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Far East-Levingston Delivers Pool Rig 144

Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. in Singapore recently completed and delivered another jackup rig to Pool Company of Houston. Named Pool Rig 144, the 160-foot-water-depth jackup was towed to its location in the Arabian Gulf to operate for ARAMCO.

 

Spray-On Insulation Cuts Maintenance Costs

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,

Edwin G.B. Terry Joins Tidewater Marine Service

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

Oil Instability, consolidation Muddy Offshore E&P Picture

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.

Xantic: New Look, New Name... More Service

Part of the curse of corporate consolidation comes in the combining of or complete re-naming of the new entity. The quandary: maintaining critical market awareness of individual brands while adequately communicating the entirety of the new organization's capabilities.

CRC Welding Systems Moves To Houston

Crutcher Resources Corporation, announced the move of its CRC Welding Systems, Inc. operation from Nashville to Houston. CRC Welding Systems designs and manufactures high technology welding equipment systems and controls for a variety of industrial applications, including robotic welding.

Trikora Lloyd Buys Three Ships At Total Cost Of $45 Million

P.T. Trikora Lloyd, an Indonesian- flag line, marked the purchase of three vessels at a total cost of $45 million in a recent "changing of the flag" ceremony held at Pier 5, Port Authority in Brooklyn, N.Y. With these vessels, P.T. Trikora Lloyd

Mainland China Places Order Worth $2 Million For Rucker Petroleum Drilling Equipment

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

Pool Arctic Alaska Orders Bardex Hydranautics Island Rig Skidding System

Pool Arctic Alaska Anchorage has contracted with Bardex Hydranautics for a rig skidding system which Pool Arctic Alaska will use for Sohio on the Endicot artificial island project in the Beaufort Sea. The system will perform transverse rig skidding over

Two More Jackup Rigs Costing $70 Million Ordered From Bethlehem

Two Bethlehem Steel Corporation shipyards have each received contracts from Griffin-Alexander Drilling Company of Houston to build mat-supported, jackup drilling rigs at a total cost of about $70 million. One unit, the Griffin-Alexander V, will be constructed at Bethlehem's Beaumont,

 
 
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