Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched its second self-propelled jackup wells e r v i c e b a r g e , named Frank Purkey (shown above). Built for Sun Contractors, this barge was delivered at the end of May 1981. The Frank Purkey measures 110 feet by 50 feet by 10 feet.
Bruce Kasen, vice president, marketing, Timmons & Charles, Inc., has announced the appointment of George S. Mahaly to manager, technical services. Mr. Mahaly joined T&C in 1973, and has previously held the positions of field service section chief and consulting engineer.
A five-man Executive Committee has been appointed by Brown & Root's Board of Directors to manage all phases of the company's operations on an interim basis. The announcement was made following the January 23, 1977, death of Foster Parker, president of Brown & Root,
National Supply Company, major manufacturer of oilfield machinery, has promoted Virgil R. Ellis to the newly created position of product manager-production equipment. In the position, Mr. Ellis is responsible for c o o r d i n a t i n g the manufacturing and marketing of pumping units,
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.
David Chen Tou Sin has been appointed General manager of Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore, to succeed E.S. Ware, who returned to the United Kingdom recently on completion of his contract with the shipyard. Mr. Chen, who is a graduate in both marine engineering and shipbuilding,
Several key executive appointments have been made by Crowley Maritime Corporation's Caribbean Division in order to further strengthen its organization, according to a recent announcement by Robert G. Homan, senior vice president and general manager of the division.
O & U Drilling, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont shipyard recently commissioned an offshore jackup drilling rig and announced the ordering of two other rigs. One of the new rigs will be built at the Beaumont yard, and the second at the Singapore shipyard.