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Two Vice Presidents
Appointed At Texas Gas
Two vice presidential appointments have been announced in the Inland Waterways
Services Division of Texas Gas Transmis- sion Corporation, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Kenneth W. Peters has been named vice president of finance at the division level, while Robert W. Kilroy has been appointed vice president of industrial relations for
American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL), the division's principal operating company, and its affiliate, American Com- mercial Terminals, Inc. (ACT).
Kenneth W. Peters Robert W. Kilroy
As chief financial officer, Mr. Peters will continue his previous responsibilities as di- vision treasurer. He joined the Inland Wa- terways Services Division in 1971 and held various systems development and financial analysis positions before being named treas- urer in 1976. He gained earlier experience in finance with Cummins Engine Company and General Motors Corporation.
Mr. Kilroy has been director of industrial relations for ACBL since joining the com- pany in 1975. He earlier practiced labor law in Indianapolis and was formerly associ- ated with Teamsters Local 135 and the
National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Peters holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Indiana Uni- versity. Mr. Kilroy. who earned his under- graduate degree at Boston College, is a grad- uate of Indiana University Law School.
Gotaverken Arendal To Build
Rigs For Mexican Group
Designer's model of jackup drilling rig to be built in
Sweden for operation in the Gulf of Mexico.
An agreement has been reached between the Mexican industrial group Protexa and
Gotaverken Arendal, Goteborg, Sweden, to build two jackup drilling rigs for delivery in 1980-81. The contract is for approximately
The Protexa Group is one of Latin Amer- ica's leading industrial organizations, with offshore drilling interests in the Gulf of
Mexico, where these two rigs will operate.
These rigs will be of the same type as those Gotaverken Arendal is now building for the Swedish firm Salen Energy. These platforms are designed with an effective steel utilization which minimizes the hull weight and results in larger storage spaces compared to other types of rigs. The units are designed to operate in water depths of 76 meters (about 249 feet), and can drill to depths of 6,500 meters (about 21,000 feet).
Ship Dynamic Positioning & Mooring Systems Conference —Papers Available In Booklet Form
North Sea weather is expected to produce some 273 days in any one year officially de- scribed as bad (mist, rain, fog, snow, ice), 49 "marginal," and 43 "fair or good" days.
Because of this weather pattern, outlined by P.H. Barton (divisional) manager, Marine
Offshore Division, (GEC), in his opening address when taking the chair for the morn- ing session of a one-day conference on "Ship
Dynamic Positioning and Mooring Systems—
Electrical Aspects," organized by The Insti- tute of Marine Engineers in London on Feb- ruary 22, 1979, platforms in the "Forties" were designed to withstand 94-foot waves, and winds up to 130 mph. The integrity and reliability of electrical systems associated with such projects had to be of a very high order, and new techniques and extended practices evolved to meet the demands of supporting offshore oil technology.
The aim of the conference was to exam- ine the considerable practical experience with electrical systems for specialist sup- port vessels in the realms of design, build- ing, operation and maintenance, and per- sonnel training. Also discussed were appli- cations on semisubmersibles as well as ships, covered position measurements as a necessary prerequisite to dynamic position control, and power systems on vessels equipped with sophisticated control systems.
Seven papers were presented: (1) "De- sign Considerations of Electrical Power Sys- tems for Offshore," by R.L. Ames; (2) "Eval- uation of Microwave Positioning Systems," by D. Green and A.J.C. Hamblin; (3) "Com- puter Controlled Anchor Positioning for a
Pipelaying Barge—System Design and Ex- perience During Pipelaying," by Ivai von
Thienen; (4) "Personnel Training Simulator for Anchor Positioning," by H.E.D. Jensen; (5) "The Scott Lithgow DP Vessel," by J.K.
Robinson and J.F. Simpson; (6) "Dynamic-
Positioning Control Systems and Operational
Experience," by R. Bond; and (7) "New
Diving Support Vessels for the Royal Navy," by K.E. Jordan.
The conference papers in full, with dis- cussions and authors' replies are now avail- able in booklet form, priced £25, and may be obtained from Marine Management (Holdings) Limited, Activities Division, 76
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