The 91st Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held on November 9-12 at the New York Hilton Hotel, again drew a large attendance at the banquet, technical sessions, and at the expanded Second International Maritime Exposition,
Exxon USA recently installed the world's first commercial guyed tower offshore platform in 1,000 feet of water in a new gas and oil field southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Total development cost for the field is in excess of $750 million.
In November 2003 the Gorthon Lines AB vessel Margit Gorthon lost her rudder in the St. Lawrence River. The RoRo vessel features starboard side ramps and measures 463.9 x 73.1 ft. (141.4 x 22.3 m) and is 14,240 dwt. Halifax Shipyard visited the vessel
The rapid expansion of offshore exploration into regions of hazardous environmental conditions has served to illuminate the necessity for improvements in drilling equipment, performance standards, and safety regulations. As a result, Global Marine
Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd (FELS) has successfully launched the second of two giant jackup rigs it is building for A.P. Moller of Denmark. The rig was recently eased out of the 400,000-dwt Admiral Dock at FELS Pioneer Yard. It was a
Nippon Kokan (NKK) of Japan has signed a construction contract with the w o r l d ' s l a r g e st drilling contractor, Sedco, Inc. headquartered in Dallas, Texas, for two NKK/BMC 250 mat-supported type jackup rigs. Masato Hiraki, NKK New York general manager,
There are 2,511 identified pending, probable and possible subsea production wells forecast (base case) worldwide over the next six years. Some 18 percent of these subsea completions will be installed in North America, 30 percent in Africa/Mediterranean,
Three major energy-related companies have formed Sea Plex Corporation of Tulsa to provide the offshore industry with retrievable, bottom-supported drilling/ production/storage facilities specifically designed to exploit fields that had been considered marginal.
Red Fox Industries, Inc., New Iberia, La., is offering a free 20-page color brochure on the marine sanitation systems marketed by the company. The sewage treatment division of Red Fox Industries manufactures flow-through discharge-type sewage treatment units designed for use on wetlands,
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) has signed a contract to construct a semisubmersible d r i l l i n g p l a t f o r m for Western Company of the U.S. Scheduled for delivery in mid- 1983, the self-propelled drilling vessel will have