The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will hold its Annual Meeting, the 91st, in conjunction with an expanded International Maritime Exposition at the New York Hilton Hotel on November 9-12, 1983. The Technical Program promises to
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
A review of new designs to meet the challenges of deep water and harsh environments Offshore drillers, in 1984, ordered a total of 37 units to be built, includ- ing 24 semisubmersibles. Some of these orders were letters of intent subsequently
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.
The offshore supply vessel Liberator, which once served rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, has been converted by Halter Marine, Inc., Lockport, La., to support the U.S. Coast Guard in its war on illegal drugs. Now known as the Windward Sentry,
One of the world's tallest fourpile offshore platforms is being built for Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, a subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Inc., in McDermott Marine Construction's Louisiana fabri- 86 cation yards. The platform, named Crystal,
The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,
McDermott Norge, a division of Oceanic Contractors, Inc., which is a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., has received a letter of intent for a $100-million contract with Amoco Norway Oil Company. McDermott Norge will act as the prime contractor for
Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of IU International, has appointed Oscar D. Andersen executive vice p r e s i d e n t and named Alf Clausen vice president and technical director, it was announced by Kenneth A.B. Trippe, president. Mr.
The Maritime Administration has announced the recent award of a $4.2-million contract to Halter Marine, Inc, Gulfport, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group. Under the terms of the contract, Halter will convert the Marsea Fourteen, an offshore