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1519582013Gulfseetconsistedprincipallyofsupplyvessels.Theobjectivewastoprovidethehighestlevelofservicewithmodernsafetechnologicallyadvancedequipmentespeciallytothemorestableproductionanddevelopmentactivitiesofthemajorinternationaloilcompanies.ANewGenerationBuilttoOrderGulfsnewlyconstructedvesselsrepresentedanewgenerationofsupplyvessels.TheHighlandPiperdeliveredin1996wasacompletelynewdesigntheUT755developedtobecost-effectiveinmeetingcurrentandprojectedroutineoffshorerequirements.Featuresofthisdesignwereadisproportionatelylargedeckareaandenhancedunder-deckcapacitieswhichweremadepossiblebyconcentratingtheforwardsuperstructurewithinthebowarealeavingtheentireparallelcargorailandmid-bodysectionsavailableexclusivelyforcargooperation.Tankcapacitieswerefurtherincreasedasaresultofconcentratedeffortstondandeliminateeverypossiblebelow-deckareaofunusedordeadspace.Inadditiontheworkingdeckenvironmentwasimprovedbythedeeperhullformandprovisionofafullyplatedcargorailinsteadofapipestructure.Thisbothprovidesaweatherbreakandispreferredbycraneoperatorswhodislikethepipestructure.SellstheSeaWhipSeaWitchandSeaConquestthreeoftheoldersmallershipsintheeet.Revenuesexceed200million.TakesdeliveryofColosoandTitanvesselsbuiltspecicallyforlong-termcontractswithPEMEXandthecompanysrstentryintotheMexicanmarket.EntersintoacontractthatpositionstwovesselsinEgyptforatleasttwoyears.2004200520042005enumberofdomesticcompaniesandthenumberofpeopleinvolvedinoilservicetodayisonlyafractionofwhatitoncewas.eremainingplayersarefewerbettercapitalizedhaveloweroperatingcostsaremorefocusedtechnicallyandtypicallyhavelargermarketsharethantheyoncehad.DavidButtersChairman1991HighlandPiper