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,
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.
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.
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,
Geosource Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced its board of directors has elected William R. Laws to the position of executive vice president. He will have corporate operating responsibility for the company's operations which serve the petroleum exploration,
American Aero, Inc. of Houston, a subsidiary of Weatherford I n t e r n a t i o n a l , has promoted Dwight Toney to sales and operations manager for its Marine Crane Division. He will be responsible for both domestic and international sales involving
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.
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,
Hermann Christian Helms has been named to the newly created position of vice president-international for Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, Lykes chairman Joseph T. Lykes Jr. announced. Mr. Helms, who will be based in Bremen,
The Canadian province of St. John's, Newfoundland, will be the site of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions, to be held September 26-30. The POAC 77 Conference will cover latest developments on operating in Arctic waters,