Fixed or Floating: What Is Your Exposure?

Fixed platforms, tension leg platforms, spar platforms, drill boats, jack-up rigs and countless other contrivances are used in oil exploration and production on the Gulf of Mexico. Whether a structure is considered to be a vessel or not affects the types of litigation an owner or operator may be subject…

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Senior Maritime Attorney - Johnson, Rahman & Thomas

David Johnson is senior maritime attorney and partner, and Matthew Richards is associate attorney for Johnson, Rahman & Thomas – an in-house law firm that represents Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) and provides counsel to its 17,000 Louisiana policyholders in workers’ compensation-related legal matters. For more information on LWCC, visit

3 Ways Technology is Going to Shape the Oil and Gas Industry Free to Download Today

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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