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Ingram Exploration Names

Thomas M. Ellis Jr.

VP Of Exploration

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Thomas M. Ellis Jr.

Thomas M. Ellis Jr. has been named vice president of explora- tion for Ingram Exploration Com- pany, New Orleans, La., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Cor- poration, it was announced re- cently by James A. O'Neill Jr.,

Ingram Corporation president.

Mr. Ellis began his career as an exploration geologist with

Chevron Oil Company in 1953, and remained with Chevron until late 1978. Mr. Ellis served as ex- ecutive assistant and general man- ager of exploration and produc- tion for Natural Gas Pipeline

Company in Houston, a subsidi- ary of Peoples Energy Corp. (Chi- cago). He most recently served as vice president of exploration for Texoma Production Company, which is also a subsidiary of Peo- ples Energy Corporation.

In his new position, Mr. Ellis will be responsible for oil and gas exploration operations domestical- ly and foreign, and will report di- rectly to Allen R. Stern, Ingram

Exploration president.

Atlantic Marine To Build

Two NSF Research Ships

At Cost Of $5.9 Million

Two identical oceanographic re- search ships ordered by the Na- tional Science Foundation (NSF) will be constructed by Atlantic

Marine, Inc. of Fort George Is- land, Ga., at a total cost of $5,- 900,000. Building of both vessels at the same time is expected to effect a saving of about $250,000.

Although owned by the NSF, the vessels will be operated under contract by Duke University and by the University of Miami's Ro- senstiel School of Marine and At- mospheric Science. Scheduling and use of the new ships will be coordinated by these institutions in cooperation with other East and Gulf Coast oceanographic in- stitutions.

The 250-gt ships will be 135 feet long with a beam of 32 feet and full-load draft of 9 feet. Twin controllable-pitch propellers driv- en by 565-bhp diesel engines will provide a sustained sea speed of 12.5 knots. Each vessel will have accommodations for a crew of nine and for 12 scientists.

The ships' design was devel- oped by a consortium of oceano- graphic institutions led by James

Gibbons, operations manager of the UofM's Rosenstiel School, working with the naval architec- ture firm of R.F. Matzer and As- sociates of Jacksonville, Fla. Mr.

Gibbons will also oversee con- struction of the vessels under a subcontract with Atlantic Marine.

The first ship is scheduled for completion on June 1, 1981, the second on September 1 the same year. One will replace the East- ward, a 117-foot vessel now oper- ated by Duke University; the other will replace the 208-foot

R/V James M. Gilliss formerly operated by the University of


The nation's academic fleet now incudes 26 vessels operated by 15 research laboratories. The ships are used by scientists at these and other academic insti- tutions to carry out research proj- ects funded by the NSF and other federal, state, and local agencies.

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