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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 22, 2010


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   1-6311   72-0487776
(State of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


601 Poydras Street, Suite 1900   70130
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(504) 568-1010

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrants under any of the following provisions:


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Item 8.01. Other Events.

In accordance with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Company notes that certain statements set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K provide other than historical information and are forward looking. The actual achievement of any forecasted results, or the unfolding of future economic or business developments in a way anticipated or projected by the Company, involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual performance to be materially different from that stated or implied in the forward-looking statement. Among those risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, include, without limitation, fluctuations in worldwide energy demand and oil and gas prices; fleet additions by competitors and industry overcapacity; changes in capital spending by customers in the energy industry for offshore exploration, development and production; changing customer demands for vessel specifications, which may make some of our older vessels technologically obsolete for certain customer projects or in certain markets; instability of global financial markets and difficulty in accessing credit or capital; acts of terrorism and piracy; significant weather conditions; unsettled political conditions, war, civil unrest and governmental actions, such as expropriation, especially in higher risk countries of operations; foreign currency fluctuations; labor influences proposed by international conventions; and enforcement of laws related to the environment, labor and foreign corrupt practices. Readers should consider all of these risk factors as well as other information contained in this report.

On Monday, March 22, 2010, Dean E. Taylor, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Quinn P. Fanning, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Jeffrey M. Platt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and Joseph M. Bennett, Executive Vice President and Chief Investor Relations Officer, presented at the Howard Weil 38th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Provided under Item 8.01 Other Events in this Current Report on Form 8-K is the slide presentation presented on March 22, 2010 at the Howard Weil 38th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana which is included as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are furnished with this Form 8-K:


99.1   Slide presentation presented at the Howard Weil 38th Annual Energy Conference on March 22, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



    /s/ Quinn P. Fanning

  Quinn P. Fanning
  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Date: March 23, 2010