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Top Maritime Executives to Discuss Outlook for OSV Industry in 2014 and Beyond During Free Webinar

Top OSV industry analysts and operators will discuss the 2014 economic outlook during a free, interactive webinar on Wednesday, March 26. To register for the webinar, which is sponsored by ABS, visit

This is a great opportunity to hear from top analysts and operators as they discuss the current state of the OSV industry and what the future might hold.

    NEW ORLEANS, LA, March 12, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Join executives from Parks Paton Hoepfl & Brown (PPHB), IHS Petrodata Marine Base, and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as they discuss the outlook for the OSV Industry in 2014 and beyond. What promises to be an informative discussion will take place during a free webinar at 1 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, March 26. To register for the webinar, which is sponsored by ABS, visit

"This is a great opportunity to hear from top analysts and operators as they discuss the current state of the OSV industry and what the future might hold," said WorkBoat magazine Senior Editor Ken Hocke.

Participating in the webinar are:

G. Allen Brooks. Managing Director, PPHB
PPHB is an independent investment banking firm focused exclusively on the energy service industry. Formed in 2003 and based in Houston, PPHB has advised many of the leading companies and private equity firms in the industry. Brooks has had a distinguished 40+ year career in the energy and investment industries as an energy securities analyst, an oilfield service company manager, a consultant to energy company managements and a member of the board of directors of various oilfield service companies.

Richard Sanchez, Senior Marine Specialist, IHS Petrodata Marine Base
IHS Petrodata Marine Base helps optimize offshore marine business decisions with accurate, up-to-the-minute information. It is an impartial online service providing valuable data, news and analysis about the global offshore supply vessel industry to support commercial and contracting decisions. Sanchez' responsibilities include writing daily news stories and monthly and bi-annual reports about OSV markets in the Americas.

Michael A. Sano, Global Offshore Support Vessel Market Sector Lead, ABS
Sano has more than 30 years of marine and offshore experience. For the past eight years, he has worked with ABS in Energy Project Development and Project Management. As Global Offshore Support Vessel Market Sector Lead, he is involved with the creation of the new ABS OSV Rules and several new notations.

About ABS
ABS has been the preferred classification society for the offshore and energy industry for more than 50 years. Acknowledged by the industry as a technology leader in the offshore and energy markets, ABS offers practical standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of offshore drilling and production units and gas carriers.

ABS is one of the world's leading classification societies. Since 1862, it has been setting safety standards for the marine and offshore industries. ABS recognizes that the classification world is changing with more emphasis on complex structures, life cycle management, unified standards, safety equivalencies and environmental compliance. By combining its experience and industry-leading technology development, ABS is able to provide vessel owners and operators with solutions to environmental and operational challenges. From its world headquarters in Houston, Texas, ABS delivers services to clients through a network of more than 150 offices in 70 countries.

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About the WorkBoat Professional Series
The webinar series allows the marine industry to stay on top of what's going on in the workboat industry and the outlook for the future -- from business management to marine industry specific topics. is the largest commercial marine member-supported website, with over 30,000 members. Each registrant for the webinar receives a free membership in

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