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,
Seaward, Inc., has announced the promotion of Michael K. Kutzleb to manager, Self-contained Tanker Off-loading Pumping Systems (STOPS). STOPS is a specially designed submersible pump system for tanker offloading and salvage pumping. Mr. Kutzleb is a graduate of the University of Virginia,
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.
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) has signed a contract to construct a semisubmersible accommodation and construction platform for Consafe Offshore AB. The rig will be built in Singapore, and is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 1982.
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
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.