Tidewater (marine services)

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Tidewater, Inc.
Russell 2000 Component
FounderLaborde Family
HeadquartersHouston, Texas, USA
Area served
Key people
Quintin V. Kneen
(President, CEO & Director)

RevenueDecrease US$ 979 million (2016)
Decrease $ -69 million (2016)
Total assetsDecrease $ 4.06 billion (2016)
Total equityDecrease $ 2.3 billion (2016)
Number of employees
6,550 - March 2016
Garza Tide, one of the company vessels

Tidewater, Inc. is a publicly traded international petroleum service company headquartered in Houston,Texas, U.S.. It operates a fleet of ships, providing vessels and marine services to the offshore petroleum industry.

Tidewater created the "work boat" industry with its 1956 launch of the Ebb Tide, the world's first vessel tailor-made to support the offshore oil and gas industry. Today, Tidewater is the leading and most experienced provider of OSVs in the global energy industry.

Tidewater has a global footprint, with over 90% of its fleet working internationally in more than 60 countries. Around the world, Tidewater transports crews and supplies, tow and anchor mobile rigs, assists in offshore construction projects and performs a variety of specialized marine support services.[1]

Quintin V. Kneen is the company's president, CEO & Director. The company was founded in 1956 by a group of investors led by the Laborde family.[2]


  1. ^ "Bloomberg Profile".
  2. ^ "Tidewater Website".