Kent And Boling Elected To The NOIA Board

W.D. Kent of Houston, Texas, and Don Boling of Tulsa, Okla., have recently been elected to the board of directors of the National Ocean I n d u s t r i e s Association, headquartered in W a s h i n g t o n, D.C. Mr. Kent is the president of Reading and Bates Drilling Co., and Mr. Boling is senior vice president for Marketing and Field Operations of C-E Natco. NOIA, with over 400 members, is the only national trade association representing all facets of the offshore and ocean-oriented indus- tries engaged in the economic development and use of marine resources.

Mr. Boling, a registered professional engineer and past Section chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, joined C-E Natco in 1951. C-E Natco is a leading designer and manufacturer of petroleum production p r o c e s s i ng systems.

Mr. Kent, a director of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, has served as president of Reading and Bates Drilling Company since it was formed as a new operating subsidiary in 1972. Reading and Bates Corporation, of which Mr. Kent is a director, is engaged in offshore and onshore contract drilling, oil and gas exploration and production, oil and gas pipeline construction, and coal mining.

Membership in the National Ocean Industries Association is open to those companies or individuals who seek to foster maximum development of the oceans' resources through business enterprise.

Members include companies involved in all phases of ocean activities, including drilling, marine and air transportation, fishing, geophysical exploration, service, manufacturing and equipment supply, petroleum production, gas t r a n s m i s s i o n , shipyards, and others.

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