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,
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 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.
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,
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,
The People's Republic of China has ordered petroleum drilling controls and blowout preventers valued at approximately $2 million from The Rucker Company, a major producer of petroleum drilling and well production equipment. Company officials said
Burmeister & Wain American Corporation, One State Street Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10004, has announced that Belcher Oil Company, headquartered in Miami, Fla., a wholly owned subsidiary of Coastal States Gas Corporation, of Houston, Texas, signed an
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Washington, D.C., has announced that 124 industrial plant facilities located along the navigable waterways of the United States during the fourth quarter of 1977, creating over 15,000 permanent job opportunities.
Elmer R. Remkes has been named president of C-E Crest, a Tulsa, Okla.-based subsidiary of Combustion Engineering, Inc., which serves the international gas and oil industries. Before joining C-E Crest, Mr. Remkes was vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Engineering Services Co.
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,