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
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,
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
The Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine Technology Exhibition & Conference (SMM '94) — scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Hamburg—is a leading international show which will attract an estimated 32,000 vistitors from 49 countries. The exhibits portion
Schichau Seebeckwerft AG recently launched the first of two reefer ships it is currently building for Great White Fleet (United Brands/ Chiquita) at its yard in Bremerhaven. The ships are the first of this type being built at the yard of which
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,
naval operations and the top U.S. Navy officer, last month was reported as recommending that the service stick to its plan to build a multi-billion-dollar class of new destroyers despite a crunch on funds for new warships. "I'd love to have DD-21," Adm.
A 24-page Anchoring Encyclopedia and a technical article on pipeline anchoring are available free from SeaTec International, Ltd., Houston, Texas. SeaTec, a worldwide marine contractor, and A.B. Chance Company, a developer and manufacturer of land anchors,
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.
Liner shipping is traditionally a cyclical business, subject to dramatic peaks and troughs and sudden changes in fortune in individual trade lanes. Today's ebullience among all sectors of container shipping, including its various intermediaries,