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.
Autronica Marine U.S.A., Northvale, N.J., has announced the promotion of Harry S. Ford to vice president and director of technical services. Autronica Marine U.S.A. represents the Norwegian Companies of Autronica A/S and Moland Automation A/S,
Edwin G.B. Terry has joined the sales staff of Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., a unit of Tidewater Inc., according to Sam S. Allgood, vice president of the worldwide offshore marine support company. Mr. Terry, who was previously vice president
Seaward, Inc., has announced the promotion of Michael K. Kutzleb to manager, Self-contained Tanker Off-loading Pumping Systems (STOPS). STOPS is a specially designed submersible pump system for tanker offloading and salvage pumping. Mr. Kutzleb is a graduate of the University of Virginia,
The People's Republic of China has ordered petroleum drilling controls and blowout preventers valued at approximately $2 million from The Rucker Company, a major producer of petroleum drilling and well production equipment. Company officials said
Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Limited of Great Britain have received an order to build a specialized vessel costing approximately $8,750,000 to carry spent nuclear fuel from Japan to France and the United Kingdom. The ship has been ordered by Pacific Nuclear Transport,
Negotiations between the People's Republic of China and the National Supply Company, division of Armco Steel Corporation, Houston, Texas, have been completed for the sale of two offshore oil production platforms valued at more than $15 million, it was announced by Ted Rogers,
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.
A four-page, full-color brochure describing the Shaffer Drilling Choke System is now available from NL Rig Equipment. The brochure features illustrations and specifications of the hydraulically operated choke valves, transducers for drill pipe and annulus pressures,
Capt. Joseph F. Madeo Jr., a vice president with Murphy Pacific Marine Salvage Company, has been awarded The Navy Meritorious Public Service Citation by Vice Adm. C.R. Bryan, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, in Washington, D.C., in recognition