Koomey Inc. of Brookshire, Texas, has announced changes and additions in its management. Jerry D. Dumas has been elected president and chief executive officer. He was formerly president and CEO of Hughes Drilling Fluids, a Grace/ Hughes Tool Company joint venture.
A BMC-300 design jackup rig ordered by West African Drilling Investment was launched recently at the Singapore yard of Promet Private Limited. When delivered in early 1984 the $50-million rig Nengue Sika ("silver island" in Gahonese) will be drilling for Elf Gabon off the coast of Gabon.
An agreement has been signed between Consafe Offshore AB and Gotaverken Arendal AB, both of Sweden, for the construction of two semisubmersible accommodation and multiservice rigs, design GVA 2000. The total value of the order is approximately $140 million.
The U.S. maritime world is rapidly changing direction as security becomes an ever larger and more important issue to the federal government. We have seen the Department of Homeland Security created, the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 become law,
LTV Energy Products Company has announced the appointment of Donald M. Ursini as vice president- general manager of the company's Skagit Products operation in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. A unit of LTV's Drilling Equipment Division, Skagit is a leading manufacturer of winches,
StartMaster of Marion, Ohio, is offering free literature describing their air starting systems which, according to the manufacturer, provide dependable starting for heavy trucks, buses, mining machinery, oil and gas drilling equipment, marine engines,
REVIEW AND OUTLOOK The year 1982 began with a relatively healthy amount of work in hand but a weak order book. CSSRA yard employment reached a 10-year high of 14,200 in March but by December this had become a 10-year low of 8,500, a drop of 5,700 people or 40 percent of the work force.