The cyclical nature of the oil business has blossomed into full bloom during the latter part of 2000, as a host of political power plays have sent oil prices on a virtual rollercoaster, albeit mostly up, helping to send it soaring as high as $37/barrel at the time of this writing.
Increasingly, environmental demands from governments and groups - large and small - will continue to shape the way in which the marine business is conducted. Pressure on ship and boat owners to keep the waters in which they work as pristine as possible has been building for years,
One of the common items found on almost every vessel constructed that is frequently overlooked is thermal insulation material. As vessels increase in age. it is safe to say that the insulation systems start to degrade with time and abuse. In fact,
A & P Appledore International Ltd., the marine industry's services group, has been acquired by A & P Appledore (Holdings) Ltd., a company formed by the senior employees of the company. The shares in A & P Appledore International Ltd. were in the
American Aero, Inc. of Houston, a subsidiary of Weatherford I n t e r n a t i o n a l , has promoted Dwight Toney to sales and operations manager for its Marine Crane Division. He will be responsible for both domestic and international sales involving
Boots Hansen of Boots & Coots Inc. of Houston, Texas, and Paul Koomey of Koomey Inc. of Brookshire, Texas, recently announced the development and sale of a new device for high-pressure oil or gas wells they feel is a significant answer to platform safety.
Bristol-based Brunei Limited has developed radical new coating systems for the marine industry. The aim has been to create the most durable, efficient and environmentally friendly available. To marry the owners' needs for hull-effi- ciency, long docking intervals,
Geosource Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced its board of directors has elected William R. Laws to the position of executive vice president. He will have corporate operating responsibility for the company's operations which serve the petroleum exploration,
A major reorganization resulting in the promotion of several individuals to key positions at Petro-Marine Engineering, Inc., 1141 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, La. 70053, has been announced by John W. Owensby, president. Petro-Marine is one of the nation's largest
At the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Xantic displayed many new products and services aimed at making marine communications more seamless and cost-effective. A new web-based tool designed to make it easier for ship managers to manage vessel mailboxes from the office.