The Ensco 102 being towed past the Ocean Star Museum and Education Center

The Center for Offshore Safety – Fifth Annual Forum September 19 & 20, 2017

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This September 19th and 20th, the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) will hold it’s 5th annual Forum. The theme for 2017 is Transforming Learnings into Action.  The COS focuses on offshore safety on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), “with the purpose of adopting standards of excellence to ensure continuous improvement in safety and operational […]

The Ocean Star Museum and Education Center celebrates 20 years in Galveston, Texas

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On April 27th, 2017, the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center, in Galveston Texas, celebrated 20 years of service as the premier showcase of the offshore oil and gas industry as well as recognition of the achievements of the industry pioneers. The rig was originally built in 1969 at the Bethlehem Shipyard in Beaumont, Texas as hull number […]

Budget Considerations for Converting a Jackup Drilling Rig into an Offshore Installation

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In May 2016, I wrote an article about Gulf Copper’s experience in converting jack ups into Mobile Offshore Production Units (MOPUs). That article was about the concept, the basic economic factors and the current availability of jack up due to market conditions.  I have been approached numerous times since then with the question of “How […]

Gulf Copper Drill Line Cable Connectors

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Drilling contractors have continuously looked for ways to enhance safety in their operations and maintain the integrity of their offshore assets. Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Inc. listened to its customers and worked closely with them to develop safer and more efficient processes to provide maintenance and repairs while working in the harsh offshore, marine, drilling, […]