Jackson Offshore Operators LLC (JOO) has been awarded firm, non-cancellable, long-term contract extensions for at least two of its fleet of deepwater offshore supply vessels (OSVs). This includes the 4,357-dwt Lightning and Squall. The 2015-built 252'x60' OSVs features deck areas of 7,800 sq. ft. and liquid mud capacities of 10,800 bbls.

This follows a 2018 long-term contract extension which included the OSVs Breeze and Thunder, also 252'x60' and 4,357 dwt, as well as the 210' fast supply vessels (FSVs) Cajun II and Cajun IV. Also, in November, the newly acquired 5,069-dwt OSV Blizzard began a long-term charter through 2021. As a result, the entire JOO fleet is now contracted through 2020 and the entire OSV fleet extending through 2021, with four of the five OSVs extending through 2023. The 300'x62' Blizzard, built in 2014, has a deck area of 10,600 sq. ft. and a liquid mud capacity of 18,200 bbls.

“We are excited that our clients have again chosen JOO as a trusted partner for many more years to come,” said Lee Jackson, JOO's chairman and CEO. “These extensions demonstrate our clients’ satisfaction with our outstanding service and are a testament to the hard work and dedication of every employee in the JOO family.”

Founded in 2011, New Orleans-based Jackson Offshore operates a fleet of fast supply crew vessels (FSCVs) and OSVs in support of deepwater exploration and production for major oil and gas clients.

David Krapf has been editor of WorkBoat, the nation’s leading trade magazine for the inland and coastal waterways industry, since 1999. He is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction of the publication. Krapf has been in the publishing industry since 1987, beginning as a reporter and editor with daily and weekly newspapers in the Houston area. He also was the editor of a transportation industry daily in New Orleans before joining WorkBoat as a contributing editor in 1992. He has been covering the transportation industry since 1989, and has a degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego, and also studied journalism at the University of Houston.