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Thomas L. Reece has been named president of Norris Division, Dover Corporation, Tulsa, Okla., replacing Edwin L. Bechtold who will continue as a vice president of the parent company. In his new role, Mr. Bechtold will assist Mr. Reece in the transition


Verolme Botlek Awarded Contract For Rig Modification

Following the successful modification of the jack-up drilling rig Britannia from a slot-type drilling unit to a cantilevered unit, completed recently within the contractual time, the Rotterdam Shipyard has contracted another rig modification job.

Hemple's Names Hickey U.S. Technical Director

Finn Olander, president and chief executive officer of Hempel's Marine Paints, Inc., New York, N.Y., recently announced the appointment of Jack E. Hickey as technical director of the company's U.S. operations. Hempel's Marine Paints, in expanding their operations in North America,

National Supply Builds 15,000-Psi Subsea BOP And Wellhead System

National Supply Company has shipped to British Petroleum Ltd. a unique 15,000-psi subsea wellhead system to be used in the North Sea. The BOP stack and individual components were s u c c e s s f u l ly tested in December at National's Houston

Marine Contractors Begins Work On $68-Million Turnkey Project

Marine Contractors, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., announced the beginning of a $68-million turnkey project for Sociedade Nacionale de Combustives (SONANGOL) and Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (CABGOC). The project includes the design,

National Supply Names Four Officials To Key Drilling Equipment Posts

National Supply Company, a major manufacturer of o i l f i e ld machinery headquartered in Houston, Texas, has named four men to key positions with its drilling equipment product line. Phillip P. Musmeci was named general manager-subsidiary companies,

Ameron Div. Announces Nationwide Appointments

Ameron Protective Coatings Division of Brea, Calif., recently announced the appointment of engineering, sales and manufacturer's representatives on a national basis. Robert R. McMurchy, marketing manager of the firm's Southwest Region, announced

Culpepper And Renehan Announces Formation Of New Steamship Agency

J. Daniel Culpepper and Lawrence Arthur Renehan have announced the formation of Gulf and Eastern Steamship and Chartering Corp., with offices in New York, New Orleans, and Houston. The new company will represent owners of liner and bulk vessels providing full steamship agency marketing,

Raymond International Expands Offshore Services To U.S. West Coast

Raymond International Inc. of Houston has expanded its services to the offshore oil and gas industry by establishing an offshore projects group at the Oakland, Calif., headquarters of Raymond's wholly owned subsidiary, Raymond Kaiser Engineers Inc.

Coastal Corporation Purchase Of Texaco Terminal And Pipeline Interest Expands Market For Belcher Oil

The Coastal Corporation, Houston, Texas, recently completed the purchase of five Texaco marketing terminals and Texaco's interest in a refined products pipeline, significantly expanding the geographic coverage of its Belcher Oil marketing subsidiaries.

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