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GULF COPPER AND MANUFACTURING BY BRIAN SALGADO In 2005, Gulf Copper and Manufacturing decided to begin using its decades of experience to convert mobile offshore drilling units into mobile production units. GULF GOES INTERNATIONAL PENETRATING A NEW MARKET HAS SENT GULF COPPER AND MANUFACTURING AROUND THE WORLD TO CONVERT MOPU UNITS. W COMPANY PROFILE Gulf Copper and Manufacturing www.gulfcopper.com HQ: Port Arthur, Texas Specialty: Marine and industrial Tim Gemmill, operations manager: “What we already bring is a streamlined capability to meet schedules, as well as doing dry dock and pierside work simultaneously.” 126 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM fabrication and repair ith more than 60 years of operations in the offshore oil sector, Gulf Copper and Manufacturing already had the capabilities to provide marine and industrial fabrication and repair services. In 2005, the company began leveraging this experience for the conversion of mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) into mobile offshore production units (MOPU), and this new revenue stream has helped the firm establish an international presence. “What we already bring is a streamlined capability to meet schedules, as well as doing dry dock and pierside work simultaneously,” says Tim Gemmill, operations manager for Gulf Copper’s Galveston, Texas, location. “In the end, if you can turn out a quality product on schedule and close to their budget expectations, it speaks volumes for when the next person comes.” Gulf Copper was founded in 1948 and grew into a pipe fabrication company with a reputation for top-quality work installing copper piping on marine vessels, the company says. It was sold to Gulf Copper Group in 1979, and expanded into a full topside ship repair and machining division. Since then, the company has entered the commercial marine, offshore, shipping, oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, construction and transportation industries. WINTER 2011 http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011

Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011
Redefining Refining
Synfuels Success
A Natural Solution
After the Fallout
Uranium on the Rise
Galleon Energy Inc.
Gibraltar Mines Ltd.
The Municipal Group of Companies
Selwyn Resources Ltd.
Redmond Minerals Inc.
Copper Fox Metals
Henry Resources
OFM Pump Inc.
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Co.
Thermo Design Engineering
Alexco Resource Corp.
North American Palladium
Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd.
KSM Inc.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
Flexpipe Systems
Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Flotek Industries Inc.
Dominion Terminal Associates
Compressor and Engine Service LLC
BEHR Energy Services Ltd.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Southern Petroleum Laboratories Inc.
Cochrane Technologies Inc.
Crystal Flash Energy
Energold Drilling Corp.
Esperanza Resources Corp.
Explorator Resources Inc.
Rush Sales Co.
Kimber Resources Inc.
Nelson Bros. Oilfield (1997) Services Ltd.
Gulf Copper and Manufacturing
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011