Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched a 165- foot by 140-foot by 18-foot jackup rig, Offshore Jupiter (shown above), owned by The Offshore Company of Houston. The drilling rig, a four-legged, 150-foot water depth, cantilever jackup
National Supply Company has shipped to British Petroleum Ltd. a unique 15,000-psi subsea wellhead system to be used in the North Sea. The BOP stack and individual components were s u c c e s s f u l ly tested in December at National's Houston
National Supply Company has received a U.S. patent for a subsea template system for multiple well drilling and production. The template design was developed by National Supply's Well Control Systems engineering group, Houston, to reduce time and cost of underwater operations,
Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,
Representatives of Blohm & Voss AG, Hamburg, West Germany, signed a contract in Moscow recently with the Soviet foreign trade organization, Sudoimport, for the design, construction, and delivery of a special service vessel for the USSR's Ministry of the Gas Industry.
The Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Manila, Philippines offices of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have been designated Technical Offices, and now provide hull plan approval services in addition to field surveying. The addition of the two offices brings
Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock C o r p o r a t i o n (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has adopted a new corporate logo. The announcement was made by John L. Roper III, president and chief executive officer of Norshipco. The new logo is circular in design,
Entering the 1980s, it is hard to believe that it is now more than six years since the last "boom" in the big bulk carrier market was ended by the "Oil Crisis," and an abrupt change in the trading pattern of the combined fleet. For much of this period,
Petronas recently commissioned its first offshore jackup drilling rig built at Promet, Private, Ltd., Singapore. Witnessed by 400 guests, the commissioning ceremony for the Parameswara was performed by Toh Fuan~STihailah, wife of Petronas adviser Tun Hussein Onn.
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