Hurricane Danny at 15Z 29 August 2015 was improved overnight and now packs winds up to 65 knots as it moves towards the west-northwest at about 10 knots. Read more http://oceanweatherservices.com/weather_updates
First GOM hurricane maybe?? Hopefully it’ll do some damage offshore… I know I’m a horrible person hoping for a good storm in the GOM but damn we need it!!
[QUOTE=josh.reid24;167509]First GOM hurricane maybe?? Hopefully it’ll do some damage offshore… I know I’m a horrible person hoping for a good storm in the GOM but damn we need it!![/QUOTE]
It certainly has been quite some time…hasn’t it?
What ever happened to all of the tree huggers claiming that climate change was going to usher in a period of super hurricanes? They will probably say climate change is the reason that there have been fewer storms the last few years.
Well I’m keeping my fingers crossed. We need one some kind if bad! Just do some damage offshore… Well, don’t let me lie… We need one to fuck shit up so hopefully work will pick up some!! I am on OSV’s so it’ll pick up for me at least…
It could also give the companies a reason to be rid of a lot of dead wood. By that I mean they may write the rigs off as a lose, pocket the insurance money and not rebuild putting us in a more stressed time.
Be careful what you wish for comes to mind here.
Glad to see you back C. Captain.
They may not rebuild now, but they will… The GOM big dogs are not, and will not stand by and watch when oil starts to go back up and say, nah we don’t need to rebuild that one… It may not happen at the snap of a finger, but it will bring work… And wether or not they like it, they have to do work on it to keep it out there… So even if they don’t re build they have to repair so yeah, let them not rebuild and just repair… I don’t mind doing a 3-4 repair job on one then turn around in 4-6 months and do another 4-6 month rebuild out there…
Reminds me of another saying, “Wish in one hand, shit in the other and see which fills up first.”
I do know from experience that the shelf platforms that get walloped are usually decommissioned and removed but if they are in the pipeline network, there is a good deal of running jumpers underwater around them. As far as deepwater platforms go, any damage will have to be repaired and quickly. Either way, a big storm is always very good for the construction sector and jobs for mariners but then again, we all know how many construction and subsea vessels in the GoM are foreign manned.
I really hope that HOS is making a full court press in their efforts to get the USCG to look harder at all these waivers given out. Time to fully Americanize the GoM offshore as the OCSLA intended! Fraq, give us an update when you can?
If anyone has any hot tips send them my way and I will forward to the legal department.
[QUOTE=Fraqrat;167543]If anyone has any hot tips send them my way and I will forward to the legal department.[/QUOTE]
I’ll name names, but I want a C note for rach I give you.
Another good thing about Danny…surfs up! Also, if/when Cuba opens up to oil exp/survey are we going to be still outdone by the CHICOMS? That area is ripe for legit and vetted U.S. Companies.
Well Danny may have kicked the bucket but looks like we got a couple off the coast of Africa. I wonder what they are gonna do…