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New Positioning Technique Helps Cut Costs in Deepwater GOM

During a recent 10-day project in the Gulf of Mexico for a major E&P company, the use of inertial navigation technology reportedly reduced vessel time by three to five days over the course of the deployment and positioning of seismic data acquisition modules.

 

A&P Tyne Re-Delivers FPSO Haewene Brim

A&P Tyne re-delivered the FPSO Haewene Brim to Holland's Bluewater following an extensive upgrading to its process plant and hull maintenance period refit. The vessel will now return to the Pierce Field in the U.K. sector of the North Sea under charter to Shell U.

Oerlikon Opens $7-Million U.S. Manufacturing And Laboratory Plant For Welding Consumables

Dignitaries from the international and national welding and business communities recently gathered in Houston, Texas, for the commissioning ceremony of Oerlikon Welding Industries's new $7-million welding consumables manufacturing facility. Oerlikon Welding Industries (OWI),

Wind Power Comes of Age

Europe's fledgling offshore wind power industry has produced an order for an entirely new breed of vessel designed to transport and position wind turbines. U.K.- based engineering firm Mayflower Energy has contracted one such vessel from Shanhaiguan

Navy Awards Tracor $7.6-Million Contract

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., has awarded Tracor, Inc., Rockville, Md., a new contract of $7.6 million to continue supporting development, system engineering, design, production, installation maintenance,

N e w M A R C O Oil Recovery System Used In Gulf

A new type of offshore oil-spill skimmer built by MARCO was assigned to recover oil when a 7 2 , 0 0 0 - d w t L i b e r i a n tanker started spilling oil on November 1, 1979, following a collision at sea five miles south of Galveston Bay, MARCO

Racal-Decca Marine Promotes Executives, Opens New Offices

A major restructuring of executives at Racal-Decca Marine Inc., New Orleans, La., was announced at the recent opening of a new regional sales and technical support office in New Orleans, at 5612 Jefferson Highway. Mark Lipp, formerly comptroller comptroller and treasurer,

New Worldwide Service Company Formed By Racal-Decca Group

The formation of a new company, Racal-Decca Service Limited, was announced recently. The Croyden, England-based company will coordinate and expand the worldwide marine electronics service operations of the Racal- Decca group of companies. The

Energy Research In The Oceans

The potential of the sea as a major source of energy as well as the prime route over which huge quantities of fuel are transported makes it particularly appropriate that the theme "Energy Research in the Oceans" has been selected for the first

First Commercial Icebreaking Research Ship Delivered By North American

The culmination of two years of construction, the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer emerged from the Larose, La., shipyard of North American Shipbuilding as the nation's first commercial icebreaking research ship. Able to break ice three feet thick at a speed of three knots,

 
 
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