• 4200 Montrose #410, Houston Texas 77006, USA

About Us

IOC is a Global Marine Contractor engaged in Offshore Oil and Gas Field Developments and specializing in the installation and decommissioning of Floating Production Assets globally.

With a broad knowledge base in the field of production equipment, our engineering solutions are market-driven, experience-based, and focused on delivering the best solution for fast-to-market oil and gas production.

IOC has detailed knowledge about the Oil and Gas business from both an engineering and operations view point. With our diverse expertise and experience in a broad range of disciplines, we are able to deliver innovative and high-quality solutions at the most competitive price and with a fast track schedule.

Below is a brief overview of IOC’s process for bringing a field into production:

  • Field assessment
  • Pre-Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) and FEED Engineering
  • FEED
  • Field development consortiums
  • Development of Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Finance
  • EPCI Development of the field to first oil
  • Discipline Leads for all required project scopes via project team consortium
  • Technically sound reduced CAPEX development with return to all stakeholders


Executive Director

Ove William Akerblom Executive Director Founder and Co-Owner of IOC. Field Development Specialist, Project Manager, Transportation & Installation Engineer. OIM with Advanced DP Certification. Specialized in planning, execution, and management of offshore marine construction projects and field developments.   Extensive marine engineering experience with strong management and organizational skills. More than 30 years of experience in the offshore Oil & Gas industry. Planned, managed and executed towing and installations of FPSO’s, FPS’s, GBS’s, TLP, SPAR’s, CALM Buoys, Deck Mating Operations & SURF. Planned subsea field architectures and system requirements. Involved with and supervised numerous semi-submersible anchoring operations as well as Dynamic Positioning diving and construction vessels. Unlimited Master Mariner License.  Ove has an extensive network in the Oil & Gas Industry and will professionally plan and lead major projects offshore as well as onshore.

Executive Director

Michael Conor McDonald Executive Director of Intrepid Offshore Construction Incorporated.  As Co-Owner of IOC, Mr. McDonald has been instrumental in the success of the IOC business in Houston Texas as well as the Far East and West Africa. He provides 20 years of offshore experience in the offshore Oil and Gas marine sector.  Michael Specializes in Marine Operations with skills in Project and Operation Management enhanced by his strong technical background. He has managed several FPSO Installation Projects building a proven track record for being under schedule, within budget, and without a safety incident. In offshore operations, he has been involved in the successful startup of multiple new build high specification deep-water semi-submersibles to include multiple world record water depth mooring and SCR installations.