I can answer questions concerning the operations, cargo, maintenance, construction and design theory of vessels used for supply and service in the offshore petroleum industry. Supply, crew, survey, diving, tow boats and barges but no questions about tanker and freighter operations. Family members own commercial shrimp boats and I have a working knowledge of their operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Although not commercial, I have been part of the crew on a full rigged sailing ship and am a devoted history buff of the ships and crews of that period.
I have worked in the offshore drilling industry over 30 years and since I am the representative of the oil companies that charter the service vessels and the project superintendent on the scene, I am closely involved in the boats operations.
Society of Petroleum Engineers. Offshore Operations Technical Interest Group of SPE