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.
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.
The June meeting of the Long Beach- Greater Los Angeles Section of The American Society of Naval Engineers was held jointly with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The more than 160 participants
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) of Singapore has expanded its operations in the United States with the appointment of a U.S. representative. Lovie and Company, Inc. of Houston, spearheaded by Peter M. Lovie, has been selected by FELS
ABB has struck a landmark deal to supply its new compact podded propulsion system on a semi-submersible drilling rig. Santa Fe International Corp. has awarded a $42 million contract to ABB in Norway for the supply of electric propulsion systems
Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Ca., has received a contract from Sedco, Inc. of Dallas to provide three BOP hydraulic skidding systems for use on the Sedco 600, 601, and 602 semisubmersibles. Each rig will be equipped with a system that
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,
Saint John Shipbuilding was awarded the contract to supply two new 4,000 hp tugs with an option on two others. The tugs will be built in Georgetown; Prince Edwards Island at East Isle Shipyard under the supervision of Bill Hind. Timberland Equipment
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,
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.