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Kvaerner Oil & Gas Facilities Management of Perth has appointed Malcolm Harris as Operations Director and Tony Ramshaw Head of Maintenance.

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Kvaerner Oil & Gas Facilities Management of Perth has appointedMalcolm Harris as Operations Director and Tony Ramshaw Head of Maintenance.

Michael Conlon is the new President of the Pipeline Industries Guild (London).

Alfonso Cortina, Chairman and CEO of Repsol YPF (Madrid) has been appointed to the board of the French Petroleum Institute.

BG International (Reading, UK) has namedWilliam Friedrich as Deputy Chief Executive.

Well engineering consultancy Allomax Associates (Aberdeen) has appointedDee Kennelly as Sales Manager.

Robert Wang was appointed President of Servomex Company, Inc. (subsidiary of Servomex Group Ltd).

Chris Dugan was promoted to Manager of Oil Transportation for Crowley Marine Services in Seattle.

Gregory M. Vesey has been appointed General Manager of Texaco's Upstream Business Service Center.

D. Nathan Meehan was named Vice President-Engineering of Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation.

Bruce W. Wilkinson was elected Chairman and CEO for McDermott International, Inc., following the retirement of Roger E. Tetrault.

Lawrence Jamieson Howie was named Vice President of Global Equipment Exchange (Oil and Gas Journal).

Fred Contrata was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Zurich Global Energy.

Contracts

PGS do Brasil has a five-year contract with Brazil's Geological Survey to launch the Brazilian Petroleum Agency E & P data bank in Brazil, to be named Banco do Dados E&P.

Repsol YPF awarded Crowley Marine Services de Venezuela a multi-year contract to support its Eastern Venezuela exploration and production operations.

Aggreko was awarded a contract to supply commissioning power for the world's largest FPSO (343,000 dwt, 300 meters long, storage capacity of 2 million bbl) by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan.

Liverpool Bay Contractors' Alliance has received a 5-year contract to provide BHP Petroleum with field services for its Liverpool Bay fields.

Horizon Offshore has a contract from Enron Offshore Services and Technology to install six pipelines for Pemex in the Bay of Campeche.

CapRock Services Corporation signed an agreement with Parker Drilling Company to locate satellite terminals on Parker rigs working in the Gulf of Mexico to transmit voice, video and data to headquarters.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. acquired five shipyards from the Friede Goldman Halter, Inc., making Bollinger the largest vessel repair and conversion company in the Gulf of Mexico. The $80 million sale adds five shipyards to Bollinger's existing 42 drydocks and 12 ship repair and conversion shipyards in Louisiana.

Coflexip Stena Offshore Ltd. and ABB Consortium, under an EPIC subsea facilities and pipelines contract, will work together to develop phase one and three of the TotalFinaElf Exploration UK program.

FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding finalized a contract to repair the Marine Rig 202 and Marine Rig 201 for Marine Drilling Company, and has contracted with Parker Drilling Offshore Corporation to repair the Parker 25 J.

Kvaerner has a US$29 million contract to supply subsea equipment to Norsk Hydro for the firm's subsea field developments on the Visund North and Troll fields in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Aker Verdal won a NOK 600 million contract to deliver Statoil's Kvitebjorn platform jacket, including materials procurement, fabrication, and engineering of the jacket and piles. Aker Engineering will assist with engineering. ;

CORRECTION: In July's Offshore, the color key incorrectly identified the seismic coverage of Seitel and Western Geophysical on page 40. Seitel's coverage should have been keyed in green, while Western's coverage should have been keyed in purple. The corrected color key with the image is shown. Offshore apologizes for the error.

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