Patents Assigned to Exmar Offshore Company
  • Publication number: 20190078281
    Abstract: A method to manufacture a platform for offshore installation by determining one or more properties selected from a group consisting of a desired length, a cargo tonnage requirement, a heavy lift capacity, total buoyancy, and an operating depth of the platform, and designing a hull section, a first jack up rig, and a second jack up rig based on the determined properties. The first designed jack up rig is joined to a first end of the designed hull section, and the second designed jack up rig is joined to a second end of the designed hull section located opposite the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: Julian C. Cotaya, III, Kenneth W. Dugas, Otto M. DaSilva, M. Edward Nagel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190003290
    Abstract: An improved oil recovery module may include a floating platform, one or more improved oil recovery pods disposed on the floating platform, and one or more injection assemblies fluidly connected to the one or more improved oil recovery pods and configured to be fluidly connected to one or more injection wellheads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventor: Marcus Hendrik Krekel
  • Patent number: 9718518
    Abstract: A method of connecting a member to a floating structure, the method includes disposing the floating structure in a body of water and attaching the member to the floating structure. The method also includes changing an orientation of the floating structure and aligning the member with a connection device disposed on a lower portion of the floating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: Otto DaSilva, M. Ed Nagel
  • Patent number: 9581289
    Abstract: An attachment system for an offshore structure includes a porch configured to be affixed to the offshore structure, an adaptor configured to engage with one or more plates of the porch, and a latch to retain the adaptor into engagement with the one or more plates, in which the adaptor is configured to support an equipment device. A method of attaching equipment device to a structure includes affixing a porch of an attachment system to the structure, engaging an adaptor with one or more plates of the porch, and attaching an equipment device to the adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: M. Ed Nagel, Otto DaSilva, Harris Knecht
  • Publication number: 20160229493
    Abstract: A method of connecting a member to a floating structure, the method includes disposing the floating structure in a body of water and attaching the member to the floating structure. The method also includes changing an orientation of the floating structure and aligning the member with a connection device disposed on a lower portion of the floating structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: Otto DaSilva, M. Ed Nagel
  • Patent number: 9145190
    Abstract: A support structure includes a column having multiple sides. A first side and a second side of the column are disposed at a first angle with respect to another. The second side and a third side of the column are disposed at a second angle with respect to another. The third side and a fourth side of the column are disposed at a third angle with respect to another. The fourth side and a fifth side of the column are disposed at a fourth angle with respect to another. The fifth side may be disposed at a fifth angle with respect to a sixth side and/or the first side of the column, in which the sixth side and the first side of the column may be disposed at a sixth angle with respect to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: Harris Knecht, Otto Dasilva, Marty Knapp
  • Publication number: 20150063922
    Abstract: A semi-submersible offshore structure, including a deck supported by a plurality of support columns, a submersible pontoon structure having the plurality of support columns extending to the deck therefrom, and a support spacer disposed between a sea bed and the pontoon structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: M. Ed Nagel, Harris Knecht, Otto Dasilva, Zhiyong Yang
  • Publication number: 20140305363
    Abstract: A support structure includes a column having multiple sides. A first side and a second side of the column are disposed at a first angle with respect to another. The second side and a third side of the column are disposed at a second angle with respect to another. The third side and a fourth side of the column are disposed at a third angle with respect to another. The fourth side and a fifth side of the column are disposed at a fourth angle with respect to another. The fifth side may be disposed at a fifth angle with respect to a sixth side and/or the first side of the column, in which the sixth side and the first side of the column may be disposed at a sixth angle with respect to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: EXMAR OFFSHORE COMPANY
    Inventors: Harris Knecht, Otto Dasilva, Marty Knapp
  • Patent number: 6546739
    Abstract: An offshore liquefied natural gas regasification system is disclosed, which includes a mobile floating platform having a regasification unit disposed on it. The regasification unit is adapted to operatively couple to an outlet of a liquefied natural gas carrier. The regasification unit is adapted to operatively couple at its outlet to a tap on an offshore gas pipeline. The mobile floating platform is adapted to moor to at least one liquefied natural gas carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: Fernando C. Frimm, Johan Robert Karel De Laender, Leo Florent Lucien Cappoen
  • Patent number: 6263818
    Abstract: A drilling or other offshore application vessel which can have the outward appearance and other characteristic of a monohull vessel, comprised of two or more sub-hulls each of which may be sailed as an independent ship through restrictive waterways which would prevent passage of the assembled vessel. The sub-hulls are later joined together to form a composite drilling or other offshore application vessel. The sub-hulls in one example include a recessed portion which reduces the amount of ballast needed to balance the sub-hulls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: Walter A. Dietens, Harris I. Knecht, Fernando C. Frimm
  • Patent number: 6041865
    Abstract: A movable diverter housing including a guide adapted to be mounted to the underside of a drill floor on a drilling rig and a diverter housing adapted to move in engagement with the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventor: Martin R. Knapp