Smit Pioneer, the first of Smit International's new class of multipurpose offshore installation vessels, has been busy in its first few months of service. This vessel is one of four former LASH barge carriers purchased by Smit over the past two years.
A panel of four members of the offshore drilling industry was present on the evening of December 11, 1973, at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to discuss and answer questions concerning the career opportunities in this rapidly expanding field.
Nippon Kokan (NKK), Tokyo, has developed a super semi-submersible drilling rig specially designed for oil and natural gas drilling operations in deep water and rough seas. The rig features a computer-controlled dynamic system to maintain position in deepwater operation in depths to 1,
Latest offerings from the world s leading manufacturers Time being money for owners and operators of vessels and o f f - shore rigs, any speed-up in cargo handling produces cost savings, in many cases substantial ones. Recognizing this, manufacturers of
A new $3.4-million, 214-foot petroleum products barge for operating in Arctic waters was l a u n c h e d r e c e n t l y by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash., for The Standard Oil Company of Ohio (Sohio). Gini Savage, wife of Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company president,
Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. of South Korea and Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) of New Orleans recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the construction of four Ocean Odyssey Class selfpropelled, semisubmersible
Those concerned with steels for offshore platforms and drilling barges, ship hulls, pressure vessels, construction equipment, or line pipe valves and fittings, will want to add this new product data bulletin. It contains full data on Armco CT Steels,
Pusnes M a r i n e & Offshore Services Establishes Factory Service And Sales O u t l e t In N e w Orleans A r ea
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— A/S Pusnes Marine and Offshore Services, Arendal, Norway, has recently established a factory service and sales outlet in the New Orleans area. Pusnes, Norway was originally established in 1875 to build sailing ships.
The Trinity Marine Group has acquired the assets of Guarino & Cox, Inc., a New Orleans naval architecture and marine engineering firm. The principals, Salvadore Guarino, president, Gregory Cox, vice president, and their employees have moved to
Supply boats, some of which have been anchored since the early 80s, are going back to work in the offshore drilling and exploration industry in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Conrad Industries of Morgan City. La. The yard recently completed