John E. Lawson Named By National Supply

National Supply Company, a major manufacturer of oilfield machinery and equipment, has p r o m o t e d John E. Lawson to North Sea area manager-engineering for well control equipment.

In the position, he heads a specialized subsea engineering group that he established in the U.K.

in 1978. Mr. Lawson previously held the title of manager-technical services. The change reflects increased size and responsibilities of the engineering group, particularly in primary design and engineering of subsea wellheads and production systems.

The group also provides technical guidance to National Supply factories in Stockport, England, and Maydown, Northern Ireland, on manufacturing of well control equipment. The well control engineering group is located at 11/12 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5LU.

Mr. Lawson has over 13 years' experience with National Supply well control engineering, specializing in subsea drilling and production systems. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston.

The company offers a complete line of well control products for land and subsea applications covering drilling, testing, capping, reentry and production from fixed or floating platforms.

National Supply pioneered the technology in the North Sea for production from converted drilling platforms that enabled early production from the Ekofisk and Argyll fields.

In addition to well control engineering and manufacturing activities in the U.K., National Supply also operates a wellhead center in Aberdeen, Scotland, for assembly, service and repair of wellhead equipment.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 16,  Sep 1981 Bureau of Marine and Aviation

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