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Samson Presents at OSEA 2006 

Ferndale, WA – March 2, 2007 – Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage, was selected to present information on “Mooring with High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) Lines” at Suntec Singapore. Samson pioneered the use of HMPE lines in the commercial marine market in 1984. Since then, Samson has become the foremost developer of HMPE rope applications, continuing its legacy of innovation.
The presentation was delivered on December 7, 2006, by Dr. Rafael Chou, Samson Vice President of Research & Development, as part of OSEA 2006 – the 16th International Oil and Gas Industry Exhibition and Conference. After introducing the audience to Samson and its capabilities, Dr. Chou discussed the overall advantages of using HMPE mooring lines. He then used various data to show the affects of fatigue, twist, abrasion, and design on these lines’ performance in the field. He next showed how to receive the longest service life from these lines by employing the best protection methods. Before concluding the presentation and answering questions, Dr. Chou displayed slides on Samson’s patented reduced recoil rope design. For additional information on this topic, please refer to the technical paper titled “Mooring with High Modulus PolyEthylene (HMPE) Fiber Lines” that can be found at www.samsonrope.com, within the Technical Papers section.
OSEA 2006 attracted nearly 12,000 representatives from industry and government involved in the oil and gas sector. It showcased the latest drilling and exploration equipment, handling systems, LNG terminals, pipeline components, communication technologies, safety and environmental systems, seismic surveys, and other oil and gas related equipment. In addition to the conference content, more than 1,000 companies exhibited at the event. OSEA will return to Singapore 2-5 December 2008. More information about the event can be found at www.osea-asia.com.
About Samson:
For over 130 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes. Among its many innovations, Samson invented the double braid and pioneered the first high modulus polyethylene fiber ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson’s research and development team is meeting an ever expanding market need for products with exceptional performance in critical applications. Samson is part of Wind River Holdings™ portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings™ visit www.windriverholdings.com.
To find out more about Samson call 360.384.4669 or visit our website: www.samsonrope.com