Offshore E&P

Since the 1980s, Nord-Sud Shipping has been involved in the Offshore Exploration and Production sector in the U.S. Gulf. Over the years, a niche sector grew into a substantial division as reputable operators and owners flocked to Nord-Sud Offshore for assistance with streamlining their operations.

More than a decade ago, Nord-Sud Offshore challenged the regulations and processes concerning the offshore industry with U.S. Customs. Ultimately, Washington D.C. ruled in favor of Nord-Sud Offshore’s approach to handling these operations. In turn, we were able to reduce our customers turnaround and overhead by more than 70%. In the U.S. Gulf, Nord-Sud Offshore sets the standard for how business should be done.

Nord-Sud Offshore offers a variety of agency services. The following list is comprised of the most fundamental services that we can provide. Should our clients have a specific request or need, we are fully prepared to provide any information and solutions to help our customers achieve their goals.

If you have any questions regarding offshore regulations in the U.S. Gulf, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Offshore oil rig with oil tanker


Offshore oil rig with helicopter


Our Primary Offshore E & P Services Are:

E&P Operators

  • Drill Rig & Drill Ship Mobilizations & Demobilizations
  • In-field transfers
  • Marine supply boat clearances
  • Helicopter clearances
  • Import/Export of Equipment & Supplies

E&P Rig Owners

  • Crew Immigration & Repatriation
  • Crew Transportation & Lodging
  • Crew Medical & Emergencies
  • Consulate Services
  • Parole Requests
  • Shipyard Modifications


  • Bills of Lading
  • Export Declarations (SEDs)
  • Commercial Invoices
  • Manifests & Packing Lists

Freight Forwarding & Customs House Brokerage

  • Air Freight Services
  • Ocean Freight Services
  • Cargo Insurance
  • Vessel & Helicopter Chartering
  • Customs Entries & Releases

Electronic Filings

  • OAMS (Ocean Automated Manifest System) Service Center for all U.S. Ports
  • AAMS (Air Automated Manifest System) Service Center for all U.S. Ports
  • AES (Automated Export System) Service Center for all U.S. Ports
  • e-APIS2 Service Center for aircraft crew & passengers
  • e-NOAD (Notice of Arrival/Departure) Service Center for marine crew & passengers
Nord-Sud Shipping is able to handle virtually any request. If you have questions regarding a particular service, listed or otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact us.