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,
Arrow Marine, Inc. of Houston, Texas, recently took delivery of the Omaha Arrow (shown above), a 120-foot by 26-foot by 10-foot 6-inch, 1,200-horsepower, supply utility vessel built by Skully Bros. Boat Builders, Inc., Stephensville, La. She is
Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas, recently delivered the self-elevating mobile offshore drilling rig Dixilyn-Field 87 to its owners, the Dixilyn-Field Drilling Company of Houston. The Dixilyn-Field 87 is a Levingston Class 111-C jackup,
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
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
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
In a move designed to provide more efficient sales and engineering support for offshore/international accounts, Baldt Inc. has integrated its Houston, Texas, office operation into its corporate headquarters in Chester, Pa. The announcement was made recently by James Palmer, president.
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.
A new submerged arc chromemoly welding wire, called W-22, is available from the Western Steel Division of Armco. Produced by Armco to the American Welding Society Specification A5.23, Classification EB3, W-22 is a low-carbon, alloy steel wire containing 2.
National Supply Company, major oilfield equipment manufacturer, has announced a $3.2-million expansion of wellhead repair, fabrication, and distribution capabilities by its Well Control Systems group. The expansion plans call for establishment of a new wellhead repair center in Kilgore,