Bethlehem Steel Corporation's design for the world's largest matsupported jackup drilling rig, the Bethlehem 600, will open an additional million square miles of outer continental shelf to jackup operations. That's a 30-percent increase from current jackup territory,
Wayne Brinlee formerly division manager in Malaysia for Loffland Brothers Company, has been appointed general manager of the company's operations in Venezuela, and will be stationed at the Maracaibo office. He joined Loffland as a rig superintendent in Libya in 1968,
Twin Disc, Incorporated of Racine, Wis., a leading manufacturer of power transmission components, has announced a new Type Four-2620 industrial hydraulic t o r q u e c o n v e r t e r . This unit, specifically designed for oilfield applications,
Hugh J. Kelly, president and CEO of the Ocean Drilling and Exploration Co. (ODECO), New Orleans, La., was recently elected chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) for the 1988-89 term. The NOIA board of directors elected Mr.
Zapata Corporation, Zapata Tower, P.O. Box 4240, Houston, Texas 77001, has announced that its board of directors has elected four senior corporate executives to new posts. Zapata said that Ronald C. Lassiter and Michael R. Naess, who have been
McDermott Engineering-London, a division of McDermott International, Inc., has received t w o c o n t r a c t s from Hydrocarbons Great Britain Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of British Gas Corporation, for work that will play a major part in the development of the Morecambe Gas Field.
The Board of Directors for Houston Systems Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas, in an executive realignment, has announced the election of the following officers: Robert B. Taylor, executive vice president; John C.H. Chan, P.E. (Ca.), CMfgE.
"The outlook for marine construction in the Gulf of Mexico in the 1980s is, in my view, not only good, it is great," Robert E. Howson, president of McDermott Marine Construction, recently told participants in a symposium sponsored by the University