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,
Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas, recently delivered the self-elevating mobile offshore drilling rig Dixilyn-Field 87 to its owners, the Dixilyn-Field Drilling Company of Houston. The Dixilyn-Field 87 is a Levingston Class 111-C jackup,
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
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,
Clifton C. Garvin Jr., retired board chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Corporation, will receive the highest award of the American Petroleum Institute, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement, at the API annual meeting in Houston, Texas, November 17-19.
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.
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
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,
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,