Finn Olander, president and chief executive officer of Hempel's Marine Paints, Inc., New York, N.Y., recently announced the appointment of Jack E. Hickey as technical director of the company's U.S. operations. Hempel's Marine Paints, in expanding their operations in North America,
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,
Thomas L. Reece has been named president of Norris Division, Dover Corporation, Tulsa, Okla., replacing Edwin L. Bechtold who will continue as a vice president of the parent company. In his new role, Mr. Bechtold will assist Mr. Reece in the transition
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
An auxiliary sailing rig installed on a 3,000-dwt cargo ship successfully completed sea trials and will soon be further tested in Caribbean trading. The rig was d e v e l o p e d by Wind s h i p Development Corp., Norwell, Mass., in conjunction with Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd.
Managers of the Marine Corps League-sponsored "Modern Day Marine—Force in Readiness Military Exposition" have announced that over 80 percent of the 95,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Sheraton Washington Hotel has been committed for their scheduled July 22-24,
Raymond International Inc. of Houston has expanded its services to the offshore oil and gas industry by establishing an offshore projects group at the Oakland, Calif., headquarters of Raymond's wholly owned subsidiary, Raymond Kaiser Engineers Inc.
J. Daniel Culpepper and Lawrence Arthur Renehan have announced the formation of Gulf and Eastern Steamship and Chartering Corp., with offices in New York, New Orleans, and Houston. The new company will represent owners of liner and bulk vessels providing full steamship agency marketing,
National Supply Company, a major manufacturer of o i l f i e ld machinery headquartered in Houston, Texas, has named four men to key positions with its drilling equipment product line. Phillip P. Musmeci was named general manager-subsidiary companies,
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.