Increasingly, environmental demands from governments and groups - large and small - will continue to shape the way in which the marine business is conducted. Pressure on ship and boat owners to keep the waters in which they work as pristine as possible has been building for years,
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.
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.
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
Crowley Maritime Salvage, Inc., San Francisco, Calif., has just been awarded a three-year contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., to provide offshore salvage services for the U.S. Navy in a major portion of the North and South Pacific Ocean Area.
The Natomas Company, San Francisco, Calif., and Skaarup Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., has announced the formation of a joint venture between Natomas Trading Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Natomas, and Skaarup Shipping Corp.
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.
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.