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,
In early January, Marathon Manufacturing Company's Republic of Singapore yard delivered the first of two jackup rigs ordered by the China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation. The People's Republic of China rig, Pohai VIII, was originally
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
Open-hatch bulk carrier technology, championed by specialist operators in the North American trade, is to be taken an important stage further through the adoption of deck gantries promising gains of up to 50 percent in cargo handling productivity.
Jerry Jones has resigned as president of Ocean Systems to form a new, highly specialized underwater vehicle inspection services company, JERED. Coowner in the new company is Ed Trlica, former vice president of Martech, and recently manager of Solus Ocean Systems' Gulf Coast Division.
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,
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.
A new eight-page, full-color brochure now available discusses the drilling capabilities and equipment fleets of the three drilling contractors and the well servicing/workover company which make up Marathon Oilfield Service Companies, headquartered in Houston, Texas.
The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)/Northeast Region recently held a reception at the Whitehall Club's Hudson River Suite in New York City. Invitations were extended to the U.S. Coast Guard, local oil company representatives, pollution response companies,
Currently under construction at Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA's Pietra Ligure shipyard is a TMV 115 high-speed passenger and vehicle ferry for the Spanish ferry operator Balearia Eurolines Maritimes. The contract for this vessel was signed in January 2000 and delivery is expected in May 2001.