Josh Jambon Totally Dedicated to Advancement of South Lafourche

The support and encouragement which Josh Jambon has provided his native parish of Lafourche in Louisiana has continued unabated from his early days at South Lafourche High School, where his 1977 graduation was accompanied by the thrill of being part of his school’s second state football championship, the South Lafourche/Bonnabel 3AAA victory of 1977. Inspired by this glory so early in life, Jambon has retained his loyalty to his high school throughout his career, sponsoring the reunions of the 1977 football team, donating generously toward the needs of South Lafourche students, maintaining his memberships in the South Lafourche Alumni Association, the South Lafourche Boosters Club and supporting the Tiger Athletic Foundation, as well as sponsoring the Ralph Pere scholarship and the Faron Chaisson Memorial Scholarship.   This extended association with the organizations and friends of his youth speaks volumes about the inner man that is Jambon: loyal, dedicated to his hometown, aware of the needs of his fellow citizens and generous in supporting the home and institutions he loves.

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Josh Jambon also participates in the community life of Lafourche Parish, having previously served as president of the Sun Fest and Pirate Days in Grand Isle, Louisiana.  Louisiana is known as a Sportsman’s Paradise, with fishing and birding habitat, and Grand Isle is Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island.  Beaches, wildlife and beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico are married with the southern hospitality and gourmet seafood dishes which Louisiana is known for.  Josh Jambon of Lafourche Parish has enjoyed the beauty of Grand Isle on trips to enjoy over seven miles of public white sand beaches and the Butterfly Dome, which features tours to view native butterflies and plants in their habitat.  Grand Isle also offers Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge, a state-owned barrier beachfront, and Grand Isle State Park with beaches, a fishing pier, trails and overnight camping, as well as the Grand Isle Birding Trail, with five bird viewing locations on a two-mile trail.

Josh Jambon’s Fleet Supports the Harvest of Louisiana Light Sweet

Louisiana had its first successful oil well on land, in a rice field in Jennings, Louisiana.  Called the Heywood #1 Jules Clement well, this precipitated an oil boom in the Louisiana which would birth Josh Jambon generations later.  

By the end of 1905, more than 6,000,000 barrels of petroleum (from the Light Sweet which is Louisiana crude) had been produced.  The first long distance pipeline was finished in 1910 from Caddo Lake to an early refinery in Baton Rouge.  Geophysical techniques emerged much later, techniques which changed Gulf Coast oil exploration forever by showing how oil is trapped underground.  

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The innovation of the Hughes rotary drilling bit changed the speed and effectiveness of oil drilling forever by making it possible for micro-paleontologists to study the fossil remains of drilling depths to discover their ages and makeup, thus revealing the possible presence of hydrocarbons. Seismic exploration began in 1923, allowing geologists to study the earth’s depths both onshore and offshore.  Thus, the first over-water drilling rig was established on a barge on Caddo Lake near Shreveport, Louisiana.

The offshore oil and gas industry supported today by the fleet of Jambon Marine Service vessels is now a worldwide phenomenon.  Josh Jambon is a successful businessman in an industry which accounts for 25% of the state revenues of Louisiana, around $1.2 billion.

 The oil and gas industry employs more than 116,000 people, who earn 12% of the total wages paid in Louisiana.  The largest oil refinery on the North American continent is the Exxon refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 The cost of the gasoline refined from a barrel of crude is made up of the cost of exploration, drilling, pumping and refining, as well as the taxes and expenses associated with it.  

One of those expenses are the costs Jambon accrues through his business of supplying the offshore service vessels which work tirelessly to keep offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling providing the energy and jobs which drive Louisiana and the nation.

Josh Jambon Acquires Newest Design in Ocean Class Offshore Support Vessel

Jambon Marine Services has recently acquired the M/V Sunrise 1 from Cosco Shipyard in China, and in the process of completing an ocean class (DP2) of vessels, the DP2-Fili 1, for use in the northern seas and in West Africa when new drilling begins in those areas.  Josh Jambon follows the pulse of oil and gas and notes the movement toward vessels with cleaner designs, more powerful winches and ROV capacities.  Such OSVs are much more capable of supporting deep water operations, and yield higher day lease rates for companies like Jambon’s.  The expense of building new OSVs has increased in the last 10 years due to higher steel prices and a high demand for the vessels.  Better propulsion drivetrains, double hull construction techniques and requirements for better crew facilities have also driven the price of building new offshore service vessels.  

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Global financial conditions have also figured into the rise and decline of OSV building and the costs of new building.  OSV suppliers like Josh Jambon are looking at larger and more sophisticated vessels which meet more strict requirements for safety and efficiency, and greater environmental design features, as regulations for drilling in areas like the North Sea are stringent.  Jambon Marine Services strives to create an OSV fleet which offers more robust, cleaner and operationally safe OSVs for the future.

Caterpillar Tier II diesel engines in ocean-going vessels provide propulsion via sulfur diesel fuel.  Electrical power is generated through a Caterpillar auxiliary generator.  DP1 and DP2 vessels are flagged in the USA Registry and may be upgraded to Tier III or Tier IV capability.  With steel construction and high capacities for extended sea voyages, ocean class platform service vessels are uniquely qualified to provide the cargo delivery support so many oil and gas offshore operations look to entrepreneurs like Josh Jambon to provide.   Josh Jambon seeks to soon complete his new 83m, DP2-Fili 1 SOLAS class ships for use in the northern seas and West Africa.

Josh Jambon: On the Importance of Grapes in Wine Making

Josh Jambon is highly-skilled business person who in his free time enjoys scotch and quality wine.

Grapes are the foundation of every wine. They dictate the structure of the wine and they are the foundation of everything that a winemaker will later do to the wine. The alcohol in your wine comes from grapes. The color of the wine comes from grapes. The taste largely depends on the variety of grapes, too.

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Grape variety mans the fruit of a certain kind of grapevine. For example, a fruit of the Cabernet Sauvignon wine or a fruit of the Chardonnay vine.

There are over ten thousand of grape varieties in the world. It the wines from all these varieties were commercially available, you could drink a new kind of wine every day for over twenty-seven years!

However, most of the grape varieties are obscure grapes that aren’t a good base for a wine. Grape varieties differ from each other in all sorts of features and attributes. These differences can be divided into two categories: personality and performance. Personality factors are the traits of the fruit itself. Flavor is an example of a personality factor. Performance traits have to deal with how quickly the fruit grows, ripen and so on.

Skin color is the biggest distinction among grape varieties. Every variety is either white or red even though white grapes are yellow and not white, and red grapes are often called black.

Individual varieties differ from each other in the aroma, levels of acidity, thickness of skin and fruit size. For example, black grapes with thick skins contain more tannin that varieties with thin skins.

When grapes aren’t ripe, they contain little sugar and a lot of acids, which also holds true for any other fruit. As the ripening process progresses, grapes become sweeter and less acidic. Their flavors and aromas become more complex. Their skins start getting thinner and even the seeds become ripe.

Varieties of grapes that are particularly suitable for making wine are called noble grapes. They include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, says Josh Jambon.

How to Save Money when Buying Plane Tickets

There are several ways how you can save money when traveling on airplanes, says businessman Josh Jambon.

The first one is to buy your tickets well in advance. A 2012 study from the Airlines Reporting Corporation revealed that travelers who buy their airline tickets six weeks in advance save the most compared to other passengers.

Airlines release the most tickets on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. This is usually the best time to buy your ticket, though days and times of the best deals can vary significantly.large (1)

The cheapest days to fly are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The reason for it is simple: these are the days with little demand. Business travelers usually fly out on Sundays or Mondays and fly in on Thursdays or Fridays. Weekend getaway travelers fly out on Fridays and come back on Sundays. These are the days with the highest demand and more expensive prices compared to midweek days.

If you are thinking about flying a low-cost airline, check its website separately. Aggregation websites such as Expedia, Kayak and TripAdvisor don’t always include airlines such as Southwest or Spirit. If you decide to buy a ticket from a low-cost airline, you need to be very careful and attentive. Sometimes these airlines charge even for the carry-on baggage. Make sure you read the small print and calculate all the fees beforehand. Otherwise, your expenses may be even higher than when you fly with a regular airline.636041839680841086-GTY-159184364

A flight with a layover can save you over fifty percent of the ticket price. Finally, flying into a larger airport is usually also less expensive compared to traveling from and to small local airports. This happens because airlines often have hubs in large airports and flying from those airports is cheaper for them and for you, shares Josh Jambon.

Josh Jambon: An Introduction to Sparking Wines

Josh Jambon is the founder of Jambon Boats and a well-known businessman who appreciates fine wine.

Sparkling wines contain carbon dioxide bubbles. The gas naturally appears in the wine during the process of fermentation and sometimes winemakers choose to keep it in the wine. Almost every country that makes regular wines also makes sparkling wines.  

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Sparkling wine is the official name for wines with bubbles in the United States, Europe, and Canada.

The most famous sparkling wine is without a doubt Champagne. It is probably the most famous wine overall, too. Champagne is a certain type of sparkling wine that comes from a region in France that bears the same name, Champagne.

The fame of the name led to its theft by many winemakers from all over the world. This is why in the minds of many people the word Champagne is synonymous with the entire category of sparkling wines.

Winemakers from the United States could legally name any sparkling wine champagne until very recently. Even today they can use the name if they have been doing it in the past. However, most respectable winemakers from the US won’t use the word out of support for their French colleagues. This is why when you see a wine that says “Champagne” on the label but doesn’t come from France, know that there is nothing to be impressed about.

Europeans are much stricter in this area. Not only does the European Union forbid using the word champagne in the names of sparkling wines from outside of France, it also doesn’t allow winemakers to use the word as a supplement. For example, they can’t use the words “Champagne method.” Wine from outside of the European Union that has the word champagne on the label is banned from sale in the E.U., says Josh Jambon.

Josh Jambon: An Introduction to White Wines

Josh Jambon is a skilled businessman who enjoys scotch and wine.

White wine is a wine that doesn’t have any red color. It isn’t really white, but yellow. Sometimes it’s hardly yellow and sometimes it’s a bright full yellow.

 

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There are two ways for a wine to become white.

First, a white wine can be made out of white grapes. Just like wines, white grapes aren’t really white. The name includes all the colors that are not red, from green yellow to pink yellow.

The second way is making white wine from red grapes excluding the skins. The juice that comes from red grapes does not contain any red pigmentation, only the skins of red grapes do. This is why removing the skins allows for making of white wine.

White wines go well together with lighter foods such as chicken, fruits, vegetables and fish. White wines are also widely considered to be aperitif wines.

Aperitif is a French word that comes from a Latin verb “to open.” Today the word is used to describe alcoholic drinks that are served before a meal.

Many people prefer white wines to red wines in the hot weather because white wines are more refreshing.

There are four taste categories of white wines, excluding sparkling whites and really sweet white wines.

The first category consists of fresh, unoaked wines. These wines are not sweet, have no oaky flavor, and are light and crisp. Most Italian and French white wines belong to this category.

Earthy wines are dry, have light oaky character and a fuller body. This taste profile mostly belongs to certain French wines.

Aromatic wines have intense flavors and aromas. They include many German wines such as Riesling or Viognier.

Rich wines have full bodies and are dry. Most Chardonnays and wines from Burgundy belong to this group, notes Josh Jambon.