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
Taking a long hard look at the f u t u r e without resorting to crystal ball gazing of any kind, it's fair to say the offshore oil and gas support service industry in general and Tidewater Inc. in particular stand at the threshold of a m a g n i f i c a n t business environment.
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
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,
A discussion-provoking paper titled "Shipbuilding P r a c t i c es Around the World" was presented by Jay J. Hassani of Century Engineering, Inc., Baltimore, at a recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
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,
Bailey Controls has formed a Marine Market Group that will concentrate on worldwide sales of process control systems and related equipment for use on marine vessels and offshore drilling platforms. The new group, based at the Bailey corporate headquarters
A drydock built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in Pointe-APitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Chief executive officer J. Parker Conrad said the 650-toncapacity structure contracted by Naval Drydock Guadeloupe
Effective maintenance of hydraulic equipment operating near marine environments represents a doubletough challenge. Pumps and equipment must be protected from the wear and corrosion caused by excess moisture, but safeguards have to be in place to