Monday, August 23, 1999 Maritime News

R&B Falcon Lands Drilling Contracts for Semisubmersibles

Aug 23, 1999

R&B Falcon Inc. has been granted a contract by Petro-Canada, utilizing the fourth-generation semisubmersible Henry Goodrich for the development of the Terra Nova field offshore eastern Canada.

Royale Energy to Drill Gulf Coast Well With Basin Exploration

Aug 23, 1999

Royale Energy, Inc. has reached an agreement with Basin Exploration Inc. to participate in the drilling of the West Cameron 72 prospect. The West Cameron 72 prospect

Petroleum Geo-Services Awarded Two Seismic Contracts

Aug 23, 1999

Petroleum Geo-Services ASA was recently awarded a seismic contract in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Petroleum Geo-Services will utilize its proprietary 3D marine seismic

Transocean Offshore Inc. Announces 30-Month Contract for Discoverer Seven Seas

Aug 23, 1999

Transocean Offshore Inc. announced one of its operating subsidiaries has been awarded a 30-month contract commitment by PetrĂ³leo Brasilerio S.A. (Petrobras), the state oil company of Brazil,

U.S. Delays Decision On Oil Drilling In California Waters

Aug 23, 1999

The U.S. Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced it will delay its decision on whether oil companies can drill for oil and natural gas off California's coast,

New Schlumberger Seismic Vessel Sets String of Records

Aug 23, 1999

Schlumberger announced its new seismic vessel, Geco Eagle, has successfully been deployed for her first acquisition job and has broken several world records in the process.

Central Gulf of Mexico Sale Nets $159.1 Million

Aug 23, 1999

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced the completion of the two-phase bid evaluation process for Lease Sale 172. This sale,

Drilling Successes and Cost Reductions Offset Production Decline

Aug 23, 1999

Unocal Corporation's Spirit Energy 76 unit said its exploration drilling successes and aggressive development program on the Gulf of Mexico shelf area in the first

Schlumberger And Transocean Offshore Combine Forces

Aug 23, 1999

Schlumberger Limited and Transocean Offshore Inc. have signed a definitive merger agreement under which the offshore contract drilling business of Schlumberger

Manson Christens New Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge

Aug 23, 1999

Manson Construction Co. recently christened the newest edition to its dredging fleet, a trailing suction hopper dredge dubbed Bayport, at the company's yard on the Duwamish river in Seattle.

Whale Watcher Delivered to Aquarium

Aug 23, 1999

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has delivered a new high-speed whale watcher for the New England Aquarium. The 112-ft. Voyager III, designed by Incat Designs, Sydney,

TDI-Halter Delivers Three Barges

Aug 23, 1999

TDI-Halter, a Halter Marine Group, Inc. company, delivered Prisa 103, the last of three 180 x 75 x 15 ft. barges, to Sedco Forex, the drilling division of Schlumberger Limited.

Bisso Marine Launches Patrol Vessel

Aug 23, 1999

Bisso Marine Co. successfully launched a 350 ton Bahamian Patrol Vessel for Moss Point Marine, a division of Halter. In order to make the lift, DB Cappy Bisso had to be ballasted down to 10 ft.

New Tug to be Permanently Paired with Self-Unloading Barge

Aug 23, 1999

The Interlake Steamship Company and Interlake Transportation have received 7,200 hp Z-drive tug Dorothy Ann. Designed by Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, the 124.

Nichols Delivers 400-Passenger Catamaran

Aug 23, 1999

Klondike Express, a double-hulled passenger catamaran, was delivered to Brad and Helen Phillips by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders. The vessel has a full load speed

New Inland Barge Drilling Rig

Aug 23, 1999

Parker Drilling Co. has received the newest member of the Parker international drilling fleet, drilling barge rig #75. Built by Oil Barges, Inc., the shallow water

Bisso Towboat Receives New Z-Drive Tug

Aug 23, 1999

Cecilia B. Slatten is the newest addition to Bisso Towboat Co.'s fleet of Mississippi River ship-assist tugboats. The 4,300 hp, reverse Z-drive tractor tug measures 100 x 38 x 18 ft.

Largest Hull from Washburn & Doughty

Aug 23, 1999

Washburn & Doughty Associates launched a 186 ft. offshore casino vessel for Cajun Express, Inc., of Boston, Mass. Hull 65, yet to be named, is the largest vessel built by Washburn & Doughty,

New Westport Boat for Alaskan Excursions

Aug 23, 1999

Westport Shipyard delivered the 95 x 22.7 ft. fiberglass excursion boat, Tanaina, to Prince William Sound Cruises & Tours (PWSCT). The boat will be based in Whittier,

Aug 23, 1999

The South Carolina Senate amended the House-passed version of General Bill 3002 before approving the measure, which would prohibit certain "cruise to nowhere" gaming operations.

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