Mobile, Bottom Supported Drilling And Production Platform

Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company And Combustion Engineering, Inc. Form A Co-Venture To Produce A Self-Elevating Drilling And Production Platform Offering Lower Costs At the time when energy-producing companies are increasingly concerned with


International Tug & Salvage Expo 1992

Show Set for May 27-29, Genoa, Italy The next (12th) International Tug & Salvage Exhibition will incorporate the Genoa Workboat Show, bringing two exhibitions under one roof at the international fairground in Genoa, Italy, May 27- 29, 1992,

Marathon Utilizes Computer Graphics For First Computer-Designed Offshore Rig

The Gulfwind, the first completely computer- designed offshore jackup drilling rig, is under construction for Chiles Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, at Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, yard, Marathon announced from its Houston headquarters.

Two Smit Tak Tugs Tow Concrete Island Drilling System From Japan To Alaska's North Coast

Two 22,000-hp tugs, the Smit Rotterdam and Smit London of Smit Tak International Ocean Towage and Salvage Company (the Netherlands), recently towed a Concrete Island Drilling System (CIDS) from Nippon Kokan's Tsu Yard in Japan to the north coast of Alaska.

Signet Forms New Ocean Transportation Services Division

Signet Marine Group, an operating entity of Signet Corporation of Houston, has formed an Ocean Transportation Services (OTS) Division, according to a recent announcement by J. Barry Snyder, president and chief executive officer of Signet, and Thomas V.

Name O'Leary Marine Development Manager At Dillingham Ocean

Tim O'Leary, formerly with Foss Launch & Tug Co., has been promoted to manager, market development and research for Dillingham Maritime's Ocean Division, Seattle, Wash. According to Tom Van Dawark, president of the Dillingham Maritime Ocean Division, Mr.

$394,000 Contract To Study Inland Waterways And Gulf Coast Area

Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of a $394,000, 16-month research and development contract to study the port facilities and waterborne commodity flows of 17 states in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf Coast area.

Lake Shore, Inc. Opens Houston, Texas Office— G. Curtis Gibby Named

Lake Shore, Inc., Iron Mountain/ Kingsford, Mich., prominent manufacturer of marine cranes, winches, windlasses and mooring systems, has opened a Gulf Coast sales office to expand its services to the offshore oil industry. The facility is located at Lake View of Cypress Station,

Rail Deregulation, User Taxes Threaten Barge And Towing Industry

In the keynote speech before the annual meeting of the Warrior- Tombigbee Development Association, Joseph A. Farrell, president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., warned of two major threats to the future survival of the inland and coastal water transportation industry.

$23-Million Subcontract To Oceanic Contractors, Inc. For North Sea Modules

Oceanic Contractors, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., New Orleans, La., announced that its McDermott Scotland Division has been subcontracted by Taywood-Santa Fe Ltd. for a sum in excess of 10 million pounds sterling (approximately $23

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