Tidewater’s story begins in 1955, when a group of investors led by the Laborde family of New Orleans pioneered the development of the first offshore service vessel tailor-made to support the new and growing offshore oil and gas industry.
Growing Our Fleet & Our Business
Since its earliest days, Tidewater has worked to expand its services and its market. Today the company is more than twice the size of its nearest competitor, deploying vessels wherever there is significant oil and gas exploration, development or production.
Navigating Back Home
Tidewater took advantage of strategic opportunities to expand its portfolio into related businesses as well, diversifying into oil and gas development, real estate holdings and natural gas compressors.
Plotting Our Course Into the Future
Just as Tidewater has evolved through the decades, it will continue adapting its fleet, its services and its workforce to the changing needs of the energy industry. Today, the company is vigorously addressing a range of complex issues, including: