Publications

2016

       

December 2016 - Wire Rope Excahange - "It's All About the Ropes."

September 2016 - Offshore- "Modified heavy-left system facilitates rapid completion of decommisioning project"

 

   

2015

       

July 2015 - JPT - "Remediating Platforms by Raising Topsides"

May 2015 - Houston Chronicle - "End is Near for a Platform When Steel Cutter Arrives"

April 2015 – Offshore – “Red Hawk Stands as First Spar Ever Decommissioned in GoM”


February 2015 – Offshore – “New Prototype Device Advances Decommissioning Technology”
 

2014

       

December 2014 – ENR – “Best Project – Energy/Industrial”

November/December 2014 – AOG – “Offshore Platform Subsidence Remediation: Synchronous Deck-raising Solution”

November 2014 – Oilfield Technology – “Decommissioning: New Tools for a New Era”

Novemeber 2014 JPT - Aging Offshore Field Demands New Thinking

August 2014 -- Offshore Engineer – “Versabar Launches New Decommissioning Tools”

January 2014 - Offshore - "Indonesia Flow Station Lifted in Simultaneous Jacking Operation"

     

 

2013

       

September 2013 - Offshore Engineer - "Air Gap Restoration: a Platform-Based Solution"

August 2013 - ENR

March 2013 - World Expro - "Beat the Ticking Clock"

   

2012

       

December 2012 - Engine - "Claws of Steel"

August 2012 - Marine News - "Push is on to Declutter Gulf of Idle Iron"

September 2012 - Offshore - "New Platform Enables Dry Tree Technology for Marginal Fields"

March 2012 - BBC FOCUS - Mega Pixel "The Weight Lifter"

March 2012 - Ocean News & Technology - "The Claw: Innovation in Offshore Salvage Operations"

January/February 2012 - Wire Rope Exchange - "The Claw: A Cutting Edge Subsea Lift Device"

January 2012 - Offshore - "Decommissioning Challenges Get More Complex"

January 2012 - Offshore Engineer - "Jaws of Steel"    

2011

       

December 2011 - Popular Science - Top Innovators of the Year - Jon Khachaturian100 Best Innovations of the Year - VB 10,000

August 2011 - Offshore Engineer - "New Kit on the Block"

June 27, 2011 - ENR - "Coastal Lift Specialist Doubles Size of its Marine Workhorse"

June 2011 - Wire Rope News & Sling Technology

May 2011 - JPT - "Special Section: Offshore Heavy Lift"

April 2011 - Ocean News & Technology - "Technology Trends in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry"

January 2011 - Offshore - "New Heavy Lift Vessel Deploys in Gulf"      

2010

       

November 2010 - Offshore Engineer - Digest Section - "Versatile Vessel"

November 2010 - Offshore - "Versabar Introduces New Heavy Lift Vessel"

July/August 2010 - Go Gulf

June 2010 - Offshore - "Catamaran Completes Heavy Lift Offshore Middle East"

 

2008

       

July/August 2008 - Go Gulf

June 2008 - E&P - "Articulated Joint System Reduces Topside Rotation"


February 2008 - Wire Rope News & Sling Technology
   

2007

       

December 2007 - Wire Rope News & Sling Technology

August 2007 - Offshore - "Versabar Invention Lifts Submerged Topsides in One Piece"

February 2007 - Offshore -  "Existing Platforms Raised to Increase Storm Clearance"
 

 

2006

 

2005

 

2004

June 2006 - Wire Rope News & Sling Technology   
January/February/March 2005 - Kieways
 

August 2004 - Wire Rope News & Sling Technology 

2002

 

1999

   

October 2002 - Wire Rope News & Sling Technology 

 

December 1999 International Cranes 

   

1997

       

October 1997
Offshore Engineer
"Giant Scissors Jack Detaches Gulf Deck"

May 19, 1997 - Oil & Gas Journal - "New Lift System Tested in Gulf"

     

 


 

Awards & Honors

2015 - ASME/Woelfel's Best Mechanical Engineering Award - The VersaCutter

 

2012 - Spotlight on New Technology Award/Offshore Technology Conference  - The Claw

2012 - ASME/Woelfel's Best Mechanical Engineering Award - Award of Merit - The Claw

 

 

2010 - Election to the National Academy of Engineering

 

2010 - Louisiana Engineering Society James M Todd Award for Technological Achievement

 

2009  - University of New Orleans John N Crisp Award for Engineering Excellence

 

2009  - ASME Geoca Engineering Achievement Award

 

 

 

2008 - ASME/Woelfel’s Best Mechanical Engineering Award  - Winner  - The Bottom Feeder

 

2008 - Spotlight on New Technology Award/Offshore Technology Conference  - The Bottom Feeder

 

2007 - ASME/Woelfel’s Best Mechanical Engineering Award  - Finalist  - The Deck Raising System

 

2007 - Spotlight on New Technology Award/Offshore Technology Conference - The Deck Raising System

 


 

Online

January 26th, 2016 Offshore Technology Versabar Provided Lift Engineering for Space Center Houston’s Independence Plaza
October 30, 2015 Offshore Technology Versabar Rigging Used in Refinery Lift
August 19, 2015 NOLA.com Offshore oil and gas industry adapts, but risks remain 10 years
Mar 18, 2015 Fox 10 News Big crane on Mobile skyline attracts attention
May 22, 2015 Offshore Technology Heavy Lift Engineering, Rigging Rental and Sale of Certified Components, Integrated Lift Management
May 5, 2015 Fuel Fix OTC Tech Awards
May 2, 2015 Offshore Technology Custom Hydraulic Winches and Chain Jacks, Riser and Umbilical Installations, and Field Operations
April 25, 2015 Offshore Technology Versabar's VersaCutter Named Award Recipient at OTC 2015
March 9, 2015 AL.com What is the big orange thing in Mobile River?
November 12, 2014 Gizmodo Meet the Floating Super-Crane Building the Tappan Zee Bridge
May 7, 2014 Fuel Fix Safety, cost driving new technology for removing rigs
May 7, 2014 Upstream Online Chevron plans to decom Genesis spar
February 8, 2013 Rigzone Gulf of Mexico Decommissioning Projects Continue to Rise
September 12, 2013 MarineLink Danger Lurking: Above & Below the Surface
May 22, 2012 Cranes Today Rigging equipment
May 22, 2012 GCaptain Interesting Ship – Versabar's VB 10000 Heavy Lift Catamaran
September 18, 2012 Offshore Oil and Gas New platform enables dry tree technology for marginal fields
May 30, 2012 Gizmodo These Giant Claws Pluck Oil Rigs From The Briny Deep
May 3, 2012 Fuel Fix New market for dismantling old rigs results in 'The Claw'
Jan 15, 2012 Offshore Oil and Gas Non-conventional deck lifts for deepwater Spars, TLPs
May 2, 2012 Fuel Fix The Claw can rescue submerged topsides from ocean floor
May 15, 2010 Offshore Oil and Gas Low bridge forces change in Lake Maracaibo platform lifts
March 12, 2010 Offshore Oil and Gas Amoco Eugene Island 367 jacket sectioned, toppled in place
March 1, 2010 Offshore Oil and Gas Deepwater, abandonment focus of Gulf of Mexico contractors
March 23, 2009 Offshore Oil and Gas Maximizing platform value, minimizing decommissioning costs
October 24, 2007 Offshore Oil and Gas New design spar-like hulls show platform stability advantage
August 27, 2007 The News-Gazette Firm's innovation could allow drill platforms, naval bases at sea
Feb 22, 2007 Offshore Oil and Gas Existing platforms raised to increase storm clearance
August 31, 2007 Offshore Oil and Gas Versabar invention lifts submerged topsides in one piece
July 29, 2007 Biz Journals Bottom Feeder pushes Versabar toward the top

 

 

 

 

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