Foreign Flag Vessels in GOM


They’ve been slow rolling all these hulls, Harvey and HOS, by mutual agreement. These are just upgraded tiger sharks, just like every other OSV out of ESG since Ares Marine. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, they seem to be money makers.


A new type of vessel for offshore installation is making first appearance in US GoM soon:


The Floatel POSH XANADU is now operating in the GoM for Chevron U.S.A Inc.’s on the Big Foot tension-leg platform project.
This is a purpose built 750 bed, DP3, Semi-submersible Accommodation cum Construction support unit, built in 2014. Owned and operated by POSH in Singapore, but flying Bahamas flag:


Another Subsea company setting up office in Houston and bring more CSVs to the Americas:


Another foreign company setting up shop in Houston to serve the markets in the Americas:

Maybe some job opportunities for US mariners?


Another Dutch company with good ideas:

They MAY want to set up operation in USA to serve not just the US market.
Free idea for someone with the right contacts and background. (cmakin, are you listening?)


A foreign company is planning to install a SPM off Galveston to load VLCCs without transhipment and without the need to enter port:

Trafigura is already the biggest exporter of US Crude oil, but 11 MMbls./day may be an exaggeration.
What is left for domestic consumption then??


I don’t know if McDermott is planning to deploy this one primarily, occasionally, or not at all in the GoM:,mcdermott-to-convert-vessel-for-ultradeepwater-jlay-work_53766.htm


Correction; not one but five companies are planning VLCC Terminals along the GoM coast:


One foreign flag vessel is leaving US waters after completing it’s stay at Chevron’s Big Foot Field in the GoM:


Will this mean that more foreign vessels and mariners will be seen in the GoM?:


I dont get you gulf guys you hate unions but want job protection from a written contract.