Southeast Texas News

Gracing the cover of the June 1, 1957 edition was a  “Huge Oil Drilling Barge” the Margaret which was one of the largest ever built at 300 ft. long, 200 ft. wide and 93 ft. high, capable of an operating depth of 65 ft. Margaret was built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company for the Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company, New Orleans.

The History of Offshore Energy

in 1897 and beyond off piers on the California coast, as far out as 35 ft. in Summerland, near Santa Barbara, where production peaked in 1902 at 75 barrels a day.  In 1932, the Indian Oil Co. placed what is possibly the first stand-alone platform in shallow waters off Rincon, Calif. Still, the southeast – Texas and Louisiana specifically – is generally considered to be the place where offshore drilling first began to percolate. The nascent industry first dipped its toe in lake waters when Gulf Oil Corp. bought drilling rights to what it hoped was a large oil and gas field under Caddo

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CRA Welcomes New Survey Vessel

survey company involved in a variety of on and under-water high technology projects nationwide, announced today that their newest 26 foot survey vessel arrived this week. The local Houston firm is excited about their newest addition to their business, and will be kicking off the celebration with a Southeast Texas- style crawfish boil. The new survey yacht will be all-aluminum construction with a 9-foot cabin console and two 115 horsepower outboard engines. Scully’s Metal Fabrication, based out of Morgan City, La., have teamed up with Chris Ransome and Associates on the construction of the boat

Hanna Ake, field researcher working for Professor Hunter Lenihan, uses the Pulse 8X detector to relocate specimens in Moorea, French Polynesia

Universities and Dive Teams use Underwater Metal Detectors

;When situations arise that require us to assist local law enforcement, we don’t want to be scrambling trying to find another agency that can provide a detector.  We chose the Pulse 8X because it’s rugged, reliable and can be used both on land and underwater.” Located in southeast Texas the city of Grand Prairie is much larger, both in area and population than Jamestown. A greater portion of the town of is also covered by water, 11%, with the Trinity River and Johnsons Creek running through town. As one would expect the Fire Department is also much larger with nine fire houses

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