drilling

Jackup Rig For Foramer Completed By Hitachi

A jackup offshore drilling rig, the lie du Levant (shown above), was completed recently at the Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen in Japan. The cantilever type rig will be operated by Foramer S.A. of France. Following delivery, the rig was towed to Abu Dhabi,

 

Hellen Speaks On Finland's Future Plans To Compete For Building Of Large Tankers

Nils Hellen, managing director of the Association of Finnish Metal, Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries, recently visited the United States by invitation of the Finnish American Chamber of 'Commerce. Mr. Hellen, in his address as guest speaker to

$30-Million Order Signed By Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd.

Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. has signed its largest order to date: a $30-million contract f o r a ship conversion. The conversion, from a heavy ore bulk carrier to an offshore oil drilling ship, follows a similar conversion by HUD in 1975, and

Coastal Iron Works Installs 2,500-Ton-Capacity Steel Floating Drydock 'Mr. Pat'

Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently announced the christening of its new steel floating drydock. The drydock is named Mr. Pat after one of the founders of the company, E.J. Patterson. The drydock is now in service. Mr. Pat

Oil Industry Wary About Buying New Leases Off California

Despite the lure of large discoveries, the oil industry is wary about risking its money in proposed new lease sales off California's coast because of fierce opposition ranging from small local groups to the governor. The oil industry has learned

Marathon Introduces Semisubmersible For Gulf Of Mexico Environment

Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company of Houston recently announced its new GranGulf® Class semisubmersible drilling unit that is rated to drill in water depths up to 3,000 feet and can carry a deck load of 4,000 tons. As the leading U.S. producer of offshore drilling units,

HSR Completes GLM Rig Upgrades

The Offshore Division of Houston Ship Repair. Inc. (HSR) completed two rig upgrades for Global Marine. HSR was the primary contractor for the repowering and mud system enhancement stages of the Glomar Baltic I upgrade project. The Marathon LeTourneau Super

Hitachi Gets Jackup Rig Orders From Danish And Netherlands Owners

Hitachi Zosen of Japan recently received an additional order from J.L. Offshore Drilling A/S, Denmark, for construction of a jackup- type offshore drilling rig. This is the second of two of the same type rig to be built by Hitachi for the Danish

Bollinger Announces New Contracts at Workboat Show

Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La. has added a 220 class offshore supply vessel (OSV) to the company's continually growing series of OSV's that provide cargo capacities of much larger vessels while lowering operating costs. Scott Theriot, executive vice president,

 
 
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