Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched its second self-propelled jackup wells e r v i c e b a r g e , named Frank Purkey (shown above). Built for Sun Contractors, this barge was delivered at the end of May 1981. The Frank Purkey measures 110 feet by 50 feet by 10 feet.
Liffey Marine, Inc., a unit of the Stolt Group, located in Southeast Asia, has recently placed into service a 190-foot self-propelled multipurpose seagoing barge, the M/S Kildare. The unusual design of the vessel permits extremely economical transportation of a wide variety of cargo.
The Edward Rutledge (shown above), a l i g h t e r - a b o a r d - s h ip (LASH) vessel built for Waterman Steamship Corporation by Avondale Shipyards Inc., made her maiden voyage arrival at the Port of New York recently. The second of two LASH
Choctaw D r i l l i n g Company, Houston, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction or reconstruction of three drilling vessels. Two of the vessels are expected to be employed initially
Houston Midstream Services, Inc. has changed its name to Houston Marine Services, Inc., according to an announcement by Geren L. Graham, president. The firm was founded in 1977 and initially engaged in midstream fueling of vessels in the Port of Houston.
Burmeister & Wain American Corporation, One State Street Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10004, has announced that Belcher Oil Company, headquartered in Miami, Fla., a wholly owned subsidiary of Coastal States Gas Corporation, of Houston, Texas, signed an
Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore, recently completed a multimillion-dollar contract awarded by McDermott Incorporated of New Orleans for repairs and modifications on the Derrick Barge No. 19. A new feature added to the main deck of the barge, which has been renamed DLB 19,
Floating production has evolved to a mature technology that opens for development oil and gas reservoirs that would be otherwise impossible or uneconomic to tap. The technology enables production far beyond the depth constraints of fixed platforms, generally considered to be 1,400 ft.