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.


Change Of Shareholding At A & P Appledore International

A & P Appledore International Ltd., the marine industry's services group, has been acquired by A & P Appledore (Holdings) Ltd., a company formed by the senior employees of the company. The shares in A & P Appledore International Ltd. were in the

Harry S. Ford Promoted To Vice President At Autronica

Autronica Marine U.S.A., Northvale, N.J., has announced the promotion of Harry S. Ford to vice president and director of technical services. Autronica Marine U.S.A. represents the Norwegian Companies of Autronica A/S and Moland Automation A/S,

Meeting the Ballast Water Challenge

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,

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.

New Joint Venture Firm Formed For Marine Pollution Control Services

Ecomarine USA and OMI Petrolink Corp. have formed a joint venture, Ecomarine Gulf, to provide advanced technology and services for marine pollution control, oil spill response, and marine monitoring and mapping in the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico.

Dates Set For International Symposium On Marine Salvage

The Maritime Association of the Port of New York and the Marine Technology Society have announced plans to sponsor an International Symposium on Marine Salvage to be held in New York City next year. The conference, scheduled for October 1-3, 1979,

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.

Ohio Innovator

Last month's new product unveiling by Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), at the SMM gathering in Hamburg, should give fresh impetus to the Ohio company's rapid marine business growth with its performance-enhancing MarineLine cargo tank coating series.

Outlook for Floating Production Systems

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.

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