Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Certain technical terms are defined in the “Glossary of Certain Technical Terms” beginning on page G-1. General We are a leading fabricator of offshore drilling and production platforms, hull and deck sections of floating production platforms and other specialized structures used in the development and production of offshore crude oil and natural gas (“oil and gas”) reserves. The company was incorporated in 1985 by a group of investors, including Alden J. “Doc” Laborde, and began operations at our fabrication yard on the Houma Navigation Canal in southern Louisiana, approximately 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Our Houma facilities are located on 663 acres, of which 316 are currently developed for fabrication activities with 347 acres available for future expansion. Effective January 31, 2006, we acquired the facilities, machinery and equipment of Gulf Marine Fabricators, L.P. (“Gulf Marine”) located on 372 acres in San Patricio County, Texas. ... More ...