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/cargo_security/carriers/cf1400.ctt/cf1400.pdf
Thanks KTF! Will Do!  ::MonkeyWink::

 ::MonkeyCool:: I will be searching,as well as jumping from thread to thread so i'll be here for awhile! ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 02, 2009, 11:05:21 PM
Jim Mermis left Superior Offshore for Kaplan Industry...

Has a long history of working with Government and National Oil & Gas Company, PDVSA, in Venezuela.

http://kaplanindustry.com/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 02, 2009, 11:11:10 PM
Hasta 2.300 filtraciones en tuberías sublacustres reparará PDVSA al año

 

 

MARACAIBO
Petroleumworld.com.ve, 09 04 2008

La embarcación tendrá como función la reparación de tendidos y tuberías en Costa Afuera. El proyecto permitirá un ahorro de Bs. F. 9 millones. En el espejo de agua existen más de 44.000 kilómetros de tubos que transportan crudo o gas.

Hasta 2.300 roturas, averías y filtraciones en tuberías petroleras sumergidas en el Lago de Maracaibo reparará al año Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), división Exploración y Producción Occidente, luego de la contratación del buque panameño Gulmar Eagle.

Carlos Salas, gerente de Servicios Industriales de Pdvsa Occidente, informó ayer que la llegada de la embarcación a las costas marabinas forma parte del Proyecto de Ampliación de la Capacidad de Tendido y Reparación de Líneas Sublacustres en el Lago de Maracaibo.

“El barco Gulmar Eagle comenzará el proyecto con la misión de diagnosticar todos los tendidos y tuberías averiadas de la industria petrolera, sumergidas en el Lago, para luego repararlas de manera eficiente”, explicó Salas.

Destacó que en convenio se realiza entre Pdvsa y la empresa Kaplan Industry. “La embarcación partirá para el muelle de la división de Tía Juana y así iniciar sus trabajos de reparación de tubos que van desde las 2 pulgadas hasta las 16 pulgadas”.

Salas puntualizó que en el espejo de agua marabino “existen más de 44.000 kilómetros de tubos que transportan crudo o gas y van desde los pozos petroleras hasta los muelles de Pdvsa, además de 26.000 líneas de tendido. Lo más importante de todo esto es que se trabajará en función al saneamiento del Lago de Maracaibo y su ecosistema”.

Labor

El capitán de la embarcación panameña, Rai Muhan Mathur, ratificó que la principal función del barco Gulmar Eagle será la reparación de tendidos y tuberías en Costa Afuera.

“Nuestra labor consiste en ejecutar labores bajo el agua. La embarcación dispone de un moderno equipo de seguridad y no posee anclas que puedan dañar las tuberías enterradas en el lecho marino. También tiene un sistema de turbinas que permite al barco mantenerse estable en el Lago de Maracaibo, lo que facilita las labores de reparación que realizan los buzos”, puntualizó.

Muhan Mathur añadió, a su vez, que el navío cuenta con más de 30 buzos especializados en labores de reparación de tubos sublacustres. “El personal es altamente capacitado y ha realizado su trabajo en muchas partes del mundo. Esperamos culminar con éxito en Maracaibo”.

Salas indicó que uno de los aspectos más importantes del contrato es la transferencia de tecnología a personal venezolano.

Aseguró que desde el momento que comiencen las operaciones, el personal de Pdvsa “estará con los ingenieros y buzos del Gulmar Eagle, de manera, que se pueda transferir el conocimiento. La meta es que en un año, la industria sustituya al personal extranjero por el venezolano y que este se encuentre debidamente capacitado para manejar al 100% los equipos y técnicas empleadas para la reparación de tuberías en el fondo del Lago”.

El gerente de Servicios Industriales de Pdvsa aseguró que la compañía petrolera ya elaboró el proyecto de construcción de dos embarcaciones venezolanas con posicionamiento dinámico que se encargarán de la reparación y colocación de tendidos.

Ahorro

El funcionario de Pdvsa recordó que los equipos y técnicas actuales para la reparación de los tendidos, el personal de Pdvsa y otras contratistas “se tardaban, dependiendo del problema a solucionar, hasta varios días para culminar sus labores en el fondo del Lago. La tecnología del Gulmar Eagle y su buzos especializados pueden realizar la misma labor en menos de 24 horas. La idea es esa, minimizar el tiempo de labor y que el resultado sea 100% exitoso”.

Señaló que con la contratación de las embarcaciones Adams Arrow, Gulmar Eagle y otra que se encargará de la colocación de tendidos en el mar, Pdvsa ahorrará al Estado venezolano “una incalculable cantidad de recursos económicos”.

“Estaríamos hablando de un ahorro de más de 9 millones de Bs.F por día cuando todas las tuberías del Lago estén en óptimo estado de funcionamiento. La meta es reparar en tiempo récord el total de las instalaciones averiadas y eso redundará en mejoramiento la producción petrolera del Occidente del país”, dijo.



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 11:22:41 PM

Jen's post to Me.....

Good Morning Monkeys

Hotping - You asked what to research........................I hope this is helpful.

Schaefer
Legacy Offshore
Underwater Expeditions

Silvetti
GeoLab Technical Services Ltd. (UK)
Alternative Positioning Solutions LLC -APS
Silvetti Marine Services LLC
Marine Surveys LLC
five GeoLab Companies;
GeoLab Technical Services Ltd. (UK), GeoLab srl. (Italy), GeoLab bv (Netherlands), GeoLab LLC (USA) and GeoLab Technical Services Nigeria Ltd. (Nigeria).


DO THEY HAVE A CONNECT TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?

Permian Asset Management
Permian Energy
GBK CAPITAL N.V which is GOMEZ, LINCOLN DELWIN
GPJ HOLDINGS, INC which is Justin Solomon
Seisma Oil Research, LLC
Partner Bret Boteler, of Enermax, Inc Based In Hurst, TX,
about their exclusive drilling partner Evans Energy (E2)
4G Companies
Neofirma
Director of GeoTech Oil
Geotech, LLC
Geotech operates as Geotech Oil & Gas Company, LLC or any other companies Justin Solomon might be involved in
-----------------

Note - Permian Energy.........have to be careful on Permian energy.
The one we are looking for they say all the employees are part of the company which I assume to be Permian Asset Management... there is a Permian Energy based out of Texas that I followed for two days but I do not believe is the right one.




Jen are You sure this is not the right Permian Energy

Federal Security Protection Services and Permian Energy International Announce That They Have...
Publication: Business Wire
Date: Tuesday, May 3 2005

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DENVER -- Federal Security Protection Services, Inc. (OTCBB:FSPS) and its subsidiary Permian Energy International (PEI) announce the agreement with Bald Eagle Operating, Andrews, Texas, Redhorn Oil & Gas, Midland, Texas, Zachry Oil & Gas, Midland, Texas, and Kinney Energy, Andrews, Texas















for the use of the patented Thermal Pulse Unit technology on candidate oil and gas wells. Total number of candidate wells to be treated in the existing client list includes 250 wells in the Yates, San Andres, Sprayberry, and Abo formations. Through its active day to day operations, PEI has secured exclusive territorial rights to using the Thermal Pulse Unit in Andrews, Gaines, and Harris Counties, Texas. Andrews and Gaines Counties are some of the top producing in the state of Texas. PEI has worked scheduled in Lea, Roosevelt, and Chavez Counties in New Mexico as well as Ector, Midland, Scurry, and Howard Counties in Texas. The Thermal Pulse Technology continues to be a reliable and cost effective tool for paraffin and salt control in both shallow and deep formations that produce oil and gas.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, statements as to our future operating results; our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies; the impact of investments that we expect to make; the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest; the ability of our portfolio companies to achieve their objectives; our expected financings and investments; the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; and the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies.




http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/financial/5115191-1.html



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 02, 2009, 11:41:38 PM
GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, LLC
 Lafayette, LA
Lake charles, LA 
 BALLS, PERRY
(MANAGER)
CASEY, GERALD J
(AGENT)
SILVETTI, JOHN D
(INCORPORATOR)
SILVETTI, JOHN DAVID
(MEMBER)

Associated Buisnesses
SAFETY-BRAKE SALES INC
SOUTHWEST CONSULTANTS, INC
CDL SAFETY SERVICE, INC
BLOMSNESS, ARMSTRONG & THEBAULT, INC
NUTRITION SUPPORT CENTER, INC
HUNT-PAINTER, A LOUISIANA ORDINARY PARTNERSHIP IN COMMENDAM
DR DAVID J WOODARD, MD, LLC
ADH ENTERPRISES, INC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 02, 2009, 11:57:14 PM

Hey guys!  I'm stilling wrapping up the changes to the timeline, but came across this post from Jen in the discussion threads...thought it would be better to archive it here than leave it kind of buried there...




Quote
jen3560
Re: Natalee Case Discussion #815 4/8/09 -
« Reply #78 on: April 09, 2009, 09:46:02 AM » 
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4827.msg760020#msg760020
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OK bear with me guys - this may get a bit convoluted.

Was the reason for the Persistence being in Aruba already fulfilled?

In 1978 the Netherlands signed an Treaty with Venezuela, giving it the rights to the Exclusive Econimic Zone (EEZ) for the continental shelf it sits on.

EEZ:

Under the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the exclusive economic zone or EEZ is covered by Articles 56, 58 and 59. The EEZ is defined as that portion of the seas and oceans extending up to 200 nautical miles in which coastal States have the right to explore and exploit natural resources as well as to exercise jurisdiction over marine science research and environmental protection.
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Exclusive_economic_zone_(EEZ)


The Treaty for Maritime Jurisdiction to Venezuela:

December 1978 Maritime Boundaries:  Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Saba/Aves Island:  Maritime boundaries agreement with Venezuela EIF
 
Article 1

1.  The maritime delimitations lines set out in this Treaty constitute the boundaries between the Contracting Parties in respect to their territorial waters, continental shelves, exclusive economic zones and all other maritime or submarine areas that have been or may be established by the Parties in accordance with international law.

 
The maritime boundary lines between Venezuela and the Netherlands Antilles are as follows:

1. SECTOR A.  Between the west of Aruba and Venezuelan territory
1.1.  From point No. 3, latitude 12° 21' 00" N and longitude 70° 25' 00" W, the meridian 70° 25' 00" W to point No.2, latitude 12° 49' 00" N and longitude 70° 25' 00" W.
1.2.  From said point No. 2, an arc of maximum circumference to point No. 1, latitude 15° 24' 48" N and longitude 69° 34' 38" W, or that point on said maximum circumference that represents the boundary with third nations.

2.  SECTOR B.  Between the Leeward Islands of the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) and the north coast of Venezuela.
2.1.  From Point No.3, latitude 12° 21' 00" N and longitude 70° 25' 00" W, parallel 12° 21' 00" N to point No. 4, latitude 21° 21' 00" N and longitude 70° 09' 51" W.
2.2.  From said point No.4, an arc of maximum circumference to point No. 5, latitude 12° 21' 54" N and longitude 70° 08' 25" W.
2.3.  From said point No. 5, an arc or maximum circumference to point No. 6, latitude 12° 15' 46" N and longitude 69° 44' 21" W.
2.4.  From said point No. 6, an arc of maximum circumference to point No. 7, latitude 11° 52' 45" N and longitude 69° 04' 45" W.
2.5.  From said point No. 7, an arc of maximum circumference to point No. 8, latitude 11° 45' 30" N and longitude 68° 57' 15" W.
2.6.  From said point No. 8, an arc of maximum circumference to point No.9, latitude 11° 44' 30" N and longitude 68° 49' 45" W.
2.7.  From said point No. 9, an arc of maximum circumference to point No.10, latitude 11° 40' 00" N and longitude 68° 36' 00" W.
2.8.  From said point No. 10, parallel 11° 40' 00" N to point No. 11, latitude 11° 40' 00" N and longitude 67° 59' 23" W.

biotech.law.lsu.edu/blaw/... /corres/ 20051m_040201/netherlandsfinal.doc

Here are the only maritime claims Aruba has (and Curacao and Bonaire):

Aruba territorial sea: 12 nm
Bonaire - None
Curacao - None

And here are Venezuela's maritime claims:

Venezuela - territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 15 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation

http://www.bartleby.com/151/fields/11.html
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So.  Venezuela controls ALL the maritime activities - and has all the rights to - surrounding not only Aruba, but also Bonaire and Curacao.

Kyle wrote on June 13 2008:

He's (John Silvetti) seriously making plans to open an Aruba office so he can conduct business easier in S. America and that would allow him to do that.

LEAK said:  Jug knew the Persistence's main purpose was oil related.

==================

Here's where it could get convoluted, but ponder this obvious, right in front of our face theory:

Remember the last minute boat change to the Persistence?

What if................Silvetti was awarded a survey/mapping contract by ??? for Venezuela, to map that area for planned future drilling?

Change of plans - no more Apache, Persistence will go, because they are being paid to go anyway.

Family is made aware of the change, and the reasons behind it.  (LEAK said that Jug knew the Persistence's main purpose was oil related.)

Fast forward to arrival in Aruba.............. Tim Miller shows up with Dateline - known or unknown to Silvetti beforehand, it would put a black mark on him and Schaefer in the public eye to have Dateline filming their mapping/surveying of that area - considering they had all pleaded for donations to Search for Natalee.

First steps - before Miller/Dateline are aboard - topography mapping.

Second step - side scan sonar, solely for the benefit of TES and Dateline.

WHOA!!!  They found something! Dammit!  It's what they were looking for!!!

Miller/Dateline are removed by Silvetti because "Tim wasn't necessary any more, and was a liabiliy".

It was only Kyle's assumption that Tim was a liability because he was calling the family about the cage.

How about...................

Liability - Don't need a black mark in the public eye for when we move out to deeper waters to continue mapping/surveying the area now that we've already found Natalee.  Can't possibly have TES and Dateline still on board filming that!

Not necessary any more - They had already found what Tim was there to find, therefore he was no longer necessary on the boat.

Continue "searching" out in deep waters ........................big to do about extending their initial timeframe of being there, meanwhile they are finishing their mapping/surveying.

Kyle's blog

Thurs 11-Jan 0030 hrs
The bathymetric survey of the new grid is completed. The search area now totals approximately 57 sq miles, compared to the original 22 sq miles.

go to link to see pics of area

Fri 25-Jan 0950 hrs
The Persistence leaves the dock this morning at 0730 hrs. Working during mainly daylight hours has been a welcome change for the crew and good for moral. The seas and winds have not been as severe lately. The last two days saw excellent progress

go to link to see pics of area

3D Perspective view of bathymetry showing water depth in feet. Black contour interval is 100ft

http://nholloway.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=9


Fast forward to Jan 13 2009

Venezuela worries Aruba

Anton Foek THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
ORANJESTAD, Aruba

On a clear day, one can easily see Venezuela from the southern part of this tiny Dutch Caribbean island - and its flaming towers drilling for oil and gas.

Russia and Venezuela recently began a joint drilling project in the waters bordering Aruba. The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez claims 28 fields holding an estimated 27 trillion cubic meters of natural gas.

A Russian consortium that includes the state-owned Gazprom is exploring five fields. One of them - Cardon 3 - is less than 14 miles away from Aruba.
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Maneuvering from April 2007/Jan 2008

BNamericas     
Friday, April 27, 2007 


US oil major Chevron has finished shooting 530 sq km of 3D seismic data on the Cardon 3 offshore block in western Venezuela.
Chevron is working with Canadian oil and gas independent PetroFalcon (TSX: PFC) and soon will start a drilling program on Cardon 3, Chevron E&P Latin America head Ali Moshiri told BNamericas.

"Now we are going through the interpretation phase to see if we can find a good prospect and after that we go ahead and begin development," he said.
 
Operators will drill one well as part of the development phase this year, Moshiri said.
Chevron holds a 70% interest in Cardon 3 and PetroFalcon the balance.

Chevron won Cardon 3 in 2005 as part of the Rafael Urdaneta project with a US$5.6mn bid.
http://images.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=44439


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 02, 2009, 11:58:37 PM
I have been asked to pass along to KFT, 2Jsonsmom, texasmom and the other people who are good researchers
thank you and would you all please help too. They are using everything you find and disseminating the information with what they have.

I have been told by them to thank you all and they are ecstatic for your help.




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:00:03 AM
Hi Lifesong


Looks like a good place for Jen's post to Me..... ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:04:55 AM
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC
Broussard, LA
Houston, TX
Kemah, TX
New orleans, LA   
EHRET, LESLIE W
(AGENT)
KOCH, JOSH
(OFFICER)
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(OFFICER)
ZAMORA, CHARLES
(OFFICER)

Associated Businesses

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC
BUCK MASTERS HUNTING CLUB OF LAFAYETTE, INC
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:05:56 AM
I have been asked to pass along to KFT, 2Jsonsmom, texasmom and the other people who are good researchers
thank you and would you all please help too. They are using everything you find and disseminating the information with what they have.

I have been told by them to thank you all and they are ecstatic for your help.



Teamwork for Natalee!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:09:06 AM
  UNDERWATER EXPEDITIONS LLC
 Dallas, TX
Kemah, TX   
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(MANAGER)

Associated Businesses

SUPERIOR OFFSHORE SERVICES, INC
SUPERIOR DIVING COMPANY, INC
SUPERIOR MARINE SERVICES, LLC
EAGLE SYNDICATION, INC
SCHAEFER MARINE HOLDINGS LLC
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC
ALL CLEAN PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES LLC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:14:08 AM
  ALTERNATIVE POSITIONING SOLUTIONS, LLC
 Lafayette, LA   
BROUSSARD, ROBERT L
(AGENT)
SILVETTI, JOHN
(INCORPORATOR)
SILVETTI, JOHN
(MEMBER)

Associated Businesses



SOUTH LOUISIANA CHAPTER OF AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
LAFAYETTE PARENT'S EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION
MCKAY EQUIPMENT, LLC
JAIN & HASHEFI, A PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CORPORATION
FUFENYAK HOLDING CO, LLC
SILVETTI MARINE SERVICES, LLC
MARINE SURVEYS, LLC
AIM FOR A CURE, INC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:22:06 AM
 I'm not sure if this is the right one but I thought I'd post it for all to see...




1.  PERMIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC
 Midland, TX   
LINEBARGER, DAN R
(DIRECTOR)

Associated Businesses
PERMIAN DEVELOPMENT INC
PERMIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC
DANIEL ENERGY INC
W D W OPERATORS INC
DANIEL ENERGY INC
 
 PERMIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC
Midland, TX
 LINEBARGER, DAN R
(DIRECTOR)

Associated Businesses

PERMIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC
PERMIAN DEVELOPMENT INC
DANIEL ENERGY INC
W D W OPERATORS INC
DANIEL ENERGY INC

   
PERMIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC
 Midland, TX 
 BRADSHAW, LINDA
(SECRETARY)
BRADSHAW, LINDA
(DIRECTOR)
BRADSHAW, LINDA
(TREASURER)
BRADSHAW, LINDA
(VICE PRESIDENT)
LINEBARGER, DAN
(DIRECTOR)
LINEBARGER, DAN
(PRESIDENT)
LINEBARGER, DAN R
(REGISTERED AGENT)
LINEBARGER, DAN R
(DIRECTOR)

Associated Businesses



DANIEL ENERGY, INC
WDW OPERATORS, INC
PERMIAN DEVELOPMENT, INC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:37:17 AM
.  SEISMA OIL RESEARCH LLC
Boca raton, FL   
SOLOMON, JUSTIN
(MANAGER)


Associated Businesses

RONLEW SPECIALTY SERVICES INC
ABBEY FARM LLC
SEISMA WEST JANICE # 1 JOINT VENTURE
SEISMAN BIGGER BADDER WOLF JOINT VENTURE


   
SEISMA OIL RESEARCH LLC
 Boca raton, FL
 SOLOMON, JUSTIN
(CONTACT)

Associated Businesses


TECHPRO SECURITY PRODUCTS INC
GLOBAL NUTRITION LLC
PAIN CLINIC OF BOCA RATON LLC
A PAIN CLINIC OF BOCA RATON
LHTD ENTERPRISES LLC
ALLIED MORTGAGE GROUP NE INC
WESTMINSTER HOLDINGS LLC
DEBT SOLUTIONS INC
OBH807 LLC
DSI FINANCIAL INC
D S I DIRECT INC
MYSTIQUE MARKETING GROUP INC
NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO
BR PHARMACY LLC
HAIMES CENTRE CLINIC
HAOS ACUPUNCTURE & NATURAL


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:57:52 AM
GPJ HOLDINGS INC
 Deerfield beach, FL   
SOLOMON, JUSTIN
(REGISTERED AGENT)
SOLOMON, JUSTIN
(PRESIDENT)

Associated Businesses




DEDUCTNOW
MR GEBHARDTS CLEANING SERVICE, INC
GOLD COAST PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS, INC
 JSEDC HOLDINGS LLC
AEM TRANSFERS,LLC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 01:00:42 AM
  ENERMAX INC
 Bedford, TX
Hurst, TX   
BOTELER, BRET
(PRESIDENT)
BOTELER, BRET
(SECRETARY)
BOTELER, BRET
(DIRECTOR)

Associated Businesses

WEST JANICE #1 JOINT VENTURE
NORMAN ADERHOLT MINISTRIES INC
BIGGER BADDER WOLF JOINT VENTURE
DUCO 3-D SEISMIC 2007 JOINT VENTURE
HITCHCOCK #1 JOINT VENTURE
KINNARD #1 RE 2007 JOINT VENTURE
KINNARD #1 RE JOINT VENTURE
B AND J GP INC
WILLIAM C MARTIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH INC
ST TIMOTHY CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH INC
M I F SERVICES INC
PENCE #1H JOINT VENTURE
MOSSVILLE # 1 2006 JOINT VENTURE
WHARTON B 2006 JOINT VENTURE
MOSSVILLE #1 2006 JOINT VENTURE
WHARTON B 2006 JOINT VENTURE
DASON 1 JOINT VENTURE
TRIPTE H-RE JOINT VENTURE
DOUBLE DEUCE JOINT VENTURE


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 03, 2009, 05:44:14 AM
http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:Ve0amtSIYH8J:www.prweb.com/ebooknews/investment_digest.pdf+%22Justin+Solomon%22%2B%22CBS%22+Eye+on+America&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


Seisma Oil Research and Their Industry Partners To Be Featured In The Dallas
- Fort Worth Area On KLDT-TV's The Economic Report
 
As previously announced Seisma Oil Research, LLC and their industry partners EnerMax, Inc, Evans Energy (E2) and 4 G Companies will be featured on KLDT-TV.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 24, 2009 -- As previously announced Seisma Oil Research, LLC and their industry partners EnerMax, Inc , Evans Energy (E2) and 4 G Companies will be featured on KLDT-TV.  Seisma Oil Research, and their industry partners, will be highlighted on the news segment "The Economic Report" having a discussion regarding the current success and position of Seisma Oil Research within the American Oil Industry.
Airing in late April and early May 2009, they encourage interested parties to view the segment live on KLDT-TV. Airing times are: Friday the 24th of April at 4:00 PM, on Sunday the 26th of April at 5:30 PM, and in May on Sunday the 10th at 5:30 PM and a final showing on the 24th at 5:30 PM.  Below is a link to the first cut of the of the segment being featured on "The Economic Report" hosted by CBS Presenter Greg Gumble, and broadcast by KLDT-TV. Filming was on location at the completed well project West
Janice#1 which hit oil in August of 2008. The segment features discussions from Seisma Oil Research President, Justin Solomon and Senior Board Adviser, Ret. Col. Robert Gaylord - International Expert on Global Security.  Seisma Oil Research secured a copy of the first cut from the producers which they invite you to view at your own convenience if do not have access to KLDT-TV. 

The video link announcement appears on the Seisma Oil Research homepage, as well as below.

If you wish to download the video from the SOR secure server simply right click this link:

http://www.seismaresearch.com/media/SeismaOilResearch01.mpg and save target as, then you may view the video at your leisure.

If any questions arise during the viewing of this video please feel free to contact Seisma Oil Research at the address below, or use their Secure Web-based Form For Inquires and Contact link below.

Seisma Oil Research, LLC
www.seismaresearch.com
7300 Federal Highway
Suite 202
Boca Raton, FL 33432
USA Phone: 561.962.4288
Fax: 561.892.8594


http://www.youtube.com/v/0ieErtmo0us&hl=en&fs=1


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 03, 2009, 06:34:35 AM
4G Group, LLC
18111 Preston Road, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75252
469-364-8200
www.4gcompanies.com



http://www.4gcompanies.com/compinfo.php

(If additional link is not provided for any of the following news release clips, more information may be available at the link above)

WELCOME TO 4G NEWS & ARTICLES

Press Releases


April 27, 2009 - Dallas-Based 4G Enlisted to Address Liberia's Energy Crisis - Dallas-Based 4G Enlisted to Address Liberia's Energy Crisis DALLAS, April 20 - 4G Group, Chris Griffin and Brian Guinn, CEO and President of 4G Companies, met with Africa's "Iron Lady,"...

Link:  http://www.4gcompanies.com/viewitem.php?id=34#


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July 2, 2008 - 4G Strives for Elegant Solutions - 4G Strives for Elegant Solutions In All Aspects of Their Business Pictured above: 4G's CEO, Chris Griffin, highlighting a couple of the many feedstocks from which biofuels can be created. ...

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May 20, 2008 - EnerMax Celebrates Million Barrel Milestone - Full story: http://www.prweb.com/releases/investing/oilprojects/prweb951404.htm EnerMax Celebrates Million Barrel Milestone

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March 17, 2008 - Seisma Oil Research, LLC Retains 4G Companies as Their Exclusive Partner Pertaining to All Oil and Gas Ventures - Click here to read about Seisma Oil Research.

http://www.seismaresearch.com/media/4gs-partnership.html

December 21, 2007 Seisma Oil Research, LLC Retains 4G Companies as Their Exclusive Partner Pertaining to All Oil and Gas Ventures BOCA RATON, Fla....

http://www.4gcompanies.com/viewitem.php?id=27

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February 26, 2008 - Enermax Featured in U.S. Business Review - Click here to read February 2008 U.S. Business Review featuring Enermax Inc.

http://www.4gcompanies.com/media/usbizreview.pdf

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October 11, 2008 - 4G Companies CEO, Chris Griffin, has been selected as a judge in the 2008 Innovation Challenge. - 4G Companies CEO, Chris Griffin, has been selected as a judge in this year's Innovation Challenge, which is being produced by Idea Crossing and hosted by the University of Virginia Darden School of...

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May 3, 2008 - Security Research Company of New York changes its name to 4G Financial, Inc. - -For Immediate Release Security Research Company of New York changes its name to 4G Financial, Inc. May 2, 2008 - Dallas, TX - 4G Group, LLC is proud to announce that Security Research Company of...

http://www.4gcompanies.com/viewitem.php?id=29#

Security Research Company of New York changes its name to 4G Financial, Inc.
May 3, 2008

-For Immediate Release

Security Research Company of New York changes its name to 4G Financial, Inc.

May 2, 2008 - Dallas, TX - 4G Group, LLC is proud to announce that Security Research Company of New York, a 24 year old broker/dealer has changed its name to 4G Financial, Inc. 4G Group, LLC completed its acquisition of Security Research Company in July 2007, and now has personalized the name to more appropriately fit into the family of 4G Companies. By making this final change, the Securities Brokerage Division of 4G will be more easily recognizable to 4G's customers and clients.

For more information about 4G Companies, please contact 4G Group, LLC directly at 469-364-8200 or through its website at www.4gcompanies.com.


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March 15, 2008 - 4G retained as lead advisor for $225 million Cellulosic Ethanol Project - -For Immediate Release 4G Companies retained as M&A advisor to Launch Exciting New Cellulosic Ethanol Project in Oklahoma. January 17, 2008 - Dallas, TX - 4G Companies is proud to announce that...

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July 19, 2007 - 4G Group, LLC announces acquisition of Security Research Company - -For Immediate Release 4G Group, LLC acquires 23 year-old broker-dealer firm and gains NASD approval as a member firm. July 19, 2007 - Dallas, TX - 4G Group, LLC is proud to announce the...

http://www.4gcompanies.com/viewitem.php?id=4

4G Group, LLC announces acquisition of Security Research Company
July 19, 2007

-For Immediate Release

4G Group, LLC acquires 23 year-old broker-dealer firm and gains NASD approval as a member firm.

July 19, 2007 - Dallas, TX - 4G Group, LLC is proud to announce the acquisition of Security Research Corporation, a New York-based NASD Member broker-dealer firm that was formed in 1984. Along with this acquisition, 4G Group, LLC has gained the continuing membership approval from the NASD to be a member firm. 4G Group, LLC is enthusiastic about the ability to now offer private placements and alternative investment vehicles to its group of high-net worth clients and angel investors.

For more information about 4G Companies, please contact 4G Group, LLC directly at 469-364-8200 or through its website at www.4gcompanies.com.


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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:06:06 PM
Great Work TM!  ::MonkeyDance::  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 12:16:12 PM

Gazprom

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.gazprom.ru/documents/presentation_29.06.2007_Ananenkov-eng.pdf&ei=7bH9SezBL4zWMKvP1a0E&sa=X&oi=spellmeleon_result&resnum=1&ct=result&usg=AFQjCNHS1jEDipwgy7WcxFZy1dPd5KVTvw
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 12:57:21 PM
I have been asked to pass along to KFT, 2Jsonsmom, texasmom and the other people who are good researchers
thank you and would you all please help too. They are using everything you find and disseminating the information with what they have.

I have been told by them to thank you all and they are ecstatic for your help.




You tell them Thank You as well Kermit!As HotPing said..TeamWork!Hopefully we can all play a small part in bringing Justice for Natalee,as well as attempting to get as much closure for Beth and Dave as is entirely possible! ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 03, 2009, 01:07:50 PM
In my search the past couple of hours I found the following, which I am sharing just because.....well you will get the picture.    ::MonkeyWink::

(snipped)

As recently as March 2009 Justin was featured on "Eye On America" hosted by CBS Presenter Greg Gumble, and broadcast by CNN Headline News. Filming was on location at the completed well project, West Janice#1, which hit oil in August of 2008. The segment features discussions with Justin.

http://www.seismaresearch.com/about/management.html

Greg Gumbel Fumbles on Infomercials
·Source: StinkyJournalism.org, March 30, 2009

Two years ago, CBS Sports anchor Greg Gumbel "signed a 5-year contract with Paul Doug Scott's EncoreTV to appear as host for, what turned out to be, a Florida infomercial company," reports Rhonda Roland Shearer. Gumbel's agent told her, "It wasn't supposed to be an infomercial. One is hesitant to say he was duped, but yeah, I was duped." Some of the infomercials are titled "Eye on America," a CBS News brand, apparently without authorization from the network. The infomercials use "an identical newsroom set and ... identical animation graphics" to the cable news shows they follow, and have aired on CNN Headline News, without the required disclosure that they are advertisements. Turner Broadcasting, which owns CNN, admitted that it only vets "national ads sold by Turner sales people," and the Gumbel infomercials were sold and placed by a local provider, Time Warner Cable. Even some of the companies behind the infomercials thought they were being profiled on a real national news segment -- albeit one that requires guests to pay a $20,000 to $30,000 "scheduling fee." One company boasted that its executive had been "interviewed on CNN / Headline News' 'Eye on America.'" The infomercials have flacked "a mind-numbing and illogical diversity of products," Shearer writes, including timeshare sales, barley products, Internet security software

http://www.prwatch.org/node/8313

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 01:22:44 PM
In my search the past couple of hours I found the following, which I am sharing just because.....well you will get the picture.    ::MonkeyWink::

(snipped)

As recently as March 2009 Justin was featured on "Eye On America" hosted by CBS Presenter Greg Gumble, and broadcast by CNN Headline News. Filming was on location at the completed well project, West Janice#1, which hit oil in August of 2008. The segment features discussions with Justin.

http://www.seismaresearch.com/about/management.html

Greg Gumbel Fumbles on Infomercials
·Source: StinkyJournalism.org, March 30, 2009

Two years ago, CBS Sports anchor Greg Gumbel "signed a 5-year contract with Paul Doug Scott's EncoreTV to appear as host for, what turned out to be, a Florida infomercial company," reports Rhonda Roland Shearer. Gumbel's agent told her, "It wasn't supposed to be an infomercial. One is hesitant to say he was duped, but yeah, I was duped." Some of the infomercials are titled "Eye on America," a CBS News brand, apparently without authorization from the network. The infomercials use "an identical newsroom set and ... identical animation graphics" to the cable news shows they follow, and have aired on CNN Headline News, without the required disclosure that they are advertisements. Turner Broadcasting, which owns CNN, admitted that it only vets "national ads sold by Turner sales people," and the Gumbel infomercials were sold and placed by a local provider, Time Warner Cable. Even some of the companies behind the infomercials thought they were being profiled on a real national news segment -- albeit one that requires guests to pay a $20,000 to $30,000 "scheduling fee." One company boasted that its executive had been "interviewed on CNN / Headline News' 'Eye on America.'" The infomercials have flacked "a mind-numbing and illogical diversity of products," Shearer writes, including timeshare sales, barley products, Internet security software

http://www.prwatch.org/node/8313

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

Now that is FUNNY.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 01:24:09 PM
Go TM,Go TM,Go TM... ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 02:26:39 PM
The head of our engineering team is Ing. Hendrick J. Croes who has an extensive and successful career behind him.

Ing. Croes worked at Bouw- en Woning toezicht for 6 years - this is the department that processes construction permits at D.O.W. (Public Works). In this post, one of Ing. Croes' responsibilities was the revision of calculations and structural drawings of different projects submitted by persons or entities applying for a building permit.

Subsequently, Ing. Croes worked with Sun Development Company - a major developer - for four years. In this post, Ing. Croes handled various projects abroad and locally, among which the Tierra Del Sol golf course and residential development project where Ing. Croes was the project manager. In 1999 he decided to leave Tierra Del Sol and Sun Development Company and start his own engineering company: HJC Engineering N.V.

HJC Engineering N.V. has extensive experience in the field of engineering and has budgeted, created structural engineering plans, and controlled a large amount and variety of structures in Aruba and overseas, among others: residential projects, supermarkets, shopping centers, office buildings, schools, clinics, a part of the Aruba Hospital, different hotels, industrial facilities, sport complexes, and parts of oil refinery structures. Furthermore Ing. Croes has proved to be an innovative engineer, introducing non-traditional systems of construction on the island of Aruba.

HJC Engineering N.V. works with a number of architectural companies and contractors of good reputation on Aruba for projects of varying scope - from home construction to complex commercial and industrial structures.

http://www.hjcaruba.com/aboutus/index.html



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 03:00:20 PM
By Kevin Baxter   March 24 2009




Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has paid US $320 million to acquire a 50% equity stake in the Caribbean portfolio of  Marubeni Corporation.

TAQA’s acquisition was made under a 50/50 joint venture agreement with the Japanese company and the focus will be on long-term investments in the energy sector in the region.

“The closing of the transaction marks an important milestone in TAQA’s global operations. This transaction demonstrates our strategic objective to deliver profitable growth in new and existing markets,”  Peter Barker-Homek, CEO of TAQA, said. 

”We remain committed to seeking out acquisitions that offer stable cash flows and compliment our existing experience and expertise.” 

“The joint venture with Marubeni enhances our existing diversified energy portfolio and will act as a platform to explore multiple opportunities through long-term investment in the region, he added.”

The portfolio includes:

1.    55.4% equity interest in Grand Bahama Power Company in Grand Bahama
2.    80% equity interest in Jamaica Public Service Company in Jamaica, which owns and operates ten generating facilities, including six hydroelectric plants.
3.    39% equity interest in PowerGen which is an independent power producer that supplies 80% of total electricity demand in Trinidad & Tobago
4.    25.5% equity interest in Curacao Utilities Company N.V. which supplies electricity, steam and water to the Island Refinery operated by Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

TAQA's asset base now stands at $24 billion.


 http://www.arabianoilandgas.com/article-5186-taqa_make_us320_caribbean_acquisition/



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 03:41:27 PM
Neofirma Inc. CEO Jim Holder sees companies winning the competitive battle and servicing their clients better by having office operations that are both efficient and effective. “EnerMax has selected and uses NeoFirma’s OperationMaster to give its employees information faster and more accurately, enabling them to make decisions and work together better,” Holder notes.


More at this link
http://www.permianco.com/press-media/enermax-us-business-review.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 04:01:31 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Platina Energy Group, Inc. (OTCBB:PLTG), (Frankfurt:O5Y) announces that Permian Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Platina Energy Group, is forming a joint venture alliance using the Company's rights and licenses for the proprietary Thermal Pulse Unit device. Such an alliance would enable considerable distribution access to this innovative and environmentally friendly oil recovery technology.

Platina owns proprietary representation, licensing, and marketing rights to the German inspired Thermal Pulse Unit (TPU), an enhanced oil and gas recovery technology for improved extraction capability for various field applications.


Platina is an E & P Company that owns oil and gas lease properties in Texas and Tennessee. The Company currently produces oil from one field. It also owns oil and gas leases for proven and unproven reserves for which it is currently obtaining drilling permits. Platina owns rights to a German inspired, proprietary technology that allows for the cost effective recovery of certain types of untapped oil reserves.


http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2007_July_25/ai_n27320812/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 04:13:43 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Platina Energy Group, Inc. (OTCBB:PLTG), (Frankfurt:O5Y) announces that Permian Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Platina Energy Group, is forming a joint venture alliance using the Company's rights and licenses for the proprietary Thermal Pulse Unit device. Such an alliance would enable considerable distribution access to this innovative and environmentally friendly oil recovery technology.

Platina owns proprietary representation, licensing, and marketing rights to the German inspired Thermal Pulse Unit (TPU), an enhanced oil and gas recovery technology for improved extraction capability for various field applications.


Platina is an E & P Company that owns oil and gas lease properties in Texas and Tennessee. The Company currently produces oil from one field. It also owns oil and gas leases for proven and unproven reserves for which it is currently obtaining drilling permits. Platina owns rights to a German inspired, proprietary technology that allows for the cost effective recovery of certain types of untapped oil reserves.


http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2007_July_25/ai_n27320812/
More about Platina

 PLATINA ENERGY GROUP INC
 Cheyenne, WY
Dallas, TX
Sheridan, CO 
 BELTRAN, HECTOR
(DIRECTOR)
MERRIAM, BLAIR J
(DIRECTOR)
THORNTON, DANIEL W
(DIRECTOR)
BROTHERS, WILLIAM M
(CONTACT)

Associated Businesses

TEXAS BRADSHAW SERVICES INC
CURRY AUTO LEASING INC
EASYTEE INC
INTERNET MEDIA GROUP
K J D INC
OFFSHORETECH LTD
URBAN EYE INC
JOEL PUGH MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC
JOEL PUGH MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC
JOEL PUGH OPERATING COMPANY INC
YOU LUCKY DEVIL CASINO PARTIES INC
YOU LUCKY DEVIL CASINO PARTIES INC
BARBARA ELLIOTT INTERIORS INC
HMST LUBBOCK LLC
HMST LUBBOCK LLC
HMST LUBBOCK LLC
A MICHELLE MAY P C
LEEDEE PRODUCTS INC
THE ALEDO PRODUCTION OF ROY N THE REV L C
RECRUITING & PLACEMENT SPECIALISTS, INC
MBA TECHNICAL SERVICES, INCMBA TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC

APPLEGATE PETROLEUM MANAGEMENT, INC
WESTERN INSURANCE RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 04:23:50 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Platina Energy Group, Inc. (OTCBB:PLTG), (Frankfurt:O5Y) announces that Permian Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Platina Energy Group, is forming a joint venture alliance using the Company's rights and licenses for the proprietary Thermal Pulse Unit device. Such an alliance would enable considerable distribution access to this innovative and environmentally friendly oil recovery technology.

Platina owns proprietary representation, licensing, and marketing rights to the German inspired Thermal Pulse Unit (TPU), an enhanced oil and gas recovery technology for improved extraction capability for various field applications.


Platina is an E & P Company that owns oil and gas lease properties in Texas and Tennessee. The Company currently produces oil from one field. It also owns oil and gas leases for proven and unproven reserves for which it is currently obtaining drilling permits. Platina owns rights to a German inspired, proprietary technology that allows for the cost effective recovery of certain types of untapped oil reserves.


http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2007_July_25/ai_n27320812/
More about Platina

 PLATINA ENERGY GROUP INC
 Cheyenne, WY
Dallas, TX
Sheridan, CO 
 BELTRAN, HECTOR
(DIRECTOR)
MERRIAM, BLAIR J
(DIRECTOR)
THORNTON, DANIEL W
(DIRECTOR)
BROTHERS, WILLIAM M
(CONTACT)

Associated Businesses

TEXAS BRADSHAW SERVICES INC
CURRY AUTO LEASING INC
EASYTEE INC
INTERNET MEDIA GROUP
K J D INC
OFFSHORETECH LTD
URBAN EYE INC
JOEL PUGH MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC
JOEL PUGH MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC
JOEL PUGH OPERATING COMPANY INC
YOU LUCKY DEVIL CASINO PARTIES INC
YOU LUCKY DEVIL CASINO PARTIES INC
BARBARA ELLIOTT INTERIORS INC
HMST LUBBOCK LLC
HMST LUBBOCK LLC
HMST LUBBOCK LLC
A MICHELLE MAY P C
LEEDEE PRODUCTS INC
THE ALEDO PRODUCTION OF ROY N THE REV L C
RECRUITING & PLACEMENT SPECIALISTS, INC
MBA TECHNICAL SERVICES, INCMBA TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC

APPLEGATE PETROLEUM MANAGEMENT, INC
WESTERN INSURANCE RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC

Platina Energy Group

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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 06:21:24 PM
Superior Offshore International Announces Contract Award in the Caribbean
 
Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Superior Offshore International, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEEP) a leading provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services on the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico, has been awarded a subsea inspection contract for a loading terminal facility in the Caribbean from a major oil and gas operator. Superior Offshore International will perform the two-week contract with an air diving team, operating from Superior Offshore International’s Gulf Diver V, a Diving Support Vessel.

Contact:
Andy Morales
andy.morales@superioroffshore.com
+1.713.910.1875

About Superior Offshore International

Superior Offshore International is a leading provider of subsea construction and
commercial diving services to the crude oil and natural gas exploration and production and gathering and transmission services on the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico. Superior Offshore’s subsea construction services include installation, upgrading and decommissioning of pipelines and production infrastructure, and its commercial diving services include recurring inspection, maintenance and repair services as well as support services for subsea construction and salvage operations. Superior Offshore performs its services in both surface and saturation diving modes in water depths of up to 1,000 feet. Superior Offshore’s operations also include ROV/Deepwater and Construction/Fabrication divisions.

Superior Offshore International is headquartered in Houston, Texas USA and maintains offices and support facilities strategically located in North America, Africa, and the Middle East.

http://www.maritime-executive.com/pressrelease/superior-offshore-international-announce/



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 06:47:40 PM
Superior Offshore's Troubles Continue
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

HOUSTON, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

Superior Offshore International, Inc. (the "Company") today announced it was unable to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 (the "Form 10-K") within the prescribed time period because the Company's management needs additional time to complete the financial statement review and approval process and needs to provide additional documentation to its independent registered public accounting firm, KPMG LLP, in order to resolve certain pending items. In addition, management's negotiations to obtain additional financing in order to address the Company's liquidity position, as further described below, has contributed to this delay. If the Company is unable to obtain adequate additional or alternate financing, the Company expects that KPMG LLP would be required to include an explanatory paragraph in their opinion with respect to the Company's financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2007 expressing doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. Even if the Company obtains additional financing, KPMG LLP may still conclude that it is necessary to include such a paragraph in its opinion.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company presently has extremely limited liquidity and requires substantial additional financing to fund its operations and pay its obligations. As of March 31, 2008, the Company estimates on a preliminary basis that its total current liabilities exceeded its total current assets, before considering current deferred tax assets, by approximately $7.0 million. As of March 31, 2008, the Company had less than approximately $1.8 million outstanding under its senior secured credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. The Company is currently in default under such credit facility. The Company's borrowing base capacity under such credit facility, which is affected by the composition of the Company's eligible domestic accounts receivable, was not sufficient to enable the Company to borrow significant additional funds under the facility as of March 31, 2008.

Additional Financing

On February 1, 2008, the Company retained Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc. as the Company's financial advisor to assist the Company's Board of Directors in exploring a range of financial and strategic alternatives. These alternatives include, among others, obtaining additional or alternate sources of debt or equity financing, a sale or merger of the Company or other strategic transaction, a sale of certain company assets and execution of the Company's business plan.

In the event that the Company is unable to obtain additional financing in early April 2008, the Company will need to sell additional assets or obtain capital from other sources to fund its operations and pay its obligations.

Additional indebtedness or equity financing may not be available to the Company or, if available, such additional indebtedness or equity financing may not be available on a timely basis or on terms acceptable to the Company. In addition, the Company can provide no assurance as to the timing of any asset sales or the proceeds that could be realized by the Company from any such asset sales. Failure to obtain adequate financing or to raise funds from asset sales, should the need develop, could impair the Company's ability to meet its working capital requirements, to fund vessel charter obligations as they become due, to make necessary capital expenditures, to repay the Company's debts as they come due and otherwise to operate its business, and ultimately could require the Company to liquidate or initiate bankruptcy proceedings.

Senior Management Changes

As previously announced, on January 27, 2008 James J. Mermis resigned as Chief Executive Officer and Director effective on such date, and on February 8, 2008 Roger D. Burks resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Director, effective March 31, 2008. On January 27, 2008, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed E. Donald Terry, previously an independent director of the Company, to serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company until a successor is named. On February 11, 2008, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Thomas E. Daman to serve as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective as of April 1, 2008.

Cost Savings Initiatives

Since the appointment of Mr. Terry as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, the Company has undertaken a number of initiatives to reduce costs and improve its efficiency and results of operations. In January 2008, the Company terminated the charter for the Adams Surveyor. In February 2008, the Company restructured its ROV division and terminated approximately 43 persons in that division. In March 2008, the Company closed its fabrication operation and approximately 80 individuals employed at that facility were terminated or resigned. In addition, in March 2008 the Company terminated approximately 11 persons on its corporate staff. Because of the timing of these initiatives, the benefit of the cost savings will not be fully reflected in the Company's results of operations until the second quarter of 2008. The Company is continuing to evaluate its operations and cost structure in an effort to identify additional cost savings.

Asset Sales and Contract Terminations

As previously announced, in January 2008, the Company sold the Superior Achiever, which was under construction, to Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC, or "Hornbeck," for approximately $70.0 million, the proceeds of which the Company used, among other things, to repay in full its term loan obligation to Fortis Capital Corp. and to repay a portion of its borrowings under its senior secured credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank. Following the sale, the Company has no further obligations to the shipbuilder with respect to the construction of the vessel; however, if certain construction costs for the Superior Achiever exceed $120.0 million, the Company will reimburse Hornbeck for the amount of such excess, up to $8.0 million. In addition, in connection with the sale of the Superior Achiever, the Company and Hornbeck entered into a five-year time charter for the Superior Achiever, or under certain circumstances, the HOS Iron Horse. The Company has the option to terminate the charter by giving 90 days' advance notice and paying a termination fee prior to the end of each six-month period within the term. The Company has provided Hornbeck with an $8.0 million cash secured letter of credit to secure its obligations to Hornbeck.

On February 29, 2008, the Company sold its subsidiary, Superior Offshore South Africa (Pty) Ltd., which owns the subsea construction, commercial diving, offshore crude oil and natural gas logistical support and marine salvage businesses that were acquired in December 2006 from Subtech Diving and Marine, in exchange for the settlement of a remaining liability of approximately $2.5 million under the related purchase agreement.

The Company has received a refundable deposit of $1.8 million for the sale or charter of the Gulf Diver V, one of the Company's four-point vessels, from a related party. The Company expects to consummate the sale, which is subject to lender approval and definitive documentation, in early April 2008. The Company may be required to recognize an impairment of up to $2.0 million in connection with the sale of the vessel. The Company may sell certain additional assets to generate cash to fund its operations and to pay its obligations. The assets that may be sold include, among others, two work class ROVs, and certain equipment previously used in the Company's fabrication operations.

Operations Update

The Company has entered into a contract for the Superior Endeavor to work in Saudi Arabia for approximately one year. The vessel is currently in transit and is expected to arrive in approximately two weeks.

The Company has entered into a subcharter for the Gulmar Condor, which the Company has chartered until April 2009, to work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for approximately six months, beginning March 10, 2008.

On March 24, 2008, the charter for the Gulmar Falcon was terminated by the vessel owner due to the Company's inability to pay its obligations thereunder when due. Although the vessel owner has terminated the charter for Gulmar Falcon, the Company is continuing to use the vessel on a short term basis until it completes its current project.

The Seamec III, which the Company has chartered until July 2008, is currently in Trinidad. The Company currently expects the vessel to return to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, upon settlement of certain vendor invoices in the amount of approximately $1.0 million.

During the first quarter of 2008, the Company experienced very low utilization and day rates for its four point vessels, which are used in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

First Quarter of 2008 Update

The Company has not yet finalized its financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2008. Based on preliminary unaudited financial information that is not yet complete and may materially change, the Company currently expects that its revenues for the first quarter of 2008 will not exceed $21.0 million and that its net loss for the first quarter of 2008 will be more than $32.0 million. As described above under "Cost Savings Initiatives", the Company has undertaken a number of cost savings initiatives the benefit of which will not be fully reflected in the Company's results of operations until the second quarter of 2008. If the Company incurs any pre-tax loss for the remainder of 2008 in excess of the amount recognized in the first quarter of 2008, management does not expect the Company to recognize any additional tax benefits associated with that loss.

The Company expects to record the following charges in the first quarter of 2008, which are reflected in the calculation of the Company's estimated net loss for the quarter disclosed above:

-- approximately $4.6 million related to the disposition of the Company's subsidiary, Superior Offshore South Africa (Pty) Ltd., as discussed above; -- approximately $650,000 on the sale of the Superior Achiever, as discussed above; -- approximately $5.5 million related to the cancellation of a contract to build a portable Saturation Diving System with Unique Systems LLC; -- approximately $825,000 related to the early termination of the charter for the Adams Surveyor; -- approximately $3.5 million related to the early termination of the Gulmar Falcon, as discussed above; -- a severance charge of approximately $675,000 and $1.6 million stock-based compensation severance in the first quarter of 2008 related to Mr. Burks' resignation from the Company and the disposition of the Company's subsidiary, Superior Offshore South Africa (Pty) Ltd., which is discussed above; and -- approximately $1.4 million for early extinguishment of debt in conjunction with the payoff of the term loan with Fortis Capital Corp. upon the sale of the Superior Achiever in January 2008, as described above.
The foregoing estimates include forward-looking statements and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, the Company's final results for the first quarter of 2008 may be materially different than the foregoing estimates.

Pending Litigation

As previously announced, several putative class-action lawsuits have been filed against the Company alleging violations of the federal securities laws. In addition, two shareholder derivative lawsuits have been filed alleging violations of various laws. The Company believes that each of these lawsuits is without merit and the Company will defend itself vigorously.
Preliminary Unaudited Results of Operations -- Year Ended December 31, 2007.

The following results of operations are preliminary and have not been audited or otherwise reviewed by the Company's independent auditors or the Company's Audit Committee. In addition, the following preliminary unaudited results of operations have not been reviewed by all members of the Company's management that are expected to review such information before the filing of the Form 10-K. The following preliminary unaudited results of operations constitute forward-looking statements and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, the Company's final, audited results of operations could be materially different from the preliminary unaudited results set forth below.

Revenues. The Company anticipates reporting revenues for the year ended December 31, 2007 of $260.8 million compared with $243.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2006, an increase of $17.4 million. The Company anticipates reporting that total vessel revenue days were 2,205 in 2007 compared with 2,686 in 2006, a decrease of 17.9%; that owned and long-term charter vessel revenue days were 1,164 in 2007 compared with 1,309 in 2006, a decrease of 11.1%, and that short-term charter vessel revenue days were 1,041 in 2007 compared with 1,377 in 2006, a decrease of 24.4%. Vessel utilization was 54% in 2007 compared to 89% in 2006. The increase in the Company's revenues from the year ended December 31, 2006 to the year December 31, 2007 was mainly due to the Company's British Petroleum Trinidad & Tobago project, which commenced early in the third quarter of 2007. In addition, the Company's revenues in 2007 were favorably affected by continued provision of diving personnel and technical expertise on vessels and platforms owned and operated by third parties. Revenues were negatively affected by the drydocking of the Superior Endeavour for scheduled upgrades beginning in early February 2007 and the drydocking of the Gulmar Falcon for scheduled upgrades beginning in July 2007. The Company placed the Superior Endeavour and the Gulmar Falcon back in service in September 2007 and October 2007, respectively. The Superior Endeavour, despite re-entering service in the third quarter of 2007, did not generate revenues until early October, while the Gulmar Falcon did not generate revenues until early November. The Company anticipates reporting that revenues relating to the Company's fabrication facility for the year ended December 31, 2007 were $7.8 million compared with $13.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2006, a decrease of $5.5 million, due to a decrease in the number of Gulf of Mexico projects requiring fabrication.

Costs of Revenues (excluding depreciation and amortization). Costs of revenues consist mainly of vessel charter costs, labor costs and related employee benefits, consumables and third-party equipment rentals. The Company anticipates reporting that costs of revenues for the year ended December 31, 2007 were $215.8 million compared with $141.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2006, an increase of $74.0 million. This increase was substantially due to increased third party equipment and vessel rentals and related mobilization of $123.1 million in 2007 compared with $76.0 million for 2006, and a $7.2 million charge with respect to the charter for the Toisa Puma and its subsequent termination. In addition, labor costs and related employee benefits costs were $59.7 million for the year December 31, 2007 compared with $33.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2006, due to the addition of the Company's foreign subsidiaries. Increased downtime for certain of the Company's vessels due to equipment upgrades or low utilization also contributed to higher costs, as these vessels were unable to generate sufficient revenues to offset labor and other operating costs associated with the vessels.

Operating Expenses. Operating expenses consist of selling, general and administrative costs not directly related to a specific project or job, depreciation and amortization, disposal of assets, insurance and bad debt expense. The Company anticipates reporting that operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2007 were $73.5 million compared with $27.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2006, an increase of $46.1 million. The Company anticipates reporting that this increase was attributable to several factors: salaries, labor costs and related employee benefits increased $4.9 million due to increases in salaries and the size of the Company's staff; stock based compensation increased $12.6 million due to awards made under the 2007 stock incentive plan; professional fees increased $8.5 million due to reporting and other obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as well as several financing transactions; an impairment charge of $4.3 million on the Gulf Diver IV, which in December 2007 management decided to sell; and bad debt expense of $12.2 million due to write offs associated with four customers due to contract disputes and operational considerations. The Company also recorded a cash severance charge of $1.0 million and stock based compensation charge of $4.9 million in connection with the resignations of R. Joshua Koch, Jr. and Patrice Chemin from the Company in the fourth quarter of 2007. In addition, the Company is attempting to receive final documentation from two foreign-owned companies that operated on its behalf in U.S. waters in 2005, 2006 and 2007. This documentation, which the Company currently anticipates receiving, is to mitigate the income taxes due on these foreign companies' U.S. operations. If the Company is unable to receive such documentation, payments of approximately $3.2 million will be made to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on behalf of the foreign companies and rebilled to one of the two companies and the Company anticipates a charge of $1.5 million will be taken with respect to the other company.

Non-Operating Expenses. The Company anticipates reporting that interest income (expense), net for the year ended December 31, 2007 was $(1.0) million compared with $0.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2006, an increase of $(0.9) million. Loss on extinguishment of debt was $4.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2007, compared with $0 for the year ended December 31, 2006, due to the write off of debt issuance costs of $3.9 million upon early payment of the Company's senior secured term loan and a commitment fee of $0.7 million with respect to a potential new term loan.

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes. The Company anticipates reporting that benefit for income taxes for the year ended December 31, 2007 was $(13.8) million compared with a provision of $25.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2006, a decrease of $39.6 million. This decrease was due to lower profitability. The Company anticipates reporting that its effective tax rate was 40.4% for the year ended December 31, 2007 and 34.8% for the year ended December 31, 2006.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Notification of Late Filing on Form 12b-25 contains statements that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this notice, other than statements of historical fact, are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements only speak as of the date of this notice and the Company assumes no obligation to update the information included in this notice. Such forward-looking statements include information concerning the Company's estimated results of operations, possible sources of capital, possible strategic alternatives, possible asset sales and the duration of customer projects and contracts. These statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of performance or results and they involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risk of continued delay in the completion of the Company's financial statements. Although the Company believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there are many factors that could affect the Company's actual financial results or results of operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. In addition, investors should also review the factors contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Prospectus dated April 19, 2007 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2007.

Contacts: Superior Offshore International Thomas E. Daman, CFO / thomas.daman@superioroffshore.com">">thomas.daman@superioroffshore.com / 713-910-1875 DRG&E Ken Dennard / ksdennard@drg-e.com">">ksdennard@drg-e.com / 713-529-6600

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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 03, 2009, 06:49:05 PM
Diavaz-Oceanteam announces two new joint venture operating companies
Posted on Monday, 01 March by Rons_ROV_Links

20-FEB-04 ## Diavaz-Oceanteam is pleased to announce upon behalf of our partners the formation of two new joint venture operating companies DSC-Oceanteam BV and GeoLab-Oceanteam BV. These two new partner companies will align with Diavaz-Oceanteam in the broadening and strengthening of the new Group's position in services provided to the marine industry.Dutch Sea Cable (DSC) Oceanteam with the head office in Haren the Netherlands, have developed their core activity in the installation and trenching of submarine power systems, communication cables and trenching / remedial works on pipeline systems. To support these operations, DSC-Oceanteam operate three specialised vessels and have designed and developed specialist installation and trenching equipment encompassing not only offshore but also the difficult terrain of shore approaches.GeoLab-Oceanteam with offices in the Netherlands and UK operates in the marine offshore survey industry supplying a diverse range of specialist Construction and IRM support, geophysical and geotechnical data gathering and seabed mapping services.The two new merged companies compliment Diavaz-Oceanteam and significantly increase the knowledge base in soils engineering for offshore IRM, cable installation and remedial intervention within the Group. The three companies, each specialist's within their own fields will continue to operate in their own right providing services to their existing Clients and generate a greatly enhanced range of sub contract services available to contractors. Operating predominantly in Europe, Mexico and the Middle East the combined assets of the three Companies encompass DP vessels, DSV's, cable layers, trenchers, positioning and data management services with a combined turnover in excess of Euro 100 million and a staff of over 250 personnel.

http://www.rovworld.com/phpnuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=155


Oceanteam Press Release:

http://www.oceanteam.nl/download/press_release022004.pdf


Oceanteam Website

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History

In 2005 the IMR division of Oceanteam was merged with DeepOcean AS and subsequently that company was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange as DeepOcean ASA.

http://www.oceanteam.nl/?page=profile


DeepOcean is a recognised market leader in the provision of high quality services within Inspection, Maintenance & Repair, Survey and Construction Support and Subsea Decommissioning. DeepOcean operates in the oil, gas, and energy industry worldwide.
DeepOcean is the Subsea Division of the Trico Marine Group, a global provider of Vessels, Services and Engineering for the offshore energy and subsea services market. Trico Marine (“TRMA”) is traded on the NASDAQ.
The company was created in 1999 and is founded on the provision of high quality equipment and services combined with a team of highly experienced personnel with knowledge of deepwater operations worldwide.
DeepOcean controls modern fleet of Multi Purpose Support Vessels adapted to the service range of the company, and has driven the evolution of new state-of-the-art vessels equipped with integrated heavy weather launch/recovery systems for both ROV’s and equipment modules.
The company operates a “state of the art” ROV fleet, and has designed and perfected deepwater module handling systems. Dedicated vessels and systems are designed and built to operate in the most hostile environmental conditions.
DeepOcean employs a multi-skilled and multi-national workforce in excess of 600 persons and recognises that personnel development is a key component of its growth strategy. DeepOcean has a strong commitment to training and development, allowing employees to recognise their full potential whilst providing a successful contribution to the future of the company. A fully integrated support network is available, capable of managing multi-faceted projects and providing through-life support. Worldwide project management expertise is supported by the following core disciplines:
§   Research and development
§   Engineering and operational analysis
§   Geotechnical assessment
§   Survey, data acquisition/processing and reporting
§   ROV expertise
In addition to a graduate training programme and specialist in-house training and seminars, investments have been made in developing ROV virtual reality simulators to allow safe and effective training in the use of the company’s key offshore assets.
Today, DeepOcean is a truly international company having secured work in the North Sea, Mediterranean, West Africa, Brazil, South East Asia and Gulf of Mexico. It is headquartered in Haugesund (Norway) and supports its overseas contracts through regional facilities in Aberdeen, Norwich (United Kingdom), Den Helder (The Netherlands), Ciudad del Carmen (Mexico) and Macae (Brazil).

http://www.deepocean.no/index.cfm?id=64984


The TRICO Companies were incorporated in 1993.  The TRICO Companies include: North Sea-based Trico Supply AS and Trico Subsea AS; US-based Trico Marine Assets, Inc., and Trico Marine Operators, Inc.  The Trico Companies also include 11 direct and indirect foreign subsidiaries, as well as a joint venture with China Oilfield Services Limited.

http://www.tricomarine.com/index.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 09:28:10 PM
SCHAEFER REALTY HOLDINGS LLC
 Dallas, TX
Kemah, TX   
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(MANAGER)


Associated Business
SUPERIOR OFFSHORE SERVICES, INC
SUPERIOR DIVING COMPANY, INC
SUPERIOR MARINE SERVICES, LLC
SUPERIOR OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL, LLC
THE LOUIS E SCHAEFER, JR FOUNDATION
SCHAEFER REALTY HOLDINGS LLC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 09:49:33 PM
GeoLab offer their services to a number of international and national Contractors, Oil Companies, Governmental Bodies, Scientific Research Institutes, etc…
GeoLab Portfolio includes, but is not limited to, the following Clients:

•ENI Spa – ITALIA
•ENI Congo – CONGO
•Dolphin Energy Ltd- UAE
•Shell UK Ltd. – U.K.
•Conoco-Phillips – U.K.
•Saipem Spa – ITALIA
•Saipem SA - FRANCIA
•Saipem UK Ltd. – U.K.
•Saipem Portugal Comercio Maritimo LDA – Madeira (PORTOGALLO)
•Saipem Mediterranean Services LLC – CROAZIA
•Snam Rete Gas Spa - ITALIA
•Snamprogetti Spa - ITALIA
•TMPC - ITALIA
•Micoperi Srl - ITALIA
•TS-Marine (Contracting) Ltd. – U.K.
•Subsea 7 Ltd. – U.K.
•Allseas B.V. - OLANDA
•Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi SpA (già Pirelli Cavi e Sistemi SpA) - ITALIA
•Nexans Norway A.S. – NORVEGIA
•Alcatel S.A. – FRANCIA
•Jan De Nul Group – BELGIO
•Dredging International - ITALIA
•DULAM International Ltd. - UAE
•TERNA Spa – ITALIA
•URS Italia – ITALIA

Projects

GeoLab track-record comprises a large number of the most prestigious and technical demanding projects including, but not limited to, the following:

 

PIPELINES & PLATFORMS
Shallow Water

•Adriatic Installation Campaign 2008
•Bahr Essalam Project
•Sabratha Platform Project
•DIDON Field Project
•Temsah Project
•TMPC
•Taurt Platform Project
•Taurt Pipeline Project
•El-Arish to Ashqelon
•Rosetta PIM Project
•AWA Paloukou & Ikalou
•Mafumeira
•Mimas & Thetys Development
•Shearwater & Galleon Projects
•Dolphin Project
•ADMA-OPCO 2006 Pipeline Inspection Campaign
DEEP WATER

•AQABA Project
•LGTS Greenstream Project
•Dalia Project
•Burullus Phase IV
CABLES

•Sirius, Solas & Esat Projects
•Italy-Greece FOL & HDVC Interconnector
•SACOI Project
•Bass-Link Project
•SAPEI Project
•Neptune Project
•Dolphin Umbilicals Project
OTHER MARKETS

•SINPOS Project
•TECSIS Project
•ARCHEOMAR Project
•IMDH Namibia and Angola Mining Surveys
 

In order to fulfil the requirements of the companies operating in the Port & Coastal Industry, GeoLab provides first-class nearshore survey services in support of the design, installation, commissioning and inspection phases of any coastal structures and activities, such as ports and harbours, coastal protection structures, dredging, beach reclamation, nearshore pipelines, etc..
GeoLab capabilities in this market include:

 

•ROV & Diving Underwater Inspections
•Debris & Wreck Surveys
•Port Dredging & Construction Surveys
•Swathe Bathymetry
•Shallow Seismic Surveys
•Seabed Acoustic Imaging
•Geotechnical Surveys Surface and Underwater Positioning Services
•Topographic Surveys
•Seabed Sampling and Analysis
•Hydrological & Bio-oceanographic Surveys
•Current, Tide and Wave Investigations
•Water Sampling and Analysis
•Oceanographic Modelling
•Environmental Impact Assessment
•Air & Scuba Diving Services
•Data Processing & Cartography

http://www.geolab.it/geolab_eng/geoLay_service_ispezioni_sottomarine.html
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 03, 2009, 10:23:50 PM

I'm ready to help, Hotping...where should I start?  Any ideas?

 ::MonkeyDance::   ::MonkeyDance::



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 10:30:53 PM

I'm ready to help, Hotping...where should I start?  Any ideas?

 ::MonkeyDance::   ::MonkeyDance::



You there LifeSong??


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 10:38:39 PM
LOS ANGELES, Mar. 9 -- Venezuela's Petroleos de Venezuela SA has signed agreements with several international oil companies to form temporary consortiums for developing two LNG liquefaction plants.

"In these deals these companies become responsible for the engineering phase that represents a $200 million investment," said PDVSA board member Eulogio Del Pino at the signing ceremony.

The two groups will design, build, and operate two 4.7-million-tonne/year liquefaction plants at the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho gas industrial complex in the northeastern state of Sucre, along with pipelines needed to supply them with natural gas.

PDVSA said the plants at Gran Mariscal, which it said would be the "most important gas industrial complex in Latin America," will process 28.8 tcf of natural gas from the Deltana platform and the Mariscal Sucre project in the Paria Gulf.

It said that $6.4 billion will be invested in the first liquefaction plant, while the consortiums will invest about $5.2 billion in the second facility. Both figures include extraction and pumping installations for developing the fields.

PDVSA will control both of the new companies with a 60% stake in each. One company is comprised of Galp Energia 15%, Chevron 10%, Qatar Petroleum 10%, and Mitsubishi and Mitsui jointly sharing 5%. The second company includes Galp Energia 15%, Energia Argentina 10%, Itochu 10%, and Mitsubishi and Mitsui 5%.

According to Ruben Figuera, PDVSA manager for joint ventures, the state firm plans to deliver 2.7 million tonnes/year of LNG starting in 2014 from each of the first two trains to "strategic markets" such as Argentina, the Caribbean, and Brazil, while 2 million tonnes/year from each train will be sold on the open market.

Delta Caribe Oriental
PDVSA said the accords announced this week are part of the process aimed at creating two joint companies for the Delta Caribe Oriental project.

Total investment in the Delta Caribe Oriental project will reach $19.6 billion, including development of offshore Blanquilla and Tortuga fields and a third train, which will send 3 million tonnes/year to the open market and 1.7 million tonnes/year to strategic markets, PDVSA said.

Partners in the $1.4 billion third train include Gazprom 15%, Petronas 10%, Eni SPA 10%, and Portugal's EDP 5%.

The new joint ventures are part of a strategy President Hugo Chavez's government developed to boost Venezuela's gas output to 11.5 bcfd in 2012 from 6.3 bcfd in 2007.


http://www.ogj.com/display_article/355651/120/ARTCL/none/Trasp/1/PDVSA,-IOCs-to-build-two-LNG-liquefaction-plants/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 03, 2009, 10:43:27 PM

I'm ready to help, Hotping...where should I start?  Any ideas?

 ::MonkeyDance::   ::MonkeyDance::



You there LifeSong??

I'm here!  I don't know where to start though!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 10:46:02 PM

I'm ready to help, Hotping...where should I start?  Any ideas?

 ::MonkeyDance::   ::MonkeyDance::


OOPS....Sorry I stepped away for a few minutes...to eat watermelon....it was good.....Well as far as where to start....right now I'm just trying to find any connections between Geolab BV  and Silvetti's companies and I'm not having much luck..... I guess just try connecting Geolab with any of the know companies of Justin Solomon....See back on page 2 where I posted Jen's post to Me it has all the info.....Good Luck!  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 10:52:57 PM

I'm ready to help, Hotping...where should I start?  Any ideas?

 ::MonkeyDance::   ::MonkeyDance::



You there LifeSong??

I'm here!  I don't know where to start though!

Just got done watching 60 minutes!They had a piece on Chevron/Texaco destroying the rainforest's down in Ecuador.Point being.The spokesperson for Chevron kept repeating the word consortium!We found that Jim Mermis company Kaplan/Gulmar consortium was doing work in Lake Maracaibo,Venezuela..I believe these companies form consortiums as another layer of the shell game so to speak.I think if we start by looking for Oil consortiums down in that area it may give us a start..I'll post one i found and it kinda diagrams how the consortium works!Very interesting...Just a thought...

http://www.camelotoil.com/camelot-organization.php


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 10:56:29 PM

I'm ready to help, Hotping...where should I start?  Any ideas?

 ::MonkeyDance::   ::MonkeyDance::



You there LifeSong??

I'm here!  I don't know where to start though!

Just got done watching 60 minutes!They had a piece on Chevron/Texaco destroying the rainforest's down in Ecuador.Point being.The spokesperson for Chevron kept repeating the word consortium!We found that Jim Mermis company Kaplan/Gulmar consortium was doing work in Lake Maracaibo,Venezuela..I believe these companies form consortiums as another layer of the shell game so to speak.I think if we start by looking for Oil consortiums down in that area it may give us a start..I'll post one i found and it kinda diagrams how the consortium works!Very interesting...Just a thought...

http://www.camelotoil.com/camelot-organization.php
Good Idea KTF! Also I believe the word tender is used alot instead of contract.

 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 03, 2009, 11:02:49 PM

One of Silvetti's companies:


Business Information:  This company profile is for the private company Alternative Positioning Solutions, Llc , located in Lafayette, LA. Alternative Positioning Solutions, Llc's line of business is transit surveyor.


Company Name: Alternative Positioning Solutions, Llc

Address: 401b Mecca St, Lafayette, LA 70508-3307 (Map)

Alt Business Name: 

Location Type: Single Location

Est. Annual Sales: $3,800,000 

Est. # of Employees: 46 

Est. Empl. at Loc.: 46 

Year Started: 2002 

State of Incorp: 

SIC #Code: 3829 

Contact's Name: John Silvetti Ii 

Contact's Title: 

NAICS: Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing

===================================

Great thinking, KTF!!  I'm following your link now...



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 11:13:21 PM
We'll be here for 36 yrs or till BEth says it's over.......Will return in about 50 minutes..Look forward to your thoughts Monkey's..We will find the connection.. ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 11:17:23 PM
DeepOcean has chartered the new built offshore support vessel VOS Satisfaction for a period of 3 years. The vessel, owned by Vroon Offshore Services, arrived in Den Helder on the 11th of January 2008, where the vessel will be mobilised for future survey and ROV operations

http://www.seamar.nl/index.php?menu_id=50


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 11:18:34 PM
This should be a start for Venezuela...

Venezuela holds greatest oil auction on earth
31-10-08 Venezuela initiated the biggest and most prominent oil auction in the world and the only oil round in the last ten years in Venezuela. Venezuela is looking for partners to its oil company to develop the first phase of 1.3 bn extra heavy oil barrels, in an area of 55.314 sq km on land that with present technology will yield 415 bn of barrels.
Rafael Ramirez, oil minister and Venezuela's PdVSA oil company president, addressed around 200 oil executives from 75 companies, of which 47 companies were oil operators selected by PdVSA to participate in the auction.

The 47 companies were Ancap, BP, Chevron, CNPC, Ecopetrol, Enarsa, ENI, Galp Energia, Gazprom, Harvest Vinccler, Inpex, Itochu, JGC, Jogmec, Kanoc, LUKoil, Marubeni, Mitsui, ONGC, Perenco, Petrobras, Petropars, PetroSA, PetroVietnam, Pluspetrol, PTT, Repsol, Shaanxi Yanchang, Shell, Sinochem, Sinopec, StatoilHydro, Suelopetrol, Sumitomo Tecpetrol, Total, Vinccler, and ZhenHua Oil, Ramirez told the audience.
Venezuela opened the auctionfor four blocks in the Carabobo area of the Orinoco Faja basin (one of four areas), the four blocks have 61.9 bn certified barrels of oil in place, Ramirez said.

Here's another part that explains when the companies will find out!

2008
-- Nov. 21: Oil companies will confirm their interest
-- Nov. 27: Data package
-- Dec. 1- 30: Data room open

2009
-- Jan. 9-26: Presentation of consortiums
-- March 26: Documents presentations
-- April 16: Offers
-- May 7: Announcement of winners
-- May 28: Formalization of requirements
-- June 4: Signatures of the licenses

http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/company/cnl85023.htm




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 11:20:15 PM
This should be a start for Venezuela...

Venezuela holds greatest oil auction on earth
31-10-08 Venezuela initiated the biggest and most prominent oil auction in the world and the only oil round in the last ten years in Venezuela. Venezuela is looking for partners to its oil company to develop the first phase of 1.3 bn extra heavy oil barrels, in an area of 55.314 sq km on land that with present technology will yield 415 bn of barrels.
Rafael Ramirez, oil minister and Venezuela's PdVSA oil company president, addressed around 200 oil executives from 75 companies, of which 47 companies were oil operators selected by PdVSA to participate in the auction.

The 47 companies were Ancap, BP, Chevron, CNPC, Ecopetrol, Enarsa, ENI, Galp Energia, Gazprom, Harvest Vinccler, Inpex, Itochu, JGC, Jogmec, Kanoc, LUKoil, Marubeni, Mitsui, ONGC, Perenco, Petrobras, Petropars, PetroSA, PetroVietnam, Pluspetrol, PTT, Repsol, Shaanxi Yanchang, Shell, Sinochem, Sinopec, StatoilHydro, Suelopetrol, Sumitomo Tecpetrol, Total, Vinccler, and ZhenHua Oil, Ramirez told the audience.
Venezuela opened the auctionfor four blocks in the Carabobo area of the Orinoco Faja basin (one of four areas), the four blocks have 61.9 bn certified barrels of oil in place, Ramirez said.

Here's another part that explains when the companies will find out!

2008
-- Nov. 21: Oil companies will confirm their interest
-- Nov. 27: Data package
-- Dec. 1- 30: Data room open

2009
-- Jan. 9-26: Presentation of consortiums
-- March 26: Documents presentations
-- April 16: Offers
-- May 7: Announcement of winners
-- May 28: Formalization of requirements
-- June 4: Signatures of the licenses


http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/company/cnl85023.htm

This could potentially be important!Just a thought...





Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 11:32:38 PM
Very Interesting KTF!    ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 03, 2009, 11:35:15 PM
This should be a start for Venezuela...

Venezuela holds greatest oil auction on earth
31-10-08 Venezuela initiated the biggest and most prominent oil auction in the world and the only oil round in the last ten years in Venezuela. Venezuela is looking for partners to its oil company to develop the first phase of 1.3 bn extra heavy oil barrels, in an area of 55.314 sq km on land that with present technology will yield 415 bn of barrels.
Rafael Ramirez, oil minister and Venezuela's PdVSA oil company president, addressed around 200 oil executives from 75 companies, of which 47 companies were oil operators selected by PdVSA to participate in the auction.

The 47 companies were Ancap, BP, Chevron, CNPC, Ecopetrol, Enarsa, ENI, Galp Energia, Gazprom, Harvest Vinccler, Inpex, Itochu, JGC, Jogmec, Kanoc, LUKoil, Marubeni, Mitsui, ONGC, Perenco, Petrobras, Petropars, PetroSA, PetroVietnam, Pluspetrol, PTT, Repsol, Shaanxi Yanchang, Shell, Sinochem, Sinopec, StatoilHydro, Suelopetrol, Sumitomo Tecpetrol, Total, Vinccler, and ZhenHua Oil, Ramirez told the audience.
Venezuela opened the auctionfor four blocks in the Carabobo area of the Orinoco Faja basin (one of four areas), the four blocks have 61.9 bn certified barrels of oil in place, Ramirez said.

Here's another part that explains when the companies will find out!

2008
-- Nov. 21: Oil companies will confirm their interest
-- Nov. 27: Data package
-- Dec. 1- 30: Data room open

2009
-- Jan. 9-26: Presentation of consortiums
-- March 26: Documents presentations
-- April 16: Offers
-- May 7: Announcement of winners -- May 28: Formalization of requirements
-- June 4: Signatures of the licenses


http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/company/cnl85023.htm

This could potentially be important!Just a thought...



May 7 th is right around the corner....  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 03, 2009, 11:56:01 PM
We'll have to keep our eye out!Knowing the way business works it probably won't be announced on time! ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 04, 2009, 12:07:45 AM
Venezuela Opens Orinoco Heavy Oil Licensing Round

185 days ago
 
CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuela opened licensing for three heavy oil blocks in the Orinoco basin Thursday, the first such offer in more than a decade

Currently PdVSA is partnered with Chevron Corp. (CVX), BP Plc (BP), StatoilHydro (STO) and Total Oil (TOT), in the Orinoco. These companies chose to remain as partners after President Hugo Chavez took controlling stakes in the heavy oil ventures during a nationalization campaign in 2007.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 04, 2009, 12:08:13 AM
Venezuela Opens Orinoco Heavy Oil Licensing Round

185 days ago
 
CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuela opened licensing for three heavy oil blocks in the Orinoco basin Thursday, the first such offer in more than a decade

Currently PdVSA is partnered with Chevron Corp. (CVX), BP Plc (BP), StatoilHydro (STO) and Total Oil (TOT), in the Orinoco. These companies chose to remain as partners after President Hugo Chavez took controlling stakes in the heavy oil ventures during a nationalization campaign in 2007.


http://news.ino.com/headlines/?newsid=20081030017958


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 04, 2009, 12:30:53 AM
Cal Dive awarded Pemex contract
Contracts, Tenders and Rates - March 9, 2009

Cal Dive International has been awarded a contract by Pemex Exploración y Producción for the installation of 13.9km of 20 in subsea pipeline located in the Litoral Tabasco Field in 30m of water.

The lump sum contract will generate total revenue of approximately US$58 million and involve 114 total utilization days, utilizing two of the company’s key assets, including a pipelay barge and a derrick barge.

Offshore construction is expected to commence in May 2009.

 
http://www.oilpubs.com/oso/article.asp?v1=8314


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 12:36:21 AM
Cal Dive awarded Pemex contract
Contracts, Tenders and Rates - March 9, 2009

Cal Dive International has been awarded a contract by Pemex Exploración y Producción for the installation of 13.9km of 20 in subsea pipeline located in the Litoral Tabasco Field in 30m of water.

The lump sum contract will generate total revenue of approximately US$58 million and involve 114 total utilization days, utilizing two of the company’s key assets, including a pipelay barge and a derrick barge.

Offshore construction is expected to commence in May 2009.

 
http://www.oilpubs.com/oso/article.asp?v1=8314

Great Find 2NJ!  ::MonkeyDance::

Let's see if we can find where the Litoral Tabasco Field is located.... ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 04, 2009, 12:39:13 AM
Subsea 7 bags 3-year service contract for Nexen's UK North Sea assets

Published May 1, 2009
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 Subsea 7 has been awarded an exclusive 3 year frame agreement contract with Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited for subsea field development works on all its UK assets.

The contract includes involvement of Subsea 7 at the front end -- in concept development and costing, provision of project management, design engineering, procurement, fabrication, right through to installation and commissioning, with the potential to provide inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services in the future, one of a broad range of products available from Subsea 7's Life-of-Field Services offering. The two companies will work closely together to ensure alignment and value creation throughout project lifecycles.

Robin Davies, Subsea 7's UK Regional Vice President, commented on the significant award win, "Subsea 7 has demonstrated in recent years its ability to deliver subsea projects safely, on time and on budget whilst also offering a differentiating and unique value-adding service to its clients. We very much look forward to adopting this same approach to our new relationship with Nexen UK, helping to bring its North Sea assets on-stream quickly and safely, and working with them cooperatively to reduce costs and maximise efficiencies. This contract award also goes some way to supporting our vision to be the Subsea Partner of Choice in our industry."

The contract has a further two, one year extension options.

http://www.scandoil.com/moxie-bm2/news/subsea-7-bags-3-year-service-contract-for-nexens-u.shtml


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 12:39:24 AM
The offshore Litoral Tabasco Field is located in Southeastern Mexico in the southwestern part of the Campeche Sound

http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=73661


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 04, 2009, 12:41:59 AM

Subsea 7 bags contract for K5CU development services in Dutch North Sea

Published Apr 21, 2009
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 Subsea 7 Inc says that its subsidiary, Subsea 7 Ltd, has been awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract by Total E&P Nederland B.V. for the flowlines and subsea works on the K5CU Development Project in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The contract is valued in excess of $26 million.

The Subsea 7 work scope is to engineer, procure, install and commission 15km of 10" gas and 3" di-ethylene glycol* (DEG) pipeline - connecting the new un-manned K5CU satellite platform with the existing K5A riser platform. In addition, Subsea 7 will install a caisson* riser system at the K5A platform and complete pre-commissioning activities topside to topside from K5CU to K5A.

Work will commence with engineering in Q2 2009, followed by fabrication of the rigid pipelines at Subsea 7's North Sea Spoolbase at Vigra, Norway, concluding with offshore installation during the summer of 2010 using Subsea 7 in-house pipelay and construction vessels.

Subsea 7's Vice President for the UK Region, Robin Davies, said,"We are delighted that Total has once again chosen Subsea 7 to perform a North Sea field development project for them. It supports our vision of becoming the Subsea Partner of Choice in our industry and we very much look forward to bringing K5CU on-stream in a safe and timely manner."

The K5CU field is located in the K5-B area of the Dutch Sector of the North Sea.


http://www.scandoil.com/moxie-bm2/news/subsea-7-bags-contract-for-k5cu-development-servic.shtml


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 12:57:13 AM
Hydrocarbon Potential of the Aruba and Western Curacao Basins, Offshore Venezuela

 

El-Mowafy, Hamed Zeidan1, Paul Mann2, Alejandro Escalona2 (1) Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (2) Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

 

Although Venezuela is the sixth largest oil producer in the world, there is no significant hydrocarbon production from its offshore basins.

 

We use a 885 km grid of 2D seismic data and three deep exploration wells drilled in 1989/90 to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of two, 5.4-6 km-thick offshore basins near Aruba.

 

Four seismic sequences are defined: Sequence 1 consists of a 1300-m-thick section of continentally-derived clastic deep-water sediments, overlying an irregular basement of Late Cretaceous-Paleogene arc rocks; thicknesses are controlled by an east-striking set of parallel normal faults. Sequence 2 consists of a 2600-m-thick, early Miocene section of deep-marine deposits controlled by northwest-striking normal faults; the top of sequence 2 corresponds to the Middle Miocene unconformity of regional extent. Sequences 3 and 4 record 1450-m of a late Miocene deepwater to shelfal clastic and carbonate basin section; shelf-slope-fan clastic systems infill from small deltaic systems along the Venezuelan coast; normal displacements are observed on a set of northwest-striking faults.

Limited maturation data from the three wells indicates that only the southwestern part of the study area falls within the oil and gas window. These observations are consistent with bright spots seen on the seismic data and by gas shows reported from the wells.

A potential source is the continentally-derived terrigenous section of sequence 1; potential reservoirs include slope fans within sequence 3 and carbonate buildups on footwall blocks within sequence 4. Migration pathways are provided by northwest-striking normal faults that penetrate from the basement level through sequence 4.

 

AAPG Search and Discover Article #90063©2007 AAPG Annual Convention, Long Beach, California


http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/abstracts/html/2007/annual/abstracts/lbEl-Mowafy.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 01:04:44 AM

I thought We might get some hints from this post of Kyle's



Saturday, December 1, 2007
IV. Background
 

This post's intention is to provide a technical brief for background on how a search of this kind is possible and how it all works together.

The technical details of any ocean exploration project largely depends on the purpose of the survey. Common purposes include: exploration for science and general mapping, military applications (unexploded ordnance detection), marine construction such as for submarine cables, pipelines, offshore energy infrastructure, offshore wind-farms, offshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities, bridges, tunnels... etc), marine mining and drilling, searching for downed aircraft, lost shipwrecks, marine salvage, and in this case...missing persons.

Typical tools of the trade to image the water column, seafloor, and what's below the seafloor include (but are certainly not limited to) the following:

Side Scan Sonar - A sonar system used to efficiently image large areas of the sea floor in terms of bathymetric features and character, and detection and identification of underwater objects. A side scan sonar emits a fan-shaped wide angle pulse of sound towards the seafloor perpendicular to the path of the sensor through the water. The sound pulses reflect off of relief or objects that are laying on the seafloor. The strength and travel time of those reflected sound pulses are recorded and processed by a sonar computer to produce an image of the seafloor.

Magnetometer - An instrument used to measure the strength and/or direction of the magnetic field in the vicinity of the instrument. A magnetometer is used for detecting iron-bearing debris, cables, and pipelines. We are using a SeaSpy Overhauser marine magnetometer. An Overhauser magnetometer utilizes some interesting quantum physics effects (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance-NMR) that takes advantage of the physical phenomenon based upon the quantum mechanical magnetic properties of the hydrogen atom's nucleus, but probably beyond the scope of this writing.

Echo Sounder - (or fathometer) uses pulses of sound directed from the sea surface vertically down to the seafloor to measure the distance to the bottom. The water depth is measured by multiplying the half-travel time of the outgoing pulse to it's return by the speed of sound in water (about 1,500 meters per second). We commonly use a multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) to produce a high-resolution 3-dimensional map of the seabed.

Subbottom Profiler - An acoustic system used to create cross-sectional images below the seafloor. The relatively low frequency sonar (typically 3.5kHz) penetrates the upper 10s of meters of sediment below the seafloor (penetration dependent upon geology, power, and frequency) and reflects on density contrasts (acoustic impedance contrasts) within the sediment which is recorded and processed to produce a "subbottom profile".

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) - Unoccupied tethered underwater robot. ROVs are typically highly maneuverable, operated by a pilot aboard a vessel to which the ROV is tethered, and are useful for video, sampling, salvage, or construction.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)- Unoccupied, untethered, underwater robot typically used for acquiring high-resolution sonar data (side scan, subbottom, and multi-beam), video, or sampling. AUVs are programmed to fly along a specific route or to perform a set of specific tasks during a dive. They navigate by acoustic beacons referenced to a support ship with GPS along with an internal inertial navigation system and Doppler velocity imaging system.

Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) - Manned deep-ocean submersibles used for in situ exploration, sampling, and observation. These versatile submersibles are capable at bringing scientists, researchers, and workers to great depths. The submersible Alvin (DSV-2) is perhaps the world's most famous, known for surveying the wreck of the RMS Titanic in 1986. Alvin carries two scientists and a pilot as deep as 4,500 meters (about three miles).

This search will utilize a side scan sonar, echosounder, and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Once the R/V Persistence is on site in Aruba, we will perform a sound velocity profile (SVP) to measure the sound velocity of the local sea water. A bathymetric survey will be performed to basically map out the seabed. This will consist of gridding the search area with the echosounder so that we know what to expect during the side scan sonar survey. After the bathymetry throughout the survey is at least roughly known, the side scan sonar search will be performed. After the sonar data is processed and analysed for sonar targets, the ROV will perform a dive series on the sonar targets.

During the side scan survey, the side scan sonar will be towed behind the boat. The height of the towfish will be controlled to stay a fixed height off the bottom. Typically, a side scan sonar is towed 10% of its range per side off the sea floor. For example, if we set the side scan to cover 100m (50m to either side), then we will tow the fish 5m off the bottom. Maintaining this height off bottom can be challenging and stressful in unknown or quickly changing conditions. Flying too high will provide poor data and flying too low also provides poor data and worse... risks a catastrophic collision with the seabed. The towfish depth is only controlled by varying the length of cable out (layback) and varying tow speed with the vessel.

GPS positioning is recorded into the sonar data during acquisition. In shallow water (less than around 300ft) the position of the towfish will be calculated based on the GPS provided position of the boat and the amount of cable out. In deeper water, towfish position (and the ROV when in use) will be tracked acoustically by an ultra-short baseline (USBL) tracking system. A transducer / hydrophone mounted on the R/V Persistence sends a low frequency "ping" into the water column. A transponder beacon mounted on the towfish or ROV submersible hears the ping, then sends two reply pings on different frequencies. The first ping gives range and bearing information, and the second ping gives water depth. This occurs at a regular interval throughout the dive. The information from these acoustic signals are then converted into horizontal distance and bearing points indicating the position of the submersible in relation to the support ship.

The accurate positioning of the side scan sonar towfish is vital to properly locating any sonar targets it detects. At the same time, the ROV must be properly positioned and tracked so it can be guided to those targets. If for example the towfish was positioned 1/2 degree off, with about a mile of cable out (expected layback in the deeper portions of the search), we would mis- locate the sonar target by 50ft. This error would make it difficult and time consuming to find the target with the ROV (if it isn't missed completely).

Posted by Kyle Kingman at 1:11 PM   
Labels: Aruba, Aruba missing girl, Natalee Holloway Aruba, Natalee Holloway Blog, Natalie Holloway blog, Search for Natalee Holloway, the search

http://nholloway.blogspot.com/2007/12/iv-background.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 01:41:13 AM

Bringing this over from the NH Thread






06 May 2008 - Upstream onLine by Tom Darin Liskey - Russian explorer Gazprom will use the newbuild jack-up rig Offshore Vigilant to probe a potentially prolific offshore project in Venezuela’s shallow water sector, sources at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston said. The rig – capable of operating in water depths of up to 350 feet – is being built at the Keppel AmFels shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, for Scorpion Offshore. Details about the length and day rate for the independent-leg, extended reach cantilever rig were not available. Scorpion officials declined to confirm that Gazprom will use the rig, saying only that it will be delivered to Venezuela. The proposed contract will last at least 11 months and generate some $72 million in revenues. The rig is scheduled for completion this year and should be delivered to Venezuela in the third quarter. Russia’s Gazprom wants a rig to explore the Urumaco 1 and Urumaco 2 blocks in the Gulf of Venezuela. PDVSA sources have said the Urumaco permits are expected to unlock significantly more than 1 trillion cubic feet of gas, based on seismic data. Meanwhile, Chevron is understood to be close to signing an agreement with Dallas-based Ensco for a jack-up to drill a well in Venezuela. Sources said the rig will probably come from the US Gulf of Mexico. The rig will be used to kick off exploration drilling in 2009 at the shallow-water Cardon 3 block. Moreover, the US supermajor has been leading an effort with other international oil companies including Spain’s Repsol YPF and Brazil’s Petrobras to share the rig. The Gazprom and Chevron acreage form part of the so-called Rafael Urdaneta project, which covers 30,000 square kilometres and, according to official reports, holds as much as 26 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

http://russogasoil.blogspot.com/2008/05/gazprom-lines-up-rig-in-venezuela_06.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 03:19:51 AM

This is a PDF file and always have trouble with Them but Please go to the link to Pages 26 and 27.....Looks Very Interesting...This is only part of the article.

Please forgive Me for not relaying this very well...I'm getting really tired and My eyes have about had it for the night.. ::MonkeyHaHa::   







http://www.upstreamonline.com/multimedia/archive/00026/ONSwed_26379a.pdf.


The SelecT group of half a dozen proponents currently pushingthe compressed natural gas (cnG) conceptasaviablebusinessmodel for gas distribution have yet to achieve that much hoped for, but so far elusive, maiden contract for one of their number.however, there is talk of a breakthrough deal within months and a number of these teams are understood to be negotiating promising projects. Perhaps the most buoyant among them is calgary-based company Sea nG, the outfit with the longest pedigree, tracing its roots back to the coselle concept it started evolving 10 years ago in its original incarnation as cran and Stenning. late last month Sea nG revealed that it has gone as far as inaugurating the construction site that it will use to build the giant coils of pipe that are at the heart of the coselle concept. it has settled on Gunsan of South Korea to construct the coselles. “we spent a long time finding the optimum location,” says chief executive Dave Stenning, “and we have finally chosen this site on the west coast about two and a half hour’s drive south of Seoul, allowing good access to chinese and Korean yards.” as for construction of the hull for a cnG vessel: “we have a number of possibilities, includ-ing a small Korean shipyard that is holding a slot open for us.“So we really do have all of our ducks in line for a first com-mercial contract and we are get-ting very close to a project,” says Stenning. “we are hoping that we could sign a deal in the next two or three months.” The caribbean and Mediterra-nean are where Sea nG appears to have its most promising pros-pects. in particular, although the company is making no official comment, Sea nG is understood to be in the running for a project in the caribbean that, if it gets off the ground, could well be the one that starts the cnG ball roll-ing. This is a proposal to carry gas from colombia to markets in that region. as Upstream noted last month, canadian producer Pacific rubi-ales energy is looking into the feasibility of offering volumes of gas from its la cresciente field in north-west colombia to smaller regional consumers such as Jamaica, Panama, the Dominican republic, aruba and curazao. Typically, this type of cus-tomer does not have the market or industrial capacity to invest in lnG imports.“we are focusing on cnG as opposed to lnG, due mainly to the size of the potential market and the travelling distance,” edu-ardo lima, Pacific rubiale’s vice president for projects develop-ment was reported as saying.Volumes in the range between 20 million and 50 million cubic feet of gas per day might be exported, said the company.This is exactly the sort of project that the cnG fraternity has been promoting as their niche. Says Stenning: “we have defined our sector as handling volumes of gas of no more than half a bil-lion cubic feet per day, and over a distance of no more than 2000 kilometres. we are not a billion cubic foot a day technology, nor one that is going to travel three or four thousand kilometres.” in fact, at present the main focus for the company falls far closer to the 100 million to 200 million cubic foot range than half a billion. he notes that the empha-sis in the cnG business is now changing from ‘stranded gas’ to ‘stranded markets’, for example allowing markets that are now burning heavy or light fuel oil, and are relatively nearby to large gas supplies, to access that gas in an economic fashion.There is also another dark horse in the background. This is the possibility of using cnG as a means of dealing with associated gas in a time of ever-more strin-gent legislation against flaring of gas.The gas storage coselle in the Sea nG design is essentially a coil of 17 kilometres of six-inch diam-eter steel pipe. when filled with gas at a pressure of 3200 psi it holds about 3 million cubic feet. The company has a range of ship sizes able to accommodate anything from six to 84 coselles. The smallest is essentially a barge. Then there are three ships - the c16 with 16 coselles, which is Sea NG chief executive DavidStenning (above) selectedGunsan, South Korea, as the yardwhere his company will build the Coselle carousels that are at theheart of its particular variation onthe theme of compressed naturalgas, here (main image) seenbeing loaded out into the hullGraphic/Photo: SEA NGOpportunity knocks for CNGColombian gas field looks strong candidate to give proponent Sea NGa first commercial contract for compressed natural gas developmentSea NG keeps it simple26ONS OFFICIAL SHOW DAILYWEDNESDAY, 27 AUGUST 2008 TECHTALKADRIAN COTTRILLStavangerTHE SEA NG design is one of the simplest of the various concepts for compressed natural gas transport being promoted by interested groups.Over the past 10 years it has evolved the Coselle, a large coil of pipe — typically 17 kilometres of six-inch diameter high-quality linepipe — wound into a cylindrical storage carousel and weighing about 500 tonnes in all. CNG concepts in general transport gas at a pressure that can range from about 1500 psi up to 4000 psi, and at a temperature between minus 40 Celsius and plus 30C.This gives a compression ratio of 250 to 350:1 compared with gas at atmospheric pressure. This is not as efficient as the 600:1 ratio of liquefied natural gas but it is a whole lot cheaper to achieve. In the Sea NG concept, the gas is at 3200 psi and a temperature around minus 15 degrees Celsius, ending up at a compression ratio of 285:1.Prior to loading, the natural gas requires minimal treatment.“It is telling that in the last year confidence in the technology has grown, and now the commercial aspects are receiving greater attention than the technical issues that once were the major focus,” said Michael Hanrahan of the Centre for Marine CNG.
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y knocks for CNGHalf-dozen developers chasing a gold medalWEDNESDAY, 27 AUGUST 200827ONS OFFICIAL SHOW DAILYWelcome toBooth No: 700 Hall GSevanMarinaASA,August2008FPSOFloating Production Storage OffloadingFDPSOFloatingDrillingProduction Storage OffloadingMSVMultipurposeSupportVesselFAUFloatingAccomodationUnitMODUMobileOffshoreDrillingUnitFLNGFloatingLiquefiedNaturalGas productionGTWGasToWire(Offshore powerplant)CUrreNTLY there are six serious proponents developing marine CNgtechnology, and at least four projects could be close to sanction.That is what Michael Hanrahan, managing director of the independent Centre for Marine CNg, based in St John’s, Newfoundland, told the gastech conference in Qatar earlier this year.The technology is in the final stages of commercialisation with the first project anticipated to be on line in 2010, he said. He also noted that “the customer focus has shifted from integrated oil companies to national oil companies. “regional solutions continue to be the focus for this niche technology that complements LNg and pipelines for stranded gas monetisation at relatively low cost.“Capital costs are much less for a CNgsolution and it is scalable from river barges up to LNg size ships. However, its lower energy density than LNgmeans the economic supply distance has a theoretical upper limit of around 2000 nautical miles.” as for the providers of CNgtechnology, three of the six are Canadian: Sea Ng, Trans CNginternational, and Trans ocean gas. Two more are Norwegian: Knutsen and CeTech Marine. enerSea is from the US.Hanrahan provided thumbnail sketches of the six groups.Sea NG, in the form of its predecessor company Cran and Stenning of Calgary, was the first to apply pipeline concepts to shipping natural gas. Over the past 10 years it has evolved the Coselle, a large coil of pipe wound into a cylindrical storage carousel weighing about 500 tonnes. The Coselle ship design gained full classification approval for construction by ABS in September 2006, the same year that Sea NG partnered with Marubeni and TeeKay.EnerSea partnership includes Mitsui and Hyundai as proposed shipbuilder. Its Votrans system (above) stores gas at minus 30°C, an approach it claims compresses more gas into a given volume at approximately half the pressure of competitors. Lower pressure also allows thinner walled cylinders, which in turn reduces weight and cost. Offloading uses a chilled liquid fluid that is pumped in to displace the gas at constant pressure.CETech Marine was formed in August 2004 by Statoil, Teekay Shipping and Hoegh, and earlier development work had been pursued in a preliminary project since 2002. The company is keeping details of its technology under wraps.Trans Ocean Gas of Newfoundland(left) bases it approach around fibre reinforced plastic pressure vessels. These sit vertically in steel frames with connecting manifolds at top and bottom that allow removal of condensed natural gas liquids during a voyage. The company claims a weight only a third of steel’s for its pressure vessels, along with good resistance to corrosion and to temperatures as low as minus 80 degrees C. Trans CNG bases its system around lightweight composite pipe technology under licence from NCF Industries. It operates at ambient temperature and a pressure above 3000 psi. The company is a joint venture of TransCanada Pipelines and Overseas Shipholding Group. Knutsen OAS employs vertical cylinders for gas containment, claiming simplicity and robustness with an all-steel design operating at ambient temperature. Like most of the other proponents, it uses high pressure, in this case 4000 psi. Europipe and DNV have been contributors to the technology development and the former has been qualified by DNV as supplier of containment cylinders.already approved for construc-tion; the c25, which should receive that approval shortly; and the c84 farther into the future.“From a safety perspective the technical advantage is that we use coils of small diameter pipe rather than one large diameter vessel, says robert Dick, vice president of operations at Sea nG. The 10-hectare site at Gusan will allow the automated con-struction of coselles. Marine construction corpo-ration (Mcc), a wholly owned Korean subsidiary of Sea nG, anticipates the facility will be in full production of the containers by late 2009, allowing Sea nG to begin construction of its fleet of ships. “a coselle is just another 500-tonne block in the shipbuild-ing process that can be loaded into a hull in the same way as any other block during ship construc-tion, so it is all very straightfor-ward,” says Stenning.“The X70 pipe that we use has gone up 50% in price over the last 18 months but with Marubeni ito-chu Steel as a partner availability is not an issue.“we can have as much pipe as we need given a three-month order period. having been the first cnG group to receive full classification approval, Sea nG now has high hopes it will be the first to win a commercial contract.
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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 04, 2009, 09:15:25 AM

 ::MonkeyEek::    ::MonkeyShocked::

That's just creepy, right?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 11:23:55 AM

Jen's post to Me.....

Good Morning Monkeys

Hotping - You asked what to research........................I hope this is helpful.

Schaefer
Legacy Offshore
Underwater Expeditions

Silvetti
GeoLab Technical Services Ltd. (UK)
Alternative Positioning Solutions LLC -APS
Silvetti Marine Services LLC
Marine Surveys LLC
five GeoLab Companies;
GeoLab Technical Services Ltd. (UK), GeoLab srl. (Italy), GeoLab bv (Netherlands), GeoLab LLC (USA) and GeoLab Technical Services Nigeria Ltd. (Nigeria).


DO THEY HAVE A CONNECT TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?

Permian Asset Management
Permian Energy
GBK CAPITAL N.V which is GOMEZ, LINCOLN DELWIN
GPJ HOLDINGS, INC which is Justin Solomon
Seisma Oil Research, LLC
Partner Bret Boteler, of Enermax, Inc Based In Hurst, TX,
about their exclusive drilling partner Evans Energy (E2)
4G Companies
Neofirma
Director of GeoTech Oil
Geotech, LLC
Geotech operates as Geotech Oil & Gas Company, LLC or any other companies Justin Solomon might be involved in
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Note - Permian Energy.........have to be careful on Permian energy.
The one we are looking for they say all the employees are part of the company which I assume to be Permian Asset Management... there is a Permian Energy based out of Texas that I followed for two days but I do not believe is the right one.




Jen are You sure this is not the right Permian Energy

Federal Security Protection Services and Permian Energy International Announce That They Have...
Publication: Business Wire
Date: Tuesday, May 3 2005

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DENVER -- Federal Security Protection Services, Inc. (OTCBB:FSPS) and its subsidiary Permian Energy International (PEI) announce the agreement with Bald Eagle Operating, Andrews, Texas, Redhorn Oil & Gas, Midland, Texas, Zachry Oil & Gas, Midland, Texas, and Kinney Energy, Andrews, Texas















for the use of the patented Thermal Pulse Unit technology on candidate oil and gas wells. Total number of candidate wells to be treated in the existing client list includes 250 wells in the Yates, San Andres, Sprayberry, and Abo formations. Through its active day to day operations, PEI has secured exclusive territorial rights to using the Thermal Pulse Unit in Andrews, Gaines, and Harris Counties, Texas. Andrews and Gaines Counties are some of the top producing in the state of Texas. PEI has worked scheduled in Lea, Roosevelt, and Chavez Counties in New Mexico as well as Ector, Midland, Scurry, and Howard Counties in Texas. The Thermal Pulse Technology continues to be a reliable and cost effective tool for paraffin and salt control in both shallow and deep formations that produce oil and gas.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, statements as to our future operating results; our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies; the impact of investments that we expect to make; the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest; the ability of our portfolio companies to achieve their objectives; our expected financings and investments; the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; and the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies.




http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/financial/5115191-1.html



This is what we know about the Permian energy we are interested in as of right now 

SOUNDS LIKE THEY WILL DO LAND WELLS AND OFFSHORE STUFF ALSO ??

2-D and 3-D AnalysisHaving the correct scientific data Is critical for success when investing in oil. Permian Energy uses the most advanced computer imagery software in the world today. Our team of professionals uses a comprehensive suite of geological, petrophysical and mapping applications. Utilizing a shared-visualization environment and database, our geological applications ensure that, regardless of the exploration or development challenge, our team has all the necessary tools to compliment their collective expertise.

Regardless of whether our challenge is structural or stratigraphic, onshore or offshore, the systems we use provide proven, robust solutions that ensure accurate interpretations and high productivity in the most demanding plays. From our traditional 2-D and 3-D seismic interpretations to our powerful multi-volume visualization models, our geophysical tools integrate with our entire family of upstream technology to afford us all the scientific information we utilize to make confident and knowledgeable decisions.


Permian Energy employs the leading providers of seismic processing tools for 2-D, 3-D and 4-D land and marine surveys. From interactive velocity analysis, through powerful algorithms for prestack and post-stack imaging, our processing tools provide high-resolution results to our team and to our industry partners. These applications have been optimized for high-performance, high value, multi-processor hardware cluster.
 The significant difference between hitting pay or a dry hole often resides in our ability to understand lithology and fluid properties at the drill target. We carefully evaluate our comprehensive set of well-to-seismic calibration tools that allow interpreters to correlate essential information such as prestack response, well-control data and seismic synthetics, ensuring the right prospects are being generated.

The ability to select optimal drilling targets depends on our ability to build an accurate subsurface model. Using the most impressive graphic software, Seisma Oil Research, LLC’s research team and affiliates can easily perform time-to-depth conversions and velocity modeling - fast and accurately. This ensures that Seisma is in complete control of the subsurface picture.

Permian is committed to staying on the leading edge of this exciting field of science. Our team approach has, and will continue to benefit, those involved in the origination, development, interpretation, and deployment of our company’s resources.
http://www.permianco.com/research/index.html
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PERMIAN ENERGY

 

from the original press release

 

:: About Permian Asset Management, AVV

Permian Asset Management is one the industry's leading independent brokers of Oil Well Joint Venture Partnerships. Their projects and, their partners projects, to date have realized in excess of a hundred million barrels of petrochemical product.

Their staffs are experts in their field with backgrounds in venture capital, major oil companies, well drillers, rig and pumping operators and petrochemical marketers.

Permian Energy is a private concern, and all its owners are active employees of the company.

You may visit Permian Asset Management, AVV online at http://www.permianco.com/.

https://www.seismaresearch.com/media/permian-partnership.html

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Joint Venture Partners and their Permian Energy Account Executive / Advisor, with access to the complete range of Permian services and resources, work closely towards achieving financial success for each and every Joint Venture Partner. Permian Energy Account Executives / Advisors are highly trained to understand a partner’s needs and to help them develop the financial strategies that can satisfy them the most – today, and in those most important years that lie ahead.

Through a Permian Energy Account Executive / Advisor partners benefit from Permian Energy’s powerful capabilities: our respected investment research, 2-D and 3-D seismic analysis, Oil Industry Partner associations and access to industry specialists with decades of experience, knowledge and associations of their own. It's a multi-faceted collaboration that our partners find has so much to offer.

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Your relationship with Permian Energy is about more than investing money. It’s about sharing your family’s aspirations and building a long-term and lasting relationship with our company on the whole, and specifically, with your Account Executive / Advisor.

Your key contact with us is your Account Executive / Advisor. Permian Energy will put all of the collective man-power and resources of our firm behind your Account Executive / Advisor to help you in the pursuit of achieving your goals.

Your Account Executive / Advisor is committed to knowing you, your economic needs, your investment goals, your tolerance for risk, your time contingencies and any other elements that may influence our recommendations.

We will help you to fully understand and comprehend your specific investment choices and we will help you set sensible goals for the returns on your investments, as well as the long-term performance and related risks of those choices.

Your Account Executive / Advisor will always be available for discussions with you about the condition of your investments with Permian Energy.

We will make available timely account and transaction information that precisely reflects the investment positions you hold with Permian Energy.

We will disclose any and all information related to the way all financial transactions between you and Permian transpire, including commissions and fees associated with your account.

We will share our policies and practices relating to the privacy of the information you provide us.
http://www.permianco.com/investors/investment-consulting.html



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 11:26:20 AM
Versus what we know about the Texas Permian - looks to be two different companies:

Permian Energy is an independent oil and gas service and development company that is building long-term growth by providing gas compression and enhanced oil and gas recovery solutions to the energy industry. Permian Energy is leading in the application of innovative technology designed to significantly improve the industry's production and reserve base, including: techniques for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), gas lift compression, and general surface compression for gathering and processing systems.
Permian Energy provides a unique gas compressor that provides solutions for surface and downhole gas compression as well as for a tool for Enhanced Oil Recovery This technology rivals all conventional machines and techniques in both arenas at a cost per unit and a cost per barrel of recovered hydrocarbon.
The technology known as the Hydraulic Gas Compressor (HGC) has been developed over the past 8 years with over 6000 hours of actual testing and run time. The commercialization of the HGC is now a reality. The multi-use, multi-dimensional machine is ready to for rigorous applications in the oil and gas industry.
Permian Energy has been working with the HGC technology for more than three years and itself has applied the unit for gas lift, thermal recovery of heavy oil, and surface compression. Permian Energy currently is focusing its business development in the Permian Basin of West Texas and eastern New Mexico.
http://www.permianenergy.com/

 
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this looks like it- same write up as above on thier website

 

Permian Energy Services, Inc

Company Information
PO BOX 433

Andrews, TX 79714

United States

Phone: 1 432 523 2929

Fax: 1 432 523 2803

 

Permian Energy is an independent oil and gas service and development company that is building long-term growth by providing gas compression and enhanced oil and gas recovery solutions to the energy industry. Permian Energy is leading in the application of innovative technology designed to significantly improve the industry's production and reserve base, including: techniques for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), gas lift compression, and general surface compression for gathering and processing systems. Permian Energy provides a unique gas compressor that provides solutions for surface and downhole gas compression as well as for a tool for Enhanced Oil Recovery This technology rivals all conventional machines and techniques in both arenas at a cost per unit and a cost per barrel of recovered hydrocarbon. The technology known as the Hydraulic Gas Compressor (HGC) has been developed over the past 8 years with over 6000 hours of actual testing and run time. The commercialization of the HGC is now a reality. The multi-use, multi-dimensional machine is ready to for rigorous applications in the oil and gas industry. Permian Energy has been working with the HGC technology for more than three years and itself has applied the unit for gas lift, thermal recovery of heavy oil, and surface compression. Permian Energy currently is focusing

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Corporate Structure
TOP EXECUTIVES

Bob Clark , Garth Powell , Jan Wren , Coby Moore
BOARD MEMBERS

Jan Wren

http://www.portfolio.com/resources/company-profiles/Permian-Energy-Services-Inc-802164

 

 

THIS PERMIAN ENERGY ABOVE HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH PLATINA BELOW

www.secinfo.com/d11gH9.zs.9.htm

 

On March 11, 2005, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Permian Energy Services, L.P. ("Permian L.P."), a Texas limited partnership, whereby the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Permian Energy International ("Permian International"), a Nevada corporation formed on March 30, 2005, acquired on April 6, 2005 certain marketing, distribution and license rights to various patented thermal pulse units ("TPU") to the oil and gas industry for enhanced oil recovery. The assets that were purchased consist primarily of the assignment to Permian International of (i) an exclusive marketing agreement between Permian L.P. and Bi-Comp, L.L.C., (ii) a joint venture agreement between Permian L.P. and Daystar Oil and Gas Corporation,
(iii) a letter agreement between Permian L.P. and Wyoming Energy Corporation, and (iv) a verbal licensing use and distribution agreement between Permian L.P. and Penney Resources, LLC regarding the "Penney Pump." In addition, Permian L.P. transferred to the Company intellectual property regarding TPU applications for oil recovery from wells and for acid gas re-injection.

The Company's principal place of business is 4255 South Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110.

BUSINESS

Platina Energy Group Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary Permian Energy International (collectively, the "Company") has acquired the marketing and distribution rights, on an exclusive and non-exclusive basis, to a unique "enhanced recovery solution" that stimulates and recovers oil and gas from stripper (low volume) wells at a fraction of the cost of other methodologies available in the industry today.

The Company's enhanced recovery solution through its marketing and distribution agreements utilizes "Hydraulic Gas Compressor" (HGC) technology in a "Thermal Pulse Unit" (TPU) application. The TPU incorporates a patented hydraulically driven compressor technology, which creates 350F+ heat and 1,500+psi pressures for utilization in well cleanup, stimulation and production. The TPU has various configurations and attributes that replace conventional methodologies for day-to-day operations of oil and gas production. The TPU can be sized to fit small to large applications and can be powered by diesel, natural gas, propane or electricity. Management of the Company believes that the TPU technology will compete successfully with all current stimulation and recovery methodology on the basis of both cost effectiveness and long term results.

http://sec.edgar-online.com/platina-energy-group-inc/10ksb-annual-report-small-business-issuers/2005/06/29/Section3.aspx

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Platina Energy Group, IncSee OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB). :PLTG), (Frankfurt:O5Y) announces that Permian Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Platina Energy Group, is forming a joint venture alliance using the Company's rights and licenses for the proprietary Thermal Pulse

. Such an alliance would enable considerable distribution access to this innovative and environmentally friendly


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About Platina Energy Group

Platina is an E & P Company that owns oil and gas lease properties in Texas and Tennessee. The Company currently produces oil from one field. It also owns oil and gas leases for proven and unproven reserves for which it is currently obtaining drilling permits. Platina owns rights to a German inspired, proprietary technology that allows for the cost effective recovery of certain types of untapped oil reserves

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Platina+Energy's+Proprietary+and+Innovative+Thermal+Pulse+Unit...-a0166765889



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 11:33:43 AM

This is a PDF file and always have trouble with Them but Please go to the link to Pages 26 and 27.....Looks Very Interesting...This is only part of the article.

Please forgive Me for not relaying this very well...I'm getting really tired and My eyes have about had it for the night.. ::MonkeyHaHa::   







http://www.upstreamonline.com/multimedia/archive/00026/ONSwed_26379a.pdf.


The SelecT group of half a dozen proponents currently pushingthe compressed natural gas (cnG) conceptasaviablebusinessmodel for gas distribution have yet to achieve that much hoped for, but so far elusive, maiden contract for one of their number.however, there is talk of a breakthrough deal within months and a number of these teams are understood to be negotiating promising projects. Perhaps the most buoyant among them is calgary-based company Sea nG, the outfit with the longest pedigree, tracing its roots back to the coselle concept it started evolving 10 years ago in its original incarnation as cran and Stenning. late last month Sea nG revealed that it has gone as far as inaugurating the construction site that it will use to build the giant coils of pipe that are at the heart of the coselle concept. it has settled on Gunsan of South Korea to construct the coselles. “we spent a long time finding the optimum location,” says chief executive Dave Stenning, “and we have finally chosen this site on the west coast about two and a half hour’s drive south of Seoul, allowing good access to chinese and Korean yards.” as for construction of the hull for a cnG vessel: “we have a number of possibilities, includ-ing a small Korean shipyard that is holding a slot open for us.“So we really do have all of our ducks in line for a first com-mercial contract and we are get-ting very close to a project,” says Stenning. “we are hoping that we could sign a deal in the next two or three months.” The caribbean and Mediterra-nean are where Sea nG appears to have its most promising pros-pects. in particular, although the company is making no official comment, Sea nG is understood to be in the running for a project in the caribbean that, if it gets off the ground, could well be the one that starts the cnG ball roll-ing. This is a proposal to carry gas from colombia to markets in that region. as Upstream noted last month, canadian producer Pacific rubi-ales energy is looking into the feasibility of offering volumes of gas from its la cresciente field in north-west colombia to smaller regional consumers such as Jamaica, Panama, the Dominican republic, aruba and curazao. Typically, this type of cus-tomer does not have the market or industrial capacity to invest in lnG imports.“we are focusing on cnG as opposed to lnG, due mainly to the size of the potential market and the travelling distance,” edu-ardo lima, Pacific rubiale’s vice president for projects develop-ment was reported as saying.Volumes in the range between 20 million and 50 million cubic feet of gas per day might be exported, said the company.This is exactly the sort of project that the cnG fraternity has been promoting as their niche. Says Stenning: “we have defined our sector as handling volumes of gas of no more than half a bil-lion cubic feet per day, and over a distance of no more than 2000 kilometres. we are not a billion cubic foot a day technology, nor one that is going to travel three or four thousand kilometres.” in fact, at present the main focus for the company falls far closer to the 100 million to 200 million cubic foot range than half a billion. he notes that the empha-sis in the cnG business is now changing from ‘stranded gas’ to ‘stranded markets’, for example allowing markets that are now burning heavy or light fuel oil, and are relatively nearby to large gas supplies, to access that gas in an economic fashion.There is also another dark horse in the background. This is the possibility of using cnG as a means of dealing with associated gas in a time of ever-more strin-gent legislation against flaring of gas.The gas storage coselle in the Sea nG design is essentially a coil of 17 kilometres of six-inch diam-eter steel pipe. when filled with gas at a pressure of 3200 psi it holds about 3 million cubic feet. The company has a range of ship sizes able to accommodate anything from six to 84 coselles. The smallest is essentially a barge. Then there are three ships - the c16 with 16 coselles, which is Sea NG chief executive DavidStenning (above) selectedGunsan, South Korea, as the yardwhere his company will build the Coselle carousels that are at theheart of its particular variation onthe theme of compressed naturalgas, here (main image) seenbeing loaded out into the hullGraphic/Photo: SEA NGOpportunity knocks for CNGColombian gas field looks strong candidate to give proponent Sea NGa first commercial contract for compressed natural gas developmentSea NG keeps it simple26ONS OFFICIAL SHOW DAILYWEDNESDAY, 27 AUGUST 2008 TECHTALKADRIAN COTTRILLStavangerTHE SEA NG design is one of the simplest of the various concepts for compressed natural gas transport being promoted by interested groups.Over the past 10 years it has evolved the Coselle, a large coil of pipe — typically 17 kilometres of six-inch diameter high-quality linepipe — wound into a cylindrical storage carousel and weighing about 500 tonnes in all. CNG concepts in general transport gas at a pressure that can range from about 1500 psi up to 4000 psi, and at a temperature between minus 40 Celsius and plus 30C.This gives a compression ratio of 250 to 350:1 compared with gas at atmospheric pressure. This is not as efficient as the 600:1 ratio of liquefied natural gas but it is a whole lot cheaper to achieve. In the Sea NG concept, the gas is at 3200 psi and a temperature around minus 15 degrees Celsius, ending up at a compression ratio of 285:1.Prior to loading, the natural gas requires minimal treatment.“It is telling that in the last year confidence in the technology has grown, and now the commercial aspects are receiving greater attention than the technical issues that once were the major focus,” said Michael Hanrahan of the Centre for Marine CNG.
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Page 27
y knocks for CNGHalf-dozen developers chasing a gold medalWEDNESDAY, 27 AUGUST 200827ONS OFFICIAL SHOW DAILYWelcome toBooth No: 700 Hall GSevanMarinaASA,August2008FPSOFloating Production Storage OffloadingFDPSOFloatingDrillingProduction Storage OffloadingMSVMultipurposeSupportVesselFAUFloatingAccomodationUnitMODUMobileOffshoreDrillingUnitFLNGFloatingLiquefiedNaturalGas productionGTWGasToWire(Offshore powerplant)CUrreNTLY there are six serious proponents developing marine CNgtechnology, and at least four projects could be close to sanction.That is what Michael Hanrahan, managing director of the independent Centre for Marine CNg, based in St John’s, Newfoundland, told the gastech conference in Qatar earlier this year.The technology is in the final stages of commercialisation with the first project anticipated to be on line in 2010, he said. He also noted that “the customer focus has shifted from integrated oil companies to national oil companies. “regional solutions continue to be the focus for this niche technology that complements LNg and pipelines for stranded gas monetisation at relatively low cost.“Capital costs are much less for a CNgsolution and it is scalable from river barges up to LNg size ships. However, its lower energy density than LNgmeans the economic supply distance has a theoretical upper limit of around 2000 nautical miles.” as for the providers of CNgtechnology, three of the six are Canadian: Sea Ng, Trans CNginternational, and Trans ocean gas. Two more are Norwegian: Knutsen and CeTech Marine. enerSea is from the US.Hanrahan provided thumbnail sketches of the six groups.Sea NG, in the form of its predecessor company Cran and Stenning of Calgary, was the first to apply pipeline concepts to shipping natural gas. Over the past 10 years it has evolved the Coselle, a large coil of pipe wound into a cylindrical storage carousel weighing about 500 tonnes. The Coselle ship design gained full classification approval for construction by ABS in September 2006, the same year that Sea NG partnered with Marubeni and TeeKay.EnerSea partnership includes Mitsui and Hyundai as proposed shipbuilder. Its Votrans system (above) stores gas at minus 30°C, an approach it claims compresses more gas into a given volume at approximately half the pressure of competitors. Lower pressure also allows thinner walled cylinders, which in turn reduces weight and cost. Offloading uses a chilled liquid fluid that is pumped in to displace the gas at constant pressure.CETech Marine was formed in August 2004 by Statoil, Teekay Shipping and Hoegh, and earlier development work had been pursued in a preliminary project since 2002. The company is keeping details of its technology under wraps.Trans Ocean Gas of Newfoundland(left) bases it approach around fibre reinforced plastic pressure vessels. These sit vertically in steel frames with connecting manifolds at top and bottom that allow removal of condensed natural gas liquids during a voyage. The company claims a weight only a third of steel’s for its pressure vessels, along with good resistance to corrosion and to temperatures as low as minus 80 degrees C. Trans CNG bases its system around lightweight composite pipe technology under licence from NCF Industries. It operates at ambient temperature and a pressure above 3000 psi. The company is a joint venture of TransCanada Pipelines and Overseas Shipholding Group. Knutsen OAS employs vertical cylinders for gas containment, claiming simplicity and robustness with an all-steel design operating at ambient temperature. Like most of the other proponents, it uses high pressure, in this case 4000 psi. Europipe and DNV have been contributors to the technology development and the former has been qualified by DNV as supplier of containment cylinders.already approved for construc-tion; the c25, which should receive that approval shortly; and the c84 farther into the future.“From a safety perspective the technical advantage is that we use coils of small diameter pipe rather than one large diameter vessel, says robert Dick, vice president of operations at Sea nG. The 10-hectare site at Gusan will allow the automated con-struction of coselles. Marine construction corpo-ration (Mcc), a wholly owned Korean subsidiary of Sea nG, anticipates the facility will be in full production of the containers by late 2009, allowing Sea nG to begin construction of its fleet of ships. “a coselle is just another 500-tonne block in the shipbuild-ing process that can be loaded into a hull in the same way as any other block during ship construc-tion, so it is all very straightfor-ward,” says Stenning.“The X70 pipe that we use has gone up 50% in price over the last 18 months but with Marubeni ito-chu Steel as a partner availability is not an issue.“we can have as much pipe as we need given a three-month order period. having been the first cnG group to receive full classification approval, Sea nG now has high hopes it will be the first to win a commercial contract.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Another link to the article from Sea NG website


07-16-2008 Caribbean CNG Push - Upstream International Oil & Gas News
Canadian oil and gas producer Pacific Rubiales is studying a project to export natural gas from a Columbian field to energy markets in the Caribbean
 

http://www.coselle.com/adminpanel/newspublish/home.viewdetails.php?news_id=24

Sea NG Website

http://www.coselle.com/index.php


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 04, 2009, 11:43:54 AM
Venezuela Signs Engineering Accords for Gas Project
by Raul Gallegos    Dow Jones Newswires
Friday, March 06, 2009
CARACAS (Dow Jones)
Petroleos de Venezuela SA, PdVSA, signed new agreements Friday with oil companies from Europe, Asia and the U.S. for the engineering phase of the Delta Caribe natural gas project.

The two operating deals signed mark another stage in the process of developing two trains of a large LNG venture in Eastern Venezuela that is still in its initial stages.

Portugal's Galp Energia SGPS SA (GALP.LB), the U.S.'s Chevron Corp. (CVX), Argentina's Energia Argentina SA, and Japan's Mitsui & Co. (8031.TO) together signed deals with PdVSA for the engineering stage of train one and train two of the LNG venture.

"In these deals these companies become responsible for the engineering phase that represents a $200 million investment," Eulogio Del Pino, a PdVSA board member said at a the signing ceremony.

Venezuela's oil industry authorities selected the partners last September and signed initial accords to get the Delta Caribe venture in motion.

The first train is made up of a gas pipeline connecting the the offshore block two of the Deltana platform to a liquefaction plant known CIGMA, that is now under construction. Train one requires an overall investment of $6.4 billion, according to PdVSA figures.

Train two would connect the plant to the Mariscal Sucre offshore gas project controlled entirely by PdVSA. Investment for this train would require $5.2 billion to develop.

The Andean country claims it has proven natural gas reserves of 180 trillion cubic feet, and through a series of projects, hopes to secure an additional 166 trillion cubic feet, half of that located in off-shore fields.

President Hugo Chavez made it clear that Venezuela initially would seek to supply the natural gas needs of the local economy, and would only export whatever is left over. Some companies have in the past expressed reservations about the government's insistence on selling the natural gas locally before looking to the export market.

Copyright (c) 2009 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

http://www.downstreamtoday.com/News/ArticlePrint.aspx?aid=15473


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 02:28:27 PM
Here's a thought - let's narrow the scope of our research for a bit.  Just because this could be a fit - and would definitely save us some time.

So let's see if we can either confirm a connection - or rule it out.

??????


IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN MARAVEN S.A. AND MERMIS/SCHAEFER  

Mr. Oduber said his country had its own central banking system, Parliamentary form of governance and an independent judiciary. Aruban island nation, situated off the coast of Venezuela in South America, was engaged in its coastal waters for offshore drilling for oil and was hopeful of finding rich deposits as in Venezuela and Columbia.
http://www.incargroup.com/press/2007_12_01_archive.html
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4838.msg781012#msg781012

Reply #12 hotping

Oil Exploration Licenses

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Incl. ARUBA)
 
Production Sharing Contract Dated 19 March 1989 Between NOCA & Maraven S.A. For Contract Area II Offshore Aruba   (Supplement 74 /Page 1)
 
Production Sharing Contract Dated 14 March 1989 Between NOCA & Hamilton Oil (Aruba) Corporation for Contract Area I Offshore Aruba (Supplement 72 /Page 1)
 
Occidental Production Sharing Contract Dated 10 March 1989 for Contract Area II (Offshore) (Supplement 71 /Page 1)
http://www.ciglobal.com/page126.html
===============

TALKS ABOUT 3 WELLS

On the third page bottom of the middle column and right hand column,
www.knvts.nl/S&W%20archief/Drilling%20exploration.pdf


LOOKS LIKE IT WAS DRILLED FOR

Maraven S.A

 

Booz, Allen and Hamilton. YPFB's 1995 budget is set at US$93 million, ..... Maraven (a subsidiary of PDVSA) and Chevron are concluding proposals for ...

www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/purl/95328-zZCoZ6/webviewable/95328.pdf

Conoco Inc. and the Maraven unit of Petroleos de Venezuela SA (Pdvsa) have signed a final agreement to form a joint venture to develop and market extra heavy crude from Venezuela's Orinoco region
http://www.ogj.com/currentissue/index.cfm?p=7&v=93&i=47

Senior AnalystMs. Neray heads the SDC Analysis Group.Her current work involves a multi-year evaluation of the impact of U.S. Department of Justice funding programs on state criminal history records.She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from McGill University and a S.M. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Prior to joining SDC in 1996, Ms. Neray was employed by Raytheon, Digital Equipment Corporation, the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and Maraven SA (formerly, Shell Oil of Venezuela).  
http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Neray_Robin_373632.aspx

Control over the state-owned oil company, PDVSA, has been in dispute in Venezuela, perhaps ever since the company was first nationalized in 1976. When PDVSA was first nationalized, the transnational corporations’ dependencies were turned into fourteen Venezuelan companies, which corresponded with the fourteen main transnational oil companies that did business in Venezuela.[12] The entire management had years earlier already been Venezuelan and this management did not change with nationalization. For example, the former president of Shell Venezuela was the same as the new president of Maraven, the newly nationalized Shell Venezuela.  
http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/74

Mermis did a deal with a Venezuelan company and Sent it to the company he went with after he left Superior. Could that company have been Maravan above ???

If he did one deal that he sent to Kaplan - did he do other deals that he kept At Superior?  Or kicked one over to Legacy?


04/2007
According to CW 1 (a Confidential Witness in the Class Action Lawsuit):  “…around the time of the IPO, Mermis was trying to attain a project out of Venezuela.  Rather than securing that work for Superior, Mermis instead sent the project to Kaplan Industry - a Company he joined after the bankruptcy.” [page  25]

FROM TIMELINE Reply #38  KTF

Jim Mermis left Superior Offshore for Kaplan Industry...

Has a long history of working with Government and National Oil & Gas Company, PDVSA, in Venezuela. http://kaplanindustry.com/http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4838.msg794330#msg794330

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN SCHAEFER/MERMIS AND OCCIDENTAL?

Occidental (petroleum) of Aruba

ARUBA

After reports in 1987 that indicated that the Government of Aruba and the Caribbean Development & Commerce Co. had agreed to reopen the former Exxon Corp. Lago refinery, in January 1988, Aruba and Exxon signed an agreement to dismantle the refinery. The dismantling, according to reports, was to
begin by September 30 and would be completed by 1994. The powerplant and other installations of interest to the Government were to be left in place.
The agreement relieved Exxon of its obligation to return the property to its original condition. Other issues such as back taxes and environmental damage were not resolved. Exxon expressed interest in using some of the facilities for an oil transshipment operation.

Occidental Petroleum Corp. ' s subsidiary, Occidental International Exploration
& Production Co. obtained a production-sharing contract with Aruba
for the 173,000-acre Block II. Occidental International, with an 80% interest
in the venture, committed itself under contract to drill an exploration well
on the offshore block within 18 months. According to Occidental Petroleum
Corp.'s annual report, the company had actively pursued exploration in this
area since 1981.
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/EcoNatRes/EcoNatRes-idx?type=div&did=ECONATRES.MINYB1988V3.ITORRES3&isize=text







Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 04, 2009, 02:58:54 PM

I've been trying to find Chevron's RFPs/Bids/Tenders to their suppliers/contractors for work on the Cardon III, I'm coming up empty.  Strange.  That information should be available, so I think I just haven't looked in the right places yet...





Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 03:05:34 PM

I've been trying to find Chevron's RFPs/Bids/Tenders to their suppliers/contractors for work on the Cardon III, I'm coming up empty.  Strange.  That information should be available, so I think I just haven't looked in the right places yet...





 ::MonkeyHaHa::  Don't feel bad!  I haven't found it either!!  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 03:07:28 PM
Here is an excellent resource for contract awards in that industry.

started checking  2009.04.29 
checked back to  2008.07.24

http://www.subseaworld.com/contracts


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 04, 2009, 03:26:14 PM
I have not been able to do much today as other things had to be addressed here, but I'll try again later, hopefully.  These possible connections are tricky to find.  I did find one last night, I beleive the COO of Deepocean, name is/was Perry Balls previously worked for Geolab.   

I forgot to look back to see where I found that CalDive contract.  Not sure if it's the same link Jen just posted, or not.   


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 04, 2009, 03:44:27 PM
I have not been able to do much today as other things had to be addressed here, but I'll try again later, hopefully.  These possible connections are tricky to find.  I did find one last night, I beleive the COO of Deepocean, name is/was Perry Balls previously worked for Geolab.   

I forgot to look back to see where I found that CalDive contract.  Not sure if it's the same link Jen just posted, or not.   


She said Perry Balls.

Heh heh heh.

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 04, 2009, 04:03:51 PM
I have not been able to do much today as other things had to be addressed here, but I'll try again later, hopefully.  These possible connections are tricky to find.  I did find one last night, I beleive the COO of Deepocean, name is/was Perry Balls previously worked for Geolab.   

I forgot to look back to see where I found that CalDive contract.  Not sure if it's the same link Jen just posted, or not.   


She said Perry Balls.

Heh heh heh.

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


 ::MonkeyHaHa::   

Perry Balls (born 1961), Regional Manager, UK

Mr. Balls has over 25 years of experience in survey, geophysical and ROV operations, joining DeepOcean in 2005 following the merger with Oceanteam. Prior to this different corporate and strategic development positions with GeoLab together with financial and operational management positions within DSND Subsea Ltd and Seateam Technology ASA. Mr. Balls is a UK citizen with residence in Norwich, United Kingdom.

http://www.deepocean.no/index.cfm?id=219683



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 04:07:07 PM
I have not been able to do much today as other things had to be addressed here, but I'll try again later, hopefully.  These possible connections are tricky to find.  I did find one last night, I beleive the COO of Deepocean, name is/was Perry Balls previously worked for Geolab.   

I forgot to look back to see where I found that CalDive contract.  Not sure if it's the same link Jen just posted, or not.   


She said Perry Balls.

Heh heh heh.

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


 ::MonkeyHaHa::   

Perry Balls (born 1961), Regional Manager, UK

Mr. Balls has over 25 years of experience in survey, geophysical and ROV operations, joining DeepOcean in 2005 following the merger with Oceanteam. Prior to this different corporate and strategic development positions with GeoLab together with financial and operational management positions within DSND Subsea Ltd and Seateam Technology ASA. Mr. Balls is a UK citizen with residence in Norwich, United Kingdom.

http://www.deepocean.no/index.cfm?id=219683



Thanks 2NJ!


And wouldn't you at least change your first name?  To ANYTHING that doesn't sound like "Harry"

 ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 04, 2009, 04:35:53 PM
I have not been able to do much today as other things had to be addressed here, but I'll try again later, hopefully.  These possible connections are tricky to find.  I did find one last night, I beleive the COO of Deepocean, name is/was Perry Balls previously worked for Geolab.   

I forgot to look back to see where I found that CalDive contract.  Not sure if it's the same link Jen just posted, or not.   


She said Perry Balls.

Heh heh heh.

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


 ::MonkeyHaHa::   

Perry Balls (born 1961), Regional Manager, UK

Mr. Balls has over 25 years of experience in survey, geophysical and ROV operations, joining DeepOcean in 2005 following the merger with Oceanteam. Prior to this different corporate and strategic development positions with GeoLab together with financial and operational management positions within DSND Subsea Ltd and Seateam Technology ASA. Mr. Balls is a UK citizen with residence in Norwich, United Kingdom.

http://www.deepocean.no/index.cfm?id=219683



Thanks 2NJ!


And wouldn't you at least change your first name?  To ANYTHING that doesn't sound like "Harry"

 ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::

I'd have trouble just calling him Mr. Balls. 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 04, 2009, 04:38:40 PM
Is Jim Mermis related to Mermis Engineering, Inc. in Houston?

Also, do you think Kenneth Mermis is related....seems to be dealing with similar clients.  See partial list of clients on this site.

http://www.leecyn.com/site/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 04:41:50 PM
Here's a thought - let's narrow the scope of our research for a bit.  Just because this could be a fit - and would definitely save us some time.

So let's see if we can either confirm a connection - or rule it out.

??????


IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN MARAVEN S.A. AND MERMIS/SCHAEFER  

Mr. Oduber said his country had its own central banking system, Parliamentary form of governance and an independent judiciary. Aruban island nation, situated off the coast of Venezuela in South America, was engaged in its coastal waters for offshore drilling for oil and was hopeful of finding rich deposits as in Venezuela and Columbia.
http://www.incargroup.com/press/2007_12_01_archive.html
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4838.msg781012#msg781012

Reply #12 hotping

Oil Exploration Licenses

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Incl. ARUBA)
 
Production Sharing Contract Dated 19 March 1989 Between NOCA & Maraven S.A. For Contract Area II Offshore Aruba   (Supplement 74 /Page 1)
 
Production Sharing Contract Dated 14 March 1989 Between NOCA & Hamilton Oil (Aruba) Corporation for Contract Area I Offshore Aruba (Supplement 72 /Page 1)
 
Occidental Production Sharing Contract Dated 10 March 1989 for Contract Area II (Offshore) (Supplement 71 /Page 1)
http://www.ciglobal.com/page126.html
===============

TALKS ABOUT 3 WELLS

On the third page bottom of the middle column and right hand column,
www.knvts.nl/S&W%20archief/Drilling%20exploration.pdf


LOOKS LIKE IT WAS DRILLED FOR

Maraven S.A

 

Booz, Allen and Hamilton. YPFB's 1995 budget is set at US$93 million, ..... Maraven (a subsidiary of PDVSA) and Chevron are concluding proposals for ...

www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/purl/95328-zZCoZ6/webviewable/95328.pdf

Conoco Inc. and the Maraven unit of Petroleos de Venezuela SA (Pdvsa) have signed a final agreement to form a joint venture to develop and market extra heavy crude from Venezuela's Orinoco region
http://www.ogj.com/currentissue/index.cfm?p=7&v=93&i=47

Senior AnalystMs. Neray heads the SDC Analysis Group.Her current work involves a multi-year evaluation of the impact of U.S. Department of Justice funding programs on state criminal history records.She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from McGill University and a S.M. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Prior to joining SDC in 1996, Ms. Neray was employed by Raytheon, Digital Equipment Corporation, the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and Maraven SA (formerly, Shell Oil of Venezuela).  
http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Neray_Robin_373632.aspx

Control over the state-owned oil company, PDVSA, has been in dispute in Venezuela, perhaps ever since the company was first nationalized in 1976. When PDVSA was first nationalized, the transnational corporations’ dependencies were turned into fourteen Venezuelan companies, which corresponded with the fourteen main transnational oil companies that did business in Venezuela.[12] The entire management had years earlier already been Venezuelan and this management did not change with nationalization. For example, the former president of Shell Venezuela was the same as the new president of Maraven, the newly nationalized Shell Venezuela.  
http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/74

Mermis did a deal with a Venezuelan company and Sent it to the company he went with after he left Superior. Could that company have been Maravan above ???

If he did one deal that he sent to Kaplan - did he do other deals that he kept At Superior?  Or kicked one over to Legacy?


04/2007
According to CW 1 (a Confidential Witness in the Class Action Lawsuit):  “…around the time of the IPO, Mermis was trying to attain a project out of Venezuela.  Rather than securing that work for Superior, Mermis instead sent the project to Kaplan Industry - a Company he joined after the bankruptcy.” [page  25]

FROM TIMELINE Reply #38  KTF

Jim Mermis left Superior Offshore for Kaplan Industry...

Has a long history of working with Government and National Oil & Gas Company, PDVSA, in Venezuela. http://kaplanindustry.com/http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4838.msg794330#msg794330

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN SCHAEFER/MERMIS AND OCCIDENTAL?

Occidental (petroleum) of Aruba

ARUBA

After reports in 1987 that indicated that the Government of Aruba and the Caribbean Development & Commerce Co. had agreed to reopen the former Exxon Corp. Lago refinery, in January 1988, Aruba and Exxon signed an agreement to dismantle the refinery. The dismantling, according to reports, was to
begin by September 30 and would be completed by 1994. The powerplant and other installations of interest to the Government were to be left in place.
The agreement relieved Exxon of its obligation to return the property to its original condition. Other issues such as back taxes and environmental damage were not resolved. Exxon expressed interest in using some of the facilities for an oil transshipment operation.

Occidental Petroleum Corp. ' s subsidiary, Occidental International Exploration
& Production Co. obtained a production-sharing contract with Aruba
for the 173,000-acre Block II. Occidental International, with an 80% interest
in the venture, committed itself under contract to drill an exploration well
on the offshore block within 18 months. According to Occidental Petroleum
Corp.'s annual report, the company had actively pursued exploration in this
area since 1981.
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/EcoNatRes/EcoNatRes-idx?type=div&did=ECONATRES.MINYB1988V3.ITORRES3&isize=text






Maraven SA

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DESCRIPTION
 CLIENT
 M-H
 YEAR
 
Inspection, preparing and maintenance of Gasoline Storage Tanks at Catia La Mar, Cantinas and Carenero Distribution Plants.
 PDVSA-Dist. Ven.
 10,100
 2,001-02
 
ISO 9000 & ISO 14000 Certification for ULE and Bajo Grande Gas Fractionating Plants.
 PDVSA-Gas
 10,500
 2001
 
Basic and Details Engineering for the fire-fighting network at the ULE Gas Fractionating Plant Update.
 PDVSA-Gas
 6,500
 2,000-01
 
Technical evaluation of the existing fire-fighting network at the ULE Gas Fractionating Plant
 PDVSA-Gas
 1,200
 2,000
 
Basic Engineering for Pipe Rack crossing Avenida El Ejército at Catia la Mar.
 PDVSA-Distr. Ven.
 1,550
 2,000
 
Glycol and Propane Storage Tanks Instrumentation projects at San Joaquín Booster plant
 PDVSA-Distr. Ven.
 480
 2,000
 
Levantamiento Sistema C/Incendio, Planta de Fraccionamiento Ulé, Edo. Zulia.
 PDVSA Gas
 1,720
 2,000
 
Proyectos de Instrumentación, Planta RSJ, San Joaquín Booster.
 PDVSA Gas
 200
 2,000
 
Piping Design for the Tank T-205 at Motatan Crude Pumping Station
 PDMTAI, S.A.
 3,660
 1,998-99
 
Design of Standarized Portable Lube Oil Storage tanks.
 Deltaven
 1,320
 1,998-99
 
Technical Assistance for Petrozuata Refinery DIT Harris S.A. 10,000 1,998
Technical Personnel Assistance for Inelectra  Inelectra S.A. 40,000 1,998
Technical Assistance for Puerto La Cruz Refinery Isometrics Update.
 Tecnoconsult
 2,000
 1,997
 
Boscan Field Plant Flow Station Construction.
 Chevron 30,000
 1,997
 
Cardon Refinery Standards (MCEP'S) Update
 Maraven, S. A. 3,200
 1,997
 
Process Security Data Development and Update
Maraven, S.A. 12,000
 1,997
 
Update of Engineering Standards for the Cardon Refinery
 Maraven, S.A. 4,870
 1,996
 
P&Ids Update for Catalitic Cracking and Gas Plant No. 2 for the Cardon Refinery.
 Maraven, S. A.
 4,500
 1,996
 
Technical Inspection for Gasoline Storage Tanks.
 Maraven, S. A. 850
 1,996
 
Design and Implementation of a Computerized System for Corrosion Control in Process Piping.
Maraven, S. A. 15,500
 1,995-96
 
Study for the Reception of Technical Documentation for the MREP project.
 Maraven, S. A. 7,250
 1,995
 
Update of P&IDs for the Industrial Services Installations.
 Maraven, S. A. 3,650
 1,995-96
 
Design of ASME CODE Pressure Vessels, Including Shop Drawings.
 Imosa, Puerto Cabello
 6,520
 1,993
 
Route Selection and Pipe Line Design for a Jet A-1 Fuel Line Between Catia La Mar Storage Tanks and Maiquetia Airport.
 Lagoven, S. A.
 3,250
 1,992
 
Storage Tank Design for the Amuay Refinery CRAY Project
 Rivaco-Fochi, S.A. - Lagoven, S. A.
 6,525
 1,991
 
Piping Design for the Storage Tank Yard at Planta Centro.
 Elxica, C. A., Corpoven, S.A.
 1,650
 1,991
 
Pipe Design - El Furrial Oil Field Secondary Recovery Project.
 Inelectra Proyectos, S. A. Lagoven, S. A.
 5,830
 1,991
 
Storage Tank Roof Design for Cloro-Soda Plant at El Tablazo Petrochemical Complex. Rivaco-Fochi, S.A.- Pequiven, S.A. 1,250
 1,991
 
Piping Design - Revamping of the Catalitic Cracking Unit.
 Inelectra Proyectos, S.A. - Maraven, S. A. 16,580
 1,990-91
 
Piping Design and Stress Analysis, EPM-2 OrimulsionManufacturing Plant.
 Jantesa, S. A., Lagoven, S. A.
 8,565
 1,991
 
Design for the Extensions to the Jet Fuel System at Maiquetia Airport
 Eripe, C. A., Lagoven, S. A.
 1,450
 1.990
 
http://www.byu.com.ve/htmlsite/Projects.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 04:48:29 PM
I have not been able to do much today as other things had to be addressed here, but I'll try again later, hopefully.  These possible connections are tricky to find.  I did find one last night, I beleive the COO of Deepocean, name is/was Perry Balls previously worked for Geolab.   

I forgot to look back to see where I found that CalDive contract.  Not sure if it's the same link Jen just posted, or not.   


She said Perry Balls.

Heh heh heh.

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


 ::MonkeyHaHa::   

Perry Balls (born 1961), Regional Manager, UK

Mr. Balls has over 25 years of experience in survey, geophysical and ROV operations, joining DeepOcean in 2005 following the merger with Oceanteam. Prior to this different corporate and strategic development positions with GeoLab together with financial and operational management positions within DSND Subsea Ltd and Seateam Technology ASA. Mr. Balls is a UK citizen with residence in Norwich, United Kingdom.

http://www.deepocean.no/index.cfm?id=219683



You're definitely on the right track with this guy:

similar web addy, with changes at the end of this one.

Perry Balls (born 1961), COO UK
Mr. Balls has over 20 years of experience in survey, geophysical and ROV operations. He has been Managing Director of Oceanteam since 2004. Prior to this he has been the COO of the Geolab Group  and held different financial and operational management positions with DSND Subsea Ltd and Seateam Technology ASA. Mr. Balls is a UK citizen with residence in Norwich, United Kingdom.
http://www.deepocean.no/index.cfm?id=70662

COMPANY PROFILE IN :  GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, NETHERLANDS
GeoLab BV
Het Nieuwe Diep 39C
1781 AE Den Helder
Netherlands
Phone : 31 223 684156
Fax : 31 223 684160
Web : info@geolab.nl

BUSINESS ACTIVITIES : 
  GEOPHYSICAL SERVICES
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
OFFSHORE STRUCTURES
PIPE INSPECTION SERVICES
SURVEYORS
SURVEYORS, SEISMIC
http://www.tradearabia.com/directory/company.asp?CID=319822&Sn=OGN&BA=GEOT&CO=NL
 
 
Geolab-Oceanteam B.V.Naam Geolab-Oceanteam B.V  
Adres Nijverheidskade 2
Plaats 1785 AB Den Helder  [kaart]
Gemeente Den Helder
Provincie Noord-Holland 
Land Nederland
Website www.geolab.nl  
http://2miljoen.nl/details-37090676-0000-0000/Geolab-Oceanteam_BV

Is  this the same geolab ??

Oceanteam was established in 1998 as a specialist company focussed on Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) services and vessels within the Mexican Market.

In 2004 Oceanteam acquired Geolab Survey  and established Oceanteam Power & Umbilical

In 2005 Oceanteam IMR merged with DeepOcean AS and subsequently the company was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange as DeepOcean ASA.

In parallel to this Oceanteam P&U started its investment programme in Q2 2005 securing building slots to build three new vessels and trenching equipment targeted for the flexible installation and burial market.

Oceanteam P&U will take delivery of vessel named North Ocean 101 in August 2007 and North Ocean 102 in January 2008

December 2005 Oceanteam P&U was awarded flagship wind farm installation project in the Netherlands and has been pre-qualified within its target markets.

From early April 2006 Oceanteam P&U started taking delivery of its ‘new’ and ’state of the art’ lay and burial equipment for the installation of power cables, umbilicals and flexible pipelines.

 For more Oceanteam company information go to www.oceanteam.nl

http://www.yourindustrynews.com/blog/?p=337


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 04:49:54 PM
Hotping - Great find!

So there are definite ties between Maraven and Chevron for the Cardon III block!!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 04, 2009, 04:59:49 PM
Diavaz-Oceanteam announces two new joint venture operating companies
Posted on Monday, 01 March by Rons_ROV_Links

20-FEB-04 ## Diavaz-Oceanteam is pleased to announce upon behalf of our partners the formation of two new joint venture operating companies DSC-Oceanteam BV and GeoLab-Oceanteam BV. These two new partner companies will align with Diavaz-Oceanteam in the broadening and strengthening of the new Group's position in services provided to the marine industry.Dutch Sea Cable (DSC) Oceanteam with the head office in Haren the Netherlands, have developed their core activity in the installation and trenching of submarine power systems, communication cables and trenching / remedial works on pipeline systems. To support these operations, DSC-Oceanteam operate three specialised vessels and have designed and developed specialist installation and trenching equipment encompassing not only offshore but also the difficult terrain of shore approaches.GeoLab-Oceanteam with offices in the Netherlands and UK operates in the marine offshore survey industry supplying a diverse range of specialist Construction and IRM support, geophysical and geotechnical data gathering and seabed mapping services.The two new merged companies compliment Diavaz-Oceanteam and significantly increase the knowledge base in soils engineering for offshore IRM, cable installation and remedial intervention within the Group. The three companies, each specialist's within their own fields will continue to operate in their own right providing services to their existing Clients and generate a greatly enhanced range of sub contract services available to contractors. Operating predominantly in Europe, Mexico and the Middle East the combined assets of the three Companies encompass DP vessels, DSV's, cable layers, trenchers, positioning and data management services with a combined turnover in excess of Euro 100 million and a staff of over 250 personnel.

http://www.rovworld.com/phpnuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=155


Oceanteam Press Release:

http://www.oceanteam.nl/download/press_release022004.pdf


Oceanteam Website

(snipped)

History

In 2005 the IMR division of Oceanteam was merged with DeepOcean AS and subsequently that company was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange as DeepOcean ASA.

http://www.oceanteam.nl/?page=profile


DeepOcean is a recognised market leader in the provision of high quality services within Inspection, Maintenance & Repair, Survey and Construction Support and Subsea Decommissioning. DeepOcean operates in the oil, gas, and energy industry worldwide.
DeepOcean is the Subsea Division of the Trico Marine Group, a global provider of Vessels, Services and Engineering for the offshore energy and subsea services market. Trico Marine (“TRMA”) is traded on the NASDAQ.
The company was created in 1999 and is founded on the provision of high quality equipment and services combined with a team of highly experienced personnel with knowledge of deepwater operations worldwide.
DeepOcean controls modern fleet of Multi Purpose Support Vessels adapted to the service range of the company, and has driven the evolution of new state-of-the-art vessels equipped with integrated heavy weather launch/recovery systems for both ROV’s and equipment modules.
The company operates a “state of the art” ROV fleet, and has designed and perfected deepwater module handling systems. Dedicated vessels and systems are designed and built to operate in the most hostile environmental conditions.
DeepOcean employs a multi-skilled and multi-national workforce in excess of 600 persons and recognises that personnel development is a key component of its growth strategy. DeepOcean has a strong commitment to training and development, allowing employees to recognise their full potential whilst providing a successful contribution to the future of the company. A fully integrated support network is available, capable of managing multi-faceted projects and providing through-life support. Worldwide project management expertise is supported by the following core disciplines:
§   Research and development
§   Engineering and operational analysis
§   Geotechnical assessment
§   Survey, data acquisition/processing and reporting
§   ROV expertise
In addition to a graduate training programme and specialist in-house training and seminars, investments have been made in developing ROV virtual reality simulators to allow safe and effective training in the use of the company’s key offshore assets.
Today, DeepOcean is a truly international company having secured work in the North Sea, Mediterranean, West Africa, Brazil, South East Asia and Gulf of Mexico. It is headquartered in Haugesund (Norway) and supports its overseas contracts through regional facilities in Aberdeen, Norwich (United Kingdom), Den Helder (The Netherlands), Ciudad del Carmen (Mexico) and Macae (Brazil).

http://www.deepocean.no/index.cfm?id=64984


The TRICO Companies were incorporated in 1993.  The TRICO Companies include: North Sea-based Trico Supply AS and Trico Subsea AS; US-based Trico Marine Assets, Inc., and Trico Marine Operators, Inc.  The Trico Companies also include 11 direct and indirect foreign subsidiaries, as well as a joint venture with China Oilfield Services Limited.

http://www.tricomarine.com/index.htm


Jen, this is why I said it gets tricky linking them.  I was hoping to find more.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 04, 2009, 05:05:15 PM
LEAD CONTRACTORS
A huge number of companies have been involved in installing the project. The lead contract for the upgrader facility was awarded to the Contrina consortium, comprising Brown & Root and Parsons of the USA, French companies Technip and Projecta and DIT-Harris of Venezuela. Alstom supplied gas turbines to power the pumps which send the oil along the pipeline to the upgrader. The main control systems for the project were supplied by Honeywell. The pipeline from Zuata to Jose was laid by Wilbros. Among the lesser contracts, Accenture, which was formerly known as Andersen Consulting, provided enterprise software.

COMPANY
Conoco and Maraven are the two partners in the joint venture. They have equal shares of the equity. Maraven is a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA).

http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/projects/petrozuata/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 05:08:36 PM
Hotping - Great find!

So there are definite ties between Maraven and Chevron for the Cardon III block!!
I'm alittle confused I think there is a Cardon III Block and A Cardon Refinery...What Do You think?   I have to go for now but I will check it out some more later...  ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 05:15:34 PM
Diavaz-Oceanteam announces two new joint venture operating companies
Posted on Monday, 01 March by Rons_ROV_Links

20-FEB-04 ## Diavaz-Oceanteam is pleased to announce upon behalf of our partners the formation of two new joint venture operating companies DSC-Oceanteam BV and GeoLab-Oceanteam BV. These two new partner companies will align with Diavaz-Oceanteam in the broadening and strengthening of the new Group's position in services provided to the marine industry.Dutch Sea Cable (DSC) Oceanteam with the head office in Haren the Netherlands, have developed their core activity in the installation and trenching of submarine power systems, communication cables and trenching / remedial works on pipeline systems. To support these operations, DSC-Oceanteam operate three specialised vessels and have designed and developed specialist installation and trenching equipment encompassing not only offshore but also the difficult terrain of shore approaches.GeoLab-Oceanteam with offices in the Netherlands and UK operates in the marine offshore survey industry supplying a diverse range of specialist Construction and IRM support, geophysical and geotechnical data gathering and seabed mapping services.The two new merged companies compliment Diavaz-Oceanteam and significantly increase the knowledge base in soils engineering for offshore IRM, cable installation and remedial intervention within the Group. The three companies, each specialist's within their own fields will continue to operate in their own right providing services to their existing Clients and generate a greatly enhanced range of sub contract services available to contractors. Operating predominantly in Europe, Mexico and the Middle East the combined assets of the three Companies encompass DP vessels, DSV's, cable layers, trenchers, positioning and data management services with a combined turnover in excess of Euro 100 million and a staff of over 250 personnel.

http://www.rovworld.com/phpnuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=155


Oceanteam Press Release:

http://www.oceanteam.nl/download/press_release022004.pdf


Oceanteam Website

(snipped)

History

In 2005 the IMR division of Oceanteam was merged with DeepOcean AS and subsequently that company was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange as DeepOcean ASA.

http://www.oceanteam.nl/?page=profile


DeepOcean is a recognised market leader in the provision of high quality services within Inspection, Maintenance & Repair, Survey and Construction Support and Subsea Decommissioning. DeepOcean operates in the oil, gas, and energy industry worldwide.
DeepOcean is the Subsea Division of the Trico Marine Group, a global provider of Vessels, Services and Engineering for the offshore energy and subsea services market. Trico Marine (“TRMA”) is traded on the NASDAQ.
The company was created in 1999 and is founded on the provision of high quality equipment and services combined with a team of highly experienced personnel with knowledge of deepwater operations worldwide.
DeepOcean controls modern fleet of Multi Purpose Support Vessels adapted to the service range of the company, and has driven the evolution of new state-of-the-art vessels equipped with integrated heavy weather launch/recovery systems for both ROV’s and equipment modules.
The company operates a “state of the art” ROV fleet, and has designed and perfected deepwater module handling systems. Dedicated vessels and systems are designed and built to operate in the most hostile environmental conditions.
DeepOcean employs a multi-skilled and multi-national workforce in excess of 600 persons and recognises that personnel development is a key component of its growth strategy. DeepOcean has a strong commitment to training and development, allowing employees to recognise their full potential whilst providing a successful contribution to the future of the company. A fully integrated support network is available, capable of managing multi-faceted projects and providing through-life support. Worldwide project management expertise is supported by the following core disciplines:
§   Research and development
§   Engineering and operational analysis
§   Geotechnical assessment
§   Survey, data acquisition/processing and reporting
§   ROV expertise
In addition to a graduate training programme and specialist in-house training and seminars, investments have been made in developing ROV virtual reality simulators to allow safe and effective training in the use of the company’s key offshore assets.
Today, DeepOcean is a truly international company having secured work in the North Sea, Mediterranean, West Africa, Brazil, South East Asia and Gulf of Mexico. It is headquartered in Haugesund (Norway) and supports its overseas contracts through regional facilities in Aberdeen, Norwich (United Kingdom), Den Helder (The Netherlands), Ciudad del Carmen (Mexico) and Macae (Brazil).

http://www.deepocean.no/index.cfm?id=64984


The TRICO Companies were incorporated in 1993.  The TRICO Companies include: North Sea-based Trico Supply AS and Trico Subsea AS; US-based Trico Marine Assets, Inc., and Trico Marine Operators, Inc.  The Trico Companies also include 11 direct and indirect foreign subsidiaries, as well as a joint venture with China Oilfield Services Limited.

http://www.tricomarine.com/index.htm


Jen, this is why I said it gets tricky linking them.  I was hoping to find more.

My first knee-jerk thought is that it IS the same GeoLab (the Geolab Survey) because this merge happened in 2004, same as the GeoLab Survey merge.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 04, 2009, 05:24:51 PM
I don't remember reading when Silvetti became involved with Geolab.  Did I miss something?  In fact, I haven't read anything other than what has been presented here about the connection. 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 05:25:32 PM
LEAD CONTRACTORS
A huge number of companies have been involved in installing the project. The lead contract for the upgrader facility was awarded to the Contrina consortium, comprising Brown & Root and Parsons of the USA, French companies Technip and Projecta and DIT-Harris of Venezuela. Alstom supplied gas turbines to power the pumps which send the oil along the pipeline to the upgrader. The main control systems for the project were supplied by Honeywell. The pipeline from Zuata to Jose was laid by Wilbros. Among the lesser contracts, Accenture, which was formerly known as Andersen Consulting, provided enterprise software.

COMPANY
Conoco and Maraven are the two partners in the joint venture. They have equal shares of the equity. Maraven is a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA).

http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/projects/petrozuata/

Yep....Just found this too! Thanks KTF!  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 04, 2009, 05:37:29 PM
I don't remember reading when Silvetti became involved with Geolab.  Did I miss something?  In fact, I haven't read anything other than what has been presented here about the connection. 

IN FIRST QUARTER 2002 SILVETTI CHANGED NAME TO GEOLAB LLC

GeoLab Silvetti & Co. LLC, USA
http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:pw0h9cmTf-EJ:www.e-pageads.com/survey-marketplace/newsletter/showpreview12pp.pdf+Marine+Surveys+LLC+John+Silvetti&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=us&client=firefox-a

GeoLab Group Appoints C. Appleyard As New General Manager For GeoLab LLC.

GeoLab Group announced the appointment of Mr. C. J. Appleyard as General Manager for GeoLab LLC. Mr. Appleyard, formerly Survey Manager for Oceaneering and a Senior Consultant to BP's Deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations, will head up the Groups America's region following a reorganization in Q4, 2001. GeoLab will change the operational name from GeoLab Silvetti and Company LLC to GeoLab LLC forthwith with the corporate office in Houston, Texas and an operational base in Lafayette, Louisiana.

GeoLab LLC is a member of the GeoLab Group of Companies providing extensive experience in supporting a diverse range of specialist data-gathering, survey and seabed mapping services to support the marine construction, hydrocarbon, telecommunication, and maritime industries worldwide.

The GeoLab group of companies operates through a network of strategically located companies to provide its customers with a global service. Experienced field proven professionals, whom in turn service the needs of their local customers, manage each entity. The Group represents the integrated capabilities of five GeoLab Companies; GeoLab Technical Services Ltd. (UK), GeoLab srl. (Italy), GeoLab bv (Netherlands), GeoLab LLC (USA) and GeoLab Technical Services Nigeria Ltd. (Nigeria).

The services provided by the company are subject to an ISO 9002 control process to ensure that the deliverable items satisfy the clients' requirements. The extent of services covered by the accreditation covers all supporting activities inclusive of Project and Operational Management compliance functions and is summarized within the scope of the ISO charter. Health, Safety, Environmental and Risk management are all components of the system, which dovetail into the Quality compliance process.

For information contact GeoLab LLC at +713-457 0411 or by e-mail at info@geolab.cc
http://www.e-pageads.com/survey-marketplace/newsletter/newsletter71.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 04, 2009, 05:58:36 PM
o. Subsidiaries and Foreign Affiliates
In view of its subsidiaries in the United States of America, PDVSA is one of the largest oil
refiners of that country based on its refining capacity equivalent to 1,201 MBPD as of December
2007.
In the United States of America, PDVSA performs its oil refining and marketing operations of
refined products through its subsidiary PDV Holding, in which it indirectly owns 100% of CITGO
Petroleum Corporation (CITGO) through PDV América. Likewise, it indirectly owns 50% of
Chalmette Refining through PDV Chalmette, Inc. and 50% of Merey Sweeny through PDV
Sweeny, L.P.; these companies are associated with ExxonMobil Corporation and
ConocoPhillips, respectively.
CITGO is domiciled in Houston, Texas, it’s a company which refines, markets and transports
gasoline, diesel, aircraft fuel, petrochemicals, lubricants, asphalt and other refined oil products in
the United States of America.
PDVSA also indirectly owns 50% of Hovensa through PDVSA Virgin Island, Inc. (PDVSA VI),
“Empresa Mixta” with Hess Corporation, which processes oil in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In Europe, PDVSA carries out its refining activities of oil and derivatives through its wholly
owned subsidiary PDV Europa, which owns a 50% of interest equity participation Rühr Oel
GMBH (ROG), a company domiciled in Germany and owned jointly with British Petroleum (BP).
Through ROG, PDVSA refines oil, markets and transports gasoline, diesel, heating oil,
petrochemicals, lubricants, asphalt and other refined-oil products. PDVSA also holds 50% of AB
Nynäs Petroleum (Nynäs), a company with operations in Sweden and the United Kingdom and
owned jointly with Neste Oil. Through Nynäs, PDV Europa refines oil, markets and transports
asphalt, specialized products, lubricants and other refined-oil products.
In addition and as part of its operations in the Caribbean, PDVSA operates a refinery under a
lease agreement between PDVSA and Refinería di Korsou N.V. (RDK), a company owned by
the government of Curacao, which is the owner of the refinery; and Refinería Cienfuegos, in
which PDVSA holds an equity participation of 49% through an ”Empresa Mixta” of PDVSA and
Cupet.
The Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited (BORCO) is a storage terminal wholly
owned by PDVSA, located in the Bahamas, which includes the following: one (1) marine terminal
spanning 640 acres of land, four (4) docks with eight (8) offshore posts and seventy-three (73)
storage tanks with a nominal capacity of 19.7 MMBls.
Bonaire Petroleum Corporation N.V. (BOPEC) is a storage, mixing and filling terminal of crude
oil and its derivatives, wholly owned by PDVSA, located in Bonaire, which includes twenty-three
(23) storage tanks with a nominal capacity of 10.1 MMBls.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 04, 2009, 06:01:53 PM
I don't remember reading when Silvetti became involved with Geolab.  Did I miss something?  In fact, I haven't read anything other than what has been presented here about the connection. 

IN FIRST QUARTER 2002 SILVETTI CHANGED NAME TO GEOLAB LLC

GeoLab Silvetti & Co. LLC, USA
http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:pw0h9cmTf-EJ:www.e-pageads.com/survey-marketplace/newsletter/showpreview12pp.pdf+Marine+Surveys+LLC+John+Silvetti&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=us&client=firefox-a

GeoLab Group Appoints C. Appleyard As New General Manager For GeoLab LLC.

GeoLab Group announced the appointment of Mr. C. J. Appleyard as General Manager for GeoLab LLC. Mr. Appleyard, formerly Survey Manager for Oceaneering and a Senior Consultant to BP's Deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations, will head up the Groups America's region following a reorganization in Q4, 2001. GeoLab will change the operational name from GeoLab Silvetti and Company LLC to GeoLab LLC forthwith with the corporate office in Houston, Texas and an operational base in Lafayette, Louisiana.

GeoLab LLC is a member of the GeoLab Group of Companies providing extensive experience in supporting a diverse range of specialist data-gathering, survey and seabed mapping services to support the marine construction, hydrocarbon, telecommunication, and maritime industries worldwide.

The GeoLab group of companies operates through a network of strategically located companies to provide its customers with a global service. Experienced field proven professionals, whom in turn service the needs of their local customers, manage each entity. The Group represents the integrated capabilities of five GeoLab Companies; GeoLab Technical Services Ltd. (UK), GeoLab srl. (Italy), GeoLab bv (Netherlands), GeoLab LLC (USA) and GeoLab Technical Services Nigeria Ltd. (Nigeria).

The services provided by the company are subject to an ISO 9002 control process to ensure that the deliverable items satisfy the clients' requirements. The extent of services covered by the accreditation covers all supporting activities inclusive of Project and Operational Management compliance functions and is summarized within the scope of the ISO charter. Health, Safety, Environmental and Risk management are all components of the system, which dovetail into the Quality compliance process.

For information contact GeoLab LLC at +713-457 0411 or by e-mail at info@geolab.cc
http://www.e-pageads.com/survey-marketplace/newsletter/newsletter71.html


Thanks.   I just didn't remember it.  Now I know why I haven't read anything outside of here....your links no longer work, so maybe there's been a cleanup over the length of time since 2002.  There is no mention of this affiliation on the current Silvetti Group site.   


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 09:29:34 PM
Very Interesting Newsletter from January 2006... about PDVSA mentioning Cardon Blocks and Much More....Its a PDF so I'm just posting the link..... ::MonkeyWink::





http://www.pdvsa.com/interface.en/database/fichero/publicacion/1101/35.PDF


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 04, 2009, 10:08:58 PM
Very Interesting Newsletter from January 2006... about PDVSA mentioning Cardon Blocks and Much More....Its a PDF so I'm just posting the link..... ::MonkeyWink::





http://www.pdvsa.com/interface.en/database/fichero/publicacion/1101/35.PDF

Went over it briefly but this does have a wealth of knowledge..Great find HotPing..I think we just need to become familiar with the certain blocks,pipelines,oilfields and companies and start digging..They did not go down to the Disneyland of Oil and not work on OIL BUSINESS...The connection will be there..


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 10:25:42 PM
Very Interesting Newsletter from January 2006... about PDVSA mentioning Cardon Blocks and Much More....Its a PDF so I'm just posting the link..... ::MonkeyWink::





http://www.pdvsa.com/interface.en/database/fichero/publicacion/1101/35.PDF

Went over it briefly but this does have a wealth of knowledge..Great find HotPing..I think we just need to become familiar with the certain blocks,pipelines,oilfields and companies and start digging..They did not go down to the Disneyland of Oil and not work on OIL BUSINESS...The connection will be there..
Thanks! I Agree KTF.....It gets Very Confusing! Those different Fields and Blocks are hell to keep up with.....I have several things saved and I'm going over them to see if they need to be posted.... ::MonkeyWink:: 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 10:32:03 PM
06 May 2008 - Upstream onLine by Tom Darin Liskey - Russian explorer Gazprom will use the newbuild jack-up rig Offshore Vigilant to probe a potentially prolific offshore project in Venezuela’s shallow water sector, sources at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston said. The rig – capable of operating in water depths of up to 350 feet – is being built at the Keppel AmFels shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, for Scorpion Offshore. Details about the length and day rate for the independent-leg, extended reach cantilever rig were not available. Scorpion officials declined to confirm that Gazprom will use the rig, saying only that it will be delivered to Venezuela. The proposed contract will last at least 11 months and generate some $72 million in revenues. The rig is scheduled for completion this year and should be delivered to Venezuela in the third quarter. Russia’s Gazprom wants a rig to explore the Urumaco 1 and Urumaco 2 blocks in the Gulf of Venezuela. PDVSA sources have said the Urumaco permits are expected to unlock significantly more than 1 trillion cubic feet of gas, based on seismic data. Meanwhile, Chevron is understood to be close to signing an agreement with Dallas-based Ensco for a jack-up to drill a well in Venezuela. Sources said the rig will probably come from the US Gulf of Mexico. The rig will be used to kick off exploration drilling in 2009 at the shallow-water Cardon 3 block. Moreover, the US supermajor has been leading an effort with other international oil companies including Spain’s Repsol YPF and Brazil’s Petrobras to share the rig. The Gazprom and Chevron acreage form part of the so-called Rafael Urdaneta project, which covers 30,000 square kilometres and, according to official reports, holds as much as 26 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

http://russogasoil.blogspot.com/2008/05/gazprom-lines-up-rig-in-venezuela_06.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 10:41:25 PM
Major U.S. Investors:


•Hydrocarbons: Chevron, EOG Resources, Anadarko/Kerr-McGee and Fluor Summit.
•Oilfield Services: Halliburton, Anderson Smith Drilling, Atlantic Maritime Drilling, Baker Hughes, Baroid Services, Global Marine Drilling, Tidewater Marine, Superior Offshore International

•Other Heavy Industry: As listed above, and ALCOA (alumina transshipment), Bechtel (construction), Nucor (steel), General Electric (maintenance for liquefied natural gas plant)
•Banking/accounting/insurance: Citigroup, Ernst & Young, American International Group (AIG)
•Manufacturing: Trincast
•Consumer products/Retail: Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, 3M, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, Subway Sandwiches, Honeywell, IBM, Pan American Standard Brands, PriceSmart, Payless Shoe Source, Microsoft, The Myerson Company
•Services: Amerijet (air cargo), American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Federal Express, United Parcel Service, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Hyatt Hotel, McCann Erickson (advertising), Western Union, General Electric (water desalination), General Aviation Service (shipping), Medical Air Services (medical transport).

http://www.state.gov/e/eeb/ifd/2008/101020.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 10:43:44 PM
 
Geolab Positioning Contract   07/05/2008 
Veripos has been awarded a further three-year contract by Naples-based GeoLab Srl, one of Europe's leading turnkey offshore survey and construction support organisations, for provision of high-precision GNSS positioning services. The contract extends the relationship between the two companies following an earlier three-year agreement. 
 
Under the new agreement, Veripos will continue to provide GeoLab with a full range of proprietary globalised satellite positioning facilities extending from its Standard GNSS augmentation service to its latest Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) capability which ensures decimetre-level accuracies by minimising or removing all main GPS error sources.

 

Together with the supply of further LD2 integrated dual frequency mobile units, Verify QC software for real-time and post-processing of data and newly-developed interactive e-learning training modules, the facilities will collectively support operations of GeoLab's group-sourced subsea survey and DP support vessels operating from regional bases in Namibia, the UAE and West Africa in addition to Italy.

 

Commenting on the agreement, GeoLab's Managing Director Giovanni Ranieri said: "It marks a further important stage in our relationship with Veripos who continue to provide us with optimum levels of service and support together with particularly high levels of reliability and worldwide availability".

 

Responding, Veripos Managing Director Tony Leary said: "We are naturally delighted to continue our close working relationship with GeoLab by supplying what we believe to be an unrivalled quality and range of positioning services which we continue to refine and develop for the benefit of a growing number of offshore users worldwide

http://www.hydro-international.com/news/id2432-Geolab_Positioning_Contract.html
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 04, 2009, 10:53:50 PM

Geolab Positioning Contract   07/05/2008 
Veripos has been awarded a further three-year contract by Naples-based GeoLab Srl, one of Europe's leading turnkey offshore survey and construction support organisations, for provision of high-precision GNSS positioning services. The contract extends the relationship between the two companies following an earlier three-year agreement. 
 
Under the new agreement, Veripos will continue to provide GeoLab with a full range of proprietary globalised satellite positioning facilities extending from its Standard GNSS augmentation service to its latest Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) capability which ensures decimetre-level accuracies by minimising or removing all main GPS error sources.

 

Together with the supply of further LD2 integrated dual frequency mobile units, Verify QC software for real-time and post-processing of data and newly-developed interactive e-learning training modules, the facilities will collectively support operations of GeoLab's group-sourced subsea survey and DP support vessels operating from regional bases in Namibia, the UAE and West Africa in addition to Italy.

 

Commenting on the agreement, GeoLab's Managing Director Giovanni Ranieri said: "It marks a further important stage in our relationship with Veripos who continue to provide us with optimum levels of service and support together with particularly high levels of reliability and worldwide availability".

 

Responding, Veripos Managing Director Tony Leary said: "We are naturally delighted to continue our close working relationship with GeoLab by supplying what we believe to be an unrivalled quality and range of positioning services which we continue to refine and develop for the benefit of a growing number of offshore users worldwide

http://www.hydro-international.com/news/id2432-Geolab_Positioning_Contract.html
 

IIRC HotPing Veripos is a subsidiary company of Subsea7.Take a peak at there website.A Broussard i think is fairly high up in Subsea or one of the subsidiaries,as well a Broussard worked for Silvetti i belive.If they are related remains to be seen and proven beyond a shadow of a doubt!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 11:19:05 PM
OIL AND GAS

UPDATE

 

June 2008

 

McIlvaine Company

www.mcilvainecompany.com

 

http://www.mcilvainecompany.com/industryforecast/oil%20&%20gas/Updates/2008%20updates/june%2008%20update.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 04, 2009, 11:22:48 PM
Find Ports by Areas
 
 
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=id&u=http://www.maritime-database.com/activity.php%3Faid%3D28&ei=wYDBSdO_AZOmM4rH2KAN&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=10&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcontracts%2Bjd%2Bsilvetti%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GWYA_enUS318US318%26sa%3DN%26start%3D160


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 12:29:48 AM
International Marine Contractors Association Members List and More

http://www.imca-int.com/members/survey.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 12:33:20 AM
Subtech News




February 2008

The previous owners of Subtech Diving and Marine have negotiated the buy back of Superior Offshore South Africa from Superior Offshore International Inc. The company will trade as Subtech (Pty) Ltd from the 1st March 2008 and will continue to focus on marine civil construction, salvage, ships husbandry, NDT and offshore support along the coast of Southern Africa, the Indian Ocean islands and the Middle East.

November 2007

Superior Offshore South Africa has purchased a Modular Jack-Up Barge which is expected to significantly enhance the company’s capacity in terms of inshore civil marine operations. The Sea Island 1 was manufactured in 1997 by Ravenstein, for use in the Oresund Tunnel contract in Denmark. The vessel is a suitable platform for geotechnical drilling, dredging, lifting and piling activities in protected waters and is a unique piece of equipment in the South African waters.

September 2007

Superior Offshore South Africa is appointed as a major subcontractor to the Dredging International/Group 5 Consortium which has been awarded the DHEW (Durban Harbor Entrance Widening & Deepening contract) in Durban, South Africa. The project has a planned completion date of March 2010 and Superior Offshore is to provide underwater demolition services and ongoing diving and marine support from construction barges.

December 2006

Superior Offshore International acquires Subtech Diving and Marine of Durban, South Africa. Subtech will operate as Superior Offshore South Africa under the existing management, and will continue to provide commercial diving services on the coast of South Africa, the western Indian Ocean and in the Middle East.

 
 
  http://www.subtech.co.za/content/view/60/17/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 12:36:47 AM
Boatinfoworld.com


http://www.boatinfoworld.com/search.asp?type=wn


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 12:47:52 AM
Contracts, Tenders and Rates (2007)
Archive: 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
http://www.oilpubs.com/oso/category.asp?v1=6&v2=2007


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 02:02:00 AM
Diavaz-Oceanteam announces two new joint venture operating companies
Posted on Monday, 01 March by Rons_ROV_Links

20-FEB-04 ## Diavaz-Oceanteam is pleased to announce upon behalf of our partners the formation of two new joint venture operating companies DSC-Oceanteam BV and GeoLab-Oceanteam BV. These two new partner companies will align with Diavaz-Oceanteam in the broadening and strengthening of the new Group's position in services provided to the marine industry.Dutch Sea Cable (DSC) Oceanteam with the head office in Haren the Netherlands, have developed their core activity in the installation and trenching of submarine power systems, communication cables and trenching / remedial works on pipeline systems. To support these operations, DSC-Oceanteam operate three specialised vessels and have designed and developed specialist installation and trenching equipment encompassing not only offshore but also the difficult terrain of shore approaches.GeoLab-Oceanteam with offices in the Netherlands and UK operates in the marine offshore survey industry supplying a diverse range of specialist Construction and IRM support, geophysical and geotechnical data gathering and seabed mapping services.The two new merged companies compliment Diavaz-Oceanteam and significantly increase the knowledge base in soils engineering for offshore IRM, cable installation and remedial intervention within the Group. The three companies, each specialist's within their own fields will continue to operate in their own right providing services to their existing Clients and generate a greatly enhanced range of sub contract services available to contractors. Operating predominantly in Europe, Mexico and the Middle East the combined assets of the three Companies encompass DP vessels, DSV's, cable layers, trenchers, positioning and data management services with a combined turnover in excess of Euro 100 million and a staff of over 250 personnel.

http://www.rovworld.com/phpnuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=155


Oceanteam Press Release:

http://www.oceanteam.nl/download/press_release022004.pdf


Oceanteam Website

(snipped)

History

In 2005 the IMR division of Oceanteam was merged with DeepOcean AS and subsequently that company was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange as DeepOcean ASA.

http://www.oceanteam.nl/?page=profile


DeepOcean is a recognised market leader in the provision of high quality services within Inspection, Maintenance & Repair, Survey and Construction Support and Subsea Decommissioning. DeepOcean operates in the oil, gas, and energy industry worldwide.
DeepOcean is the Subsea Division of the Trico Marine Group, a global provider of Vessels, Services and Engineering for the offshore energy and subsea services market. Trico Marine (“TRMA”) is traded on the NASDAQ.
The company was created in 1999 and is founded on the provision of high quality equipment and services combined with a team of highly experienced personnel with knowledge of deepwater operations worldwide.
DeepOcean controls modern fleet of Multi Purpose Support Vessels adapted to the service range of the company, and has driven the evolution of new state-of-the-art vessels equipped with integrated heavy weather launch/recovery systems for both ROV’s and equipment modules.
The company operates a “state of the art” ROV fleet, and has designed and perfected deepwater module handling systems. Dedicated vessels and systems are designed and built to operate in the most hostile environmental conditions.
DeepOcean employs a multi-skilled and multi-national workforce in excess of 600 persons and recognises that personnel development is a key component of its growth strategy. DeepOcean has a strong commitment to training and development, allowing employees to recognise their full potential whilst providing a successful contribution to the future of the company. A fully integrated support network is available, capable of managing multi-faceted projects and providing through-life support. Worldwide project management expertise is supported by the following core disciplines:
§   Research and development
§   Engineering and operational analysis
§   Geotechnical assessment
§   Survey, data acquisition/processing and reporting
§   ROV expertise
In addition to a graduate training programme and specialist in-house training and seminars, investments have been made in developing ROV virtual reality simulators to allow safe and effective training in the use of the company’s key offshore assets.
Today, DeepOcean is a truly international company having secured work in the North Sea, Mediterranean, West Africa, Brazil, South East Asia and Gulf of Mexico. It is headquartered in Haugesund (Norway) and supports its overseas contracts through regional facilities in Aberdeen, Norwich (United Kingdom), Den Helder (The Netherlands), Ciudad del Carmen (Mexico) and Macae (Brazil).

http://www.deepocean.no/index.cfm?id=64984


The TRICO Companies were incorporated in 1993.  The TRICO Companies include: North Sea-based Trico Supply AS and Trico Subsea AS; US-based Trico Marine Assets, Inc., and Trico Marine Operators, Inc.  The Trico Companies also include 11 direct and indirect foreign subsidiaries, as well as a joint venture with China Oilfield Services Limited.

http://www.tricomarine.com/index.htm


Jen, this is why I said it gets tricky linking them.  I was hoping to find more.
Trico wins term work with Stolt
Contracts, Tenders and Rates - April 15, 2005

Trico Supply has been awarded a term contract by Stolt Offshore.

The ME202 PSV Northern Genesis started work on 24th March, supporting the LB 200 pipe-layer for 120 days firm with 2 x 30 day options and eight daily options.

http://www.oilpubs.com/oso/article.asp?v1=753


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 02:34:23 AM


http://www.scangeo.com/documents/140409_SCAN_Petrobras2D.pdf

PDVSA awards Caribbean 2-D work to SCAN
Contracts, Tenders and Rates - August 17, 2007

SCAN Geophysical has announced that it has been awarded a contract from Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) for 4,400km of 2-D marine seismic data acquisition in the Caribbean region.

SCAN Resolution, currently conducting a series of seismic surveys in the region, is scheduled to acquire the PDVSA 2D programme.

“We are pleased to continue our working relationship with PDVSA,” said Stephane Touche, vice president and COO of SCAN. ”Being able to acquire both 2-D and 3-D programs at rates reflecting the current strong market with the same vessel and for the same company demonstrates SCAN’s success in achieving its dual goals of flexibility and efficiency.”



http://www.oilpubs.com/oso/article.asp?v1=6608





Also see....for immediate release
http://www.scangeo.com/documents/140409_SCAN_Petrobras2D.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 02:36:36 PM




Organization ID
36708503K
 Name
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
Type
 Limited Liability Company
 Status
Active
Last Report
 Date
 Report Status
In Good Standing
Mailing Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037 Domicile Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037
File Date
 President Louis E Schaefer   Director
 Secretary
 
Agent Appointed Date
4/02/2008 Above information as provided by state -   
Address
221 Gunther Ln City
Belle Chasse LA 70037-3157



 SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC
 Belle chasse, LA
Kemah, TX
New orleans, LA   
EHRET, LESLIE W
(AGENT)
GASPARD, BRANDON C
(MEMBER)
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(MEMBER)

 Associated Businesses

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC


Business Name:ALGIERS BANCORP INC
Expiration Date:06/11/2004
Nationality:Domestic
Status:Merged
SIC Code:6712SIC
Description:Offices of Bank Holding Companies
Record Number:12QF314F
IPS Code:22
Merger Name:SNB INC



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 05, 2009, 03:28:29 PM
HA!!!!!

Great find Hotping!!!!!!! ::MonkeyDance::







Organization ID
36708503K
 Name
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
Type
 Limited Liability Company
 Status
Active
Last Report
 Date
 Report Status
In Good Standing
Mailing Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037 Domicile Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037
File Date
 President Louis E Schaefer   Director
 Secretary
 
Agent Appointed Date
4/02/2008 Above information as provided by state -   
Address
221 Gunther Ln City
Belle Chasse LA 70037-3157



 SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC
 Belle chasse, LA
Kemah, TX
New orleans, LA   
EHRET, LESLIE W
(AGENT)
GASPARD, BRANDON C
(MEMBER)
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(MEMBER)

 Associated Businesses

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC


Business Name:ALGIERS BANCORP INC
Expiration Date:06/11/2004
Nationality:Domestic
Status:Merged
SIC Code:6712SIC
Description:Offices of Bank Holding Companies
Record Number:12QF314F
IPS Code:22
Merger Name:SNB INC




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 05, 2009, 03:33:43 PM
Sea Tech Industries

Managerial Staff:

Brandon Gaspard – President
Mike Young – General Manager
Kerry Van Brocklin – Quality Manager
Gordon Broussard – Purchasing / Estimating Manager
Troy Heldenbrand – Engineering Manager
Gary Edmondson, Jr – Design / Drafting Manager
http://www.seatechind.com/AboutUs.asp



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 05, 2009, 03:35:05 PM
Sea Tech Industries

Managerial Staff:

Brandon Gaspard – President
Mike Young – General Manager
Kerry Van Brocklin – Quality Manager
Gordon Broussard – Purchasing / Estimating Manager
Troy Heldenbrand – Engineering Manager
Gary Edmondson, Jr – Design / Drafting Manager
http://www.seatechind.com/AboutUs.asp



1602 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70508



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 05, 2009, 03:48:24 PM
http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/public/corp_newsletter/NewCorp_20080409.txt

36708503K  04/02/2008  SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASE, LA  70037
                 Agent:   LESLIE W. EHRET  1100 POYDRAS STREET  SUITE 3600  NEW ORLEANS, LA  70163-3600
               Member/Manager   LOUIS E. SCHAEFER, JR., Member  2210 TWIN OAKS BLVD.  KEMAH, TX  77565
               Member/Manager   BRANDON C. GASPARD, Member  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASSE, LA  70037


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 05, 2009, 04:09:30 PM
http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/public/corp_newsletter/NewCorp_20080409.txt

36708503K  04/02/2008  SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASE, LA  70037
                 Agent:   LESLIE W. EHRET  1100 POYDRAS STREET  SUITE 3600  NEW ORLEANS, LA  70163-3600
               Member/Manager   LOUIS E. SCHAEFER, JR., Member  2210 TWIN OAKS BLVD.  KEMAH, TX  77565
               Member/Manager   BRANDON C. GASPARD, Member  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASSE, LA  70037


http://www.martindale.com/Leslie-W-Ehret/603749-lawyer.htm

Leslie W. Ehret  - Lawyer Profile
 
 Leslie W. Ehret
Partner
 
Frilot L.L.C.
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3700
New Orleans, Louisiana  70163
(Orleans Parish)


Telephone: 504-599-8203
Fax: 504-599-8263
http://www.frilot.com




 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 05, 2009, 05:29:47 PM
I don't remember seeing this.  If it's a repeat, I'm sorry.

Creditors Ask Court to Convert Superior Offshore’s Bankruptcy to Chapter 7

December 25, 2008 · No Comments
Yesterday, Louis E. Schaefer, Jr. and Schaefer Holdings, LP, which identify themselves as “creditors and equity holders,” filed a motion requesting that the bankruptcy court convert the bankruptcy cases of Superior Offshore International, Inc. and its affiliates from cases under chapter 11 to cases under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.  The companies filed for bankruptcy on April 24, 2008 and is currently pursuing confirmation of a Plan of Liquidation that has been jointly proposed with the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.  The companies and the Committee filed a First Amended Joint Plan of Liquidation on December 16, 2008 and a hearing on confirmation of that Plan is currently scheduled to commence on January 28, 2009.

The motion argues that Superior Offshore has already liquidated substantially all of its assets and that the only remaining meaningful assets are claims and causes of action against third parties.  The Schaefer parties argue that converting the cases to chapter 7 cases would reduce the administrative expenses incurred by the estates and result in larger recoveries for the companies’ creditors.  Moreover, the motion argues that the Plan of Liquidation cannot be confirmed as currently proposed because it does not meet the requirements of section 1129 of the Bankruptcy Code for a number of reasons.  Finally, the motion suggests that the Superior Offshore’s existing Chief Restructuring Officer could and should be appointed as the chapter 7 trustee. 

A hearing on the motion is scheduled for January 28, 2009 (the same date as the confirmation hearing). 

http://netdockets.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/creditors-ask-court-to-convert-superior-offshores-bankruptcy-to-chapter-7/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 05, 2009, 05:32:11 PM
To accompany my last post:

Chapter 7

Liquidation Under the Bankruptcy Code


http://www.uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts/bankruptcybasics/chapter7.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 05, 2009, 06:18:42 PM




Organization ID
36708503K
 Name
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
Type
 Limited Liability Company
 Status
Active
Last Report
 Date
 Report Status
In Good Standing
Mailing Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037 Domicile Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037
File Date
 President Louis E Schaefer   Director
 Secretary
 
Agent Appointed Date
4/02/2008 Above information as provided by state -   
Address
221 Gunther Ln City
Belle Chasse LA 70037-3157



 SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC
 Belle chasse, LA
Kemah, TX
New orleans, LA   
EHRET, LESLIE W
(AGENT)
GASPARD, BRANDON C
(MEMBER)
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(MEMBER)

 Associated Businesses

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC


Business Name:ALGIERS BANCORP INC
Expiration Date:06/11/2004
Nationality:Domestic
Status:Merged
SIC Code:6712SIC
Description:Offices of Bank Holding Companies
Record Number:12QF314F
IPS Code:22
Merger Name:SNB INC



 ::MonkeyEek::

Way to go, Hotping!

 ::MonkeyDance::   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 05, 2009, 06:31:48 PM
Could it be??? ::MonkeyCool::

SeaTech de Venezuela, a South American commercial diving company, has purchased Deep Ocean Engineering's (San Leandro, California) Phantom HD2+2 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) after completing a successful ten-day demonstration to Shell Oil Company. The ROV, reported as the first ever to be used in Lake Maracaibo, is based on DOE's standard Phantom HD2+2 model, equipped with special tools and sensors to perform pipeline surveys and inspections.

SeaTech is contracted by Shell to provide survey and inspection services using an ROV as part of Shell's standardization of worldwide pipeline


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 05, 2009, 06:34:53 PM
Could it be??? ::MonkeyCool::

SeaTech de Venezuela, a South American commercial diving company, has purchased Deep Ocean Engineering's (San Leandro, California) Phantom HD2+2 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) after completing a successful ten-day demonstration to Shell Oil Company. The ROV, reported as the first ever to be used in Lake Maracaibo, is based on DOE's standard Phantom HD2+2 model, equipped with special tools and sensors to perform pipeline surveys and inspections.

SeaTech is contracted by Shell to provide survey and inspection services using an ROV as part of Shell's standardization of worldwide pipeline


SeaTech de Venezuela, a South American commercial diving company, has purchased Deep Ocean Engineering's Phantom® HD2+2 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) after completing a successful 10-day demonstration to its customer, Shell Oil Company.  The ROV, reported as the first ever to be used in Lake Maracaibo, is based on Deep Ocean’s standard Phantom® HD2+2 model, equipped with special tools and sensors to perform pipeline surveys and inspections.
 
   
SeaTech is contracted by Shell to provide survey and inspection services using an ROV as part of Shell’s standardization of worldwide pipeline inspection procedures.  The Phantom® HD2+2's sensor array includes an ultra-sonic probe, used to determine the wall thickness of the pipelines and a CP probe to measure cathodic potential.  The ROV is also fitted with a wire brush for cleaning areas of the pipe before testing. Accurate information of the ROV’s position and its track are made using an ORE Track Point II+ with Hypack survey software. A Mesotech digital sonar tracking system is used to locate pipelines during surveys.
 
 
Lake Maracaibo is one of the world’s most significant oil producing regions.  Over 37,000 miles (60,000 km) of pipelines, two to ten-inches (5-25 cm) in diameter, crisscross each other over 5,100-sq. miles (8,200 square kilometers) of the lake bottom. The Phantom® HD2+2 will be used to accurately map and inspect Shell’s pipelines in their ongoing program to prevent accidents and pollution.
 
 
Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacturing of remotely controlled underwater systems, providing innovative, cost-effective solutions for offshore, inshore, military, nuclear, and scientific applications.
 
http://www.deepocean.com/Temp/html/seatech.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 05, 2009, 06:57:18 PM
Could it be??? ::MonkeyCool::

SeaTech de Venezuela, a South American commercial diving company, has purchased Deep Ocean Engineering's (San Leandro, California) Phantom HD2+2 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) after completing a successful ten-day demonstration to Shell Oil Company. The ROV, reported as the first ever to be used in Lake Maracaibo, is based on DOE's standard Phantom HD2+2 model, equipped with special tools and sensors to perform pipeline surveys and inspections.

SeaTech is contracted by Shell to provide survey and inspection services using an ROV as part of Shell's standardization of worldwide pipeline


SeaTech de Venezuela, a South American commercial diving company, has purchased Deep Ocean Engineering's Phantom® HD2+2 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) after completing a successful 10-day demonstration to its customer, Shell Oil Company.  The ROV, reported as the first ever to be used in Lake Maracaibo, is based on Deep Ocean’s standard Phantom® HD2+2 model, equipped with special tools and sensors to perform pipeline surveys and inspections.
 
   
SeaTech is contracted by Shell to provide survey and inspection services using an ROV as part of Shell’s standardization of worldwide pipeline inspection procedures.  The Phantom® HD2+2's sensor array includes an ultra-sonic probe, used to determine the wall thickness of the pipelines and a CP probe to measure cathodic potential.  The ROV is also fitted with a wire brush for cleaning areas of the pipe before testing. Accurate information of the ROV’s position and its track are made using an ORE Track Point II+ with Hypack survey software. A Mesotech digital sonar tracking system is used to locate pipelines during surveys.
 
 
Lake Maracaibo is one of the world’s most significant oil producing regions.  Over 37,000 miles (60,000 km) of pipelines, two to ten-inches (5-25 cm) in diameter, crisscross each other over 5,100-sq. miles (8,200 square kilometers) of the lake bottom. The Phantom® HD2+2 will be used to accurately map and inspect Shell’s pipelines in their ongoing program to prevent accidents and pollution.
 
 
Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacturing of remotely controlled underwater systems, providing innovative, cost-effective solutions for offshore, inshore, military, nuclear, and scientific applications.
 
http://www.deepocean.com/Temp/html/seatech.htm

Link for contacts at SeaTech De Venezuela..

http://www.best-maritime.info/tbms/forms/company.sql?47601&1


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Lifesong on May 05, 2009, 06:59:22 PM




Link for contacts at SeaTech De Venezuela..

http://www.best-maritime.info/tbms/forms/company.sql?47601&1


 ::MonkeyHaHa::    Jose Muchacho

"Joe Boy?"


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 05, 2009, 08:16:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/cXISVf_3ShM&hl=en&fs=1


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 09:27:31 PM
Great Video 2NJ!  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 09:44:19 PM
SeaTech Industries provides the Diving Industry with quality engineered equipment such as PVHO Chambers, dive systems, winches, etc. SeaTech Industries provides the safest, most reliable and technically advanced equipment to the diving industry. Our made-to-order products and solutions are engineered and manufactured by expert engineers and craftsmen


http://www.seatechind.com/PageDisplay.asp?p1=2695


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 05, 2009, 09:49:09 PM
Great Video 2NJ!  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyCool::

Both you and KTF are whipping my butt.  It's all good.  Maybe I've been looking in all te wrong places.    ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 09:55:03 PM
Great Video 2NJ!  ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyCool::

Both you and KTF are whipping my butt.  It's all good.  Maybe I've been looking in all te wrong places.    ::MonkeyCool::
Everything that We can find will help to connect the dots.....Keep on Keeping On 2NJ...You have contributed alot.....You might be like Me and forget what You posted after looking at so many articles and websites...but if We repeat Ourselves it might trigger a thought to go in a different direction.... ::MonkeyWink::  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 05, 2009, 10:18:25 PM
Brought over from NCD:

I don't really stay on top of the oil exploration, but found this comment, out of St. Maarten:
...
 Prime Minister Emily de Jongh-Elhage will also face questions during this meeting about government’s apparent lack of transparency about agreements signed for exploration of gas and oil in the territorial waters of the Dutch Leeward Islands. This agenda point was requested by the MAN faction.....

http://www.thedailyherald.com/news/daily/l292/parlil292.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 10:22:35 PM
Thank You 2NJ for bringing over Buckeye's post!  ::MonkeyWink::  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 05, 2009, 10:31:36 PM

The TRICO Companies were incorporated in 1993.  The TRICO Companies include: North Sea-based Trico Supply AS and Trico Subsea AS; US-based Trico Marine Assets, Inc., and Trico Marine Operators, Inc.  The Trico Companies also include 11 direct and indirect foreign subsidiaries, as well as a joint venture with China Oilfield Services Limited.

http://www.tricomarine.com/index.htm

Jen, this is why I said it gets tricky linking them.  I was hoping to find more.
Trico wins term work with Stolt
Contracts, Tenders and Rates - April 15, 2005

Trico Supply has been awarded a term contract by Stolt Offshore.

The ME202 PSV Northern Genesis started work on 24th March, supporting the LB 200 pipe-layer for 120 days firm with 2 x 30 day options and eight daily options.

http://www.oilpubs.com/oso/article.asp?v1=753
[/quote]


http://oil.imediasoft.com/data/registration.php
OIL DATA site
At that site Louis Schafer name comes up this company
Company: Acergy (ex Stolt Offshore)
Company: Superior Offshore



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 05, 2009, 10:36:24 PM

The TRICO Companies were incorporated in 1993.  The TRICO Companies include: North Sea-based Trico Supply AS and Trico Subsea AS; US-based Trico Marine Assets, Inc., and Trico Marine Operators, Inc.  The Trico Companies also include 11 direct and indirect foreign subsidiaries, as well as a joint venture with China Oilfield Services Limited.

http://www.tricomarine.com/index.htm

Jen, this is why I said it gets tricky linking them.  I was hoping to find more.
Trico wins term work with Stolt
Contracts, Tenders and Rates - April 15, 2005

Trico Supply has been awarded a term contract by Stolt Offshore.

The ME202 PSV Northern Genesis started work on 24th March, supporting the LB 200 pipe-layer for 120 days firm with 2 x 30 day options and eight daily options.

http://www.oilpubs.com/oso/article.asp?v1=753


http://oil.imediasoft.com/data/registration.php
OIL DATA site
At that site Louis Schafer name comes up this company
Company: Acergy (ex Stolt Offshore)
Company: Superior Offshore


[/quote] Arcergy.....Our History
We began life in Norway as Stolt Nielsen Seaway, providing divers and remotely operated vehicles to support the exploration that opened up the North Sea in the early 1970s. By 1989 the company had acquired an operating base in Aberdeen, Scotland, and in 1992 we bought Comex Services, a French diving and construction company.

The 1990s was a decade of further expansion, as we moved into both the flexible and rigid flowline markets, and the EPIC (engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning) contracting business. 1997 saw our first significant ultra-deepwater project, off the coast of West Africa, and this was soon followed by a number of acquisitions: Ceanic Corporation of Houston; 49% of NKT Flexibles in Denmark; and engineering and pipelay specialist ETPM in France.

In the year 2000 the company became Stolt Offshore, but rapid expansion was bringing its own problems, and poor management on some projects led to operating losses. A new senior management team joined the organisation in 2003. They immediately set about redefining the focus of the company onto a tighter segment of the offshore market. The disposal of non-core assets, a new organisational structure and a turnaround in performance. In 2006 we became Acergy, a name designed to reflect the changed realities of ownership, and the positive outlook for the business as a whole.
 
http://www.acergy-group.com/public/OurHistory


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 05, 2009, 11:03:00 PM
http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/public/corp_newsletter/NewCorp_20080409.txt

36708503K  04/02/2008  SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASE, LA  70037
                 Agent:   LESLIE W. EHRET  1100 POYDRAS STREET  SUITE 3600  NEW ORLEANS, LA  70163-3600
               Member/Manager   LOUIS E. SCHAEFER, JR., Member  2210 TWIN OAKS BLVD.  KEMAH, TX  77565
               Member/Manager   BRANDON C. GASPARD, Member  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASSE, LA  70037


http://www.martindale.com/Leslie-W-Ehret/603749-lawyer.htm

Leslie W. Ehret  - Lawyer Profile
 
Leslie W. Ehret
Partner
 
Frilot L.L.C.
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3700
New Orleans, Louisiana  70163
(Orleans Parish)


Telephone: 504-599-8203
Fax: 504-599-8263
http://www.frilot.com



May be another coincidence with LA French names  I was on a Broussard trip earlier...    ::MonkeyRoll::

http://www.acergy-group.com/public/TomEhretBoard

Tom Ehret
 
 Director

Mr Ehret was appointed to the Board in November 2003. He served in the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2003 until his retirement on April 14, 2008. He continued as an Executive Board Member until June 30, 2008 at which time he became a Non-executive Director. Mr Ehret is a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee. Previously Mr Ehret was Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Technip and President of its Offshore Branch. With more than thirty years experience in the offshore and subsea business, he is a well-recognised figure in the industry. He was instrumental in several industry shaping moves. These included the turnaround of the loss making Stena Offshore and the acquisition in 1989 of Santa Fe’s pipelay business by Stena Offshore. He was also instrumental in the 1995 merger between Stena Offshore and Coflexip, the leader in the Subsea industry in the 1990s. After another major strategic move, the acquisition of Aker Deepwater in 2001 by CSO, he negotiated the acquisition of this group by Technip, in 2002. Mr Ehret has worked in all the major disciplines, both technical and commercial, and has been a Project Manager, a New Product Development Manager, a Marketing and Sales Manager, Managing Director, COO and CEO and Executive Chairman. Mr Ehret is a French citizen.

 
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 06, 2009, 10:20:23 AM
Here are some bits & pieces that I thought were interesting.

Louis E. Schaefer, Jr. has patented inventions.

http://www.delphion.com/cgi-bin/viewpat.cmd/US07507131__?MODE=fstv

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5259458.html

http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/6926085/claims.html?ref=Sex%C5%9Ehop.Com

Gordon Broussard, Purchasing/Estimating Manager – Sea Tech Industries

Gordon Broussard
Vice President - Sales at Aggreko
Lafayette, Louisiana Area
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/9/810/979

http://www.aggreko.com/industries/oil___gas.aspx

Brandon Gaspard – Sea Tech Industries President was once a Branch Manager for Superior Offshore.

http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_04gv0n


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 06, 2009, 02:23:52 PM
I googled the words Aruba offshore gas and this is the first article I came up with....the bolded is just a phrase or two

; 8.. Anyone on Aruba report building yet? Maybe a tidbit in Diario?. Travelling to Venezuela under the guise of current work with BP offshore of Trinidad

Bp Offshore Aruba

http://www.alertfromrussia.com/03-info-offshore/3654/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 06, 2009, 02:26:47 PM
http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/public/corp_newsletter/NewCorp_20080409.txt

36708503K  04/02/2008  SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASE, LA  70037
                 Agent:   LESLIE W. EHRET  1100 POYDRAS STREET  SUITE 3600  NEW ORLEANS, LA  70163-3600
               Member/Manager   LOUIS E. SCHAEFER, JR., Member  2210 TWIN OAKS BLVD.  KEMAH, TX  77565
               Member/Manager   BRANDON C. GASPARD, Member  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASSE, LA  70037


http://www.martindale.com/Leslie-W-Ehret/603749-lawyer.htm

Leslie W. Ehret  - Lawyer Profile
 
Leslie W. Ehret
Partner
 
Frilot L.L.C.
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3700
New Orleans, Louisiana  70163
(Orleans Parish)


Telephone: 504-599-8203
Fax: 504-599-8263
http://www.frilot.com



May be another coincidence with LA French names  I was on a Broussard trip earlier...    ::MonkeyRoll::

http://www.acergy-group.com/public/TomEhretBoard

Tom Ehret
 
 Director

Mr Ehret was appointed to the Board in November 2003. He served in the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2003 until his retirement on April 14, 2008. He continued as an Executive Board Member until June 30, 2008 at which time he became a Non-executive Director. Mr Ehret is a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee. Previously Mr Ehret was Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Technip and President of its Offshore Branch. With more than thirty years experience in the offshore and subsea business, he is a well-recognised figure in the industry. He was instrumental in several industry shaping moves. These included the turnaround of the loss making Stena Offshore and the acquisition in 1989 of Santa Fe’s pipelay business by Stena Offshore. He was also instrumental in the 1995 merger between Stena Offshore and Coflexip, the leader in the Subsea industry in the 1990s. After another major strategic move, the acquisition of Aker Deepwater in 2001 by CSO, he negotiated the acquisition of this group by Technip, in 2002. Mr Ehret has worked in all the major disciplines, both technical and commercial, and has been a Project Manager, a New Product Development Manager, a Marketing and Sales Manager, Managing Director, COO and CEO and Executive Chairman. Mr Ehret is a French citizen.

 
 

Great find! Very Interesting 2NJ....I will look at it better later...  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 06, 2009, 09:31:16 PM
Very Interesting Article....Lengthy but worth it.....  ::MonkeyWink::

http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/2000/9524000.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 07, 2009, 02:48:17 AM
Veneconomy: Venezuela State Oil Company PDVSA -- A Starving Cash Cow With The Milk Drying Up
The Editors of Veneconomy take a hard look at Venezuela's all important oil industry under President Hugo Chavez and find the state oil company PDVSA suffering from mismanagement, neglect, operational overload, and financal schizophrenia, not to mention falling and failing production and revenues.


From the Editors of Veneconomy:

In pursuit of imposing his obsolete, declining political project, Hugo Chávez has assigned PDVSA responsibilities that have nothing to do with the business’s raison d’être.

Today, the state-owned oil company -- the Venezuelan State’s main source of revenue -- not only maintains the government’s social programs or “missions,” but it is also financing Chávez’s never-ending stream of election campaigns and selling food through PDVAL and its “PDvalito” outlets.

The politicization of PDVSA has not only drawn the company’s attention away from its true functions, but it has also destroyed the professional standing and quality of its management.

On top of that, there is a lack of investment in new production capacity, maintenance, research, and technology.

Meanwhile, Petrobras is about to replace PDVSA as Latin America’s largest oil company, with production of 2.4 million b/d in December and a $174 billion investment plan for 2009-2013.

To say that, today, PDVSA is going through lean times is to put it mildly. The sad truth is that PDVSA is a starved, malnourished cash cow that is practically at death’s door. Put another way, this cash cow needs intensive care administered by experts.

Here are just a few of the symptoms of the critical state in which the Venezuelan oil company finds itself:

1) The manner in which its production capacity has shrunk over these ten years that Chávez has been in power, with a reduction of one million barrels a day. Even worse is that, were it not for the foreign companies in the Orinoco Belt and the service contractors, this reduction in production would be 1.8 million barrels a day.

2) Today, Venezuela is importing gasoline, which it sells at a huge loss.

3) There is a four to five month delay in paying contractors. It is rumored that PDVSA is proposing that contractors accept a 40% discount on their invoices so that they can get paid what they are owed. What is more, they are being told that they must give priority to paying their personnel out of what they collect, rather than to paying suppliers or using the money for investment. And to top it all, contractors are being forced to make “voluntary contributions” for “social works,” including the purchase of red t-shirts for the community.

4) Continuous postponements of PDVSA’s investment plan. Ten years ago, PDVSA had an investment plan that would bring production up to 5.8 million b/d by 2006. In 2006, Chávez launched the 2006-2012 Sow Oil Plan, according to which, an investment of $56 billion would be made over a period of seven years to bring the country’s production capacity up to 5.8 million b/d in 2012. Now the date for achieving that same goal of 5.8 million b/d has been pushed back yet again, this time to 2016.

5) The cherry on the cake is that the investment plan for 2009 has been cut from $15 billion to $9 billion.

It might have been possible for the delicate situation in which PDVSA finds itself to go unnoticed with oil prices high. But with the price of crude in the doldrums and continuing to slide, things look black.


Veneconomy has been one of Venezuela's leading publishers of economic, political and economic data since 1982.

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=13303&ArticleId=326549


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 07, 2009, 09:22:41 AM
Hotping - could you please post the link to the site where you find all this info?  There's something hinky about Algiers Bancorp being a current "associated business" in this information.

TIA!!!





Organization ID
36708503K
 Name
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
Type
 Limited Liability Company
 Status
Active
Last Report
 Date
 Report Status
In Good Standing
Mailing Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037 Domicile Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037
File Date
 President Louis E Schaefer   Director
 Secretary
 
Agent Appointed Date
4/02/2008 Above information as provided by state -   
Address
221 Gunther Ln City
Belle Chasse LA 70037-3157



 SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC
 Belle chasse, LA
Kemah, TX
New orleans, LA   
EHRET, LESLIE W
(AGENT)
GASPARD, BRANDON C
(MEMBER)
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(MEMBER)

 Associated Businesses

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC


Business Name:ALGIERS BANCORP INC
Expiration Date:06/11/2004
Nationality:Domestic
Status:Merged
SIC Code:6712SIC
Description:Offices of Bank Holding Companies
Record Number:12QF314F
IPS Code:22
Merger Name:SNB INC




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 07, 2009, 09:45:46 AM
Hotping - could you please post the link to the site where you find all this info?  There's something hinky about Algiers Bancorp being a current "associated business" in this information.

TIA!!!





Organization ID
36708503K
 Name
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
Type
 Limited Liability Company
 Status
Active
Last Report
 Date
 Report Status
In Good Standing
Mailing Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037 Domicile Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037
File Date
 President Louis E Schaefer   Director
 Secretary
 
Agent Appointed Date
4/02/2008 Above information as provided by state -   
Address
221 Gunther Ln City
Belle Chasse LA 70037-3157



 SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC
 Belle chasse, LA
Kemah, TX
New orleans, LA   
EHRET, LESLIE W
(AGENT)
GASPARD, BRANDON C
(MEMBER)
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(MEMBER)

 Associated Businesses

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC


Business Name:ALGIERS BANCORP INC
Expiration Date:06/11/2004
Nationality:Domestic
Status:Merged
SIC Code:6712SIC
Description:Offices of Bank Holding Companies
Record Number:12QF314F
IPS Code:22
Merger Name:SNB INC


www.privateeye.com   www.publicdata.com 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 07, 2009, 10:45:03 AM
 
Monday, May 4th, 2009

ODIM BROOKE OCEAN Releases ODIM MVPTM “CAST” Gauge

ODIM Brooke Ocean of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has enhanced its ODIM MVPTM (Moving Vessel Profiler) technology to include a “CAST Gauge” (Computer Assisted Sound speed Technology).

The CAST Gauge is a visual and numerical tool that will assist the hydrographer in deciding when to make a sound speed cast, how deep the cast should be, and at what times the casts should be executed. All based on the survey requirements. The CAST Gauge is an innovative technology that integrates the science behind the “uncertainty wedge”, originating from research at the Ocean Mapping Group, University of New Brunswick, and that of the Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU) with respect to refraction.

Sound speed through the water column is an important component to determining the Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU) of a sounding. If correct modeling of refraction is not implemented then large errors can result in the sounding horizontal position and depth.

Ian Leblanc, ODIM MVP Product Manager says, “The introduction of the Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) has shown that sound speed profiles can be collected at a high spatial and temporal resolution while the survey vessel is under way. This, in turn, leads to less uncertainty as well as significantly reducing post-processing time”.

However, optimization of the entire multibeam data collection system is required in order to minimize maintenance costs as well as to apply effective survey planning and procedures. Therefore, efficient use of the MVP is necessary to ensure the collected multibeam data is adequately corrected for refraction to the point where customer accuracy requirements are achieved.

Mark Smith, Manager of ODIM Brooke Ocean’s After Sales and Service comments, “All our new MVP systems will have the CAST Gauge implemented. In addition, all existing systems are being offered this technology as upgrades”.

###

ODIM BROOKE OCEAN RECEIVES MULTIPLE ODIM MVPTM ORDERS

ODIM Brooke Ocean of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has received orders from three different clients for the delivery of the ODIM MVPTM (Moving Vessel Profiler) technology.

The Hydrographic Service of the Royal Netherlands Navy (www.hydro.nl), via MacArtney, has purchased an MVP100 with accessories to compliment the two MVP100 systems they presently own. The Hydrographic Service is responsible for conducting hydrographic surveys and publishing charts and other nautical information covering the Dutch Continental Shelf and adjacent waters together with the waters surrounding the Netherlands' Antilles and Aruba. The Hydrographic Service undertook an extensive technology review of the MVP and decided to add an additional MVP100 system. The new system will further enhance the Navy’s capacity to conduct multibeam surveys by collecting sound speed profiles in real-time while underway.

The Hydrographic Service of Brazil (Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navegacao, DHN, (www.mar.mil.br/dhn/dhn) has placed an order for an ODIM MVP300 system. DHN is responsible for the hydrographic surveying and nautical charting for Brazilian inland and oceanic waters. The MVP300 will allow DHN to collect real-time water column sound speed profiles at depths of over 1000 metres at speeds of nearly 7 knots. The purpose of the MVP system is to optimize data collection procedures and reduce post-processing time of multibeam hydrographic surveys.

David Evans and Associates (DEA), Marine Services Division, (www.deainc.com) has placed an order for an ODIM MVP30 system. The system will be used onboard a small survey vessel to collect real-time sound speed profiles for the purpose of multibeam sound speed corrections. The system will be used primarily on NOAA hydrographic survey projects on the east and west coasts of the USA. In addition, the system is being earmarked to have a Dissolved Oxygen sensor integrated into the system, thus adding further value to their hydrographic surveys. This will be the second MVP30 system that DEA has acquired for these types of operations.

For further information visit www.brooke-ocean.com / www.odim.com

http://www.maritime-executive.com/pressrelease/odim-brooke-ocean-releases-odim-mvptm-cast-gauge-2009-05-04/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 07, 2009, 11:03:59 AM
Superior Offshore International Announces Contract Award in the Caribbean
 
Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
Superior Offshore International, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEEP) a leading provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services on the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico, has been awarded a subsea inspection contract for a loading terminal facility in the Caribbean from a major oil and gas operator. Superior Offshore International will perform the two-week contract with an air diving team, operating from Superior Offshore International’s Gulf Diver V, a Diving Support Vessel.

Contact:
Andy Morales
andy.morales@superioroffshore.com
+1.713.910.1875

About Superior Offshore International

Superior Offshore International is a leading provider of subsea construction and
commercial diving services to the crude oil and natural gas exploration and production and gathering and transmission services on the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico. Superior Offshore’s subsea construction services include installation, upgrading and decommissioning of pipelines and production infrastructure, and its commercial diving services include recurring inspection, maintenance and repair services as well as support services for subsea construction and salvage operations. Superior Offshore performs its services in both surface and saturation diving modes in water depths of up to 1,000 feet. Superior Offshore’s operations also include ROV/Deepwater and Construction/Fabrication divisions.

Superior Offshore International is headquartered in Houston, Texas USA and maintains offices and support facilities strategically located in North America, Africa, and the Middle East.

http://www.maritime-executive.com/pressrelease/superior-offshore-international-announce/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 07, 2009, 11:05:49 AM
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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 07, 2009, 11:10:19 AM
Hotping - could you please post the link to the site where you find all this info?  There's something hinky about Algiers Bancorp being a current "associated business" in this information.

TIA!!!





Organization ID
36708503K
 Name
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
Type
 Limited Liability Company
 Status
Active
Last Report
 Date
 Report Status
In Good Standing
Mailing Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037 Domicile Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037
File Date
 President Louis E Schaefer   Director
 Secretary
 
Agent Appointed Date
4/02/2008 Above information as provided by state -   
Address
221 Gunther Ln City
Belle Chasse LA 70037-3157



 SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC
 Belle chasse, LA
Kemah, TX
New orleans, LA   
EHRET, LESLIE W
(AGENT)
GASPARD, BRANDON C
(MEMBER)
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(MEMBER)

 Associated Businesses

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC


Business Name:ALGIERS BANCORP INC
Expiration Date:06/11/2004
Nationality:Domestic
Status:Merged
SIC Code:6712SIC
Description:Offices of Bank Holding Companies
Record Number:12QF314F
IPS Code:22
Merger Name:SNB INC



This stood out for me, too.  I did some searching the other day and could only come up with the possibility that Schaefer's properties are somehow financed through Algiers or he has an existing account.    Here is documentation of a merger, which mentions different banks in Iberia and other locales back in 2003.

http://www.ofi.state.la.us/dec03.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 07, 2009, 11:22:04 AM
Hotping - could you please post the link to the site where you find all this info?  There's something hinky about Algiers Bancorp being a current "associated business" in this information.

TIA!!!





Organization ID
36708503K
 Name
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
Type
 Limited Liability Company
 Status
Active
Last Report
 Date
 Report Status
In Good Standing
Mailing Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037 Domicile Address
221 GUNTHER LANE, BELLE CHASE, LA 70037
File Date
 President Louis E Schaefer   Director
 Secretary
 
Agent Appointed Date
4/02/2008 Above information as provided by state -   
Address
221 Gunther Ln City
Belle Chasse LA 70037-3157



 SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC
 Belle chasse, LA
Kemah, TX
New orleans, LA   
EHRET, LESLIE W
(AGENT)
GASPARD, BRANDON C
(MEMBER)
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(MEMBER)

 Associated Businesses

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC


Business Name:ALGIERS BANCORP INC
Expiration Date:06/11/2004
Nationality:Domestic
Status:Merged
SIC Code:6712SIC
Description:Offices of Bank Holding Companies
Record Number:12QF314F
IPS Code:22
Merger Name:SNB INC



This stood out for me, too.  I did some searching the other day and could only come up with the possibility that Schaefer's properties are somehow financed through Algiers or he has an existing account.    Here is documentation of a merger, which mentions different banks in Iberia and other locales back in 2003.

http://www.ofi.state.la.us/dec03.htm

Yeah - that bank (and the one it merged with) went bye-bye in 2006.

So I wanted to see if I could understand better why they are still showing up as an associate of a business that was started after they went bye-bye.

Thank you Hotping for the link!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 07, 2009, 11:30:31 AM
Leslie W Ehret and Algiers Bancorp, Inc


Leslie W Ehret is listed as Legacy Offshore's Registered Agent:

LOUIS SCHAEFER
LEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC
Broussard, LA
Houston, TX
Kemah, TX
New orleans, LA   
EHRET, LESLIE W
(AGENT)
KOCH, JOSH
(OFFICER)
SCHAEFER, LOUIS E
(OFFICER)
ZAMORA, CHARLES
(OFFICER)

Associated Businesses

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC
BUCK MASTERS HUNTING CLUB OF LAFAYETTE, INC
SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, LLCLEGACY OFFSHORE, LLC

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4838.msg794455#msg794455

Leslie W. Ehret  - Lawyer Profile
 
 Leslie W. Ehret
Partner
 
Frilot L.L.C.
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3700
New Orleans, Louisiana  70163
(Orleans Parish)


Telephone: 504-599-8203
Fax: 504-599-8263
http://www.frilot.comhttp://www.martindale.com/Leslie-W-Ehret/603749-lawyer.htmhttp://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4838.msg797415#msg797415

ALGIERS BANCORP, INC   

Business Name:ALGIERS BANCORP INC
Expiration Date:06/11/2004
Nationality:Domestic
Status:Merged
SIC Code:6712SIC
Description:Offices of Bank Holding Companies
Record Number:12QF314F
IPS Code:22
Merger Name:SNB INC
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4838.msg797298#msg797298

Total Revenue2.4M
Algiers Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Algiers Bank and Trust (bank), which provides various financial services in New Orleans, Louisiana metropolitan area. The bank engages in generating deposits and originates loans. Its deposit products include noninterest bearing demand deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market deposit accounts, regular savings accounts, and term certificate accounts. The bank’s loan portfolio comprises commercial, construction, home improvement, consumer, and one-to-four family residential mortgage loans. It invests primarily in mortgage-backed securities. The bank operates through three branches located in New Orleans and Terryt...
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?ric=ALGC.PK

quarterly report 9-30-01
http://esignal.brand.edgar-online.com/EFX_dll/EDGARpro.dll?FetchFilingCONVPDF1?SessionID=0bcjWdR4tz8NJDh&ID=1670701



list of all filings
http://google.brand.edgar-online.com/default.aspx?companyid=5536

ITS LAST FILING

Company:   ALGIERS BANCORP INC (ALGC) 
Form Type:   SC 13D/A
Filing Date:   12/18/2002   
 Algiers Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") is a Louisiana corporation organized in February 1996 by Algiers Bank and Trust, formerly Algiers Homestead Association, ("Algiers" or the "Bank") for the purpose of becoming a unitary holding company of the Bank. The only significant assets of the Company are the capital stock of the Bank, the Company's loan to its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (the "ESOP"), and the remainder of the net proceeds retained by the Company in connection with the conversion of the Bank from mutual to stock form on July 8, 1996 (the "Conversion"). The business and management of the Company primarily consists of the business and management of the Bank. The Company neither owns nor leases any property, but instead uses the premises, equipment and furniture of the Bank. The Company does not employ any persons other than officers of the Bank, and the Company utilizes the support staff of the Bank from time to time.
http://google.brand.edgar-online.com/DisplayFiling.aspx?TabIndex=2&FilingID=2089687&companyid=5536&ppu=%252fdefault.aspx%253fcompanyid%253d5536

Filed March 7, 2003

Notification by SNB, Inc., Eureka, California, of its intent to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Algiers Bancorp, Inc., and thereby acquire its subsidiary, Algiers Bank & Trust,  both located in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
http://www.ofi.louisiana.gov/march03.htm

Publication: New Orleans CityBusiness
Date: Monday, May 5 2003
Algiers Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Algiers Bank & Trust, announced shareholder approval of an acquisition and merger agreement with SNB Inc. The $7.9 million transaction is subject to approval by regulatory agencies and other conditions. Algiers Bancorp expects the transaction will be completed by May 31.
http://www.allbusiness.com/north-america/united-states-louisiana/1136718-1.html


Publication: New Orleans CityBusiness
Date: Monday, December 22 2003
Algiers Bank & Trust is spreading outside Algiers and changing its name to something more regional.
Statewide Bank is the new name for the 77-year-old Algiers Bank & Trust, said Drew Jardine, president and chief executive.

The bank, now under new management, has opened a loa production branch office in Covington. Statewide Bank was founded as Algiers Homestead, the first savings and loan association in Algiers. The bank was purchased earlier this year by Robin P. Arkley II of Eureka, Calif
http://www.allbusiness.com/marketing/strategic-marketing/996170-1.html

Federal Register: January 21, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 13)

1. Algiers Bancorp, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana; to become a bank
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of
Algiers Bank and Trust Company, Tennytown, Louisiana, upon its
conversion from a savings association to a bank. After the conversion, it will operate as
Statewide Bank, Terrytown, Louisiana.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-1199.htm


2006 - Both bank names now should be defunct, as both sold out completely to a group of people.

July 13, 2006
Ms. Leslie W. Ehret
Frilot, Partridge, Kohnke & Clements, L.C.
3600 Energy Centre
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70163-3600

Dear Ms. Ehret:

We have completed our analysis of the prior notification by the Robin and Cherie Arkley Revocable Algiers Bancorp Stock Trust, Eureka, California, with Robin P. Arkley II and Cherie P. Arkley, Eureka, California, as trustees to acquire 57 percent; the Allison E. Arkley Trust #5, Eureka, California, with Calvin R. Jones, managing member of CTT, LLC, Eureka California, and John L. Piland, Eureka, California, as co-trustees to acquire 19 percent; and the Elizabeth A. Arkley Trust #5, with Calvin R. Jones, managing member of CTT, LLC, Eureka, California, and John L. Piland, Eureka, California, as co-trustees to acquire 19 percent; and Jack J. Mendheim and Stephanie C. Medheim, Folsom, Louisiana, to acquire 5 percent of the outstanding shares of Algiers Bancorp, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and its subsidiary, Statewide Bank, Terrytown, Louisiana (Notificants) (collectively referred to as the Group) to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Algiers Bancorp, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pursuant to the Change in Bank Control Act of 1978. The acquisition will increase the Group’s total ownership to 100 percent.

The Federal Reserve System has no objection to the transaction, which will allow the Group to collectively acquire up to 100 percent of Algiers Bancorp, Inc. without obtaining further approval, provided that the Group maintains control as defined in section 225.41(c) of Regulation Y. However, please note that the individual members of the group, except for Robin P. Arkley II and Cherie P. Arkley, should consult with the Reserve Bank prior to acquiring control of Algiers Bancorp, Inc., as defined in Regulation Y.

In consideration of this proposal, we have reviewed the financial and managerial factors, and based upon the information currently available, conclude that these factors are consistent with approval. The Federal Reserve System has relied on the representations and commitments made in the notification. The Reserve Bank’s action is expressly conditioned upon compliance with these commitments and representations. For the purposes of this action, these commitments will be considered conditions imposed in writing and, as such, may be enforced in proceedings under applicable law. Every effort should be made to meet these representations and commitments since any deviation could be regarded as a violation of the terms upon which the System’s action was premised. If, despite your best efforts, deviations seem likely, you should immediately notify this Reserve Bank. We would then be available to discuss the matter with you.

The Change in Bank Control Act of 1978 requires that whenever a change in control occurs, each insured bank or bank holding company shall report promptly to the appropriate Federal banking agency any changes or replacement of its chief executive officer or of any director occurring in the next 12-month period. The Act further requires a statement of the past and current business and professional affiliations of the new chief executive officer or directors.

Please advise us in writing when the transaction has been consummated. Should you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact Tamika Cook of our staff at (404) 498-7240.
http://www.frbatlanta.org/bank_info/bank_app/infoletters/2006/jul/060713.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 07, 2009, 11:34:41 AM
http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/public/corp_newsletter/NewCorp_20080409.txt

36708503K  04/02/2008  SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASE, LA  70037
                 Agent:   LESLIE W. EHRET  1100 POYDRAS STREET  SUITE 3600  NEW ORLEANS, LA  70163-3600
               Member/Manager   LOUIS E. SCHAEFER, JR., Member  2210 TWIN OAKS BLVD.  KEMAH, TX  77565
               Member/Manager   BRANDON C. GASPARD, Member  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASSE, LA  70037


http://www.martindale.com/Leslie-W-Ehret/603749-lawyer.htm

Leslie W. Ehret  - Lawyer Profile
 
Leslie W. Ehret
Partner
 
Frilot L.L.C.
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3700
New Orleans, Louisiana  70163
(Orleans Parish)


Telephone: 504-599-8203
Fax: 504-599-8263
http://www.frilot.com



May be another coincidence with LA French names  I was on a Broussard trip earlier...    ::MonkeyRoll::

http://www.acergy-group.com/public/TomEhretBoard

Tom Ehret
 
 Director

Mr Ehret was appointed to the Board in November 2003. He served in the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2003 until his retirement on April 14, 2008. He continued as an Executive Board Member until June 30, 2008 at which time he became a Non-executive Director. Mr Ehret is a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee. Previously Mr Ehret was Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Technip and President of its Offshore Branch. With more than thirty years experience in the offshore and subsea business, he is a well-recognised figure in the industry. He was instrumental in several industry shaping moves. These included the turnaround of the loss making Stena Offshore and the acquisition in 1989 of Santa Fe’s pipelay business by Stena Offshore. He was also instrumental in the 1995 merger between Stena Offshore and Coflexip, the leader in the Subsea industry in the 1990s. After another major strategic move, the acquisition of Aker Deepwater in 2001 by CSO, he negotiated the acquisition of this group by Technip, in 2002. Mr Ehret has worked in all the major disciplines, both technical and commercial, and has been a Project Manager, a New Product Development Manager, a Marketing and Sales Manager, Managing Director, COO and CEO and Executive Chairman. Mr Ehret is a French citizen.

 
 


Sea Tech Industries attorney Leslie Ehret is a female, fwiw.  Found correspondence regarding Algiers Bancorp dated 2006.

http://www.frbatlanta.org/bank_info/bank_app/infoletters/2006/jul/060713.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 07, 2009, 11:37:11 AM
 ::MonkeyHaHa::   Jen!!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 07, 2009, 11:37:47 AM
::MonkeyHaHa::   Jen!!

 ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 07, 2009, 11:40:49 AM
So how does a bank that no longer existed as of 2006 become publicly listed as an "associated business" of a company started in 2008? ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 07, 2009, 12:24:12 PM
So how does a bank that no longer existed as of 2006 become publicly listed as an "associated business" of a company started in 2008? ::MonkeyConfused::

Could it simply be that Leslie Ehret represented both stockholders in Algiers Bancorp and Legacy Offshore/Schaefer.  Even Gaspard, Legacy president was also a Superior Offshore manager, so maybe however the records were obtained for the sites Hotping used remain as cross referenced possibilities?   Not sure.



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 07, 2009, 12:34:55 PM

Hurdles ahead for Caribbean gas pipeline project
30-01-05 The conference room of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce offices at Westmoorings was packed to capacity. The event was presentation on the proposed Eastern Caribbean Natural Gas Pipeline by the project investors-the Eastern Caribbean Pipeline Company.
The presentation was billed as a Vision 2020 public-private sector partnership. The large audience learnt that while the project was commercially and technically viable, there were many hurdles to cross including legal, commercial and political. The optimists remain hopeful while the cynics found new ground to question.

The presentation was the first public sharing of the technical and economic feasibility study completed in September last year by DORIS Inc., a Houston based joint venture between industry leaders Saipem and Doris Engineering of France. (For more information on these companies visit their websites at www.doris-engineering.com, www.saipem.com, www.doris-inc.com) The study was financed by the project's current shareholders-Guardian Holdings, AIC Financial Group and the Intra Caribbean Pipeline Company.
Project manager Greg Rich said that the detailed feasibility study substantiated earlier findings that the project was commercially and technically feasible. In determining the line route, Rich said that the study adopted a rigorous seven-point evaluation criteria, including water depths, environmental preservation, seismic and geotechnical hazards, hurricanes, proven technology and commercial viability.

Given these criteria, the preferred line route will now move from Tobago to Barbados and thence to Martinique and Guadeloupe, with connecting spur lines to St Lucia and Dominica. The combination of small demand and geotechnical risks has ruled out both St Vincent and Grenada. No doubt there will be both political and economic implications arising from this situation. Particularly in light of the discussions on Caricom Energy policy, the impending CSME and Prime Minister Patrick Manning's desire for a politicalunion with these states.
The pipeline is expected to cost an estimated $ 550 mm. It will be designed to carry 150 mm cfpd, with Martinique, Guadeloupe and Barbados expected to be the leading off takers. Rich said that the project is likely to be built in two phases, the first from Tobago to Barbados in the 2006-07 timeframe, and then proceeding to Guadeloupe in 2008-09.

Trevor Boopsingh, from Intra-Caribbean Pipeline Company-the project initiators, dispelled any thought about the pipeline proceeding further north to say Puerto Rico. The positive techno-economic feasibility study, however, does not translate into an automatic investment decision. Significant hurdles remain. These include completion of commercial negotiations with both the buyers and the gas seller(s) and the negotiation of intergovernmental agreements covering issues such as transit rights, security, taxation and regulatory regime.
For example, the investors are seeking to avoid transit and other territorial taxes as the pipeline transits the exclusive economic zone of the various territories. Imposition of such taxes would adversely impact the economics of the project. Would those countries not benefiting directly from the pipeline accede to such a request?

The solution may require a degree of diplomacy and goodwill that, thus far, has eluded Caribbean leaders, particularly when dealing with economic and political matters. The ensuing discussion featured the habitual questions on the adequacy of reserves, the choice of market and the price for gas. With respect to the reserves question, we endorse the comment made by Boopsingh that, if it comes on stream, the requirements of this project would constitute an insignificant 3 % of total consumption.
The attraction of this particular project to the islands is that it promises to provide energy at a predictable and non-volatile price. Some have interpreted this to mean a cheap or subsidised price.

It is worth reiterating that high energy prices have inflicted great pain on the balance of payment of these islands. The bulk of foreign exchange-up to 80 % in some cases-is used to fund fuel imports. In that scenario, less foreign exchange is available to purchase basic goods and services including those from Trinidad and Tobago. Caricom accounts for 90 % of Trinidad and Tobago's non energy imports. A prolonged foreign exchange shortage and/or balance of payments crises in these islands could spell the collapse of many manufacturing firms in Trinidad and Tobago, with obvious consequences for the thousands now employed in the sector.
While the project deliberately avoided stating a specific price, it is clear that the gas cannot be sold at any price that is higher than the alternate fuel used by the electric utilities in the islands today. The potential buyers must be given an incentive to convert to natural gas.

Such a price mechanism is likely to yield prices that are lower than current netbacks from LNG. However, all parties in the chain-producers, transporter and consumers maybe happy with the mechanism, because it yields predictable and steady cash flow over the project's life.
The holding of a diversified portfolio is the widely recognized risk mitigation strategy. This is true for the country as well as for some producers. Those who argue for more gas to be monetised through the LNG vehicle should be aware that LNG prices prevailing in the USA today would turn downwards, sooner rather than later, in the wake of expanding import capacity and supply.



Source: Trinidad Express

http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/company/cnl50804.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 07, 2009, 12:41:43 PM
So how does a bank that no longer existed as of 2006 become publicly listed as an "associated business" of a company started in 2008? ::MonkeyConfused::

Could it simply be that Leslie Ehret represented both stockholders in Algiers Bancorp and Legacy Offshore/Schaefer.  Even Gaspard, Legacy president was also a Superior Offshore manager, so maybe however the records were obtained for the sites Hotping used remain as cross referenced possibilities?   Not sure.



Yes - that is certainly a possibility.  I'm not sure how that site hotping uses comes up with those associations.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 07, 2009, 12:45:27 PM
So how does a bank that no longer existed as of 2006 become publicly listed as an "associated business" of a company started in 2008? ::MonkeyConfused::

Could it simply be that Leslie Ehret represented both stockholders in Algiers Bancorp and Legacy Offshore/Schaefer.  Even Gaspard, Legacy president was also a Superior Offshore manager, so maybe however the records were obtained for the sites Hotping used remain as cross referenced possibilities?   Not sure.



Yes - that is certainly a possibility.  I'm not sure how that site hotping uses comes up with those associations.

I was also thinking that Schaefer may have been a stockholder in the Group that  received the remaining shares. 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 07, 2009, 12:49:47 PM
2003 - MERGER - SNB Inc. buys 100% stock of Algiers Bancorp Inc. and it's subsidiary
Aligiers Bank & Trust

2004 - Algiers Bank & Trust changes it's name to Statewide Bank.
Robin P. Arkley is ther person who purchased

2006 - Robin Arkley and other investors set up this thing to acquire shares of Algiers Bancorp Inc and they say it is a subsidiary of Statewide Bank. This is done to abide by a Bank Control Act so they all own 100 % shares of the bank.


Looks like Leslie Ehret is an attorney for Legacy Offshore and she is also an attorney for Algiers Bancorp Inc.

Isn't that a conflict of interest?




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 07, 2009, 01:03:38 PM
2003 - MERGER - SNB Inc. buys 100% stock of Algiers Bancorp Inc. and it's subsidiary
Aligiers Bank & Trust

2004 - Algiers Bank & Trust changes it's name to Statewide Bank.
Robin P. Arkley is ther person who purchased

2006 - Robin Arkley and other investors set up this thing to acquire shares of Algiers Bancorp Inc and they say it is a subsidiary of Statewide Bank. This is done to abide by a Bank Control Act so they all own 100 % shares of the bank.


Looks like Leslie Ehret is an attorney for Legacy Offshore and she is also an attorney for Algiers Bancorp Inc.

Isn't that a conflict of interest?




I would think it is not.... if she isn't representing Statewide following the merger in 2006.  Legacy started in 2008.   I'm not an attorney, though.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Anna on May 08, 2009, 01:13:09 PM
Venezuela Seizes Oil Installation From U.S.-Based Company


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519515,00.html

Venezuela Seizes Oil Installation From U.S.-Based Company
Friday , May 08, 2009


Venezuela has seized a major oil installation from the U.S.-based Williams companies, Reuters quoted a company source.

President Hugo Chavez said his government would begin seizing control of some oil contractors on Friday following the National Assembly's approval of a law that paved the way for the takeovers.

The law approved by the largely pro-Chavez assembly on Thursday enables state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, to take over contractors without following the usual procedures to expropriate business.

"Tomorrow we'll start recovering the goods and assets that will now belong to the state," Chavez said in a televised speech late Thursday after the legislative vote.

He said PDVSA would seize 300 boats as well as dozens of docks and other transportation installations in western Lake Maracaibo on Friday, and absorb the 8,000 workers affected.

Venezuela's state oil company has recently clashed with domestic and foreign service providers that help extract the OPEC nation's heavy crude, accumulating billions of dollars in debts as it aims to renegotiate contracts to reduce costs by 40 percent.

PDVSA says some of those contracts are now overvalued due to falling crude prices that have shrunk government revenue. Venezuela relies on oil for 93 percent of its export income, but has seen world oil prices slide 61 percent since their July peak — to settle at $56.71 on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Thursday.

The companies covered by the legislation provide such services as natural gas processing, the injection of natural gas or water into oil fields to improve recovery, and management of docks and boats on Lake Maracaibo.

The law was approved by 153 lawmakers from Chavez's ruling party, while eight lawmakers voted against the measure and three abstained.

Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said the law could affect foreign companies such as U.S. natural gas processor and distributor Williams Cos. Inc., based in Tulsa, Oklahoma — which said in April that it plans to write off $241 million related to unpaid fees from PDVSA.

"It's fundamental that we control of all of this to guarantee the development of primary activities," Ramirez said in comments published by Venezuela's state-run Bolivarian News Agency.

PDVSA has already taken over the operations of some companies that have claimed a default, including the SIMCO consortium, which has worked injecting water into oil fields in Lake Maracaibo for the past 10 years.

Houston-based Wood Group, which is a 49.5 percent partner in the consortium, said in a statement Thursday that PDVSA took over its operations earlier this year "following the consortium submitting a notice of default due to nonpayment and other contractual disputes." A spokeswoman for the company declined to comment on the new law.

While Ramirez denied that oil drillers will fall under the law, Patrick Esteruelas, an analyst with the Eurasia Group in New York, said the law's vague wording means these and other service companies could also be affected.

At least two U.S. oil drillers have halted operations in Venezuela over delayed payments, including Helmerich & Payne, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company has halted seven of its 11 oil rigs in Venezuela this year, saying PDVSA owes it $116 million.

Venezuelan oil service companies are also "very afraid," said Nestor Borjas, who heads the business chamber Fedecamaras in western Zulia state. PDVSA is behind an average eight months on payments to 220 companies in oil-rich Zulia responsible for everything from oil well maintenance to providing transport, he said.

Under Chavez, Venezuela has already nationalized foreign-owned steel and cement companies, as well as four major oil projects.

But Esteruelas said PDVSA seems to be aiming more to pressure companies into accepting its terms rather than planning for widespread nationalizations.

"I don't think that PDVSA wants to immediately take over the entire service sector," he said. "That would be a logistical nightmare."

He and other analysts warn the law could discourage foreign investors, including some of the very companies PDVSA is trying to attract to bid on exploration areas in the eastern Orinoco River basin.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Edit to add story text.



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 08, 2009, 03:05:19 PM
Ah - Chavez strikes again.

Thanks Anna!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Anna on May 10, 2009, 11:23:09 PM
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b332e432-3d54-11de-a85e-00144feabdc0.html


Chávez seizures fuel Venezuela oil fears
By Benedict Mander in Caracas

Published: May 10 2009 12:41 | Last updated: May 10 2009 18:27

A fresh round of expropriations in Venezuela has raised fears that the Opec producer’s already declining oil output could sink to its lowest level in the past 20 years.

Troops were mobilised over the weekend to assist Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA, in seizing the assets of some 60 oil service companies, after a law was approved last week that paves the way for the state to take increasing control over its all-important oil industry.

“To God what is God’s, and to Caesar what is Caesar’s,” said Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez, as he presided over the expropriation of at least a dozen rigs, more than 30 oil terminals and some 300 boats.

“Today we also say: to the people what is the people’s,” the socialist leader said to roars of approval from red-clad supporters on the shores of Lake Maracaibo, the heartland of the nation’s oil production.

This move forms part of a broader assault against the private sector, which Mr Chávez has increasingly blamed as Venezuela slides into recession. Simultaneously he is engaging in what opposition leaders say is a campaign of persecution of his political foes.

Manuel Rosales, a former presidential candidate, has been granted asylum in Peru to escape arrest over corruption charges, while congress has removed almost all the spending powers of Antonio Ledezma, the anti-Chávez mayor of Caracas. Other opponents have been jailed or gone into hiding.

PDVSA, which is suffering from a sharp fall in export income, made the surprise move against the oil service companies in response to their threat that they would suspend operations until it paid a backlog of invoices. Some, including Helmerich & Payne and Ensco International, abandoned rigs this year.

PDVSA, which is under pressure to cut expenses by 60 per cent because of tumbling revenues, is estimated to owe as much as $12bn (€8.9bn, £7.9bn) to contractors since suspending payments to them last August, shortly after oil prices began their precipitous decline.

It has demanded that companies accept a 40 per cent cut in their bills, arguing that the decline in oil prices means they are charging too much.

The new law will also enable PDVSA to pay debts with bonds rather than cash, and compensate assets at book value.

The move is the latest sign of the deepening cashflow crisis that has bedeviled the state oil company for at least two years as it has become overburdened with responsibilities far removed from its core business – in particular funding and running the massive social programmes that have become the bedrock of Mr Chávez’s support.

But analysts say that by shifting its problems onto its suppliers, PDVSA is storing up even bigger problems for the future. Not only does it lack the ability to operate as efficiently as the service providers, but it sends a grim signal to companies considering investing in Venezuela. Consequently, future oil production is under threat.

Perhaps most worrying is the impact this could have on foreign companies’ interest in a major auction currently underway to develop the Carabobo block in the oil-rich Orinoco Belt, which is the first oil investment opportunity in Venezuela in the last decade, and represents the oil dependent country’s biggest hope for reviving sagging production. According to the IEA, production fell to 2.36m bpd in 2008, compared to 3.18m bpd in 1997, although PDVSA claims it actually increased to 3.27m bpd in 2008.

Some 19 companies – including BP, Chevron, Shell, StatoilHydro, and Total – have expressed interest in bidding for the Carabobo projects that could collectively produce over 800,000 bpd, and require investments of $25-30bn.

But adding to worries about the lack of legal security in Venezuela, intensified by recent developments, international oil companies are also concerned by prohibitively high start-up and financing costs as well as tight profit margins due to fiscal terms that were drawn up before oil prices began their precipitous decline last year.

David Voght, a director at IPD Latin America, which advises several international oil companies operating in Venezuela, said: “Venezuela’s aggressive fiscal terms and the country’s persistent trend toward nationalisation of oil industry activities will make it more and more difficult to attract foreign investment and competitive bids from qualified operators.”

Taxes and royalties have been hiked four times since 2004, with an 85 per cent windfall tax introduced last year, while companies were ordered to give up operational control over four multibillion-dollar projects in the Orinoco two years ago, prompting Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips to exit the country and opt for international arbitration.

Although most companies are keen to have a stake in Venezuela, which now claims to have 172bn barrels of proven oil reserves making them the second largest in the world after Saudi Arabia, the government’s unpredictability and inflexibility are a serious deterrent.

“It’s a great paradox. There are companies that want to invest in Venezuela and to remain on a long-term basis, bringing capital, technology and know-how, but they may not do so because the government is refusing to recognize that the outlook for oil prices has changed,” said an industry source in Caracas, who requested anonymity. “They have to face up to reality.”

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009



http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b332e432-3d54-11de-a85e-00144feabdc0.html
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Oh, I think Uncle Hugo is just getting started with his seizures!  I don't think he will stop until he and his cronies own it ALL!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 12, 2009, 02:53:19 PM
Monday May 11, 2009
Venezuela to take over 39 oil industry contractors

The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's state oil company will take over 39 oil contractors with the backing of a new law, the government said Monday.

The 39 companies currently providing services to state-run Petroleos de Venezuela SA will be brought under government control under a resolution that took effect Monday after being published in the Official Gazette, the official Bolivarian News Agency reported.

It said the companies affected include Zulia Towing and Barge Company, Gusteca, Premeca, Seatech, and Terminales Maracaibo. The companies provide transport boats and other oil-related services on Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela.

http://dailymail.com/ap/ApWorld/200905110503


Wonder if that is Schaefer's SeaTech??


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 12, 2009, 06:26:01 PM
5/12/2009 Bondia Page 17

http://www.bondia.com/index.php?option=com_flippingbook&book_id=2

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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 12, 2009, 10:00:57 PM
Monday May 11, 2009
Venezuela to take over 39 oil industry contractors

The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's state oil company will take over 39 oil contractors with the backing of a new law, the government said Monday.

The 39 companies currently providing services to state-run Petroleos de Venezuela SA will be brought under government control under a resolution that took effect Monday after being published in the Official Gazette, the official Bolivarian News Agency reported.

It said the companies affected include Zulia Towing and Barge Company, Gusteca, Premeca, Seatech, and Terminales Maracaibo. The companies provide transport boats and other oil-related services on Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela.

http://dailymail.com/ap/ApWorld/200905110503


Wonder if that is Schaefer's SeaTech??
Good Question KTF.......  ::MonkeyShocked::


 Phantom® HD2+2 Chosen for
Lake Maracaibo Pipeline Inspections
   
 
 
 
SeaTech de Venezuela, a South American commercial diving company, has purchased Deep Ocean Engineering's Phantom® HD2+2 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) after completing a successful 10-day demonstration to its customer, Shell Oil Company.  The ROV, reported as the first ever to be used in Lake Maracaibo, is based on Deep Ocean’s standard Phantom® HD2+2 model, equipped with special tools and sensors to perform pipeline surveys and inspections.
 
   
SeaTech is contracted by Shell to provide survey and inspection services using an ROV as part of Shell’s standardization of worldwide pipeline inspection procedures.  The Phantom® HD2+2's sensor array includes an ultra-sonic probe, used to determine the wall thickness of the pipelines and a CP probe to measure cathodic potential.  The ROV is also fitted with a wire brush for cleaning areas of the pipe before testing. Accurate information of the ROV’s position and its track are made using an ORE Track Point II+ with Hypack survey software. A Mesotech digital sonar tracking system is used to locate pipelines during surveys.
 
 
 Lake Maracaibo is one of the world’s most significant oil producing regions.  Over 37,000 miles (60,000 km) of pipelines, two to ten-inches (5-25 cm) in diameter, crisscross each other over 5,100-sq. miles (8,200 square kilometers) of the lake bottom. The Phantom® HD2+2 will be used to accurately map and inspect Shell’s pipelines in their ongoing program to prevent accidents and pollution.
 
 
Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacturing of remotely controlled underwater systems, providing innovative, cost-effective solutions for offshore, inshore, military, nuclear, and scientific applications.



 
http://www.deepocean.com/Temp/html/seatech.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 12, 2009, 10:12:51 PM
5/12/2009 Bondia Page 17

http://www.bondia.com/index.php?option=com_flippingbook&book_id=2

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Great Find TM!

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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 13, 2009, 08:16:58 AM
It could have something to do with this.................maybe.


Curacao 

Drinking with the wind" is the first project executed in the framework of the cooperation between TU Delft and UNA, CWTRI, VEWIN and SWB. In March of 2008 the first prototype was send to Curacao and shortly after a team of 3 students, Nick Olthof, Friso Bos and Evgenia Rabiovitch, arrived as well to continue the project.

Aqualectra kindly assisted us with choosing the new location for the prototype at the Santa Barbara RO-plant. We can use the pretreatment of the feed water and disposal of the brine from the plant as well. The windmill was build up in cooperation with Stork Wescar   and since beginning of june we started with the mechanical testing of the prototype. Also the water production and quality are researched as a funcion of the available wind power.

http://www.citg.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=93ebd632-6d7f-4400-9fa5-a25e9235e329&lang=en


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 13, 2009, 09:14:01 AM
Supply  of  2  sun  power  devices  and  1  wind  power  generator,  various  equipment  (Supply  of  alternative  energy  and  other  equipment) 

OurRefNo 916851 
Tender Type Global 
Opening Date Monday, April 06, 2009 2:30:00 PM 
Tender Amount Rs.   
Location Oranjestad, No State (Aruba) 
Purchase Till Monday, April 06, 2009 12:00:00 PM 
 

http://www.classifiedtenders.com/BrowseTenders.aspx?CountryId=12


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 14, 2009, 12:57:27 AM
It could have something to do with this.................maybe.


Curacao 

Drinking with the wind" is the first project executed in the framework of the cooperation between TU Delft and UNA, CWTRI, VEWIN and SWB. In March of 2008 the first prototype was send to Curacao and shortly after a team of 3 students, Nick Olthof, Friso Bos and Evgenia Rabiovitch, arrived as well to continue the project.

Aqualectra kindly assisted us with choosing the new location for the prototype at the Santa Barbara RO-plant. We can use the pretreatment of the feed water and disposal of the brine from the plant as well. The windmill was build up in cooperation with Stork Wescar   and since beginning of june we started with the mechanical testing of the prototype. Also the water production and quality are researched as a funcion of the available wind power.

http://www.citg.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=93ebd632-6d7f-4400-9fa5-a25e9235e329&lang=en

I bet it does, I've read something very recently concerning using wind power in one of the Aruba newspapers.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 14, 2009, 01:32:58 AM
It could have something to do with this.................maybe.


Curacao 

Drinking with the wind" is the first project executed in the framework of the cooperation between TU Delft and UNA, CWTRI, VEWIN and SWB. In March of 2008 the first prototype was send to Curacao and shortly after a team of 3 students, Nick Olthof, Friso Bos and Evgenia Rabiovitch, arrived as well to continue the project.

Aqualectra kindly assisted us with choosing the new location for the prototype at the Santa Barbara RO-plant. We can use the pretreatment of the feed water and disposal of the brine from the plant as well. The windmill was build up in cooperation with Stork Wescar   and since beginning of june we started with the mechanical testing of the prototype. Also the water production and quality are researched as a funcion of the available wind power.

http://www.citg.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=93ebd632-6d7f-4400-9fa5-a25e9235e329&lang=en

I bet it does, I've read something very recently concerning using wind power in one of the Aruba newspapers.


December 15 - Aqualectra Multi Utility and Ecofys start greening of hotels
This month Aqualectra Multi Utility (AMU) and Ecofys started a feasibility study for energy- and water savings in the Netherlands Antilles.

The project is carried out in close cooperation with the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association (CHATA).

Study starts with 9 hotels in Curacao and Bonaire
Nine hotels, that represent the different types of hotels in Curacao and Bonaire, from apartments to high-rise buildings and from budget to luxury hotels, are included in the study. After this study the project will be extended to more hotels in the Netherlands Antilles and the Caribbean. It is expected that in some cases savings can be up to 40%. The study analyses the technical and financial options for measures on energy- and water savings in the hotel sector. To implement the required measures an energy and water management plan will also be developed.

Long-term cooperation between AMU and Ecofys
AMU and Ecofys have a cooperation agreement  to develop and offer products and services in the areas of energy and water efficiency and sustainable energy to hotels and other parties. Karel Tujeehut, Manager Multi Utility: “The close cooperation between Aqualectra and Ecofys will contribute to a sustainable development of Curacao.”


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Notes for editorial staff:

Aqualectra Multi Utility
Aqualectra Multi Utility, founded in February 2001, is the youngest subsidiary of the Aqualectra Holding (www.aqualectra.com). The multi utility-concept is to offer suitable solutions that optimize the costs of the utility facilities of companies. Aqualectra Multi Utility makes an effort for the development of sustainable energy supplies in the Netherlands Antilles. The aim of Aqualectra is an optimal delivery of water and power.

Ecofys
Ecofys (www.ecofys.com) is a leading company in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. More than 150 employees in six countries deliver integrated sustainable energy solutions. Ecofys is part of the Econcern group (www.e-concern.com), with the mission "a sustainable energy supply for everyone".

For more information please contact:
Aqualectra Multi Utility
Sharo Bikker
Head Public Relations, Aqualectra Distribution
e-mail: sbikker@aqualectra.anThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Ecofys
Ellen Hendrix
Marketing Manager
telefoon:       + 31 (0)30 – 280 83 19
e-mail:         e.hendrix@ecofys.nl

http://www.econcern.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=119&Itemid=71


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 14, 2009, 08:36:56 AM
I certainly haven't been able to find much
and what I have found on the Aruba Branch seems to send me here
 
 
Profile Stork Industry Services - Americas
 
Less problems and better results for you. As Stork Industry services _Americas (SISa) we are positioned to fulfil this proposition for you. We deliver by maximizing the availability of you production facilities and to optimize the operations. SISa can deliver through in-house knowledge and expertise. Our specialists are committed and take the responsibility together with you to  achieve this quality improvement for your organization.

Our products and services:

 

Integrated services contracts
Asset management
Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Management
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These services are delivered to you through our regional network of companies throughout the Americas and with our strategic alliances.

Stork industry Services is part of the Stork holding company www.stork.com

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Organization


Stork Industry Services _ Americas is regionally represented in both the Caribbean and Latin America.  For asset performance, maintenance management en project management Stork Industry Services has centralized knowledge and expertise centers. The contact information you will find on the contact page.


Regionally our organization is represented in:


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For the elaborate services and products in the areas of mechanical, static and rotating maintenance, electrical and instrumentation, engineering and design but also operations you can call on Stork Industry Services – Americas.  For advice , developing and executing your projects, project management, maintenance and operations we are your partner. To provide you with the best possible level of services, we do collaborate with several Stork companies to excel in this important and growing business segment. We offer our disciplines as stand alone services or in accordance with you we deliver integrated services designed for your specific requirements. We utilize our years of experience and know-how available within our division Technical Services together with our sister companies Stork Thermeq, Turbo Services and Stork Gears & Services. We offer knowledge, services but above all quality
http://www.storkindustryservices.com/Stork/14181/Power.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 14, 2009, 12:25:41 PM
16.02.2009 19:27
The JD Silvetti Group Automates Sales and Marketing Using Soffront CRM
Soffront® Software Inc., www.soffront.com, the leader of mid-market CRM software, today announced that two companies within The JD Silvetti Group (www.silvettigroup.com) are using Soffront CRM to automate and more efficiently track sales and marketing activities. Marine Surveys, LLC and APS, LLC (headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana) are subsidiaries of The Silvetti Group and specialize in different segments of the marine survey industry.

The Silvetti Group purchased Soffront CRM in August 2008 to provide its companies with a powerful and customizable database. The software is currently being used by the sales and marketing departments of Marine Surveys and APS. Both companies plan to expand the software’s usage in the future to other departments, such as warehousing, operations, and administration.
 
http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten-2009-02/13124585-the-jd-silvetti-group-automates-sales-and-marketing-using-soffront-crm-004.htm



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 14, 2009, 12:31:25 PM
16.02.2009 19:27
The JD Silvetti Group Automates Sales and Marketing Using Soffront CRM
Soffront® Software Inc., www.soffront.com, the leader of mid-market CRM software, today announced that two companies within The JD Silvetti Group (www.silvettigroup.com) are using Soffront CRM to automate and more efficiently track sales and marketing activities. Marine Surveys, LLC and APS, LLC (headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana) are subsidiaries of The Silvetti Group and specialize in different segments of the marine survey industry.

The Silvetti Group purchased Soffront CRM in August 2008 to provide its companies with a powerful and customizable database. The software is currently being used by the sales and marketing departments of Marine Surveys and APS. Both companies plan to expand the software’s usage in the future to other departments, such as warehousing, operations, and administration.
 
http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten-2009-02/13124585-the-jd-silvetti-group-automates-sales-and-marketing-using-soffront-crm-004.htm



Feb. 16, 2009
The JD Silvetti Group Automates Sales And Marketing Using Soffront CRM

Fremont, California, February 16, 2009 – Soffront® Software Inc., www.soffront.com, the leader of mid-market CRM software, today announced that two companies within The JD Silvetti Group. (www.silvettigroup.com) are using Soffront CRM to automate and more efficiently track sales and marketing activities. Marine Surveys, LLC and APS, LLC (headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana) are subsidiaries of The Silvetti Group and specialize in different segments of the marine survey industry.

The Silvetti Group purchased Soffront CRM in August 2008 to provide its companies with a powerful and customizable database. The software is currently being used by the sales and marketing departments of Marine Surveys and APS. Both companies plan to expand the software’s usage in the future to other departments, such as warehousing, operations, and administration.

http://www.customerthink.com/news/jd_silvetti_group_uses_soffront_crm

What is Silvetti selling so much of that he needs Soffront software???Does it have something to do with Sonavision or something else?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 14, 2009, 01:05:12 PM
Marcon is pleased to announce the long term charter of the dive support vessel "Ocean Veritas" (ex-Seabulk Veritas). The U.S. flag vessel is 195' x 40' x 17' depth, an ex-supply boat which Marcon sold into the oilfield from fisheries during the last run up in the offshore market in the mid 1990's when she was converted to geophysical research. (I think we also may have sold her out of the "oil patch" in the late 80's). The vessel was recently outfitted to accommodate a dive support service by her current Owner. She is classed ABS +A1, now fitted with a 4-point mooring system and working in dive support service in the Gulf of Mexico on a long term contract under private terms. The vessel was originally built in 1974 by Halter Marine, USA as the "Jean Lafitte" for Euro-Pirates International, Inc. She is now powered by a pair of CAT3606TA's which replaced her original MWM's. Marcon acted as the sole broker in the transaction and has handled a number of previous transactions for both the Owner and Charterer.

http://www.marcon.com/marcon2c.cfm?SectionListsID=31&PageID=1409


Article from '07 but found it interesting....


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 14, 2009, 01:09:25 PM
Marcon is pleased to announce the long term charter of the dive support vessel "Ocean Veritas" (ex-Seabulk Veritas). The U.S. flag vessel is 195' x 40' x 17' depth, an ex-supply boat which Marcon sold into the oilfield from fisheries during the last run up in the offshore market in the mid 1990's when she was converted to geophysical research. (I think we also may have sold her out of the "oil patch" in the late 80's). The vessel was recently outfitted to accommodate a dive support service by her current Owner. She is classed ABS +A1, now fitted with a 4-point mooring system and working in dive support service in the Gulf of Mexico on a long term contract under private terms. The vessel was originally built in 1974 by Halter Marine, USA as the "Jean Lafitte" for Euro-Pirates International, Inc. She is now powered by a pair of CAT3606TA's which replaced her original MWM's. Marcon acted as the sole broker in the transaction and has handled a number of previous transactions for both the Owner and Charterer.

http://www.marcon.com/marcon2c.cfm?SectionListsID=31&PageID=1409


Article from '07 but found it interesting....

Interesting link...If you look at the dates of the pictures it's Feb 10th 2008?
http://stabbertmaritime.com/commercial_vessels/pdfs/Ocean_Veritas.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 14, 2009, 05:15:53 PM
 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 14, 2009, 05:40:21 PM
Marcon is pleased to announce the long term charter of the dive support vessel "Ocean Veritas" (ex-Seabulk Veritas). The U.S. flag vessel is 195' x 40' x 17' depth, an ex-supply boat which Marcon sold into the oilfield from fisheries during the last run up in the offshore market in the mid 1990's when she was converted to geophysical research. (I think we also may have sold her out of the "oil patch" in the late 80's). The vessel was recently outfitted to accommodate a dive support service by her current Owner. She is classed ABS +A1, now fitted with a 4-point mooring system and working in dive support service in the Gulf of Mexico on a long term contract under private terms. The vessel was originally built in 1974 by Halter Marine, USA as the "Jean Lafitte" for Euro-Pirates International, Inc. She is now powered by a pair of CAT3606TA's which replaced her original MWM's. Marcon acted as the sole broker in the transaction and has handled a number of previous transactions for both the Owner and Charterer.

http://www.marcon.com/marcon2c.cfm?SectionListsID=31&PageID=1409


Article from '07 but found it interesting....

Interesting link...If you look at the dates of the pictures it's Feb 10th 2008?
http://stabbertmaritime.com/commercial_vessels/pdfs/Ocean_Veritas.pdf


Can two ships have the same name?Looks like the same ship to me...Anybody else..Was the Ship sold,bought,Chartered,or!Does Schaefer even own that ship??

R/V Ocean Veritas
http://www.stabbertmaritime.com/commercial_vessels/ocean_veritas.html


Ocean Veritas
http://www.legacyoffshore.com/data/Ocean%20Veritas.pdf

 ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyConfused::



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 15, 2009, 03:43:43 PM
I'm going to post this here only because it relates to Schaefer & not necessarily oil or gas.  It's interesting to read what the customers say, imo.

http://www.360tuna.com/forum/f59/underwater-expeditions-2771/index53.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 15, 2009, 03:52:13 PM
I'm going to post this here only because it relates to Schaefer & not necessarily oil or gas.  It's interesting to read what the customers say, imo.

http://www.360tuna.com/forum/f59/underwater-expeditions-2771/index53.html

It is interesting!Do we have a anything on the court proceedings regarding Superior Offshore and the Lawsuit?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 15, 2009, 04:05:56 PM
I'm going to post this here only because it relates to Schaefer & not necessarily oil or gas.  It's interesting to read what the customers say, imo.

http://www.360tuna.com/forum/f59/underwater-expeditions-2771/index53.html

It is interesting!Do we have a anything on the court proceedings regarding Superior Offshore and the Lawsuit?

Docket says Bankruptcy Appeal 3/9/09. 

http://dockets.justia.com/docket/court-txsdce/case_no-4:2009cv00688/case_id-649244/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 15, 2009, 05:06:51 PM
I'm going to post this here only because it relates to Schaefer & not necessarily oil or gas.  It's interesting to read what the customers say, imo.

http://www.360tuna.com/forum/f59/underwater-expeditions-2771/index53.html

Hmmm

10-17-2008, 03:52 PM    #88 (permalink) 
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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 Rtran, I dont think the big e will be back, its been overhauled into a dive boat.

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10-24-2008, 10:51 AM    #95 (permalink) 
atunatado
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 82
 Word.
This wont help your panic attack, but I heard the coasties have kept big E from leaving the shipyard in Louisiana. Seems no permits where pulled before the million dollar facelift......
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10-24-2008, 05:48 PM    #98 (permalink) 
BFTMASTER
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 224
 I don't have any experiences with the new owner's of the Big-E; seems like a rich guy with more money than business sense. Surely, the payment just sitting at berth is outrageous... Or are they running trips of some kind? Is hurricane Ike the reason? It would be nice if someone from Underwater Expeditions would do some explaining on this site and others like it. Seems like a fair amount of business can be done from here, if someone was savvy.
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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 15, 2009, 05:16:58 PM
And another.  Note the name they use for the "new owner" of Capt Elliot's - it's TIM, not Louis.

As in Tim Trahan, Underwater Expeditions. 

I found that interesting, especially in light of Kyle telling Freebirds in...............July 2008 I think it was........that Louis was dissolving UE, and Tim was "out of a job".

11-07-2008, 09:32 PM    #138 (permalink) 
dewman27
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 11
 


FYI The Crew boats are still run by Elliott, they didn't sell their crew boats to Tim just the party boat operation...

Ben
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I also find this one interesting, for the same reasons.............Louis was dissolving the company, etc etc etc



12-12-2008, 12:47 PM    #141 (permalink) 
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 Underwater Expeditions is currently working on our 2009 schedule. Our operation is owned by Louis. He also is the owner of several dive inspection boats, crew boats as well as other offshore operations. The Big E does not have any chambers on the vessel. We do have the COI for the vessel. The changes that were made to the vessel were in mind for future long range trips. We are excited to offer a full galley, icemakers, washers and dryers to accomadate our long range fishing customers. The Big E will have a set schedule for all 12,30, 52, and 76 hour trips this year as well. Almost all 12 hour trips will be ran on the Capt. Casey. We will be closed untill Jan 4th 2009. At that time we will post our new schedule and pricing on our web page. Those customers who have requested an e-mail schedule will be sent one during this time. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2009 and our crew is ready to get back to fishing! If you have any questions or comments for the 2009 schedule I am open for suggestions!
UE wishes everyone a Great Christmas!
Thank You

Underwater Expeditions
Evonn
Manager
info@underwaterexpeditions.com


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 15, 2009, 07:16:43 PM
Jen,

I had to stop reading that forum for a while.  I hit page after page where they were upset with the price going up.  I'll resume where I left off.   ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 01:52:43 AM

 

Statoil Signs Agreement with PDVSA to Quantify Reserves
StatoilHydro|Wednesday, January 23, 2008
 



StatoilHydro's Chief Executive Helge Lund has signed two agreements with Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s Oil and Energy Minister and CEO of PDVSA.

The first agreement covers the work to quantify the reserves of the block Junin 10 in the Orinoco Belt. The block covers an area of 593 square kilometers. The other agreement is to do a development study for this block.

"With the signing of these agreements, we are confirming our long term commitment to Venezuela and interest to expand our industrial activity in this country. The signing of these agreements represents a great opportunity to StatoilHydro to support the development of the Venezuelan oil business," says Helge Lund.

"As a group we have the commitment to build international platforms for growth, through leveraging technology to manage complexity particular within deepwater, gas value chains, harsh environments and extra heavy oil. A further expansion of our business in Venezuela fits very well with this strategy," he adds.

In Venezuela, the group has been present since 1995 and has a 9.7% interest in the extra heavy oil project, Petrocedeño (former Sincor) that processes, refines, and sells upgraded crude oil.

StatoilHydro is also the operator of Block 4 in Plataforma Deltana, offshore Venezuela, where the exploratory campaign was recently completed.

"The signing of these agreements represents a great opportunity to StatoilHydro to support the development of the Venezuelan oil business," says Lund.

http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=55732
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 02:13:25 AM
BG Group Fires Up First Gas at Poinsettia Platform Offshore Trinidad
Fluor Corporation|Monday, February 09, 2009

 
 
 
 
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BG's Offshore T&T Projects Fluor announced that its consortium with J. Ray McDermott has successfully installed and reached first gas on its production platform for BG Trinidad and Tobago. Fluor provided the 4,267-ton topsides and all gas production facilities for this Poinsettia project with J. Ray McDermott providing the jacket. Located off the northwest shore of Trinidad in water 530 feet deep, the completed platform is the largest offshore facility ever built and installed in Trinidad and Tobago waters

J. Ray has procured, designed and fabricated a 9,100 short ton jacket and 4,600 short tons of piles. Design work was completed at J. Ray's engineering office in Houston, with construction at J. Ray's fabrication facility in Morgan City, Louisiana. Fluor led the consortium and performed the overall project management, as well as the design and fabrication of 4,000 short ton topsides using Trinidad based fabrication services of TOFCO, a joint venture of Louisiana-based Chet Morrison Contractors and Trinidad-based Weldfab Limited.

http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=72683
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 02:17:40 AM
J. Ray to Install 2 Drilling Platforms for Pemex in Bay of Campeche
McDermott International, Inc. |Monday, February 02, 2009

 

Bay of Campeche J. Ray McDermott has been awarded a contract by PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion for the transportation and installation of the Ixtal-B and Maloob-C drilling platforms. These projects are located in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico, in 216 and 272 feet of water, respectively. Contracts of this nature are typically valued in excess of $40 million.
 
http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=72400


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 16, 2009, 12:37:14 PM
BG Group Fires Up First Gas at Poinsettia Platform Offshore Trinidad
Fluor Corporation|Monday, February 09, 2009

 
 
 
 
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BG's Offshore T&T Projects Fluor announced that its consortium with J. Ray McDermott has successfully installed and reached first gas on its production platform for BG Trinidad and Tobago. Fluor provided the 4,267-ton topsides and all gas production facilities for this Poinsettia project with J. Ray McDermott providing the jacket. Located off the northwest shore of Trinidad in water 530 feet deep, the completed platform is the largest offshore facility ever built and installed in Trinidad and Tobago waters

J. Ray has procured, designed and fabricated a 9,100 short ton jacket and 4,600 short tons of piles. Design work was completed at J. Ray's engineering office in Houston, with construction at J. Ray's fabrication facility in Morgan City, Louisiana. Fluor led the consortium and performed the overall project management, as well as the design and fabrication of 4,000 short ton topsides using Trinidad based fabrication services of TOFCO, a joint venture of Louisiana-based Chet Morrison Contractors and Trinidad-based Weldfab Limited.

http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=72683
 



 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 12:42:55 PM
This LiL'Monkey is still running around the Maze! ::MonkeyHaHa:: Any thoughts on the Ocean Veritas Kermit?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 16, 2009, 12:47:27 PM
Smith, Halliburton, and Hughes are top oil drilling companies



Smith International Products related to Subsea Oil and Gas:
http://www.subsea.org/company/listdetails.asp?companyid=242


Headquarters   Houston, Texas Area
Industry   Oil & Energy
Type   Public Company
Status   Operating
Company Size    5001-10,000 employees
2006 Revenue    $7,334 mil (31%)
Founded   1937
Website   http://www.smith-intl.com
http://www.linkedin.com/companies/smith-international


Smith International Gulf Services, LLC (SIGS) is a joint venture between Oilfields Supply Center Ltd. and Smith International, Inc. formed in 1974.

SMITH INTERNATIONAL GULF SERVICES, LLC
P.O. Box 24983, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Tel    :    +971 4 883 6268
Fax    :    +971 4 883 6502
Email    :    drilco@emirates.net.ae


Iranian Oilfield Services Company
Unit 6, 2nd Floor, No. 244, Navak Building,
Africa Ave., Tehran 1518643111, Iran
Tel    :    +98 21 8887 9190
Fax    :    +98 21 8879 2117
http://www.oscdubai.com/smith.aspx

N.I.O.C. Isfahan Refinery
Main Contractors: Thyssen / Flour International / C.M.P.
Approx: 250,000 F/T of refinery material and tanks including 6 heavy pieces of 240 tons each.
http://www.unitranssa.com/projects.html



PAGE 30/30 SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN  ONE SMITH INTERNATIONAL VS IRAN
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805218/67146/frontmatter/9780521867146_frontmatter.pdf

SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC., and
SCHLUMBERGER LTD.,
         Respondents.
http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/3868.htm


I wonder who is the Marine Surveyor Associate for Louis Schaefer and John Silvetti or Smith International Inc.?










Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 16, 2009, 12:49:30 PM
This LiL'Monkey is still running around the Maze! ::MonkeyHaHa:: Any thoughts on the Ocean Veritas Kermit?

 :rendeer:

The last company is interesting.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 12:49:55 PM
Ship Photos : Ship Photos - AIS - Free Membership - The worlds ...Owner: McDermott Gulf,Houston,Texas Manager: J.Ray McDermott,Dartmouth,Nova Scotia,Canada. ... 2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged. New Iberia 2001 ...

www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?cid=35&num=10&orderby=dateD&pos=40 - 52k - Cached - Similar pages

Trying to find the Info on this...If ya get anything let me know.TIA


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 16, 2009, 12:55:11 PM
Ship Photos : Ship Photos - AIS - Free Membership - The worlds ...Owner: McDermott Gulf,Houston,Texas Manager: J.Ray McDermott,Dartmouth,Nova Scotia,Canada. ... 2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged. New Iberia 2001 ...

www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?cid=35&num=10&orderby=dateD&pos=40 - 52k - Cached - Similar pages

Trying to find the Info on this...If ya get anything let me know.TIA

Thank you KFT, this is an interesting site.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 12:56:55 PM
Ship Photos : Ship Photos - AIS - Free Membership - The worlds ...Owner: McDermott Gulf,Houston,Texas Manager: J.Ray McDermott,Dartmouth,Nova Scotia,Canada. ... 2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged. New Iberia 2001 ...

www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?cid=35&num=10&orderby=dateD&pos=40 - 52k - Cached - Similar pages

Trying to find the Info on this...If ya get anything let me know.TIA

Thank you KFT, this is an interesting site.


The link goes to that page so,what ship did they buy with the name unchanged?Interesting....


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 16, 2009, 01:00:42 PM
Ship Photos : Ship Photos - AIS - Free Membership - The worlds ...Owner: McDermott Gulf,Houston,Texas Manager: J.Ray McDermott,Dartmouth,Nova Scotia,Canada. ... 2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged. New Iberia 2001 ...

www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?cid=35&num=10&orderby=dateD&pos=40 - 52k - Cached - Similar pages

Trying to find the Info on this...If ya get anything let me know.TIA

Thank you KFT, this is an interesting site.


The link goes to that page so,what ship did they buy with the name unchanged?Interesting....

Very, I'll make sure the boat expert guy gets it and see if we can figure it out.



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 01:01:48 PM
Ship Photos : Ship Photos - AIS - Free Membership - The worlds ...Owner: McDermott Gulf,Houston,Texas Manager: J.Ray McDermott,Dartmouth,Nova Scotia,Canada. ... 2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged. New Iberia 2001 ...

www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?cid=35&num=10&orderby=dateD&pos=40 - 52k - Cached - Similar pages

Trying to find the Info on this...If ya get anything let me know.TIA

Thank you KFT, this is an interesting site.


The link goes to that page so,what ship did they buy with the name unchanged?Interesting....

Very, I'll make sure the boat expert guy gets it and see if we can figure it out.



Here's another good site Kermit!

http://www.marinetraffic.com/AIS/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=235067338


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 01:26:08 PM
Ship Photos : Ship Photos - AIS - Free Membership - The worlds ...Owner: McDermott Gulf,Houston,Texas Manager: J.Ray McDermott,Dartmouth,Nova Scotia,Canada. ... 2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged. New Iberia 2001 ...

www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?cid=35&num=10&orderby=dateD&pos=40 - 52k - Cached - Similar pages

Trying to find the Info on this...If ya get anything let me know.TIA

Thank you KFT, this is an interesting site.


The link goes to that page so,what ship did they buy with the name unchanged?Interesting....

Very, I'll make sure the boat expert guy gets it and see if we can figure it out.



I think this is it Kermit..I believe it is the Gulf Diver V..Sold in 2009 is the interesting thing and for how much..Paperwork has to be somewhere.You think?

Built 1974, Halter Marine, 50m PSV, original name Lincoln until 2000
2001 to 2006 Salem River of Trico
2006 sold to SUPERIOR OFFSHORE INTL and renamed Gulf Diver V
2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged

New Iberia 2001



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 16, 2009, 01:28:07 PM
Hmmm
Thank you KFT
I'll have to take a look at it.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 01:29:41 PM
Ship Photos : Ship Photos - AIS - Free Membership - The worlds ...Owner: McDermott Gulf,Houston,Texas Manager: J.Ray McDermott,Dartmouth,Nova Scotia,Canada. ... 2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged. New Iberia 2001 ...

www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?cid=35&num=10&orderby=dateD&pos=40 - 52k - Cached - Similar pages

Trying to find the Info on this...If ya get anything let me know.TIA

Thank you KFT, this is an interesting site.


The link goes to that page so,what ship did they buy with the name unchanged?Interesting....

Very, I'll make sure the boat expert guy gets it and see if we can figure it out.



I think this is it Kermit..I believe it is the Gulf Diver V..Sold in 2009 is the interesting thing and for how much..Paperwork has to be somewhere.You think?

Built 1974, Halter Marine, 50m PSV, original name Lincoln until 2000
2001 to 2006 Salem River of Trico
2006 sold to SUPERIOR OFFSHORE INTL and renamed Gulf Diver V
2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged

New Iberia 2001



You can compare the two ships.If the same,Superior put a lot of money into the refurbishing......As well the first link has the info i posted!

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=887959

http://www.legacyoffshore.com/data/DSV%20Gulf%20Diver%20V.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 01:43:31 PM
Ship Photos : Ship Photos - AIS - Free Membership - The worlds ...Owner: McDermott Gulf,Houston,Texas Manager: J.Ray McDermott,Dartmouth,Nova Scotia,Canada. ... 2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged. New Iberia 2001 ...

www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?cid=35&num=10&orderby=dateD&pos=40 - 52k - Cached - Similar pages

Trying to find the Info on this...If ya get anything let me know.TIA

Thank you KFT, this is an interesting site.


The link goes to that page so,what ship did they buy with the name unchanged?Interesting....

Very, I'll make sure the boat expert guy gets it and see if we can figure it out.



I think this is it Kermit..I believe it is the Gulf Diver V..Sold in 2009 is the interesting thing and for how much..Paperwork has to be somewhere.You think?

Built 1974, Halter Marine, 50m PSV, original name Lincoln until 2000
2001 to 2006 Salem River of Trico
2006 sold to SUPERIOR OFFSHORE INTL and renamed Gulf Diver V
2009 Sold to Legacy Offshore name unchanged

New Iberia 2001



You can compare the two ships.If the same,Superior put a lot of money into the refurbishing......As well the first link has the info i posted!

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=887959

http://www.legacyoffshore.com/data/DSV%20Gulf%20Diver%20V.pdf

Offshore International sells PSV, offers DSVFiled from Houston
4/15/2008 6:11:54 PM GMT




 
USA/GULF OF MEXICO: Financially troubled Superior Offshore International has closed the sale of platform support vessel (PSV) Gulf Diver V and selected onboard diving equipment to Legacy Offshore for US$4 million. Under the purchase agreement, Superior Offshore has the option to repurchase the vessel and equipment for the same price on Oct. 1, 2008. Legacy Offshore provided a deposit of US$1.8 million in late March, which Superior Offshore used to make a scheduled payment on the charter of the diving support vessel (DSV) Gulmar Condor, which Superior Offshore would not have been able to make without the deposit.


This is not making sense to me.What is Schaefer doing??Interesting...Why not pay for it up front,free and clear?When was the bankruptcy filings and so forth?HINKY ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 01:45:45 PM
I find it hard to believe all these ships are in dry-dock not making any money... ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 01:54:35 PM
BBL Monkey's.... ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 16, 2009, 03:28:02 PM
KFT,
 
It looks like this is a storage/dry dock shipyard, possibly where they take over the responsibility of managing the ship and trying to lease it out, so it could be the same ship if Legacy has it in dry dock or  is having some work done it  ???
 
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Stabbert Yacht and Ship (SYS) is located on the north shore of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, northeast of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle. The Seattle Shipyard is equipped with a 1,100 ton dry dock with shore-based hauling capabilities, an enclosed painting booth that can accommodate vessels up to 180 feet for application of high finish sterling and AWL grip paints, and 1600 feet of deep water moorage for vessels up to 450 feet. There is 20,000 square feet of covered structure, 16,000 square feet of office space and a 2,000 square foot carpentry shop.
snip
Our Seattle shipyard prides itself in delivering our services to both the Yacht and Commercial markets at the most competitive rate in the Pacific. We stand behind the fact that at our facility you will save money over any other shipyard on the Pacific Coast of the United States regardless if you're a commercial vessel or yacht
 
Below is a list of a few of our customers
Commercial    

278' OSV Sea Trader
175' R/V Davidson
166' F/V Ocean Olympic
270' R/V Ocean Carrier
186' R/V Cape Flattery
178' R/V Mystery Bay
170' R/V Ocean Guardian
205' R/V Ocean Pioneer
175 R/V Mc Arthur
200' R/V Ocean Veritas
303' R/V Sahara
133' R/V Alpha Helix
210' R/V Moana Wave
 
http://www.stabbertmaritime.com/sys_shipyard/index.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 16, 2009, 03:32:48 PM
KFT,
 
It looks like this is a storage/dry dock shipyard, possibly where they take over the responsibility of managing the ship and trying to lease it out, so it could be the same ship if Legacy has it in dry dock or  is having some work done it  ???
 
--
 
Stabbert Yacht and Ship (SYS) is located on the north shore of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, northeast of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle. The Seattle Shipyard is equipped with a 1,100 ton dry dock with shore-based hauling capabilities, an enclosed painting booth that can accommodate vessels up to 180 feet for application of high finish sterling and AWL grip paints, and 1600 feet of deep water moorage for vessels up to 450 feet. There is 20,000 square feet of covered structure, 16,000 square feet of office space and a 2,000 square foot carpentry shop.
snip
Our Seattle shipyard prides itself in delivering our services to both the Yacht and Commercial markets at the most competitive rate in the Pacific. We stand behind the fact that at our facility you will save money over any other shipyard on the Pacific Coast of the United States regardless if you're a commercial vessel or yacht
 
Below is a list of a few of our customers
Commercial    

278' OSV Sea Trader
175' R/V Davidson
166' F/V Ocean Olympic
270' R/V Ocean Carrier
186' R/V Cape Flattery
178' R/V Mystery Bay
170' R/V Ocean Guardian
205' R/V Ocean Pioneer
175 R/V Mc Arthur
200' R/V Ocean Veritas
303' R/V Sahara
133' R/V Alpha Helix
210' R/V Moana Wave
 
http://www.stabbertmaritime.com/sys_shipyard/index.html

Thanx Kermit.Maybe if i go down there i might run into Schaefer himself! ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: Natalee Case Discussion #818 4/30/09 -
Post by: SuzieQ on May 16, 2009, 11:03:36 PM
You all are doing great tonight. Love it.  ::MonkeyDevil:: ::MonkeyDevil::

I know we usually focus on Aruba but I wonder what this is.

http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_56673.php

States meeting behind closed doors regarding ‘oil contracts’
15 Mei, 2009, 14:43 (GMT -04:00)

 
WILLEMSTAD — The States will gather for a meeting with the minister-president to discuss the agreements signed by the government concerning perusal of geological research data in the territorial waters of the Netherlands Antilles. It is not often, that the States hold ‘general meetings behind closed doors’.

The decision for the meeting next Tuesday was made during a public meeting on May 5. This meeting was requested by the MAN-fraction, as they demand clarity on the three contracts, which the Land entered into in connection with the search for oil in the Antillean territorial waters. These contracts are related to the exchange of data with the companies involved. The names were defaced in the documents received by the State members.
Premier Emily de Jongh-Elhage stated during the meeting that she was prepared to announce these names to the States, but only during a closed meeting. The parties reached an agreement and this closed meeting is now scheduled for next week.

 
 



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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 16, 2009, 11:11:39 PM
Interesting site...lots of info...I haven't had time to read it really well but I wanted to share it with the researchers....

http://www.imca-int.com/members/diving.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 16, 2009, 11:44:24 PM
You all are doing great tonight. Love it.  ::MonkeyDevil:: ::MonkeyDevil::

I know we usually focus on Aruba but I wonder what this is.

http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_56673.php

States meeting behind closed doors regarding ‘oil contracts’
15 Mei, 2009, 14:43 (GMT -04:00)

 
WILLEMSTAD — The States will gather for a meeting with the minister-president to discuss the agreements signed by the government concerning perusal of geological research data in the territorial waters of the Netherlands Antilles. It is not often, that the States hold ‘general meetings behind closed doors’.

The decision for the meeting next Tuesday was made during a public meeting on May 5. This meeting was requested by the MAN-fraction, as they demand clarity on the three contracts, which the Land entered into in connection with the search for oil in the Antillean territorial waters. These contracts are related to the exchange of data with the companies involved. The names were defaced in the documents received by the State members.
Premier Emily de Jongh-Elhage stated during the meeting that she was prepared to announce these names to the States, but only during a closed meeting. The parties reached an agreement and this closed meeting is now scheduled for next week.

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Brought over from the main Natalee thread. 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: klaasend on May 16, 2009, 11:50:23 PM
Too fast for me  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 16, 2009, 11:51:39 PM
I think this may be related to the Amigoe article...not sure though!

Have I told everyone lately that I hate Papiamentu?   ::MonkeyWaa::

http://news.laprensacur.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1598:prome-minister-antiano-awor-ta-ku-zeta-nos-ke-paga-debe&catid=34:politika&Itemid=56

ayá minister antiano: now is with oil we want pay owe?

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wednesday, 06 may 2009 22:39 willemstad - “mi is believe with oposishon owing to give mouth at last. now is with oil, want pay we owe national. we all can owing to hear glenn camelia tell that today. but lagami tell at once, we not owing to give enkargo at niun kompania still for bore petroli,” so ayá minister of antilles emily de jongh-elhage owing to tell yesterday, during with the was answer question of miembronan of oposishon in staten in one meeting public for deal the affair here. fraction of faction hand in staten for enough day finish want know how open and transparente the gobièrnu central current is function. account direkto for her question is the mature with till today, after of vários petishon the fraction still not can find dokumentonan important with past owing to ask relashoná with eventual presence of abundance mineral in we awanan teritorial. day 2 of april past owing to send one letter for gobièrnu, solisitando more klaridat and pidiendo the dokumentonan konserní. “mi do not wait for have nothing of skonde”, puriel owing to add at the okashon there. notabel was with yesterday (atrobe!) during tratamentu of the exercise here, miembronan of koalishon not owing to take away word. had only two acolyte of oposishon with owing to make this, with is engineer dwigno puriel and mr. glenn camelia. “mi is consider with emotion is high, because today we can owing to hear how oposishon is sperando on presence of petroli in we country for atendé with we problemanan”, according emily de jongh-elhage. the ayá mandatario of country owing to tell with the not can understand how have acolyte of parlamentu is papiando of the form here, kreando the hope serka people of will pay owe of country with oil, siendo with not have nothing concrete still. “no is correct for come with affair with have oil. we not owing to happen neither sikiera the law still, till for give kompania libanes, japanese, chinese or iranes opshon for bora”, according the ayá minister. thing if owing to happen is, with at 1983, the ayá minister of the time there (don martina, red) owing to give opshon for bore, provided that look for of petroli, past owing to add. the ayá investigation with had on the territory here is data of 1981, past owing to add. adieu with my tell with the information is konfidensial, have to learn respect that. the ayá minister owing to splika with the law on boramentu in awanan teritorial is almost ready. will atendé in future, hour antilles not t’ei more, meskos with owing to atendé repartishon of bienes, past owing to affirm. kontestando one question, if the kompania ansari – for that eks ayá minister mr. etienne ys is trahando now here – is enbolbí in eksplorashon of petroli, the mandatario owing to tell kategórikamente with no’. “pero mare ansari decide of come live here. we have to of more invershonista in the country here,”e mandatario owing to affirm. have much country at world with owing to bore, but with owing to find nothing. at surinamese they owing to bore more of 800 trip finish, at cuba more of 500 trip. so have very much country more with owing to look for. we not have to create ekspektativa false, past owing to add. “mi is understand the despair of oposishon. they owing to walk tell with is pay owe with the money with petroli afford, then now they're in pèrta. but niun person not believe with they're come place preshon on my, for my tell thing they want hear. i owing to tell finish, not have nothing still,” the ayá minister antillean owing to konkluí. as is known, university or texas owing to make one sondeo and analysis for consider if have petroli and gas natural. after of the work of university or texas owing to stay ready, owing to aserká the eksperto of jamaica professor simon mitchell with owing to make one analysis of the investigation of university or texas. ayá minister of antilles tell with the informe here also is konfidensial. “niun person owing to and is find inzage in the document texas,” past owing to affirm. had acolyte with owing to mention appellation of the kompania mont oil, if the also is in tapara. de jongh-elhage owing to tell with for esun trip here the is acquaint with that do not the affair, but with the do not go in more detaye. my do not mention niun appellation more tampoko, past owing to enfatisá. dwigno puriel was want know why not owing to let vna examine the kompanianan here also. “ta bofon of vna want make now also?” the mandatario owing to ask about. past owing to tell, with the kompanianan enbolbí is kompania big notá on bolsa international. kompanianan do not find privilege, past owing to add. finalmente the ayá mandatario of antilles owing to tell with if staten want, the can act in one meeting with door close and give miembronan chance of consider sierto document, one offer with parlamentu owing to accept at once. come across


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 17, 2009, 12:01:58 AM
TM's Article above

Google translation Spanish to English

wednesday, 06 may 2009 22:39 Willemstad - "I believe with oposishon is owing to give mouth at last. now is with oil, we want pay national owe. we all can hear glenn camellia owing to tell that today. but lagami tell at once, owing to not we give enkargo at Kompania niun still bore for Petroli, "so aya antilles minister of Emily de Jongh-Elhage owing to tell yesterday, during question with the answer was of miembronan of oposishon in staten in one public meeting for the deal affair here. fraction of hand faction in staten enough for day finish want know how open and transparent is the current central gobièrnu function. account directly for her is the question with mature till today, after several of the fraction petishon still can not find dokumentonan important with past owing to ask relashoná with possible presence of mineral abundance in Awana we territorial. day 2 of april past owing to send one letter for gobièrnu, solisitando more klaridat and asking the dokumentonan konserní. "I do not have wait for Skond of nothing," owing to puriel add at the okashon there. notabel was with yesterday (atrobe!) during tratamentu of the exercise here, miembronan of koalishon not owing to take away word. had only two acolyte of oposishon with owing to make this, is with dwigno puriel engineer and mr. glenn camellia. "I consider is with emotion is high, because today we can hear how, owing to oposishon is on spero presence of Petroli we in country for care of with we problemanan, according Emily de Jongh-Elhage. aya president of the country owing to tell with the can not understand how have acolyte of parlamentu daddy of the form is here, Serkan kreando the hope of people of country will owe pay with oil, not being with still have nothing concrete. "Is not correct for affair with have come with oil. we not happen owing to the law neither sikiera still, till for Kompania give Lebanese, japanese, chinese or opshon iran for bora ", according the minister aya. if owing thing to happen is, with at 1983, the aya minister of the time there (don martina, network) owing to give opshon for bore, provided that look for of Petroli, past owing to add. aya had with the investigation on the territory of 1981 data is here, past owing to add. tell with my adieu with the information is konfidensial, have to learn respect that. owing to the minister aya splika with the law on territorial boramentu in Awana is almost ready. will in future care of, not t'ei hour antilles more, owing to meskos with repartishon takes care of property, past owing to affirm. kontestando one question, if the Kompania Ansari - eks aya minister for that mr. Etienne Ys Trahan is now here - is in eksplorashon of enbolbí Petroli, owing to the agent with no kategórikamente tell. "But decided Ansari of mare come live here. we have to invershonista more of in the country here, "president and owing to affirm. have much at country world with owing to bore, but with owing to find nothing. at Surinamese they bore more owing to finish trip of 800, at 500 more of cuba trip. have so very much more with country owing to look for. we have not to create false ekspektativa, past owing to add. "I understand the despair of is oposishon. they owing to walk with tell is with pay owe Petroli afford with the money, then they're in now belong. person but niun not believe they're eating with preshon on my place, for my tell thing they want hear. i tell owing to finish, not still have nothing, "the minister aya Antillean owing to konkluí. as is known, owing to texas university or make one sample for analysis and have to consider if Petroli and natural gas. after the work of University of Texas owing to stay ready, owing to aserká the eksperto professor of jamaica simon mitchell owing to make one with analysis of the investigation of University of Texas. aya minister of antilles tell with the report is also here konfidensial. "Niun owing to person and is in the document find Inzago texas, past owing to affirm. acolyte had owing to mention with the appellation of Kompania mont oil, if is also in the tapara. de Jongh-elhage owing to tell It is a with for the trip is here that do not acquaint with the affair, but with the do not go in more detaye. do not mention my niun appellation more tampoko, past owing to enfatisá. dwigno puriel was owing want to know why not let the VNA review kompanianan here also. "Ta bofon of VNA also want make now?" The president owing to ask about. past owing to tell, with the kompanianan enbolbí is Kompania big note on international stock market. kompanianan do not find privilege, past owing to add. finally the president of aya antilles owing to tell with staten if want, can act in the meeting with one door close and give chance miembronan consider desert of document, with one offer parlamentu owing to accept at once. come across


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 17, 2009, 12:41:10 AM
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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 17, 2009, 12:56:12 AM
http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/public/corp_newsletter/NewCorp_20080409.txt

36708503K  04/02/2008  SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASE, LA  70037
                 Agent:   LESLIE W. EHRET  1100 POYDRAS STREET  SUITE 3600  NEW ORLEANS, LA  70163-3600
               Member/Manager   LOUIS E. SCHAEFER, JR., Member  2210 TWIN OAKS BLVD.  KEMAH, TX  77565
               Member/Manager   BRANDON C. GASPARD, Member  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASSE, LA  70037


http://www.martindale.com/Leslie-W-Ehret/603749-lawyer.htm

Leslie W. Ehret  - Lawyer Profile
 
Leslie W. Ehret
Partner
 
Frilot L.L.C.
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3700
New Orleans, Louisiana  70163
(Orleans Parish)


Telephone: 504-599-8203
Fax: 504-599-8263
http://www.frilot.com



May be another coincidence with LA French names  I was on a Broussard trip earlier...    ::MonkeyRoll::

http://www.acergy-group.com/public/TomEhretBoard

Tom Ehret
 
 Director

Mr Ehret was appointed to the Board in November 2003. He served in the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2003 until his retirement on April 14, 2008. He continued as an Executive Board Member until June 30, 2008 at which time he became a Non-executive Director. Mr Ehret is a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee. Previously Mr Ehret was Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Technip and President of its Offshore Branch. With more than thirty years experience in the offshore and subsea business, he is a well-recognised figure in the industry. He was instrumental in several industry shaping moves. These included the turnaround of the loss making Stena Offshore and the acquisition in 1989 of Santa Fe’s pipelay business by Stena Offshore. He was also instrumental in the 1995 merger between Stena Offshore and Coflexip, the leader in the Subsea industry in the 1990s. After another major strategic move, the acquisition of Aker Deepwater in 2001 by CSO, he negotiated the acquisition of this group by Technip, in 2002. Mr Ehret has worked in all the major disciplines, both technical and commercial, and has been a Project Manager, a New Product Development Manager, a Marketing and Sales Manager, Managing Director, COO and CEO and Executive Chairman. Mr Ehret is a French citizen.

 
 


SBM Offshore NV

Mr. T. Ehret

Nationality: French (1952)
Gender: Male

• A former President and Chief Executive Officer of Acergy S.A.

Other Board memberships:

• Non-executive member of the Board of Acergy S.A.
• Member of the Board of Directors of Venture Production Plc.
• Non-executive Board member of Dockwise Ltd.
• Non-executive Board member of Comex S.A.

First appointment: 2008
Current term of office: 2008-2012

http://www.sbmoffshore.com/PAGES/?id=176AD552-84A8-474A-BD34-48B4F2DBF8D9



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 17, 2009, 12:58:54 AM
http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/public/corp_newsletter/NewCorp_20080409.txt

36708503K  04/02/2008  SEA TECH INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASE, LA  70037
                 Agent:   LESLIE W. EHRET  1100 POYDRAS STREET  SUITE 3600  NEW ORLEANS, LA  70163-3600
               Member/Manager   LOUIS E. SCHAEFER, JR., Member  2210 TWIN OAKS BLVD.  KEMAH, TX  77565
               Member/Manager   BRANDON C. GASPARD, Member  221 GUNTHER LANE  BELLE CHASSE, LA  70037


http://www.martindale.com/Leslie-W-Ehret/603749-lawyer.htm

Leslie W. Ehret  - Lawyer Profile
 
Leslie W. Ehret
Partner
 
Frilot L.L.C.
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3700
New Orleans, Louisiana  70163
(Orleans Parish)


Telephone: 504-599-8203
Fax: 504-599-8263
http://www.frilot.com



May be another coincidence with LA French names  I was on a Broussard trip earlier...    ::MonkeyRoll::

http://www.acergy-group.com/public/TomEhretBoard

Tom Ehret
 
 Director

Mr Ehret was appointed to the Board in November 2003. He served in the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2003 until his retirement on April 14, 2008. He continued as an Executive Board Member until June 30, 2008 at which time he became a Non-executive Director. Mr Ehret is a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee. Previously Mr Ehret was Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Technip and President of its Offshore Branch. With more than thirty years experience in the offshore and subsea business, he is a well-recognised figure in the industry. He was instrumental in several industry shaping moves. These included the turnaround of the loss making Stena Offshore and the acquisition in 1989 of Santa Fe’s pipelay business by Stena Offshore. He was also instrumental in the 1995 merger between Stena Offshore and Coflexip, the leader in the Subsea industry in the 1990s. After another major strategic move, the acquisition of Aker Deepwater in 2001 by CSO, he negotiated the acquisition of this group by Technip, in 2002. Mr Ehret has worked in all the major disciplines, both technical and commercial, and has been a Project Manager, a New Product Development Manager, a Marketing and Sales Manager, Managing Director, COO and CEO and Executive Chairman. Mr Ehret is a French citizen.

 
 


SBM Offshore NV

Mr. T. Ehret

Nationality: French (1952)
Gender: Male

• A former President and Chief Executive Officer of Acergy S.A.

Other Board memberships:

• Non-executive member of the Board of Acergy S.A.
• Member of the Board of Directors of Venture Production Plc.
• Non-executive Board member of Dockwise Ltd.
• Non-executive Board member of Comex S.A.

First appointment: 2008
Current term of office: 2008-2012

http://www.sbmoffshore.com/PAGES/?id=176AD552-84A8-474A-BD34-48B4F2DBF8D9



http://oil.imediasoft.com/data/registration.php
OIL DATA site
At that site Louis Schafer name comes up this company
Company: Acergy (ex Stolt Offshore)
Company: Superior Offshore


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 17, 2009, 04:22:42 AM
http://former.seadiscovery.com/MTIssues/mt200901o2.pdf

Just a few things I found in this document from Jan/Feb 2009

Page 24

StatoilHydro Responsible for Subsea Job at Marulk

StatoilHydro and Eni Norge signed an agreement under which StatoilHydro will be
responsible for the subsea equipment in connection with the planning and development
of the Marulk field in the Norwegian Sea.  Eni Norge is the operator of the field, where
StatoilHydro has a 50% interest.  StatoilHydro will under this agreement be responsible for the concept choice, pre-engineering, construction and installation of the subsea production system for Marulk. The
Marulk field is planned to be tied in to the Norne vessel, using idle capacity.


Page 31

Keppel Shipyard Limited has delivered the floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) Espirito Santo to SBM Offshore. The vessel has left Singapore for deployment in the Espirito Santo field in offshore Brazil.  The FPSO is capable of processing 100,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) with a maximum storage capacity of two million barrels of oil. It will be leased to the BC-10 Joint Venture, which is operated by Shell with ONGC Campos Ltda.  and Petróleo Brasilieiro S.A. (Petrobras) as co-venturers, whilst the FPSO will be operated by a joint venture between SBM Offshore and MISC. (Photo courtesy of Keppel)


Page 46

New President for Geo Business

Aker Solutions appointed Erik Sverre Jenssen as president for its subsurface consultancy Aker Geo AS.
Jenssen, 51, joins Aker Solutions from StatoilHydro, where he has held the position of platform manager at Oseberg field center since 2005. Prior to this he spent five years as vice president for Norsk Hydro's North Sea asset area - including the Grane, Heimdal and Varg fields and Sture terminal - with responsibility for all phases of field development from exploration to production.

Page 48

Two East Africa Contracts for Fugro

Two metocean contracts off the coast of East Africa, both with significance for the oil and gas industry
have been awarded to Fugro. The first contract involves a one-year current measurement project with moorings in up to 1,700m water-depth off the Tanzania coast for Ophir Energy, the oil and gas exploration and production company established in 2004 with a focus upon Africa.  The second contract is a joint industry metocean study of the Tanzania and Mozambique coast (TAMOMS) for StatoilHydro, Dominion
Tanzania Ltd, Petrobras, Petronas and Anadarko. This contract, which is also for a year, is for a current and wave study involving six current and two wave and metrological moorings in water depths ranging from 1,100 - 3,000m.


Page 49

Subsea 7 Awarded IRM Contract

Subsea 7 won a one-year IRM (inspection, repair and maintenance) services agreement by TAQA Bratani
Limited (part of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, PJSCPSJA) for the provision of project management, engineering, dive support and remote intervention services to assist with TAQA's newly acquired Northern North Sea assets. TAQA became operator of its newly acquired assets: Cormorant North, Cormorant South, Eider, Kestrel, Tern and Pelican on December 1, 2008.




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 17, 2009, 04:54:50 AM
This is an old article, sorry if it's a repeat...wasn't sure it was posted here...thought it had a lot of useful info.

http://216.139.243.63/_docs/magazine/2006-os_jan.pdf

Superior Diving Company and its subsidiary, Superior Offshore Services,was officially
renamed Superior Offshore International on Monday, December 5 during the company’s 20th year anniversary celebration at the Downtown Houston Aquarium.

“Our new name, Superior Offshore International, is a reflection of our expanded core capabilities and our customer base” said Jim Mermis, Superior’s Chief Operations Officer. “With our new 82,000 square feet
construction/fabrication facility in Amelia, LA along with the acquisition of the Superior Endeavour and the scheduled acquisition of the Gulf Diver IV and V in early 2006, we simply outgrew our old name. Superior

Offshore International is indicative of our current and future corporate direction.”

Serving the offshore energy industry worldwide, Superior Offshore International provides commercial diving and offshore construction specializing in rig support, heavy construction, platform and pipeline salvage, inspection and repair through its four major divisions of diving services, vessels, navigational aids and construction/fabrication services.

Superior Offshore International specializes in all facets of commercial diving and maintains one of the best ongoing safety records in the industry with over 300 years of combined personnel diving experience.
“Our divers are the best in the world;” said Charles Zamora, Superior’s Diving Services manager, “they are the best at completing the job under duress while exercising strict diving discipline.”

Under its Vessels division, Superior’s fleet includes the Superior Endeavour and the Gulf Diver III. Each vessel is specifically designed to manage a full-range of offshore and marine services. The Superior
Endeavour is a 265 foot, DPII classed vessel outfitted with a 45 ton-capable SeaKing crane. The ship has a clear deck space of 8,600 square feet complete with a 6-man, 1,000 foot rated deck saturation system and
is fully surface-dive capable. The Gulf Diver III is a 165 foot, deep air and surface gas dive-capable vessel with 2,000 square feet of clear deck space. The ship utilizes a 30 ton, A-frame crane along with a 14 ton Grove crane. Two new service vessels, the Gulf Diver IV and the Gulf Diver V, are scheduled for service launch in early 2006.

Superior Offshore International develops and services an array of navigational aids that assist mariners in making safe landfall, mark isolated dangers, enable pilots to follow channels, and provide a continuous chain of charted marks for precise piloting in coastal waters. Primarily, these navigational aids include smart buoys or “Louis buoys,” named after Louis Schaefer Jr, owner and president of Superior.  These “Louie buoys” can be lighted or unlighted sound buoys or combined buoys or combination buoys which have both an audible and visual signal.

Superior Offshore International provides a full-range of offshore and onshore construction support services including pipeline restoration, structural repair and installation for the worldwide energy industry.

Superior’s 7.5 acre facility in Amelia, LA, utilizes 82,000 square feet of warehouse space specifically designed to facilitate all offshore and inland construction projects.

Superior’s custom diving fabrication division designs, fabricates, and installs well guards, corrosion caps, custom drilling templates, sub-sea assemblies, net guards, boat bumpers, riser clamps, and other offshore
industrial products. “Our fabrication facility operates 24/7,” Pat Wilson, Superior’s Construction/Fabrication manager, “capable of managing any custom fabrication project.”  The custom diving fabrication division
has designed and installed over 250 industrial marine products to over 50 customers in the last 5 years.

Superior Offshore International also rehabilitates and refurbishes products to extend their service life.
With its headquarters based in Lafayette, LA and with regional offices in Houston,TX and Morgan City, LA,

Superior Offshore International continues to grow in size and in personnel. “In just one short year, our
employee base has grown 200 percent.” says Bridget Adams, General Manager Accounting for Superior Offshore International. “We believe that our most valuable asset is our employees and Superior is committed to hiring the most qualified and skilled personnel.”

From a marketing perspective, Superior Offshore International has accumulated an array of communication tools to assist in the dissemination of Superior’s core capabilities.

A comprehensive of digital library has been shot and categorized into its four major divisions.
Digital video has also been accrued to further enhance the company’s new image and capabilities. Video snippets of Superior Offshore International’s facilities and equipment will be used to demonstrate the wide
range of offshore and marine services to new and current clients; a valuable tool for international
clientele.  New marketing collaterals also include a new corporate brochure and products sheets
custom designed with Superior’s new digital library. The brochure highlights each of the company’s four main divisions with the product sheets providing specific information on each of Superior’s vessels.
The new branding of Superior Offshore International extends online at www.superioroffshore.com. The site includes downloadable brochures, product sheets, and safety records along with information on each
major division. “Our site is functional and informative with an emphasis placed on providing information on the full spectrum of our capabilities as a leading offshore service provider,” says Adams. “Our customers want up to date information on our critical assets, such as our vessels, and our new site supplies
information on a 24/7 basis.”  With the company’s new name, new image, new marketing tools, and expanded core capabilities, Superior Offshore International continues to strive to become the industry leader in international marine and offshore services.

“It’s been twenty glorious years servicing our clients in the offshore energy industry,”  said Louis Schaefer Jr., owner and president of Superior Offshore International, “we look forward to the next twenty.”


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 17, 2009, 05:13:18 AM
http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFN1643769620090516

Curacao chooses more autonomy from Dutch rule

Sat May 16, 2009 12:20pm GMT 

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  • WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, May 16 (Reuters) - Curacao residents voted in favor of more autonomy from the Netherlands and a restructuring of the Caribbean island's foreign debt, but also gave their former colonial rulers sway over economic decisions.

Official results late on Friday showed 52 percent voted to be given more say in their home affairs along with an offer by the Netherlands government to forgive about $2.7 billion debt, but on the condition of increased Dutch control over the economy.

"It offers security, welfare and a reply to the people, who want Curacao to be an autonomous country," said Curacao's Prime Minister Emily de Jong Elhage.

Opponents say the strings attached to the debt restructuring actually give the Dutch more power over the island in the Netherlands Antilles known as a tax haven and host to a large Venezuelan-run oil refinery.

"Our terrible negotiators are offering that Holland can intervene in our justice and finances," said opposition leader Charles Cooper. "This is unacceptable." (Reporting by Irasi Jimenez; editing by Todd Eastham)


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 17, 2009, 05:21:00 AM
http://www.refineriadikorsou.com/history1.htm

More than 90 years ago an oil refinery was established on the island of Curaçao. This refinery changed the local economy and became one of its important economic pillars. In 1985 the government of Curaçao became the owner of the refinery. Since then the refinery is leased to Venezuela’s oil company PDVSA.

The beginning: Royal Dutch Shell
In 1915, Royal Dutch Shell decided to establish an oil refinery on Curaçao and installation were commissioned three years later. There were a number of geographic and political advantages to establishing a refinery on an island off the Venezuelan coast: the predicted market growth in the USA, the politically troubled Mexican oil production and the expected increase of traffic through the Panama Canal. A natural deepwater harbour and a stable political climate made Curaçao the obvious choice. Shell has been the largest employer on the island since 1918. Of the 44,344 inhabitants in 1929, 10,924 worked for the oil industry. This number peaked in 1952, with 12,631 employees. The refinery was an important source of fuel for allied forces in the Second World War. Economically, the refinery has been the mainstay of Curaçao since 1915: it generates currency necessary for vital imports and is thus crucial to the future economic development of the island. The refinery’s success is also its weak point. If, for some reason, this vital sector is threatened, the consequences for Curaçao are immediate and significant.

In the early years, both Shell and Exxon held drilling concessions in Venezuela, which ensured a constant supply of crude oil to the refineries in Aruba and Curaçao. Crude oil production in Venezuela was inexpensive. The integrated companies Shell and Exxon controlled the entire industry from pumping, transporting and refining to marketing the end product. The refineries on Aruba and Curaçao operated in global markets and were profitable partly because the margin between the production costs of crude oil and the revenues realized on products. This provided a safety net for losses incurred through inefficiency or excessive operating costs at the refineries. The nationalization of the oil industry in Venezuela in 1975 was a setback. The companies had to buy oil on the international markets at higher prices. As the Shell refinery on Curaçao was best equipped to process the Venezuelan heavy crude, the company was subject to Venezuelan oil politics when it came to price and supply. Coupled with high operating costs, these difficulties were the reasons the refinery on Curaçao continually operated at a loss.

Curaçao experienced an economic downturn in the early 1980s. Shell's refinery on Curaçao operated with significant losses from 1975 to 1979, and again from 1982 to 1985. Persistent losses, global over-production, tougher competition and low market expectations threatened the future of the Shell refinery in Curaçao. In 1985, after a presence of 70 years, Royal Dutch Shell decided to end its activities on Curaçao. Shell's announcement came at a crucial moment; the fragile economy of Curaçao had been stagnating for some time. Several revenue generating endeavours suffered even more during this period: tourism from Venezuela collapsed after the devaluation of the Bolivar, the transport industry deteriorated with deleterious effects on the profits of the Antillean Airline Company and the Curaçao Dry Dock Company experienced major setbacks. The offshore industry (financial services) also experienced a downturn because of radical new tax laws in the USA. Significant intervention in the public sector was required to reduce budget deficits. The future did not look promising: a macro-economic study predicted economic stagnation for several years even if Shell stayed and other industries experienced growth. It was more likely that the GDP would shrink by 20 percent, unemployment would rise to 35 percent and emigration would increase. It was clear that closure had to be avoided because the consequences could be disastrous.

Shell Curaçao approached the government with a proposal to continue exploiting the refinery as a joint venture subject to these four conditions:

A warranty of an extra supply of 50,000 barrels a day of Venezuelan heavy crude to optimize the capacity of the refinery.

Control wages and a limit on the number of employees.

Repealing the minimum tax of 16 million dollars a year, an amount paid to the government regardless of whether profits were made.

A two-thirds participation by the government in the refinery, which Shell regarded as vital to realizing the first three conditions.

The government was highly cooperative on the first three measures. The last measure, being a conditio sine qua non for Shell, was problematic. The government felt that there were too many risks involved and there were not enough funds available to participate in a financial venture of this magnitude.

After negotiations reached a deadlock, consultations were held between the governments of the Netherlands, Venezuela and the Netherlands Antilles. The Venezuelan government wanted to keep the Curaçao refinery open for geopolitical reasons by involving the Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA). This resulted in the transfer of all assets of Shell to the Island Territory of Curaçao and in a lease of the refinery and terminals to PDVSA, in the third quarter of 1985. The terminal in Caracasbaai, the Curaçao Oil terminal in Bullenbaai and the Schottegat refinery were transferred and consolidated in a Government entity Refineria di Korsou N.V. The assets and activities of the Shell Nederlandse Antillen Verkoopmaatschappij (SNAV), Shell's marketing company, which specialized in selling petrol, diesel and butane gas and supplying petrol and kerosene to aircraft and fuel to public utilities and ships, were transferred to Curoil N.V. Shell's tugboats were transferred to Kompania di Tou Korsou (KTK) and the Asfaltmeer became the property of Boeskabaai N.V. All shares of the above mentioned companies are owned by the Island Territory of Curaçao. Shell's assets were transferred to the various parties for a symbolic sum; in return, Shell was indemnified from environmental damage claims. The settlement with Shell and the lease of the refinery to PDVSA ended a turbulent period in the history of the island; an era marked by unrest.

Corporate Infomation

Herbert A. Mensche
Ara Hill Top Building
Pletterijweg 1
P.O. Box 3627
Telephone: (599-9) 461-1050
Telefax: (599-9) 461-3377
Email: info@refineriadikorsou.com
 


 
Copyright © 2009 - Refineria di Korsou N.V.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 17, 2009, 05:23:43 AM


http://www.curacao-chamber.an/info/2b_1.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 17, 2009, 05:28:00 AM


http://www.unitedinternationalpress.com/published-issues/curacao


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 17, 2009, 10:39:29 AM
http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/news/ntl32626.htm

snip

Joint field development with Venezuela
Trinidad and Tobago has been in negotiations with Venezuela to develop and possibly combine the two countries' gas reserves in the Deltana region, located of the Paria Peninsula. These negotiations, however, have been placed on hold.

Pipelines
The Trinidad and Tobago government plans to build an undersea natural gas pipeline throughout the eastern Caribbean states. The proposed 600-mile pipeline would run north from Trinidad, connecting to other islands en route to the French island of Guadeloupe.
The pipeline would serve the islands Martinique, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Grenada, St Vincent, Grenadines, St Lucia and Dominica. There has also been discussion of potentially extending the pipeline to Florida.

LNG
Trinidad and Tobago is the largest LNG exporter to the United States. The Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago currently operates three LNG trains on the islands. The Atlantic plant is considered the largest single-train plant ever built, and the first LNG producer in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
The plant recently underwent a $ 1 bn expansion to triple its capacity from 3 mm to 9 mm tpy by adding a second and third train. Train 2 began operation in August 2002, while Train 3 came on line in April 2003. 62.5 % of the total output of Trains 2/3 is committed to the Spanish market. The remaining 37.5 % is sold in the US market, mainly in southeast, through the Elba Island Terminal and to Lake Charles. The Dominican Republic also imports LNG from Trinidad.

BP is building one of the world's largest offshore gas processing units, the Kapok platform, as part of a $ 600 mm project to supply gas to these additional trains. BPTT is also constructing a 30-mile long pipeline, the "Bombax". The pipeline will feed natural gas from Kapok to Atlantic LNG's Trains 2 and 3, and to the Atlas Methanol plant. The pipeline will be one of the world's largest, with a transport capacity 2 bn cfpd.
Partners of Train 1 are BP, BG, Repsol, Tractebel, and National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC). Partners of Train 2 and 3 are BP, BG and Repsol. Additional Trains
Negotiations for the construction of a fourth train, which, according to design plans, would raise Trinidad and Tobago's LNG production capacity to 13.8 mm tpy, are ongoing. The construction of the fourth train was originally scheduled to begin by the end of 2002 and come online at the end of 2005. The government has also indicated that it would be interested in constructing a fifth and sixth train.



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 17, 2009, 10:54:45 AM
http://www.offshore-mag.com/display_article/362323/9/ONART/none/GEOGE/1/SCAN-fleet-in-demand-off-Latin-America/

SCAN fleet in demand off Latin America

Offshore staff

OSLO -- SCAN Geophysical has provided an update of the activities of its seismic acquisition fleet. So far this year, the company's three vessels have worked mainly for national oil companies in the South America region.

Some of the projects involved studies concerning the limits of the outer continental shelf, the results of which had to be submitted to the UN under the Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) program.

In February, SCAN's M/V Geo Searcher completed a 2,900-km (1,802-mi), 2D survey off Argentina for GX Technology, a subsidiary of ION Geophysical. Thereafter, it transferred to Chilean waters to conduct a 4,400-km (2,734-mi) 2D survey for the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which finished in April.

Early this month, the vessel started a 2,500-km (1,553-mi) 2D survey for Petrobras in the Caribbean region. Work should be completed by mid-June.

The M/V SCAN Resolution began acquiring a 2,800-sq km (1,081-sq mi) 3D survey last November for PDVSA, under the Dragon Norte program. The work should conclude on schedule by early July.

Finally, the M/V SCAN Stigandi acquired 10,000 km (6,214 mi) of 2D seismic for Petroecuador affiliate Petroproduccion between mid-January and mid-April. It is currently on station in block z-34 off northern Peru, finishing a 2,000-km (1,243-mi) 2D survey for Gold Oil Peru SAC.

The vessel will then enter drydock for class regulatory inspection of its propeller shaft and bearings.

05/15/2009




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 17, 2009, 11:02:45 AM
http://www.offshore-mag.com/display_article/362323/9/ONART/none/GEOGE/1/SCAN-fleet-in-demand-off-Latin-America/

SCAN fleet in demand off Latin America

Offshore staff

OSLO -- SCAN Geophysical has provided an update of the activities of its seismic acquisition fleet. So far this year, the company's three vessels have worked mainly for national oil companies in the South America region.

Some of the projects involved studies concerning the limits of the outer continental shelf, the results of which had to be submitted to the UN under the Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) program.

In February, SCAN's M/V Geo Searcher completed a 2,900-km (1,802-mi), 2D survey off Argentina for GX Technology, a subsidiary of ION Geophysical. Thereafter, it transferred to Chilean waters to conduct a 4,400-km (2,734-mi) 2D survey for the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which finished in April.

Early this month, the vessel started a 2,500-km (1,553-mi) 2D survey for Petrobras in the Caribbean region. Work should be completed by mid-June.

The M/V SCAN Resolution began acquiring a 2,800-sq km (1,081-sq mi) 3D survey last November for PDVSA, under the Dragon Norte program. The work should conclude on schedule by early July.

Finally, the M/V SCAN Stigandi acquired 10,000 km (6,214 mi) of 2D seismic for Petroecuador affiliate Petroproduccion between mid-January and mid-April. It is currently on station in block z-34 off northern Peru, finishing a 2,000-km (1,243-mi) 2D survey for Gold Oil Peru SAC.

The vessel will then enter drydock for class regulatory inspection of its propeller shaft and bearings.

05/15/2009



Here's the link to Scan's Website

http://www.scangeo.com/media.html



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 17, 2009, 11:03:49 AM
Good Morning TM!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 17, 2009, 11:27:48 AM
Good Morning TM!  ::MonkeyDance::

Good morning Hotping!   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 17, 2009, 12:50:08 PM
Marcon is pleased to announce the long term charter of the dive support vessel "Ocean Veritas" (ex-Seabulk Veritas). The U.S. flag vessel is 195' x 40' x 17' depth, an ex-supply boat which Marcon sold into the oilfield from fisheries during the last run up in the offshore market in the mid 1990's when she was converted to geophysical research. (I think we also may have sold her out of the "oil patch" in the late 80's). The vessel was recently outfitted to accommodate a dive support service by her current Owner. She is classed ABS +A1, now fitted with a 4-point mooring system and working in dive support service in the Gulf of Mexico on a long term contract under private terms. The vessel was originally built in 1974 by Halter Marine, USA as the "Jean Lafitte" for Euro-Pirates International, Inc. She is now powered by a pair of CAT3606TA's which replaced her original MWM's. Marcon acted as the sole broker in the transaction and has handled a number of previous transactions for both the Owner and Charterer.

http://www.marcon.com/marcon2c.cfm?SectionListsID=31&PageID=1409


Article from '07 but found it interesting....

Interesting link...If you look at the dates of the pictures it's Feb 10th 2008?
http://stabbertmaritime.com/commercial_vessels/pdfs/Ocean_Veritas.pdf


Can two ships have the same name?Looks like the same ship to me...Anybody else..Was the Ship sold,bought,Chartered,or!Does Schaefer even own that ship??

R/V Ocean Veritas
http://www.stabbertmaritime.com/commercial_vessels/ocean_veritas.html


Ocean Veritas
http://www.legacyoffshore.com/data/Ocean%20Veritas.pdf

 ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyConfused::


Here's alittle more info on the Ocean Veritas

Vessel Ocean Veritas
Name Registered/Owner Ocean Veritas Holding LLC



 
http://www.boatinfoworld.com/search.asp?type=bn


  Business Name Address City, State Phone Possible Owners/
Officers/Agents Associated Businesses   
1.  OCEAN VERITAS HOLDING LLC
 Seattle, WA 
 HAUGEN, GARY M
(AGENT)
Associated Buinesses
 AMERICAN WEST STEAMBOAT COMPANY LLC
SEAPAC INSURANCE MANAGERS
NOB LLC
ROUNDUP FUNDING LLC
ROUNDUP FUNDING LLC
SEATTLE DIVING CORPORATION
SEATTLE DIVING CORPORATION
CNA APARTMENTS LLC
CNA APARTMENTS LLC
URBAN FORMS DESIGN CENTER LLC
A UN INTERNATIONAL LLC
EDMONDS PARK ASSOCIATES LLC
KENNETH ASSOCIATES LLC
KENNETH ASSOCIATES LLC
MWM REALTY LLC
MWM REALTY LLC
STRATEGIC FUNDING PARTNERS LLC
THE ANGELINA LLC
THE ANGELINA LLC View Details 
2.  OCEAN VERITAS HOLDING, LLC
 Seattle, WA
 HAUGEN, GARY M
(REGISTERED AGENT)
Associated Businesses
ISLAND TUG AND BARGE CO
STABBERT & ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED
INFLATABLE BOAT WORKS INC
LEGACY VESSEL HOLDING, INC
SMY&S, INC

www.privateeye.com


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 17, 2009, 01:40:37 PM
 
 
 
Trade Organizations in Aruba

http://www.arubachamber.com/professional.htm

Aruban Association of Aruban Engineers and Architects
Abbreviated name: ADIAA
Founded: 1983
No. of members: 14
Objectives: to promote the independent performance of consulting professions in the architectural and technical fields, to promote high quality Aruban executive in these fields.
Main Activities: to organize independent architects and consulting engineers in a professional organization in order to promote knowledge and quality in the construction sector in Aruba. The association maintains a register of the architects and engineers.
President of the Board: Leo Ponson
Secretary of the Board: Carlos Profeet
Address: Cuquisastraat 30-B, Oranjestad
Phone: (297) 582-5677
Fax: (297) 583-2574
E-mail: inarch@hotmail.com 



I wonder if Silvetti is now a member... ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: Natalee Case Discussion #818 4/30/09 -
Post by: Kermit on May 17, 2009, 02:33:36 PM
You all are doing great tonight. Love it.  ::MonkeyDevil:: ::MonkeyDevil::

I know we usually focus on Aruba but I wonder what this is.

http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_56673.php

States meeting behind closed doors regarding ‘oil contracts’
15 Mei, 2009, 14:43 (GMT -04:00)

 
WILLEMSTAD — The States will gather for a meeting with the minister-president to discuss the agreements signed by the government concerning perusal of geological research data in the territorial waters of the Netherlands Antilles. It is not often, that the States hold ‘general meetings behind closed doors’.

The decision for the meeting next Tuesday was made during a public meeting on May 5. This meeting was requested by the MAN-fraction, as they demand clarity on the three contracts, which the Land entered into in connection with the search for oil in the Antillean territorial waters. These contracts are related to the exchange of data with the companies involved. The names were defaced in the documents received by the State members.
Premier Emily de Jongh-Elhage stated during the meeting that she was prepared to announce these names to the States, but only during a closed meeting. The parties reached an agreement and this closed meeting is now scheduled for next week.

 
 



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Thank you SuzieQ


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 17, 2009, 03:00:24 PM
BROWN ROGER A

History
Company   Position   Address   Business
ULTRA PETROLEUM CORP   DIRECTOR
MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL INC   DIRECTOR         
SMITH INTERNATIONAL INC   PRESIDENT, SMITH TECHNOLOGIES      
http://www.implu.com/person/45088

 McDermott makes board changes
At it's recent annual meeting, McDermott International made changes to the company board of directors.
The company's nominees for election as Class I directors to serve a one-year term were Roger A. Brown, John A. Fees, and Oliver D. Kingsley, Jr., and nominees for Class II Directors to serve a one-year term were D. Bradley McWilliams, Richard W. Mies, and Thomas C. Schievelbein.
http://finance.mpr.org/1/?ChannelID=5272&Page=CHANNELINFO


FOUNDERS OF OFFSHORE ENENERGY CENTER COMPANY
Smith International
j ray mcdermott
http://tinyurl.com/r5ptf3


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 17, 2009, 03:01:09 PM
Baker Hughes Incorporated, Houston TX United States
Baker Hughes Incorporated (Baker Hughes) is engaged in the oilfield services industry. The Company is a supplier of products, and technology services and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry, including products and services for drilling, formation ...
http://www.linkednow.com/company/fieldsearch?request.country=United%20States&request.city=TX





Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 17, 2009, 03:02:37 PM
Kermit..I also found somethin in regards to a Brown & Root in Venezuela..Believe they are a subsidiary or something.Will have to search again!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 17, 2009, 10:23:18 PM
Kermit..I also found somethin in regards to a Brown & Root in Venezuela..Believe they are a subsidiary or something.Will have to search again!

Okay thank you.


Title: Re: Natalee Case Discussion #818 4/30/09 -
Post by: jen3560 on May 18, 2009, 08:38:42 AM
I think this is very interesting.

Why, oh why would they feel the need to keep those company names such a big secret?

I wonder if we have goten too close to the TRUTH- and between them they decided to try and keep things hush hush?

Doing so would certainly be in the best interests of the States and of those who signed contracts.  Especially in light of the "geological research data" that was obtained.......................somehow - possibly at the expense of bringing Natalee's family some answers.   ::MonkeyWink::


You all are doing great tonight. Love it.  ::MonkeyDevil:: ::MonkeyDevil::

I know we usually focus on Aruba but I wonder what this is.

http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_56673.php

States meeting behind closed doors regarding ‘oil contracts’
15 Mei, 2009, 14:43 (GMT -04:00)

 
WILLEMSTAD — The States will gather for a meeting with the minister-president to discuss the agreements signed by the government concerning perusal of geological research data  in the territorial waters of the Netherlands Antilles. It is not often, that the States hold ‘general meetings behind closed doors’.

The decision for the meeting next Tuesday was made during a public meeting on May 5. This meeting was requested by the MAN-fraction, as they demand clarity on the three contracts, which the Land entered into in connection with the search for oil in the Antillean territorial waters. These contracts are related to the exchange of data with the companies involved. The names were defaced in the documents received by the State members.

Premier Emily de Jongh-Elhage stated during the meeting that she was prepared to announce these names to the States, but only during a closed meeting. The parties reached an agreement and this closed meeting is now scheduled for next week.

 
 



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Thank you SuzieQ


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 18, 2009, 10:14:14 AM
My thinking on this, of course, was that it was Persistence who collected that geological data.

That appears to be, at least partially, incorrect.

But...............the suggestion to focus on "studies that focus on the presence of oil-bearing sand in the waters of the Leeward Islands" instead of the area U of Texas surveyed sounds potentially possible for what Persistence did.


http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_45474.php
 
 
Curacao + University of Texas + seismologic study
 geological study on oil and natural gas in the Antillean waters.
Saba-bank
Simon Mitchell
 
Continue the study on the presence of oil
7 Aug, 2008, 17:44 (GMT -04:00)

 
WILLEMSTAD – Upon request of Prime Minister Emily de Jong-Elhage (PAR), Parliament will meet next week at 14:00 for a Central Committee meeting to discuss the geological study on oil and natural gas in the Antillean waters. The recent results of a study and advices on this will be presented to Parliament during this meeting.
It was Prime Minister De Jongh-Elhage mentioned the recent study during the weekly press conference of the minister council. She also said that she will soon discuss the results of this with Parliament. These are the results of a seismologic study conducted by the University of Texas. These results are meanwhile analyzed by the expert Simon Mitchell.

According to Chairman of Parliament, Pedro Atacho (PAR), Mitchell has given the government a series of recommendations, in which he suggests that the National Government must not take part in the second part of the seismologic research, because these would be too expensive. The estimated costs are 180.00 dollars. Mitchell is of the opinion that the Antilles must focus specifically on studies that focus on the presence of oil-bearing sand in the waters of the Leeward Islands.The advice was also submitted to Clark Gomes Casseres, chairman of the Economic Development Foundation. He doesn’t agree with Mitchell’s advices though. Atacho says that Gomes Casseres points out that Mitchell has not considered the fact that the second phase of the study will also make a special study of the Saba-bank.
Gomes Casseres is also of the opinion that Mitchell has too little consideration for the fact that further study will keep focus attention on the Antilles for potential companies that would like to drill for oil in the Antillean waters.
 
 
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
 
PETROLEUM POTENTIAL OF SOUTHERN HISPANIOLA
P. Mann* S. R. Lawrence**
 *Institute for Geophysics. University of Exas at Austin, 8701 Mopac Blvd., Austin, Texas, USA 78759  **Quad Consulting Ltd., Meadowbank, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5AJ, UK
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119991803/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
 
 
Anomalous reflections in marine seismic reflection data from continental slopes are often correlated with the base of gas hydrated sedimentary rocks. Examination of University of Texas Marine Science Institute reflection data
http://search.datapages.com/data/doi/10.1306/2F91890A-16CE-11D7-8645000102C1865D
 
 
Simon Mitchell
 
Classes listed he teaches
©2007 The University of the West Indies
http://www.javajam.org.jm/geoggeol/Staff/Mitchell/SFMCoursesFrame.html
 
The University of the West Indies

St. Augustine , Trinidad

http://www.sta.uwi.edu/staff/default.asp
 
Professor Simon Mitchell, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
http://www.pcj.com/Jamaica%20Second%20Announcement.htm
 
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 18, 2009, 10:17:00 AM
With all of the above, keep in mind:

TIM TRAHAN'S SPECIALITIES
 
Current
Business Development at Technical Automation Services
Owner at Trahan Financial
Part Owner at H2OTours
Tim Trahan’s Interests:
Scuba Diving, Olympic Weightlifting, Business, Travel, Fishing, Underwater Expeditions, Golf

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/a71/5ab
 
CLICK ON SECOND MY WEBSITE

 

GETS YOU

http://www.h2otours.net/

 

CLICK ON DESTINATIONS

GETS YOU

 

http://www.h2otours.net/destinations.htm

 
DOES TRIPS TO CURACAO
http://www.h2otours.net/curacao.htm
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 19, 2009, 02:25:10 AM
http://books.google.com/books?id=mDrbYpmxZgAC&pg=PA777&lpg=PA777&dq=working+offshore+aruba&source=bl&ots=EhU6IMcb7V&sig=hlyFd8N-TiVhpwbVB7RuSwgXLss&hl=en&ei=104SSsG_Lo2-Monl1PwM&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7#PPA777,M1


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 19, 2009, 02:31:12 AM
With all of the above, keep in mind:

TIM TRAHAN'S SPECIALITIES
 
Current
Business Development at Technical Automation Services
Owner at Trahan Financial
Part Owner at H2OTours
Tim Trahan’s Interests:
Scuba Diving, Olympic Weightlifting, Business, Travel, Fishing, Underwater Expeditions, Golf

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/a71/5ab
 
CLICK ON SECOND MY WEBSITE

 

GETS YOU

http://www.h2otours.net/

 

CLICK ON DESTINATIONS

GETS YOU

 

http://www.h2otours.net/destinations.htm

 
DOES TRIPS TO CURACAO
http://www.h2otours.net/curacao.htm
 

H2O TOURS INC
 Houston, TX 
 BARRERA, DANIEL J
(CONTACT)
DANIEL BARRERA & ASSOCIATES P C
DANIEL BARRERA & ASSOCIATES P C
DANIEL BARRERA & ASSOCIATES P C
NOVUS ORDO HOLDINGS INC
NOVUS ORDO HOLDINGS INC
NOVUS ORDO HOLDINGS INC
NOVUS ORDO INC
NOVUS ORDO INC
SCHOELLMANN INVESTMENTS INC
SCHOELLMANN INVESTMENTS INC
TOUCHSTONE COMMERCIAL COATINGS LLC
TOUCHSTONE COMMERCIAL COATINGS LLC
TOUCHSTONE COMMERCIAL COATINGS LLC View Details 
2.  H2O TOURS, INC
 Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Land, TX   
KRIM, LARRY
(PRESIDENT)
SLICK, CHARLES U
(TREASURER)
 PARKER ROAD HOLDINGS, LLC
H2O INVESTMENTS, INC
DOWN UNDER INVESTMENTS, INC
WOODCREST MANAGEMENT COMPANY
3.  H2O TOURS, INC
Houston, TX
League city, TX
Sugar land, TX   
BARRERA, DANIEL J
(DIRECTOR)
BARRERA, DANIEL J
(REGISTERED AGENT)
TRAHAN, TIMOTHY D
(DIRECTOR)
TRA-BAR INVESTMENTS, INC
BARRERA INVESTMENTS, INC
DANIEL BARRERA & ASSOCIATES, PC


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 19, 2009, 02:57:13 AM
KTF post from Feb 2009

 Re: Natalee Case Discussion #803 2/25/09 -
« Reply #156 on: February 25, 2009, 10:50:14 PM » 

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U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.
Litigation Release No. 17213 / October 31, 2001
Securities and Exchange Commission v. William A. Rothrock, IV et al., Civil Action No. H013732 (MH) (S.D. Tex.)

FORMER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT USA WASTE SERVICES, INC. AND NINE OTHERS SETTLE INSIDER TRADING CHARGES BY AGREEING TO BE ENJOINED AND TO PAY MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN DISGORGEMENTS, INTEREST AND PENALTIES

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division) alleging that (1) ten individuals --William A Rothrock, IV, W. Gregory Orr, Logan L. Nichols, Glenn A. Oakes, Clarence L. Miller, Stephen P. Gauthier, Richard M. Miller, Darrell L. Goodreau, Matthew E. Miller, and Timothy D. Trahan -- engaged in unlawful insider trading and/or tipping in advance of the announcement of USA Waste's acquisition of American Waste Services, Inc. in February, 1998, and (2), five weeks later, Rothrock and seven of the individuals engaged in illegal insider trading and/or tipping in advance of the announcement of USA Waste's merger with Waste Management, Inc. in March, 1998.

The Complaint alleges that Rothrock learned of USA Waste's plan to acquire American Waste in his capacity as Senior Vice President of Business Development at USA Waste and breached his duty by tipping Orr, Nichols and Oakes in advance of the public announcement of the acquisition on February 6, 1998. Based on these tips, Orr, Nichols and Oakes each purchased American Waste stock. Shortly thereafter, Nichols tipped his friends Clarence L. Miller, Stephen Gauthier, Richard M. Miller and Robert "Dale" Trahan ("Dale Trahan") (now deceased), each of whom also purchased American Waste stock. Richard Miller then tipped his son, Matthew E. Miller and his friend Goodreau, both of whom traded. Dale Trahan tipped his son Timothy D. Trahan, who also traded. Between February 5 and 6, the trader defendants and Dale Trahan purchased, in the aggregate, 322,500 shares of American Waste stock, which they later sold for combined profits of $567,634.75.
 

http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr17213.htm



I do believe that this is the same Tim Trahan from Natalee's Case!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 19, 2009, 08:40:42 AM
 ::MonkeyLaugh::  No wonder he and Schaefer get along so well.

Birds of a feather!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 19, 2009, 12:44:28 PM
::MonkeyLaugh::  No wonder he and Schaefer get along so well.

Birds of a feather!
Flock Together!  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 19, 2009, 01:09:03 PM
KTF post from Feb 2009

 Re: Natalee Case Discussion #803 2/25/09 -
« Reply #156 on: February 25, 2009, 10:50:14 PM » 

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U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.
Litigation Release No. 17213 / October 31, 2001
Securities and Exchange Commission v. William A. Rothrock, IV et al., Civil Action No. H013732 (MH) (S.D. Tex.)

FORMER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT USA WASTE SERVICES, INC. AND NINE OTHERS SETTLE INSIDER TRADING CHARGES BY AGREEING TO BE ENJOINED AND TO PAY MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN DISGORGEMENTS, INTEREST AND PENALTIES

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division) alleging that (1) ten individuals --William A Rothrock, IV, W. Gregory Orr, Logan L. Nichols, Glenn A. Oakes, Clarence L. Miller, Stephen P. Gauthier, Richard M. Miller, Darrell L. Goodreau, Matthew E. Miller, and Timothy D. Trahan -- engaged in unlawful insider trading and/or tipping in advance of the announcement of USA Waste's acquisition of American Waste Services, Inc. in February, 1998, and (2), five weeks later, Rothrock and seven of the individuals engaged in illegal insider trading and/or tipping in advance of the announcement of USA Waste's merger with Waste Management, Inc. in March, 1998.

The Complaint alleges that Rothrock learned of USA Waste's plan to acquire American Waste in his capacity as Senior Vice President of Business Development at USA Waste and breached his duty by tipping Orr, Nichols and Oakes in advance of the public announcement of the acquisition on February 6, 1998. Based on these tips, Orr, Nichols and Oakes each purchased American Waste stock. Shortly thereafter, Nichols tipped his friends Clarence L. Miller, Stephen Gauthier, Richard M. Miller and Robert "Dale" Trahan ("Dale Trahan") (now deceased), each of whom also purchased American Waste stock. Richard Miller then tipped his son, Matthew E. Miller and his friend Goodreau, both of whom traded. Dale Trahan tipped his son Timothy D. Trahan, who also traded. Between February 5 and 6, the trader defendants and Dale Trahan purchased, in the aggregate, 322,500 shares of American Waste stock, which they later sold for combined profits of $567,634.75.
 

http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr17213.htm



I do believe that this is the same Tim Trahan from Natalee's Case!

If that is the T. Trahan,which i believe it is!You have the only American,that we are aware of, that dove on that cage,who has admitted to FRAUD..Now ask yourself.Is he trustworthy to make an accurate account of the Cage Dive???Me thinks not...JMOO


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 19, 2009, 01:19:24 PM
KTF post from Feb 2009

 Re: Natalee Case Discussion #803 2/25/09 -
« Reply #156 on: February 25, 2009, 10:50:14 PM » 

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U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.
Litigation Release No. 17213 / October 31, 2001
Securities and Exchange Commission v. William A. Rothrock, IV et al., Civil Action No. H013732 (MH) (S.D. Tex.)

FORMER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT USA WASTE SERVICES, INC. AND NINE OTHERS SETTLE INSIDER TRADING CHARGES BY AGREEING TO BE ENJOINED AND TO PAY MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN DISGORGEMENTS, INTEREST AND PENALTIES

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division) alleging that (1) ten individuals --William A Rothrock, IV, W. Gregory Orr, Logan L. Nichols, Glenn A. Oakes, Clarence L. Miller, Stephen P. Gauthier, Richard M. Miller, Darrell L. Goodreau, Matthew E. Miller, and Timothy D. Trahan -- engaged in unlawful insider trading and/or tipping in advance of the announcement of USA Waste's acquisition of American Waste Services, Inc. in February, 1998, and (2), five weeks later, Rothrock and seven of the individuals engaged in illegal insider trading and/or tipping in advance of the announcement of USA Waste's merger with Waste Management, Inc. in March, 1998.

The Complaint alleges that Rothrock learned of USA Waste's plan to acquire American Waste in his capacity as Senior Vice President of Business Development at USA Waste and breached his duty by tipping Orr, Nichols and Oakes in advance of the public announcement of the acquisition on February 6, 1998. Based on these tips, Orr, Nichols and Oakes each purchased American Waste stock. Shortly thereafter, Nichols tipped his friends Clarence L. Miller, Stephen Gauthier, Richard M. Miller and Robert "Dale" Trahan ("Dale Trahan") (now deceased), each of whom also purchased American Waste stock. Richard Miller then tipped his son, Matthew E. Miller and his friend Goodreau, both of whom traded. Dale Trahan tipped his son Timothy D. Trahan, who also traded. Between February 5 and 6, the trader defendants and Dale Trahan purchased, in the aggregate, 322,500 shares of American Waste stock, which they later sold for combined profits of $567,634.75.
 

http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr17213.htm



I do believe that this is the same Tim Trahan from Natalee's Case!

If that is the T. Trahan,which i believe it is!You have the only American,that we are aware of, that dove on that cage,who has admitted to FRAUD..Now ask yourself.Is he trustworthy to make an accurate account of the Cage Dive???Me thinks not...JMOO

I agree KTF.....Trahan is not be trusted! IMO


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 19, 2009, 01:31:14 PM
Agreed.  And not just because he committed fraud in the past.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 19, 2009, 01:32:21 PM
With all of the above, keep in mind:

TIM TRAHAN'S SPECIALITIES
 
Current
Business Development at Technical Automation Services
Owner at Trahan Financial
Part Owner at H2OTours
Tim Trahan’s Interests:
Scuba Diving, Olympic Weightlifting, Business, Travel, Fishing, Underwater Expeditions, Golf

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/a71/5ab
 
CLICK ON SECOND MY WEBSITE

 

GETS YOU

http://www.h2otours.net/

 

CLICK ON DESTINATIONS

GETS YOU

 

http://www.h2otours.net/destinations.htm

 
DOES TRIPS TO CURACAO
http://www.h2otours.net/curacao.htm
 


Whatta ya bet those tours spend a fair amount of time on the Island of Aruba?? ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 19, 2009, 03:35:21 PM
KTF post from Feb 2009

 Re: Natalee Case Discussion #803 2/25/09 -
« Reply #156 on: February 25, 2009, 10:50:14 PM » 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.
Litigation Release No. 17213 / October 31, 2001
Securities and Exchange Commission v. William A. Rothrock, IV et al., Civil Action No. H013732 (MH) (S.D. Tex.)

FORMER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT USA WASTE SERVICES, INC. AND NINE OTHERS SETTLE INSIDER TRADING CHARGES BY AGREEING TO BE ENJOINED AND TO PAY MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN DISGORGEMENTS, INTEREST AND PENALTIES

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division) alleging that (1) ten individuals --William A Rothrock, IV, W. Gregory Orr, Logan L. Nichols, Glenn A. Oakes, Clarence L. Miller, Stephen P. Gauthier, Richard M. Miller, Darrell L. Goodreau, Matthew E. Miller, and Timothy D. Trahan -- engaged in unlawful insider trading and/or tipping in advance of the announcement of USA Waste's acquisition of American Waste Services, Inc. in February, 1998, and (2), five weeks later, Rothrock and seven of the individuals engaged in illegal insider trading and/or tipping in advance of the announcement of USA Waste's merger with Waste Management, Inc. in March, 1998.

The Complaint alleges that Rothrock learned of USA Waste's plan to acquire American Waste in his capacity as Senior Vice President of Business Development at USA Waste and breached his duty by tipping Orr, Nichols and Oakes in advance of the public announcement of the acquisition on February 6, 1998. Based on these tips, Orr, Nichols and Oakes each purchased American Waste stock. Shortly thereafter, Nichols tipped his friends Clarence L. Miller, Stephen Gauthier, Richard M. Miller and Robert "Dale" Trahan ("Dale Trahan") (now deceased), each of whom also purchased American Waste stock. Richard Miller then tipped his son, Matthew E. Miller and his friend Goodreau, both of whom traded. Dale Trahan tipped his son Timothy D. Trahan, who also traded. Between February 5 and 6, the trader defendants and Dale Trahan purchased, in the aggregate, 322,500 shares of American Waste stock, which they later sold for combined profits of $567,634.75.
 

http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr17213.htm

I do believe that this is the same Tim Trahan from Natalee's Case!

And Beth trusts Tim Trahan
 ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 19, 2009, 03:41:46 PM
Beth trusts Tim T??Seriously?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 19, 2009, 03:55:15 PM
Beth trusts Tim T??Seriously?

What am i missing in regards to trusting people from Aruba,and or the Persistence?????Are they cavorting with them for a purpose??For pete's sake he committed Fraud!Trusting someone that has committed fraud is illogical...O' lord... ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 21, 2009, 12:19:09 AM
I don't know if this has been posted so I will just go far it..lol


Bidding Starts for Venezuela’s Natural Gas Licenses
 
August 10th 2006, by Venezuelanalysis.com
 Caracas, Venezuela, August 10, 2006—Venezuelan Energy Minister, Rafael Ramirez, Tuesday invited private companies to bid for licences to explore and produce off-shore natural gas as part of Project Delta-Caribe. Ramirez also announced that Venezuela is discovering 45% more gas than expected in some of its fields.

Exploration licences will be granted for four geographical areas or “blocs” located in the east of the country. Three of these will be 320 km north of the Margarita coast near the island La Blanquilla and one at Punta Pescador East, 500 km east of the capital Caracas.

PDVSA is expected to invest $172 million by 2010 while each licence entails an investment of $500 million.

Presenting the plan Ramírez said that the geological characteristics of the two areas suggest there is the potential to discover “prolific” reserves of gaseous hydrocarbons. It is estimated there could be a total of 11 trillion cubic feet of gas.

PDVSA will have a stake in each of the blocs. It will control a 70% share in Bloc “A” of La Blanquilla region and 35% in the other three blocs. Ramírez outlined his view of the partnerships saying, “We are introducing more competition, more participation, more technology and possibilities of expansion. This is an extraordinary gas project where, in line with our Constitution, the private sector plays its role and the State performs its functions of direction and control, and is conducive to the strengthening of our national industry.”

36 companies have been invited to participate including Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, Repsol and China’s Sinochem. The licences are expected to be awarded at the end of October this year and production of natural gas is expected to begin by 2012.

PDVSA has recently signed similar agreements with foreign and domestic oil corporations for the exploration and production of oil in the petroleum rich west of Venezuela.

Project Jose 250

PDVSA is also investing 800 million dollars in the José 250 project to construct three gas processing plants that will be able to handle a billion cubic feet of gas per day. These plants will also be built in the east of Venezuela in San Joaquín, Jusepín and Pirital.

The first plant will be for extraction of the gas from the wells and will be finished in 2008. The other two plants will not be finished until 2013 and their purpose will be to condition the gas for its practical uses.

PDVSA says that the finished gas will be to satisfy the domestic demand and to aid in the development of the iron & steel, petrochemical, and electricity industries. Currently there is a domestic gas deficit of 1.1 billion cubic feet per day in Venezuela, which Venezuela hopes to eliminate by 2008.

PDVSA also says 10 percent of the investment will be invested in the development of the communities situated around the new plants. This will include the tomato industry, which is the traditional activity of the area.

45% More Gas Discovered than Expected

On Tuesday, Venezuela’s Minister Ramirez announced that it had discovered 45% more gas than expected in Block 2 of the Deltana Gas Platform, off of Venezuela’s eastern coast. Currently this block is being explored by ChevronTexaco and ConocoPhillips.

Venezuela has an estimated 150 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas reserves, which the government says will soon be as high as 196 tcf, once more exploration is conducted.

Block 2 of the Deltana Platform turned out to be 5.6 tcf, instead of the initially estimated 3.1 tcf.

Also, in another block, on land, known as Yucal Placer and which is being explored by France’s Total and Spain’s Repsol YPF, the companies discovered 1.9 tcf, instead of the expected 0.9 tcf.

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news/1880


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 21, 2009, 12:20:32 AM
This website is full of interesting articles and documents....

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 21, 2009, 01:34:09 PM
 
 Wednesday, February 18, 2009
biofuelwatch - Bio-ethanol plant still planned for Aruba, despite reduction in US demand
 
 Aruba based Global Foods Holding still plans to build a  bio-ethanol factory in Aruba together with Brazilian partner Santelisa Vale through the startup CNAA, despite the fact that the US demand for bio-ethanol has gone down and the Obama administration is looking at reducing the use of this fuel.

CNAA's factory in Aruba is slated to export 100% of its output to the US market.
The biofuels industry is wasting US taxpayers money, being pumped into it through the bailout plan, which is filtering down from other banks

Source: LatinFinance: January 23 2009: CNAA Revamps Sugar Financing
Brazilian sugar and ethanol startup CNAA has reworked an ambitious $630m financing plan in response to deteriorating market conditions, an executive close to the company tells LatinFinance. The project originally involved three loans: a $120m 7-year preexport
facility from Bradesco, Santander and Banco Espirito Santo; a BRL450m 15-year IDB A loan to be disbursed in two stages, and a BRL440m 13-year syndicated B loan. The pre-export facility was quoted last May at Libor plus 275bp and CNAA was targeting a spread of 300bp-350bp for the A/B loans, though pricing may have risen on the A loan to reflect changing markets. The B loan option has been scrapped entirely, a decision made when the credit crunch took a turn for the worse last year. To partially fill the void left by the missing syndication, Carlyle Riverstone (CR), the US-based  energy-focused private equity fund raised its stake in CNAA through a $275m capital commitment, to be disbursed in small portions. The injection boosts its majority stake in CNAA and dilutes the remaining participants. CNAA is owned by a consortium led by CR, Goldman Sachs, Santelisa Vale and Global Foods. The loan plus equity totals some $586m equivalent. CNAA has also tapped BNDES for a BRL550m loan to help finance the company's third sugar mill, which has yet to go onstream. Proceeds from all facilities are for capex supporting a steep ramp up in production. The company's first two mills are already operational, and should crush some 2m tons of sugarcane this year, says the executive close to the company. Both are equipped with co-gen facilities that are set to produce an excess of 40MW of power, which has already been sold to offtakers Enertrade and AES.


Milton Ponson, President
Rainbow  Warriors Core Foundation
(Rainbow Warriors International)
P.O.Box 1154, Oranjestad
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
 Phone: +297 568 5908 or 011-297 568 5908 (from USA)
Email: core_rainbowwarriors@yahoo.com
 Web Sites:
http://www.rainbowwarriors.net (Global)
http://www.southerncaribbean.org ( Southern Caribbean)
To unite humanity in a global society dedicated to a sustainable way of life

http://bio-fuel-watch.blogspot.com/2009/02/biofuelwatch-bio-ethanol-plant-still.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 21, 2009, 03:03:42 PM
I'm not sure if this is about the same "oil contracts" that we read about in the article a few days ago or not....but I think it may be!

http://news.laprensacur.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1926:prome-minister-lo-habri-buki-staten-ta-reuni-ku-porta-sera-riba-kontrakt-petrolero&catid=34:politika&Itemid=56

Original Text

Promé minister lo habri buki: Staten ta reuní ku porta será riba kontrakt petrolero!       

Written by Administrator     

Tuesday, 19 May 2009 00:00 

WILLEMSTAD - Parlamentu antiano lo reuní awe ku porta será, pa asina gobièrnu por duna miembronan di e kolegio aki e  informashon nesesario relashoná ku e trámitenan ku gobièrnu ta hasiendo pa weta si tin rikesa mineral den nos supsuela.

T’asina ku frakshon di partido MAN den Staten pa basta dia kaba ke sa kon ta para ku e asuntu aki. Te awe, despues di vários petishon e frakshon ainda no por haña dokumentonan importante ku el a pidi relashoná ku eventual presensia di rikesa mineral den nos awanan teritorial. Dia 2 di aprel a manda un karta pa gobièrnu, solisitando mas klaridat i pidiendo e dokumentonan konserní.

Mi no ta spera tin nada di skonde, asina ingeniero Dwigno Puriel a agregá na e okashon ei.

Frakshon di MAN ta argumentá ku gobièrnu no ta dunando sufisiente informashon anto hustamente na Staten, ku ta e órgano di mas haltu di pais.

Notabel tabata ku durante tratamentu di e tema aki dia 5 di mei último, miembronan di koalishon no a hiba palabra. Tabatin solamente dos miembro di oposishon ku a hasi esaki, ku ta Dwigno Puriel i mr. Glenn Camelia.

 “No ta korekto pa bin ku asuntu ku tin zeta. Nos no a pasa ni sikiera e lei ainda, te pa duna kompania libanes, hapones, chines òf iranes opshon pa bora, ”segun e promé minister di Antia Emily de Jongh-Elhage a bisa durante e reunion.

Loke si a sosodé ta, ku na 1983, e promé minister di e tempu ei (Don Martina, red) a duna opshon pa bora, en buska di petroli, el a agregá.

E promé investigashon ku tabatin riba e tereno aki ta data di 1981, el a agregá.

Tanten ku mi bisa ku e informashon ta konfidenshal, mester siña respetá esei.

E promé minister a splika ku e lei riba boramentu den awanan teritorial ta kasi kla. Lo atendé den futuro, ora Antia no t’ei mas, meskos ku a atendé repartishon di bienes, el a sigurá.

El a  bisa tambe, ku tin hopi pais na mundu ku a bora, pero ku a haña nada. Na Sürnam nan a bora mas di 800 biaha kaba, na Cuba mas di 500 biaha. Asina tin masha hopi pais mas ku a buska. Nos no mester krea ekspektativa falsu, el a agregá.

Finalmente e promé mandatario di Antia a anunsiá, ku si Staten ke, e por presentá den un reunion ku porta será i duna miembronan chèns di weta sierto dokumento, un proposishon ku parlamentu a aseptá mesora.

E reunion ei pues ta tuma lugá awe den sala di parlamentu di Antia.
 


Papiamentu translation:

ayá minister will open buki: staten is reuní with door será on kontrakt petrolero!

written by administrator

tuesday, 19 may 2009 00:00 willemstad - parlamentu antillean will reuní today with door será, for so gobièrnu can give miembronan of the kolegio here the information necessary relashoná with the trámitenan with gobièrnu is hasiendo for consider if have abundance mineral in we supsuela. t’asina with fraction of faction hand in staten for enough day finish want know how is stop with the affair here. till today, after of vários petishon the fraction still not can find dokumentonan important with past owing to ask relashoná with eventual presence of abundance mineral in we awanan teritorial. day 2 of april owing to send one letter for gobièrnu, solisitando more klaridat and pidiendo the dokumentonan konserní. my do not wait for have nothing of skonde, so engineer dwigno puriel owing to add at the okashon there. fraction of hand is maintain with gobièrnu do not dunando enough information then just at staten, with is the órgano of more high of country. notabel was with during tratamentu of the exercise here day 5 of half last, miembronan of koalishon not owing to take away word. had only two acolyte of oposishon with owing to make this, with is dwigno puriel and mr. glenn camelia. “no is correct for come with affair with have oil. we not owing to happen neither sikiera the law still, till for give kompania libanes, japanese, chinese or iranes opshon for bore, ”segun the ayá minister of antilles emily de jongh-elhage owing to tell during the meeting. thing if owing to happen is, with at 1983, the ayá minister of the time there (don martina, red) owing to give opshon for bore, provided that look for of petroli, past owing to add. the ayá investigation with had on the territory here is data of 1981, past owing to add. adieu with my tell with the information is konfidenshal, have to learn respect that. the ayá minister owing to splika with the law on boramentu in awanan teritorial is almost ready. will atendé in future, hour antilles not t’ei more, meskos with owing to atendé repartishon of bienes, past owing to affirm. past owing to tell also, with have much country at world with owing to bore, but with owing to find nothing. at surinamese they owing to bore more of 800 trip finish, at cuba more of 500 trip. so have very much country more with owing to look for. we not have to create ekspektativa false, past owing to add. finalmente the ayá mandatario of antilles owing to anunsiá, with if staten want, the can act in one meeting with door será and give miembronan chance of consider sierto document, one offer with parlamentu owing to accept at once. the meeting there then is take place today in sitting-room of parlamentu of antilles. come across

Google Spanish Translation:

aya minister will open Buki: staten is met with kontrakt door will be on oil!

Written by Administrator

Tuesday, 19 may 2009 00:00 Willemstad - parlamentu Antillean door will be met with today, so for gobièrnu can give miembronan of the kolegio here with the information necessary relashoná the trámitenan with gobièrnu is for hasiendo consider if mineral in abundance have we supsuela. faction with t'asina fraction of hand in staten enough for day finish want know how is the affair with stop here. till today, after several of the fraction petishon still can not find dokumentonan important with past owing to ask relashoná with possible presence of mineral abundance in Awana we territorial. day 2 of april owing to send one letter for gobièrnu, solisitando more klaridat and asking the dokumentonan konserní. do not wait for my have nothing of Skond, so engineer dwigno puriel owing to add at the okashon there. fraction of hand with gobièrnu do is maintain dunando not enough information then just at State, with is the body of country of more high. notabel was with during tratamentu of the exercise here last half of day 5, miembronan of koalishon not owing to take away word. had only two acolyte of oposishon with owing to make this, and with puriel is dwigno mr. glenn camellia. "Is not correct for affair with have come with oil. we not happen owing to the law neither sikiera still, till for Kompania give Lebanese, japanese, chinese or iran for opshon bore, "said the minister of aya antilles Emily de Jongh-Elhage owing to tell during the meeting. if owing thing to happen is, with at 1983, the aya minister of the time there (don martina, network) owing to give opshon for bore, provided that look for of Petroli, past owing to add. aya had with the investigation on the territory of 1981 data is here, past owing to add. tell with my adieu with the information is konfidenshal, have to learn respect that. owing to the minister aya splika with the law on territorial boramentu in Awana is almost ready. will in future care of, not t'ei hour antilles more, owing to meskos with repartishon takes care of property, past owing to affirm. past owing to tell also, with have much country at world with owing to bore, but with owing to find nothing. at Surinamese they bore more owing to finish trip of 800, at 500 more of cuba trip. have so very much more with country owing to look for. we have not to create false ekspektativa, past owing to add. finally the president of aya antilles owing to anunsiá, with staten if want, can act in the meeting with one door and will give chance miembronan consider desert of document, with one offer parlamentu owing to accept at once. then there is the meeting take place today in the sitting-room of parlamentu of antilles. come across


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 21, 2009, 07:12:57 PM
http://news.laprensacur.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1101:dwigno-puriel-miembro-di-staten-kiko-tin-di-skonde-ku-staten-no-por-hana-dokumento&catid=34:politika&Itemid=56

Original text:


Dwigno Puriel, miembro di Staten: Kiko tin di skonde ku Staten no por haña dokumento?      

Written by Administrator     

Thursday, 09 April 2009 00:00 

WILLEMSTAD, - Frakshon di partido MAN den Staten ta bolbe puntra: ta kiko tin di skonde anto, ku te ainda Parlamento antiano no por haña e dokumentonan ku ta relashoná ku eksplorashon di gas i petroli den nos awanan? Nos tin derechi di sa kiko Gobièrnu ta hasiendo, parlamentario pa frakshon di MAN ingeniero Dwigno Puriel a bisa riba e tema aki.

Siman pasá djaweps, frakshon di MAN a manda un karta pa Gobièrnu Sentral den kua e ta solisitá tres dokumento importante ku ta eksistí rondó di eksplorashon di rikesa natural den nos awanan.

Ta trata aki di un kontrakt ku eks promé minister mr. Etienne Ys a firma i dos kontrakt mas ku e aktual promé minister a pone su firma bou di dje.

Puriel a atmití ku e no sa kiko eksaktamente tin den e kontraktnan menshoná. Ta p’esei mes nos a pidi pa nos haña e dokumentonan aki pa asina nos por sigui monitor e asuntu aki, el a bisa.

E asuntu di eksplorashon pa petroli i gas den nos awanan no ta data di aworakí. Ya ta algun aña kaba ku e asuntu aki ta kanando. Partikularmente frakshon di MAN den Staten ta hasiendo hopi esfuerso pa haña sa den ki fase e asuntu aki ta.

Den pasado, durante vários reunion ku Parlamento a konvoká pa atendé e asuntu aki Gobièrnu a enfatisá ku no tin nada konkreto ainda.

Gobièrnu no a duna niun kompania ainda e derechi pa bora petroli den nos awanan teritorial. Kualke informashon den e sentido ei ta informashon robes, segun promé minister Emily de Jongh-Elhage a informá na e okashon ei.

Mester bisa ku e asuntu aki ta hungando riba nivel di Gobièrnu Sentral pa basta tempu kaba. E asuntu aki a bira un asuntu basta sensibel, ya ku partido MAN ta para’riba ku Gobièrnu no ta suministrando Parlamento tur informashon relevante. Pa basta luna no a tende nada, pero MAN a bolbe mustra Gobièrnu ku e ta pendiente.

Manera LA PRENSA a informá den forma ekstenso den pasado, e promé indikashonnan ta mustra ku tin bon posibilidat ku tin gas den e awanan rondó di nos islanan. Manera ta konosí, University of Texas a hasi un sondeo i análisis pa weta si tin petroli i gas natural.

Despues di e trabou di University of Texas a keda kla, a aserká e eksperto di Jamaica, profesor Simon Mitchell, ku a hasi un análisis di e investigashon di University of Texas. Gobièrnu entretantu a pidi i haña un memorandum ku e eksperto lokal riba asuntunan petrolero Clarck Gomez Casseres a traha riba e investigashonnan i e konklushonnan di Mitchell.

Pero, a resultá ku frakshon di MAN tabatin masha problema ku esaki, pasobra segun e frakshon, el a konstatá un diskrepansha den loke Gomes Casseres ta bisa den su nota i loke profesor Mitchell a konstatá. E parti ferfelu ta, segun tur dos a trese dilanti, ku bo no por papia riba e diskrepansha, pasobra ta trata aki di informashon konfidensial.

Dwigno Puriel a splika ku loke pa MAN ta importante aworakí ta haña sa kiko e 3 kontraktnan ta kontené. Realmente nos no sa ainda kiko tin den nan, p’esei nos ke haña nan, el a indiká.

Puriel a rekòrdá ku Parlamento, komo e órgano mas haltu di pais, tin derechi di haña tur informashon. E úniko informashon ku Gobièrnu lo no por duna ta informashon ku tin di aber ku siguridat di estado. Por lo demas, nos mester haña tur informashon pa nos por hasi nos trabou, el a agregá.
 

Papiamentu translation:

dwigno puriel, acolyte of staten: what have of skonde with staten not can find document?

written by administrator

thursday, 09 april 2009 00:00 willemstad, - fraction of faction hand in staten is go back puntra: is what have of skonde then, with till still parliament antillean not can find the dokumentonan with is relashoná with eksplorashon of gas and petroli in we awanan? we have derechi of know what gobièrnu is hasiendo, member of parliament for fraction of hand engineer dwigno puriel owing to tell on the exercise here. week ago thursday, fraction of hand owing to send one letter for gobièrnu central in that the is solisitá three document important with is exist around of eksplorashon of abundance natural in we awanan. is deal here of one kontrakt with eks ayá minister mr. etienne ys owing to company and two kontrakt more with the current ayá minister owing to place his company below ; dje. puriel owing to atmití with the not know what eksaktamente have in the kontraktnan mention. is p’esei self we owing to ask for we find the dokumentonan here for so we can follow monitor the affair here, past owing to tell. the affair of eksplorashon for petroli and gas in we awanan do not data of aworakí. already is some year finish with the affair here is kanando. partikularmente fraction of hand in staten is hasiendo much attempt for find know in what phase the affair here is. in pasado, during vários meeting with parliament owing to konvoká for atendé the affair here gobièrnu owing to enfatisá with not have nothing concrete still. gobièrnu not owing to give niun kompania still the derechi for bore petroli in we awanan teritorial. any information in the sense there is information left, according ayá minister emily de jongh-elhage owing to acquaint at the okashon there. have to tell with the affair here is hungando on level of gobièrnu central for enough time finish. the affair here owing to become one affair enough sensibel, already with faction hand is para’riba with gobièrnu do not suministrando parliament all information relevante. for enough month not owing to hear nothing, but hand owing to go back show gobièrnu with the is pendiente. as la prensa owing to acquaint in form ekstenso in pasado, the ayá indikashonnan is show with have good possibility with have gas in the awanan around of we islands. as is known, university or texas owing to make one sondeo and analysis for consider if have petroli and gas natural. after of the work of university or texas owing to stay ready, owing to aserká the eksperto of jamaica, professor simon mitchell, with owing to make one analysis of the investigation of university or texas. gobièrnu entretantu owing to ask and find one memorandum with the eksperto local on asuntunan petrolero clarck gomez casseres owing to work on the investigashonnan and the konklushonnan of mitchell. but, owing to resultá with fraction of hand had very problem with this, because according the fraction, past owing to ascertain one diskrepansha in thing gomes casseres is tell in his notice and thing professor mitchell owing to ascertain. the part boring is, according all two owing to bring fast, to you not can talk on the diskrepansha, because is deal here of information konfidensial. dwigno puriel owing to splika with thing for hand is important aworakí is find know what the 3 kontraktnan is comprise. genuinely we not know still what have in they, p’esei we want find they, past owing to indicate. puriel owing to rekòrdá with parliament, as the órgano more high of country, have derechi of find all information. the unique information with gobièrnu will not can give is information with have of aber with siguridat of estado. can will other, we have to find all information for we can make we work, past owing to add. come across

Google Spanish translation:


dwigno puriel, acolyte of staten: what have Skond of staten with can not find document?
Written by Administrator

Thursday, 09 April 2009 00:00 Willemstad, - fraction of faction in hand go back Puntra staten is: what is of Skond have then, with Antillean parliament till still can not find the dokumentonan is with relashoná with eksplorashon of gas and we Petroli in Awana? we have derechi of gobièrnu know what is hasiendo, member of parliament for engineer fraction of hand dwigno puriel owing to tell on the exercise here. week ago Thursday, fraction of hand owing to send one letter for gobièrnu central in that the document is important with three solisitá exist around is of natural abundance of eksplorashon we in Awana. deal here is one of kontrakt with aya eks minister mr. Etienne Ys owing to company and two more with the current kontrakt aya minister owing to place his company below; dje. puriel owing to atmití with the eksaktamente not know what have in the kontraktnan mention. is owing to p'esei self we ask for we find here for the dokumentonan follow so we can monitor the affair here, past owing to tell. The Affair of eksplorashon for Petroli and gas in Awana we do not aworakí of data. already is some year affair with the finish here is kanando. partikularmente fraction of hand is in staten hasiendo attempt for find much know what phase in the affair is here. in past, during several meeting with parliament owing to konvoká for care of the affair here with gobièrnu not owing to enfatisá still have nothing concrete. gobièrnu not owing to give niun Kompania still the derechi for Awana we bore in Petroli territorial. any information in the sense there is information left, according aya Minister Emily de Jongh-Elhage owing to acquaint at the okashon there. have to tell with the affair here is on level of Hungarian central gobièrnu for enough time finish. here owing to the affair become one sensibel enough affair, with faction hand is already para'riba with gobièrnu parliament do not provide all relevant information. not enough for months owing to hear nothing, but hand owing to go back with the show gobièrnu is pending. as owing to acquaint the press in ekstenso in past form, the show is with aya indikashonnan have good possibility with Awana have gas in the we of around islands. as is known, owing to texas university or make one sample for analysis and have to consider if Petroli and natural gas. after the work of University of Texas owing to stay ready, owing to the eksperto of jamaica aserká, professor simon mitchell, owing to make one with analysis of the investigation of University of Texas. gobièrnu entretantu owing to ask and find one with the memorandum on eksperto local asuntunan oil clarck gomez Casseres owing to work on the investigashonnan and the konklushonnan of mitchell. but, owing to it with fraction of hand had very problem with this, because according the fraction, past owing to ascertain one thing in diskrepansha Gomes Casseres is in his notice and tell professor mitchell thing owing to ascertain. The boring part is, all according to two owing bring fast, can not talk to you on the diskrepansha, because here is deal of information konfidensial. dwigno puriel owing to splika with important thing is for hand aworakí is find 3 kontraktnan know what is the comprise. we still genuinely not know what they have in, we want p'esei they find, past owing to indicate. Rekord with puriel owing to parliament, as the body of more high country, have derechi find all of information. with the unique information will not gobièrnu can give is have with information of aber with siguridat of state. Can other will, we have to find information for all we can we make work, past owing to add. come across


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 21, 2009, 07:26:28 PM
http://www.extra.an/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6610&Itemid=1

Original text/Papiamentu/Google Spanish translation:

sobrebibi moshon is first minister of censure on
 
06-05-2009 09:46 Willemstad .- parliament with 11 of Antiano dutch voice from across voice and 5 for rechasá owing to deliver for one moshon of hand and compelled frakshonnan curaçao condemned in parliament for attitude aya minister of Emily de Jongh-Elhage. moshon is urged in the de Jongh-elhage for her as his self at Norman of good administration. was owing fraction of hand with public meeting to ask for the miss of transparensia discus akuerdonan signing on for eksplorashon of gas and Petroli in Awana curaçao of territorial and boneiru. the meeting did take place half of tuesday 5. parlamentarionan dwigno puriel (man) and camellia glenn (forsa kòrsou) owing to ask about is that prinsipalmente Kompania owing to company with him for eksplorá presence of oil and gas we in Awana. aya minister de Jongh-elhage deny owing to give appellation of meeting in public. past owing to tell with, as in the past owing to ofresé past, is the provision of information give in one more meeting of parliament will be behind door. pedro chairman of parliament adjourned meeting owing to attachment for some minute p'asina take decision with parliament is met with aya minister is behind door. but what day the meeting will be behind door do not take place is still known. de Jongh-elhage owing to enfatisá not have with boramentu for oil and gas is tumando place. past owing to tell with aya t'asina far lein korespondiente have to happen in parliament. aya minister owing according to the company with one accord with the three kompanianan appellation they do not disclose in public. also owing to past show with till sismológiko with information is still owing to achieve for 1981 of aya with owing to give at the kompanianan here for study. for investigation of informashonnan achieve with University of Texas owing to make Petroli and on presence of gas in Awana not we go for her owing to kompanianan here. if, de Jong-elhage owing to tell, with owing to go for one of accord of two period, of 2009 for 2011 for university of texas make follow investigation. come across


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 21, 2009, 07:48:16 PM
http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/documents/CBTHPhaseII_proposal.pdf

Proposal from the
Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
(UTIG)
Caribbean Basins, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbons (CBTH):
Industry Consortium for Regional Study of Depositional Systems,
Basinal Structure, and Hydrocarbon Potential in the Caribbean Region
(Phase II)
www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth
Submitted by:
Dr. Paul Mann, Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Rd, Bldg. 196 (ROC), R2200
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: 1-512-471-0452; Email: paulm@ig.utexas.edu
Web: http://www.ig.utexas.edu/people/staff/paulm/

Project goals. The main goal of the CBTH proposal (Phase II – September, 2008 –
August, 2011) is to expand the CBTH Phase I study area of northern South America
(September, 2005 – August, 2008) in order to provide the sponsors with an integrated, digital
synthesis of the entire Caribbean region, which includes 31 different countries and their
maritime zones (Figure 1). Additional areas to study will include Central America, the
northern Caribbean, southern Mexico and the southern Gulf of Mexico.
The database and
research results from Phase I will be integrated into the Phase II results. We will continue to
be active in the Phase I area including database development and research projects including
subsurface mapping, sandstone provenance study, and basin modeling.

Project management of CBTH Phase II. CBTH Phase II will be run from two
separate universities: The University of Texas at Austin (P. Mann, co-PI) and as a
subcontractor the International Research Institute of Stavanger, Norway (A. Escalona, co-PI).

A. Escalona is a co-PI of Phase I and has been a major contributor to the sponsor products of
Phase I. He will continue in his co-PI role for Phase II in his new position as a professor at
the International Research Institute of Stavanger. As at the University of Texas, the Norway
group will use CBTH sponsor funds to employ scientists, post-doctoral researchers, graduate
students, and undergraduate students to accomplish the goals of the study.

Data sources and products for CBTH Phase II. As for Phase I, data sources for
Phase II include 2D seismic data transects acquired by UTIG, previous publications on the
region, and data donated by the sponsoring companies. The study will use seismic
interpretation and well correlation over the entire region to produce a series of structural,
isopach and paleogeographic maps. Deliverables will include a series of structural and
stratigraphic maps ranging from the top of acoustic basement to key tectonosequences
bounded by regional unconformities, and uninterpreted and interpreted paper and digital
seismic data owned by UTIG. All results will be integrated into a user-friendly GIS-HTML
database and as a large format hardcopy atlas.

Deliverables for CBTH Phase II. The deliverables for each year of the project from
2008 to 2011 include the following:

Year One (2008-2009): Basemaps displaying all available seismic and well data.
Regional structural maps of the main tectonosequences in the region and interpreted UTIG,
GULFREX and other types of available seismic lines. Integration of new subsurface data into
existing maps. Compilation of necessary data and preparation of key 2D sections for basin
modeling. Preliminary results on the sandstone provenance study and gravity modeling.
Complete digital GIS database of all previously published onland and subsurface data and
bibliographic database for the region. Year-end research seminar for sponsors held at UT in
September, 2009.

Year Two (2009-2010): Construction of cross sections and maps showing the main
depositional settings and structural controls for the different tectonosequences. A special
report on the integration of basin modeling results and the regional database will be provided
to sponsors. A preliminary written and digital atlas and report will be provided and a sponsor's
meeting will be organized in September, 2010, to discuss results and to seek feed back from
sponsors for the coming year.

Year Three (2010-2011): Synthesis of all data used in the project, compilation into
the database and construction of the final atlas-report that summarizes all the information.
One of the main goals is to validate a consistent plate tectonic model, paleogeographic
evolution and petroleum systems of the region. This report will include new constraints from
the basin modeling studies. A final project meeting held at UT in September, 2011, will
convey research results to sponsors.

Special projects for CBTH Phase II. Our work is largely driven by the data that is
made available to us through the efforts, generosity, and specific needs of our sponsors. We
currently have several companies interested in the Trinidad and Tobago region of the
southeastern Caribbean but we are also anticipating more sponsors to join the project with
interests in the northern Lesser Antilles, Central America, the Greater Antilles, the southern
Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico. Given the large interest group in the southeastern Caribbean
region, we propose the following thematic studies in this area (pending availability of data
from the sponsors):


1) Northern South America sandstone provenance study: We are beginning a
multi-year study of the quality and provenance of reservoir rocks along the South American
margin from western Venezuela to Trinidad and Barbados. While this project is starting in
Year 3 of Phase I, it will continue for all three years of Phase II. We are currently collecting
sample material in the field and from our sponsors (Figure 2).

2) Incorporating new deep-penetration seismic reflection images: We are
currently seeking access to new seismic data that will be collected by the Norwegian company
Wavefield Inseis in the Trinidad and Barbados areas in 2008. The preliminary locations of the
proposed lines are shown in Figure 3 (pending financial commitments from interested
companies). We cannot provide the original and intellectual property from the data will be
provided only to those companies that supported the acquisition program of Wavefield.
However, the new data will be available for future purchase by those sponsors that did not
participate in the original Wavefield program. Further information needs to be obtained
directly from Wavefield.

3) Tectonics and sedimentation in the Gulf of Paria and onland Trinidad. We
are seeking to acquire deep penetration seismic data and well data from the Gulf of Paria from
our sponsors to update our older study of the area (Babb and Mann, 1999). We also seek
onland seismic data from Trinidad to better integrate the offshore and onshore geology. A
particular focus is to improve imaging and interpretation of the geology beneath the middle
Miocene unconformity.

4) Structure and stratigraphy of the Tobago-Barbados ridge. The recent oil
discovery on Barbados, with compositions similar to the Late Cretaceous La Luna Formation
of mainland South America 400 km to the south, has raised the question of possible
continuous stratigraphic links between the two widely separated and tectonically distinct
areas. We have used satellite gravity and older seismic data to better map the Tobago-
Barbados ridge (TBR). We have also incorporated the results of several previous studies that
had access to more extensive industry seismic data sets tied to well data. We are in the
process of correlating all the wells we have available to the existing seismic data. We are
planning to integrate gravity modeling to better understand the basement and will attempt to
incorporate more recent, higher resolution seismic data from the sponsors.

5) Basin modeling of deep basins around Trinidad. We seek deep penetration
seismic and well data from the deep water areas of Trinidad to be used in a pilot basin
modeling study using the International Research Institute of Stavanger BMT basin modeling
software. The majority of this study will take place at the International Research Institute of
Stavanger. Over the past two years we have improved our mapping of the Phase I area and
are ready to embark in modeling of basin subsidence, deformation, heat flow, and sediment
maturity. These data would be useful for evaluating the deeper water offshore potential of the
region.

Cost of CBTH Phase II for existing sponsors of Phase I. Due to the greatly enlarged
study area and increase in products provided to the sponsors, the cost of CBTH Phase II will
be $60,000 US per year per sponsor for three years ($180,000) based on our present
sponsorship of 10 companies. As was for Phase I, a three year financial commitment is
needed from all sponsors with annual, $60,000 US payments due by August 15 for each year
starting with year one in September, 2008. If payments are not received by August 31, 2008,
we will consider these companies “late buy-ins” who will be charged 150% of the annual
$60,000 US rate.

Cost of CBTH Phase II for companies who were not sponsors of Phase I.
Companies interested in Phase II but who did not participate in Phase I would be charged
$360,000 ($120,000 for Phase I plus $60,000 in late fees plus $180,000 for Phase II). In
exchange for these higher fees, late buy-ins will receive all materials given to Phase I
participants, including the hard copy atlases and access to the database developed during this
three year period.


Figure 1. Phase I area shown outlined in yellow. Phase II area shown outlined in red, includes the
Phase I area.
Figure 2. Location of major onland outcrops of Paleogene fluvial and deltaic sandstones.
Figure 3. Proposed seismic tracks for acquisition by Wavefield Inseis.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 21, 2009, 08:01:46 PM
http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/

CBTH Abstracts
Presented at
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Annual Convention & Exhibition
7-10 June 2009
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado, USA
 
Caribbean Basins, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbons
Paul Mann, Principal Investigator
University of Texas at Austin
John A. & Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences
Institute for Geophysics
J. “Jake” Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 196
Austin, Texas 78758-4445 USA
Alejandro Escalona, Principal Investigator
University of Stavanger
Department of Petroleum Engineering,
Stavanger, Norway



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 21, 2009, 08:04:34 PM
http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/newsletters/CBTH2009_05_11.pdf

Meet our Company Contacts
The following people have volunteered to serve as our main
contacts for CBTH. All data generated by CBTH is provided
to the sponsoring companies through these individuals. Please
let us know if your company representative changes during this
study. We greatly appreciate all the extra efforts by the
contacts for the CBTH project!

BHP Billiton Petroleum, Inc.
Karen Tindale
karen.tindale@bhpbilliton.com
Houston, Texas

British Gas T&T Limited
Stephen Babb
steve.babb@bg-group.com
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Chevron
Richard Parrish
rparrish@chevron.com
Houston, Texas

Ecopetrol
Roberto Hernandez
Roberto.Hernandez@
ecopetrol.com.co
Bogota, Colombia

ExxonMobil
Exploration
Company
Pinar Yilmaz
pinar.o.yilmaz@exxonmobil.com
Houston, Texas

Newfield Exploration
Bruno Maldonado
bmaldonado@newfld.com
Houston, Texas

Petrobrás
Alice Aragão
alicearagao@petrobras.com.br
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PDVSA
Miguel Nuñez
nunezmf@pdvsa.com
Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela

Repsol
Raul Giraudo
rgiraudo@repsolypf.com
The Woodlands, Texas

Shell
Fernando Sanchez-Ferrer
f.sanchez-ferrer@shell.com
Houston, Texas

StatoilHydro
Frode Liestøl
frli@statoilhydro.com
Oslo, Norway

CBTH Software Support
Landmark Graphics
Bill Agee
bagee@lgc.com
Landmark Graphics is kindly providing our interpretative
software.

IVS3D
Bill McKernan
bmkernan@ivs3d.com
We also use an exciting visualization package called
Fledermaus from IVS3D.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 21, 2009, 08:10:21 PM
Lots of links here:

http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/caribbean/carib.links.htm



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 22, 2009, 10:19:17 AM
I wonder if a sponsor could be in the way of an internship program?

I wonder if Jacob furthered his education, like uncle John said he should, thru this university?


http://www.bloomu.edu/media/magazine/Bloomsburg_Winter09.pdf


Whether searching deep waters for a vanished 18-year-old, enriching the lives of some big
cats or promoting a Class AAA baseball team, internships and cooperative assignments often take Bloomsburg University students into the realm of the unexpected. Students Jacob Lex, Erin Loughlin and Travis Behler recently participated in experiential assignments that allowed them to handle unique job responsibilities.

Jacob Lex

Jacob Lex, a junior electronics engineering technology major, found himself involved in a high-profile missing person case as part of his co-op with Alternative Positioning Solutions (APS) of Lafayette, La. The company, owned by Lex’s uncle, is a navigation, positioning
and sonar services firm with responsibility for the Gulf of Mexico and all territorial U.S. waters.

During his eight months on-site,Lex worked in Aruba searching unsuccessfully for the remains of Natalee Holloway, an Alabama teenager who disappeared in May 2005. The crew aboard the R/V Persistence—APS’s flagship boat—worked 18-hour days making sonar runs to identify all of the materials that don’t naturally appear on the seafloor, including possible human skeletal remains and pieces of clothing. Lex was responsible for running the ship’s computer equipment. Despite long hours and intense effort, the search came up empty.

When the work in Aruba was complete, Lex’s next assignment centered on mapping the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico. The days and weeks were long, he says, but he bonded with other members of the crew.

“Nothing is predictable when you’re out at sea, but coming together to fix things or find solutions made us closer.” Lex says. “It’s like a brotherhood.”

Following the completion of his co-op, APS offered Lex a future position as a geophysicist, which would require additional schooling beyond his Bloomsburg degree.

“I always work hard in whatever I do, but I really took advantage of my time with APS,” Lex says. “I liked the work and learned as much as I could as quickly as I could. I think this experience will pay off.”




http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/documents/CBTHPhaseII_proposal.pdf

Proposal from the
Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
(UTIG)
Caribbean Basins, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbons (CBTH):
Industry Consortium for Regional Study of Depositional Systems,
Basinal Structure, and Hydrocarbon Potential in the Caribbean Region
(Phase II)
www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth
Submitted by:
Dr. Paul Mann, Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Rd, Bldg. 196 (ROC), R2200
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: 1-512-471-0452; Email: paulm@ig.utexas.edu
Web: http://www.ig.utexas.edu/people/staff/paulm/

Project goals. The main goal of the CBTH proposal (Phase II – September, 2008 –
August, 2011) is to expand the CBTH Phase I study area of northern South America
(September, 2005 – August, 2008) in order to provide the sponsors with an integrated, digital
synthesis of the entire Caribbean region, which includes 31 different countries and their
maritime zones (Figure 1). Additional areas to study will include Central America, the
northern Caribbean, southern Mexico and the southern Gulf of Mexico.
The database and
research results from Phase I will be integrated into the Phase II results. We will continue to
be active in the Phase I area including database development and research projects including
subsurface mapping, sandstone provenance study, and basin modeling.

Project management of CBTH Phase II. CBTH Phase II will be run from two
separate universities: The University of Texas at Austin (P. Mann, co-PI) and as a
subcontractor the International Research Institute of Stavanger, Norway (A. Escalona, co-PI).

A. Escalona is a co-PI of Phase I and has been a major contributor to the sponsor products of
Phase I. He will continue in his co-PI role for Phase II in his new position as a professor at
the International Research Institute of Stavanger. As at the University of Texas, the Norway
group will use CBTH sponsor funds to employ scientists, post-doctoral researchers, graduate
students, and undergraduate students to accomplish the goals of the study.

Data sources and products for CBTH Phase II. As for Phase I, data sources for
Phase II include 2D seismic data transects acquired by UTIG, previous publications on the
region, and data donated by the sponsoring companies. The study will use seismic
interpretation and well correlation over the entire region to produce a series of structural,
isopach and paleogeographic maps. Deliverables will include a series of structural and
stratigraphic maps ranging from the top of acoustic basement to key tectonosequences
bounded by regional unconformities, and uninterpreted and interpreted paper and digital
seismic data owned by UTIG. All results will be integrated into a user-friendly GIS-HTML
database and as a large format hardcopy atlas.

Deliverables for CBTH Phase II. The deliverables for each year of the project from
2008 to 2011 include the following:

Year One (2008-2009): Basemaps displaying all available seismic and well data.
Regional structural maps of the main tectonosequences in the region and interpreted UTIG,
GULFREX and other types of available seismic lines. Integration of new subsurface data into
existing maps. Compilation of necessary data and preparation of key 2D sections for basin
modeling. Preliminary results on the sandstone provenance study and gravity modeling.
Complete digital GIS database of all previously published onland and subsurface data and
bibliographic database for the region. Year-end research seminar for sponsors held at UT in
September, 2009.

Year Two (2009-2010): Construction of cross sections and maps showing the main
depositional settings and structural controls for the different tectonosequences. A special
report on the integration of basin modeling results and the regional database will be provided
to sponsors. A preliminary written and digital atlas and report will be provided and a sponsor's
meeting will be organized in September, 2010, to discuss results and to seek feed back from
sponsors for the coming year.

Year Three (2010-2011): Synthesis of all data used in the project, compilation into
the database and construction of the final atlas-report that summarizes all the information.
One of the main goals is to validate a consistent plate tectonic model, paleogeographic
evolution and petroleum systems of the region. This report will include new constraints from
the basin modeling studies. A final project meeting held at UT in September, 2011, will
convey research results to sponsors.

Special projects for CBTH Phase II. Our work is largely driven by the data that is
made available to us through the efforts, generosity, and specific needs of our sponsors. We
currently have several companies interested in the Trinidad and Tobago region of the
southeastern Caribbean but we are also anticipating more sponsors to join the project with
interests in the northern Lesser Antilles, Central America, the Greater Antilles, the southern
Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico. Given the large interest group in the southeastern Caribbean
region, we propose the following thematic studies in this area (pending availability of data
from the sponsors):


1) Northern South America sandstone provenance study: We are beginning a
multi-year study of the quality and provenance of reservoir rocks along the South American
margin from western Venezuela to Trinidad and Barbados. While this project is starting in
Year 3 of Phase I, it will continue for all three years of Phase II. We are currently collecting
sample material in the field and from our sponsors (Figure 2).

2) Incorporating new deep-penetration seismic reflection images: We are
currently seeking access to new seismic data that will be collected by the Norwegian company
Wavefield Inseis in the Trinidad and Barbados areas in 2008. The preliminary locations of the
proposed lines are shown in Figure 3 (pending financial commitments from interested
companies). We cannot provide the original and intellectual property from the data will be
provided only to those companies that supported the acquisition program of Wavefield.
However, the new data will be available for future purchase by those sponsors that did not
participate in the original Wavefield program. Further information needs to be obtained
directly from Wavefield.

3) Tectonics and sedimentation in the Gulf of Paria and onland Trinidad. We
are seeking to acquire deep penetration seismic data and well data from the Gulf of Paria from
our sponsors to update our older study of the area (Babb and Mann, 1999). We also seek
onland seismic data from Trinidad to better integrate the offshore and onshore geology. A
particular focus is to improve imaging and interpretation of the geology beneath the middle
Miocene unconformity.

4) Structure and stratigraphy of the Tobago-Barbados ridge. The recent oil
discovery on Barbados, with compositions similar to the Late Cretaceous La Luna Formation
of mainland South America 400 km to the south, has raised the question of possible
continuous stratigraphic links between the two widely separated and tectonically distinct
areas. We have used satellite gravity and older seismic data to better map the Tobago-
Barbados ridge (TBR). We have also incorporated the results of several previous studies that
had access to more extensive industry seismic data sets tied to well data. We are in the
process of correlating all the wells we have available to the existing seismic data. We are
planning to integrate gravity modeling to better understand the basement and will attempt to
incorporate more recent, higher resolution seismic data from the sponsors.

5) Basin modeling of deep basins around Trinidad. We seek deep penetration
seismic and well data from the deep water areas of Trinidad to be used in a pilot basin
modeling study using the International Research Institute of Stavanger BMT basin modeling
software. The majority of this study will take place at the International Research Institute of
Stavanger. Over the past two years we have improved our mapping of the Phase I area and
are ready to embark in modeling of basin subsidence, deformation, heat flow, and sediment
maturity. These data would be useful for evaluating the deeper water offshore potential of the
region.

Cost of CBTH Phase II for existing sponsors of Phase I. Due to the greatly enlarged
study area and increase in products provided to the sponsors, the cost of CBTH Phase II will
be $60,000 US per year per sponsor for three years ($180,000) based on our present
sponsorship of 10 companies. As was for Phase I, a three year financial commitment is
needed from all sponsors with annual, $60,000 US payments due by August 15 for each year
starting with year one in September, 2008. If payments are not received by August 31, 2008,
we will consider these companies “late buy-ins” who will be charged 150% of the annual
$60,000 US rate.

Cost of CBTH Phase II for companies who were not sponsors of Phase I.
Companies interested in Phase II but who did not participate in Phase I would be charged
$360,000 ($120,000 for Phase I plus $60,000 in late fees plus $180,000 for Phase II). In
exchange for these higher fees, late buy-ins will receive all materials given to Phase I
participants, including the hard copy atlases and access to the database developed during this
three year period.


Figure 1. Phase I area shown outlined in yellow. Phase II area shown outlined in red, includes the
Phase I area.
Figure 2. Location of major onland outcrops of Paleogene fluvial and deltaic sandstones.
Figure 3. Proposed seismic tracks for acquisition by Wavefield Inseis.


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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 24, 2009, 04:11:14 AM
http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/newsletters/CBTH2009_05_11.pdf

Meet our Company Contacts
The following people have volunteered to serve as our main
contacts for CBTH. All data generated by CBTH is provided
to the sponsoring companies through these individuals. Please
let us know if your company representative changes during this
study. We greatly appreciate all the extra efforts by the
contacts for the CBTH project!

BHP Billiton Petroleum, Inc.
Karen Tindale
karen.tindale@bhpbilliton.com
Houston, Texas

British Gas T&T Limited
Stephen Babb
steve.babb@bg-group.com
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Chevron
Richard Parrish
rparrish@chevron.com
Houston, Texas

Ecopetrol
Roberto Hernandez
Roberto.Hernandez@
ecopetrol.com.co
Bogota, Colombia

ExxonMobil
Exploration
Company
Pinar Yilmaz
pinar.o.yilmaz@exxonmobil.com
Houston, Texas

Newfield Exploration
Bruno Maldonado
bmaldonado@newfld.com
Houston, Texas


snip

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Undersea+Contractor+Comes+In+While+The+Water's+Fine-a01611419593

Undersea Contractor Comes In While The Water's Fine


Link to this page
<a href="http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Undersea+Contractor+Comes+In+While+The+Water's+Fine-a01611419593">Undersea Contractor Comes In While The Water's Fine</a>

Superior Offshore International

Lafayette, La.

(337) 233-5933

superioroffshore.com

Lead underwriters:

Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MER TYO: 8675 ), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides capital markets services, investment banking and advisory services, wealth management, asset management, insurance, banking and related products and services on a global basis.  and JPMorgan

Offering price: $14-$16

Expected date: week of April 16

Ticker: DEEP

THE BUZZ

In the aftermarket, energy stocks have been rising to the top like oil in water.

The strongest players are solar, but more traditional businesses have followed close behind. One such is Cal Dive International DVR (1) (Digital Video Recorder) A device that records video onto a hard disk from one or more ceiling mounted video cameras. Part of a security system, the DVR typically supports 4, 8 or 16 separate camera channels. , which recently took off after a JPMorgan analyst issued a bullish upgrade.

It may not be a coincidence that Morgan is also underwriting Superior Offshore International's initial public offering because the two companies are quite similar. Both provide undersea construction and diving services for offshore oil drillers, mainly in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico Noun 1. Gulf of Mexico - an arm of the Atlantic to the south of the United States and to the east of Mexico
Golfo de Mexico

The coastal Gulf provides a decent living, especially with all the reconstruction going on after two big hurricanes. But it's an old market, and much depends on a company's ability to expand beyond it.

"I think one thing that sets the company apart is that they're expanding into deeper water, which is growing faster than shallower areas," said Nicholas Einhorn, analyst with Renaissance Capital Renaissance Capital is a major investment bank concentrating on Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Renaissance Capital is wholly owned by management and employees. Major lines of business are: sales and trading, investment banking and asset management. . According to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.  Douglas-Westwood, deep-water capital spending capital spending

Spending for long-term assets such as factories, equipment, machinery, and buildings that permits the production of more goods and services in future years.  grew 19.2% a year between 2002 and 2005, compared to 10.8% for offshore spending as a whole.

Superior is also trying to move into more distant waters. In December, it bought the undersea construction unit of a firm based in South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. .

THE COMPANY

Superior's origins date back to 1970, when diver Louis Schaeffer started up his own business. The current incarnation was incorporated in 1986.

During most of this history, the company was quite small. As recently as two years ago, it had only two ships Two Ships is a single by the folk duet, The Sallyangie, released in 1969. Track listing

"Two Ships" - (3:16)
"Colours Of The World" - (2:28)
 and 60 divers. Since then Superior has bulked up to nine ships and 665 employees.

The company's ships come in two types. The five four-point vessels use four anchors to stay in place while the divers work, and are best for shallow water. The other four vessels use satellite and other technologies to hold a position without anchors, and are better for deep or turbulent water and for night work. Another ship in this category is in the works, and should launch in the second half of 2008.

Superior also has been equipping itself for deeper waters by buying three remote-operated vehicles. These robotic devices can work in depths greater than 1,000 feet, which are too dangerous for human divers.

The firm currently has relationships with about 150 customers with Newfield Exploration NFX (stock symbol)
Williams WMB providing the largest shares of revenue.

RISKS/CHALLENGES

Energy is ever a cyclical business and like all players, Superior is at the mercy of the price of oil. It also can be harmed by bad weather and by accidents. One such accident in fact happened in August, causing one of Superior's ships to go out of commission for months.

The moves into deeper waters and into non-Gulf markets are still in very early stages. The company still has to execute its plans in order to keep the business growing.

Superior competes with a number of other companies, including Cal Dive. Companies get contracts through a competitive bid process, and in busy times much depends on the availability of equipment and staff. Superior must continue to attract skilled workers and make reliable gear.

Superior's industry is fairly heavily regulated. Among other rules, the Jones Act restricts the movements of domestic ships, and also limits the hiring of foreign workers. The firm will also limit foreign stock ownership.

Despite the long customer list, the top four accounts amount to 46% of revenue. The loss of any one of them would have a notable impact on income.

Post-hurricane repair work has pumped up Superior's financials and probably will make for tough comparisons in future quarters.

THE RESULTS

The sharp ramp-up in the last couple years shows in Superior's numbers. Revenue in 2006 almost tripled to $243 million, while net income grew at an even faster pace to $3.27 a share. However, preliminary first-quarter results show the mercurial mercurial /mer·cu·ri·al/ (mer-kur´e-il)
1. pertaining to mercury.

2. a preparation containing mercury.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

USE OF PROCEEDS

Superior expects to net about $119.4 million from the sale of 8.7million shares. It will use $51 million to pay debts, $17.3 million for capital expenditures, and $28 million to pay a special dividend to existing shareholders.

THE MANAGEMENT

Louis Schaefer

Chairman

Founded the company's predecessor, Schaefer Diving, and headed it from 1970 to 1984. For the next 10 years he worked for other companies, including Cal Dive, before becoming chief executive of Superior in 1994. In August, he moved to his current position.

James Mermis

President, chief executive and director

Joined in March 2005 and was promoted the following year. Before that he held managerial positions at Torch Offshore, Stolt Comex Seaway and Subsea Subsea is a general term frequently used to refer to equipment, technology, and methods employed to explore, drill, and develop oil and gas fields that exist below the ocean floors. This may be in "shallow" or "deepwater".  International.

Patrice Chemin

Chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. 

He's slated to join up in May after spending six years at Consolidated Contractors, where he is the current U.S. representative. He also has been president of Carmel Contracting since it was formed three years ago. He was president of Torch Offshore from 1997 to 2000.



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 24, 2009, 04:13:02 AM
http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/newsletters/CBTH2009_05_11.pdf

Meet our Company Contacts
The following people have volunteered to serve as our main
contacts for CBTH. All data generated by CBTH is provided
to the sponsoring companies through these individuals. Please
let us know if your company representative changes during this
study. We greatly appreciate all the extra efforts by the
contacts for the CBTH project!

BHP Billiton Petroleum, Inc.
Karen Tindale
karen.tindale@bhpbilliton.com
Houston, Texas

British Gas T&T Limited
Stephen Babb
steve.babb@bg-group.com
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Chevron
Richard Parrish
rparrish@chevron.com
Houston, Texas

Ecopetrol
Roberto Hernandez
Roberto.Hernandez@
ecopetrol.com.co
Bogota, Colombia

ExxonMobil
Exploration
Company
Pinar Yilmaz
pinar.o.yilmaz@exxonmobil.com
Houston, Texas

Newfield Exploration
Bruno Maldonado
bmaldonado@newfld.com
Houston, Texas


snip

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Undersea+Contractor+Comes+In+While+The+Water's+Fine-a01611419593

Undersea Contractor Comes In While The Water's Fine


Link to this page
<a href="http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Undersea+Contractor+Comes+In+While+The+Water's+Fine-a01611419593">Undersea Contractor Comes In While The Water's Fine</a>

Superior Offshore International

Lafayette, La.

(337) 233-5933

superioroffshore.com

Lead underwriters:

Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MER TYO: 8675 ), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides capital markets services, investment banking and advisory services, wealth management, asset management, insurance, banking and related products and services on a global basis.  and JPMorgan

Offering price: $14-$16

Expected date: week of April 16

Ticker: DEEP

THE BUZZ

In the aftermarket, energy stocks have been rising to the top like oil in water.

The strongest players are solar, but more traditional businesses have followed close behind. One such is Cal Dive International DVR (1) (Digital Video Recorder) A device that records video onto a hard disk from one or more ceiling mounted video cameras. Part of a security system, the DVR typically supports 4, 8 or 16 separate camera channels. , which recently took off after a JPMorgan analyst issued a bullish upgrade.

It may not be a coincidence that Morgan is also underwriting Superior Offshore International's initial public offering because the two companies are quite similar. Both provide undersea construction and diving services for offshore oil drillers, mainly in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico Noun 1. Gulf of Mexico - an arm of the Atlantic to the south of the United States and to the east of Mexico
Golfo de Mexico

The coastal Gulf provides a decent living, especially with all the reconstruction going on after two big hurricanes. But it's an old market, and much depends on a company's ability to expand beyond it.

"I think one thing that sets the company apart is that they're expanding into deeper water, which is growing faster than shallower areas," said Nicholas Einhorn, analyst with Renaissance Capital Renaissance Capital is a major investment bank concentrating on Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Renaissance Capital is wholly owned by management and employees. Major lines of business are: sales and trading, investment banking and asset management. . According to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.  Douglas-Westwood, deep-water capital spending capital spending

Spending for long-term assets such as factories, equipment, machinery, and buildings that permits the production of more goods and services in future years.  grew 19.2% a year between 2002 and 2005, compared to 10.8% for offshore spending as a whole.

Superior is also trying to move into more distant waters. In December, it bought the undersea construction unit of a firm based in South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. .

THE COMPANY

Superior's origins date back to 1970, when diver Louis Schaeffer started up his own business. The current incarnation was incorporated in 1986.

During most of this history, the company was quite small. As recently as two years ago, it had only two ships Two Ships is a single by the folk duet, The Sallyangie, released in 1969. Track listing

"Two Ships" - (3:16)
"Colours Of The World" - (2:28)
 and 60 divers. Since then Superior has bulked up to nine ships and 665 employees.

The company's ships come in two types. The five four-point vessels use four anchors to stay in place while the divers work, and are best for shallow water. The other four vessels use satellite and other technologies to hold a position without anchors, and are better for deep or turbulent water and for night work. Another ship in this category is in the works, and should launch in the second half of 2008.

Superior also has been equipping itself for deeper waters by buying three remote-operated vehicles. These robotic devices can work in depths greater than 1,000 feet, which are too dangerous for human divers.

The firm currently has relationships with about 150 customers with Newfield Exploration NFX (stock symbol)
Williams WMB providing the largest shares of revenue.  


RISKS/CHALLENGES

Energy is ever a cyclical business and like all players, Superior is at the mercy of the price of oil. It also can be harmed by bad weather and by accidents. One such accident in fact happened in August, causing one of Superior's ships to go out of commission for months.

The moves into deeper waters and into non-Gulf markets are still in very early stages. The company still has to execute its plans in order to keep the business growing.

Superior competes with a number of other companies, including Cal Dive. Companies get contracts through a competitive bid process, and in busy times much depends on the availability of equipment and staff. Superior must continue to attract skilled workers and make reliable gear.

Superior's industry is fairly heavily regulated. Among other rules, the Jones Act restricts the movements of domestic ships, and also limits the hiring of foreign workers. The firm will also limit foreign stock ownership.

Despite the long customer list, the top four accounts amount to 46% of revenue. The loss of any one of them would have a notable impact on income.

Post-hurricane repair work has pumped up Superior's financials and probably will make for tough comparisons in future quarters.

THE RESULTS

The sharp ramp-up in the last couple years shows in Superior's numbers. Revenue in 2006 almost tripled to $243 million, while net income grew at an even faster pace to $3.27 a share. However, preliminary first-quarter results show the mercurial mercurial /mer·cu·ri·al/ (mer-kur´e-il)
1. pertaining to mercury.

2. a preparation containing mercury.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

USE OF PROCEEDS

Superior expects to net about $119.4 million from the sale of 8.7million shares. It will use $51 million to pay debts, $17.3 million for capital expenditures, and $28 million to pay a special dividend to existing shareholders.

THE MANAGEMENT

Louis Schaefer

Chairman

Founded the company's predecessor, Schaefer Diving, and headed it from 1970 to 1984. For the next 10 years he worked for other companies, including Cal Dive, before becoming chief executive of Superior in 1994. In August, he moved to his current position.

James Mermis

President, chief executive and director

Joined in March 2005 and was promoted the following year. Before that he held managerial positions at Torch Offshore, Stolt Comex Seaway and Subsea Subsea is a general term frequently used to refer to equipment, technology, and methods employed to explore, drill, and develop oil and gas fields that exist below the ocean floors. This may be in "shallow" or "deepwater".  International.

Patrice Chemin

Chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. 

He's slated to join up in May after spending six years at Consolidated Contractors, where he is the current U.S. representative. He also has been president of Carmel Contracting since it was formed three years ago. He was president of Torch Offshore from 1997 to 2000.




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 24, 2009, 04:15:22 AM
Sorry, it still wasn't right!   ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

The firm currently has relationships with about 150 customers with Newfield Exploration NFX (stock symbol)
AND Williams WMB providing the largest shares of revenue.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 24, 2009, 04:23:40 AM
http://sec.edgar-online.com/superior-offshore-international-inc/s-1a-securities-registration-statement/2007/04/05/Section18.aspx

snip:

Customers
 
Our customers include most of the top 20 crude oil and natural gas producers and most of the top 20 gathering and transmission companies operating on the outer continental shelf of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Over the last two years, we have performed services for over 120 customers, and we currently maintain master services agreements with approximately 150 companies. The amount of capital spending by our customers varies from year to year due to the concentrated nature of construction and installation expenditures and the unpredictability of repair work. Consequently, customers that account for a significant portion of our revenues in one year may represent an immaterial portion of our revenues in subsequent years. Our two largest customers for the year ended December 31, 2005 were El Paso Corporation and one of its subsidiaries, Southern Natural Gas Company. Our two largest customers for the year ended December 31, 2006 were Newfield Exploration Company and The Williams Companies, Inc. No other customer accounted for more than 10% of our revenues in either period.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 11:09:16 AM
Great Finds TM!  ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 11:11:46 AM
Newfield Exploration Announces Agreement With Sojitz in U.K. Southern Gas Basin**
HOUSTON, Sept 12, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Newfield Petroleum U.K. Limited, today announced an agreement with Sojitz Energy Project Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation, relating to Newfield's Southern Gas Basin exploration and development program.

Under the agreement, Sojitz will participate in the ongoing development of the Grove Field and the 2007 exploration and appraisal drilling program which consists of the West Cutter Prospect, the Seven Seas Discovery and two wells planned in the West Sole Area under the existing Exploration and Development Agreement between BP Exploration Operating Company Limited and Newfield. Sojitz will earn 15% of Newfield's interest in the Grove Field and 20% of Newfield's interest in the West Cutter, Seven Seas and West Sole Area Prospects.

This transaction is valued at approximately $100 million and is subject to the necessary U.K. government approvals.

A production platform for the Grove development was recently installed in the field. The platform has production capacity of approximately 100 MMcf/d of gas and 2,000 BCPD. Newfield is currently drilling the Grove #5 well as a horizontal producer in the central and western fault blocks. Newfield anticipates that the field will be on-line in December 2006. Production is expected to ramp up to approximately 60 MMcf/d and 1,000 BCPD in early 2007.

The recent #6 exploration well was drilled from a remote surface location into the western fault block approximately 2.1 km west of the Grove platform. The well found approximately 40' of net gas pay and was temporarily abandoned with a subsea production tree installed. Final plans for the #6 well will be determined once the information obtained from the platform development wells has been integrated into the overall field development plan.

Newfield Exploration Company is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company relies on a proven growth strategy growing reserves through the drilling of a balanced risk/reward portfolio and select acquisitions. Newfield's domestic areas of operation include the U.S. onshore Gulf Coast, the Anadarko and Arkoma Basins of the Mid-Continent, the Uinta Basin of the Rocky Mountains and the Gulf of Mexico. The Company has international exploration and development projects underway in Malaysia, the U.K. North Sea and China.

** The statements set forth in this release regarding anticipated development and exploration plans, the timing of initial production from Grove, estimated production rates from Grove and forecasted production for 2007 are forward looking and are based upon assumptions and anticipated results that are subject to numerous uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly from those anticipated due to many factors, including drilling results, geologic and drilling conditions, oil and gas prices, industry conditions, the prices of goods and services, the availability of drilling rigs and other support services, the availability of capital resources, the availability of refining capacity for the crude oil Newfield produces from its Monument Butte Field in Utah and labor conditions. Newfield's ability to produce oil and gas from the Gulf of Mexico is dependent on infrastructure (such as host platforms, pipelines and onshore processing facilities) owned by third parties. Much of this infrastructure was damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Most of Newfield's Gulf of Mexico production has returned to pre- storm levels, but it is difficult to predict when all production will be restored. The drilling of oil and gas wells and the production of hydrocarbons are subject to governmental regulations and operating risks.

For information, contact:
Investor Relations:
Steve Campbell
(281) 847-6081
Media Relations:
Keith Schmidt
(281) 674-2650
Email: info@newfield.com


 
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=63798&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=904179&highlight=


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 24, 2009, 01:23:37 PM
Excellent connecting texasmom


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on May 24, 2009, 01:24:57 PM
http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/newsletters/CBTH2009_05_11.pdf

Meet our Company Contacts
The following people have volunteered to serve as our main
contacts for CBTH. All data generated by CBTH is provided
to the sponsoring companies through these individuals. Please
let us know if your company representative changes during this
study. We greatly appreciate all the extra efforts by the
contacts for the CBTH project!

BHP Billiton Petroleum, Inc.
Karen Tindale
karen.tindale@bhpbilliton.com
Houston, Texas

British Gas T&T Limited
Stephen Babb
steve.babb@bg-group.com
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Chevron
Richard Parrish
rparrish@chevron.com
Houston, Texas

Ecopetrol
Roberto Hernandez
Roberto.Hernandez@
ecopetrol.com.co
Bogota, Colombia

ExxonMobil
Exploration
Company
Pinar Yilmaz
pinar.o.yilmaz@exxonmobil.com
Houston, Texas

Newfield Exploration
Bruno Maldonado
bmaldonado@newfld.com
Houston, Texas

Petrobrás
Alice Aragão
alicearagao@petrobras.com.br
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PDVSA
Miguel Nuñez
nunezmf@pdvsa.com
Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela

Repsol
Raul Giraudo
rgiraudo@repsolypf.com
The Woodlands, Texas

Shell
Fernando Sanchez-Ferrer
f.sanchez-ferrer@shell.com
Houston, Texas

StatoilHydro
Frode Liestøl
frli@statoilhydro.com
Oslo, Norway


CBTH Software Support
Landmark Graphics
Bill Agee
bagee@lgc.com
Landmark Graphics is kindly providing our interpretative
software.

IVS3D
Bill McKernan
bmkernan@ivs3d.com
We also use an exciting visualization package called
Fledermaus from IVS3D.

we know Kyle is working for Statoil Hydro,AGR Drilling, Fugro Norway

Ormen Lange Excavation - North SeaOrmen Lange deep sea pipeline excavation monitoring with Oceaneering Magnum ROV and high-resolution multibeam sonar. StatoilHydro, AGR Drilling, Fugro Norway
Posted by Kyle Kingman at 4:43 PM
http://geosolutions.blogspot.com/2008/07/ormen-lange-excavation-north-sea-norway.html





Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 24, 2009, 01:53:09 PM
http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/texasmom55/Persistence/CBTHIndustrySponsors.jpg)


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 02:45:07 PM
In late 2007, BP obtained exploration rights over two blocks just off Colombia's northern coast on the Caribbean. Awarded by the National Hydrocarbon Agency, this acreage marks our first offshore participation in the country and highlights both confidence and commitment to additional investment in Colombia's energy sector.

Blocks RC4 and RC5 total 622,000 hectares (388,000 square miles) and are held by BP, Ecopetrol and Petrobras with 40.56%, 32% and 27.44% participation respectively.

During the next three years, with BP as operator, a 3D seismic programme will be conducted to assess the area's hydrocarbon prospectivity. Any further activity, such as an exploratory well, will depend entirely on seismic study results.

http://colombia.bp.com/go/doc/1660/190252/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 24, 2009, 02:51:05 PM
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4656.900
from Kermit's post #914
Quote
StatoilHydro (Stavanger, Norway) and Anadarko (The Woodlands, Texas) have signed an agreement whereby StatoilHydro will take over the remaining 50 percent in the Brazilian Peregrino project.

This will give StatoilHydro a 100 percent working interest and operatorship of the development.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa5367/is_200804/ai_n25420611

http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/newsletters/CBTH2009_05_11.pdf?PHPSESSID=1072c9acee1eb41b60cf4a0c89509bc1

Alejandro Escalona
Alejandro’s current assignments for the CBTH study include offshore Guyana-Suriname where he
supervises the graduate student intern Elodie Autret. He acts as co-supervisor for UT-based
postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. He is also conducting basin modeling in the
southeastern Caribbean with Dr. Willy Fjeldskaar of Stavanger University.



Willy Fjeldskaar
Willy Fjeldskaar is a researcher at IRIS
in Stavanger, Norway.
Willy co-created
the BMT software which he and
Alejandro use for basin modeling for
the CBTH project.

Elodie Autret
Elodie Autret is a master’s level graduate student working on a marine geology degree from
the University of Brest (France). She works with Alejandro Escalona at the University of
Stavanger in Norway as an intern interpreting seismic data from Suriname and Guyana. The
dataset Elodie works with was a salvaged paper dataset that was converted to SEGY. Elodie’s
structural mapping, as well as the converted SEGY, will be included in the 2009 CBTH data
release.

Ian Norton
Ian, in collaboration with Alejandro Escalona and Paul Mann, is working to update the
UTIG PLATES database (PIs: Lawrence Lawver and Ian Dalziel). This update will
reflect new PLATES results from the Gulf of Mexico and recent CBTH Phase I and II
results from Venezuela, Colombia, Suriname, Guyana, and the northern Caribbean.
Ian
will be presenting preliminary results of these reconstructions at the AAPG annual
meeting in June. All reconstructions are produced using PaleoGIS software that allows
input of our vast GIS database into the reconstructions. Ian will be traveling to Norway
to spend two weeks working with Alejandro on the plate reconstruction model in late
July.





Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 02:54:41 PM
http://www.geoclastica.com/Higgs07GSTTabstract1.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 03:00:10 PM

CNOOC affiliate takes 50 % stake in Caribbean exploration tract
27-10-05 Shanghai Offshore Oil Group, an affiliate of state China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), emerged as the 50 % owner and operator of 31.4-mm acres of Caribbean exploration territory, in what could be one of China's largest foreign upstream exploration ventures.
The farm-in of the five concessions, stretching from Grenada, just north of Trinidad, to St Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe, could be one of China's largest foreign upstream exploration ventures. The positions had been assembled by maverick Denver wildcatter Jack Grynberg and his private RSM Production. Grynberg signed the farmout documents in Shanghai.

Estimated outlays to explore the mostly undrilled acreage, covering 127,000 sq miles, are upwards of $ 2-bn, said a source close to the deal. RSM is believed to be "carried" for part of its 50 % share, with the rest to be funded with cash flow from RSM's current 25,000 boepd of net US onshore oil and gas production, rising next year to 35,000 boepd,he said.
Grynberg is to operate the concessions through further seismic acquisition, due to resume soon using a Chinese vessel, the companies said.

SOOG will nominally operate during the drilling phase. But with its limited track record in upstream operations, speculation is that the Shanghai refining and product marketing company will turn over effective control to CNOOC.
RSM has already accumulated 9,512 km of 2-D seismic and will run another 12,000 to 14,000 km by mid 2006, to be followed by an electromagnetic survey of 8 to 12 "specific and most prolific prospects." Drilling by SOOG is slated to start in the second half of 2006.

Grynberg told he also has talks scheduled with CNOOC, Sinopec and possibly CNPC to farm out a 25 % operator stake in a 55,500 sq km exploration concession in the Central African Republic, where RSM has already farmed out up to 25 % to Canadian independent United Reef Ltd.
The CAR track is adjacent to Chad's Doba basin production and stretches to within 100 km of Sudan, where CNPC is a major producer.

Grynberg, noted for promoting initial Western oil ventures in Kazakhstan in the late 1980s and for waging massive litigation against US pipelines over natural gas pricing, began assembling his Caribbean acreage in 1996 with a first-ever offshore concession for Grenada. To resolve stalled boundary disputes with Venezuela and Trinidad, he launched his own legal actions. RSM also holds an exploration tract in Belize.
Now in his mid-70s, Grynberg seems determined to see production from his large acreage position.
"I don't want to wait forever," he told in 2003.



Source: Platts

http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/company/cnl54546.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 03:12:04 PM
http://www.meppublishers.com/online/energy/issues/index.php?pid=1014

http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=aruba&searchBtn=Search&sp-a=sp10029112&sp-p=all&sp-f=ISO-8859-1




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 03:56:42 PM
Russia and Venezuela Drill Near Aruba, Fueling Cold War Fears
January 13, 2009 03:11 PM
by Josh Katz
Russia and Venezuela are drilling for gas around Aruba, underscoring the growing relationship between the two countries and causing concern about their ambitions in the Western hemisphere.Russia and Venezuela Take Drilling Relationship to Aruba
Russia and Venezuela have started drilling for natural gas in the waters around the Caribbean island of Aruba, where Venezuela controls 28 fields possessing an estimated 27 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, according to The Washington Times.

Aruba and the Netherlands, which is in charge of Aruba’s foreign affairs, have expressed concern about the drilling because Venezuela did not alert them to its plans beforehand.

“They do not really need to ask us for approvals or permission to drill, but needed to inform us,” said Jocelyne Croes, a political minister at the Dutch Embassy in Washington. “We signed a treaty about that, and now they are generating new frictions in situations that used to be under control,” Croes said, referring to a treaty ratified in 1986.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recently declared that his country and Russia were “strategic partners” in the exploration of oil and gas. In a televised speech, Chavez said the exploration was “an act of sovereignty, as we are liberated from the evil Yankee imperialism.”

Venezuela has claimed ownership of the Dutch Caribbean islands since World War II, “when Aruba began refining Venezuelan heavy crude,” according to The Washington Times. In fact, “Some here fear that the government of Mr. Chavez might invade the Netherlands Antilles and take possession of the islands.”
Background: Russia and Venezuela growing closer
In November 2008, President Dmitry Medvedev became the first Russian leader to visit Venezuela. His meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez coincided with “expected to coincide with joint naval exercises off Venezuela’s coast, led by the Russian nuclear-powered warship, Peter the Great, and comes as the two powers announce that Russia will help Venezuela build a nuclear reactor,” according to The Christian Science Monitor.

Tensions between the United States and Venezuela and Russia have escalated recently as the latter two countries strengthen their ties, both financially and militarily.

In July, Venezuela, one of the world’s main oil producers, and Russia hatched a five-year plan whereby Russian oil companies LUKoil and Gazprom will invest up to $30 billion into Venezuela’s Orinoco Basin. Also in July, Chávez traveled to Russia and “purchased a number of anti-aircraft systems; three ‘Varshavianka’-class submarines; 53 helicopters; and 24 Sukhoi fighter planes, with a total price tag of $4.5 billion,” according to FrontPage Magazine.

Then on Sept. 10, two Russian Tu-160 “Blackjack” bombers arrived in Venezuela, allegedly to help patrol neutral waters in the Caribbean and Pacific. U.S. officials feared that the planes could have been carrying nuclear weapons; the Russian air force initially substantiated these accusations but then backtracked.

The Venezuelan government also released a statement saying that the conflict in Georgia was “planned, prepared, and ordered” by the United States in an “incitement of violence,” FrontPage reports.
Historical Context: The history of U.S.-Latin American conflict
U.S.-Latin American tension traces its roots to the Cold War, when the area was used as a “chessboard” between the United States and the Soviet Union, according to Agence France-Presse. Since then, “left-wing ideology” has continued to take hold in the region that strives for “affluence and modernity.”

The United States declared its hegemony over Latin America in the 1823 Monroe Doctrine. The AFP claims that the United States used that doctrine to assert its control during the Cold War and because of this, Latin American countries “are determined to have full sovereign control over their affairs.” The news agency lays out where each Latin American nation fits into the diplomatic landscape: “Currently, the moderate left wing of the region includes Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. The left-wing includes Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. The United States’ main allies in Latin America are Colombia, which receives five billion dollars a year to fight the illegal narcotics trade, and Mexico. It also has good relations with Costa Rica.”
Related Topic: Iran enters the mix
Sources in this Story
The Washington Times: Venezuela worries Aruba
The Christian Science Monitor: Russia's new presence in Latin America
The Times of London: Russia's warships head for exercise with Venezuelan navy
The New York Times: Russian Warships Sail to Venezuela
FrontPage Magazine: Caribbean War Games
Daily Times (Pakistan): The roots of the US-Latin America diplomatic upset (AFP)
Diplomatic Courier: Iran, Russia, Venezuela, and Bolivia: Partnership against the U.S.
Los Angeles Times: Latin American saber-rattling
The Wall Street Journal: Hugo Chavez’s Russian Dalliance
The National (UAE): A new Cold War? Forget it, Mr Chavez: business is business
The Russia-Venezuela alliance isn’t the only concern in the region for the United States. Iran, one of the primary foes of the United States, has become a major player in South America. In early September, Bolivian President Evo Morales traveled to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Morales also opted to relocate Bolivia’s only embassy in the Middle East from Cairo to Tehran, the Diplomatic Courier writes. Iran has said it will invest more than $1 billion to Bolivia’s natural gas industry.

Ahmadinejad’s relationship with Venezuela has also improved. Chávez has traveled to Iran for “no less than six visits” with the Iranian president. According to the Diplomatic Courier, “Iran has expressed no misgivings about nurturing alliances with very Catholic countries like Bolivia or Venezuela, illustrating that despite the Islamist rhetoric, policy makers in Tehran are making pragmatic calculations.”
Opinion & Analysis: The impact of the Russia-Latin America developments
Russia’s actions in Venezuela serve two purposes for Chávez and Morales, according to the Los Angeles Times: provoking the United States “distracts domestic attention from their disastrous policies and could, they hope, produce an overreaction in kind from Washington that would further their interests.” The Times claimed that Morales is fighting with affluent white landowners who oppose his policy of redistributing the nation’s wealth. And, although Chávez is still popular in Venezuela, the country has a 34 percent inflation rate and there is “intensified scrutiny of his incompetent domestic policies.” Congress should not overreact to the situation in Latin America by cutting trade, the Times argued, because doing so would only solidify opposition to the United States in Bolivia and Venezuela.

Kathy Shaidle of FrontPage Magazine agreed. “Ultimately, though,” she writes, “the biggest loser in this game of geo-political shadowboxing is Venezuela. With economic peril looming … the Chavez government’s posturing is a distraction from the serious challenges facing Venezuela.”

Mary Anastasia O’Grady of The Wall Street Journal asserted that Russia’s intervention in South America should not be feared as if this were still the Cold War. “Vladimir Putin has been trying to rebuild his military, but it is no match for U.S. might. Nor is it believable that Russia seriously expects to challenge the U.S. in the Caribbean with the flotilla it says that it is sending next month for joint exercises with Venezuela.”

But Tony Karon, senior editor at Time magazine, took a somewhat different perspective in an op-ed published in the U.A.E. publication The National. He said the American news media blew the situation out of proportion when Russia sent bombers to Venezuela. There is no “new Cold War” because “there’s no ideological basis for the alliance between the self-styled socialist Venezuelan leader and the Islamists in Tehran or the nationalists in Moscow; simply a common antipathy towards the US and a shared interest in keeping oil prices high. During the Cold War there were two world economies, and you were part of either one or the other.” Now only one world economy exists, and they are so inextricably connected that business takes precedence.
               Ty

http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/international/2009/jan/Russia-and-Venezuela-Drill-Near-Aruba--Fueling-Cold-War-Fears-.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 04:33:47 PM
 
DOI: 10.1306/BDFF6EC2-1718-11D7-8645000102C1865D
Well-Log Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy of Aruba and its Application to the Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Caribbean Area
WORNARDT, WALTER W., Micro-Strat In
AAPG Bulletin
Volume 77 (1993)



AAPG/SVG INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS/EXHIBITION
March 14-17, 1993Caracas, Venezuela

Several wells have recently been drilled in offshore Aruba approximately 12 degrees North Latitude and 70 degrees West Longitude, just north of the Westernpart of Venezuela, South Central Caribbean. One of the wells, the Oxy Chuchubi # 1 well penetrated a largely carbonate section that ranged in age from early Pliocene to early Oligocene to late Eocene? at its total depth of 9,210 feet. High resolution biostratigraphy of benthic and planktonic foraminifers and calcareous nannofossils provided the abundance and diversity histograms necessary to recognized a series of maximum flooding surface condensed sections (MFS). Fourteen maximum flooding surfaces within the MFS condensed sections were identified on the well log and dated using the planktonic foraminifers and calcareous nannofossil . These maximum flooding surfaces range in age from 4.0 Ma to 35 Ma or possibly 36.5 Ma. The paleobathymetry varies from middle to outer neritic in the upper portion of the well to lower bathyal to abyssal in the lower portion of the well. Fourteen third order sequences and their systems tracts were identified and annotated on a well log. These sequences were correlated with the Global Cycle Chart of Haq, 1987. The sequence stratigraphy provides a means of chronostratigraphic correlation to Venezuela and provides a direct tie to the geological history and hydrocarbon potential of the area.

End_of_Article -

http://search.datapages.com/data/doi/10.1306/BDFF6EC2-1718-11D7-8645000102C1865D



Hydrocarbon Potential of the Aruba and Western Curacao Basins, Offshore Venezuela

 

El-Mowafy, Hamed Zeidan1, Paul Mann2, Alejandro Escalona2 (1) Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (2) Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

 

Although Venezuela is the sixth largest oil producer in the world, there is no significant hydrocarbon production from its offshore basins.

 

We use a 885 km grid of 2D seismic data and three deep exploration wells drilled in 1989/90 to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of two, 5.4-6 km-thick offshore basins near Aruba.

 

Four seismic sequences are defined: Sequence 1 consists of a 1300-m-thick section of continentally-derived clastic deep-water sediments, overlying an irregular basement of Late Cretaceous-Paleogene arc rocks; thicknesses are controlled by an east-striking set of parallel normal faults. Sequence 2 consists of a 2600-m-thick, early Miocene section of deep-marine deposits controlled by northwest-striking normal faults; the top of sequence 2 corresponds to the Middle Miocene unconformity of regional extent. Sequences 3 and 4 record 1450-m of a late Miocene deepwater to shelfal clastic and carbonate basin section; shelf-slope-fan clastic systems infill from small deltaic systems along the Venezuelan coast; normal displacements are observed on a set of northwest-striking faults.

Limited maturation data from the three wells indicates that only the southwestern part of the study area falls within the oil and gas window. These observations are consistent with bright spots seen on the seismic data and by gas shows reported from the wells.

A potential source is the continentally-derived terrigenous section of sequence 1; potential reservoirs include slope fans within sequence 3 and carbonate buildups on footwall blocks within sequence 4. Migration pathways are provided by northwest-striking normal faults that penetrate from the basement level through sequence 4.


 http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/abstracts/html/2007/annual/abstracts/lbEl-Mowafy.htm
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 11:17:43 PM
Colombia hands out Caribbean booty

By Upstream staff

Colombia said today that UK-based BP and Brazil's Petrobras were among the companies awarded exploration contracts for 13 offshore blocks in the Caribbean Sea.

Colombia's National Hydrocarbons Agency said Block RC4 went to a consortium including BP, Petrobras and Colombian state-run player Ecopetrol.

The government awarded Block RC10 Caribbean to ONGC Videsh - the overseas investment arm of India's Oil & Natural Gas Corporation - and Ecopetrol.

The Colombian player was also given the rights to develop a separate block alone.

Block RC8 went to Petrobras, ONGC Videsh and Ecopetrol while the RC5 block went to BP alone, the agency said.


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Tuesday, 18 September, 2007, 16:06 GMT  | last updated: Tuesday, 18 September, 2007, 19:14 GMT

http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article140869.ece


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 24, 2009, 11:34:49 PM
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Hi, hotping.....been busy running here and there this weekend, but it's almost over.  Will get back to the business of research as soon as I can.   Thank you for all that you've found (KTF, TM, too).   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 24, 2009, 11:38:47 PM
2NJSons_Mom, hotping and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Hi, hotping.....been busy running here and there this weekend, but it's almost over.  Will get back to the business of research as soon as I can.   Thank you for all that you've found (KTF, TM, too).   ::MonkeyCool::
You're Welcome and Thank You for All You have found! Have a Great Memorial Day! I probably won't be around much tomorrow but I will be back on Tuesday!

 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 26, 2009, 12:33:08 PM
With all of the above, keep in mind:

TIM TRAHAN'S SPECIALITIES
 
Current
Business Development at Technical Automation Services
Owner at Trahan Financial
Part Owner at H2OTours
Tim Trahan’s Interests:
Scuba Diving, Olympic Weightlifting, Business, Travel, Fishing, Underwater Expeditions, Golf

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/a71/5ab
 
CLICK ON SECOND MY WEBSITE

 

GETS YOU

http://www.h2otours.net/

 

CLICK ON DESTINATIONS

GETS YOU

 

http://www.h2otours.net/destinations.htm

 
DOES TRIPS TO CURACAO
http://www.h2otours.net/curacao.htm
 


Larry Friedman Operations Director of H2O Tours is also connected to World Dive.  You will find him mentioned in the Client Comments section/link.  Interesting to read the nightmare comments regarding connecting flight situations to and from Aruba to Bonaire or Curacao.

http://www.worlddive.com/

http://www.worlddive.com/comments.htm

He was also voted Person of the Year 2006 on Bonaire, so obviously he’s been involved as a tourism partner for a time at the destinations listed on H20 Tours site as well as being another Florida connection, of which there are many.   

http://www.divenewswire.com/NewsITems.aspx?newsID=8376

Bonaire Recognizes Industry Partners With Golden Flamingo Awards

BONAIRE RECOGNIZES INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH GOLDEN FLAMINGO AWARDS

Kralendijk, Bonaire – (November 16, 2006) – Honoring select industry partners that have contributed positively to Bonaire on November 8, 2006 Bonaire presented its first Golden Flamingo Awards. 

The recipients of the Golden Flamingo Awards 2006 were:
Airline of the Year                              Continental Airlines
Media Partner of the Year                  Dive Training
Tour Operator of the Year                  Caradonna Dive Adventures
Person of the Year                              Larry Friedman

The special awards presentation ceremony took place on November 8, 2006 during DEMA Show 2006 in Orlando, Florida in the Bonaire Pavilion.  Sandy Everett from Continental Airlines, Tim Webb from Caradonna Dive Adventures, and Jerry Beaty from Dive Training as well as “Person of the Year” Larry Friedman were on hand to personally receive the Awards.  The 2006 recipients were selected by both the TCB and select stakeholders including hotels.
"We introduced the Golden Flamingo Awards as a way to say ‘thank you’ to select industry partners that have demonstrated their commitment to Bonaire," said Ronella Croes, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB).  "We look forward continuing to work together with each of these partners, and all of our other partners, in the years to come."
Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean.  Ideal for adventurers, explorers and sun-worshippers alike, Bonaire offers myriad eco-adventure activities including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, landsailing, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and deep sea and bone fishing.  And with a selection of accommodations ranging from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to guesthouses and small inns, Bonaire has something for every lifestyle and budget. 
The U.S. State Department and the Department Homeland Security recently announced the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which will take effect on December 31, 2006, will require all U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, to carry a passport or other accepted secure documents to enter or re-enter the U.S. from vacations or business travel anywhere in the Caribbean, including Bonaire.  This requirement will apply to all air and sea travel.
For more information on Bonaire, contact the Tourism Corporation Bonaire in the U.S. at 1-800-BONAIRE.








Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 26, 2009, 05:34:39 PM
Great Maps here of Exploration around Aruba A must read
http://www.cpzulia.org/ARCHIVOS/PetroFalcon_Short_Summary_June_2008.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 27, 2009, 10:53:30 AM
 ::MonkeyCool::   Hotping, the map is a good one.  I tried to see what the name of the survey ship pictured was, but wasn't able to.

I'm sure the following is a repeat, but I'll post it anyway.

http://securities.stanford.edu/news-archive/2009/20090113_Dismissal109304_Allison.html

DISMISSAL NEWS:

Judge Won't Toss Superior Offshore Securities Suit
Jocelyn Allison

Securities Law 360. January 13, 2009
_________________________________________________________________________

EXCERPT: A federal judge has refused to dismiss a securities class action against officers and directors of Superior Offshore International Inc. and underwriters involved in the bankrupt company's April 2007 initial public offering. Judge Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled Monday the plaintiffs had adequately pled their claims against the individual defendants and underwriters Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Before its collapse, Superior Offshore provided underwater construction and commercial diving services to the crude oil and natural gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Shareholders have accused the defendants of conducting the company's IPO with a false and misleading registration statement and prospectus. Litigation was stayed against the company after it filed for bankruptcy in April, but claims continue against former board chairman Louis Schaefer Jr., President and CEO James Mermis, Chief Financial Officer Roger Burks and General Counsel Joshua Koch Jr. Both the individual defendants and the underwriter defendants lost their bids Monday to dismiss the case. In her ruling, Judge Atlas noted that the plaintiffs' Section 11 claims under the securities laws did not require detailed pleading, and that they only needed to allege a material misrepresentation or omission on the registration statement to proceed with the case. The plaintiffs had alleged that the registration statement included a number of false statements or omissions, such as claiming that the company had good prospects for future hurricane-related repair work when in fact such work had declined at the time of the IPO, court documents said. 

 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 27, 2009, 11:58:19 AM
Eric Smith, the only remaining board member to stay onboard when Superior Offshore filed bankruptcy April 2008 with newly appointed Lovett (Strategic Capital), appears to be a professor at Tulane (Finance dept.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  ), has a background in oil/gas and at one time worked for Torch Offshore.

 http://business.tulane.edu/faculty/facinfo.php?RecordID=esmith11@tulane.edu


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 27, 2009, 12:03:27 PM
Here's a little snippet on H. Malcolm Lovett brought in when Superior Offshore's bankruptcy was filed.  This info is contained in an article about a previous bankruptcy case....it's what he does. 

(snipped)

Mr. Lovett is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Capital Corporation ("SCC"), a Houston-based firm specializing in advisory services to various constituencies of financially troubled, insolvent or bankrupt companies. SCC has served in an advisory capacity in several complex chapter 11 cases. Mr. Lovett currently serves as an independent director of ASARCO, LLC.
Recent experience and assignments have included serving as crisis manager, chief restructuring officer, financial advisor, plan agent, liquidating trustee, unsecured creditor committee advisor, and independent litigation officer of a broad diversity of public and private corporations. SCC has also advised banks and other institutions relating to outstanding financings to financially distressed companies. Industry experience includes financial services, internet and information technology, telecommunications, oil and gas, manufacturing and distribution, trucking and shipping, steel foundry and forges, health services, manufactured housing, consumer products, and restaurants.

Mr. Lovett has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and brokerage, including almost ten years as co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Lovett Mitchell Webb & Garrison, Inc., a regional New York Stock Exchange member firm. Prior to Lovett Mitchell Webb & Garrison, he served as executive vice president and director of Rotan Mosle, Inc.

http://biz.yahoo.com/e/070405/cyns.pk8-k.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 27, 2009, 08:29:45 PM
::MonkeyCool::   Hotping, the map is a good one.  I tried to see what the name of the survey ship pictured was, but wasn't able to.

I'm sure the following is a repeat, but I'll post it anyway.

http://securities.stanford.edu/news-archive/2009/20090113_Dismissal109304_Allison.html

DISMISSAL NEWS:

Judge Won't Toss Superior Offshore Securities Suit
Jocelyn Allison

Securities Law 360. January 13, 2009
_________________________________________________________________________

EXCERPT: A federal judge has refused to dismiss a securities class action against officers and directors of Superior Offshore International Inc. and underwriters involved in the bankrupt company's April 2007 initial public offering. Judge Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled Monday the plaintiffs had adequately pled their claims against the individual defendants and underwriters Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Before its collapse, Superior Offshore provided underwater construction and commercial diving services to the crude oil and natural gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Shareholders have accused the defendants of conducting the company's IPO with a false and misleading registration statement and prospectus. Litigation was stayed against the company after it filed for bankruptcy in April, but claims continue against former board chairman Louis Schaefer Jr., President and CEO James Mermis, Chief Financial Officer Roger Burks and General Counsel Joshua Koch Jr. Both the individual defendants and the underwriter defendants lost their bids Monday to dismiss the case. In her ruling, Judge Atlas noted that the plaintiffs' Section 11 claims under the securities laws did not require detailed pleading, and that they only needed to allege a material misrepresentation or omission on the registration statement to proceed with the case. The plaintiffs had alleged that the registration statement included a number of false statements or omissions, such as claiming that the company had good prospects for future hurricane-related repair work when in fact such work had declined at the time of the IPO, court documents said. 

 
Hi 2NJ! I thought that the map was a good one.....about the ship I also tried to see what the name was but couldn't see it either.... ::MonkeyEek:: Maybe Klaas or Blonde could figure out a way to be able to read it....  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 27, 2009, 08:33:20 PM
Eric Smith, the only remaining board member to stay onboard when Superior Offshore filed bankruptcy April 2008 with newly appointed Lovett (Strategic Capital), appears to be a professor at Tulane (Finance dept.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  ), has a background in oil/gas and at one time worked for Torch Offshore.

 http://business.tulane.edu/faculty/facinfo.php?RecordID=esmith11@tulane.edu
Wow....This guy has been around...Check out this link..

http://www.freeman.tulane.edu/faculty/vitas/smitheric.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 28, 2009, 11:27:50 AM
Eric Smith, the only remaining board member to stay onboard when Superior Offshore filed bankruptcy April 2008 with newly appointed Lovett (Strategic Capital), appears to be a professor at Tulane (Finance dept.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  ), has a background in oil/gas and at one time worked for Torch Offshore.

 http://business.tulane.edu/faculty/facinfo.php?RecordID=esmith11@tulane.edu
Wow....This guy has been around...Check out this link..

http://www.freeman.tulane.edu/faculty/vitas/smitheric.pdf

I tried to open that pdf when I was reading about Smith but got a message that the file was damaged and cannot be repaired.  Same thing is happening, today.  Maybe it's this old computer?   Not sure, but I wish I could open it.  I think I did read some of his background elsewhere while searching yesterday.  I'd have to find it, again.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 28, 2009, 11:59:47 AM
Found another copy of that pdf online and was able to open and read it.   

In the process I found a current article that had a comment by a person named Eric Smith....odds are it's the same man. 

http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=76128&hmpn=1

(snipped)

Eric Smith | May. 14, 2009
If we do not get back to putting people to work now. Get the rigs up and running. The oil price will sky rocket and this US admin will have no choice than to continue with all the wind power games. We need to drill and produce oil people. A little money is better than no money.




Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 28, 2009, 12:10:04 PM
Eric Smith, the only remaining board member to stay onboard when Superior Offshore filed bankruptcy April 2008 with newly appointed Lovett (Strategic Capital), appears to be a professor at Tulane (Finance dept.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  ), has a background in oil/gas and at one time worked for Torch Offshore.

 http://business.tulane.edu/faculty/facinfo.php?RecordID=esmith11@tulane.edu
Wow....This guy has been around...Check out this link..

http://www.freeman.tulane.edu/faculty/vitas/smitheric.pdf
Here is a html version of Eric N Smith


This is the html version of the file http://www.freeman.tulane.edu/energy/pdf/smith.pdf.
Google automatically generates html versions of documents as we crawl the web.
Page 1
ERIC N. SMITH-Curriculum VitaA.B.FREEMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Clinical Finance Professor and Associate Director of The Entergy-Tulane Energy Institute, March 2005 – Present. I initially served as Consultant to the Dean Dec.2003-March 2005. I also serve as the Associate Director of the Entergy-Tulane Energy Institute. I worked for GLOBAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. as VP-Strategic Planning, Houston, Texas, Jan. 2003-Dec. 2003. I was with THE CRP GROUP LTD. as VP-Business Development, Houston, Texas from July, 2002 until Dec. 2002. I also served on their Board of Directors, Manchester, England, from July 2001 until Dec. 2002 Earlier, I was with TORCH OFFSHORE, INC. as Executive Vice President, in New Orleans, Aug., 2000 to Dec., 2001. Earlier still I spent five years with SAIPEM, SpA, as President and Chairman of their US subsidiary, based in Houston, Texas, 1998-2000. Prior to that I served as Manager-Market Analysis and Strategic Planning at their headquarters in Milan, Italy, 1995-1998.Other experience includes time spent with INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ASSOCIATES, as a Director, 1996-Present; IMA is a maritime consultancy best known for their tracking of floating production systems, world wide. I also spent time with DELTA ENERGY MANAGEMENT, INC., as Executive Vice President, New Orleans, 1994 -1995. Delta was focused on offshore platform removal. Prior to that, I spent eleven years with MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC., in New Orleans, from 1984-1994. Titles included Manager, Market Analysis & Development, from 1992-1994. SeniorPlanner, 1989-1992, and Senior Treasury Analyst, 1984-1989. Prior to my upstream oil and gas experience, I spent seventeen years in the petrochemical business including five years with ETHYL CORPORATION, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1979-1984 where I was Director of Business Development, from 1982-1984, and Director of Finance, 1979-1982. My initial position out of business school was with ALLIED CHEMICAL CORPORATION (now Honeywell), with progressive assignments in Finance and Marketing Administration, for the Synthetic Fibers Division in New York City. Later, I joined their Corporate Headquarters, in Morristown, New Jersey, where I served in the planning department and also ran their captive venture capital operation, 1967-1979
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Accomplishments: • I teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Private Equity and Venture Capital.• I also created and teach the course, Energy Markets, Economics and Policy, that leads to an Energy Specialist certificate. This seminar course is team taught with inputs from other faculty as well as from invited business practitioners. The current course has 68 graduate students and 42 undergraduates enrolled.• Recently, we hosted the “Energy” session of “Congress Debates”, a formal 90 minute debate involving US eight congressmen, four from each party.• I was also principal investigator and editor of a report on LNG terminals and their impact on Gulf Coast Economies. I was sole author of a seminal report on certain offshore construction activity and its lack of correlation with offshore drilling activity. I also authored a report on the relative importance of the petrochemical industry to the electrical power market in Louisiana and a report on the use of Pet Coke as a fuel for base load power generation.• I am an Advisory Committee Member of CPERC, a consortium of six Louisiana schools pursuing coordinated research in Energy matters. I have served as a paid advisor to the Louisiana Department of Economic Development on Energy matters. I was also a member of a joint faculty/alumni committee which has attempted to repair frayed relations between the petrochemical industry and Tulane University.• I completed the market analysis, business plan, budget, regulatory approval and implementation steps for a new “sale and lease back” platform removal business for Global Industries.• I co-developed, with International Maritime Associates, a widely read market report covering deep water floating production systems. Reports have been distributed every four months since 1996.• I served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Offshore Industries Association, the major US trade organization for the offshore services industry. I am also, a former board member of CRP Group Ltd., a British subsea equipment provider, of DynMcDermott, the operator of the U.S. National Petroleum Reserve. and of Superior Offshore, a subsea contracting firm. • I organized the 2001 IPO for Torch Offshore, another offshore construction company. This effort involved assembling an underwriting syndicate, providing market analysis and strategic planning, identifying regulatory requirements, writing the S-1, and designing the road show. We raised $80 million. • I was a principal in Saipem’s $1 billion primary/secondary multi-national offering, in March of 1998. I provided market and financial analysis, strategic planning, editorial support for the S-1 and participated in road show presentations to investors. The offering raised new money of $500 mm to support Saipem’s $1 billion capital expenditure program focused on deep water exploration and development.
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The secondary portion diluted government equity participation in Saipem in order to meet European Union requirements. I also organized Saipem’s US subsidiary and served as its first President and Chairman. While there, we executed the Diana Hoover project, for Exxon. This pioneering $1.5 billion facility was installed in1999-2000, in 5,000 feet of water, 200 miles south of Galveston.Education:TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, La., MBA in Finance and Marketing, 1965-67 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BS in Chemical Engineering, 1961- 1965 Professional Memberships: USAEE (Louisiana branch of the International Association of Energy Economists), National Offshore Industries Association, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, I also served on two advisory committees as well as acted as co-chair of the deep water pipeline section for the Offshore Technology Conference (sponsored by the SPE). Publications and Presentations: Since joining the Institute, I have participated in numerous conferences as a presenter and panel member on subjects ranging from the impact of Hurricanes on oil and gas infrastructure to the shortcomings of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. I have also written and been quoted in numerous articles, both in trade journals as well as well as in the popular media, on various energy matters. There have been over 100 of these occasions over the last four years. Current Research Interests: We recently completed a contract for the State of Louisiana, in cooperation with the University of Louisiana in which we developed a web based data base to track 300 different industrial facilities in the state with an interest in having other companies co-locate at their developed sites. We continue to follow Pet Coke options for power generation in Louisiana and Texas. Along with ULL we hope to receive Federal funding for the development of a new disaster response planning tool. We also continue to monitor developments in the expansion of world wide LNG markets. We are particularly interested in the economic impacts of LNG imports on higher cost domestic E&P activities. With the Tulane Chemical Engineering faculty, and others, we are in the early stages of a feasibility study focused on a new approach to renewable fuel which eliminates the transportation disadvantages endemic to ethanol. Finally, we have a long term interest in the effects of US gas shortages on the toll fee for transporting natural gas between East Texas and West Louisiana. (Normally $.22/mcf, this transportation charge ballooned to $4.00 during the 4thquarter of 2005, helping to push Henry Hub and hence NYMEX prices to all time highs.)
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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 28, 2009, 06:07:46 PM
Interesting...hmmm


Civil Engineering Caribbean

Projects

Oil Pipeline Shore Protection Aruba



http://cec-int.com/projects.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 28, 2009, 11:05:27 PM
Interesting...hmmm


Civil Engineering Caribbean

Projects

Oil Pipeline Shore Protection Aruba



http://cec-int.com/projects.html

Yes, hotping....interesting...but not surprising.  Another great find by YOU...    ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 29, 2009, 12:19:56 AM
Thanks 2NJ! I never really know what is helpful....so I just throw it out there and see if a connection can be made or see if it leads somewhere else...  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 29, 2009, 09:03:24 AM
Interesting...hmmm


Civil Engineering Caribbean

Projects

Oil Pipeline Shore Protection Aruba



http://cec-int.com/projects.html

Yeppers - that pipeline is definitely not a figment of our imagination!!!

Great find, hotping!!!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 29, 2009, 11:45:28 AM
4th Annual Marine Finance Forum -- Latin America and Caribbean
Thursday, October 25th, 2007


With companies spread over a large geographical area and operating in many domestic niche trades, Latin America and the Caribbean are probably the most difficult regions in the world for international financiers who want to do marketing and operating companies interested in broadening their financial relationships. This one-day event has been carefully structured as an efficient opportunity for leading marine companies located throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to network with the world’s top marine financiers with the goal of concluding transactions. In addition to the event itself, Marine Money is pleased to assist in scheduling one-on-one meetings between interested parties.

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Mary Rose Brusewitz, Partner, Global Finance, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

9:00 Doing Deals in Latin America -- Getting Foreign Lenders Comfortable Focus on Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil
• Ship Mortgage Priorities, Can They Be Enforced?
• Bareboat Registration into Local Flag
• Guarantee Trust Structure
Aurelio Fernández Concheso, Practice Manager, Clyde & Co, Caracas

9:45 Country Focus: Argentina
Argentina is one of the most dynamic maritime markets in Latin America. With a vital barge business carrying iron ore down the Parana River to oil refining to oil production Argentina is a country that financiers cannot ignore. In this session, three dominant companies in various sectors discuss their businesses and the challenges and opportunities of doing financial transactions in Argentina.

Felipe Menéndez, President & CEO, Ultrapetrol S.A.
Tomás S. Padilla, Petro Tank S.A.
José Pablo Elverdin Jr., President, Argenmar S.A.
Moderator: Paul Packard, Head of Maritime Industries, Bank of Ireland

10:45 Networking Coffee Break

11:15 Country Focus: Mexico
Boasting substantial oil production, a vigorous offshore E&P market and massive industrial activity, Mexico is an important region of maritime transport and energy services. The need for assets is considerable, but the legal system is challenging for international financiers and borrowers. In this session, learn first hand from experienced shipowners, lenders and their counsel what it takes to get deals done in Mexico.

Juan Fernández, CFO, Grupo TMM, S.A.B.
Gerardo Lozano, Partner, Holland & Knight Gallastegui y Lozano, S.C.
Antoine Saint Olive, Regional Head of Shipping -- Americas, Natixis
Moderator: Robert J. Flynn, Partner, MJLF & Associates, Inc.

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Financial Opportunities Available to Latin American Shipowners
The Leasing Alternative: Speaker TBA, FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd.
Private Equity: A. Jeffry Robinson, Partner, Broad and Cassel
Debt Markets: Didier Salomon, Head of Global Shipping, BNP Paribas
Moderator: TBA

2:45 Public Equity Opportunities for Latin American Shipowners --What’s Available and Is it Right for You?
Capital Markets: Harold L. Malone, III, Senior Vice President, Investment Banking, Jefferies & Co., Inc.
A Shipowner’s Perspective: James Christodoulou, CFO, OceanFreight Inc.
Legal Considerations: Antonios C. Backos, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Moderator: Mary Rose Brusewitz, Partner, Global Finance, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

3:20 Two Companies Every International Ship Financier Needs to Know
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. -- Petrobras
• How banks and others can do business with Petrobras
Neyde Sáfadi, General Manager, Corporate Finance
CSAV
• Working with CSAV
• Fleet replacement and capital requirements
Andres Kulka, President, North American Region
Moderator: Sybren Hoekstra, Head of Shipping, New York, DVB Transport (US) LLC

4:00 Leading International Companies Discuss Operating in Latin America & Caribbean
Superior Offshore International Inc.
Roger Burks, CFO
Superior Offshore International is a leading provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services to the offshore oil and gas industry, serving operators in the outer continental shelf and deep waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico was well as offshore Mexico, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East
.

Intermarine LLC
Michael R. Dumas, Vice President & CFO
Intermarine is the managing agent of the vessel operating companies: Industrial Maritime Carriers (USA) Industrial Maritime Carriers Worldwide, US Ocean, Linea Naviera Paramaconi, and West Coast Industrial Express. The group also includes Industrial Terminals in Houston. These carriers operate fleets of modern multipurpose vessels (including US flag) with a concentration in servicing heavy industry construction projects, power generation plants, oil field and mining developments, and US flag impelled cargoes. Intermarine offers an array of regular services between North America, South America, and Asia. The primary U.S. load center is Industrial Terminals in Houston, Texas -- the largest project cargo port in the United States.

Schuyler Line Navigation Co.
Russell R. Paret, President
Schuyler's scope of operations includes: a) bulk, break bulk, heavy lift / special project cargo and container shipping; b) cargo operation from ocean transport to inland transport to stevedoring and cargo insurance, if required. SLNC activities are mainly in the North and South American markets. SLNC is an active player in the US Government AID & WFP programs transporting agriculture products around the world.

Phoenix Bulk Carriers
Ed Coll, President
Phoenix currently operates a fleet of 26 bulk carriers, a combination of owned and chartered tonnage. These vessels are largely modern and trade on a worldwide basis. The company prides itself on focusing on the needs of its clients and their business. Phoenix has a deep understanding of the scrap substitute business and for many years has been the world's largest carrier of pig iron. PBC vessels have been regular carriers of HBI during the past 4 to 5 years and vessels are often trading the Orinoco River.

MAPA Logistics, S.A. de C.V.
Mike Hasselbach, CFO
Exclusive operators of a fleet of 6 chemical tankers in range of 8,000 to 19,000 tons engaged in global trade with special focus on U.S. Gulf to East Coast Mexico/Caribbean trade.

5:00 Closing Cocktails on the Sunset Terrace

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/2007-10-254th-annual-marine-finance-forum-lat/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 29, 2009, 12:22:03 PM
 PressReleases     Dockwise Secures USD 63 Million in Near and Longer Term Contract Awards
 
Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Dockwise Ltd. announces eleven near-and longer term contracts awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of jack-up drilling rigs, semi submersible rigs and port & marine infrastructure. Total revenues for the contracts are approx USD 63 million, adding USD 33 million to the backlog end of Q1 2009.

Dockwise Shipping, in company with industry partners, is to transport the jack up drilling rigs COSL Craft, Shelf Explorer (forth and back), Seajacks Leviathan and Gorilla III to their new assignments in China, Sakhalin, Netherlands and Canada respectively. On behalf of various clients, Dockwise Shipping has been contracted to transport four cranes, dredging equipment, a jack up working platform and an accommodation barge to USA, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt and Angola respectively. All contracts to be executed in Q2, Q3 and Q4 2009. Also to be executed in the second half of 2009 is the transport of semi submersible drilling rig Victoria to Brazil. Turning to longer term contracts Dockwise Shipping has been contracted to transport semi- submersible rig La Muralla to Mexico in 2010. Both the Victoria and La Muralla are 6th generation dynamic positioning rigs.

Of this USD 63 million, USD 30 million was already reported in backlog per 31 March 2009.

Andre Goedee, Chief Executive, Dockwise Ltd., said: "The market for drilling rig transportation continues to show mobility of rig equipment. With ongoing shortening of lead times to execution Dockwise is able to provide its clients maximum flexibility of its 20 vessel fleet. For the current year we rely on our core heavy marine transport activities. It is encouraging to see that also contracts for the longer term are added to our backlog, underpinning the strategic choices we made. This will increase Dockwise's visibility on future revenues and earnings."

Contact: Fons van Lith +31651314952/+1441 5991818 Fons.van.lith@dockwise.com


http://www.maritime-executive.com/pressrelease/dockwise-secures-usd-63-million-near-and-longer-term-contract-awards/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 29, 2009, 12:55:13 PM
This pdf file gives the corporate profile for Superior Offshore Int'l 2008.  Listed with their Deepwater Fleet is a vessel Seamec III. 

http://www.oilandgasdirectory.com/ogd2008/pages/corporate_profile/27.pdf

Seamec Ltd contracted the use of Seamec III to CalDive

Seamec III Contract with Cal Dive
 
Seamec Ltd has announced with reference to earlier announcement dated April 18, 2008, that contract with CAL DIVE International Inc., 2500 City West BLVD, Texas United States for deployment of the vessel Seamec III for a period of one month with an option for extension for 4x1 week w.e.f. April 15, 2008 has come to an end on May 20, 2008.

 http://www.equitybulls.com/admin/news2006/news_det.asp?id=31017


Seamec III vessel to complete dry dock in July 2008

 
Seamec Ltd has announced with reference to the earlier announcement dated May 22, 2008 that the following completion of Contract with CAL DIVE International Inc., 2500 City West BLVD, Texas United States on May 20, 2008, the Company's vessel Seamec III remained idle for sometime and thereafter she is under statutory dry dock at Curacao. The likely completion of dry dock will be around end July 2008.

http://www.equitybulls.com/admin/news2006/news_det.asp?id=33277

Edit to add:

(snipped)

The vessel is likely to go for statutory Dry Dock in May 2008.2. Further to the letter dated September 22, 2007 the Company has inform that the Companys vessel Seamec II is likely to complete its dry docking and repair by end May 2008 for the damage caused due to fire accident while in Curacao dry dock on September 20, 2007.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/businessline/stocks/announcements/141277.html


A vessel listed as Superior Offshore's & chartered by CalDive was already in the Antilles region before the Persistence search.   Hmmmmm.   



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 29, 2009, 01:16:30 PM
Superior Offshore 2Q07 Numbers Down
Superior Offshore International, Inc.|Wednesday, August 15, 2007


(snipped)
In Trinidad, where we began working in June under the largest contract in our history, the customer is contracting the Seamec III, the Gulmar Condor and the Crossmar 14

http://www.rigzone.com/NEWS/article.asp?a_id=49019

I guess Trinidad was where the ship was prior to Curacao....and this was posted prior.  It's getting hard to remember all this stuff.    ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 29, 2009, 01:21:04 PM
Great Finds 2NJ!  I think that We need Our buddy Lifesong to make Us a Timeline from this thread...seriously...I'm in total agreement with You that this stuff is hard to keep track of..
 ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 29, 2009, 01:27:04 PM
Great Finds 2NJ!  I think that We need Our buddy Lifesong to make Us a Timeline from this thread...seriously...I'm in total agreement with You that this stuff is hard to keep track of..
 ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyWink::

Haven't seen Lifesong around much lately, and considering all the work done on the other "New" timeline, I'm not asking!!!!!!!    ::MonkeyHaHa::   

Now, I wonder what the statutory drydock is all about and why Curacao?   Then, while in drydock, there's a fire???     ::MonkeyRoll::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 29, 2009, 01:27:08 PM
That ship is currently registered in India

Number
4684

IMO
8128339

Ship Name
SEAMEC III

Call Sign
VWZX

Ship Type
Diving Ship


DWT2067

DOB
1983

Flag
India

http://e-ships.net/index/S10.shtml


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 29, 2009, 01:28:41 PM
Great Finds 2NJ!  I think that We need Our buddy Lifesong to make Us a Timeline from this thread...seriously...I'm in total agreement with You that this stuff is hard to keep track of..
 ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyWink::

Haven't seen Lifesong around much lately, and considering all the work done on the other "New" timeline, I'm not asking!!!!!!!    ::MonkeyHaHa::   

Now, I wonder what the statutory drydock is all about and why Curacao?   Then, while in drydock, there's a fire???     ::MonkeyRoll::

IIRC, statutory drydock means that the ship MUST go into drydock on a regularly scheduled maintenance program.

Curacao..............

Well hmm.......


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 29, 2009, 01:31:31 PM
That ship is currently registered in India

Number
4684

IMO
8128339

Ship Name
SEAMEC III

Call Sign
VWZX

Ship Type
Diving Ship


DWT2067

DOB
1983

Flag
India

http://e-ships.net/index/S10.shtml

Yes, I gathered that from the links I posted and/or read, earlier.  What a web, heh?

Have a wedding to get ready for so, I may be in and out of here. 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 29, 2009, 01:32:30 PM
Yes - a very tangled web at that  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Have a great day, 2NJ


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 29, 2009, 01:36:06 PM

I've got some things to do right now also but I'll be back later!

This website needs to be looked at more!


SEAMEC - III
SEAMEC-III is a multifunctional diving support vessel capable of working throughout the year in severe sea and weather conditions.


The vessel has the ability of performing a wide range of tasks including:



Single buoy mooring maintenance/removal and installations
Platform repairs-subsea / topside
Riser repairs-subsea/topside
Pipeline repairs-subsea
Fire fighting
Rescue
Pollution control



For more information, download:



SEAMEC-III Brochure (1.3 Mo - PDF)
SEAMEC-III Specifications (394 ko - PDF)



Seamec-III is on charter in Mexico effective February 2009 for firm period of six months with option for extension.

http://www.technip.com/entities/seamec/core.xml


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on May 29, 2009, 01:45:09 PM
Boy, I've run into the name technip a LOT.

Thanks Hotping!

You have a great day also - check email.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 29, 2009, 04:43:24 PM
A photo of the Seamec 3 arriving in Curacao..

http://80.101.127.210/forum/zoeken/zeevaart/pietsinke/2007/2007_0716.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on May 29, 2009, 04:54:15 PM
Interesting read...Cal-dive pops up along with Technip!

http://sec.edgar-online.com/technip/20-f-annual-and-transition-report-foreign-private-issuer/2002/06/11/Section7.aspx


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 30, 2009, 01:37:09 AM
Great Finds 2NJ!  I think that We need Our buddy Lifesong to make Us a Timeline from this thread...seriously...I'm in total agreement with You that this stuff is hard to keep track of..
 ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyWink::

Haven't seen Lifesong around much lately, and considering all the work done on the other "New" timeline, I'm not asking!!!!!!!    ::MonkeyHaHa::   

Now, I wonder what the statutory drydock is all about and why Curacao?   Then, while in drydock, there's a fire???     ::MonkeyRoll::

IIRC, statutory drydock means that the ship MUST go into drydock on a regularly scheduled maintenance program.

Curacao..............

Well hmm.......


Re: Curacao

(snipped)

As part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with a stable industrious government, Curacao is a reliable partner for all port-related business activities. With its direct links to major markets, modern telecommunications infrastructure and competitive international financial sector, the Ports of Curacao are well-equipped for all business activities.

Strategically located just 35 miles off the coast of Venezuela, Curacao is among the region's most developed and best-organized ports. The port authority is a strong asset to the island spearheading economic development of the ports and attracting reliable partners to the island by offering competitive and efficient service that meets international standards.Throughout the centuries the main port, the Port of Willemstad, which comprises the St. Anna Bay and the Schottegat Bay, has evolved from a few simple quays to a multi-faceted maritime service center, housing several transnational companies including: 

One of the largest crude oil refinery and oil transshipment centers in the region, operated by Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. 

A state-of-the-art Curacao Container Terminal offering an extensive array of cargo facilities, operated by Curacao Port Services (CPS), Inc. 

A dynamic Free Trade Zone managed by Curinde N.V. 

The region's largest dry dock operated by Curacao Dry Dock Company Inc.
 
Modern cruise terminals and state-of-the-art mega cruise facility, managed by Curacao Ports Authority (CPA) N.V.

http://www.curports.com/about-curacao-strengths.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on May 30, 2009, 02:00:43 AM
Curacao Drydock Company


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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 30, 2009, 12:43:32 PM
by Kevin Baxter Mar 24, 2009

Peter Barker-Homek, CEO of TAQA.

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has paid US $320 million to acquire a 50% equity stake in the Caribbean portfolio of  Marubeni Corporation.

TAQA’s acquisition was made under a 50/50 joint venture agreement with the Japanese company and the focus will be on long-term investments in the energy sector in the region.

“The closing of the transaction marks an important milestone in TAQA’s global operations. This transaction demonstrates our strategic objective to deliver profitable growth in new and existing markets,”  Peter Barker-Homek, CEO of TAQA, said. 

”We remain committed to seeking out acquisitions that offer stable cash flows and compliment our existing experience and expertise.” 

“The joint venture with Marubeni enhances our existing diversified energy portfolio and will act as a platform to explore multiple opportunities through long-term investment in the region, he added.”

The portfolio includes:

1.    55.4% equity interest in Grand Bahama Power Company in Grand Bahama
2.    80% equity interest in Jamaica Public Service Company in Jamaica, which owns and operates ten generating facilities, including six hydroelectric plants.
3.    39% equity interest in PowerGen which is an independent power producer that supplies 80% of total electricity demand in Trinidad & Tobago
4.    25.5% equity interest in Curacao Utilities Company N.V. which supplies electricity, steam and water to the Island Refinery operated by Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

TAQA's asset base now stands at $24 billion.

http://www.arabianoilandgas.com/article-5186-taqa_make_us320_caribbean_acquisition/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 30, 2009, 07:29:52 PM

C.T.F Cienc. Tecnol. Futuro vol.3 no.3 Bucaramanga Jan./Dec. 2007

®download article in PDF format
   
 
 
 

BASEMENT CONFIGURATION OF THE NORTHWESTERN SOUTH AMERICA - CARIBBEAN MARGIN FROM RECENT GEOPHYSICAL DATA


http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?pid=S0122-53832007000100002&script=sci_arttext


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 30, 2009, 08:45:08 PM

The Caribbean Ocean plateau

http://www.mantleplumes.org/Caribbean.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 30, 2009, 09:31:40 PM
Jen's Post from April

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   Re: Natalee Case Discussion #815 4/8/09 -
« Reply #86 on: April 09, 2009, 10:47:21 AM » 

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Here were Chevron's plans for the area - it just looks like it takes a long time to get things in motion:


Sept 12 2005

Chevron Awarded Cardon III License in Venezuela's Rafael Urdaneta Bid Round
SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 12 -- Chevron Corporation's local affiliate company in Venezuela has been awarded the exploration license for the Cardon III exploration block, located offshore western Venezuela. The Cardon III block was one of seven blocks offered by the Venezuelan Ministry of Energy and Mines in the Rafael Urdaneta bid round. The block is located in an offshore region with natural gas potential on trend to the north of the prolific Maracaibo producing region
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2005/09/12/142713.html

Chevron to Start Cardon III Seismic Work in January (2007)
     
BNamericas     
Friday, December 15, 2006 


US oil major Chevron (NYSE: CVX) will start a 3D data collection program in January at the Cardon III hydrocarbons block offshore Venezuela's Falcon state, a company official told BNamericas.
"We are going to shoot seismic for the block and the planning for it is going very well," Chevron Latin America Upstream president Ali Moshiri said.

The program start will depend on equipment availability, he added.

Chevron, which bid US$5.6mn for Cardon III, was formally awarded the block in October 2005 at a ceremony attended by Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez and Moshiri.
http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=39195
 
 
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 30, 2009, 09:39:52 PM
Another Post that I thought needed to be moved to this thread


Jen's Post from April

 Re: Natalee Case Discussion #815 4/8/09 -
« Reply #92 on: April 09, 2009, 11:05:59 AM » 

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Quote from: hotping on April 09, 2009, 10:49:15 AM
Here's another interesting article....Its a long one so I will post the link and if Someone finds something interesting enough They can bring it over....

 http://www.eia.doe.gov/cabs/Venezuela/Oil.html


Hotping - I could just kiss you!!!!!

From that article:
Pipelines

Venezuela has an extensive domestic oil pipeline system, providing transportation from production centers to refineries and coastal export terminals. Currently, the country does not have any export pipelines, but there has been discussion about constructing an oil pipeline to port in Colombia along the Pacific Ocean. This would facilitate greater Venezuelan crude exports to Asia, bypassing the Panama Canal bottleneck or the high costs of shipping around Cape Horn.
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I have been wanting for a VERY long time to get corroboration about the pipeline Oduber announced last June.

The above explains how it would work - from Colombia, thru Venezuela- to Aruba.

Here is the article from Oduber:

June 8 2008

Gas from Colombia for the production of electricity and water

ORANJESTAD – As respond on the increasing oil prices and its negative consequences for our island, the government has decided to import gas from Colombia. The electricity supply can be altered to use natural gas instead of fuel oil for an estimate of 20 millions. The production of electricity and water becomes 40 percent cheaper because of this, said Premier Nelson Oduber yesterday. “Besides, it’s going to be cleaner.”

The premier of Aruba made these comments during a press conference yesterday. He is just back from a working visit in Colombia. He took part as listener in the General Meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Colombia. He met with the Colombian president Alvaro Uribe last Sunday discussed among others the energy policy. Uribe suggested supplying Aruba with natural gas, just like Colombia does with Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Panama. They agreed that the ambassador for the Kingdom will start negotiating today with the Colombian minister of Mining and energy. A delegation of representatives of WEB and Elmar intends to go to Colombia and work out the further details afterwards. This is an historic moment, said Oduber.

The premier says that altering the WEB to use natural gas instead of fuel oil must be possible in one year. WEB will take care of the costs, about 20 millions. The natural gas will have to be transported by ship in the beginning, but the construction of a pipeline must be considered on the medium- and long run. This pipeline will have to run via Venezuela to our island. Oduber thinks that this may take about 3 years. Apart from using the gas for the production of electricity and water, it can also be used for cars and in the houses. Oduber does not abandon the thoughts of other alternatives like wind- and sun energy, but these can only supply the island with a limited amount of electricity and water. Other energy sources like pet-coke and pitch are too expensive, says the premier. Also the deepwater cooling is no option. “We do not have deepwater here.”

Aqualectra-director Anton Casperson cannot judge the Aruban situation, but he considers 40 percent cheaper production costs for Curacao not reasonable. “Gas is indeed a serious option for us; especially from environmental considerations in combination with wind.”

Aqualectra is not in negotiations with the gas suppliers as yet. “The investments are high, and you must earn these back.” Aqualectra is in the process of adjusting the long-term plans as committed in the Plan 2020.


http://www.amigoe.com/english


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 30, 2009, 09:55:10 PM
Here ya go Hotping!   ::MonkeyCool::

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4827.80

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3549/3321294747_e72eda9d64_o.jpg)


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 30, 2009, 09:58:30 PM
Thank You TM!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 30, 2009, 10:01:04 PM
Thank You TM!  ::MonkeyDance::

You're welcome Hotping!   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 30, 2009, 11:07:55 PM

Gazprom's exploration and production abroad..



http://www.methanetomarkets.org/resources/oil-gas/docs/oilgas_stratplan_rus.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on May 31, 2009, 01:13:51 AM
http://www.pdvsa.com/informes/2003.html



We balance our crude oil and refined products supply and demand and manage a portion of our price risk by entering into petroleum commodity derivatives through CITGO.  Generally, CITGO’s risk management strategies qualified as hedges through December 31, 2000.  Effective January 1, 2001, we decided not to elect hedge accounting.  Petroleum Marketing International, A.V.V., a direct trading subsidiary of PDVSA in Aruba, and PMI Panama, S.A., a direct trading subsidiary of PDVSA in Panama, have limited involvement with commodity derivatives.  Both these entities manage commodity price risks associated with crude oil or refined products that arise out of their respective core business activities.  These entities do not use derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 31, 2009, 07:15:45 PM
HT Pearl at BFN

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/energy/6448729.html

Oil Patch digs in on tax issue

Companies say closing foreign loopholes to cost U.S. jobs

By BRETT CLANTON

Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle

May 30, 2009, 6:04PM


FOREIGN PROFITS


Business leaders say:

White House plans to collect more taxes on foreign profits of U.S. companies would hurt firms nationwide, including many in Houston. Some numbers:

Multinational companies in Houston: 354

Employees: 150,000

Employees of U.S.-based global companies in the U.S.: 22 million

Contribution to U.S. gross domestic product: $2.5 trillion

Source: Greater Houston Partnership, office of U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands)
Obama administration proposals to reap more tax dollars from the foreign-earned profits of U.S. companies are not going over well in the Oil Patch.

Billed as a way to make multinational corporations pay their fair share to Uncle Sam, the measures could add millions to the tax bills of some of some of the largest oil and gas companies, on top of the billions the industry says it already pays each year in taxes.

At the heart of the effort are calls to end certain tax benefits U.S. corporations have enjoyed, including one that allows indefinite deferral of U.S. tax payments on foreign income and another that offers credits against U.S. taxes for foreign taxes paid.

President Barack Obama’s administration also wants to close what it characterizes as loopholes that have enabled U.S. companies to avoid U.S. tax obligations by shifting foreign profits to subsidiaries located in tax haven countries.

The White House says strengthening international tax laws could raise $210 billion over 10 years, as well as create a greater incentive for multinational companies to invest in the U.S. rather than taking their money and jobs overseas.

But companies in the oil and gas industry, along with a chorus of U.S. business groups, say the measures would penalize them by adding costs, make them uncompetitive with foreign companies and possibly force them to downsize.

“Contrary to statements made by the administration, these proposals will not create U.S. jobs and could even result in U.S. job losses,” said Stephen Comstock, tax counsel for the American Petroleum Institute, an industry trade group in Washington.

The impact could be especially deep in the Houston region, home to more than 350 multinational companies with some 150,000 employees, U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, told a group of local business leaders last week. “This is going to cost us jobs,” he said, in a presentation to the Greater Houston Partnership.

The proposed changes make good on Obama campaign pledges to crack down on corporate abuse of the tax system and come as the administration is looking for new sources of revenue to fund government programs and plug ballooning deficits.

While a range of U.S. industries could be affected, the measures could be acutely painful for oil and gas businesses since much of their product and profit is derived from foreign countries.

Hitting oil companies

One example is San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp., the nation’s largest oil refiner, which has operations in the Caribbean. It stands to lose about $30 million in tax deductions per year if all the new rule changes are implemented, company spokesman Bill Day said. Major oil and gas producers could be hit worse.

In 2004, the most recent year for which data is available, U.S. multinational companies paid about $16 billion in U.S. taxes on about $700 billion of foreign profits, for an effective tax rate of about 2.3 percent, according to a recent White House estimate.

The administration said earlier this month that the tax code gives companies a competitive advantage to invest and create jobs overseas and is “rife with opportunities to evade and avoid taxes through offshore tax havens.” It points to a December 2008 report by the Government Accountability Office showing that 83 of the 100 largest publicly traded U.S. companies have subsidiaries in countries that have been labeled as tax havens. On the list are several oil companies, including Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Hess, ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil, Valero and Sunoco.

The oil and gas industry and other business groups say there are legitimate business reasons for having foreign subsidiaries and that the tax code already contains provisions that prevent abuse.

Leslie Hiltabrand, a spokeswoman for Marathon, said the company creates foreign subsidiaries “to own assets in international projects and avail itself to international banking and corporate law facilities that are widely accepted around the world.”

Valero has subsidiaries in Aruba and the Cayman Islands because it owns and operates a large refinery in Aruba and has insurance in the Caymans, Day said.

Other oil and gas companies cited in the GAO study either declined comment or said they needed to see more details of the proposals before taking a position.

The industry says White House proposals neglect to mention how much the industry pays in U.S. taxes as well as foreign taxes and other costs of doing business internationally.

In 2007, the effective income tax rate of the major oil and gas industry producers was 40.3 percent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That’s higher than the U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 percent and partly reflects higher taxes paid in foreign jurisdictions.

The industry included at least $211 billion of foreign earnings in its U.S. taxable income for 2004 to 2006, the last year for which data is available, according to an estimate by Comstock using Internal Revenue Service data.

Wish list

But at the end of the day, analysts doubt the administration will get everything on its wish list, given the far-reaching list of programs it wants to tackle.

“Government has everything in the store sitting in the shopping cart,” said Kevin Book, with Clearview Energy Partners in Washington.

“But when it’s time to get to the cash register, they’re not going to buy it all.”


brett.clanton@chron.com


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on May 31, 2009, 10:45:13 PM
It looks like Curacao, or at least some of the judges, are ready to take on Venezuela.

http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/news-16776--11-11--.html

Curacao rules against PDVSA refinery emissions

 
Published on Saturday, May 30, 2009   

By Carolina Nicolaas Amigoe

WILLEMSTAD, Netherlands Antilles (Reuters) -- A refinery on Curacao operated by Venezuela's state oil company is damaging people's health and must cut emissions or face multi-million dollar fines, a court on the Caribbean island ruled on Thursday.

Judge Erik van Unen ruled in favor of 26 people and two bodies that brought a civil case against the 320,000 barrel per day Isla refinery claiming excessive emissions of sulfur dioxide and particulates in the air had caused serious health problems.

From 2010, exceeding a maximum yearly average sulfur dioxide emission will cost the Venezuelan company, PDVSA, about $3 million. The refinery is permitted to exceed a particulate limit 18 times a year. Further violations will cost Isla $300,000 per day.

PDVSA said Isla, which it leases from Curacao and is trying to buy, was not the only polluter on the island of 130,000 people located 40 miles off the Venezuelan coast.

The company has not yet commented on the ruling but is expected to appeal. In the past PDVSA has said it would cost $1.5 billion to meet stricter emissions standards at the refinery. But Van Unen said in his ruling the company would need to invest just $100 million to comply.

In 2007, a Curacao court threatened to close Isla if it cannot meet emissions standards, citing a study estimating that 18 people die prematurely every year from contaminant exposure.

Van Unen also took into account excessive flaring that sometimes runs for days and weeks. The amounts to be paid were decided with the serious health consequences and the earnings of PDVSA in mind, the judge stated.

PDVSA is under pressure to keep Isla running as it struggles with repeated outages at its own refineries in Venezuela. Gasoline from Isla is exported mainly to other Caribbean nations and South America.

Critics also say PDVSA, which has been in talks to buy the refinery for two years, provides few benefits to the island.

Curacao took in less than 1 percent of Isla's 2007 sales of $5 billion, receiving a rent payment of less than $20 million and almost no taxes.

Curacao became an affluent trading port in the Atlantic slave trade in the 17th and 18th centuries. Now it is a territory of the Netherlands and draws tourists with its beaches, scuba diving and the Dutch colonial architecture of the capital, Willemstad.
 
 
 
 



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on June 01, 2009, 01:56:45 PM
Jen's Post from April

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   Re: Natalee Case Discussion #815 4/8/09 -
« Reply #86 on: April 09, 2009, 10:47:21 AM » 

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Here were Chevron's plans for the area - it just looks like it takes a long time to get things in motion:


Sept 12 2005

Chevron Awarded Cardon III License in Venezuela's Rafael Urdaneta Bid Round
SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 12 -- Chevron Corporation's local affiliate company in Venezuela has been awarded the exploration license for the Cardon III exploration block, located offshore western Venezuela. The Cardon III block was one of seven blocks offered by the Venezuelan Ministry of Energy and Mines in the Rafael Urdaneta bid round. The block is located in an offshore region with natural gas potential on trend to the north of the prolific Maracaibo producing region
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2005/09/12/142713.html

Chevron to Start Cardon III Seismic Work in January (2007)
     
BNamericas     
Friday, December 15, 2006 


US oil major Chevron (NYSE: CVX) will start a 3D data collection program in January at the Cardon III hydrocarbons block offshore Venezuela's Falcon state, a company official told BNamericas.
"We are going to shoot seismic for the block and the planning for it is going very well," Chevron Latin America Upstream president Ali Moshiri said.

The program start will depend on equipment availability, he added.

Chevron, which bid US$5.6mn for Cardon III, was formally awarded the block in October 2005 at a ceremony attended by Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez and Moshiri.
http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=39195
 


Craig Broussard     VP Gulf of Mexico
http://www.petrology.com/inv_forum.php?in=23&n=2&id=189

Subsea 7�s vice president Gulf of Mexico, Craig Broussard commented, �We are pleased to be selected by Chevron for this project further enhancing Subsea 7�s reputation as a full service deepwater contractor
http://www.subsea7.com/subsea_press.php?news_id=131



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 01, 2009, 02:58:55 PM
Thanx Jen3560..Just keep in mind SubSea7 subsidiary(Veripos) has a contract with GeoLab...


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 01, 2009, 05:11:38 PM
Thanx Jen3560..Just keep in mind SubSea7 subsidiary(Veripos) has a contract with GeoLab...

Veripos Wins Major Offshore Contract
 
08/06/2008

Veripos’ Houston-based Americas Region has been awarded major offshore positioning contracts by DOF Subsea, LSP, Tidewater and WesternGeco for vessels operating in Brazilian, Mexican and US waters. The contracts also cover supply of proprietary integrated demodulator and GNSS receivers and associated software modules to ensure seamless high-precision sub-metre positioning for survey, construction support, seismic and general offshore operations.
Facilities being provided to LSP for its well-testing vessel, Aires Swan, operating in Mexican waters on long-term contract to PEMEX include Veripos’ dual-beam Standard and Standard HF augmentation data services together with LD2 and LHD2 integrated demodulator and GNSS receivers. Meanwhile, WesternGeco’s seismic support vessels Toisa Crest and Toisa Coral are to use the Veripos Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service for decimetre-level accuracies supported by LD2-G2 receivers and Verify-QC processing software.
In Brazil, Verify-QC software is additionally being provided for DOF Subsea’s Skandi Fluminense support vessel using Veripos dual-beam Ultra PPP and D-Glonass positioning. Also in Brazil, Tidewater’s Kehoe Tide and Dalan Tide have both been equipped with LD2-GS receivers with added UHF systems in readiness for operations later this year.
According to Stephen Browne, Regional Manager for Veripos’ Americas Region, these latest contracts represent a further stage in the continuing growth in demand for the company’s multi-sourced GNSS positioning services throughout North, South and Central America from leading operators of seismic, survey, construction support and well-testing vessels. Earlier this year, in anticipation of rising demand for its services, the Houston office relocated to larger premises comprising increased workshop and storage facilities in addition to a dedicated training and technical support centre. Similar support facilities are also maintained in Macaé, Brazil and Cuidad Del Carmen, Mexico.

http://www.underseatechnology.com/mt/mtStories.aspx?ShowStrory=1025282093


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on June 01, 2009, 08:30:49 PM
I don't know if this one's been posted or not.  Sorry if it has!   ::MonkeyConfused::


http://www.seadiscovery.com/mt/mtStories.aspx?ShowStory=102884

J. Ray Wins PEMEX Deal
04/09/2009

Houston-based J. Ray McDermott won a contract by PEMEX Exploración y Producción for transportation and installation of the Ixtal-B and Maloob-C drilling platforms. These projects are located in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico, in 216 and 272 feet of water, respectively. Contracts of this nature are typically valued at more than $40 million.
“This is the first installation contract PEMEX has awarded directly to J. Ray and follows on the heels of our contract for the Maloob-C platform construction in December 2007,” said John Nesser, J. Ray’s Executive Vice President and COO. “Our Altamira, Mexico fabrication facility was fast-tracked and constructed in record time, and its deepwater fabrication capabilities and strategic access to the Gulf of Mexico make it the ideal location for deepwater project construction. J. Ray has a reputation as an industry leader known for delivering quality products with schedule certainty, and we look forward to further developing a partnership with PEMEX on future projects.”


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on June 01, 2009, 09:27:32 PM
http://www.deepwateroperations.com/index.html

MANAGING THE WAVES OF CHANGE
As deepwater production becomes increasingly complex and expensive, companies are seeking solutions to better handle resulting operational challenges.  At the Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition in 2009, participants and attendees will discuss how to succeed under these changing conditions.

The eighth Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition will be held on November 10 – 12, 2009 in Galveston, Texas and will see a return to the luxurious Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center.
Plan to attend, sponsor and exhibit at the 2009 conference and exhibition as the conference technical focus shifts to “Managing the Waves of Change.” As with our past conferences, proceedings will not be published and the press will not be invited to assure confidentiality between the attendees and the speakers. This allows the most up–to–date information to be shared.

The Conference
PennWell’s Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition is a highly–focused event developed to provide maximum relevance and benefit for both exhibitors and attendees. This highly topical conference provides a setting where suppliers and customers meet, learn and build business relationships.
The Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition provides a rich learning and marketing environment and is ensured to focus on the complexities of deepwater operations worldwide through:
> High–visibility sponsorships
> Topic specific technical presentations solicited and written for this event
> Technically credited, expert attended sessions

As with our past conferences, proceedings will not be published and the press will not be invited to assure confidentiality between the attendees and the speakers allowing the most up–to–date information to be shared.

Who Should Attend
> Engineers and Managers of Deepwater Operations
> Field Supervisors and Operators of Deepwater Operations
> Operations Planning Personnel involved Deepwater Operations worldwide
> Service and Equipment suppliers who have product line expertise 
> Consulting Companies who need to stay abreast of current industry standards and trends
> Business Development Managers pursuing deepwater operations business opportunities

http://www.deepwateroperations.com/index/conference-information/conference-program.html?CFC_cK=1242939624790&CFC_scrollTop=0

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009 
   
5:00 –
6:30 p.m.
 
EXHIBIT HALL NETWORKIING RECEPTION Sponsored by:
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009 
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OPENING PLENARY SESSION Exhibit Hall A
 
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Eldon Ball - Conference Director - PennWell Corporation 

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
Gary Mitchell - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
What I Learned About Energy This Last Year
Scott Tinker - The University of Texas at Austin Sponsored by:

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SESSION 1 Exhibit Hall A
 
NEW PROJECT START-UPS
     Co-Chairs: Rusty Sawyer - Murphy E&P USA
     Dwight Johnston - Shell E&P Company 
Blind Faith Start-Up Review
     Emile Boudreaux - Chevron
     
Lessons learned from the Blind Faith start-up. 
 Review of Thunder Horse Start Up
     Sammy McDaniel - BP
     
The review of Thunder Horse Start Up presentation will discuss the actions taken to prepare for start up and the lessons learned during start up and ramp up of the facility. 
 Start-Up of FPSO P-54
     Carlos Alberto Martins Lastres - Petrobras 
   
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SAFETY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
     Co-Chairs: Bobby Fisher - Chevron Global
     Mike Autin - BHP Billiton 
 
 
Helicopter Safety
     Joe Gross - BHP Billiton

A review of recent major accidents, recent trends, and new initiatives in industry with a focus on the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. 
 
 
Search & Rescue / Emergency Evacuation Response
     Michael Worsham - StatoilHydro USA E&P 
 
 
The Benefits of Developing HSE Cases
     Kim Carswell - Shell 
   
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SESSION 3 Exhibit Hall A
 
OPERATIONAL SOLUTIONS AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
     Co-Chairs: Don Armijo - Shell International E&P
     Dwight Beadle - ConocoPhillips Company     
 Implementation of a Remote Operations Center for the Blind Faith Project in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
     Birlie Bourgeois - Chevron
This presentation will review the development of the Blind Faith Operations Center, focusing on why it was developed, the main lessons learned during development and some success cases from implementation during the start-up of the facility. 
 Independence Hub: Operational Challenges and the Impact on the MEG Reclamation System
Bob Buck - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
A review of the operational problems associated with the produced oil and with calcium from the produced water, and what Anadarko is doing to improve the MEG reclamation process on Independence Hub. 
 Technological Risk Assessment
John Illeman - TOTAL E&P USA, INC.
This presentation will include the justification for and methods used to develop a "Technological Risk Assessment" for major offshore assets. 
   
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 
   
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SESSION 4 Exhibit Hall A
 
 NEW PROJECTS AND START-UPS
     Co-Chairs: Shawn Lurry - Baker Energy
     Mike Lynch - TOTAL E&P USA 
 Neptune TLP Reaches Capacity in 15 Days
     Michael Autin - BHP Billiton
 
BHP Billiton’s Neptune TLP achieved facility capacity in 15 days from first oil.  This presentation covers operations preparedness and commissioning activities leading to an incident free start up and high up-time operation.   
 
Operation Preparedness - Tahiti
     George Nix and Ali Al-Abdullah - Chevron
The Tahiti Operations Team ensured operational readiness by joining the project early and by executing a structured process that leveraged experience and resources from across Chevron Global Upstream. 
 
Start Up of Agbami FPSO – Deepwater Nigeria
     Bruce Williams - Chevron 
   
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SESSION 5 Exhibit Hall A
 
GULF OF MEXICO REGULATORY ISSUES
     Co-Chairs: Bob Nickola - Marathon Oil Company
     Cathy Thornton - J. Connor Consulting 
ISIP
     Rick Meyer and Grant Johnson – Shell and BP 
MMS Update for OCS Deepwater Operations
     Michael Saucier - Minerals Management Service
     
This presentation will cover deepwater leases, technology
and projects. 
 
Subpart O
     David Dykes - Minerals Management Service
Subpart O, what is working, what is not, what are the lessons learned? 
   
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SESSION 6 Exhibit Hall A
 
SUBSEA
     Co-Chair: Sergio Matos - Petrobras
     Craig Sherer - Chevron
     Jerome Meaux - Plains E&P 
Thunder Horse Subsea: An Overview
     John Bednar - BP
 
The presentation will provide an overview of the subsea system supporting Thunder Horse, with emphasis on path to recovery from weld issue. 
 
Subsea Integrity: How Do You Assure It When You Can't Inspect It?
     Dr. Bill Nisbet - Shell Exploration & Production Company 
   
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REMEMBER CHARLIE
     Charlie Morecraft
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on June 01, 2009, 10:11:44 PM
http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_57414.php

Aruba
Energy Conference Carilec

1 Jun, 2009, 16:10 (GMT -04:00)




ORANGE CITY - Carilec, a Caribbean association of energy companies and partners, in July this year and hold a conference in Aruba. Moreover, the organization celebrates its twenty year anniversary. On this occasion are approximately 300 to 350 managers and engineers to the meeting entitled'20 years of application harness the power of participants.

The conference of 27 and 29 July last, is co-organized by Water and Power (WEB). Besides the conference also held a Supply Chain for warehouse managers. The aim of the seminar is for participants to learn techniques they can save money and their internal customers better service. At the end of the seminar will present a personal action plan to determine where improvements in their business possible.

According to WEB, the conference because of the large number of participants' lie 'in the low season. It is expected to more than 50 companies in the energy sector in the Caribbean their services and products to show in a subsequent exhibition at the Renaissance Conference Center. The themes of the conference will include alternative energy, energy meters and modern techniques. For more information about the conference can explore the website www.carilec.org visits.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Helen Back on June 01, 2009, 10:51:19 PM
Caribbean: Ships moving fuel oil East double on arbitrage trade

 

NEW YORK
Petroleumworld.com, June 01, 2009

The number of supertankers transporting fuel oil to Asian markets from the Caribbean between March and May has doubled since a year ago as traders seize on a profitable arbitrage, shipbrokers said.

Traders can take advantage of the price difference for fuel oil between the two markets, which is now greater than the cost to charter a vessel. Petroleos Mexicanos, China National Petroleum Corp ., Glencore Holdings AG and Chemoil Energy Ltd . have chartered ships since the end of last month, according to shipping data compiled by Bloomberg.

“There is interest on the part of traders,” said Megan McCurdy, head of marine research at New York-based Poten & Partners brokerage in New York. “It's driven by the arbitrage. When it's there, people are looking to move those cargoes.” The voyage from the Caribbean to Asian ports takes about 47 days, McCurdy said.

At least five vessels are under charter to load oil between May 7 and June 5 for the voyage, Bloomberg data showed. Four ships were chartered in April, and one in March.

Potential Profit

A supertanker shipment can return a profit of about $800,000 if traders buy high-sulfur fuel oil in the Gulf Coast spot market and sell July-settlement swaps in Singapore, according to data compiled today by Bloomberg.

Three months ago a trader would have lost money on the trade, as prices in the Gulf Coast were higher than in Singapore. One year ago, the arbitrage was open, but the price spread was volatile and a tanker cost nearly four times as much.

Carlos Ramirez Fuentes, a Pemex spokesman, said he couldn't immediately comment. Ray Bartoszek, a managing director at Glencore Holdings, didn't immediately return a call.

George Pence, a manager of sales and marketing at Chemoil in San Francisco, and John Novitsky, a trader at PetroChina in Jersey City, New Jersey, didn't return calls seeking comment.

The difference between the price of prompt-delivery high- sulfur fuel oil in the Gulf Coast and July-settlement swaps in Singapore is about $19 per metric ton. The market rate for a supertanker to carry fuel oil to Singapore is around $3 million, according to London-based E.A. Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd., equal to approximately $11 a ton.

July-settlement swaps for 180 CST fuel oil in Singapore were valued around $361 per metric ton today, and prompt- delivery high sulfur fuel oil in the Gulf Coast approximately $342 per metric ton. In addition to the freight cost, traders pay about $5 a ton to transfer oil from smaller ships to the supertankers.

Chinese Demand

Six or seven supertankers carrying fuel oil are leaving the Caribbean for China per month, according to Bruce Kahler , a shipbroker at Lone Star, R.S. Platou in Houston. Chinese fuel oil imports rose 0.5 percent in April from a year earlier, the Customs General Administration of China said May 21. Chinese imports of diesel fuel fell 63 percent during the same period.

Fuel oil exports from Venezuela to China more than quadrupled in April from the year before, according to customs data. Venezuela shipped 168,000 barrels a day of crude and fuel oil to China in 2008, less than its target rate of 400,000 barrels.

China National contracted the Suezmax Wilana for $3.25 million in late March. The ship sailed from Curacao on April 15 and is due in Zhanjiang, China, May 25, Bloomberg data showed.

The company chartered the Samco Scandinavia for an unknown price to transport oil from Bonaire on April 17 to Hong Kong May 22. The supertanker Harad is under charter for a voyage to Singapore on June 5.

China Oil and Gas Group Ltd. chartered the Elektra Glory for 3.4 million to sail from Galveston, Texas, to Singapore on March 30.

Pemex's PMI trading unit fixed the Suezmax Sonangol Girassol in Los Angeles on April 12 for delivery in Singapore, which took place May 17. Chemoil chartered the Front Vista $2.8 million for a May 30 loading, according to shipping fixture data compiled by Bloomberg.

Glencore Holdings AG chartered a supertanker Astro Chloe on May 11 from the U.S. Gulf to Singapore for $3 million. Four ships were fixed by Glencore between March and May 2008.

http://www.petroleumworld.com/story09060116.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Helen Back on June 01, 2009, 10:56:13 PM
Poland sells shipyards after EU ruling

VALENTINA POP

29.05.2009 @ 09:17 CET

EUOBSERVER/BRUSSELS - Poland announced Thursday that it has sold two of its historic shipyards to an offshore-registered company.

The move came after the European commission ruled that the state aid flowing for years to the three shipyards, the birthplace of the Solidarity anti-communist movement, was in breach of EU competition rules.

The fate of Gdansk shipyard is still depending on a verdict by the EU commission

United International Trust, a company registered in the Netherlands Antilles, paid a total of €82 million for the yards at Gdynia and Szczecin on Poland's northern Baltic coast.

While the government reassured angry trade unions and the roughly 9,000 employees that UIT has pledged to continue producing ships at the yards, it could give little details about the buyer and its intentions, adding just that the company was also planning "other forms of economic activity" in parallel to shipbuilding. ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyHaHa::
 
more of the article at:
http://euobserver.com/9/28209


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 02, 2009, 12:46:09 AM

I tried to get the rest of the story but was unable too...maybe someone else can try for the 7 day free trial...go to the link below.... ::MonkeyEek::





Superior-BP Settlement Withstands Investor's Assault
Law360, New York (May 29, 2009) -- A district judge has backed a bankruptcy court’s approval of bankrupt Superior Offshore Inc.’s settlement with BP PLC and Cross Logistics Inc. related to payment for a $116 million construction project off the coast of Trinidad, despite a prominent shareholder's objection to the deal.

Judge Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday affirmed the bankruptcy court’s February approval of the settlement requiring BP Trinidad and...

http://bankruptcy.law360.com/registrations/user_registration?article_id=103887&concurrency_check=false





Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 02, 2009, 12:57:34 AM
I don't remember if this was posted or not....please forgive if it was  ::MonkeyTongue::

 Posted On: February 9, 2009 by Shepherd Smith & Edwards Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Others fail to Obtain Dismissal of IPO Case by Houston Judge
In Texas, a Houston judge has ruled that a would-be class securities lawsuit filed against JP Morgan Securities, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith and a number of other defendants can move forward. The plaintiffs were investors in Superior Offshore International Inc., a company that collapsed following a failed initial public offering. The four other defendants are former Superior company executives.

In the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judge Nancy Atlas found that the plaintiffs met their burden when pleading material misrepresentations and omissions in Superior's registration statement. She denied the defendants’ request to dismiss the complaint.

Superior Offshore International Inc. had provided commercial diving services and subsea construction to the natural gas and crude oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico. The company began IPO proceedings of about 10.2 million commercial shares at $15/share in April 2007. Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan acted as the primary underwriters. It was after this that Superior experienced major losses and its price dropped until it reached $1.08/share in April 2008. Soon after, Superior announced that it was shutting down operations.

In their consolidated class action, the plaintiffs claimed that while the registration statement revealed that the Superior board chairperson’s two sons were receiving salaries of $48,000 and $120,000, it failed to note that the two men weren't doing any significant tasks for their respective incomes. The plaintiffs also questioned Superior’s claims that there was a high demand for its services and that certain hurricane-related projects were expected to continue for a number of years when, in fact, that work had declined significantly. They challenged Superior’s claim that it had multiple customers and maintained that the company had provided materially misleading data about its management team.

The defendants had tried dismissing the complaint by citing a failure to state a claim. They said they could not be held liable for events that transpired after the IPO. While the Texas court said it recognized that Superior’s registration statement included warnings about possible risks that could arise, it determined that the plaintiffs were not questioning the accuracy of the potential risks that were noted. Rather, the court said they were challenging the completeness and accuracy of the information Superior had provided about its current state at the time of the IPO.

Related Web Resources:

Superior Offshore International, Inc., Securities Class Action Clearing House, Stanford Law School

Superior Offshore International Confirms Plan of Liquidation, Stockhouse.com, January 30, 2009

Our Texas securities fraud lawyers would like to offer you a free consultation to discuss your case.


http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/2009/02/merrill_lynch_jp_morgan_and_ot.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 02, 2009, 03:22:10 AM
Creditors’ Committee in Superior Offshore International Case Reconstituted
November 6, 2008 · No Comments


The United States Trustee has filed a notice that the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Superior Offshore International, Inc. bankruptcy cases has been reconstituted.  The membership of the reconstituted committee is as follows:

■Cross Logistics, Inc./CrossMar, Inc.
■L&L Oil and Gas Services, LLC
■American Marine & Logistics Services, Ltd.
■Infinity Investment Funds, LLC

http://netdockets.wordpress.com/page/49/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 12:52:34 PM
Superior plunges into Ch. 11

After defaulting on its loans and being smacked with several class-action lawsuits, Superior Offshore International Inc. has taken a dive into bankruptcy. The provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services to the offshore oil and gas industry filed for Chapter 11. Although the company didn't state why it filed, it was facing at least two class-action lawsuits and was in default with its creditor, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA, which is owed $1.8 million. - Jamie Mason

http://www.thedeal.com/dealscape/2008/04/bankruptcy_update_superior_cit.php


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 12:55:14 PM
Superior plunges into Ch. 11

After defaulting on its loans and being smacked with several class-action lawsuits, Superior Offshore International Inc. has taken a dive into bankruptcy. The provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services to the offshore oil and gas industry filed for Chapter 11. Although the company didn't state why it filed, it was facing at least two class-action lawsuits and was in default with its creditor, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA, which is owed $1.8 million. - Jamie Mason

http://www.thedeal.com/dealscape/2008/04/bankruptcy_update_superior_cit.php


Superior-BP Settlement Withstands Investor's Assault
Friday, May 29, 2009

A district judge has backed a bankruptcy court’s approval of bankrupt Superior Offshore Inc.’s settlement with BP PLC and Cross Logistics Inc. related to payment for a $116 million construction project off the coast of Trinidad, despite a prominent shareholder's objection to the deal.

http://bankruptcy.law360.com/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 01:01:25 PM
Superior plunges into Ch. 11

After defaulting on its loans and being smacked with several class-action lawsuits, Superior Offshore International Inc. has taken a dive into bankruptcy. The provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services to the offshore oil and gas industry filed for Chapter 11. Although the company didn't state why it filed, it was facing at least two class-action lawsuits and was in default with its creditor, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA, which is owed $1.8 million. - Jamie Mason

http://www.thedeal.com/dealscape/2008/04/bankruptcy_update_superior_cit.php


Superior-BP Settlement Withstands Investor's Assault
Friday, May 29, 2009

A district judge has backed a bankruptcy court’s approval of bankrupt Superior Offshore Inc.’s settlement with BP PLC and Cross Logistics Inc. related to payment for a $116 million construction project off the coast of Trinidad, despite a prominent shareholder's objection to the deal.

http://bankruptcy.law360.com/

On January 28, 2009, the bankruptcy court First Amended Joint Plan of Liquidation Submitted by Superior Offshore International, Inc. and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.  Superior Offshore International filed for bankruptcy protection on April 24, 2008.

The First Amended Joint Plan of Liquidation was filed with the bankruptcy court on December 16, 2008.  The bankruptcy court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement with respect to the First Amended Plan on January 9, 2009 and held a confirmation hearing on January 28, 2009.

The confirmation order also provides that the following individuals shall constitute the initial members of the Post-Confirmation Committee for Superior Offshore International:

Ms. Claire Davis
Mr. Michael Parker
Mr. Bruce Lucas
Mr. Terry Braud
Mr. L. Don Miller


Does anyone know what a post confirmation committee does?TIA


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 01:32:12 PM
Creditors’ Committee in Superior Offshore International Case Reconstituted
November 6, 2008 · No Comments


The United States Trustee has filed a notice that the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Superior Offshore International, Inc. bankruptcy cases has been reconstituted.  The membership of the reconstituted committee is as follows:

■Cross Logistics, Inc./CrossMar, Inc.
■L&L Oil and Gas Services, LLC
■American Marine & Logistics Services, Ltd.
Infinity Investment Funds, LLC

http://netdockets.wordpress.com/page/49/

Superior Offshore International Inc., an oilfield-services provider, was authorized on July 16 to sell three vessels and related equipment for $67.15 million to Infinity Investment Funds LLC. Before auctions, the vessels were under contract to three separate buyers offering a total of $58.25 million. Superior previously won approval to sell a 12-person, 300-meter saturation diving system for $12 million to Cal Dive International Inc. Superior filed under Chapter 11 on April 24. Financial statements listed assets on Sept. 30 of $300 million and total liabilities of $141 million. The petition separately said the assets and debt were both between $10 million and $50 million. Superior was being sued over an initial public offering made last year. The case is In re Superior Offshore International Inc., 08-32590, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas (Houston).

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=DBK:GR&sid=anB4LOQ2phVw


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 01:49:46 PM
Don't know how accurate his is but i'm sure Jen3560,and or Kermit could make more of it then i could??

Edit to remove link with IP address.  I saved it as a text file and attached.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 01:52:17 PM
Don't know how accurate his is but i'm sure Jen3560,and or Kermit could make more of it then i could??


Is there a reason for that ip being in there 2nj??Delete the post if necessary... ::MonkeyConfused::


Not sure...if I remove it, I only go to a page that offers search engines.   I'll delete it.

Edit to remove link with IP address.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 02, 2009, 01:57:56 PM
Superior plunges into Ch. 11

After defaulting on its loans and being smacked with several class-action lawsuits, Superior Offshore International Inc. has taken a dive into bankruptcy. The provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services to the offshore oil and gas industry filed for Chapter 11. Although the company didn't state why it filed, it was facing at least two class-action lawsuits and was in default with its creditor, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA, which is owed $1.8 million. - Jamie Mason

http://www.thedeal.com/dealscape/2008/04/bankruptcy_update_superior_cit.php


Superior-BP Settlement Withstands Investor's Assault
Friday, May 29, 2009

A district judge has backed a bankruptcy court’s approval of bankrupt Superior Offshore Inc.’s settlement with BP PLC and Cross Logistics Inc. related to payment for a $116 million construction project off the coast of Trinidad, despite a prominent shareholder's objection to the deal.

http://bankruptcy.law360.com/

On January 28, 2009, the bankruptcy court First Amended Joint Plan of Liquidation Submitted by Superior Offshore International, Inc. and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.  Superior Offshore International filed for bankruptcy protection on April 24, 2008.

The First Amended Joint Plan of Liquidation was filed with the bankruptcy court on December 16, 2008.  The bankruptcy court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement with respect to the First Amended Plan on January 9, 2009 and held a confirmation hearing on January 28, 2009.

The confirmation order also provides that the following individuals shall constitute the initial members of the Post-Confirmation Committee for Superior Offshore International:

Ms. Claire Davis
Mr. Michael Parker
Mr. Bruce Lucas
Mr. Terry Braud
Mr. L. Don Miller


Does anyone know what a post confirmation committee does?TIA


 


Michael D. Rubenstein • Shareholder, Houston
(713) 651-2953 • fax (713) 651-2952
 mdrubenstein@liskow.com


Mr. Rubenstein is a litigator with a diverse commercial practice encompassing business bankruptcy, complex business litigation, and criminal law. His broad experience allows him to assist clients in a wide variety of issues that their businesses may encounter.

Mr. Rubenstein’s bankruptcy practice is largely, though not exclusively, devoted to the representation of creditors in complex reorganizations. Recently, he served as lead counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 liquidation of Superior Offshore International, Inc. (Bankr. S.D. Tex). In that case, the Committee was a co-proponent of the plan that was confirmed, over the objection of a majority shareholder, by the bankruptcy court. Mr. Rubenstein now represents the Post-Confirmation Committee that is overseeing the liquidation of the reorganized debtor. He is certified in the area of business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.

(snipped)

http://www.liskow.com/bio.aspx?id=80
 
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 02:03:42 PM
Don't know how accurate his is but i'm sure Jen3560,and or Kermit could make more of it then i could??


Is there a reason for that ip being in there 2nj??Delete the post if necessary... ::MonkeyConfused::


Not sure...if I remove it, I only go to a page that offers search engines.   I'll delete it.

The link is from google? ::MonkeyConfused:: Whatever you feel is appropriate!Thanx!

Edit to remove link with IP address.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 02:04:25 PM

I tried to get the rest of the story but was unable too...maybe someone else can try for the 7 day free trial...go to the link below.... ::MonkeyEek::





Superior-BP Settlement Withstands Investor's Assault
Law360, New York (May 29, 2009) -- A district judge has backed a bankruptcy court’s approval of bankrupt Superior Offshore Inc.’s settlement with BP PLC and Cross Logistics Inc. related to payment for a $116 million construction project off the coast of Trinidad, despite a prominent shareholder's objection to the deal.

Judge Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday affirmed the bankruptcy court’s February approval of the settlement requiring BP Trinidad and...

http://bankruptcy.law360.com/registrations/user_registration?article_id=103887&concurrency_check=false





In June 2007, we entered into a cooperation agreement with Cross Logistics, Inc., the owner of the Crossmar XIV, a 250-foot, four-point construction barge. The agreement expires in December 2007 and provides for us and Cross Logistics to cooperate in marketing our combined capabilities for certain projects and to perform any resulting contracts. We and Cross Logistics also have entered into a time charter for the Crossmar XIV pursuant to which we are currently providing diving personnel, dive equipment, an ROV and project supervision to the vessel in connection with our Trinidad project through the end of November 2007. The Trinidad customer is responsible for payment of all equipment and services provided under the charter. The Crossmar XIV is outfitted with a 140-ton crane and has clear deck space of 4,565 square feet.
http://au.us.biz.yahoo.com/e/071119/deepq.pk10-q.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 02:14:47 PM
The Crossmar 14 returned to Houma from the Superior Diving / BP TT Trinidad project early December 2007. The Crossmar 14 departed Chaguaramas Terminal Dock, Trinidad November 24th to start the return transit to Houma arriving at the Crossmar home port December 7th.

http://www.thecrossgroup.com/news/1stQuarter2008.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 02:15:42 PM
Don't know how accurate his is but i'm sure Jen3560,and or Kermit could make more of it then i could??

Edit to remove link with IP address.  I saved it as a text file and attached.

Holy batchit!

28 million paid out in dividends as of June 30 2007  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 02, 2009, 02:16:36 PM
Jen,

On KTF's post #361, I saved the info to a text file and attached.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 02:21:24 PM
Jen,

On KTF's post #361, I saved the info to a text file and attached.

Thanx 2nj.If that accounting is accurate i hope someone can make more of it then i can..Looks like Jen3560 already sees somethin.. ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 02:24:27 PM
Jen,

On KTF's post #361, I saved the info to a text file and attached.

I saw that - thank you!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 02:26:31 PM
Jen,

On KTF's post #361, I saved the info to a text file and attached.

Thanx 2nj.If that accounting is accurate i hope someone can make more of it then i can..Looks like Jen3560 already sees somethin.. ::MonkeyHaHa::

Damn skippy!!!!

In addition to the millions Schaefer got by selling his stock - he was also quite likely paid out a good majority of that 28 million of those dividends!

And Kyle said Schaefer was selling/has sold this video footage to try and "recoup some of his losses".

Yeah - 'cuz Schaefer was really hurting after their mapping searching ran over budget  ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 02:27:57 PM
AND - he was earning a salary (thus far amount unknown) as is evidenced by that employment agreement between himself and Superior.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 02, 2009, 02:34:34 PM
Jen,

On KTF's post #361, I saved the info to a text file and attached.

Thanx 2nj.If that accounting is accurate i hope someone can make more of it then i can..Looks like Jen3560 already sees somethin.. ::MonkeyHaHa::

YW, KTF.......Yep, my accounting ability is limited to the coin jar.   ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 02:57:18 PM
Jen,

On KTF's post #361, I saved the info to a text file and attached.

Thanx 2nj.If that accounting is accurate i hope someone can make more of it then i can..Looks like Jen3560 already sees somethin.. ::MonkeyHaHa::

Damn skippy!!!!

In addition to the millions Schaefer got by selling his stock - he was also quite likely paid out a good majority of that 28 million of those dividends!

And Kyle said Schaefer was selling/has sold this video footage to try and "recoup some of his losses".

Yeah - 'cuz Schaefer was really hurting after their mapping searching ran over budget  ::MonkeyLaugh::

http://tinyurl.com/o9dmkk

On April 25, 2007, we completed our initial public offering of 11,691,667 shares of our common stock, par value $0.01 per share, including 8,666,667 shares sold by us and 3,025,000 shares sold by selling stockholders. We received net proceeds from the initial public offering, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated expenses of the offering, of approximately $119.4 million. After making the payments and dividend described below, we retained approximately $17.9 million of such proceeds for future capital expenditures, including progress payments relating to the construction of the Superior Achiever and the upgrade and refurbishment of the Gulf Diver IV . On April 25, 2007, we:

   •     repaid in full our senior secured term loan using approximately $68.4 million of the proceeds from our initial public offering and approximately $43.5 million of the proceeds from the senior secured term loan that were held in a segregated account; 
   
   •     used approximately $6.6 million of the proceeds from our initial public offering to repay outstanding borrowings under our revolving credit facility; and 
   
   •     used $28.0 million of the proceeds from our initial public offering to pay a special cash dividend to our existing stockholders
 -------------

So Schaefer received his share of those 28 million in dividends between April and June of 2007.

Does anyone else remember Tim Miller talking about this ocean search that was supposed to happen that Summer?

But for reasons (then) unknown to us, it got delayed until that winter.

Gee - I wonder if awaiting this huge influx of cash by Schaefer played a part in that delay?

Was there a brand spankin new offshore bank account set up by Schaefer when he got to Aruba in December?  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 03:02:00 PM
Jen,

On KTF's post #361, I saved the info to a text file and attached.

Thanx 2nj.If that accounting is accurate i hope someone can make more of it then i can..Looks like Jen3560 already sees somethin.. ::MonkeyHaHa::

Damn skippy!!!!

In addition to the millions Schaefer got by selling his stock - he was also quite likely paid out a good majority of that 28 million of those dividends!

And Kyle said Schaefer was selling/has sold this video footage to try and "recoup some of his losses".

Yeah - 'cuz Schaefer was really hurting after their mapping searching ran over budget  ::MonkeyLaugh::

http://tinyurl.com/o9dmkk

On April 25, 2007, we completed our initial public offering of 11,691,667 shares of our common stock, par value $0.01 per share, including 8,666,667 shares sold by us and 3,025,000 shares sold by selling stockholders. We received net proceeds from the initial public offering, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated expenses of the offering, of approximately $119.4 million. After making the payments and dividend described below, we retained approximately $17.9 million of such proceeds for future capital expenditures, including progress payments relating to the construction of the Superior Achiever and the upgrade and refurbishment of the Gulf Diver IV . On April 25, 2007, we:

   •     repaid in full our senior secured term loan using approximately $68.4 million of the proceeds from our initial public offering and approximately $43.5 million of the proceeds from the senior secured term loan that were held in a segregated account; 
   
   •     used approximately $6.6 million of the proceeds from our initial public offering to repay outstanding borrowings under our revolving credit facility; and 
   
   •     used $28.0 million of the proceeds from our initial public offering to pay a special cash dividend to our existing stockholders
 -------------

So Schaefer received his share of those 28 million in dividends between April and June of 2007.

Does anyone else remember Tim Miller talking about this ocean search that was supposed to happen that Summer?

But for reasons (then) unknown to us, it got delayed until that winter.

Gee - I wonder if awaiting this huge influx of cash by Schaefer played a part in that delay?

Was there a brand spankin new offshore bank account set up by Schaefer when he got to Aruba in December?  ::MonkeyWink::

I would love to see on paper exactly how much money Schaefer has taken from Superior.. ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 03:15:23 PM
You and me both, KTF!!!  ::MonkeyShocked::

Doesn't it make you wonder just WHY he solicited donations to that un-named PO Box in Kemah for this "search" - considering he had all of those millions in his pocket, and was being touted as DONATING ALL THE FUNDS for the search?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 03:17:28 PM
I would imagine the IRS would like to get ahold of those exact numbers as well......and to find out if he indeed has a bank account in Aruba.   ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 03:20:57 PM
You and me both, KTF!!!  ::MonkeyShocked::

Doesn't it make you wonder just WHY he solicited donations to that un-named PO Box in Kemah for this "search" - considering he had all of those millions in his pocket, and was being touted as DONATING ALL THE FUNDS for the search?

"The Search" is Hinky to say the least!Exactly..Why solicite for donations when you just got done pilfering your stockholders for around 100/200 million dollars!Ran outta money,My AZZZZ..You probably coulda funded the search on the interest alone? ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 03:22:58 PM


Michael D. Rubenstein • Shareholder, Houston
(713) 651-2953 • fax (713) 651-2952
 mdrubenstein@liskow.com


Mr. Rubenstein is a litigator with a diverse commercial practice encompassing business bankruptcy, complex business litigation, and criminal law. His broad experience allows him to assist clients in a wide variety of issues that their businesses may encounter.

Mr. Rubenstein’s bankruptcy practice is largely, though not exclusively, devoted to the representation of creditors in complex reorganizations. Recently, he served as lead counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 liquidation of Superior Offshore International, Inc. (Bankr. S.D. Tex). In that case, the Committee was a co-proponent of the plan that was confirmed, over the objection of a majority shareholder, by the bankruptcy court. Mr. Rubenstein now represents the Post-Confirmation Committee that is overseeing the liquidation of the reorganized debtor. He is certified in the area of business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.

(snipped)

http://www.liskow.com/bio.aspx?id=80
 
 


 ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::  I'll give you one guess who that was?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 02, 2009, 03:24:36 PM
You and me both, KTF!!!  ::MonkeyShocked::

Doesn't it make you wonder just WHY he solicited donations to that un-named PO Box in Kemah for this "search" - considering he had all of those millions in his pocket, and was being touted as DONATING ALL THE FUNDS for the search?

"The Search" is Hinky to say the least!Exactly..Why solicite for donations when you just got done pilfering your stockholders for around 100/200 million dollars!Ran outta money,My AZZZZ..You probably coulda funded the search on the interest alone? ::MonkeyNoNo::

Not to mention the crew (Kyle included) reportedly working for 20 cents on the dollar?

And all of the equipment that was donated for this use by other companies - Silvetti's included.

I wonder if any of those folks have read all this and figured out just how badly they got swindled also?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 04:31:00 PM
McDermott International subsidiary awarded oil pipeline contract for Chevron's Tahiti Project
By CityBusiness, New Orleans
Publication: New Orleans CityBusiness
Date: Monday, August 29 2005
You are viewing page 1

 http://www.allbusiness.com/north-america/united-states-louisiana/926328-1.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 04:32:38 PM
McDermott International subsidiary awarded oil pipeline contract for Chevron's Tahiti Project
By CityBusiness, New Orleans
Publication: New Orleans CityBusiness
Date: Monday, August 29 2005
You are viewing page 1

 http://www.allbusiness.com/north-america/united-states-louisiana/926328-1.html


The Tahiti project was very fast-paced! We signed the contract
February 1st and were scheduled to take it to field in early June.
AMC and our diving subcontractor, Legacy Offshore, worked
together with a great deal of energy and ingenuity to complete the
project on time. With the vessel operating at a close distance of
15 m from the Spar, intensive diving operations were performed in
depths up to 275 ft.
Mobilization began on June 13th and our work was completed on
July 8th with zero LTI, zero TRIR, and no environmental spills.
Congratulations goes to the offshore installation team for a job well
done. It was a tremendous team effort!

http://www.akersolutions.com/NR/rdonlyres/C9CC958B-EF18-4437-AAEC-B6AA77E05BBE/18502/AMC08Review.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 04:42:08 PM
2009 20" Pipeline Deburial U.S. G.O.M Legacy Offshore Soft Clay 204m Salvages/Decommissioning

http://www.rotech.co.uk/rotech_subsea_track_record.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Tamikosmom on June 02, 2009, 04:57:25 PM

Not only does logic dictate that justice for Natalee Holloway and closure for her family would never be the outcome of the Persistence undertaken ... it is apparent that those who assisted in underwriting the search efforts with donations ... unwittingly furthered the Aruban coverup agenda through the incompetence (?) of John Silvetti.  Others think it was something more than incompentence ... much more.

Think about it.  Tim Trahan was the Persistence's only diver!  What redeeming quality in regards to the search effort will he leave as a legacy?

(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d118/Sanddrops/Scared%20Monkeys/Hinkey.gif)

Janet

+++++++

THE PERSISTENCE'S DIVER - TIM TRAHAN

1.  THE SIGNAL

Why would Tim Trahan makes up a signal for the viewers of Dateline ... a signal that had no meaning to anybody but him?
_________

oceanexploration
Re: Natalee Case Discussion #739 3/3 -
« Reply #284 on: March 03, 2008, 11:34:25 PM »


To clarify the thumb down issue: It was agreed immediately before the 30-Dec dive that 2 thumbs up (by Tim Trahan) meant positive ID on Natalee from something conclusive. One thumb up was to indicate human remains.  There was no set signal pre-dive for anything but the above scenarios.

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=2668.280


KYLE KINGMAN - IN HIS OWN WORDS

Kyle Kingman:  Later that day 30-Dec we conducted the dive with the Aruban divers along with our own Tim Trahan. We discussed ahead of time 1 thumb up means positively human remains, 2 thumbs up... something conclusively identifying Natalee.  When Tim T. gives one thumb down, he said that it was inconclusive. He couldn't tell by his own admission/


2. VISIBILITY - AIR TIME

Tim Trahan's visibility was hindered but ... the Aruban divers clearly observed.

Tim Trahan enter the dive with a few seconds of air time leaving the Aruban divers on the ocean floor to finish the mission.
______

KYLE KINGMAN - IN HIS OWN WORDS

oceanexploration
Re: Natalee Case Discussion #739 3/3 -
« Reply #284 on: March 03, 2008, 11:34:25 PM »


By Tim's own admission, his observation of the inside of the trap (lasting a few seconds) was inconclusive

What you can't see is immediately before Tim approached the trap opening, a large skate stirred up sediment reducing visibility. The quick signal came because the dive time was nearly up.

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=2668.28


KYLE KINGMAN - IN HIS OWN WORDS

Kyle Kingman:  Aruban divers deemed the cage to be not case related, and therefore Aruba had no interest in it. 

Kyle Kingman:  It's unanimous that Tim M. should never have told Dave and Beth anything about the trap until it's contents were forensically examined.  After the diver visual inspection of the he was obligated to report what the Aruban divers reported because although limited, it's the only information he had and the family rightfully wanted answers.

Kyle Kingman:  John is not a believer in the trap. He took ALE's word as gospel that it wasn't case related, yet never studied the videos or bothered to inquire further.


3.  INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.

What did Tim Trahan have to contribute to the collaboration that left John Silvetti "out of the loop" ... Tim Trahan who was the December 30th diver who saw nothing ... Tim Trahan who was "out of the country" on January 7th when the Aruban divers took sole possession of the trap's contents?
_________

KYLE KINGMAN - IN HIS OWN WORDS

Kyle Kingman: The Persistence had no divers on the 7th. Tim Trahan was our diver on the 30th-Dec, but he was out of the country at the time.

Kyle Kingman:   Well, it's all going to happen. The big card will soon be played. I just had a secret meeting with Tim Trahan and by proxy, Louis Shafer. Tomorrow, Tim Trahan will get in touch with Beth Holloway in regards to the trap footage and missing evidence. We're getting geared up to play the conspiracy cover-up card on Aruba and force the bogus investigation out into the open. We believe the trap footage may be the missing piece which will raise a BIG question in the minds of the public everywhere.  We're in the process of figuring out how to produce and spin the story most accurately and most effectively. Also, and completely independant and unrelated, John will be in Aruba tomorrow and will report soon. This is a different issue. He knows nothing of what we're about to do with the footage.

Kyle Kingman:  Differences has also caused a rift between Tim Trahan/Louis and myself with John (although John and I remain close friends and colleagues). The result is Tim, Louis and I are moving forward and John [Silvetti] is left out of the loop. Tim Trahan has allied himself with me. What John's doing in Aruba, I am not entirely sure now although I know it's got to do with the pond search and some business relations. loathe the thought of going around John with the trap info but that's Tim's decision, not mine. It was Tim who wanted me involved in where we are going now


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 04:57:51 PM
McDermott International subsidiary awarded oil pipeline contract for Chevron's Tahiti Project
By CityBusiness, New Orleans
Publication: New Orleans CityBusiness
Date: Monday, August 29 2005
You are viewing page 1

 http://www.allbusiness.com/north-america/united-states-louisiana/926328-1.html


The Tahiti project was very fast-paced! We signed the contract
February 1st and were scheduled to take it to field in early June.
AMC and our diving subcontractor, Legacy Offshore, worked
together with a great deal of energy and ingenuity to complete the
project on time. With the vessel operating at a close distance of
15 m from the Spar, intensive diving operations were performed in
depths up to 275 ft.
Mobilization began on June 13th and our work was completed on
July 8th with zero LTI, zero TRIR, and no environmental spills.
Congratulations goes to the offshore installation team for a job well
done. It was a tremendous team effort!

http://www.akersolutions.com/NR/rdonlyres/C9CC958B-EF18-4437-AAEC-B6AA77E05BBE/18502/AMC08Review.pdf

Aker Solutions has been awarded two contracts for Petrobras' P-55 project in Brazil for the design and supply of an Aker Solutions' Pusnes offshore mooring system(TM) and a Pusnes riser pull-in system(TM). The total contract value for Aker Solutions is approximately NOK 130 million.

http://www.scandoil.com/moxie-bm2/news/product_service/aker-solutions-awarded-two-contracts-for-on-vessel.shtml


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 04:58:48 PM
Janet in the Oil Thread!!! ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Tamikosmom on June 02, 2009, 05:19:26 PM
You and me both, KTF!!!  ::MonkeyShocked::

Doesn't it make you wonder just WHY he solicited donations to that un-named PO Box in Kemah for this "search" - considering he had all of those millions in his pocket, and was being touted as DONATING ALL THE FUNDS for the search?

"The Search" is Hinky to say the least!Exactly..Why solicite for donations when you just got done pilfering your stockholders for around 100/200 million dollars!Ran outta money,My AZZZZ..You probably coulda funded the search on the interest alone? ::MonkeyNoNo::

Not to mention the crew (Kyle included) reportedly working for 20 cents on the dollar?

And all of the equipment that was donated for this use by other companies - Silvetti's included.

I wonder if any of those folks have read all this and figured out just how badly they got swindled also?

The members of the crew were on board the Persistence.  They observed everything.

Could it be that that confidentiality agreements and career incentives dictates that their silence regarding any suspicion of wrongdong would be a given?

Could it be that Kyle Kingman who possessed a foundation of knowledge regarding the dynamic encompassing the coverup from Monkeys on the Natalee Holloway forum ... had honorable intentions of exposing what he perceived as a betrayal to the family by John Silvetti?

Could that this foundation of knowledge was the reason Kyle reached out to the Natalee's Freebirds for assistance in his mission.

Could it be that somewhere along the way Kyle was convinced otherwise and ... justice for Natalee Holloway and closure for her family took a backseat?

Janet

++++++

THE PLAN

KYLE KINGMAN’S OWN WORDS - NATALEE'S FREEBIRDS

 
Kyle Kingman - 03/20/08: Since I got the go ahead from Tim (T), we can legally move forward. The document should follow-up the screen shots and trap content description. We can sent the document after the initial dialog. I trust then she (Beth) will be interested in the document.

The contents of the document should be discussed and agreed upon by the birds. Since I'm new here, I should take a back seat to this IMO. I would think it would be a case synthesis which culminates with the trap contents and lack of interest and motivation to fully process the site. Perhaps Beth will then use the document to create the proper motivation using the information to apply political pressure from both sides. The problem I ran into earlier with the FBI was that their hands are tied to do anything unless they're invited to the party. I think political pressure properly applied will ensure an invite to the party. Thoughts?

Title - perhaps "Case Synthesis and Search Results", or something to that effect.
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Tamikosmom on June 02, 2009, 05:22:25 PM
Janet in the Oil Thread!!! ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

I made a mistake.  I am completely off topic.

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

Janet


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on June 02, 2009, 05:28:46 PM
McDermott International subsidiary awarded oil pipeline contract for Chevron's Tahiti Project
By CityBusiness, New Orleans
Publication: New Orleans CityBusiness
Date: Monday, August 29 2005
You are viewing page 1

 http://www.allbusiness.com/north-america/united-states-louisiana/926328-1.html


The Tahiti project was very fast-paced! We signed the contract
February 1st and were scheduled to take it to field in early June.
AMC and our diving subcontractor, Legacy Offshore, worked
together with a great deal of energy and ingenuity to complete the
project on time. With the vessel operating at a close distance of
15 m from the Spar, intensive diving operations were performed in
depths up to 275 ft.
Mobilization began on June 13th and our work was completed on
July 8th with zero LTI, zero TRIR, and no environmental spills.
Congratulations goes to the offshore installation team for a job well
done. It was a tremendous team effort!

http://www.akersolutions.com/NR/rdonlyres/C9CC958B-EF18-4437-AAEC-B6AA77E05BBE/18502/AMC08Review.pdf
YOU DA MAN KFT - great find


google says
McDermott Underwater Services, Morgan City, La., also uses the 33HB diver's air hose in their umbilical design and production. ...
www.underwater.com/archives/arch/uw-fa96.01.htm
 

Reply #362 on: March 14, 2009, 02:58:07 PM
 
That is correct:
Donald Terry is the guy who signed the sale/buyback agreement with Legacy.
Mr. Terry served in a number of capacities with Cal Dive International Inc.
During 2003, Mr. Terry was a consultant for Horizon Offshore, Inc.
From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Terry was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of
Terry Offshore, Inc.
From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Terry was Worldwide General Manager of McDermott Underwater Services
From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Terry was Vice President of Offshore Pipelines, Inc.
From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Terry was President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Offshore Petroleum Divers, Inc
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4675.msg720021#msg720021


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 05:33:02 PM
Where are all the executives of Superior now and what are they doing?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 02, 2009, 06:12:19 PM
Where are all the executives of Superior now and what are they doing?

I've yet to find anything more on James J. Mermis other than his going with Kaplan Industry.  Just found this, however, mentioning Patrice Chemin.  (both had been with Torch prior to Superior Offshore).  I'm sorry if it's a repeat.

Tidewater, 38 Others Have Assets Seized in Venezuela      
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 

Venezuela ordered the seizure of a barge and tugboats from Tidewater Inc. and the taking of assets from 38 other companies under a new law that makes it easier for the state to provide oilfield services. Tidewater had about 15 boats in Venezuela with an average age of 28 years and book values ranging from $200,000 to $300,000 each, Joe Bennett, the company's chief investor relations officer, said at an investor conference on Feb. 5, according to a securities filing. Bennett didn't immediately return a call for comment today.

State oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, known as PDVSA, is seizing the assets to save $700 million a year, it said in a statement on its Web site. The takeovers, begun last week, were announced today in the country's Official Gazette.

The South American nation has also seized assets from Williams Cos. and John Wood Group Plc. Williams, which still runs some natural-gas facilities in the country, lost a gas- compression plant when troops took over last week, after Venezuela's National Assembly passed the law that speeds the nationalization of the services.
Gulmar Offshore Middle East LLC's local unit will lose its pipeline-maintenance operation, according to the Gazette. Patrice Chemin, Gulmar's representative in Houston, said he was unaware of takeover plans. No one immediately answered calls to the company's headquarters in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Maracaibo Units


Edward Mendez, general manager of Maracaibo-based Constructora Camsa, said his company would lose some maritime assets and retain control of its core construction business. He said he had been informed today of the takeovers and hadn't had a chance to evaluate how much the properties were worth. His employees were still running the company's boats, he said.

Venezolana de Inversiones y Construcciones Clerico CA, which will have to hand over barges, tugs, cranes and piers, didn't have any immediate comment, according to a person in the Miami office who didn't give his name.

Tidewater, based in New Orleans, fell $1.64, or 3.5 percent, to $45.55 today in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The shares have fallen 24 percent in the past year.

PDVSA has used private companies to carry workers and maintain facilities in Lake Maracaibo. Companies have pumped oil from beneath the bed of the western Venezuela lake since 1914.

Source: Bloomberg
 
http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=47312&Itemid=32



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 06:27:48 PM
Where are all the executives of Superior now and what are they doing?

I've yet to find anything more on James J. Mermis other than his going with Kaplan Industry.  Just found this, however, mentioning Patrice Chemin.  (both had been with Torch prior to Superior Offshore).  I'm sorry if it's a repeat.

Tidewater, 38 Others Have Assets Seized in Venezuela      
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 

Venezuela ordered the seizure of a barge and tugboats from Tidewater Inc. and the taking of assets from 38 other companies under a new law that makes it easier for the state to provide oilfield services. Tidewater had about 15 boats in Venezuela with an average age of 28 years and book values ranging from $200,000 to $300,000 each, Joe Bennett, the company's chief investor relations officer, said at an investor conference on Feb. 5, according to a securities filing. Bennett didn't immediately return a call for comment today.

State oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, known as PDVSA, is seizing the assets to save $700 million a year, it said in a statement on its Web site. The takeovers, begun last week, were announced today in the country's Official Gazette.

The South American nation has also seized assets from Williams Cos. and John Wood Group Plc. Williams, which still runs some natural-gas facilities in the country, lost a gas- compression plant when troops took over last week, after Venezuela's National Assembly passed the law that speeds the nationalization of the services.
Gulmar Offshore Middle East LLC's local unit will lose its pipeline-maintenance operation, according to the Gazette. Patrice Chemin, Gulmar's representative in Houston, said he was unaware of takeover plans. No one immediately answered calls to the company's headquarters in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Maracaibo Units


Edward Mendez, general manager of Maracaibo-based Constructora Camsa, said his company would lose some maritime assets and retain control of its core construction business. He said he had been informed today of the takeovers and hadn't had a chance to evaluate how much the properties were worth. His employees were still running the company's boats, he said.

Venezolana de Inversiones y Construcciones Clerico CA, which will have to hand over barges, tugs, cranes and piers, didn't have any immediate comment, according to a person in the Miami office who didn't give his name.

Tidewater, based in New Orleans, fell $1.64, or 3.5 percent, to $45.55 today in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The shares have fallen 24 percent in the past year.

PDVSA has used private companies to carry workers and maintain facilities in Lake Maracaibo. Companies have pumped oil from beneath the bed of the western Venezuela lake since 1914.

Source: Bloomberg
 
http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=47312&Itemid=32



From Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela): Implementation of the ENERTAG ITS Solution on two blocks of the Lake Maracaibo for Kaplan/Gulmar Energy Consortium.

http://www.enertag.com/

Kaplan/Gulmar Consortium
Mermis/Chemin


Now isn't that convenient.... ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 02, 2009, 06:46:57 PM
I believe this is David Weinhofer from Superior Offshore.

(http://www.maxencapital.com/images/alliances3.jpg)
Contact: Ron Murray
Ph.: 281-556-1115
Email: ron.murray@c-mar.com
www.c-mar.com

 
 The C-MAR Group of companies are one of the leading global providers of marine and subsea operational, technical and engineering support services. The company serves over 400 companies in over 25 countries, and prides Itself on a strong market focus, world-class knowledge base, highly experienced teams managing customer - owned assets.

Maritime Capital Solutions Division
Contact:  David Weinhoffer dweinhoffer@maritimecapitalsolutions.com
http://www.maxencapital.com/partners2.htm
 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 02, 2009, 06:52:32 PM
I believe this is David Weinhofer from Superior Offshore.

(http://www.maxencapital.com/images/alliances3.jpg)
Contact: Ron Murray
Ph.: 281-556-1115
Email: ron.murray@c-mar.com
www.c-mar.com

 
 The C-MAR Group of companies are one of the leading global providers of marine and subsea operational, technical and engineering support services. The company serves over 400 companies in over 25 countries, and prides Itself on a strong market focus, world-class knowledge base, highly experienced teams managing customer - owned assets.

Maritime Capital Solutions Division
Contact:  David Weinhoffer dweinhoffer@maritimecapitalsolutions.com
http://www.maxencapital.com/partners2.htm
 

Creditors’ Committee in Superior Offshore International Case Reconstituted
November 6, 2008 · No Comments


The United States Trustee has filed a notice that the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Superior Offshore International, Inc. bankruptcy cases has been reconstituted.  The membership of the reconstituted committee is as follows:

■Cross Logistics, Inc./CrossMar, Inc.
■L&L Oil and Gas Services, LLC
■American Marine & Logistics Services, Ltd.
■Infinity Investment Funds, LLC

http://netdockets.wordpress.com/page/49/

Wonder if they are the same??


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 02, 2009, 07:05:57 PM
I believe this is David Weinhofer from Superior Offshore.

(http://www.maxencapital.com/images/alliances3.jpg)
Contact: Ron Murray
Ph.: 281-556-1115
Email: ron.murray@c-mar.com
www.c-mar.com

 
 The C-MAR Group of companies are one of the leading global providers of marine and subsea operational, technical and engineering support services. The company serves over 400 companies in over 25 countries, and prides Itself on a strong market focus, world-class knowledge base, highly experienced teams managing customer - owned assets.

Maritime Capital Solutions Division
Contact:  David Weinhoffer dweinhoffer@maritimecapitalsolutions.com
http://www.maxencapital.com/partners2.htm
 

Creditors’ Committee in Superior Offshore International Case Reconstituted
November 6, 2008 · No Comments


The United States Trustee has filed a notice that the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Superior Offshore International, Inc. bankruptcy cases has been reconstituted.  The membership of the reconstituted committee is as follows:

■Cross Logistics, Inc./CrossMar, Inc.
■L&L Oil and Gas Services, LLC
■American Marine & Logistics Services, Ltd.
■Infinity Investment Funds, LLC

http://netdockets.wordpress.com/page/49/

Wonder if they are the same??

I would say no, because CrossMar's logo is different and is part of the Cross Group:
(http://www.thecrossgroup.com/images/crossmar.jpg)

http://www.thecrossgroup.com/Default.aspx


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 12:18:44 AM
Hornbeck Offshore Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results

less than anticipated success in marketing and operating its MPSVs, which are a class of vessels that the Company has not previously owned or operated; the inability to re-charter the HOS Achiever (f/k/a the Superior Achiever) due to the bankruptcy proceedings involving Superior Offshore International, Inc.; further weakening of demand for TTB services

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1999796/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 03, 2009, 12:41:31 AM
Hornbeck Offshore Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results

less than anticipated success in marketing and operating its MPSVs, which are a class of vessels that the Company has not previously owned or operated; the inability to re-charter the HOS Achiever (f/k/a the Superior Achiever) due to the bankruptcy proceedings involving Superior Offshore International, Inc.; further weakening of demand for TTB services

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1999796/

So Hornbeck is holding the bag on the Achiever....another loss/creditor in the mix??? 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 12:52:30 AM
I found some of these comments pretty interesting...




Discussions for Superior Offshore International, Inc. 





 
   MASSIVE TAX PROBLEMS


 
   

   
 
 

   
   

   


     
   
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From: sm...@msn.com
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 07:46:42 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Wed, Jun 4 2008 9:46 am
Subject: MASSIVE TAX PROBLEMS
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It looks like the big problems are starting to come out.  The IRS just
filed a $22 million priority claim against Superior and they are
reviewing tax returns going back three years.  This is just the tip of
the ice berg.  They have not filed a 10k since September 2007, nor
have they filed any bankruptcy schedules, for a reason.  All hopes of
a distribution to equity are now over.  Superior can't generate enough
money to pay its creditors, the IRS, and its professionals in full.
That means that there will be no distributions to stockholders.  BE
CAREFUL!!

http://finance.google.com/group/google.finance.708248/topics
   


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 01:34:11 AM
Hornbeck Offshore Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results

less than anticipated success in marketing and operating its MPSVs, which are a class of vessels that the Company has not previously owned or operated; the inability to re-charter the HOS Achiever (f/k/a the Superior Achiever) due to the bankruptcy proceedings involving Superior Offshore International, Inc.; further weakening of demand for TTB services

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1999796/

So Hornbeck is holding the bag on the Achiever....another loss/creditor in the mix??? 
.Superior Offshore International Completes Sale and Charter-Back of the Superior Achiever...
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:15pm EST

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS260995+22-Jan-2008+PRN20080122


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 02:02:01 AM
Superior Offshore International, Inc. (DEEP)

Q3 2007 Earnings Call

November 15, 2007 9:30 am ET

http://seekingalpha.com/article/54414-superior-offshore-international-q3-2007-earnings-call-transcript?source=bnet&page=1


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 02:05:21 AM
http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/case/superior-offshore-securities-erisa.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 02:07:37 AM
you tryin to get somthin done HotPing... ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 08:36:59 AM
Where are all the executives of Superior now and what are they doing?

I've yet to find anything more on James J. Mermis other than his going with Kaplan Industry.  Just found this, however, mentioning Patrice Chemin.  (both had been with Torch prior to Superior Offshore).  I'm sorry if it's a repeat.

Tidewater, 38 Others Have Assets Seized in Venezuela      
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 

Venezuela ordered the seizure of a barge and tugboats from Tidewater Inc. and the taking of assets from 38 other companies under a new law that makes it easier for the state to provide oilfield services. Tidewater had about 15 boats in Venezuela with an average age of 28 years and book values ranging from $200,000 to $300,000 each, Joe Bennett, the company's chief investor relations officer, said at an investor conference on Feb. 5, according to a securities filing. Bennett didn't immediately return a call for comment today.

State oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, known as PDVSA, is seizing the assets to save $700 million a year, it said in a statement on its Web site. The takeovers, begun last week, were announced today in the country's Official Gazette.

The South American nation has also seized assets from Williams Cos. and John Wood Group Plc. Williams, which still runs some natural-gas facilities in the country, lost a gas- compression plant when troops took over last week, after Venezuela's National Assembly passed the law that speeds the nationalization of the services.
Gulmar Offshore Middle East LLC's local unit will lose its pipeline-maintenance operation, according to the Gazette. Patrice Chemin, Gulmar's representative in Houston, said he was unaware of takeover plans. No one immediately answered calls to the company's headquarters in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Maracaibo Units


Edward Mendez, general manager of Maracaibo-based Constructora Camsa, said his company would lose some maritime assets and retain control of its core construction business. He said he had been informed today of the takeovers and hadn't had a chance to evaluate how much the properties were worth. His employees were still running the company's boats, he said.

Venezolana de Inversiones y Construcciones Clerico CA, which will have to hand over barges, tugs, cranes and piers, didn't have any immediate comment, according to a person in the Miami office who didn't give his name.

Tidewater, based in New Orleans, fell $1.64, or 3.5 percent, to $45.55 today in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The shares have fallen 24 percent in the past year.

PDVSA has used private companies to carry workers and maintain facilities in Lake Maracaibo. Companies have pumped oil from beneath the bed of the western Venezuela lake since 1914.

Source: Bloomberg
 
http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=47312&Itemid=32



From Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela): Implementation of the ENERTAG ITS Solution on two blocks of the Lake Maracaibo for Kaplan/Gulmar Energy Consortium.

http://www.enertag.com/

Kaplan/Gulmar Consortium
Mermis/Chemin


Now isn't that convenient.... ::MonkeyCool::

 ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek::

GREAT FIND!!!!!!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 12:16:49 PM
I believe 2nj,HotPing or someone else found the Kaplan/Gulmar deal in Venezuela.It's always been in the back of my head but didn't remember Chemin working for Gulmar.Thanx to 2nj for bringin it back up.I believe Chemin negotiated the leasing of the Gulmar DSV between Superior and Gulmar.Just a thought..What was the "REAL" purpose for the Search of the coast of Aruba???Inquiring minds want to know! ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 02:05:59 PM
Very interesting read..... ::MonkeyCool::

http://projects.publicintegrity.org/oil//includes/taxhavens.swf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 02:37:53 PM
Appointment of Mr. T. Ehret as a Supervisory Director
Mr. T. Ehret (56, French) is an Executive Board member of Acergy S.A (until June 30th 2008) at
which time he will become a Non-Executive Board Member. Mr. Ehret has been active in the
offshore oil and gas business for over 30 years. Mr Ehret held various positions both technical
and commercial, working with Comex and FMC Corporation and later taking an executive
position in Stena Offshore becoming Coflexip Stena after the merger of which he was the main
initiator. Mr. Ehret was subsequently appointed Vice-Chairman of the Technip Management
Board and President of its Offshore Branch after Coflexip Stena’s merger with Technip. In
March 2003, he took the challenge to salvage the ailing Stolt Offshore and was appointed as
Chief Executive Officer of the company, later rebranded as Acergy.

http://www.sbmoffshore.com/DOCS/EAD2510B-CCD0-4F72-AD3C-E25D52C6271E.pdf

Any relation to Leslie Ehret??


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 02:45:15 PM
I just wanted to let all Monkeys know...

Your efforts are NOT in vain.

Your efforts ARE being noticed.

Your efforts ARE making people stand up and pay attention!


The Gulmar Falcon has come in and out of Morgan City,La before...J Ray McDermott.
 
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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 02:50:04 PM
Quote from: Keepthefaith on Today at 11:36:41 AM

Jen3560..This is very interesting.Can you let Kermit know about this??

Hallin Marine has teamed with GeoLab to win the vessel and ROV contract for the Pearl GTL project under development by Shell and Qatar Petroleum.

Geolab has received a letter of intent from main contractor J. Ray McDermott Eastern Hemisphere Limited 'JRMEHL' in connection with the contract

http://www.scandoil.com/moxie-bm2/by_province/middle_east/hallin-and-geolab-wins-contract-for-the-pearl-gtl-.shtml


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 02:50:05 PM
 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 02:51:11 PM
I just wanted to let all Monkeys know...

Your efforts are NOT in vain.

Your efforts ARE being noticed.

Your efforts ARE making people stand up and pay attention!


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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 02:51:42 PM
::MonkeyCool::

 ::MonkeyWink::


Keep it up Monkeys!!

Keep the pressure on!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 02:52:57 PM
::MonkeyCool::

 ::MonkeyWink::


Keep it up Monkeys!!

Keep the pressure on!  ::MonkeyDance::
  ::cartwheel::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 03:02:06 PM
::MonkeyCool::

 ::MonkeyWink::


Keep it up Monkeys!!

Keep the pressure on!  ::MonkeyDance::
  ::cartwheel::

 ::cartwheel::

Just always remember - it's all for justice and answers.  If we keep that in our hearts, we will be tireless.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 03:12:15 PM
::MonkeyCool::

 ::MonkeyWink::


Keep it up Monkeys!!

Keep the pressure on!  ::MonkeyDance::
  ::cartwheel::

 ::cartwheel::

Just always remember - it's all for justice and answers.  If we keep that in our hearts, we will be tireless.

And for an occasional Muppet Show.... ::MonkeyDevil:: .That's me being a tad bit selfish! ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 03:14:02 PM
 ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 03:20:21 PM
::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

On we Go..Paulus,the Perps and Aruba,didn't have any idea the impact Natalee Holloway would have on millions of people.I would venture to say we've cramped the LiL Devious ways of the miscreants of the Evil Island...Just a Tad!

Natalee Holloway..You've accomplished more in 18yrs then many will accomplish in a lifetime....For that i'm greatful!God Bless You... ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 03:32:33 PM
And.............don't ever sell yourselves short.  There are some excellent researchers here, so don't ever give up!!

While it may or may not be the research being done here that prompted others (attorneys) to dig a little deeper - we still know that we are discovering further frauds perpetrated by the Superior Execs - that are now...........FINALLY being pursued in a Court of Law


Bankrupt Superior Sues To Reclaim $9M From Ex-VP


Law360, New York (March 16, 2009) --

Superior Offshore International Inc.'s chief restructuring officer on Friday filed a fraudulent transfer lawsuit against one of the bankrupt oil company's former executives in connection with millions of dollars in cash and stock paid out prior to the company's Chapter 11 filing.

The adversary complaint, filed by H. Malcolm Lovett Jr. in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, is also seeking to eliminate claims made by former executive...

http://www.law360.com/registrations/user_registration?article_id=91656&concurrency_check=false
----------

I guess my question would be - why in the world are these people not INCARCERATED for committing fraud??  ::MonkeyConfused::

Where is our Justice Department for this White Collar Crime that is blatantly obvious to anyone who takes the time to look?

Does only Martha Stewart need jail time for these types of crimes?

Perhaps facing several years behind bars will get one of these criminals to talk about just what, EXACTLY, went on in the Aruban waters!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 03:40:24 PM
Eventually the rats will start to turn on each other..I must say.In this case.Greed is a good.. ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 03:43:19 PM
Eventually the rats will start to turn on each other..I must say.In this case.Greed is a good.. ::MonkeyCool::

That is what I'm hoping for.

Keep up the pressure - and now that we know the name of the attorney who can do this - maybe we ought to put together a list of ALL the hinky crap we've seen (with backup and proof) about what Schaefer and Koch did with Superior's assets before the filing.

And we could email it to him.

??


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 03:47:35 PM
 ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::

And the New Dark Side accuses us of slander.

Yup - 'cuz all this isn't really going on...........nope!  It's all just our imaginations, and stuff we make up.

(http://bestsmileys.com/frustrated/4.gif)


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 03:51:21 PM
::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::

And the New Dark Side accuses us of slander.

Yup - 'cuz all this isn't really going on...........nope!  It's all just our imaginations, and stuff we make up.

(http://bestsmileys.com/frustrated/4.gif)

 ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 03, 2009, 03:54:42 PM
Eventually the rats will start to turn on each other..I must say.In this case.Greed is a good.. ::MonkeyCool::

That is what I'm hoping for.

Keep up the pressure - and now that we know the name of the attorney who can do this - maybe we ought to put together a list of ALL the hinky crap we've seen (with backup and proof) about what Schaefer and Koch did with Superior's assets before the filing.

And we could email it to him.

??

Since Lovett was appointed as sole executive for the restructuring, which prior exec do you think he's going after?  Schaefer, Koch, Terry or one of the others who resigned?? 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 03:55:47 PM
::MonkeyCool::

 ::MonkeyWink::


Keep it up Monkeys!!

Keep the pressure on!  ::MonkeyDance::
  ::cartwheel::

 ::cartwheel::

Just always remember - it's all for justice and answers.  If we keep that in our hearts, we will be tireless.
Amen...Justice for Natalee and Her Family!  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 03:56:11 PM
Eventually the rats will start to turn on each other..I must say.In this case.Greed is a good.. ::MonkeyCool::

That is what I'm hoping for.

Keep up the pressure - and now that we know the name of the attorney who can do this - maybe we ought to put together a list of ALL the hinky crap we've seen (with backup and proof) about what Schaefer and Koch did with Superior's assets before the filing.

And we could email it to him.

??

 ::MonkeyDance:: Me thinks the attorney would be very interested... ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 03:57:53 PM
Eventually the rats will start to turn on each other..I must say.In this case.Greed is a good.. ::MonkeyCool::

That is what I'm hoping for.

Keep up the pressure - and now that we know the name of the attorney who can do this - maybe we ought to put together a list of ALL the hinky crap we've seen (with backup and proof) about what Schaefer and Koch did with Superior's assets before the filing.

And we could email it to him.

??
  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 04:03:47 PM
Article on GeoLab........................

“Our idea is to keep our business focused for the moment on six areas – the Mediterranean, the North Sea, West Africa, the Middle East and, in the very next future, Far East and the Caspian Sea. We naturally want to enlarge our client base, which already includes the major oil contractors and oil operators, but possibly including geotechnical services in our portfolio as well.

“Our main efforts over the next 18 months will be increasing the business and competing with major players like Fugro,” says Pinto. “And we will do that not by acquisition, but partnering.

http://www.energydigital.com/GeoLab--Your-first-call_13348.aspx



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 04:12:48 PM
Eventually the rats will start to turn on each other..I must say.In this case.Greed is a good.. ::MonkeyCool::

That is what I'm hoping for.

Keep up the pressure - and now that we know the name of the attorney who can do this - maybe we ought to put together a list of ALL the hinky crap we've seen (with backup and proof) about what Schaefer and Koch did with Superior's assets before the filing.

And we could email it to him.

??

Since Lovett was appointed as sole executive for the restructuring, which prior exec do you think he's going after?  Schaefer, Koch, Terry or one of the others who resigned?? 

My money is on Koch at the moment.  Just a gut thing, and looking at the $$ amount.

Schaefer would be a much larger fish to fry - with a whole lot more $$ than just 9 mil.

But that's just MO.

Wasn't it Koch who drew up the legal papers between Superior and Legacy?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 04:14:49 PM
So far we like the idea of compiling a list with backup about Schaefer and sending it to Lovett?

Just maybe one liners with a link for proof/backup per line?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 03, 2009, 04:18:55 PM
Eventually the rats will start to turn on each other..I must say.In this case.Greed is a good.. ::MonkeyCool::

That is what I'm hoping for.

Keep up the pressure - and now that we know the name of the attorney who can do this - maybe we ought to put together a list of ALL the hinky crap we've seen (with backup and proof) about what Schaefer and Koch did with Superior's assets before the filing.

And we could email it to him.

??

Since Lovett was appointed as sole executive for the restructuring, which prior exec do you think he's going after?  Schaefer, Koch, Terry or one of the others who resigned?? 

My money is on Koch at the moment.  Just a gut thing, and looking at the $$ amount.

Schaefer would be a much larger fish to fry - with a whole lot more $$ than just 9 mil.

But that's just MO.

Wasn't it Koch who drew up the legal papers between Superior and Legacy?

Sorry, I went back and reread your post about the lawsuit and realized it said VP & 9Mil.....guess that does narrow it down.   Koch had POA, iirc....his name was on a lot of docs we've seen.   :smt120


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 04:19:23 PM
Article on GeoLab........................

“Our idea is to keep our business focused for the moment on six areas – the Mediterranean, the North Sea, West Africa, the Middle East and, in the very next future, Far East and the Caspian Sea. We naturally want to enlarge our client base, which already includes the major oil contractors and oil operators, but possibly including geotechnical services in our portfolio as well.

“Our main efforts over the next 18 months will be increasing the business and competing with major players like Fugro,” says Pinto. “And we will do that not by acquisition, but partnering.

http://www.energydigital.com/GeoLab--Your-first-call_13348.aspx



Article with a photo of the DP GEO that GeoLab acquired from Subsea7..

http://cdiver.net/blog/tag/geolab/

Again.Remember that Veripos was awarded a contract by GeoLab..Be curious to the timing of the sell of the DP GEO and the contract with Veripos,which is a subsidiary of Subsea7??


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 04:25:08 PM
Article on GeoLab........................

“Our idea is to keep our business focused for the moment on six areas – the Mediterranean, the North Sea, West Africa, the Middle East and, in the very next future, Far East and the Caspian Sea. We naturally want to enlarge our client base, which already includes the major oil contractors and oil operators, but possibly including geotechnical services in our portfolio as well.

“Our main efforts over the next 18 months will be increasing the business and competing with major players like Fugro,” says Pinto. “And we will do that not by acquisition, but partnering.

http://www.energydigital.com/GeoLab--Your-first-call_13348.aspx



Wow!  Finally something on them after all this time - and it's HUGE!!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 04:25:48 PM

Delta Marine Technologies Inc



Client List

Alphabetically Listed.

Amerada Hess 
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 
BHP Billiton 
BP America 
bpTT 
Cal Dive International Inc. 
CROSS Group 
Don Abney Electrical Contractors, Inc. 
Don Jon Marine 
Enterprise Field Services 
Global Industries 
Heerema Marine Contractors 
Helix Energy Services Inc. 
Jasper Energy Inc. 
Oceaneering International Inc. 
OTSL Trinidad 
Superior Offshore International Inc. 

2007  August
Delta Marine Technologies, Inc. is awarded a contract to supply a full onshore Project Management Team consisting of Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Lead Installation Engineers, Field Installation Engineers, CAD / Designers, Logistical Manager, and Saturation diving support personnel for the completion of the CASHIMA, MANGO, AMHERSTIA, and CANNONBALL fields in Trinidad for BpTT as a sub contractor to the prime contractor for these installations. This project is expected to last thru January 2008.


2007 
Delta Marine Technologies, Inc. is awarded an additional scope of work in Trinidad for the completion of the BUD 36" pipeline for NGC / BpTT. DMTI will provide a complete Project Management Team consisting of P/Ms, CAD / Designers, Lead and Field Installation Engineers and Logistical Management. This Scope of work is expected to last thru February 2008.


 
 
http://www.deltamarinetech.com/project_history.php


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 04:26:58 PM
Eventually the rats will start to turn on each other..I must say.In this case.Greed is a good.. ::MonkeyCool::

That is what I'm hoping for.

Keep up the pressure - and now that we know the name of the attorney who can do this - maybe we ought to put together a list of ALL the hinky crap we've seen (with backup and proof) about what Schaefer and Koch did with Superior's assets before the filing.

And we could email it to him.

??

Since Lovett was appointed as sole executive for the restructuring, which prior exec do you think he's going after?  Schaefer, Koch, Terry or one of the others who resigned?? 

My money is on Koch at the moment.  Just a gut thing, and looking at the $$ amount.

Schaefer would be a much larger fish to fry - with a whole lot more $$ than just 9 mil.

But that's just MO.

Wasn't it Koch who drew up the legal papers between Superior and Legacy?

Sorry, I went back and reread your post about the lawsuit and realized it said VP & 9Mil.....guess that does narrow it down.   Koch had POA, iirc....his name was on a lot of docs we've seen.   :smt120

Whew!  Thanks 2NJ.  I was starting to think my memory was failing me.  Thanks for the reminder that Koch held POA.
 :smooch


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 04:28:52 PM
HotPing - I've seen this name from your post recently.  I just cannot remember where.

Maybe my memory IS failing me after all  ::MonkeyLaugh::

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 04:34:22 PM
HotPing - I've seen this name from your post recently.  I just cannot remember where.

Maybe my memory IS failing me after all  ::MonkeyLaugh::

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 
Oh Heck Jen I can't remember either....I'll see if I can find it!  ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on June 03, 2009, 04:36:54 PM
Eventually the rats will start to turn on each other..I must say.In this case.Greed is a good.. ::MonkeyCool::

That is what I'm hoping for.

Keep up the pressure - and now that we know the name of the attorney who can do this - maybe we ought to put together a list of ALL the hinky crap we've seen (with backup and proof) about what Schaefer and Koch did with Superior's assets before the filing.

And we could email it to him.

??

Good idea.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Tamikosmom on June 03, 2009, 04:38:53 PM
So far we like the idea of compiling a list with backup about Schaefer and sending it to Lovett?

Just maybe one liners with a link for proof/backup per line?

Would John Q. Kelly and Beth Holloway not be interested.  After all ... the implication is ... along with Kyle Kingman's own words ... John Silvetti furthered the Aruban coverup that has prevented justice from prevailing for Natalee Holloway.

Just a thought.

Janet


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on June 03, 2009, 04:39:59 PM
Article on GeoLab........................

“Our idea is to keep our business focused for the moment on six areas – the Mediterranean, the North Sea, West Africa, the Middle East and, in the very next future, Far East and the Caspian Sea. We naturally want to enlarge our client base, which already includes the major oil contractors and oil operators, but possibly including geotechnical services in our portfolio as well.

“Our main efforts over the next 18 months will be increasing the business and competing with major players like Fugro,” says Pinto. “And we will do that not by acquisition, but partnering.

http://www.energydigital.com/GeoLab--Your-first-call_13348.aspx



Article with a photo of the DP GEO that GeoLab acquired from Subsea7..

http://cdiver.net/blog/tag/geolab/

Again.Remember that Veripos was awarded a contract by GeoLab..Be curious to the timing of the sell of the DP GEO and the contract with Veripos,which is a subsidiary of Subsea7??


Ain't this interesting.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 03, 2009, 04:40:56 PM
So far we like the idea of compiling a list with backup about Schaefer and sending it to Lovett?

Just maybe one liners with a link for proof/backup per line?

Would John Q. Kelly and Beth Holloway not be interested.  After all ... the implication is ... along with Kyle Kingman's own words ... John Silvetti furthered the Aruban coverup that has prevented justice from prevailing for Natalee Holloway.

Just a thought.

Janet

Oh.................I'm not so sure they don't already know  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on June 03, 2009, 04:42:40 PM
So far we like the idea of compiling a list with backup about Schaefer and sending it to Lovett?

Just maybe one liners with a link for proof/backup per line?

Would John Q. Kelly and Beth Holloway not be interested.  After all ... the implication is ... along with Kyle Kingman's own words ... John Silvetti furthered the Aruban coverup that has prevented justice from prevailing for Natalee Holloway.

Just a thought.

Janet

And Dave Holloway trusted John Silvetti and sent Capslockwizard to him for a meeting. Whose Uncle works in the OM's office. Who is friends with Cylde Burke. Who told Dave Holloway to come to Aruba and search a pond for his daughter's remains and tennis shoes. All a major set up.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 04:44:16 PM
HotPing - I've seen this name from your post recently.  I just cannot remember where.

Maybe my memory IS failing me after all  ::MonkeyLaugh::

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 
Jen I'm not sure if this is what You were freferring too...

Wahoo Project, Brazil
Anadarko reported a resounding success at its first operated pre-salt discovery well offshore Brazil during the third quarter of 2008. Anadarko and its partners are evaluating multiple hydrocarbon-bearing zones discovered at the Wahoo prospect in the deepwater Campos Basin. The well confirmed more than 200 feet of net pay in an upper zone and an additional hydrocarbon-bearing zone deeper in the well. Drillstem testing, appraisal drilling and additional exploration drilling around the discovery are being planned for 2009.

http://www.anadarko.com/Operations/Pages/InternationalFrontierOverview.aspx


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on June 03, 2009, 04:44:27 PM
::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::

And the New Dark Side accuses us of slander.

Yup - 'cuz all this isn't really going on...........nope!  It's all just our imaginations, and stuff we make up.

(http://bestsmileys.com/frustrated/4.gif)

Complicit to obstruction of justice is what they have committed.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 03, 2009, 04:47:37 PM
Article on GeoLab........................

“Our idea is to keep our business focused for the moment on six areas – the Mediterranean, the North Sea, West Africa, the Middle East and, in the very next future, Far East and the Caspian Sea. We naturally want to enlarge our client base, which already includes the major oil contractors and oil operators, but possibly including geotechnical services in our portfolio as well.

“Our main efforts over the next 18 months will be increasing the business and competing with major players like Fugro,” says Pinto. “And we will do that not by acquisition, but partnering.

http://www.energydigital.com/GeoLab--Your-first-call_13348.aspx



Article with a photo of the DP GEO that GeoLab acquired from Subsea7..

http://cdiver.net/blog/tag/geolab/

Again.Remember that Veripos was awarded a contract by GeoLab..Be curious to the timing of the sell of the DP GEO and the contract with Veripos,which is a subsidiary of Subsea7??


Ain't this interesting.


Again.There is a broussard that heads up a subsidiary of Subsea7 and a Broussard that works,and or has worked for Silvetti..Just throwing that out there.Don't know if the two are connected as there are many broussards in Louisiana!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Tamikosmom on June 03, 2009, 05:34:40 PM
So far we like the idea of compiling a list with backup about Schaefer and sending it to Lovett?

Just maybe one liners with a link for proof/backup per line?

Would John Q. Kelly and Beth Holloway not be interested.  After all ... the implication is ... along with Kyle Kingman's own words ... John Silvetti furthered the Aruban coverup that has prevented justice from prevailing for Natalee Holloway.

Just a thought.

Janet

And Dave Holloway trusted John Silvetti and sent Capslockwizard to him for a meeting. Whose Uncle works in the OM's office. Who is friends with Cylde Burke. Who told Dave Holloway to come to Aruba and search a pond for his daughter's remains and tennis shoes. All a major set up.

Why?

Where does Dave and Robin's friend ... Mark Purcell ... fit in?  Remember ... Dave put John Silvetti in touch with the ATA/AHATA in regards to further funding following the recovery of the trap ... the ATA/AHATA that has been one with the Aruban coverup from the getgo.

When the recovery of the contents of the trap involved only the enemy that has prevented justice from prevailing since the getgo ... no independent witnesses ... no FBI presence  ... inquiring minds want to know why Dave Holloway trusted John Silvetti.  Inquiring mind want to know why there was not a protocol established in the planning stages of the Persistence undertaking.

Inquiring minds want to know why Monkeys could forsee an negative outcome without a protocol and ... Natalee Holloway's father could not.    It is not as though Dave was not aware of the dynamics involving the Aruban coverup ... the corrupt investigation.  Hey ... Dave wrote a book ... corruption in Paradise.

Where does Dave and Robin's friend ... Mark Purcell ... fit in?  Remember ... Dave put John Silvetti in touch with the ATA/AHATA in regards to further funding following the recovery of the trap ... the ATA/AHATA that has been one with the Aruban coverup from the getgo.

These are hard questions that makes me both said and angry that they even have to be asked.

Kermit ... maybe this could be your next research project .. along with Jen and all the other Monkeys.  Don't worry about me.  I continue submitting data posts.  Cutting and pasting ... cutting and pasting.

Janet

+++++

Klaasend
Re: Natalee Case Discussion #812 3/27/09 -
« Reply #703 on: March 30, 2009, 06:27:39 PM »


My loyalty is also with Natalee and secondly her biological mother Beth. I find it very difficult to feel any loyalty to Robin's husband when Robin posts along side of Renfro/Mark Purcell, Reality and other Beth haters.

IMO part of the reasons this case has not been solved is by family members (Robin Holloway) cohorting with the enemy.

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4766.msg745322#msg745322


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 07:58:13 PM
Jen


   The First and Second Rounds.  A total of 27 oil companies (grouped in different consortiums) were awarded rights to drill 15 oil fields.  Since then, some companies have changed their participation in the different consortiums.  In 2003, Anadarko bought the participation of Union Pacific in the Oritupano-Leona field; ExxonMobil bought the participation of Ampolex in Quiamare-La Ceiba field and Repsol-YPF bought the participation of Union Pacific in the West Falcon field.  An average of 313 MBPD of crude oil was produced from these fields in 2003, and it is expected that such production will be approximately 405 MBPD when the fields are in substantially full operation by 2005.  As of December 31, 2003, these fields had estimated proved reserves of approximately 3.83 billion barrels of crude oil.  Under this initiative, foreign companies have invested $5,535 million since 1992.

http://www.pdvsa.com/informes/2003.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 03, 2009, 08:05:13 PM
http://www.deepwateroperations.com/index.html

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Plan to attend, sponsor and exhibit at the 2009 conference and exhibition as the conference technical focus shifts to “Managing the Waves of Change.” As with our past conferences, proceedings will not be published and the press will not be invited to assure confidentiality between the attendees and the speakers. This allows the most up–to–date information to be shared.

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As with our past conferences, proceedings will not be published and the press will not be invited to assure confidentiality between the attendees and the speakers allowing the most up–to–date information to be shared.

Who Should Attend
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009 
   
5:00 –
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EXHIBIT HALL NETWORKIING RECEPTION Sponsored by:
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009 
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OPENING PLENARY SESSION Exhibit Hall A
 
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Eldon Ball - Conference Director - PennWell Corporation 

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
Gary Mitchell - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
What I Learned About Energy This Last Year
Scott Tinker - The University of Texas at Austin Sponsored by:

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SESSION 1 Exhibit Hall A
 
NEW PROJECT START-UPS
     Co-Chairs: Rusty Sawyer - Murphy E&P USA
     Dwight Johnston - Shell E&P Company 
Blind Faith Start-Up Review
     Emile Boudreaux - Chevron
     
Lessons learned from the Blind Faith start-up. 
 Review of Thunder Horse Start Up
     Sammy McDaniel - BP
     
The review of Thunder Horse Start Up presentation will discuss the actions taken to prepare for start up and the lessons learned during start up and ramp up of the facility. 
 Start-Up of FPSO P-54
     Carlos Alberto Martins Lastres - Petrobras 
   
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SAFETY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
     Co-Chairs: Bobby Fisher - Chevron Global
     Mike Autin - BHP Billiton 
 
 
Helicopter Safety
     Joe Gross - BHP Billiton

A review of recent major accidents, recent trends, and new initiatives in industry with a focus on the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. 
 
 
Search & Rescue / Emergency Evacuation Response
     Michael Worsham - StatoilHydro USA E&P 
 
 
The Benefits of Developing HSE Cases
     Kim Carswell - Shell 
   
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SESSION 3 Exhibit Hall A
 
OPERATIONAL SOLUTIONS AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
     Co-Chairs: Don Armijo - Shell International E&P
     Dwight Beadle - ConocoPhillips Company     
 Implementation of a Remote Operations Center for the Blind Faith Project in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
     Birlie Bourgeois - Chevron
This presentation will review the development of the Blind Faith Operations Center, focusing on why it was developed, the main lessons learned during development and some success cases from implementation during the start-up of the facility. 
 Independence Hub: Operational Challenges and the Impact on the MEG Reclamation System
Bob Buck - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
A review of the operational problems associated with the produced oil and with calcium from the produced water, and what Anadarko is doing to improve the MEG reclamation process on Independence Hub. 
 Technological Risk Assessment
John Illeman - TOTAL E&P USA, INC.
This presentation will include the justification for and methods used to develop a "Technological Risk Assessment" for major offshore assets. 
   
snip
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 
   
snip
 
SESSION 4 Exhibit Hall A
 
 NEW PROJECTS AND START-UPS
     Co-Chairs: Shawn Lurry - Baker Energy
     Mike Lynch - TOTAL E&P USA 
 Neptune TLP Reaches Capacity in 15 Days
     Michael Autin - BHP Billiton
 
BHP Billiton’s Neptune TLP achieved facility capacity in 15 days from first oil.  This presentation covers operations preparedness and commissioning activities leading to an incident free start up and high up-time operation.   
 
Operation Preparedness - Tahiti
     George Nix and Ali Al-Abdullah - Chevron
The Tahiti Operations Team ensured operational readiness by joining the project early and by executing a structured process that leveraged experience and resources from across Chevron Global Upstream. 
 
Start Up of Agbami FPSO – Deepwater Nigeria
     Bruce Williams - Chevron 
   
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SESSION 5 Exhibit Hall A
 
GULF OF MEXICO REGULATORY ISSUES
     Co-Chairs: Bob Nickola - Marathon Oil Company
     Cathy Thornton - J. Connor Consulting 
ISIP
     Rick Meyer and Grant Johnson – Shell and BP 
MMS Update for OCS Deepwater Operations
     Michael Saucier - Minerals Management Service
     
This presentation will cover deepwater leases, technology
and projects. 
 
Subpart O
     David Dykes - Minerals Management Service
Subpart O, what is working, what is not, what are the lessons learned? 
   
snip
 
SESSION 6 Exhibit Hall A
 
SUBSEA
     Co-Chair: Sergio Matos - Petrobras
     Craig Sherer - Chevron
     Jerome Meaux - Plains E&P 
Thunder Horse Subsea: An Overview
     John Bednar - BP
 
The presentation will provide an overview of the subsea system supporting Thunder Horse, with emphasis on path to recovery from weld issue. 
 
Subsea Integrity: How Do You Assure It When You Can't Inspect It?
     Dr. Bill Nisbet - Shell Exploration & Production Company 
   
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REMEMBER CHARLIE
     Charlie Morecraft
 

Jen Here is mention of Anadarko Petroleum in TM's Post!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Tamikosmom on June 03, 2009, 10:39:45 PM
So far we like the idea of compiling a list with backup about Schaefer and sending it to Lovett?

Just maybe one liners with a link for proof/backup per line?

 ::MonkeyConfused::

I like the idea ... I just cannot recall the topic being discused on the SM forum.

Link please.

Janet


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 04, 2009, 08:16:24 AM
Article on GeoLab........................

“Our idea is to keep our business focused for the moment on six areas – the Mediterranean, the North Sea, West Africa, the Middle East and, in the very next future, Far East and the Caspian Sea. We naturally want to enlarge our client base, which already includes the major oil contractors and oil operators, but possibly including geotechnical services in our portfolio as well.

“Our main efforts over the next 18 months will be increasing the business and competing with major players like Fugro,” says Pinto. “And we will do that not by acquisition, but partnering.

http://www.energydigital.com/GeoLab--Your-first-call_13348.aspx



Article with a photo of the DP GEO that GeoLab acquired from Subsea7..

http://cdiver.net/blog/tag/geolab/

Again.Remember that Veripos was awarded a contract by GeoLab..Be curious to the timing of the sell of the DP GEO and the contract with Veripos,which is a subsidiary of Subsea7??


View All Press Releases Geolab SRL

29 Feb 2008
Geolab Srl shall be assigning to the region our in-house dedicated DP Class 1 ROV survey support and light construction vessel the DP Geo which was formally the RSV Salgueiro recently acquired from Subsea 7 and is currently undergoing refurbishment in Europe the vessel shall be available in early April 2008
http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/page.cfm/T=m/Action=Press/PressID=104
 
 
  07/05/2008
 
Veripos has been awarded a further three-year contract by Naples-based GeoLab Srl, one of Europe's leading turnkey offshore survey and construction support organisations, for provision of high-precision GNSS positioning services. The contract extends the relationship between the two companies following an earlier three-year agreement
http://www.hydro-international.com/news/id2432-Geolab_Positioning_Contract.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 04, 2009, 08:17:07 AM
Yes that was it, thank you hotping!


Jen


   The First and Second Rounds.  A total of 27 oil companies (grouped in different consortiums) were awarded rights to drill 15 oil fields.  Since then, some companies have changed their participation in the different consortiums.  In 2003, Anadarko bought the participation of Union Pacific in the Oritupano-Leona field; ExxonMobil bought the participation of Ampolex in Quiamare-La Ceiba field and Repsol-YPF bought the participation of Union Pacific in the West Falcon field.  An average of 313 MBPD of crude oil was produced from these fields in 2003, and it is expected that such production will be approximately 405 MBPD when the fields are in substantially full operation by 2005.  As of December 31, 2003, these fields had estimated proved reserves of approximately 3.83 billion barrels of crude oil.  Under this initiative, foreign companies have invested $5,535 million since 1992.

http://www.pdvsa.com/informes/2003.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 04, 2009, 08:19:21 AM
So far we like the idea of compiling a list with backup about Schaefer and sending it to Lovett?

Just maybe one liners with a link for proof/backup per line?

 ::MonkeyConfused::

I like the idea ... I just cannot recall the topic being discused on the SM forum.

Link please.

Janet

Read post # 417 here on this thread, and then a couple more after it.  Those should explain the reasoning behind doing this.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 04, 2009, 12:43:09 PM
Hallin West managing director, Mike Arnold, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with GeoLab again and this is another ‘pearl’ from our successful association. This is a very important and major contract for all the parties involved and we are pleased to be connected with it.’

http://www.subseaworld.com/contracts/hallin-s-award-first-for-subsea-industry-03035.html


WHERE HAVE THEY WORKED TOGETHER BEFORE?


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 04, 2009, 12:54:30 PM
Hallin West managing director, Mike Arnold, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with GeoLab again and this is another ‘pearl’ from our successful association. This is a very important and major contract for all the parties involved and we are pleased to be connected with it.’

http://www.subseaworld.com/contracts/hallin-s-award-first-for-subsea-industry-03035.html


WHERE HAVE THEY WORKED TOGETHER BEFORE?

I BELIEVE SOMEONE MAY HAVE POSTED ABOUT THIS BEFORE BUT JUST NOW MAKING THE CONNECTION...

Hallin sends Quasar ROV to Tunisia
April 21, 2008 Hallin Marine has mobilised a six man team and one of its Quasar ROVs for ultimate
client BG Group for a pipelay project off Tunisia.The project in the Gulf of Gabes, some 100km off
Tunisia, will see the Quasar work from the Saipem operated ROV support vessel VOS Sympathy for
touchdown monitoring of the pipe for GeoLab of Italy. The ROV will operate in the Hasdrubal field in
sea depths of 62-67m and the project is scheduled to run for 90 days with a value of US$1.3million.
Mike Arnold, Managing Director of the West Division of Hallin Marine, said: “Hallin is pleased to be
working for the first time with GeoLab, who are a first-rate organisation, well known to many within the
Hallin organisation.”


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 04, 2009, 12:55:20 PM
LINK FOR POST ABOVE... ::MonkeyRoll:: ::MonkeyRoll:: ::MonkeyRoll::

http://www.verenigingmaartentromp.nl/nieuws/nieuws_2008_15.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Kermit on June 04, 2009, 01:31:51 PM
Doncha just know investors would love to have all of this information for their lawsuit.

April 20, 2007-  defendants conducted the IPO pursuant to a false and misleading
Registration Statement and Prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

4/25/07 - Louis Schafer and R. JOSHUA KOCH, JR. were selling their stocks

Schaefer sold or otherwise disposed of over 1.725 million shares of his Superior Offshore stock for proceeds of $25.87 million in the Offering.

Defendant Koch prepared and signed the materially false and misleading Registration Statement.
Koch sold 1.3 million shares of Superior Offshore stock through Schaefer Holdings LLP for
proceeds of $19.5 million in the Offering. During the relevant period, Koch sold an additional
64,667 shares of his Superior Offshore stock for proceeds of over $634,486.15.
Source: Case 6:08-cv-00400
Document 1
Filed 03/25/2008
Page 5 of 24


DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
COMPLAINT FOR VIOLATION OF THE FEDERAL SECURITIES LAWS


Case 6:08-cv-00400
Document 1
Filed 03/25/2008
Page 22 of 24
PROVOST & UMPHREY LAW FIRM, LLP
JOE KENDALL
3232 McKinney Avenue, Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75204
Telephone: 214/744-3000
214/744-3015 (fax)
Attorneys for Plaintiff





Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 04, 2009, 01:34:10 PM
I was just looking into Superior Offshore past execs, but didn't find anything current regarding their employment now.  I found Tom Amstrong's background interesting, as well as the date of the announcement. 

 
 
Published: November 14,2007Send to a friend


Superior Offshore International Inc. Announces Management Team Additions to Lead Global Subsea Operations
 
HOUSTON, Nov. 14, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Offshore International, Inc. today announced four new appointments to its global management team as well a senior management promotion.

"The appointment of this new management team is an important step in our strategic transition from a shallow water diving company to a leading provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services to the global offshore oil and gas industry," said Jim Mermis, Superior Offshore president and chief executive officer. "We are now poised to go forward with providing expanded expertise and resources to the global subsea market in the Middle East, West Africa, Southeast Asia and Mexico."

Steve Singer, Vice President -- Corporate Development and Tax, was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Singer joined the Company in July 2007 and reports to Roger Burks, Superior's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.

Tom Armstrong joined Superior as Vice President -- Special Projects. Based in Houston, he will be responsible for managing the integration of the Superior Achiever DP-III vessel, which is scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2008. Armstrong has 19 years' experience as a diver and operations manager with several companies, including CalDive International, Torch Offshore, Stolt Offshore and American Oilfield Divers. He reports to David Weinhoffer, Executive Vice President -- Commercial Operations.

Phil Doyle joined the Company as Vice President -- Americas, responsible for diving operations in North and South America. Doyle has more than 16 years of diving and diving operations management experience and formerly served as Global Divers & Marine Contractors' manager in charge of West Africa and Mexico. He is based in Houston and reports to Weinhoffer.

Richard Deitl Jr. has joined the company as Vice President of Superior's Middle East/Africa diving services, reporting to Weinhoffer. He is based in Houston and will be responsible for business development in those international markets. Deitl formerly served as Global Industries' regional manager in charge of West Africa diving operations and has more than 17 years of diving management experience in Africa.

John Whites III joined Superior as Vice President -- Business Development, based in Houston. Whites started his career in the petrochemical industry as a design engineer and project manager, then moved into the offshore pipeline industry. He has worked in the offshore industry in both the domestic and international markets for such companies as Cameron, Gripper/Hydrotech, Big Inch Marine Systems/American Oilfield Divers and most recently, Submar, Inc. Whites reports to Weinhoffer.

(snipped)

http://newsblaze.com/story/2007111415540100001.pz/topstory.html

                 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 04, 2009, 01:40:04 PM
On or around the date that Schaefer and others sold their shares of DEEP stock, Roger Burks, VP/CEO was a speaker at a Marine Forum - Latin America and the Caribbeean in South Beach, Miami, FL.  See page 2, Leading International Companies Discuss Operating in Latin America & Caribbean.

http://www.marinemoney.com/forums/Miami07/MiamiProgram2007Web.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 04, 2009, 01:46:33 PM
(snipped)

Trading Date Name Title Type Shares Traded Price
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 31 $8.84
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 94 $8.82
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 62 $8.80
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 187 $8.75
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 125 $8.74
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 94 $8.72
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 313 $8.71
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 658 $8.70
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 313 $8.69
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 94 $8.68
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 31 $8.64
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 31 $8.60
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 31 $8.50
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 94 $8.42
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 31 $8.34
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 31 $8.23
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 31 $8.22
11/15/07 SCHAEFER LOUIS E JR Sell 62 $8.17

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message469287/pg1


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 04, 2009, 02:06:24 PM
OCEAN BILL OF LADING
ImportGenius
BILL OF LADING
COPY
NON-NEGOTIABLE
BILL OF LADING NO.
SDCPCAPEFR120271
 SHIPPER
SUPERIOR OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL
69 DUNDONALD ST PORT OF SPAIN T
CONSIGNEE
SUPERIOR OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL .
900 S COLLEGE RD SUITE 301
NOTIFY PARTY
SUPERIOR OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL
900 S COLLEGE RD SUITE 301
VOYAGE NO.
00167
VESSEL NAME
CAPE FEAR
 ARRIVAL DATE
2007-12-08
PORT OF LOADING
PORT OF SPAIN, TR
PORT OF DISCHARGE
MORGAN CITY, LA. Particulars (1)
CONTAINER NO.  QTY.  DECLARATION OF GOODS (2)  CARGO WEIGHT  DIMENSIONS 
NC  148 PCS   142400 KG 


(NOTES)
(1) As declared by Shipper and not acknowledge by Carrier
(2) Said to containSIGNED BY/ON BEHALF OF CARRIER 3
 
http://www.importgenius.com/shipments/superior-offshore-international.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 04, 2009, 02:10:08 PM
Form 8-K for SUPERIOR OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL INC.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3-Dec-2007

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement



Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 29, 2007, Superior Offshore International, Inc. (the "Company") entered into an amendment (the "Amendment") to the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Agreement") dated October 18, 2007 with Ocean Flow International, L.L.C. ("Ocean Flow") pursuant to which the Company agreed to acquire, through a wholly owned subsidiary, all of the outstanding membership interests of Ocean Flow (the "Merger").
The Amendment extends the date after which the parties may terminate the Agreement if the closing of the Merger has not occurred from November 30, 2007 to December 28, 2007.
This report contains only a summary of certain provisions of the Amendment. The summary does not purport to be a complete summary of the Amendment and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment and the Agreement, which are filed as exhibits hereto.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed herewith:

2.1 Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 18, 2007, by and among Superior Offshore International, Inc., OFI Acquisition LLC, Ocean Flow International, L.L.C., and Karl Winter (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 16, 2007).*

2.2 Amendment No. 1 dated November 29, 2007 to Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 18, 2007, by and among Superior Offshore International, Inc., OFI Acquisition LLC, Ocean Flow International, L.L.C., and Karl Winter.

* Exhibits and schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. The Company hereby undertakes to furnish supplementally copies of any of the omitted exhibits and schedules upon request by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

http://br.us.biz.yahoo.com/e/071203/deepq.pk8-k.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 04, 2009, 02:13:47 PM
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,     
                  Plaintiff,

                  v.


CAL DIVE INTERNATIONAL, INC.,   
STOLT OFFSHORE S.A.,
STOLT OFFSHORE, INC., and
S&H DIVING, LLC,

                  Defendants.



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 CASE NO. 1:05CV02041

JUDGE: Emmet G. Sullivan

DECK TYPE: Antitrust

FILED: May 4, 2006
 


TRUSTEE'S REPORT PURSUANT TO
FINAL JUDGMENT


NOW COMES Louis M. Phillips ("Trustee"), appointed pursuant to the Final Judgment entered January 12, 2006 (the "Judgment"), who submits the following report pursuant to subsection F. of Article V of the Judgment.


1.


Trustee was appointed pursuant to an Order of this honorable Court entered on the docket of this proceeding as docket entry 15, on February 17, 2006.


2.


Subsequent to the Trustee's appointment the Trustee has been engaged in acquiring information concerning the Saturation Diving Assets.(1)


3.


After his Appointment, Trustee reached agreement with Cal Dive as to compensation to be paid the Trustee, so as to avoid future proceedings before this Court regarding the reasonableness of Trustee compensation and reimbursement. This compensation agreement has been approved by the United States.


4.


The focus of Trustee's initial work has been upon the M/V Seaway Defender. Trustee has been advised by Cal Dive(2) and by the United States that the Torch Saturation Diving System was sold by Cal Dive prior to the appointment of Trustee, that the M/V Midnight Carrier was not operating, and that the M/V Seaway Defender was being operated by Cal Dive and was therefore the most important asset to be placed into competition through divestiture.


5.


The M/V Seaway Defender is subject to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, dated March 17, 2006, which agreement has been amended by an Amendment to Agreement to Purchase and Sale, dated April 20, 2006 (collectively the agreement and amendment thereto are referred to as the "Purchase Agreement"). Cal Dive is a signatory to the Purchase Agreement. The United States has been advised as to the identity of the prospective Acquirer under the Purchase Agreement, and has given Trustee preliminary approval of the Acquirer. Presently the M/V Seaway Defender is not being operated by Cal Dive, and the prospective Acquirer is obtaining dry dock availability for the purpose of conducting the dry dock inspection described within the Purchase Agreement.


6.


Trustee has requested of Cal Dive information in its possession concerning the M/V Midnight Carrier, to provide Trustee with information necessary to the commencement of the marketing of that vessel.


7.


This report, submitted pursuant to subsection F. of Article V of the Judgment is submitted as a consolidated report covering the first two months subsequent to the appointment of Trustee.


8.


The parties with whom the Trustee has had contact regarding the M/V Seaway Defender, and the nature of the contracts are set forth as follows:


Epic Divers, Inc., 1841 Enterprise Drive, Ste. 200, Harvey, LA 70058. Epic is the signatory under the Purchase Agreement as Purchaser, and is the potential Acquirer under the Purchase Agreement.

Miller Divers, Inc., P.O. Box 1003, Fairhope AL 36533. Miller Divers contacted the Trustee expressing interest in the vessel, was provided information concerning the Judgment, the location of the vessel, and the contact within Cal Dive with whom arrangements could be made to view the vessel. Miller Divers subsequently advised Trustee that it should be deleted from the list of interested parties.

Hydro Dive Nigeria, Ltd., 19 B Festival Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The Trustee received a purchase offer from Hydro Dive and communicated the offer to the United States for review, as the offer was received within the Solicitation Period (as that term is defined within the Purchase Agreement). Trustee was advised by the United States that counsel would not recommend that the United States approve Hydro Dive as an Acquirer under the Judgment, and Hydro Dive was so advised by Trustee. Given the advice of the United States, the offer from Hydro Dive was not considered by Trustee to be an Acceptable Competing Offer (as that term is defined within the Purchase Agreement).

Superior Offshore International, Inc., 900 College Road, Suite 301, Lafayette, LA 70503. Trustee received an expression of interest from Superior Offshore, and provided to both Cal Dive and the United States details concerning this expression of interest. Trustee worked with Cal Dive to facilitate inspection of the M/V Seaway Defender by Superior Offshore. An inspection of the vessel was scheduled and Trustee advised Superior Offshore that a proposal should be submitted as quickly after the inspection as possible. Trustee did not receive further communication from Superior Offshore subsequent to the date of the scheduled inspection.

J.W. Bourgault and Associates, 2707 Highland Fern Court, Kingwood, Texas 77345. Subsequent to the execution of the Agreement of the Purchase and Sale (and prior to the execution of the Amendment to Agreement of Purchase and Sale), Trustee communicated with a representative of J.W. Bourgault and Associates concerning the possible interest of a Client of J.W. Bourgault and Associates in purchasing the M/V Seaway Defender. The Trustee advised that the vessel was under contract but that given the provisions of the Purchase Agreement allowing for termination under certain circumstances, the vessel would be made available for inspection, subject to the terms of the Purchase Agreement. Trustee provided the contact information of the person to be contacted at Cal Dive to arrange an inspection of the vessel. The representative of J.W. Bourgault and Associates also expressed interest in a vessel not subject to the Judgment and was advised by Trustee of the absence of authority to discuss assets outside the scope of the Judgment. Trustee also offered to provide information concerning the M/V Midnight Carrier, but has received no expression of interest in the marine vessel Midnight Carrier from J.W. Bourgault and Associates.

Marcon International, Inc., P.O. Box 1170, 9 NW Front St., Coupeville, WA 98239-1170. Marcon International, apparently a broker of vessels, contacted Trustee with an expression of interest in obtaining a brokerage arrangement in connection with the possibility of brokering a purchase by a client. Marcon International was advised by Trustee that the vessel was under contract, and that should the Purchase agreement be terminated, or the sale contemplated within the Purchase agreement not close, that Trustee would keep the address for the purpose of future communications. Marcon International was advised about the prospect of marketing the M/V Midnight Carrier, and Trustee may, but is under no obligation to, contact Marcon International in that regard.

10.


The Purchase Agreement provides an expected closing deadline prior to June 15, 2006.


11.


Trustee has maintained all written and e-mail communications concerning efforts to sell the Saturation Diving Assets.


12.


Prior to submission of this report, Trustee has provided it to the United States and Cal Dive for review.




 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this 3rd day of May, 2006

_______________/s/________________
Louis M. Phillips, Trustee
 




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FOOTNOTES


1. Capitalized terms not expressly defined have the definition given to them within the Judgment.

2. Subsequent to the Appointment of Trustee, Cal Dive changed its corporate designation to Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. Given that Cal Dive is a defined term within the Judgment it will be used within this report.
 

http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f216000/216032.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 04, 2009, 02:17:34 PM
Our Team

With now over 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry worldwide, Jean-Pierre Fontanille, Founder & Managing Director of Forst International, has established during his career an impressive network of relations to now benefit our present and future Clients in their decision making to enter new markets while sharpening their business development strategy.


 
 
Jean-Pierre Fontanille is the founder and Managing Director of Forst Int’l Group of companies. Jean-Pierre held Management positions with Comex Services / Stolt Comex Seaway during 17 years in Aberdeen – Scotland then in South East Asia – Balikpapan & Jakarta (Indonesia) then Miri & Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and finally Singapore. Then he joined PT Indo American Company in Jakarta to create the Oil & Gas Division where he held during 9 years the position of General Manager. He then moved to Middle East to establish the Dubai branch of Forst International Ltd. and joined Gulmar Offshore Middle East as Vice President Business Development. In 2 years Jean Pierre opened new markets in the Gulf of Mexico and Venezuela enabling Gulmar to secure long term contract for 5 DSV / MSVs. He then left Gulmar Offshore to join Superior Offshore International to open the Middle East Branch as Senior Vice President Middle-Far East & Africa enabling Superior Offshore to secure DSV activities for 2 year period in Middle East. Unfortunately Superior Offshore ceased its worldwide activities end April 2008. Jean-Pierre took the momentum to focus on the development of Forst International in Middle East while assisting Superior Offshore International to wind down their Dubai branch with his Personal Assistant/PRO, Antonette Quiambao.


http://www.forstdubai.com/websiteme1/Forst_Dubai.nsf/Link/Our_Team.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 04, 2009, 06:11:38 PM
Me thinks this might be Schaefer's twin brother....Sounds just like him..Ya think??? ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel::

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31108985


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 04, 2009, 07:34:32 PM
Superior Endeavour, an Offshore Support and Diving Vessel in Iraklion, Crete on 26th May 2008.

Photos here:

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=660200


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 04, 2009, 07:47:01 PM
Offshore Service Vessel. Photograph taken at Chaguaramas, Trinidad in 2008.

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=804202


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 04, 2009, 07:52:34 PM
Me thinks this might be Schaefer's twin brother....Sounds just like him..Ya think??? ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel::

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31108985
  ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 04, 2009, 07:53:23 PM
Great Finds 2NJ!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 04, 2009, 07:53:32 PM
Gulmar Condor
Photographers comment about this picture

Suez bay anchorage 21.06.07
Former Names
DP HUNTER
MIDNIGHT HUNTER

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=450491

 ::MonkeyShocked::  I thought they didn't rename them. 





Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 04, 2009, 08:02:19 PM
Beset by financial troubles, as per April 28th2008, Superior Offshore International has ceased all on going operations other than those deemed necessary to ensure safety of the public and employees and an orderlytransition of certain projects to its customers. All employees have terminated with the exception of those necessary to assist in the wind-down of company affairs. Board members James Perskey, Leon Codron and E.Donald Terry have resigned. Terry also resigned as president and CEO. Thomas E. Damon has resigned as the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Steven J. Singer has resigned as the company's executive vice president and general counsel. Wayne M. Rose has resigned as the company's seniorvice president - commercial and David Weinhoffer has been terminated as the company's executive vicepresident; however, Rose and Weinhoffer each have been rehired by the company to assist in the wind-downprocess. The board of directors has appointed H. Malcolm Lovett, Jr. as a director and as its chief restructuringofficer. Lovett will perform the duties and assume the responsibilities of the president of the company. As a resultof the resignations of the directors and officers described above and the appointment of Lovett as a director andchief restructuring officer, the company's board of directors currently consists of Lovett and Eric Smith, andLovett is the only executive officer of the company. Strategic Capital Corporation, a company controlled byLovett, has been engaged to provide financial advisory and restructuring services to Superior Offshore, receivingan initial retainer of US$ 150,000.

http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:cIafiSxtL9AJ:www.marcon.com/library/market_reports/2008/SU/SU04-08.pdf+%22Thomas+E.+Damon%22&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 04, 2009, 08:06:40 PM
Financially troubled Superior Offshore International has closed the sale of platform support vessel “Gulf DiverV” and selected onboard diving equipment to Legacy Offshore for US$ 4 million. The “Gulf Diver V” (ex-SalamRiver, ex-San Patricio, ex-Andrea Martin) is a 1974 Halter Marine built OSV with twin EMD 8-645E2 mainengines producing 1,950BHP. Under the purchase agreement, Superior Offshore has the option to repurchasethe vessel and equipment for the same price on Oct. 1, 2008. Legacy Offshore provided a deposit of US$ 1.8million in late March, which Superior Offshore used to make a scheduled payment on the charter of the divingsupport vessel “Gulmar Condor”. Superior Offshore would not have been able to make the payment without theLegacy deposit. Equipment sold as part of the deal includes four dive hoses, two dive ladders, three gas radios,two dive bells, one electric welder and one generator. “Gulf Diver V” weighs 900 tons and is 180 feet long. Thecompany is also amending its credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, with the commitments of the lendersterminating and the principal of all loans and unpaid interest becoming due and payable on May 8, 2008.Superior Offshore has agreed to sell a Kobelco CK 1600-2 crane located at the company’s fabrication facility inAmelia, La., and the 168-foot by 38-foot DSV “Gulf Diver IV”. Proceeds from the sales will be used for theprepayment of obligations under the credit agreement. (Note: see Corporate section for Superior’s subsequentdemise.)
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http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:cIafiSxtL9AJ:www.marcon.com/library/market_reports/2008/SU/SU04-08.pdf+%22Thomas+E.+Damon%22&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 04, 2009, 08:07:44 PM
Gulmar Condor
Photographers comment about this picture

Suez bay anchorage 21.06.07
Former Names
DP HUNTER
MIDNIGHT HUNTER

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=450491

 ::MonkeyShocked::  I thought they didn't rename them. 




Yep...I thought it was unlucky to rename Them.....  ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 04, 2009, 08:40:40 PM
Hotping,

Looks like we have been reading some of the same things regarding the execs at Superior....I obviously moved from them to vessels. 

Kent Bourg, Party Chief on the Persistence appears to be working for C-Logistics for about 10 years per files I was just reading.  That company is interesting in that there are many businesses partnered & vessel sharing, etc..  I didn't save the link but you'll find it.... E.Couchant (sp?).  Triton and others are involved.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 05, 2009, 12:14:32 AM
Hotping,

Looks like we have been reading some of the same things regarding the execs at Superior....I obviously moved from them to vessels. 

Kent Bourg, Party Chief on the Persistence appears to be working for C-Logistics for about 10 years per files I was just reading.  That company is interesting in that there are many businesses partnered & vessel sharing, etc..  I didn't save the link but you'll find it.... E.Couchant (sp?).  Triton and others are involved.
Thanks 2NJ....I'll check it out! 


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 05, 2009, 12:30:25 AM
 ::MonkeyShocked::

February 3, 2007

Fatality:

Saturation Diver with Superior Offshore International in the Gulf of Mexico.  No further details available at this time.  Reported by:  Superior Offshore International; Reported to:  USCG, MS, ADCI.

http://www.adc-int.org/safe.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 05, 2009, 12:39:37 AM
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT - JAMES J. MERMIS

http://agreements.realdealdocs.com/Employment-Agreement/EMPLOYMENT-AGREEMENT-JAMES-J--MERMIS-1500808/

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT - ROGER D. BURKS

http://agreements.realdealdocs.com/Employment-Agreement/EMPLOYMENT-AGREEMENT-ROGER-D--BURKS-1512191/

This Employment Agreement involves Superior Offshore International, Inc | David Weinhoffer

http://agreements.realdealdocs.com/Employment-Agreement/EMPLOYMENT-AGREEMENT-1690097/

This Loan Agreement involves JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA | SUPERIOR OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL, INC

http://agreements.realdealdocs.com/Loan-Agreement/CREDIT-AGREEMENT-1689638/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 05, 2009, 12:45:46 AM
::MonkeyShocked::

February 3, 2007

Fatality:

Saturation Diver with Superior Offshore International in the Gulf of Mexico.  No further details available at this time.  Reported by:  Superior Offshore International; Reported to:  USCG, MS, ADCI.

http://www.adc-int.org/safe.htm

I remember finding this last year....not sure if I posted it or saved it....will have to look...   ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 05, 2009, 01:07:42 AM
::MonkeyShocked::

February 3, 2007

Fatality:

Saturation Diver with Superior Offshore International in the Gulf of Mexico.  No further details available at this time.  Reported by:  Superior Offshore International; Reported to:  USCG, MS, ADCI.

http://www.adc-int.org/safe.htm

I remember finding this last year....not sure if I posted it or saved it....will have to look...   ::MonkeyConfused::
I just could not believe that through all the searching that I have done that I had not seen this before.....  ::MonkeyEek::

Good Night 2NJ....I have out of town company coming in tomorrow...I will check in when I can.....keep up the good work.....Justice for Natalee is Just around the corner as billb would say!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: jen3560 on June 05, 2009, 08:45:10 AM
Me thinks this might be Schaefer's twin brother....Sounds just like him..Ya think??? ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel::

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31108985

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 05, 2009, 01:23:52 PM
Me thinks this might be Schaefer's twin brother....Sounds just like him..Ya think??? ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel:: ::cartwheel::

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31108985

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

So..The SEC is going after this Yahoo!When is it Schaefer's turn? ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: crazybabyborg on June 05, 2009, 01:37:30 PM
O/T: Just thought that California Monkeys might be interested:

Just heard a news alert. The arsonists that set one of the California fires; the one where the firefighters were killed, has just been sentenced to death!


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 05, 2009, 02:12:07 PM
O/T: Just thought that California Monkeys might be interested:

Just heard a news alert. The arsonists that set one of the California fires; the one where the firefighters were killed, has just been sentenced to death!

Thanx CBB. ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on June 05, 2009, 06:26:58 PM
http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_57655.php

Google translation:

The oil does not wait 5 Jun, 2009, 16:00 (GMT -04:00)

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The referendum is over and the result is clear: the population has with self Curaçao at the Round Table Conference Agreements. The leadership of the island so the implementation of the mandate with diligence address, so that emphasis needs to be conducted, that Curaçao per 1 January, 2010 as the country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands is credited. With only one layer of administration so that this benefit is finally achieved and the heavily criticized rich laws, which in practice will prove their value or useless. If 1 January, 2010 really is not possible, than 2 July, 2010, Curaçao vlaggendag not a great time for the inauguration of Curaçao as a country to celebrate?

But first, the politicians as to see some extended time necessary to have a go nakibbelen about who, where and when born what has voted and the rest of the blame, research certainly has its value, but the best the hands of the scholar heads can be left: sociologists, psycho-social analysts, statisticians. Political leaders need political decisions, which the country somewhere to go perform. In Curacao, for example, and independent as soon as possible, because there are other developments under way, where political leaders were right to do their regard. Developments that a certain (negative) impact on the country, especially if political leaders do not make decisions, who influences mitigate or prevent. The development of the oil price is such a case.

The price for crude oil has been a while stuck at around 60 dollars per barrel. This happens at a time when almost all major economies in the world in a (heavy) recession ended up. Car sales in these countries, for example 10, 20 or even 30 percent or more decreased. Airplane Travel, especially as profitable business, are less radical. There is less rental of office buildings, so less air conditioning or heating. This means that millions of liters of oil less per year. And yet the crude oil price is not 30 or 35 dollars per barrel dropped. Yet he remains around 60 dollars per barrel in place. What does this mean for the development of this award as the world economy on a half to two years will attract? It means that the crude oil very quickly in the three-digit levels may end up with consequences for the economy and social development. Therefore, the rich industrial countries feverishly engaged to other energy sources to tap for their dependence on crude oil reduction. The automotive industry is developing at an accelerating pace, for example hybrid or electric cars. Hybrid cars are cars, both electric motors as normal fuel engines (hence oil) use. The electric motors may be normal, however, much smaller engines and thus are more economical.

What does the political leadership of Curaçao meantime? Do we view these developments? Apparently it is not. As mentioned, their attention to the time for the sequel of the referendum. Curaçao, however, should as soon as possible policies that secure our energy needs. Policy on energy. We depend on increasingly expensive oil? What do we end with the offer of Isla Director Pedro Jimenez to import electricity from Venezuela via cable and therefore our energy costs in half? Venezuela is in use or recently discovered massive new gas fields and their internal energy remains for ultra low.

What awaits Curacao to this source to tap? Solar and wind are great options in Curaçao. But the big investment is the fastest-efficient such as our cars (electric cars) in the planning process. Extremely important is, in short, which focuses on administrative Curaçao of Curaçao loswrikken from the Dutch Antilles related, based on the outcome of the referendum. Includes the establishment of a targeted and effective governance structure that quickly responds to, inter alia, the oil problem and the island towards prosperity forward.

HITZIG BAZUR
Curaçao


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 05, 2009, 06:37:18 PM
Thanks TM!  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 05, 2009, 06:38:31 PM
ValueStaff Management

Roger D. Burks, Chairman & CEO: Roger Burks has extensive experience in accounting, finance, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and financial reporting for numerous energy companies.  From January 1982 until August 2002, Mr. Burks worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he served as Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Gulf Coast Energy Practice. Following his twenty year tenure at Deloitte, Mr. Burks served as Managing Partner of a financial consulting services firm from August 2002 until June 2006. Beginning in December 2006 until March 2008, Mr. Burks served in the role of Chief Financial Officer and Board Member for Superior Offshore International, a publicly-traded energy-services company.   Beginning in July 2008, Mr. Burks has served as Chairman & CEO of ValueStaff, a high-quality, low-cost provider of temporary and permanent staffing solutions.  Mr. Burks is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northeast Missouri State University.


http://www.valuestaffinc.com/Management.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 05, 2009, 07:42:54 PM
STEVE HOLLOWAY..

"Thanks to the staff at scared monkeys. Red you are a great man and again THANKS!!!!! and God bless"



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 05, 2009, 07:43:22 PM
STEVE HOLLOWAY..

"Thanks to the staff at scared monkeys. Red you are a great man and again THANKS!!!!! and God bless"



http://scaredmonkeys.com/2009/06/05/it-appears-that-aruba-reads-scared-monkeys-for-more-than-just-information-on-natalee-holloway-rudy-croes-as-well/#comments


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 05, 2009, 10:07:45 PM

Go to link below and read pdf files under news heading




http://www.legacyoffshore.com/


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 05, 2009, 11:02:23 PM

Go to link below and read pdf files under news heading




http://www.legacyoffshore.com/

Great stuff HotPing.Time is on our side..They will get down to South America soon...Whadda ya bet?? ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 05, 2009, 11:46:53 PM

Go to link below and read pdf files under news heading




http://www.legacyoffshore.com/

Great stuff HotPing.Time is on our side..They will get down to South America soon...Whadda ya bet?? ::MonkeyCool::
  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 05, 2009, 11:47:53 PM
End of The Road For Superior Offshore
April 17, 2008

PrintEmail to a FriendAnalysis by: GLG Expert Contributor
Analysis of: Superior Offshore International sells PSV, offers DSV
Published at: www.energycurrent.com
Implications
Subsea contractor Superior Offshore is selling off assets in a bid to avoid bankruptcy. Meanwhile lawsuits are flying along with allegations of mismanagement, insider trading and stock fraud.

Analysis
The current situation at Superior Offshore is causing many to ask how this could have happened when most other offshore oilfield contractors are enjoying a boom and reaping record profits.

Superior Offshore were basically a small shallow water diving company that did extremely well from post hurricane susbsea repair work in the Gulf Of Mexico.  Rapid expansion followed, along with borrowing to purchase new major assets and refurbish older existing equipment, it is rumored that $45 million was spent refitting a 26 year old dive ship.  Investors were not to know that Superior Offshore was already in trouble at the time of the IPO in April 2007, its core market was drying up and poor management decisions resulted in sub standard operational execution. It has been all downhill since company insiders cashed in their shares in the late summer of 2007.

There have been changes at the top of the company and current management hopes that it can turn things around by selling assets and restructuring debt, this seems unlikely considering the hole Superior is in and is just delaying the inevitable.

There are many lessons to be learned from the debacle at Superior Offshore, the least of which is that even in a boom market the basics of good business management and ethics can't be abandoned in the pursuit of profit.


Analyses are solely the work of the authors and have not been edited or endorsed by GLG.
Contributed by a Member of the GLG Energy & Industrials Councils

http://www.glgroup.com/News/End-of-The-Road-For-Superior-Offshore-23810.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 12:21:06 AM
Superior Offshore secures $80 million loan commitment
Superior Offshore International has received an $80 million, 5–year term loan commitment from AIG Equipment Finance Co. This new facility will replace the existing $55 million term loan with Fortis Capital Corp. and will have an interest rate of LIBOR plus 400 basis points, with a scheduled rate reduction upon the delivery of the Superior Achiever. Funds are expected to assist with the company’s DP–III vessel, Superior Achiever.

http://www.ogfj.com/index/article-display/318058/s-articles/s-oil-gas-financial-journal/s-volume-5/s-issue-1/s-industry-briefs/s-pioneer-closes-sale-of-canadian-assets.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 12:43:27 AM
Superior Offshore International develops and services an array of navigational aids that assist mariners in making safe landfall, mark isolated dangers, enable pilots to follow channels, and provide a continuous chain of charted marks for precise piloting in coastal waters. Primarily,these navigational aids include smart buoys or “Louis buoys,” named after Louis Schaefer Jr, owner and president of Superior. These “Louie buoys” can be lighted or unlighted sound buoys or combined buoys or combination buoys which have both an audible and visual signal.

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:VXIRB-OPWlEJ:216.139.243.63/_docs/magazine/2006-os_jan.pdf+superior+offshore+international&cd=216&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 12:49:07 AM
Foreign court orders/US class action notices

https://www.euroclear.com/site/publishedFile?DocumentName=Notice_Superior_Offshore_Intl_Chapter_11_tcm87-136025.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 06, 2009, 01:03:45 AM
End of The Road For Superior Offshore
April 17, 2008

PrintEmail to a FriendAnalysis by: GLG Expert Contributor
Analysis of: Superior Offshore International sells PSV, offers DSV
Published at: www.energycurrent.com
Implications
Subsea contractor Superior Offshore is selling off assets in a bid to avoid bankruptcy. Meanwhile lawsuits are flying along with allegations of mismanagement, insider trading and stock fraud.

Analysis
The current situation at Superior Offshore is causing many to ask how this could have happened when most other offshore oilfield contractors are enjoying a boom and reaping record profits.

Superior Offshore were basically a small shallow water diving company that did extremely well from post hurricane susbsea repair work in the Gulf Of Mexico.  Rapid expansion followed, along with borrowing to purchase new major assets and refurbish older existing equipment, it is rumored that $45 million was spent refitting a 26 year old dive ship.  Investors were not to know that Superior Offshore was already in trouble at the time of the IPO in April 2007, its core market was drying up and poor management decisions resulted in sub standard operational execution. It has been all downhill since company insiders cashed in their shares in the late summer of 2007.

There have been changes at the top of the company and current management hopes that it can turn things around by selling assets and restructuring debt, this seems unlikely considering the hole Superior is in and is just delaying the inevitable.

There are many lessons to be learned from the debacle at Superior Offshore, the least of which is that even in a boom market the basics of good business management and ethics can't be abandoned in the pursuit of profit.
Analyses are solely the work of the authors and have not been edited or endorsed by GLG.
Contributed by a Member of the GLG Energy & Industrials Councils

http://www.glgroup.com/News/End-of-The-Road-For-Superior-Offshore-23810.html

You're amazing....you're whipping out all this info....    ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 01:24:26 AM
End of The Road For Superior Offshore
April 17, 2008

PrintEmail to a FriendAnalysis by: GLG Expert Contributor
Analysis of: Superior Offshore International sells PSV, offers DSV
Published at: www.energycurrent.com
Implications
Subsea contractor Superior Offshore is selling off assets in a bid to avoid bankruptcy. Meanwhile lawsuits are flying along with allegations of mismanagement, insider trading and stock fraud.

Analysis
The current situation at Superior Offshore is causing many to ask how this could have happened when most other offshore oilfield contractors are enjoying a boom and reaping record profits.

Superior Offshore were basically a small shallow water diving company that did extremely well from post hurricane susbsea repair work in the Gulf Of Mexico.  Rapid expansion followed, along with borrowing to purchase new major assets and refurbish older existing equipment, it is rumored that $45 million was spent refitting a 26 year old dive ship.  Investors were not to know that Superior Offshore was already in trouble at the time of the IPO in April 2007, its core market was drying up and poor management decisions resulted in sub standard operational execution. It has been all downhill since company insiders cashed in their shares in the late summer of 2007.

There have been changes at the top of the company and current management hopes that it can turn things around by selling assets and restructuring debt, this seems unlikely considering the hole Superior is in and is just delaying the inevitable.

There are many lessons to be learned from the debacle at Superior Offshore, the least of which is that even in a boom market the basics of good business management and ethics can't be abandoned in the pursuit of profit.
Analyses are solely the work of the authors and have not been edited or endorsed by GLG.
Contributed by a Member of the GLG Energy & Industrials Councils

http://www.glgroup.com/News/End-of-The-Road-For-Superior-Offshore-23810.html

You're amazing....you're whipping out all this info....    ::MonkeyCool::
Thank You 2NJ...I'm just reading and posting what I think is interesting!  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 01:50:21 AM
CEO James Mermis of Superior Offshore International (DEEP-$7.83) stated, "Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Roger Burks and I do not plan to make any additional sales this year and have terminated our 10b5-1 trading plans. We both believe Superior Offshore common stock is undervalued at current levels based on peer trading multiples and our financial guidance for the remainder of 2007 and 2008."

http://10qdetective.blogspot.com/2007/11/weekend-stock-alerts-november-18-2007.html

 ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 01:54:36 AM
To succeed, Silbert will have to attract people like Julie Long, the U.S. controller of Kongsberg Maritime Inc., a Norwegian company selling offshore drilling equipment and services. Kongsberg held an unpaid bill for $109,000 owed by Superior Offshore International Inc., a Lafayette, Louisiana, oil-services provider that filed for bankruptcy in April.

Soon after Superior's court filing more than 20 investors called or e-mailed her with offers, she said.

`In the Trash'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=email_en&refer=us&sid=akk7HGbIfmRE


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 01:57:04 AM
http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:jlmCaNMosRAJ:www.in.gov/legislative/legislators/2008/koch.pdf+superior+offshore+international&cd=269&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 02:04:27 AM
Major U.S. Investors:


•Hydrocarbons: Chevron, EOG Resources, Anadarko/Kerr-McGee and Fluor Summit.
•Oilfield Services: Halliburton, Anderson Smith Drilling, Atlantic Maritime Drilling, Baker Hughes, Baroid Services, Global Marine Drilling, Tidewater Marine, Superior Offshore International

http://www.state.gov/e/eeb/ifd/2008/101020.htm


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 02:07:18 AM
Superior Offshore International (DEEP) delayed filing its annual report, warned that the company is experiencing a severe cash shortfall and is exploring the possible sale of the company.

Published: 04/02/08 12:19 PM EDT

http://markets.about.com/about?GUID=5070992&Page=MediaViewer&Ticker=PAY


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 02:12:35 AM
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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 06, 2009, 01:42:29 PM
As a result of this positive cooperation and realizing the joint potential, Subtech Diving was acquired by Superior Offshore International

http://www.focusreports.net/reports/energy/hydrocarbon-south-africa-2.pdf

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:OwKj4JO11wgJ:www.focusreports.net/reports/energy/hydrocarbon-south-africa-2.pdf+superior+offshore+international&cd=321&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on June 06, 2009, 03:36:36 PM
http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_57661.php

Google translation:

Easy earned company PdVSA

5 Jun, 2009, 16:01 (GMT -04:00)

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The government of President Hugo Chávez Frias has its power in the oil industry, last month 60 oil contractor companies nationalized. This was done in by Chávez's new laws. Companies that many years the Venezuelan oil industry have helped to see everything they owned, disappear, seized. "Now, it is company PdVSA," says Chávez. Wood Group, a partner in the consortium, explains that they have incorporated company PdVSA, after a consortium of default because of late payments and other contractual disputes with company PdVSA had handed over. Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez said that the law also may affect the U.S. natural gas processor and distributor Williams Companies Inc.. The management of Williams says in a statement that the Venezuelan government gascompressie two of its plants in eastern Venezuela took.

In April of this year, the company 241 million dollars have decided to write on unpaid costs of company PdVSA. It has not helped. PDVSA, Venezuela's state oil company, collides against everyone. Internal and external service providers who help Venezuela to process its heavy crude oil, have billions of dollars outstanding, and again forced term contracts with 40 percent lower. They are a chance to be nationalized, if they resist. Several foreign contractors have put their stop work due to late payments. Also Boots & Coots International Well Control, the Houston-based oil and gasdienstenonderneming said in a statement to be suspended because they are just too many have said about late payments received. Chávez wants to acquisitions production of Venezuela's oil company PdVSA reduce by 20 percent, or 500 million dollars. They have earned worldwide 12 billion dollars last year! Very easy if you nationalises creditors and your own balance move.

ANDRES CASIMIRI
Curaçao


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 06, 2009, 10:40:18 PM
"Seacraft is currently making modifications to the M/V Big E for Legacy Offshore of
Broussard. The vessel is going into service as a Dive Support vessel for the Gulf of Mexico.
::MonkeyCool::

Very interesting ehhh... ::MonkeyCool::

A special Thanks to the following
Seacraft employees:
October Anniversaries:
Shane Oubre 3 years
Seth Crawford 1 year
Clarence Charatain 5 years
Orlando Banks 1 year
Terry Broussard 10 years

http://www.seacraftshipyard.com/Newsletters/October%2008%20Seacraft%20WEB.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 06, 2009, 11:15:12 PM
"Seacraft is currently making modifications to the M/V Big E for Legacy Offshore of
Broussard. The vessel is going into service as a Dive Support vessel for the Gulf of Mexico.
::MonkeyCool::

Very interesting ehhh... ::MonkeyCool::

A special Thanks to the following
Seacraft employees:
October Anniversaries:
Shane Oubre 3 years
Seth Crawford 1 year
Clarence Charatain 5 years
Orlando Banks 1 year
Terry Broussard 10 years

http://www.seacraftshipyard.com/Newsletters/October%2008%20Seacraft%20WEB.pdf

Darryl Daigle - Accounting

http://www.seacraftshipyard.com/contact.htm

SILVETTI GROUP CONTACTS

MANAGING MEMBER: JOHN D. SILVETTI
GENERAL MANAGER: CONRAD DAIGLE


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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 06, 2009, 11:20:15 PM
"Seacraft is currently making modifications to the M/V Big E for Legacy Offshore of
Broussard. The vessel is going into service as a Dive Support vessel for the Gulf of Mexico.
::MonkeyCool::

Very interesting ehhh... ::MonkeyCool::

A special Thanks to the following
Seacraft employees:
October Anniversaries:
Shane Oubre 3 years
Seth Crawford 1 year
Clarence Charatain 5 years
Orlando Banks 1 year
Terry Broussard 10 years

http://www.seacraftshipyard.com/Newsletters/October%2008%20Seacraft%20WEB.pdf

Darryl Daigle - Accounting

http://www.seacraftshipyard.com/contact.htm

SILVETTI GROUP CONTACTS

MANAGING MEMBER: JOHN D. SILVETTI
GENERAL MANAGER: CONRAD DAIGLE


And the Wheels on the bus go round and round...... ::MonkeyDevil::



As some of the names are common,i'm throwing them out there.. ::MonkeyCool::

February Birthdays:
Irvin TrahanGlynn Haines
Darryl Daigle

http://www.seacraftshipyard.com/Newsletters/February%202009%20Seacraft%20WEB.pdf


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 07, 2009, 01:18:08 AM
February 22 2008


Superior Offshore International Inc. took a strategic dive into the deep end of the energy services pool last year. A tumultuous 2007 left the Houston subsea construction and diving services company gasping for air.

During 2007, the stock price has plummeted more than 60 percent since April, when Superior Offshore staged an initial public offering.

The departure of company CEO James Murmis in late January capped months of exits through a revolving door in the management suite (see related box on page 61A).

Newly appointed CEO E. Donald Terry has already rolled up his sleeves and made some cost-saving moves during his first three weeks on the job.

Terry, an independent director at the company since April 2007, has more than 45 years of experience in subsea construction and commercial diving, including a stint in the 1980s with Cal Dive International Inc. and more recently as a consultant to Horizon Offshore Inc.

"I've been looking at the core business mix, and I'm still racking up numbers and cost effects. I've got a lot of experience doing this," Terry says.

Superior miscalculated in attempting to break into the big leagues, says analyst David Lee Smith of The Motley Fool investment advisory firm.

He says the company appeared to be trying to emulate the success of a much bigger Houston-based competitor, Oceaneering International Inc., which has a $3.5 billion market capitalization and dwarfs Superior in size.

"When they went public they knew this was a market dominated by Oceaneering International but figured, 'Why couldn't there be two companies in that space?' But you don't just flip a switch and make all those changes they had in mind," Smith says.

At this point, the diving company is in a race against the clock to regroup and resurface with a retooled business plan.

Says Smith: "It's going to take time to turn this around."

Submerged strategy
Superior Offshore had high hopes entering 2007.

That's when the service provider to oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico decided to go global.

The strategic plan called for expanded service offerings to add deepwater customers and also take Superior into international markets in the Middle East, Far East and Africa.

The company opened an office in Dubai, and in late 2007 appointed a senior vice president to run international operations.

Superior had lined up significant contracts to repair subsea pipelines and production platforms damaged by Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina and Rita.

Proceeds from the $152 million initial public offering on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in April were earmarked to pay down debt and expand Superior's fleet of seven oceangoing vessels to take on more subsea construction work.

A drop-off of business in the Gulf scuttled the strategic plan, says Motley Fool analyst Smith.

"Activity in the Gulf began to pull back and they couldn't fall back on international contracts like the huge oil patch companies such as Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd. So they were between a rock and a hard place," says Smith.

Analyst David Smith of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., hastily lowered earnings estimates for Superior Offshore in August 2007. He dropped them again in November after the company reported sharply lower earnings for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, along with a loss of 5 cents a share for the nine-month period compared to a profit of $2.54 a share a year earlier.

Newly appointed CEO Terry is already taking steps to scale back the company's financial commitments.

He announced Feb. 12 that the company has restructured its remotely operated vehicle division, which had been rapidly expanding in anticipation of bringing in more business. Instead of hiring technical support teams, Superior Offshore will use third-party contractors.

At this point, he says, the company still intends to focus on both shallow-water and deepwater Gulf markets for subsea construction.

"I think we'll have a fairly good market this year in both," Terry says.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2008/02/25/story2.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on June 07, 2009, 07:16:44 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/cgibin?rqstyp=crpdtlC&rqsdta=34887107K

Charter/Organization ID: 34887107K

Name: GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C.


Prior Name: SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C., J. D. ( 4/12/2000)

Type Entity: Limited Liability Company

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State)

Last Report Filed on 08/01/2002

2009 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate       Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

Domicile Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

File Date: 02/03/2000

Registered Agent (Appointed 8/01/2002): GERALD J. CASEY, 1709 W. PRIEN LAKE RD., LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601

Member: JOHN DAVID SILVETTI, II, 401B MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Manager: PERRY BALLS, 401 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Member: GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES, LTD., FERRY HOUSE, SOUTH DENES RD GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK, NR30, 3PJ, UNITED KINGDOM


Amendments on File
REVOKED (05/15/2007)
DOMESTIC LLC AGENT/DOMICILE CHANGE (05/23/2002)
NAME CHANGE (04/12/2000)
APPOINTING, CHG OR RESIGN OF OFFICER (04/12/2000)


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 07, 2009, 07:39:41 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/cgibin?rqstyp=crpdtlC&rqsdta=34887107K

Charter/Organization ID: 34887107K

Name: GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C.


Prior Name: SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C., J. D. ( 4/12/2000)

Type Entity: Limited Liability Company

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State) Last Report Filed on 08/01/2002

2009 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate       Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

Domicile Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

File Date: 02/03/2000

Registered Agent (Appointed 8/01/2002): GERALD J. CASEY, 1709 W. PRIEN LAKE RD., LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601

Member: JOHN DAVID SILVETTI, II, 401B MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Manager: PERRY BALLS, 401 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Member: GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES, LTD., FERRY HOUSE, SOUTH DENES RD GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK, NR30, 3PJ, UNITED KINGDOM


Amendments on File
REVOKED (05/15/2007)
DOMESTIC LLC AGENT/DOMICILE CHANGE (05/23/2002)
NAME CHANGE (04/12/2000)
APPOINTING, CHG OR RESIGN OF OFFICER (04/12/2000)
That's Interesting TM.....The One I have says Revoked by Secretary of State

Business Name:GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, LLC
Officer's Physical:401  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:1709  Prien Lake   Rd,  Lake Charles,  LA  70601
Mailing Address:319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Physical Address:319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Corporate ID:LA34887107K
Filing State:LA
Start Date:02/03/2000
Status:
INACTIVE CHARTER REVOKED BY SECRETARY OF STATE
Registry Number:34887107K
Address(es):401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
1709  Prien Lake   Rd,  Lake Charles,  LA  70601
401  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officers/Directors:
Officer/Owner Name:BALLS,  PERRY
Officer/Owner Name:CASEY,  GERALD  J
Officer/Owner Name:SILVETTI,  JOHN  D
Officer/Owner Name:SILVETTI,  JOHN  DAVID
Associated Business(es):
Business Name:SAFETY-BRAKE SALES INC
Business Name:SOUTHWEST CONSULTANTS, INC
Business Name:CDL SAFETY SERVICE, INC
Business Name:BLOMSNESS, ARMSTRONG & THEBAULT, INC
Business Name:NUTRITION SUPPORT CENTER, INC
Business Name:HUNT-PAINTER, A LOUISIANA ORDINARY PARTNERSHIP IN COMMENDAM
Business Name:DR DAVID J WOODARD, MD, LLC
Business Name:ADH ENTERPRISES, INC

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Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: texasmom on June 07, 2009, 07:56:24 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/cgibin?rqstyp=crpdtlC&rqsdta=34887107K

Charter/Organization ID: 34887107K

Name: GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C.


Prior Name: SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C., J. D. ( 4/12/2000)

Type Entity: Limited Liability Company

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State) Last Report Filed on 08/01/2002

2009 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate       Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

Domicile Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

File Date: 02/03/2000

Registered Agent (Appointed 8/01/2002): GERALD J. CASEY, 1709 W. PRIEN LAKE RD., LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601

Member: JOHN DAVID SILVETTI, II, 401B MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Manager: PERRY BALLS, 401 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Member: GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES, LTD., FERRY HOUSE, SOUTH DENES RD GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK, NR30, 3PJ, UNITED KINGDOM


Amendments on File
REVOKED (05/15/2007)  
DOMESTIC LLC AGENT/DOMICILE CHANGE (05/23/2002)
NAME CHANGE (04/12/2000)
APPOINTING, CHG OR RESIGN OF OFFICER (04/12/2000)
That's Interesting TM.....The One I have says Revoked by Secretary of State

Business Name:GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, LLC
Officer's Physical:401  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:1709  Prien Lake   Rd,  Lake Charles,  LA  70601
Mailing Address:319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Physical Address:319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Corporate ID:LA34887107K
Filing State:LA
Start Date:02/03/2000
Status:
INACTIVE CHARTER REVOKED BY SECRETARY OF STATE
Registry Number:34887107K
Address(es):401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
1709  Prien Lake   Rd,  Lake Charles,  LA  70601
401  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officers/Directors:
Officer/Owner Name:BALLS,  PERRY
Officer/Owner Name:CASEY,  GERALD  J
Officer/Owner Name:SILVETTI,  JOHN  D
Officer/Owner Name:SILVETTI,  JOHN  DAVID
Associated Business(es):
Business Name:SAFETY-BRAKE SALES INC
Business Name:SOUTHWEST CONSULTANTS, INC
Business Name:CDL SAFETY SERVICE, INC
Business Name:BLOMSNESS, ARMSTRONG & THEBAULT, INC
Business Name:NUTRITION SUPPORT CENTER, INC
Business Name:HUNT-PAINTER, A LOUISIANA ORDINARY PARTNERSHIP IN COMMENDAM
Business Name:DR DAVID J WOODARD, MD, LLC
Business Name:ADH ENTERPRISES, INC

WWW.privateeye.com

Mine does too, I highlighted it in red.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 07, 2009, 08:33:27 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/cgibin?rqstyp=crpdtlC&rqsdta=34887107K

Charter/Organization ID: 34887107K

Name: GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C.


Prior Name: SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C., J. D. ( 4/12/2000)

Type Entity: Limited Liability Company

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State) Last Report Filed on 08/01/2002

2009 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate       Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

Domicile Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

File Date: 02/03/2000

Registered Agent (Appointed 8/01/2002): GERALD J. CASEY, 1709 W. PRIEN LAKE RD., LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601

Member: JOHN DAVID SILVETTI, II, 401B MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Manager: PERRY BALLS, 401 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Member: GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES, LTD., FERRY HOUSE, SOUTH DENES RD GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK, NR30, 3PJ, UNITED KINGDOM


Amendments on File
REVOKED (05/15/2007)  
DOMESTIC LLC AGENT/DOMICILE CHANGE (05/23/2002)
NAME CHANGE (04/12/2000)
APPOINTING, CHG OR RESIGN OF OFFICER (04/12/2000)
That's Interesting TM.....The One I have says Revoked by Secretary of State

Business Name:GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, LLC
Officer's Physical:401  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:1709  Prien Lake   Rd,  Lake Charles,  LA  70601
Mailing Address:319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Physical Address:319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Corporate ID:LA34887107K
Filing State:LA
Start Date:02/03/2000
Status:
INACTIVE CHARTER REVOKED BY SECRETARY OF STATE
Registry Number:34887107K
Address(es):401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
1709  Prien Lake   Rd,  Lake Charles,  LA  70601
401  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officers/Directors:
Officer/Owner Name:BALLS,  PERRY
Officer/Owner Name:CASEY,  GERALD  J
Officer/Owner Name:SILVETTI,  JOHN  D
Officer/Owner Name:SILVETTI,  JOHN  DAVID
Associated Business(es):
Business Name:SAFETY-BRAKE SALES INC
Business Name:SOUTHWEST CONSULTANTS, INC
Business Name:CDL SAFETY SERVICE, INC
Business Name:BLOMSNESS, ARMSTRONG & THEBAULT, INC
Business Name:NUTRITION SUPPORT CENTER, INC
Business Name:HUNT-PAINTER, A LOUISIANA ORDINARY PARTNERSHIP IN COMMENDAM
Business Name:DR DAVID J WOODARD, MD, LLC
Business Name:ADH ENTERPRISES, INC

WWW.privateeye.com

Mine does too, I highlighted it in red.
Isn't that interesting!   ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 07, 2009, 09:23:57 PM
I don't remember if this was posted already in this thread

Name: GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C.
Prior Name: SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C., J. D. ( 4/12/2000


GeoLab Group announced the appointment of Mr. C. J. Appleyard as General Manager for GeoLab LLC. Mr. Appleyard, formerly Survey Manager for Oceaneering and a Senior Consultant to BP's Deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations, will head up the Groups America's region following a reorganization in Q4, 2001. GeoLab will change the operational name from GeoLab Silvetti and Company LLC to GeoLab LLC forthwith with the corporate office in Houston, Texas and an operational base in Lafayette, Louisiana.

GeoLab LLC is a member of the GeoLab Group of Companies providing extensive experience in supporting a diverse range of specialist data-gathering, survey and seabed mapping services to support the marine construction, hydrocarbon, telecommunication, and maritime industries worldwide.


The GeoLab group of companies operates through a network of strategically located companies to provide its customers with a global service. Experienced field proven professionals, whom in turn service the needs of their local customers, manage each entity. The Group represents the integrated capabilities of five GeoLab Companies; GeoLab Technical Services Ltd. (UK), GeoLab srl. (Italy), GeoLab bv (Netherlands), GeoLab LLC (USA) and GeoLab Technical Services Nigeria Ltd. (Nigeria).


The services provided by the company are subject to an ISO 9002 control process to ensure that the deliverable items satisfy the clients' requirements. The extent of services covered by the accreditation covers all supporting activities inclusive of Project and Operational Management compliance functions and is summarized within the scope of the ISO charter. Health, Safety, Environmental and Risk management are all components of the system, which dovetail into the Quality compliance process.


For information contact GeoLab LLC at +713-457 0411 or by e-mail at info@geolab.cc
http://www.e-pageads.com/survey-marketplace/newsletter/newsletter71.html


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 07, 2009, 09:24:59 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/cgibin?rqstyp=crpdtlC&rqsdta=34887107K

Charter/Organization ID: 34887107K

Name: GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C.


Prior Name: SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C., J. D. ( 4/12/2000)

Type Entity: Limited Liability Company

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State) Last Report Filed on 08/01/2002

2009 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate       Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

Domicile Address: 319 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70508

File Date: 02/03/2000

Registered Agent (Appointed 8/01/2002): GERALD J. CASEY, 1709 W. PRIEN LAKE RD., LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601

Member: JOHN DAVID SILVETTI, II, 401B MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Manager: PERRY BALLS, 401 MECCA DR., LAFAYETTE, LA 70507

Member: GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES, LTD., FERRY HOUSE, SOUTH DENES RD GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK, NR30, 3PJ, UNITED KINGDOM


Amendments on File
REVOKED (05/15/2007)  
DOMESTIC LLC AGENT/DOMICILE CHANGE (05/23/2002)
NAME CHANGE (04/12/2000)
APPOINTING, CHG OR RESIGN OF OFFICER (04/12/2000)
That's Interesting TM.....The One I have says Revoked by Secretary of State

Business Name:GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, LLC
Officer's Physical:401  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:1709  Prien Lake   Rd,  Lake Charles,  LA  70601
Mailing Address:319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Physical Address:319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officer's Physical:401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Corporate ID:LA34887107K
Filing State:LA
Start Date:02/03/2000
Status:
INACTIVE CHARTER REVOKED BY SECRETARY OF STATE
Registry Number:34887107K
Address(es):401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
401B  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
319  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
1709  Prien Lake   Rd,  Lake Charles,  LA  70601
401  Mecca   St,  Lafayette,  LA  70508
Officers/Directors:
Officer/Owner Name:BALLS,  PERRY
Officer/Owner Name:CASEY,  GERALD  J
Officer/Owner Name:SILVETTI,  JOHN  D
Officer/Owner Name:SILVETTI,  JOHN  DAVID
Associated Business(es):
Business Name:SAFETY-BRAKE SALES INC
Business Name:SOUTHWEST CONSULTANTS, INC
Business Name:CDL SAFETY SERVICE, INC
Business Name:BLOMSNESS, ARMSTRONG & THEBAULT, INC
Business Name:NUTRITION SUPPORT CENTER, INC
Business Name:HUNT-PAINTER, A LOUISIANA ORDINARY PARTNERSHIP IN COMMENDAM
Business Name:DR DAVID J WOODARD, MD, LLC
Business Name:ADH ENTERPRISES, INC

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Mine does too, I highlighted it in red.
Isn't that interesting!   ::MonkeyEek::

You both said Perry Balls....you all laughed when I posted that name.... ::MonkeyHaHa::   Sorry, Perry....nothing personal.  We're just researching.


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: 2NJSons_Mom on June 07, 2009, 09:26:34 PM
I don't remember if this was posted already in this thread

Name: GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C.
Prior Name: SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C., J. D. ( 4/12/2000


GeoLab Group announced the appointment of Mr. C. J. Appleyard as General Manager for GeoLab LLC. Mr. Appleyard, formerly Survey Manager for Oceaneering and a Senior Consultant to BP's Deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations, will head up the Groups America's region following a reorganization in Q4, 2001. GeoLab will change the operational name from GeoLab Silvetti and Company LLC to GeoLab LLC forthwith with the corporate office in Houston, Texas and an operational base in Lafayette, Louisiana.

GeoLab LLC is a member of the GeoLab Group of Companies providing extensive experience in supporting a diverse range of specialist data-gathering, survey and seabed mapping services to support the marine construction, hydrocarbon, telecommunication, and maritime industries worldwide.


The GeoLab group of companies operates through a network of strategically located companies to provide its customers with a global service. Experienced field proven professionals, whom in turn service the needs of their local customers, manage each entity. The Group represents the integrated capabilities of five GeoLab Companies; GeoLab Technical Services Ltd. (UK), GeoLab srl. (Italy), GeoLab bv (Netherlands), GeoLab LLC (USA) and GeoLab Technical Services Nigeria Ltd. (Nigeria).


The services provided by the company are subject to an ISO 9002 control process to ensure that the deliverable items satisfy the clients' requirements. The extent of services covered by the accreditation covers all supporting activities inclusive of Project and Operational Management compliance functions and is summarized within the scope of the ISO charter. Health, Safety, Environmental and Risk management are all components of the system, which dovetail into the Quality compliance process.


For information contact GeoLab LLC at +713-457 0411 or by e-mail at info@geolab.cc
http://www.e-pageads.com/survey-marketplace/newsletter/newsletter71.html

Appleyard has been posted....no prob, hotping.  It's all informative & good.   ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 07, 2009, 09:29:00 PM
 GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES INC
 Houston, TX
Sugar land, TX   
APPLEYARD, CHRIS
(DIRECTOR)   
2.  GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES INC
 Houston, TX
Sugar land, TX   
APPLEYARD, CHRIS
(DIRECTOR)
GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES INC View Details 
3.  GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES INC
 Houston, TX
Sugar land, TX   
APPLEYARD, CHRIS
(DIRECTOR) GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES INC   
4.  VISION PROJECT SERVICES, INC
 Houston, TX
Missouri city, TX   
APPLEYARD, CHRISTOPHER
(DIRECTOR)
APPLEYARD, CHRISTOPHER
(VICE PRESIDENT)
GORDEN, PENELOPE
(REGISTERED AGENT)
GREIWE, ROBERT B
(REGISTERED AGENT)
JOYCE, ROGER
(DIRECTOR)
JOYCE, ROGER
(PRESIDENT)     
5.  GEOLAB TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC
 Houston, TX
Sugar land, TX 
 APPLEYARD, CHRIS
(DIRECTOR)
PROBUS, MATTHEW B



Title: Re: OIL & GAS PIPELINE INFO
Post by: hotping on June 07, 2009, 09:30:14 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/cgibin?rqstyp=crpdtlC&rqsdta=34887107K

Charter/Organization ID: 3488